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Waterville Public Library

73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
872-5433 http://watervillelibrary.org

May 2018

Teen Movie Night: Ant-Man

May 3, 2018, 4:00 PM6:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Join us in the Bartlett Room for Teens at 4:00 p.m. every Thursday for a screening of a popular movie! The movie changes every week. This week, we’ll be showing Ant Man (PG-13). This event is free and is open to attendees ages 11-18. Light refreshments will be provided. More Information »

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Free Comic Book Day

May 5, 2018, 10:00 AM12:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops and libraries across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes in. We will hand out comics from 10 AM until noon or until we run out. Costumes are encouraged, but not required! While we hand out comics, we'll also be hosting a cosplay challenge! Using art supplies and reclaimed materials, participants will be challenged to create a…

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Move & Groove with Ms. Jenn: Lively Number 5!

May 5, 2018, 10:30 AM11:00 AM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Join us for a singing, dancing storytime with our friend Ms. Jenn for a great time for kids 3 and up with their grownups. This time, its Cinco de Mayo, so it'll be all about the number 5. Get ready to move! For more about Ms. Jenn, check out her Facebook page.

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Monster and Super Hero Selfies

May 5, 2018, 1:00 PM2:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Create with awesome artist and illustrator Russ Cox! He will be instructing visitors on how to make a monster or super hero selfie! Make yourself into a comic book character, or draw a friend as one. All ages are encouraged to try their hand at making themselves into a dynamic and fun comic book character! Sponsored by Waterville Creates!, this event will take place in the Fireplace room after the Free Comic Book Day festivities.

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Belonging in this space: Stories about Maine’s Jews

May 8, 2018, 1:00 PM2:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Jews have called Maine home for over 200 years — come discover some of their experiences. Colby students will share stories about Jewish-Franco relations in the early 20th century, Jewish back-to-the-landers, and local Jewish artists.   Presenters: Ling Ding, Colby ’18 Sam Sessions, Colby ’21 Sarah Shoer, Colby ’18 Amy Waterman, Maine State Museum   Organized and moderated by David Freidenreich, Colby College Image Credit: “Clapping the Rhythm” by Jane Banquer — a woodcut image of Waterville’s Beth Israel Congregation…

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Essentials of College Planning and Financial Aid

May 9, 2018, 10:00 AM1:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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This interactive workshop touches on the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career and study skills. Registration required. Register by visiting http://meoc.maine.edu/workshops/workshop-schedule/ or by calling 1.800.281.3703.

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Teen Movie Night: Paddington 2

May 10, 2018, 4:00 PM6:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Join us in the Bartlett Room for Teens at 4:00 p.m. every Thursday for a screening of a popular movie! This week, we'll be showing Paddington 2 (PG). This event is free and open to attendees ages 11-18. Light refreshments will be provided. More Information

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Teen Maker Monday: Finger Puppet Superheroes

May 14, 2018, 3:00 PM4:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Join us in the Teen Room at the Waterville Public Library and make something amazing! Every Monday afternoon at 3:00, we'll be creating something new. We provide the supplies, you bring the creativity! On Monday, May 14, come create miniature versions of your favorite superheroes! This event is free, and open to attendees ages 11-18. Location: Bartlett Room for Teens.

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Crafternoons: Caterpillar Bookmarks

May 15, 2018, 2:30 PM4:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Looking for a way to brighten up your child's day? Bring him or her on down to the Library for Crafternoons! Drop in anytime between 2:30 and 4:00 any Tuesday to participate in a fun craft. Children under 7 must be accompanied by a grown-up helper. This week: Caterpillar Bookmarks!

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Teen Movie Night: Jurassic Park

May 17, 2018, 4:00 PM6:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Join us in the Bartlett Room for Teens at 4:00 every Thursday for a screening of a popular movie! This week, we'll be showing Jurassic Park (PG-13). This screening is free and is open to attendees ages 11-18. Light refreshments will be provided. More Information »

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Storytime with the Cat in the Hat!

May 19, 2018, 10:30 AM11:30 AM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Come to the Waterville Public Library for a very special story time with Cat in the Hat from the Waterville Opera House's upcoming Seussical: The Musical, played by Rebecca Singer! This program is free, and open to the public. For more information, please call 872-5433 or email librarian@watervillelibrary.org. Part of Arts in Bloom! For more information on the rest of the free Arts in Bloom events on May 19, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/355722651602929/.

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Opening Reception for Fish in Bloom

May 19, 2018, 12:30 PM2:30 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Be sure to check out Jean Ann Pollard and Laurie Sproul’s “Fish in Bloom” exhibition at the Waterville Public Library! Then meet the artists who made it possible and learn about what inspired the exhibit. EXHIBIT DATES MAY 19, 2018 – JUNE 21, 2018 RECEPTION WITH THE ARTISTS SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2018, 12:30P-2:30P Light refreshments will be provided. Admission to the exhibit and the reception is free.

