Let’s Get This Ball Rolling

Jo Peavey picked up 12 hats, 2 scarves and 1 cowl from the basket at the library last week and delivered them to the Soup Kitchen. They were very grateful to get them. The need at the moment is great for adult mittens, scarves, and cowls due to the extreme cold. Sue Chapin took 10 hats to the early Head Start program at WaldoCAP.  They can use small sized mittens.  They are also very grateful!

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Winner is Jane Liebler with score of 75. There’s a new Boggle board up!

Find as many words as you can by linking letters vertically, horizontally, and diagonally, but you can only use a letter square once in a word. Pick up a Boggle sheet at the library and write words on the sheet. We will post the highest scores on the website if you turn the Boggle sheet in at the Library desk.

Free Socks!

The Telephone Pioneers of Northern New England has once again given the Library socks made by Soulmate Socks to give away. These socks are black Adult sizes. Stop by and get a pair (or two) of socks for FREE!

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Soup Night


Saturday, January 20 at 5:00 (Snow date Jan. 27).

Volunteers make a variety of homemade soups, breads, and desserts. This free event is our way of saying “thank you” to all our patrons and to bring the community together. Please join us!

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January Exhibit

This month, Kristen Oberhauser Bishop has her needle felted and wet felted items on display along with blacksmith Tim Bishop’s forged tools. Kristen has been felting for about twelve years, often using fleece from her own sheep but also some fleece from friends’ alpacas and llamas. She is self-taught. Her moose sculpture won a Blue Ribbon at the 2017 Common Ground Fair.

Her husband, Tim, has built a forge at their home in Palermo and has been blacksmithing regularly for a couple years. The broadfork on exhibit was awarded a Blue Ribbon at the Common Ground Fair.

All items are for sale with a percentage of each sale going to the library. Kristen and Tim also welcome commissioned work. Come by the library and pick up a business card and view their beautiful, handmade items.

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Mittens, Hats, Scarves, and Yarn

It is that time of year again! We are collecting mittens, hats, and scarves for Walker School, WaldoCAP Head Start, Belfast Soup Kitchen, and “Hats with Hugs”.

Brr, it’s cold …
Hats and mittens were delivered to both Walker School and WaldoCAP Early Head Start, and they both express their appreciation. Jo Peavey will take some hats for the soup kitchen, and Sue Pelletier will be taking small hats for newborns to local hospitals. Thank you everyone for your donations.

Simple 2-needle mitten patterns: 3-4 yrs,  4-6 yrs., & 6-8 yrs.
A simple pattern for hats can be found here. .
Another Stockinette Watch cap pattern.

We collect yarn and needles for Jen Gunderman who delivers these to organizations assisting New Mainers transitioning to life in Maine. They in turn make hats and mittens for other refugees who are in camps awaiting permission to be allowed into other countries to begin making new lives for themselves and their families.

Several knitters are getting together informally to knit and chat on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 at the library. Anyone is welcome to join them.

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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! Read the rest of this entry »

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