Events

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

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

Virtual After School Art Club- Happy Mail

Art brings joy to so many people! Join our awesome education and outreach coordinator Serena Sanborn to create some art to send to someone you miss or even give to a family member in your house who might need a pick me up. You can use thin scrap cardboard from the recycling (like an old cereal box) , scissors and markers. You will also eventually need a stamp if you want to send this in the mail. Sending and getting mail is fun!

Join us on our Common Street Arts Facebook Page at 3:00pm on Thursday for this free virtual After School Art Club Facebook Live event with Serena Sanborn! Share your art with us on our Facebook Page or online using the hashtag #ArtAtHome — we’d love to see the awesome art you create!

Virtual Art Club for All: Buds of Trees Artwork

Using some cut buds from trees, we will draw spring buds and flowers of trees! We can learn a lot from just viewing a tree bud or flower and drawing them is super fun! You can go out ahead of time and cut three twigs from trees near you or just enjoy what Serena will have for drawing. Pencil and paper are all that is needed.

Every Tuesday, join our education and outreach coordinator Serena Sanborn for a new virtual Facebook Live event where she’ll show you how to create awesome art — there’s a new activity scheduled each week, and they’re free!

We’re encouraging you to share your creations with us on this event page after you’re done, we’d love to see your work. Or share on Instagram using the hashtag #ArtAtHome

Follow this link to join in!

https://www.facebook.com/CommonStreetArts/

Guest Artist Fridays: painting with Mary Burr

With more time spent at home during these times of social distancing, we want to provide you with art activities designed to keep you inspired and engaged.  We are planning to showcase a new local guest artist each Friday afternoon — some will be Facebook Live events, others will be Facebook Watch Parties where we can enjoy a video highlighting a local artist! https://facebook,com/commonstreetarts 

This Friday, April 10th, we will present Mary Burr, an amazing local artist who owns and operates a farm and the farm-to-table restaurant, 122 Corson, in Mercer, Maine. Mary is from Australia and will showcase her painting and her work in pastel. Mary’s video will also include some of her sheep from her farm!  Join us on Friday, April 10th for our Guest Artist Drop In with Mary!

Virtual After School Art Club- Nature Mandalas

Join our education and outreach coordinator Serena Sanborn and learn how to use gathered natural objects from outside to create fun and meditative art! Just gather a few things like acorns, twigs, pinecones or rocks to create a fun work of “land art” with us virtually via Facebook Live. If you don’t have access to the outside, you can gather some items from the junk drawer in your house! This is all about taking ordinary things and making them into sculptural works of art to photograph with a cell phone. ( ask your parents!)

Join us on our Common Street Arts Facebook Page at 3:00pm on Thursday for this free virtual After School Art Club Facebook Live event with Serena Sanborn!