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Frogs and Salamanders in Your Backyard

May 19, 2018, 1:00 PM2:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Join Cathy Bevier (Colby College) and Serena Sanborn (Waterville Creates!) to meet and learn about frogs and salamanders that you might encounter in local streams, ponds, gardens, and backyards. We will have a short presentation on the eighteen different amphibian species found in Maine, and activities to learn how to identify these. Catherine Bevier is a Professor of Biology at Colby College. She earned her B.S. in Biology at Indiana University, and her Ph.D. in Ecology at the University of…

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Teen Maker Monday: Mini Sushi Plushies

May 21, 2018, 3:00 PM4:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Join us in the Teen Room at the Waterville Public Library and make something amazing! Every Monday at 3:00, we'll be creating something new. We provide the supplies; you bring the creativity! On Monday, May 21, we'll be sewing adorable plush versions of different types of sushi! This event is free, and open to attendees ages 11-18.

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Crafternoons: Hatching Clothespin Bird Eggs

May 22, 2018, 2:30 PM4:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Looking for a way to brighten up your child's day? Bring him or her to the Library for Crafternoons! Drop in anytime between 2:30 and 4:00 any Tuesday to participate in a fun craft! Children under 7 must be accompanied by a grown-up helper. This week: Hatching Clothespin Bird Eggs!

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Come Read with the Reader Dogs!

May 22, 2018, 3:30 PM4:30 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Our therapy dog friends from Kennebec Valley Love on a Leash will be in this afternoon for read-aloud time! Great 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. Spaces are limited, so eservations are strongly encouraged. Go HERE to register for a slot! You can call 680-2604 or…

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Anime & Art for Teens: RWBY

May 23, 2018, 3:00 PM4:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Discover a different anime every month and practice your drawing skills with friends in the Teen Room at the Waterville Public Library! This month's anime is RWBY! Cos-play is welcome, but not required. These events are free, and open to attendees ages 11-18. RWBY: "RWBY is an animated series from Rooster Teeth, directed by Monty Oum. The story focuses on a group of four girls in their first year at a legendary academy where they will learn to fight monsters."…

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Rise, Decline and Renewal: The Democratic Party in Maine

May 23, 2018, 4:00 PM5:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Rise, Decline and Renewal tells the remarkable story of the Maine Democratic Party – how it suddenly rose from irrelevance in 1954 with the election of Governor Ed Muskie, successfully challenged the ruling Republican Party over the next two decades, and initiated a creative period of wide-ranging reforms that produced a model government for a state long perceived as a cultural and economic backwater. Prosperity was clouded by leadership failures, however, then succeeded by political and institutional decline. The vision…

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Teen Movie Night: Black Panther

May 24, 2018, 4:00 PM6:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Join us in the Bartlett Room for Teens at 4:00 every Thursday for a screening of a popular movie! The movie changes every week. This week, we'll be showing Black Panther (PG-13). This event is free and open to attendees ages 11-18. Light refreshments will be provided. More Information »

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Crafternoons: Fish Wind-Socks

May 29, 2018, 2:30 PM4:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Looking for a way to brighten up your child's day? Bring him or her to the Library for Crafternoons! Drop in anytime between 2:30 and 4:00 any Tuesday to participate in a fun craft! Children under 7 must be accompanied by a grown-up helper. This week, we'll be making First Wind Socks.

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Tabletop Role Playing Game for Teens & Tweens

May 29, 2018, 3:00 PM5:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Come to the Waterville Public Library  and join us in exploring unknown worlds! We will be playing Dead Simple, a paper and pencil role playing game, where you control a character and go on quests for fame, fortune and glory! Participants can build their character in advance, or choose an available pre-made character. You can download a character sheet here. The event is free and open to attendees ages 10 to 18.  Registration is required; there are 10 spots available.…

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Teen Movie Night: Hotel Transylvania

May 31, 2018, 4:00 PM6:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Join us in the Bartlett Room for Teens at 4:00 p.m. every Thursday for a screening of a popular movie! This week, we’ll be showing Hotel Transylvania (PG). This event is free and open to attendees ages 11-18. Light refreshments will be provided. More Information »

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June 2018

Move & Groove with Ms. Jenn: What Do You Find in a Garden?

June 2, 2018, 10:30 AM11:00 AM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Join us for a singing, dancing story time with our friend, Ms. Jenn! This time, we're going into the garden! A great time for kids 3 and up with their grownups! Get ready to move! For more about Ms. Jenn, check out her Facebook page.

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Teen Maker Monday: Cartoon Character Bookmarks

June 4, 2018, 3:00 PM4:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Join us in the Teen Room at the Waterville Public Library and make something amazing! Every Monday at 3:00, we'll be creating something new. We provide the supplies; you bring the creativity! On Monday, June 4, come create bookmarks celebrating your favorite cartoons! This event is free, and open to attendees ages 11-18.

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Essentials of College Planning and Financial Aid

June 5, 2018, 10:30 AM12:30 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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This interactive workshop touches on the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career and study skills. This workshop is free, but advance registration is required. Register at http://meoc.maine.edu/workshops/workshop-schedule/ or 1-800-281-3703.

