Monday 2-4pm Waterford Library In Person and ONLINE Knitting Circle
Monday 2-4pm Waterford Historical Society Museum OPEN
Monday 1-3pm Puzzle Library Open - No. Waterford Church
Tuesday 12-6pm Harrison Food Bank 176 Waterford Rd
1st & 3rd Wednesdays - 11am-1pm Sweden Food Pantry
Friday 10-12 Waterford Library Coffee Cafe - In Person
Nov 2- 6:30pm - Climate Conversations -Wilkins House
Nov 5 - 10-noon - Crafting Program - Wilkins House
Nov 9- 4pm - Mystery Book Club- Waterford Library
Nov 10 - 6:30pm- Historical Society Veterans Day Program Wilkins House
Nov 16 - 10am - Book Club- Waterford Library and Online
Nov 17- 6pm - Community Pot Luck Supper - Wilkins House
Nov 19- 11am - All About Books with William D. Andrews - Waterford Library
SAVE THE DATE
Dec. 3 - Waterford Community Christmas Holiday Celebration -
4:45 Carols - on the Common,
5 pm Live Music, Refreshments, visit from Santa at the Library.
Dec 8 - Pottery Painting Workshop - Wilkins House
Dec 13 - 6-7pm Climate Conversations - Wilkins House
Dec 17 - 11am ALL ABOUT BOOKS with Robert Spencer
Sept 6 - 5pm - No. Waterford Church Supper
Sept 8 - 6:30pm Waterford Historical OPEN HOUSE - Town House Museum
Sept 10 - 10am Community Tea Party / Story time - Fairgrounds
Sept 10 - 8pm Brazen Cane Concert - No. Waterford Fairgrounds
Sept 11 - 3pm The Guys - A Play -Bear Mt. Music Hall
Sept 12 - 9am - Community Pot Luck Planning Meeting - Wilkins House
Sept 14- 4pm - Mystery Book Club
Sept 14- 5:30-6:30pm - Open House Waterford Elementary
Sept 17 -11am All About Books with Maine author Shellie Leger
Sept 17 - 6pm - Italian Dinner Fundraiser - Wilkins House
Sept 21- 5:30-6:30pm - Open House Harrison Elementary
Sept 22 - 6-7:30pm Good Health/Marci Starr Singing Bowls - Wilkins House
Sept 25 - 9am-3pm Fall Community Yard Sale - Fairgrounds
Sept 28 -10am Book Club
Sept 29 - 6:30pm Climate Conversation - Wilkins House
Aug 3 - 7:30-10am -Wilkins House Breakfast
Aug 3 - 8-11am Waterford Library Book sale - Wilkins House Basement
Aug 7 - 3pm - Annual Waterford Library Family "Fun'd" Raiser featuring Milltown Roadshow, local Craft Beer, yummy BBQ, Pot Luck. All Welcome.
Aug 10 - 4pm - Mystery Book Club
Aug 11 - 2pm - Community Dedication of the Bill "Dood" Haynes Trail. Sponsored by Waterford Historical Society, Friends of City Brook, Western Maine Land Trust, and KLA. Meet Warner Park
Aug 11 - 6:30pm - Heather Pearson & Leah Boyd - Bear Mt. Music Hall
Aug 14 - 3pm Kids Crafts and Monthly Song Circle- Bear Mt. Music Hall
Aug 17 - 7:30-10am -Wilkins House Breakfast
Aug 17 - 8-11am Waterford Library Book sale - Wilkins House Basement
Aug 18 - 6pm The Cobblestones - Bear Mt. Music Hall
Aug 20 - 11am - All About Books Poetry Workshop with Maine poet Mary Atkinson
Aug 20 - 6pm Ballroom Dance - Sergei Slussky Hosting
Aug 24 - 10am - Book Club
Aug 17 - 7:30pm - Karaoke at Waterford Fairgrounds
Aug 29 - 2pm Robert Spencer book launch- Francena Hallett’s Heart- Bear Mt. Music Hall
July 4 - 7:30-10am -Wilkins House Breakfast
July 4 - 8am - noon - Waterford Library Annual Book Sale Extravaganza
July 4 - 9am-noon - Both Waterford Historical Society Museums OPEN
July 4 - 11am -Annual Waterford Do-It-Yourself Parade. Marchers meet 10am at schoolyard.
