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We’re Open!

HOURS: Monday 4:00-7:00, Thursday 10:00-4:00. Curbside also available.

Your library will look somewhat different. We ask for your patience and cooperation as we attempt to maintain a safe environment for everyone. Library programs will continue to be virtual at this time.
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Don’t come to the library if you feel sick or have been exposed to COVID-19. We enjoy our summer residents, but please use curbside if you have been in the state for less than 14-days.

These are the requirements to come inside:

  • Limit of 4 people at a time.
  • Please wear a face mask. Curbside service is available if you are unable to wear one.
  • Use hand sanitizer upon entry.
  • Practice social distancing by maintaining a 6-foot distance from other people.
  • Return all items to the Book Drop outside.
  • Limit your visit to 30 minutes.

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Knits & Pieces

With the end of summer approaching, our thoughts are being drawn to keeping our county warmly clothed. Whether school is in session or not, there will still be a need for warm hats and mittens for those small heads and small hands! We feel there will also be a greater need for the elders in our community and for those of us out of work and in need due to Covid-19. The Belfast Soup Kitchen is already feeding more of our fellow citizens. The need is great and there are several agencies who will be able to distribute as much as we are able to provide.

So please, get your needles and crochet hooks going. We are not currently collecting at the library, but we will be asking you to bring them in at a future date so that we may get them where they are needed. Thank you so much!

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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Shadow Camp Online Workshops

Shadow Camp is a series of 3 self-paced online workshops designed for kids ages 7-11. (However, the performances can be enjoyed by younger children and the activities by teens and adults.) Matt Sandbank is a nationally-touring shadow puppeteer based in Austin, TX.  Each workshop features approximately 30 minutes of content that combines shadow puppet skits, artist guidance, and simple at-home activities: The Science of Shadows,  Elements of Poetry, and Making Shadow Puppets. You can view whenever you want through September 1, as many times as you want.

Shadow Camp workshops

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Read ME 2020

Read ME is a statewide community read that gets Maine adults all reading two books recommended by a well-known Maine author. For 2020, our recommending author Lily King has chosen Roughhouse Friday by Jaed Coffin and The Vigilance of Stars by Patricia O’Donnell. Listen to  Maine Calling on Maine Public Radio on July 17th – Summer Reads: Statewide READ ME Program Highlights ….

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 6 PM – 7 PM
Join Read ME featured author Jaed Coffin for an online discussion about his book Roughhouse Friday. This talk will be offered on Zoom and will also be streaming on Facebook Live hosted by Maine Humanities Council and Maine State Library. Questions for the author by participating Read ME libraries can be submitted prior to the event at Maine Humanities Council Facebook page.


Patricia O’Donnell | Author of The Vigilance of Stars

  • Tuesday, August 25 | 6:00PM
  • Mark your calendars! We’ll be in touch soon with further information on how to join and participate.

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Maine at 200: How should life be?

Liberty Library is one in a cohort of organizations and individuals throughout the state hosting a Maine Humanities Council Discussion Project this summer. The Discussion Project is a new, flexible text-based discussion program that meets the needs of Maine communities. Liberty Library was selected as one of many organizations who applied to the  Maine Humanities Council to host the discussion.
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Maine at 200: How should life be? is the theme for the Liberty Library. We will meet for three sessions throughout the summer via Zoom. Our facilitator is Eve A. Raimon, Professor, Dept. of English, Women and Gender Studies Program, University of Southern Maine. Readings will be provided beforehand via website links and pdf downloads. If you are unable to access the downloads, the library will provide printed copies, if requested. Registration is required and then you will be sent the readings and the Zoom link.

Wed., August 12 @ 6:30 – Race & Ethnicity – Register by August 1.

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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 poems from the Poetry Express performance that was held at the library on September 23rd.: Continue reading

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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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