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Crafternoons: Paper Plate Lobsters & Crabs

June 5, 2018, 2:30 PM4:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Looking for a way to brighten your child's day? Bring him or her on down to the Library for Crafternoons! Drop in anytime between 2:30 and 4:00 p.m. any Tuesday to participate in a fun craft! Children under 7 must be accompanied by a grown-up helper. This week, we'll b making lobsters and crabs out of paper plates!

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Teen Movie Night: Doctor Strange

June 7, 2018, 4:00 PM6:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Join us in the Bartlett Room for Teens at 4:00 every Thursday for a screening of a popular movie! The movie changes every week. This week, we'll be showing Doctor Strange (PG-13). This event is free and is open to attendees ages 11-18. Light refreshments will be provided. More Information »

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Crafternoons: Rubber-band-jos

June 12, 2018, 2:30 PM4:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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  lid banjo's Looking for a way to brighten your child’s day? Bring him or her on down to the Library for Crafternoons! Drop in anytime between 2:30 and 4:00 p.m. any Tuesday to participate in a fun craft! Children under 7 must be accompanied by a grown-up helper. This week, we’ll b making lobsters and crabs out of paper plates! This week: “Rubber-band-jos”!

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Teen Movie Night: A Wrinkle in Time

June 14, 2018, 4:00 PM6:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Join us in the Bartlett Room for Teens at 4pm every Thursday for a screening of a popular movie! The movie changes every week. This event is free, and open to attendees ages 11-18. Light refreshments will be provided. Click for more details

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Teen Maker Monday: Book Hedgehogs

June 18, 2018, 3:00 PM4:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
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Join us in the Teen Room at the Waterville Public Library and make something amazing! Every Monday at 3:00 pm, we'll be creating something new. We provide the supplies, you bring the creativity! You're a hedgehog, Harry! On Monday, June 18, create adorable hedgehogs out of old paperbacks! This event is free, and open to attendees ages 11-18.

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Essentials of College Planning and Financial Aid

June 19, 2018, 10:30 AM12:30 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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This interactive workshop touches on the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career and study skills. This workshop is free, but advance registration is required. Register at http://meoc.maine.edu/workshops/workshop-schedule/ or 1-800-281-3703.

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Crafternoons: Paper Plate Jellyfish!

June 19, 2018, 2:30 PM4:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Looking for a way to brighten up your child's day? Bring him or her on down to the Library for Crafternoons! Drop in anytime between 2:30 and 4:00 PM every Tuesday to participate in a fun craft! hildren under 7 must be accompanied by a grown-up helper. This week: Paper Plate Jellyfish!

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Teen Movie Night: Love, Simon

June 21, 2018, 4:00 PM6:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Join us in the Bartlett Room for Teens at 4:00 p.m. every Thursday for a screening of a popular movie! The movie changes every week. This week, we'll be showing Love, Simon (PG-13). This screening is free and is open to attendees ages 11-18. Light refreshments will be provided. More Information »

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Teen Maker Monday: Wire Wrapped Rings

June 25, 2018, 3:00 PM4:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
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Join us in the Teen Room at the Waterville Public Library and make something amazing! Every Monday at 3:00, we'll be creating something new. We provide the supplies, you bring the creativity! On Monday, June 25, learn how to make your own rings out of wire and beads! This event is free, and open to attendees ages 11-18.

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Crafternoons: Vietnamese Kite Making!

June 26, 2018, 2:00 PM4:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Looking for a way to brighten up your child's day? Bring him or her on down to the library for Crafternoons! Drop in anytime between 2:00 and 4:00 every Tuesday during the summer to participate in a fun craft! (Children under 7 must be accompanied by a grown-up helper.) This week: Vietnamese Kite Making!

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Dead Simple: A Role-Playing Game

June 26, 2018, 3:00 PM5:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Come to the Waterville Public Library on June 26 and join us in exploring unknown worlds! We will be playing Dead Simple, a paper and pencil roleplaying game, where you control a character and go on quests for fame, fortune and glory! Participants can build their character in advance, or choose an available pre-made character. (Click to see the character sheet.) The event is free and open to attendees ages 10 to 18.

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Cosplay PJ Party for Teens

June 27, 2018, 3:00 PM4:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Wear pajama or kigurumi versions of your favorite cosplay and play board games in the Teen Room! The library has a collection of games to choose from, and attendees are welcome to bring their favorite, age-appropriate board games. This event is free, and open to attendees ages 11-18. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Teen Movie Night: The Greatest Showman

June 28, 2018, 4:00 PM6:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Join us in the Bartlett Room for Teens at 4:00 every Thursday for a screening of a popular movie! The movie changes every week. This week, we'll be showing The Greatest Showman (PG-13). This event is free and is open to attendees ages 11-18. Light refreshments will be provided. More Information »

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July 2018

Crafternoons: Paper Tube Rockets

July 3, 2018, 2:00 PM4:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Looking for a way to brighten up your child's day? Bring him or her on down to the Library for Crafternoons! Drop in anytime between 2:00 and 4:00 any Tuesday during the summer to participate in a fun craft! This week, we'll be making paper tube rockets!  Children under 7 must be accompanied by a grown-up helper.

