Events

Lecture by Earle Shettleworth

Join the Waterville Historical Society for a lecture by Earle Shettleworth shares about The Architecture of Colby’s Old and New Campuses. Anyone who has had the pleasure of attending a lecture from Mr. Shettleworth knows this will be a great event.

music from around the world

Musicians from the Snow Pond Center for the Arts will present an international musical performance.  Musicians will introduce participants to instruments from around the world. Families are invited to create individual works of art while listening to music!

 

family game cafe

Each time we play games we are transported to another world. Explore board games that bring us on journeys, offer adventure and learning, from the more contemporary game, Settlers of Catan to the more traditional, Oregon Trail.

This event is free + open to the public.

kids art yoga

Let’s bend, stretch, and move while drawing inspiration from the works of art on view in the Youth Art Month exhibition! This is our third consecutive year for this popular event which creates yoga poses based on work in the exhibition. Join us for some creative movement in the gallery!  Recommended for ages 6-10. Instructor: Stephanie Pinette.

Free but registration is required. Limit 12.

arts around the world

What type of art is made in Mexico, Iran, Vietnam, and China? Explore art throughout the world and become inspired by artists from different countries. Members from the International Club at Colby College will be on hand to make and create with us!

 

Rhymetime: for Babies, Toddlers and Their Grownups!

Babies are born ready to learn! By singing, clapping, and sharing stories with their grownups, children from birth to age 3 gain valuable skills and knowledge for later learning success. Join us for a half-hour of active fun in the Children’s department on Friday,10:30-11am at the Waterville Public Library!

February 7: Letter W
February 14: Letter X
February 21: Letter Y
February 28: Letter Z

This program is free, and open to the public.

For more information, please call (207) 872-5433, or email ldavis@watervillelibrary.org

Uke ‘N Be Happy! Ukuleles at the Library

If you play the Ukulele, are learning, or are just curious, join the Ukulele Group on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at the Waterville Public Library from 5:30-7pm.

The  group is informal, participants learn from each other and enjoy strumming and singing all kinds of music.

Coaching is available and there are instruments to try if you don’t have your own.

The group uses “The Daily Uke, 365 Songs for Better Living” by Liz and Jim Beloff, but continue to glean songs from other sources. The Library has copies has of both Liz and Jim’s books to check out.

The book is also available for sale locally at Downhome Music in Fairfield  http://downhomemusicshop.com/db/index.php
Or, through the authors’ website http://www.dailyukulele.com/

These online resources are useful for beginners:

 

These events are free, and open to the public. For more information, please call (207) 872-5433, or email librarian@watervillelibrary.org

Rhymetime: for Babies, Toddlers and Their Grownups!

Babies are born ready to learn! By singing, clapping, and sharing stories with their grownups, children from birth to age 3 gain valuable skills and knowledge for later learning success. Join us for a half-hour of active fun in the Children’s department on Friday,10:30-11am at the Waterville Public Library!

February 7: Letter W
February 14: Letter X
February 21: Letter Y
February 28: Letter Z

This program is free, and open to the public.

For more information, please call (207) 872-5433, or email ldavis@watervillelibrary.org

Sadie the Reader Dog

Reader Dog Visit for Kids!

Our therapy dog friends from Kennebec Valley Love on a Leash will be in this afternoon for read-aloud time and visiting! For kids who want to practice their reading skills and for families who want a fun, calming read-aloud opportunity. Spend 15 minutes with a dog who loves to listen. Bring your own favorite book, or borrow one from our shelves.

For more information, please call (207) 680-2604 or email ldavis@watervillelibrary.org.
Want to get involved with Love on a Leash, or host a program of your own? Head to https://www.loveonaleash.org/Chapters/List-of-Chapters.aspx?st=ME for contact information for our local chapters!

Rhymetime: for Babies, Toddlers and Their Grownups!

Babies are born ready to learn! By singing, clapping, and sharing stories with their grownups, children from birth to age 3 gain valuable skills and knowledge for later learning success. Join us for a half-hour of active fun in the Children’s department on Friday,10:30-11am at the Waterville Public Library!

February 7: Letter W
February 14: Letter X
February 21: Letter Y
February 28: Letter Z

This program is free, and open to the public.

For more information, please call (207) 872-5433, or email ldavis@watervillelibrary.org