COVID-19 UPDATE MAY 15, 2020
The Waterford Library remains closed in accordance with Governor Mills' current directive. We are working to develop safe and reasonable plans for whenever reopening is approved.
In the meantime, we are offering the following ZOOM meetings:
Knitting Circle - (Every Monday 2-4 pm)
Mystery Book Club - (Wed. May 13- 4-5:30 pm)
Other Book Club - (Wed. May 27 -10-11:30am)
Friday Coffee Cafe (Every Friday 10 -11:30am)
Meet the Author (Sat. May 9 noon-1:30pm)
Please email us at email@example.com to participate.
PLEASE NOTE that many other community events have been cancelled or postponed.
We will try as much as possible provide updates and new information here.
Although it's super sad to realize how much we all will be missing this summer,
everyone is working hard to find a way to both carry on and stay safe.
Pre Covid-19 Waterford Library and Community Programs and Events
JANUARY 2020 - HAPPY NEW YEAR
Tues. Jan. 7: Climate Conversations Session 4: - 6:30pm Wilkins House
Talking About Climate Crisis with Tyler Kidder.
Tues. Feb. 4: Climate Conversations Session 5: - 6:30pm Wilkins House
Working with Organizations in Maine with Lisa Pohlmann
Tues. Mar. 3: Climate Conversations Session 6: - 6:30pm Wilkins House
Youth-Led Environmental Work with Hadley Courad.
Sat. Mar. 7 - Waterford Annual Town Meeting - 9-11am -Town Hall
Sat. Mar. 7 - ALL ABOUT BOOKS - NOON - Waterford Library
Cheryl Gillespie returns to discuss her newest book Gracie and Albert.
Sat. Mar. 7 -Waterford World's Fair Supper 5pm - No. Waterford Church
Wed. Mar. 11 - Mystery Book Club - 4pm
* ALL UPCOMING EVENTS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE *
Thurs. Mar. 20: Pot Luck Community Supper - 6pm Wilkins House
Sat. Mar 21- Fraser Lecture /Pot Luck Lunch: 11am Wilkins House
The Black Ghost - Understanding the Maine Black Bear - presented by Deb Perkins
of First Light Habitats. POT LUCK reception to follow.
Wed. Mar. 25 - The Other Book Club - 10am
Sat. Mar. 28 - Sharps on the Flat- 7pm Waterford Congregational Church
with Elizabeth Roth and George Wiese
82nd ANNUAL KEOKA ICE OUT and 50/50 FUND-RAISER
Ticket Guesses $1. each or 6 for $5. Entries accepted Mar 1- Apr.1 2020
Congratulations to Ted Nixon for 2019 winning guess of April 30th.
Sat. Apr. 4 -ALL ABOUT BOOKS: 11am -
Bruce Robert Coffin returns to discuss his latest book In Plain Sight.
Sat. Apr. 4 - Waterford World's Fair Supper 5pm - No. Waterford Church
Tues. Apr. 7: Climate Conversations Session 7: - 6:30pm Wilkins House
Sat. Apr. 11 - Waterford Community Easter Egg Hunt 3pm
Thurs. Apr.16 Pot Luck Community Supper - 6pm Wilkins House
Mon. Apr. 20 - 50th Anniversary of EARTH DAY
Sat. May 2 - ALL ABOUT BOOKS: 11am -Ted Gerber on Firefighting
Sat. May 2 - Waterford World's Fair Supper 5pm - No. Waterford Church
Tues. May 5: Climate Conversations Session 8: - 6:30pm Wilkins House
Thurs. May 21: Pot Luck Community Supper - 6pm Wilkins House
Tues. June 2: Climate Conversations Session 9: - 6:30pm Wilkins House
Sat. June 6 - ALL ABOUT BOOKS: 11am Mary Atkinson
Sat. June 6 - Fish Fry and Dance at No. Waterford World's Fairgrounds 5pm
Thurs. June 11 - Waterford Historical
Sat. July 4 WATERFORD 4th of JULY Breakfast & Parade 7:30am -noon
Sat. July 4 - ANNUAL LIBRARY BOOK SALE - 9am
Tues. July 7 : Climate Conversations Session 10: - 6:30pm Wilkins House
Tues. July 7 - No. Waterford Church Supper - 5pm
Thurs. July 9 - Fiddler Greg Boardman Talk and Contradance 6:30pm
No. Waterford Fairgrounds. All proceeds benefit the Waterford World's Fair.
Sat. July 11 - KLA ANNUAL MEETING -9am - Wilkins House.
Sat. July 11- ALL ABOUT BOOKS: 11am Laurie Chandler
Wed. July 15 - Summer Breakfast and Book Sale 7:30-10:30 -Wilkins House
Fri. July 17-19 170th Waterford World's Fair -No. Waterford, ME
Tues. Juy 21 - No. Waterford Church Supper - 5pm
Wed. July 29 - Summer Breakfast and Book Sale 7:30-10:30 -Wilkins House
Sat. Aug. 1- ALL ABOUT BOOKS: 11am - Bob Spencer introduces his new book Prospects, along with Maine author Roland Kreitz
Sat. Aug.1 - Fish Fry at Waterford World's Fairgrounds 5pm - No. Waterford Tues. Aug. 4: Climate Conversations Session 10: - 6:30pm Wilkins House
Tues. Aug. 4 - No. Waterford Church Supper - 5pm
Wed. Aug. 12 - Summer Breakfast - Book Sale - 7:30-10:30 -Wilkins House
Wed. Aug. 12 - Junktique - 9am-3pm Waterford Common
Thurs. Aug. 13 - Waterford Historical
Tues. Aug. 18 - No. Waterford Church Supper - 5pm
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
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
featuring Milltown Roadshow, local Craft Beer, yummy BBQ, Pot Luck.