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Teen Anime Night: Black Butler (Episodes 1-4)

July 5, 2018, 4:00 PM6:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Teen Movie Night is becoming Teen Anime Night for the summer! Through July and August, come to the Teen Room every week and enjoy a different anime!  If there's an anime you'd like to watch in August, please email your suggestion to staylor@watervilelibrary. These events are free, and open to attendees ages 11-18. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information on this week's anime, go here.

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Tanabata Cosplay

July 7, 2018, 11:00 AM2:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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MACE (Maine Association of Cosplay Enthusiasts), Cirque du Geek, and the Waterville Public Library are teaming up again to bring a festival themed meetup to Maine! Tanabata, also known as the star festival, is a Japanese celebration where people come together to celebrate by making wishes tied to trees and participate in traditional bon dances. As such, we'll be writing our wishes and tying them to bamboo and trying our annual bon dance! This is great time to break out…

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Essentials of College Planning and Financial Aid

July 10, 2018, 10:30 AM12:30 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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This interactive workshop touches on the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career and study skills. Advance registration required. Register for a workshop at http://meoc.maine.edu/workshops/workshop-schedule/ or by calling 1-800-281-3703.

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Crafternoons: Paper Plate Stringrays

July 10, 2018, 2:00 PM4:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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\Looking for a way to brighten up your child's day? Bring him or her on down to the Library for Crafternoons! Drop in anytime between 2:00 and 4:00 any Tuesday during the summer to participate in a fun craft! (Children under 7 must be accompanied by a grown-up helper.) This week, we'll be making stringrays out of paper plates.

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Weird Science

July 11, 2018, 1:00 PM2:30 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
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Weird Science is back! Join us 1:00 – 2:30 in the Children's Department at the Waterville Public Library to take part in an exciting science experiment! Experiments will be led by a group of Waterville Senior High School Students, and are geared towards kids ages 7 and up. Kids under the age of 7 should be accompanied by an adult lab assistant.   

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Persona 5: The Animation (Episodes 1-4)

July 12, 2018, 4:00 PM6:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Teen Movie Night is becoming Teen Anime Night for the summer!  Through July and August, come to the Teen Room every week and enjoy a different anime!  If there's an anime you'd like to watch in August, please email your suggestion to staylor@watervilelibrary.org  These events are free, and open to attendees ages 11-18. Light refreshments will be provided.  This week, we'll have Persona5: The Animation: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8010544/? More Information »

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Imagination Storytime with Under-the-Sea Guest!

July 14, 2018, 10:30 AM11:30 AM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
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Join us for a special Storytime event with a well-known undersea princess! She’ll be reading stories and taking pictures. This event is free and open to children of all ages and their grownups. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Crafternoons: Pet Rock Making!

July 17, 2018, 2:00 PM4:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
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Looking for a way to brighten up your child’s day? Bring them on down to the Library for Crafternoons! Drop in anytime between 2 and 4PM every Tuesday to participate in a fun craft! Children under 7 must be accompanied by a grown-up helper. This week: Pet Rock Making! FMI: Call 680-2604 or email librarian@watervillelibrary.org

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Weird Science

July 18, 2018, 1:00 PM2:30 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Weird Science is back! Join us 1-2:30pm in the Children's department at the Waterville Public Library to take part in an exciting science experiment! Experiments will be led by a group of Waterville Senior High School Students, and are geared towards kids ages 7 and up. Kids under the age of 7 should be accompanied by an adult lab assistant. For more information, please call (207) 872-5433, or email librarian@watervillelibrary.org 

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Teen Anime Night

July 19, 2018, 4:00 PM6:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Ouran High School Host Club (Episodes 1-4) Teen Movie Night is becoming Teen Anime Night for the summer! Through July and August, come to the Teen Room every week and enjoy a different anime! If there's an anime you'd like to watch in August, please email your suggestion to staylor@watervilelibrary.org These events are free, and open to attendees ages 11-18. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, please call (207) 872-5433, or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org More info on today's episodes:…

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Essentials of College Planning and Financial Aid

July 24, 2018, 10:30 AM12:30 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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This interactive workshop touches on the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career and study skills. Advance registration required. Register for a workshop at http://meoc.maine.edu/workshops/workshop-schedule/ or by calling 1-800-281-3703.

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Crafternoons: Magnetic Fishing Game

July 24, 2018, 2:00 PM4:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Looking for a way to brighten up your child's day? Bring them on down to the Library for Crafternoons! Drop in anytime between 2:00 and 4PM every Tuesday during the summer to participate in a fun craft! Children under 7 must be accompanied by a grown-up helper. This week: Magnetic Fishing Game! FMI: Call 680-2604 or email librarian@watervillelibrary.org

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Tabletop RPG Adventure for Teens and Tweens

July 24, 2018, 3:00 PM5:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Come to the Waterville Public Library on July 24th from 3-5pm and join us in exploring unknown worlds! We will be playing Dead Simple, a paper and pencil roleplaying game, where you control a character and go on quests for fame, fortune and glory! Participants can build their character in advance, or choose an available pre-made character. Click for more info.

