Events

art happy hour: robot making for adults

Are you ever jealous of the cool robots that kids make in school? Have you ever wanted to see how a simple robot works? Join Common Street Arts to assemble and invent a unique robot to bring home. Create on your own or make one with friends! Materials will include 3d printed parts, cardboard, string, wine corks, motors, foam, duct tape and more.

$40 per person (includes one beer ticket, popcorn, and all robot materials) 21+

 

 

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!

 

art happy hour: paint by numbers

Enjoy a pint and immerse yourself with a relaxing paint-by-numbers exercise.  Choose one of three historic images of Waterville.

$25 per person (includes one beer ticket, popcorn, and all materials) 21+

 

 

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!

 

Satur-Play! in February @ Waterville Public Library!

A Saturday afternoon children’s program! We’ll be playing games, making things, telling stories, and meeting new people (and maybe furry visitors, too)! Come on down to the Waterville Public Library from and join us for the fun!

February 1 – Legos
February 8 – Valentine Bookmark Craft
February 15 – STEM Windowsill Seedlings
February 22 – Game Day
February 29 – Leap Year Tea Party (advance registration requested)

To register for the Tea Party, and FMI: Call 207-872-5433 or email ldavis@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

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

Craft Club for Adults @ Waterville Public Library!

Craft Club for Adults meets weekly on Tuesdays at 5p at the Waterville Public Library! The goal of Craft Club for Adults is to try new arts and crafts techniques. The projects focus more on having fun and being creative with the materials than on the outcome. If you like what you make, you get it take it home. No experience is necessary for any of the projects. Everyone age 18 and over is welcome!

February: 

February 4th: Upcycled T-shirt Bags (Bring your own T-Shirt)

February 11th: Nail and String Art

February 18th: Rice-Weighted Eye Masks

February 25th: Clothespin Magnets

 

FMI: Call 207-872-5433, or email librarian@watervillelibrary.org