4/11/2022 COVID Update: The State of Maine no longer requires masking or proof of vaccination to attend any public events, but individual venues are free to do so. For the latest information, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention or the State of Maine’s COVID site.

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Facebook Read-A-Loud Bedtime Edition

Join Mrs. Liz virtually on the Waterville Public Library Facebook Page for a delightful bedtime story to whisk you away to dreamland! One or more stories will be read on Thursday evenings, tune in and dream on!

Free

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Virtual Crafternoons

Online Event ME

Description of Program: 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* […]

Free
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Facebook Read-A-Loud: “Bedtime Edition”

Online Event ME

Join Mrs. Liz virtually on Waterville Public Library's Facebook page for a bedtime story! One or more stories will be read every Thursday at 7pm. Just visit: https://www.facebook.com/watervillelibrary/

Free

Folded Paper Icicles

Online Event ME

Virtual Crafternoon: Folded Paper Icicles 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 this fun craft! *In the case of a holiday, kits will be ready the […]

Free
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Rhymetime

Online Event ME

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! FACEBOOK:  https://www.facebook.com/watervillelibrary/ […]

Free

Lace-Up Ice Skates

Online Event ME

Virtual Crafternoon: Lace-Up Ice Skates 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 this fun craft! In the case of a holiday, kits will be ready the […]

Free

Hibernating Bear Craft

Online Event ME

Virtual Crafternoon: Hibernating Bear Craft 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 this fun craft! *In the case of a holiday, kits will be ready the […]

Free

Snowy Owl Pom-Pom Painting

Online Event ME

Virtual Crafternoon: Snowy Owl Pom-Pom Painting 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 this fun craft! *In the case of a holiday, kits will be ready […]

Free

Biennials: What to do When One Year Just Isn’t Enough Time

Online Event ME

Waterville Seed Library presents a three-part live virtual lecture series with Will Bonsall, director of the Scatterseed Project. Join us in Waterville Public Library’s Zoom via the links below! In Part II, we learn how to deal with the special challenges raised by biennials ike carrots, kale, onions, chard, etc. Includes strategies for overwintering and […]

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Crafternoons: Pet Bird in a Cage

Online Event ME

Crafternoons are fun weekly crafts for young children and their families! Join Mrs. Liz at 3PM on the Waterville Public Library’s Facebook page for instructions and a video demonstration. The kits for each craft will be available through Library-To-Go the Monday before the event.

Free

Celebrate Cats: Art in the Park and Art Kits for All

Head of Falls Temple Street at Front Street, Waterville, ME, United States

Celebrate Adopt-a-Cat Month with the Waterville Area Humane Society, the Waterville Public Library, and Waterville Creates. We will create vibrant cat portraits inspired by works by Laurel Burch using tempera sticks, markers, and more. We will also make ball toys to donate to the cats at the Waterville Area Humane Society and enjoy a reading […]

Free

Grand Opening Event for the North Street Community Connector StoryWalk®

North Street Community Trail 126 North Street, Waterville, ME

The Waterville Public Library and partners are delighted to announce the launch of a StoryWalk® at the North Street Community Connector Trail in Waterville, Maine! Beginning Saturday, October 23, 2021, please visit and enjoy reading the book “Daniel Finds a Poem” by Micha Archer as you walk along the trail behind the North Street playground […]

Free

Homeschool Hub

North Street Community Trail 126 North Street, Waterville, ME

Meet Mrs. Liz to walk the StoryWalk® trail followed by writing gratitude poems. Feel free to bring a snack to enjoy with each other after the program. Free for youth and their caregivers! (This event will be held, if the weather allows.)

Free

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Grab & Go Kits

Waterville Public Library 73 Elm Street, Waterville, ME

The Waterville Public Library offers Grab & Go kits for adults and teens!  The kits will be available on every other Friday of the month and distributed while supplies last. Each kit will contain the supplies and instructions for the current craft or activity. January’s projects are January 14, 2022:  Mini Canvas Art January 28, […]

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Arts in Bloom

Join Waterville Creates and community partners for our annual Arts in Bloom event, taking place in downtown Waterville on Saturday, May 14. Explore your creativity with free programs scheduled throughout the day. This seasonal event is the perfect way to celebrate spring with friends and family! Click for schedule of events.