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Clothes Peg Mermaids

July 31, 2018, 2:00 PM4:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Looking for a way to brighten up your child's day? Bring them on down to the Library for Crafternoons! Drop in anytime between 2:00 and 4PM every Tuesday to participate in a fun craft! Children under 7 must be accompanied by a grown-up helper. This week: Clothes Peg Mermaids! FMI: Call 680-2604 or email librarian@watervillelibrary.org

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August 2018

Crafternoons: Clay Cacti!

August 7, 2018, 2:30 PM4:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Looking for a way to brighten up your child's day? Bring them on down to the Library for Crafternoons! Drop in anytime between 2:30 and 4PM every Tuesday to participate in a fun craft. We do something different every week!   This Month: 8/7: Clay Cacti 8/14: Paper Plate Whales 8/21: Paper Heart Mice 8/27: Pasta Shell Snails   Children under 7 must be accompanied by a grown-up helper.   FMI: Call 680-2604 or email librarian@watervillelibrary.org

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New Children’s Librarian Meet and Greet with Ice Cream

August 8, 2018, 2:30 PM5:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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  The Library is so excited to welcome our new Children's Librarian, Liz Davis!  Stop by the Children's Room to meet her and say hi and have some ice cream! She is excited to meet the kids and families (and grownups!) of this community! Please help us welcome her!   FMI: 207-872-5433, librarian@watervillelibrary.org

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Earth Jams! with Matt Loosigian

August 11, 2018, 10:30 AM11:30 AM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Sing and dance and make your own music with Matt!   (www.earthjams.com ) "Jump on the Song Toboggan and sing-a-long with Matt Loosigian of Earth Jams.   "Matt is a Woolwich, ME based folk singer, guitarist, and songwriter specializing in playful, funny songs about ecology and being green. Join him as he works his musical magic in this interactive and fun music show.   "Loosigian has the unique ability to capture and keep the attention of children from babies through elementary…

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Crafternoons

August 21, 2018, 2:30 PM4:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Looking for a way to brighten up your child's day? Bring them on down to the Library for Crafternoons! Drop in anytime between 2:30 and 4PM every Tuesday to participate in a fun craft. We do something different every week! Today: Paper Heart Mice  This Month: 8/7: Clay Cacti 8/14: Paper Plate Whales 8/21: Paper Heart Mice 8/28: Pasta Shell Snails   Children under 7 must be accompanied by a grown-up helper.   FMI: Call 680-2604 or email librarian@watervillelibrary.org

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Therapy Dog Visit for Teens

August 21, 2018, 4:00 PM5:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Visit to the library and unwind with a furry friend! Our friends, the therapy dogs from Kennebec Valley Love on a Leash will be visiting teens at the Waterville Public Library on Tuesday, August 21st from 4-5pm! Stop by and relax with friendly puppers!    This event is free and open to attendees ages 11-18.     For more information, please call (207) 872-5433 or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org. 

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Crafternoons

August 28, 2018, 2:30 PM4:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Looking for a way to brighten up your child's day? Bring them on down to the Library for Crafternoons! Drop in anytime between 2:30 and 4PM every Tuesday to participate in a fun craft. We do something different every week! Today: Pasta Shell Snails   This Month: 8/7: Clay Cacti 8/14: Paper Plate Whales 8/21: Paper Heart Mice 8/28: Pasta Shell Snails   Children under 7 must be accompanied by a grown-up helper.   FMI: Call 680-2604 or email librarian@watervillelibrary.org

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Teen Anime Night

August 30, 2018, 4:00 PM6:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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  Teen Movie Night is Teen Anime Night for the summer!   Through the end of August, come to the Teen Room at the Waterville Public Library every Thursday and enjoy a different anime!  Thursday, August 30th @ 4-6pm: Attack on Titan: Junior High (Episodes 1-4)    These events are free, and open to attendees ages 11-18. Light refreshments will be provided.  For more information, please call (207) 872-5433, or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org   More Information »

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September 2018

Crafternoons

September 4, 2018, 2:30 PM4:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 2:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until September 25, 2018

Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Looking for a way to brighten up your child's day? Bring them on down to the Library for Crafternoons! Drop in anytime between 2:30 and 4PM every Tuesday to participate in a fun craft. We do something different every week! Coming up: 9/25: Clay & Pinecone Animals Children under 7 must be accompanied by a grown-up helper. FMI: Call 680-2604 or email librarian@watervillelibrary.org

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Cirque du Geek 2018

September 7, 2018September 9, 2018
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Including events based around,anime, manga, movies, art, cosplay, and more, Cirque du Geek is a celebration of everything that excites us about being a geek! It is a FREE, 3-day convention that takes place at the Waterville Public Library and in participating Waterville businesses every September. Click for more info:

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Satur-Play

September 8, 2018, 1:00 PM2:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Starting Sept 8, 2018, come to the library every Saturday from 1-2 in the afternoon to play games, make things, tell stories, and meet new people. Click for more info

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Art + Storytelling: Wind in the Willows

September 29, 2018, 11:00 AM12:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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This special edition of Art + Storytelling will take place at the Waterville Public Library as part of the artist Carly Glovinski's exhibition. After finding artworks that look curiously like books on the shelves of the library, we will read excerpts from The Wind in the Willows. This program is designed for toddlers through early elementary and their caregivers.  Click for more info.

