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

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OCTOBER

 IN  CASE  OF  RAIN,  HALLOWEEN  TRUNK  or  TREAT  will be held at the Wilkins House.

Tues. Oct. 1 - 10am - Paris Library - World in Your Library  -Elizabeth deWolfe  "The Great Turn-Out: Factory Girls /Maine's 1st Labor Strike"

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

Guest Authors Sue Kolm and Robert Spencer 

Tuesday, Oct. 8 - 7pm. Climate Conversations Session 1: A World View Wilkins House  Led by Church member and Virginia Tech environment professor Dr. Tom Hammett, who will examine the state of the world’s air, water and land and impact of climate change on the Earth’s population, and Maine.

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 - ANNUAL HALLOWEEN TRUNK or TREAT

Trunks Set up between 4pm and 4:45pm. 

Children arrive 5-6pm. Warming Tent with snacks and beverages provided.

NOVEMBER

Sat. Nov. 3rd - 11am-1pm - All About Books - with Polly Bennell 

Come hear Polly Bennell read selections from her book, Woo-Woo: The Universe Insists, and be prepared for a discussion where you, too, can share (if you dare) your own stories about wild coincidence, ESP, and other paranormal events. Bushwhacked by uncanny visions, outlandish coincidences, trance states, and apparitions, Polly Bennell, a documentary filmmaker, life coach and skeptical mystic, is spurred to consider the relationship between consensus reality and the paranormal; concluding over time that what some deride as "woo-woo" strongly resembles what the spiritual regard as a Higher Power, and rationalists regard as either bunk or cutting-edge science. What everyone seems to agree upon, however, is that there is some unfathomable source of interjection and intersection that connects and may even direct everything in everyday life. 

Bennell will also speak about an earlier book on a very different topic: healing from trauma through writing exercises. As co-author of Transforming Memories: Sharing Spontaneous Writing Using Loaded Words, Polly, how spontaneous writing offers healing properties. Life Coach Polly Bennell calls herself “a cultural anthropologist with a focus on conscious living.” Polly works with individuals and groups in creating purposeful lives and projects. Her practice focuses primarily on adults wanting help closing the gap between where they see themselves now and where they want to be in life. As an author Polly’s focus is on self-discovery and individuation. She co-authored Transforming Memories in 2017. Her most recent book Woo-Woo: The Universe Insists will be published in 2020. 


Thurs. Nov. 8th  - 7 pm -Waterford Historical Society at the Waterford Library

How We got Here/ Family Genealogy. 

Each of us has a story about how they or their family first came to Waterford.  Discover how much more we all have in common and why we call this special town Home.


Tuesday, Nov. 12: Climate Conversations Session 2: Spiritual & Ethical Perspectives -7pm Wilkins House

Led by the Rev. Doretta Colburn, the session will explore what our traditions, our values, and our faith tell us about our role as human in the care and nature of Earth, and how to utilize them to take critical actions.


DECEMBER

Tuesday, Dec. 3: Climate Conversations Session 3: Stories from the Frontlines -7pm Wilkins House

We will engage farmers, environmentalists, fishermen and others who have seen and experienced the impact of climate change in a panel discussion on their challenges, and from their experiences, identify things that each of us can do to address the realities of climate change


Saturday Dec. 7 - WATERFORD COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS

4pm Concert at the Waterford Congregational Church

5pm Carols on the Town Common

5:30pm All gather at the Library for live music by the Backroom Brass, delicious food and warm beverages, storytelling, and a special Visit from Santa. All children with be receiving new books.

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. 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.  

 

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

Sat. Sept. 7 -  11am - 1pm - All About Books - Meet the Authors   Jane Sloven and Charlene D'Avanzo.

Thurs. Sept. 12th 7pm - Wilkins House -Waterford Historical 

Apple Orchards of Waterford with Peter Morse.

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

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


WORLD IN YOUR LIBRARY SPECIAL Lecture SERIES

in conjunction with the Paris and West Paris Libraries

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  Maine's 1st Labor Strike

Funded by Maine Humanities Council / 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 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 a program that teaches volunteers how to lower heating costs, and reduce CO2 emissions by producing insulated windows inserts for their neighbors. www.windowdressers.org 

BROWN BAG GARDENING CHAT #3 - Sat. May 5, Noon-2pm

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

BROWN BAG GARDENING CHAT #2 - Sat. 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 -Author Polly Bonnell "Woo-Woo: the Universe insists"
  • 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.
  • APR. 2019 - Maine favorite Bruce Robert Coffin Beyond the Truth 
  • MARCH 2019 - Sweden, Maine Historical Society writers: 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 - 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 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 GARDEN LECTURE

  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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