July 7 - 6:30pm - Greg Boardman & Friends Concert and Contradance -Waterford Fairgrounds July 9 - 9am - Keoka Lake Association Annual Meeting - Wilkins House
July 12 -5-6pm - No. Waterford Church Supper
July 13 - 4pm - Mystery Book Club
July 14 - 6:30pm -Ken & Laurie Turley - Bear Mt. Music Hall
July 15-17 - Waterford World's Fair - No. Waterford Fairgrounds
July 16 - 10am -McWain Pond Association Annual Meeting - location TBA
July 16 - 11am - All About Books with Claire Ackroyd
July 17 - Marci Starr Brennan -Crystal Bowl Concert - Bear Mt. Music Hall
July 20 - 7:30-10am -Wilkins House Breakfast
July 20 - 8-11am Waterford Library Book sale - Wilkins House Basement
July 20 - 6:30pm - Waterford Library Annual Meeting - Library - All Welcome
July 23 - 7pm - Concert - Sharps on the Flat - Waterford Flat UCC Church
July 24 - 7:30pm - Contradance - Bear Mt. Music Hall
July 26 - 5-6pm No. Waterford Church Supper
July 27 - 10am - Book Club
July 28 - 6:30pm -Muffin Tops Kid's Event-Shellie Leger & Steven Moore - Bear Mt. Music Hall
July 30 - Annual Bud Lazotte REGATTA. Meet Keoka Beach Campground
The All About Books series offers Maine authors a platform to talk about their books and evolving journey. FREE. All welcome.
11am each 3rd Saturday at the library
Nov 19 -William D. Andrews
William D. Andrews is the author of four Julie Williamson mysteries: Stealing History, Breaking Ground, Mapping Murder, and his newest - Finishing the Puzzles. When not solving mysteries, Julie heads a rural Maine historical society where she developed her puzzle solving and deductive skills.
Andrews divides his time between Newry and Yarmouth. He also snowshoes, bikes, cruises Casco Bay, and spends as much time as possible with his granddaughter. www.williamandrewsmysteries.com
Whether you come to pick up a good book, attend a book club or discussion group, participate in the weekly knitting circle or Friday coffee cafe , enjoy family fun at a community events, kindly donate or volunteer, there is always something interesting happening here at the Waterford Library. Thank you. GET INVOLVED This is YOUR Library. We welcome book or program suggestions. Your input and ideas are important to us. It is Your continued support and enthusiasm that make the Waterford Library such a special place.
WATERFORD FARMERS MARKET June -August. Every Monday 2-5pm Community Concert on the Village Common with Preston Harrison, Skip Green, and Friends
WEEKLY OPEN HOUSE WATERFORD HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM July-August. Every Monday 2-5pm Next to the Town Beach www.waterfordme.org
WATERFORD LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
OPEN HOUSE / ANNUAL MEETING
Other 2022 SPECIAL EVENTS
Waterford Community Easter Egg Hunt Keoka ICE OUT 50/50 Fund-Raiser Ticket
Annual 4th of July Book Sale - July 4th
BOOK SALE to benefit the WATERFORD LIBRARY July 4th Library Driveway
The floodgates opened as we received a 1000 hardcover books, paperbacks, puzzles, music CD's and more! Half our operating costs are covered by public donations. Thank you for your support.
Additional Book Sales were held in the Wilkins House basement during Breakfasts.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED OUR BOOK SALE. THANK YOU!
Annual Family "Fun'd" Raiser - Aug. 7 featuring Milltown Roadshow, local Craft Beer, yummy BBQ, Pot Luck.
Waterford Community Halloween
Waterford World's Fair Fairgrounds.
Trunk or Treat Set up 3:30-4:30pm.
Kids arrive 4:30pm
Free Refreshments - Book Giveaways
Photo Booth and more
Waterford Community Christmas - Concert - Congregational Church, 4:45 Carols - on the Common, 5 pm Live Music, Refreshments, visit from Santa at the Library.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
Join us in welcoming Kelly Halter Schaffer. Monthly community programs and activities, a new mentorship program, and more are now listed on the town website: www.waterfordme.org Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get the monthly newsletter.