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October 2018

Crafternoons

October 9, 2018, 2:30 PM4:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 2:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until October 30, 2018

Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Looking for a way to brighten up your child's day? Bring them on down to the Library for Crafternoons! Drop in anytime between 2:30 and 4PM every Tuesday to participate in a fun craft. We do something different every week! This Month:     10/9/18: Leaf People!   10/16/18: Masking Tape Mummies   10/23/18: Q-Tip/Cotton Swab Skeletons     10/30/18: Paper Plate Candy Corn Banners & Treat Baskets Children under 7 must be accompanied by a grown-up helper. FMI: Call 680-2604 or email ldavis@watervillelibrary.org

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Celebrating Librarian Sarah Sugden

October 18, 2018, 4:00 PM6:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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All are invited to a Celebrate Sarah! Event on Thursday, October 18, 2018, 4p-6p at the Waterville Public Library. After serving as the transformative and inspirational director of the Waterville Public Library since 2005, Sarah Sugden will be leaving Waterville at the end of October. Sarah is moving on to new challenges and opportunities in Green Bay, Wisconsin where she will be the director of the Brown County Library System. Please visit the Waterville Public Library on Thursday, 10/18 from…

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Nosh + Knockoff 2018: An Interactive Mystery Event

October 27, 2018, 6:00 PM9:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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SAVE THE DATE! This year's Nosh & Knock Off FUNdraiser promises to be the not-to-be-missed event of the season! Featuring some of our region's most illustrious and remarkable theatrical talent, NK 2018 will delight and entertain, while raising critical funds to support library programs and services. Click for more details.

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December 2018

Holiday Cosplay Tea Party

December 15, 2018, 11:00 AM2:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Cosplayers of all ages are invited to come together this holiday season and share tasty treats. Regardless of what, if any, winter celebrations you observe, it is a good time to deck the halls with that jolly cosplay and share in the fellowship at the end of another great year. Come make some lasting memories. Please note that no prop weapons are allowed. CLICK FOR MORE NFORMATION.

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January 2019

Camp Code

January 12, 2019, 1:00 PM2:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Saturday, repeating until January 26, 2019

Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Want to learn how Minecraft, iPads, and Google are made? Come join us for Camp Code! Each week we will show you how to turn your ideas into reality, with languages like Python and Scratch. Are you new to tech, and want to learn some basics? We have you covered. Are you a tech veteran and want some guidance on how to make your code more elegant? Come on by! Attend one, any, many, or all sessions! Camp Code is free,…

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February 2019

Valentine’s Cosplay Tea Party!

February 16, 2019, 11:00 AM2:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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MACE and Cirque du Geek's Valentine's Cosplay Tea Party! Love is in the air and cosplays can be shaken out of the closet as we inch closer to spring for our annual tea party hosted with our friends at Cirque du Geek! Come and show off your adorable couples cosplay with a friend or that special someone... or just come for tea and tasty treats! Click for more info.

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March 2019

Speaking and Listening: The Art of Dialogue

March 21, 2019, 4:00 PM6:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Good dialogue can bring enormous vividness and music to our prose. Good dialogue invites a reader into a room, helps us connect, and lets us hear and see. It can forward plot, illuminate character, reveal theme. But writing dialogue is not always intuitive, in part because dialogue is not merely transcribed speech. (Artful dialogue has very little to do with how people actually talk.) In this 2-hour workshop, we’ll discuss what makes good dialogue and explore methods of capturing and…

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April 2019

Camp Code

April 6, 2019, 1:00 PM2:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Saturday, repeating until April 27, 2019

Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Want to learn how Minecraft, iPads, and Google are made? Come join us for Camp Code! Each week we will show you how to turn your ideas into reality, with languages like Python and Scratch. Are you new to tech, and want to learn some basics? We have you covered. Are you a tech veteran and want some guidance on how to make your code more elegant? Come on by! Camp Code will take place each Saturday in April from…

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From the Light: Writing About Wounding Experiences

April 11, 2019, 4:00 PM6:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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As writers we draw inspiration from the moments that have had a lasting impact on our lives. Those moments have often left us wounded, and those wounds have left a presence that we wish to address in our writing. Although, writing has its therapeutic effects, the goal of this craft workshop is to use the light of our suffering to create work that is emotionally balanced, distinctive in language, and capable of illuminating an experience so the reader empathetically bears…

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Spring Book Sale

April 13, 2019
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 AM, repeating until April 19, 2019

Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Looking for your next favorite book? Stop by the Waterville Public Library during library hours from Saturday, April 13 through Friday, April 19 and check out our Spring Book Sale featuring a wide selection of materials for all ages! All sales are by donation! The book sale is open any time during library hours. Sale hours:  Saturday 4/13: 10am-3pm Sunday 4/14: Library Closed Monday 4/15: Library Closed (Patriot's Day) Tuesday 4/16-Thursday 4/17: 10am-7pm Friday 4/19: 10am-5pm FMI: email librarian@watervillelibrary.org or…

