Upcoming Waterford Library, Historical Society, and other Community Events and Programs.

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SEPTEMBER

 

Sat. Sept. 7 - 9:30 am YOGA with Erin in the Library Backyard

Sat. Sept. 7 -  11am - 1pm - All About Books - Meet the Authors

 Maine Mystery Writers Jane Sloven -Termination of Benefis

and Charlene D'Avanzo -Secrets Haunt the Lobsters' Sea discuss their newest books.

Thurs. Sept. 12th 7pm - Wilkins House -Waterford Historical Society Apple Orchards of Waterford with Peter Morse.

Tues. Sept. 17 - 10:30am - special location at West Paris Library

World in Your Library with Anne Gass 

Sat. Sept. 21- 9:30 am YOGA with Erin in the Library Backyard

Sat. Sept. 21st - 3-6pm - Library Backyard 

Annual Family Fun Fest featuring Milltown Roadshow, local Craft Beers from Fluvial Brewery, yummy BBQ, and more. Pot Luck items welcome.



OCTOBER

Tues. Oct. 1st - 10am - special location at Paris Library

World in Your Library with Elizabeth deWolfe 

"The Great Turn-Out: Factory Girls and Maine's 1st Labor Strike"

Sat. Oct. 5th - 11am - All About Books - One Year Later

Guest Authors Sue Kolm and Robert Spencer 

Thurs. Oct. 10th 6pm Wilkins House - Waterford Historical Society

Waterford Musicians -Meet and learn about our many talented local musicians.

Sun. Oct. 13th - Waterford Common

20th Annual Waterford Fall Foliage 5K Road Race and 1 Mile Fun Run

Proceeds Benefit the Tony Waldeier Scholarship Fund.

Waterford/Harrison PTO Chili Cook-off

Oct. 31st - Halloween - Waterford Common 5pm

ANNUAL HALLOWEEN TRUNK or TREAT


NOVEMBER

Sat. Nov. 3rd - 11am-1pm

All About Books -Polly Bennell -Woo Woo The Universe Insists

Thurs. Nov. 8th  - 7 pm -Waterford Library

How We got Here/ Family Genealogy

Waterford Historical Society

LIBRARY PROGRAMS and EVENTS

ONGOING

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Ongoing

Monday Knitting Circle

weekly 2 pm -4 pm

Friday Coffee Cafe' - 

weekly 9 am -noon

Mystery Book Club - 

2nd Wed. at  4 pm

Book Club - 

4th Wednesdays at 10 am

 

Ongoing Series

varies -check monthly schedule


ALL ABOUT BOOKS: Meet the Author.

BROWN BAG CHATS: Gardening topics.

ANNUAL FRASER GARDEN LECTURE 


2019 SPECIAL EVENTS

Waterford Community Easter Egg Hunt 

 Apr. 20 at 3pm SHARP

 Keoka ICE OUT 50/50 Fund-Raiser

Ticket Guesses $1. each or 6 for $5.    

Entries accepted through April 15.

Congratulations to Ted Nixon 

for winning guess of April 30th 

WATERFORD LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

ANNUAL MEETING May 30, 2019 -7 pm 

Annual 4th of July Book Sale -

July 4th - 8am -Noon

Annual Family "Fun'd" Raiser -

Sept. 21st 3-6pm

Waterford Community Trunk or Treat - 

Oct. 31 - 5pm

Waterford Community Christmas - 

Sat. Dec. 14th 4-7pm

Concert - Congregational Church,  

       4:45 Carols - on the Town Common, 5 pm Live Music, Refreshments, and a visit from Santa at the Library.

 

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

Whether you come to pick up a good book, attend a monthly book club or discussion group, participate at the weekly knitting circle or Friday coffee cafe , enjoy family fun at one of the annual community events, or 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. 


CELEBRATE COMMUNITY and SPECIAL EVENTS

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SPECIAL Lecture SERIES in conjunction with 

the Paris and West Paris Libraries

WORLD IN YOUR LIBRARY

Tues. Aug. 13th 11am - Waterford

 Candace Kanes -Anti-Slavery, Woman's Rights, Race, & Gender 

Tues. Sept. 17 - 10:30am - West Paris Library 

Anne Gass - America's First Cross-country Automobile Trip for a Cause.

Tues. Oct. 8 - 10am  - Paris Library

Elizabeth deWolfe on Factory Girls and Maine's 1st Labor Strike

Funded by the Maine Humanities Council 

and Margaret Chase Smith Foundation.


April 17th 2019-  6:30 pm

CELEBRATE THE VALUE OF BUYING LOCAL - 

Meet some local Farmers:

Beech Hill Farm & Bison

Baker Hill Bees

Thunder Hill Farm

High View Farm

Penny Bryn Farm

Short video presentation with yummy food samples provided.