Free

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Art in the Park

Head of Falls Temple Street at Front Street, Waterville, ME, United States

Art in the Park is back! Once again, Waterville Creates has joined forces with the Waterville Public Library and the Colby College Museum of Art to offer dynamic, creative summer programming to provide arts experiences for all. This season will kick off with a new summer reading series and will have lots of engaging arts […]

Free

Come Sing with us at the StoryWalk

North Street Recreation Area North Street (next to Alfond Youth & Community Center), Waterville, ME

Come see the opening of a new book for the StoryWalk®, “CHIRP! Chipmunk Sings for a Friend” by Jamie A. Swenson where we’ll have a musical guest leading sing-alongs! Guided walks will be available throughout, led by Waterville Public Library’s Children’s Librarian, Liz Davis, Waterville Creates’ Serena Sanborn, and representatives from the Children’s Discovery Museum. […]

Free

Late Wonders: Wesley McNair in Waterville, ME

Waterville Public Library 73 Elm Street, Waterville, ME

  Join longtime Godine author Wesley McNair for a reading from Late Wonders: New and Selected Poems. There will be a reception before the reading and a Q&A after the reading. Copies of Wesley McNair’s books will be for sale throughout the event, and a display of his books will be available for checkout. Refreshments provided […]

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Family Storytime

Waterville Public Library 73 Elm Street, Waterville, ME

February brings a new pilot -- a once-a-month Family Storytime! Saturday, February 11th 1:30-2:15 pm What is Family Storytime? Fun for children and their caregivers with music, movement, and a bit more reading than Rhymetime. The target audience is 5-8 years of age, but ALL are welcome! February's theme is Valentine's Day. Questions? Call 207-872-5433 […]

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Ashley Bryan Storytime

Schupf Art Center 93 Main Street, Waterville, ME, United States

Children and their caregivers are invited to join Waterville Public Library staff for a free read-aloud story time in the Joan Dignam Schmaltz Gallery of Art of the Paul J. Schupf Art Center! Enjoy a reading of Ashley Bryan’s picture books and then visit the Colby Museum’s exhibition Ashley Bryan/Paula Wilson: Take the World Into […]

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Ashley Bryan Storytime

Schupf Art Center 93 Main Street, Waterville, ME, United States

Children and their caregivers are invited to join Waterville Public Library staff for a free read-aloud story time! Enjoy a reading of Ashley Bryan’s picture books and then visit the Colby Museum’s exhibition Ashley Bryan/Paula Wilson: Take the World Into Your Arms to see his artwork in person. This program is suggested for children ages […]

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Make a Crankie

Castonguay Square Common Street, Waterville

What is a crankie? Join artist and illustrator Lucky Platt for a hands-on program on the crankie- a unique moving panorama storytelling tool! Originating in the early 1800’s, the crankie involves two handled spools that can be ‘cranked’ to bring movement to an illustrated scroll. Celebrate the moving image at the Maine International Film Festival […]

Free

ART IN THE PARK: VEGGIE PRINT FLAGS

Castonguay Square Common Street, Waterville

Date: August 3, 2023 Time: 3-5pm Organization: Waterville Creates, Colby College Museum of Art, and Waterville Public Library Venue: Castonguay Square, Corner of Front and Main Streets, Waterville This event is free and open for all ages. Did you know you can make stamps out of vegetables? Inspired by the book Our Little Kitchen, we will use vegetables from the […]

EARTH JAMS! A CONCERT WITH MATT LOOSIGAN

Waterville Public Library 73 Elm Street, Waterville, ME

Date: Wednesday, August 9 Time: 2–3pm Organization: Waterville Public Library Venue: Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm St, Waterville Join us at the Waterville Public Library on Wednesday, August 9 from 2–3pm! Jump on the Song Toboggan and sing-a-long with Matt Loosigian of Earth Jams. Matt is a Brunswick, ME based folk singer, guitarist, and songwriter specializing in playful, funny songs […]

Free

Nosh & Knock Off – POSTPONED

Waterville Public Library 73 Elm Street, Waterville, ME

Postponed - click for more info Nosh & Knock Off, an interactive mystery event, will occur at the Waterville Public Library on Saturday, October 28, 2023! Be a part of our "welcome back, better than ever year!" This 5th annual fundraiser promises to be a not-to-be-missed event of the season! Nosh & Knock Off 2023 […]

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