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Guided Meditation

April 25, 2019, 5:00 PM7:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Join Kim Nashed and John Parsons of Kim Nashed YOGA for a couple hours of Deep Relaxation. They will guide you in a simple flow of breathing and meditation. Please bring two blankets and a yoga mat if you have one. This free event is offered in the spirit of wellbeing for YOU and our community. Space is limited; registration required. Register at https://guided-meditation-focused-breathing.eventbrite.com. FMI: https://www.facebook.com/events/588583514948603/

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May 2019

Free Comic Book Day

May 4, 2019, 10:00 AM12:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops and libraries across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops and libraries! Costumes are encouraged, but not required! FREE comics will be handed out 10am-12pm, or while supplies last! After you pick out your free comics, design and create a custom pin! This year the library is partnering with Black Cape Comics! After you stop…

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Camp Code

May 4, 2019, 1:00 PM2:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Saturday, repeating until May 18, 2019

Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Free

Want to learn how Minecraft, iPads, and Google are made? Come join us for Camp Code! Each week we will show you how to turn your ideas into reality, with languages like Python and Scratch. Are you new to tech, and want to learn some basics? We have you covered. Are you a tech veteran and want some guidance on how to make your code more elegant? Come on by! Attend one, any, many, or all sessions! Camp Code is…

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Monetize Your Idea in 5 Steps and $500

May 6, 2019, 4:00 PM5:30 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Take any idea and learn how to validate the market quickly and affordably using the Lean Startup methodology. Presented by Mike Duguay, Executive Director of the Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation at Thomas College. Part of Small Business Week Waterville. FREE. CLICK TO REGISTER.

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June 2019

Weird Science Wednesdays

June 26, 2019, 1:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until August 14, 2019

Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Come explore the how, why, and "why not" of a Universe of Stories at Weird Science Wednesdays at the Waterville Library. We will be doing STEAM activities starting at 1 pm that includes guest speakers, experiments, movies, and more! Events run 1-2pm unless otherwise marked. These programs are free, and open to attendees in 1st-5th grade. June 26:  Rockets with Chris Dorman June 26: Special Event: Love on a Leash visit (3:30—4:30 pm) July 3:  Citizen Scientist with Serena Sanborn…

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Reader Dog Visit

June 26, 2019, 3:30 PM4:30 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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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.

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September 2019

Cirque du Geek 2019: Myths & Legends

September 13, 2019September 15, 2019
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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You're invited to join us for Cirque du Geek's seventh year! Our 2019 theme is "Myths & Legends"! From Disney's "Sword in the Stone" and the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" franchise, to "Clash of the Titans" and every "FATE" series, media is overflowing with retellings and fresh interpretations of the gods, monsters, and heroes of lore. Event Times: Friday,  4 p.m. – 12 a.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. – 12 a.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Including events based around…

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Essentials of College Planning

September 25, 2019, 10:00 AM2:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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This workshop introduces people to educational opportunities in general and MEOC services in particular. This interactive workshop touches on the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career and study skills. The admission section reviews college options, the college search process and the application structure. The fundamentals of financial aid, including the filing process and the applications are covered in detail. Career options and counseling are introduced. Effective transitions into college, college readiness and study skills are discussed.…

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JUMP RIGHT IN Volunteer Fair

September 28, 2019, 11:00 AM1:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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The Waterville Public Library is organizing the JUMP RIGHT IN Volunteer Fair, to be held at the Library on Saturday, September 28. Organizations who are interested in occupying a free table can contact the fair's organizers at 2019volunteerfair@gmail.com. This event is an opportunity for local groups to greet potential volunteers and detail the nature of their work.

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October 2019

Fall Book Sale

October 5, 2019
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Looking for your next favorite book? Stop by the Waterville Public Library during library hours from Saturday, October 5th through Saturday October 19th and check out the Fireplace Room on the 1st Floor, for our Fall Book Sale featuring a wide selection of materials for all ages! The sale officially opens at 10am on Saturday 10/5, but there will be a preview from 9-10am for an additional $5 donation!  All sales are by donation! The book sale is open any time…

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Recycled Book Fairy Workshop

October 5, 2019, 11:00 AM12:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Have you ever wondered what could be done with a damaged book, a little creativity and possibly a bit of magic? Well this is how book fairies are born. Come and create these curious creatures with artist Robin Duperry! Registration is required, and spots are limited! This event is open to teens and adults. To sign up, please call (207) 872-5433. For more information, please call (207) 872-5433 or email librarian@watervillellibrary.org This event is presented in conjunction with Maine Craft Weekend.

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SLICE: STEM at the Library

October 15, 2019, 3:00 PM5:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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SLICE (students learning innovative creative endeavors) is a pilot provides young adults with unique experiences to learn more about career paths in the creative arts. Students ages 13-19 explore the behind-the-scenes operations at an historic opera house, an award-winning public library, a vibrant community art studio and education space, a nationally recognized art museum, a local music center, and an independent arthouse cinema. partnering with arts professionals throughout the city, each afternoon will be filled with interesting programming, inspiration, and…

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Fall Book Sale — Final Day!