COMMUNITY GARDEN UPDATE
More than a handful of people are committed to developing a new Community Garden at the Waterford World's Fairgrounds. We met with several of the board members to design the space. This community garden was also selected as a project for an energy grant application and will hopefully hear some good news in April regarding funding. There's plenty to do. We would love your involvement at whatever level works. This community garden is being designed for us to connect with each other and this land we call home in addition to growing some produce and providing a great space to learn together.
Interested? Call the Town Office 583-4403
Our entire WiFi system was just updated thanks to a grant from projectConnect (ITDRC) Information Technology Disaster Resource Center to install upgraded Community WiFi. An entirely new router, modem, 1000 GB WiFi connector, and outdoor satellite extender unit were installed to consolidate the system and all laptops were reconnected to the printer, assuring wireless connection for individual patron devices. The new system also connects into the NetworkMaineUniFi to collect user statistics. Hopefully, all these efforts will resolve our long standing issues. We are most grateful for the assistance of all these cooperating organizations.
MR. DREW and HIS ANIMALS TOO The Waterford Library hosted 7 LIVE Online Shows each Mon. April 19 - May 31 2021 from 6:30-7:30 pm with Mr. Drew and his Animals. Children of all ages joined these LIVE virtual events that featured exotic reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates from around the world. The shows are LIVE, so each show was unique. Monday, April 19th @ 6:30 intro, insects and arachnids Monday, April 26th @ 6:30 amphibians Monday, May 3rd @ 6:30 turtles and tortoises Monday, May 10th @ 6:30 lizards Monday, May 17th @ 6:30 snakes Monday, May 24th @ 6:30 Maine reptiles Monday, May 31st @ 6:30 review of programs, Q & A's. Mr. Drew is a rehabilitator and outreach program for injured, neglected and unwanted exotic animals. He finds them good homes or uses them in his educational shows. He has written for magazines and did a CNN segment. As an “Educational Technician, merit badge counselor, and guide for Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary and Mt. Apatite Geological Park. Drew delights all ages with unique style, energy, knowledge and love for learning.
The Waterford Flat Halloween was sadly cancelled, as we can’t safely offer all the usual community programs and activities this year. Instead, we have donated to the Harrison/Waterford PTO to help them variously support local children in BOTH elementary schools.
An alternate TRUNK or TREAT was held in
No. Waterford on Halloween from 6- 7:30pm at the church and Melby's parking lot where there is more room for social distancing. The Library Association appreciates these efforts on behalf of the children.
Waterford Library BOOK SALE
The Annual BOOK SALE was held under tents
on the grounds of the Wilkins House on
Saturday October 10, 2020 - 11am to 2pm.
There was a great selection of books
thanks to our many wonderful donors.
Covid-19 safety protocols were in place.
Many thanks to everyone who kindly
came to shop, volunteer, or donate.
Your support means everything!
Waterford Library Association
ANNUAL MEETING Jul 23, 2020 at 6:30 PM
The Board is extremely excited to share an overview with updated information about the Library Ramp Project. Peter Leslie will offer insight into “Accessibility for All” – an issue the Board feels is important for our community. Due to current conditions, the meeting was via Zoom.
CLIMATE CONVERSATIONS PROGRAM
July 7th at 6:30 p.m.
Follow-up article in 7/29/20 edition
of the Maine Sunday Telegram
We are excited that Nick will share via Zoom his presentation on State of the Birds – Maine Audubon. Bird populations in Maine are continually changing. This presentation covers the last few decades and discusses which species are disappearing, increasing, and looks to identify the future of Maine birds. We look forward to you joining us for a fantastic and informative presentation. Best, Kerry & Doretta
YOU ARE INVITED TO A LIVE EVENT!
Waterford author Robert Spencer discusses PROSPECTS, Mining Maine For Riches,
WHERE: In The Barn at Bear Mountain Inn, Waterford Road, Waterford, ME
WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 25th from 6-7:30 pm
DETAILS: In a socially distanced setting, Robert will read from his second novel. The story takes place from 1897 to 1904, when pegmatite mines were a vital part of the Oxford County local economy. Included will be a Q&A about how the book was created. Copies available for purchase.
All profits support the Waterford Library.
Due to Maine CDC guidelines, attendees limited to 30. Face-coverings required.
For Reservations contact Robert at email@example.com
ZOOM is available for remote attendees.
Admission is free, with a suggested $5. donation to support the Waterford Library.