Events

Facebook Read-A-Loud: *Bedtime Edition*

 Join Mrs. Liz virtually on Facebook Live for a bedtime story! One or more stories will be read every Thursday at 7pm, and you can join us through the Waterville Public Library’s Facebook page!
Virtual Crafternoons with Waterville Public Library!

Virtual Crafternoons for December 2020

Crafternoon might not be happening in the Library, but you can still participate from home! Join Mrs. Liz at 3PM on the Waterville Public Library’s Facebook page for instructions on how you and your kids can make a fun craft! The kits for each craft will be available through Library to go the Monday* before the event.

12/1:   Sweater Bear, Color & String 
12/8:   Cup Cake Liner Cardinal 
12/15: Wildlife Cardboard Ornament 
12/22: Paper Plate Gingerbread House 
12/29: New Year’s Wishing Wands 

FB: https://www.facebook.com/watervillelibrary/

*In the case of a holiday, kits will be ready the Friday before.
^Library To Go is a contactless outside pickup service. Library To Go hours are currently M-F, 1p-5p.

Take pictures of the results and share them in the comments of the video, we’d love to see what you create!

Facebook Read-A-Loud: *Bedtime Edition*

 Join Mrs. Liz virtually on Facebook Live for a bedtime story! One or more stories will be read every Thursday at 7pm, and you can join us through the Waterville Public Library’s Facebook page!
Virtual Crafternoons with Waterville Public Library!

Virtual Crafternoons for December 2020

Crafternoon might not be happening in the Library, but you can still participate from home! Join Mrs. Liz at 3PM on the Waterville Public Library’s Facebook page for instructions on how you and your kids can make a fun craft! The kits for each craft will be available through Library to go the Monday* before the event.

12/1:   Sweater Bear, Color & String 
12/8:   Cup Cake Liner Cardinal 
12/15: Wildlife Cardboard Ornament 
12/22: Paper Plate Gingerbread House 
12/29: New Year’s Wishing Wands 

FB: https://www.facebook.com/watervillelibrary/

*In the case of a holiday, kits will be ready the Friday before.
^Library To Go is a contactless outside pickup service. Library To Go hours are currently M-F, 1p-5p.

Take pictures of the results and share them in the comments of the video, we’d love to see what you create!

Facebook Live Rhymetime!

Mrs. Liz will be hosting Rhymetime over Facebook Live at 10:30am right on the Library’s Facebook page! We might not be physically in the Library, but Mrs. Liz would still love you have you and your child come sing and read with her! Interact through the comments below the video as it’s happening! 

12/4:   Letter “N” 

12/11: Letter “O” 

12/18: Letter “P” 

12/25 – Christmas Day – No Rhymetime 

If you don’t have something to use as a shaker egg already, here’s Mrs. Liz’s “How to Make a Shaker” instruction video! There’s a variety of options to help you figure out what materials work for you. 

https://www.facebook.com/watervillelibrary/videos/512423373041076/ 

Facebook Read-A-Loud: *Bedtime Edition*

 Join Mrs. Liz virtually on Facebook Live for a bedtime story! One or more stories will be read every Thursday at 7pm, and you can join us through the Waterville Public Library’s Facebook page!

Winter Solstice Luminary Project

WINTER SOLSTICE LUMINARY PROJECT

The Winter Solstice Luminary Project will expand and amplify the Art Kits for All program across Waterville — literally lighting up the city by providing luminary kits to approximately 1,600 students enrolled in the Waterville Public Schools.  Waterville Creates, in collaboration with community partners, including the Colby College Museum of Art, Kennebec Montessori School, Waterville School District, Family Violence Project, Waterville Parent Teacher Association and the Children’s Discovery Museum will distribute kits to area schools on Thursday, December 17.  The free kits will include materials for two luminaries per kit along with battery operated candles. Students and their families are encouraged to place the crafted luminaries at their homes and businesses throughout the city on December 21 between 4 and 6:30 p.m. to collectively celebrate the winter solstice.

The Winter Solstice Luminary Project is part of the very successful Art Kits for All program which was launched in May 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. This program is an innovative, collaborative program designed to keep families engaged and connected to the arts. By providing free art supplies and instructions, this program offers high-quality, accessible art experiences in a completely reimagined way. To date, over 1,600 art kits have been distributed to hundreds of area families since mid-April.  This is the largest single distribution that the Art Kit team has undertaken.

The Winter Solstice is the shortest day and longest night of the year and occurs each December in the Northern Hemisphere. The solstice event occurs as a direct result of the Earth’s tilt and relative position to the sun. In many cultures throughout the world, people have holidays and festivities that involve lights to celebrate the Solstice. Creating luminaries around the solstice is a tradition that dates back thousands of years.

For kit instructions, click HERE.

Thank you to our ambassador sponsors: Kennebec Savings Bank, MaineGeneral Health, Colby Center for the Arts + Humanities and our advocate sponsor, Bangor Savings Bank for their continued support.

Window to the World Book Club Discussion – Asia

The next discussion for the Window to the World Book Club will be happening via Zoom, where we will talk about the books we read and what we learned about the culture of countries in Asia! This covers what was read and what activities were done throughout November 15th to December 14th.

This meeting will not be recorded or posted anywhere, it’s for attendees only.

From September 15th, 2020 through May 15th, 2021, students from 4th – 6th grade will virtually travel to different regions of the world through the pages of a novel! Choose a work of fiction set in the designated destination. Write a virtual postcard and earn extra badges for your “suitcase” by completing a fun activity. Before we journey together to the next book, we will meet via Zoom and share insights with one another!

Sign up for the Window to the World Book Club to track your progress and to get the Zoom meeting code through Waterville Public Library’s Beanstack, https://watervillelibrary.beanstack.org

Questions? Call 872-5433, or email Ms. Liz at [email protected]

Virtual Crafternoons with Waterville Public Library!

Virtual Crafternoons for December 2020

Crafternoon might not be happening in the Library, but you can still participate from home! Join Mrs. Liz at 3PM on the Waterville Public Library’s Facebook page for instructions on how you and your kids can make a fun craft! The kits for each craft will be available through Library to go the Monday* before the event.

12/1:   Sweater Bear, Color & String 
12/8:   Cup Cake Liner Cardinal 
12/15: Wildlife Cardboard Ornament 
12/22: Paper Plate Gingerbread House 
12/29: New Year’s Wishing Wands 

FB: https://www.facebook.com/watervillelibrary/

*In the case of a holiday, kits will be ready the Friday before.
^Library To Go is a contactless outside pickup service. Library To Go hours are currently M-F, 1p-5p.

Take pictures of the results and share them in the comments of the video, we’d love to see what you create!

Facebook Live Rhymetime!

Mrs. Liz will be hosting Rhymetime over Facebook Live at 10:30am right on the Library’s Facebook page! We might not be physically in the Library, but Mrs. Liz would still love you have you and your child come sing and read with her! Interact through the comments below the video as it’s happening! 

12/4:   Letter “N” 

12/11: Letter “O” 

12/18: Letter “P” 

12/25 – Christmas Day – No Rhymetime 

If you don’t have something to use as a shaker egg already, here’s Mrs. Liz’s “How to Make a Shaker” instruction video! There’s a variety of options to help you figure out what materials work for you. 

https://www.facebook.com/watervillelibrary/videos/512423373041076/