WED. JUNE 12th 6:30 pm

Community Program

All About Waterford World's Fair 


 Aug. 14th - 6:30pm -Waterford Library 

Community Program 

The Waterford Fall Foliage Road Race 

 

BROWN BAG GARDENING CHAT #4 Sat. June 23, 2018   Noon -2pm

Join ZiZi Vlaun from Window Dressers to learn about this program that teaches volunteers how to lower heating costs, and reduce CO2 emissions by producing low-cost insulated windows inserts for their neighbors. www.windowdressers.org 

BROWN BAG GARDENING CHAT #3

Saturday May 5, Noon-2pm

Join Fred Garbo and Shawn Kane of Garbo-Kane Solar for an educational workshop. Learn about solar electricity, electric vehicle charging stations, and battery storage.  They discuss ways to harvest electricity from the sun, best use this technology to save money, become more energy efficient, and have less environmental impact. 

BROWN BAG GARDENING CHAT #2

Saturday April 14, 2018 Noon -2pm

Learn about the Harrison Food Bank, 

Sweden Food Pantry, and Waterford Library Community Garden. 


ALL ABOUT BOOKS

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 ALL ABOUT BOOKS is a new series where guest Maine authors discuss their books and individual creative processes

  • OCT. 2019
  • SEPT. 2019 - Maine Mystery Writers Charlene D'Avanzo -Secrets Haunt the Lobsters' Sea,   and Jane Sloven -Termination of Benefits 
  • AUG. 2019 - Cheryl Gillespie Compassionate Journey
  • JULY 2019 - Photo-journalist / lifelong hiker, Allen Crabtree 
  • JUNE 2019 -  Maine authors Wayne Burton, Mimi Gough, and Maine Authors Publishing  
  • MAY 2019 - Waterford authors  Judy Greene A Good Safe Place and Peter Leslie Aviation's  Quiet Pioneer.
  • APRIL 2019 -  Maine favorite Bruce Robert Coffin returns to discuss Beyond the Truth - and the Mystery writing realm. 
  • MARCH 2019 - Sweden, Maine Historical Society writers discuss Living, Learning, and Worshiping: Buildings of Sweden, Maine 1813-1913. 
  • FEB. 2019 -  sharing /honoring American Poet Mary Oliver
  • JAN. 2019 - Doretta Colburn -    Return to the Fountain - A Journey of Discovery - her daily life as   farmer, educator, and ordained pastor.  
  • DECEMBER 2018 - Waterford  1st time novelists Sue Kolm and Robert Spencer, discuss their individual journeys in navigating contemporary sales, publishing, and promotion. 



 





ANNUAL EVENTS

ICE OUT and EASTER EGG HUNT

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ANNUAL 2019  KEOKA ICE OUT

50/50 FUND-RAISER 

Ticket Guesses $1. each or 6 for $5.    

Entries accepted through April 15.

Congratulations to Ted Nixon 

for winning guess of April 30th

 

 

COMMUNITY Easter Egg HUNT

Saturday April 20 - 3pm SHARP

Children 6 and under hunt inside

Children over 6 hunt outside

Boots and raincoats recommended

Refreshments served.

 

4th of JULY BOOK SALE and ANNUAL FUN'D RAISER

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ANNUAL 4th of JULY 

BOOK SALE EXTRAVAGANZA 

July 4, 2018  8 am - Noon

Join us for this annual extravaganza.  All types of Books arrive throughout the year and donations are always welcome. Come support your local library and thank you so much for your continued support!​


WATERFORD LIBRARY FAMILY FEST

A "FUN"D raising event.

 Saturday September - noon-4 pm

Bring the family for an afternoon of GREAT dancing, games, food and drink on the library lawn with music by Milltown Roadshow.

Suggested donation $10. Kids under 10-FREE.

FRASER GARDEN LECTURE

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  FRASER ANNUAL GARDEN LECTURE  

  

  The Sheena Fraser Garden Lectures are supported by an endowment created by family and friends after her untimely death.  A native of England, Fraser loved  plants and had her own formal garden across the street. Books on gardening and related topics are added to the Fraser Gardening Collection in her memory. The library now has over 150 books on historic gardens and landscaping, vegetables, organics, perennials, annuals, wild flowers, and practical advice for both master and beginner gardeners.​​

  

WED. JULY 24th 2019 6:30 pm 

Deborah Perkins of First Light Wildlife Habitat on LANDSCAPING FOR WILDLIFE. This engaging presentation is about how to cultivate wildlife diversity in gardens, back yards, woods, or fields by building native plants communities as pollinator habitats for birds, bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. www.firstlighthabitats.com 


THURS.  July 26, 2018 - 7 pm 

What's the Big Idea?  Robert Spencer, retied landscape designer and Waterford Library Trustee, builds upon concepts in Julie Messervey's best selling book "The Inward Garden" explaining the importance of improving your own property or even our own Waterford Library lot.

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of Garbo-Kane Solar for an educational workshop. Learn about solar electricity, electric vehicle charging stations, and battery storage.  They discuss ways to harvest electricity from the sun, how to best use this technology to save money, become more energy efficient, and have less environmental impact. 


BROWN BAG GARDENING CHAT #2

Saturday April 14, 2018 Noon -2pm

Learn about the Harrison Food Bank, 

Sweden Food Pantry, and Waterford Library Community Garden. 

BROWN BAG GARDENING CHAT #2

Saturday April 14, 2018 Noon -2pm

Learn about the Harrison Food Bank, 

Sweden Food Pantry, and Waterford Library Community Garden. 

Bring a brown bag lunch. ​