October 19, 2019, 10:00 AM3:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Looking for your next favorite book? Stop by anytime between Saturday, October 5 and Saturday October 19 and check out our Fall Book Sale, which features a wide selection of materials for all ages! All sales are by donation. The book sale is open any time during library hours. Location: Fireplace Room, First Floor, Waterville Public Library.

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Financial Aid Workshop

October 22, 2019, 10:00 AM12:00 PM
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One event on November 19, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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The Financial Aid Workshop will provide an overview of financial basics and the completion of the Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Discussion will include a review of the federal, state, school-based, and private funding sources. Upon completion of this workshop the student will be able to effectively access the funding they need to complete their college degree. An emphasis will be placed on student responsibility and an understanding of the full financial process and timetable. Participants should bring…

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Reader Dogs Return!

October 22, 2019, 4:00 PM5:00 PM
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One event on November 19, 2019 at 4:00 PM

Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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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 680-2604 or email ldavis@watervillelibrary.org.

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Nosh & Knock Off

October 26, 2019, 6:30 PM9:30 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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$40

An Interactive Mystery Event Nosh & Knock Off 2019: A Librarian Scorned is scheduled for Saturday, October 26, 2019! Nosh & Knock Off is the Waterville Public Library's annual FUNdraiser. This event is an extraordinary community experience featuring the entertaining theatrical talents of our amazing local actors and actresses. Always a sold out, one time only performance! When seemingly mild-mannered librarian, Debbie Decimal, is found dead, her colleagues are stunned. However, as details of her mysterious relationships with the library’s…

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January 2020

Reader Dog Visit for Kids

January 21, 2020, 3:30 AM4:30 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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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. Click for more info.

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February 2020

Artist Reception & Talk: Liana Owad

February 1, 2020, 12:00 PM2:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Come visit Liana’s beautiful show, “Layered Perspective”, in the Waterville Public Library’s Carnegie Art Gallery any time during library hours! Join us to meet the artist who made it possible and learn about what inspired the exhibit! Reception: 12-2 p.m. Artist Talk:  1 p.m. Admission to the reception and exhibit are free. The exhibit will continue throughout February. CLICK FOR MORE INFO.

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Scarf Kindness

February 7, 2020, 12:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Women's Initiative (an initiative of REM) will be hanging over 1000 hand made scarfs and hats at the Waterville Public Library at noon to share with anyone who wants them - for free. Waterville is an awesome community that cares and shares. Donations accepted at Women's Initiative, (new location at Hospice Community Center, 304 Main St, Waterville , ME 04901) open 11 a.m. -  4 p.m. Monday - Friday.  Call for more info... 692-0290  

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Reader Dog Visit for Kids

February 18, 2020, 3:30 PM4:30 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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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. Click for more info.

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Essentials of College Planning Workshop

February 25, 2020, 10:00 AM1:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Free

This workshop introduces people to educational opportunities in general and Maine Educational Opportunity Center services in particular. This interactive workshop touches on the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career and study skills. The admission section reviews college options, the college search process and the application structure. The fundamentals of financial aid, including the filing process and the applications are covered in detail. Career options and counseling are introduced. Effective transitions into college, college readiness and study…

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Writing Workshop: Where to Begin, How to Begin

February 25, 2020, 4:00 PM6:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Professor Michael Burke of Colby College will lead this two-hour creative nonfiction writing workshop called “Where to Begin, How to Begin.” Any piece of writing has to begin somewhere of course, but how do you know where to start, and how to start? In this creative nonfiction writing workshop, we’ll talk about what the opening of an essay or any piece of nonfiction tells us about what is to follow, and discuss a variety of options a writer might have…

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March 2020

Shakespeare Slam Competition

March 12, 2020, 5:00 PM6:30 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Join Royal Shakespeare Company for the 3rd Annual Shakespeare Slam Competition! Contestants compete in this spoken word event, using Shakespeare’s text! Click for more info

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Spring Book Sale Begins

March 14, 2020, 10:00 AM3:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Looking for your next favorite book? Stop by the Waterville Public Library during library hours from Saturday, February 29 through Saturday March 14 and check out our Spring Book Sale featuring a wide selection of materials for all ages! The sale officially opens at 10 a.m. on Saturday 2/29, but there will be a preview from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. for an additional $5 donation! All sales are by donation! The book sale is open any time during library hours.…

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Speaking and Listening: The Art of Writing Dialogue — Cancelled

March 16, 2020, 4:00 PM6:00 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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This event is Cancelled! Good dialogue can bring enormous vividness and music to our prose. Good dialogue invites a reader into a room, helps us connect, and lets us hear and see. It can forward plot, illuminate character, reveal theme. But writing dialogue is not always intuitive, in part because dialogue is not merely transcribed speech. (Artful dialogue has very little to do with how people actually talk.) In this 2-hour workshop, we’ll discuss what makes good dialogue and explore…

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Reader Dogs for Kids

March 17, 2020, 3:30 PM4:30 PM
Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm Street
Waterville, ME
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Cancelled due to Coronavirus 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 680-2604 or email ldavis@watervillelibrary.org. Want to get involved with Love on…

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