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Curbside Pick-Up is Back!

Liberty Library members can order items owned by the library. We will not have access to items owned by other libraries in the state for a while yet.

Please return all items in the Book Drop. Items will not be checked-in immediately because they need to be quarantined for at least 72 hours. Please plan accordingly if you receive overdue notices by email. 

ORDER BOOKS

  • Via the online catalog ‘Search the Catalog‘ at right.
  • OR email brehmeyer@liberty.lib.me.us or write a note and put it in the book drop with the details of the items you’d like, your name, phone number, and library number.
  • OR call 589-3161 during open hours.

Requests should be made at least the day before pickup. Day-of requests will be filled as time allows.

PICK-UP DURING LIBRARY HOURS: Monday 4:00-7:00; Thursday 10:00-4:00

  • We’ll call when your order is ready to be picked-up.
  • When you arrive knock, blow your horn or call and items will be delivered to you in your car.

While the library facility remains closed, we are working towards the next stage of opening. This summer will look much different from pre-pandemic times. Due to the size of the building, only 5 people are able to be in the library at one time. All programs are canceled until September 2020. Children’s programming, such as Story Time, will be suspended until the virus is well under control. This the Library Checklist provided by the Maine CDC and Maine State Library we will follow.

Library  wi-fi will be on and accessible from your vehicle outside the library. You have to accept the library’s Acceptable Use policy if the last time you logged-on is greater than 24-hours.

Please contact me if you have problems or questions or unable to pick-up during the hours listed above.

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March Madness Cribbage Tournament

March 1st ’til Completed   
Playing in the final round:

  • Peter Beckford
  • Isaac Widmer

Due to social distancing, it will take some time before the final round will be played.

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Improve Your Computer Skills for Free

The National Digital Equity Center provides FREE Digital Literacy courses in all Maine counties. Interested in taking a course? See the list of upcoming classes at digitalequitycenter.org

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Poetry Express

Listen to:

  • Jackie Ascrizzi reading “Starting the Subaru at Five Below” by Stuart Kestenbaum
  • Paul McFarland reading “Nature” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on Sunday, January 5.
  • Leigh Norcott reading reading “Apple” by Betsy Sholl broadcast on Sunday, December 8th.
  • Ellen Taylor reading her own poem “Just Beyond Hope” on December 1st.
  • Barb Rehmeyer reading ” Pearly Everlasting” by Linda Buckmaster broadcast on Sunday, November 10th.
  • John Twomey reading “Ants” by Lynn Ascrizzi broadcast on Sunday, October 27th.

These were broadcast on WERU. The Poetry Express performance was held at the library on September 23rd.

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Knits & Pieces

This would be a good time to make some hats and mittens. Please save your creations at home until further notice.

Simple 2-needle mittens: 3-4 yrs,  4-6 yrs, & 6-8 yrs.
A simple pattern for hats can be found here. Watch cap pattern.  Bear Hat pattern.

 

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150 Years Ago

150About 35 years ago, Janet Heslam bought from an antique shop in Brooks four daily journals from October 1864 to October 1871.  It turns out they were written by a man in Montville who farmed, but he also supervised the one room school houses. At the end of the first journal, she found the signature of H. M. Howard. The other journals are not signed. Janet determined the journalist was 27, in 1865, and his daughter Eva died in 1864. Janet decided to transcribe these journals to share in her weekly letters to her grandchildren. She offered to share these transcriptions so they could be posted on the Library webpage for everyone to read. We will post one a month. It will be interesting as we go through the year to compare the daily happenings of a man 150 years ago to the present day. We hope you enjoy!

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