Waterford Community Trunk or Treat -
Trunks Set up between 4pm and 4:45pm.
Children arrive 5-6pm. Drinks provided.
Oct. 31 - 5pm
Waterford Community Christmas - Sat. Dec. 7th 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 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.
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.
2019 Climate Conversations
Wilkins House First Tuesdays 6:30pm
Dec. 3: Session 3:Stories from Frontlines
A panel of farmers, environmentalists, fishermen who see the impact, identify things we can do to address climate change
Tues. Nov. 12: Session 2: Spiritual & Ethical Perspectives - Rev. Doretta Colburn, Explore what traditions, values, and faith tell us about our role as humans in care of Earth.
Tues, Oct. Session 1: A World View Wilkins House Virginia Tech environment professor Dr. Tom Hammett discusses effects of climate change on world population.
Waterford Historical Society
Thurs. Sept. 12th 7pm - Wilkins House -
Waterford Apple Orchards - Peter Morse.
Thurs. Oct. 10 6pm Wilkins House
Waterford Musicians - learn about our many talented local musicians.
Thurs. Nov. 14 -Waterford Library
How We got Here/ Family Genealogy.
Share stories about how your family first came to Waterford. Discover what we have in common, why we call this town Home.
Sun. Oct. 13 - Waterford Common
20th Annual Waterford Fall Foliage
5K Road Race / 1 Mile Fun Run
Benefits Tony Waldeier Scholarship Fund
Waterford/Harrison PTO Chili Cook-off
Sat. Sept. 7 - 9am Backyard YOGA with Erin
WORLD IN YOUR LIBRARY Special Series
with Paris and West Paris Libraries
Tues. Aug.13 -11am-Waterford Candace Kanes-Anti-Slavery,Woman's Rights,& Race
Tues. Sept. 17 - 10:30am - West Paris
Anne Gass - America's First Cross-country Automobile Trip for a Cause.
Tues. Oct. 8 - 10am-Paris Elizabeth deWolfe- Factory Girls:Maine's 1st Labor Strike
Funded by Maine Humanities Council / Margaret Chase Smith Foundation.
April 17 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. Food /samples provided.
WED. JUNE 12 6:30 pm Community Program
All About Waterford World's Fair
Aug. 14th - 6:30pm - Community Program -
The Waterford Fall Foliage Road Race
BROWN BAG GARDENING CHAT #4 -
Sat. June 23, 2018 Noon -2pm
Join ZiZi Vlaun of Window Dressers program to teach how to produce insulated windows inserts for neighbors windowdressers.org
BROWN BAG GARDENING CHAT #3 -
Sat. May 5, Noon-2pm
Fred Garbo and Shawn Kane of Garbo-Kane Solar- workshop about solar- plus best ways to save money, be more energy efficient, and have less environmental impact.
BROWN BAG GARDENING CHAT #2 -
Sat. April 14, 2018 Noon -2pm
All about Harrison Food Bank, Sweden Food Pantry, our Library Community Garden.
April 17 2019- 6:30 pm
CELEBRATE THE VALUE OF BUYING LOCAL - Meet local Farmers: Beech Hill Farm & Bison * Baker Hill Bees*Thunder Hill Farm * High View Farm * Penny Bryn Farm.
Short video with food samples provided.
ALL ABOUT BOOKS
a series where guest Maine authors discuss their books and individual creative processes
MAY 2020 - Robert Spencer -Prospects
MAR.2020 - Cheryl Gillespie - Gracie & Albert
DEC. 2019 - Beth Bussiere Come Home a New Way and Irene M. Drago Daughters of Long Reach
NOV. 2019 -Polly Bennell Woo-Woo: the Universe
OCT. 2019 - One Year Later -Waterford Authors Sue Kolm and Robert Spencer
SEPT. 2019 - Mystery Writers Charlene D'Avanzo -and Jane Sloven -Termination of Benefits
AUG. 2019 - Cheryl Gillespie Compassionate Journey
JULY 2019 - Photo-journalist- Allen Crabtree
JUNE 2019 - 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.
APR. 2019 - Bruce Robert Coffin Beyond the Truth
MARCH 2019 - Sweden, Maine Historical Society: Living, Learning, Worshiping: Buildings of Sweden, Maine 1813-1913.
FEB. 2019 - honoring Poet Mary Oliver.
JAN. 2019 - Doretta Colburn - Return to the Fountain - A Journey of Discovery - daily life as farmer, educator, and ordained pastor.
DECEMBER 2018 - Waterford 1st time novelists Sue Kolm and Robert Spencer, discuss their navigating of contemporary sales, and publishing.
ANNUAL 2019 KEOKA ICE OUT
Ticket Guesses $1. each or 6 for $5.
Entries accepted Mar 1-Apr.1 2020
Congratulations to Ted Nixon
for winning guess of April 30th 2019
COMMUNITY Easter Egg HUNT
Saturday April 20 - 3pm SHARP
Children 6 and under hunt inside
Children over 6 hunt outside
Boots and raincoats recommended
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 21st - 3-6 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 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 from the Waterford Library. The Fraser Gardening Collection was founded in her honor to purchase books on gardening and related topics. With over 150 books on historic and contemporary gardens and landscaping, vegetables, organics, perennials, annuals, and wild flowers, there is 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.