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Liberty Artists Group Show

“Gourd” Oil on panel by Kris Engman

Opening Reception – Tues, July 2, 6:30pm
Join us in an opening reception and show your support for Liberty artists. Meet the artists, view their works, and enjoy some refreshments.

Exactly ten years ago, Liberty artists exhibited their artwork at the library in July of 2009. Returning in July with new works are Alan Crichton, co-founder of Waterfall Arts, and long noted Midcoast arts teacher, commentator, and painter; Dianne Schelble, featured artist in Palette Magazine in 2018, whose paintings have been recently acquired by the U.S. State Department’s Art Bank Continue reading

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New England Surf & Turf Dinner

Saturday, July 20, 4:30pm at Liberty Farm
Enjoy a fabulous New England Surf & Turf dinner which includes oyster bar, salad, soup, bread, beef kabob, lobster, corn on the cob, salads, and dessert. See the full menu.  Tickets go on sale Monday, June 24th.

Tickets can be purchased at the library for $40 a person. Cash and checks only. There is a 40 person limit and tickets must be purchased by July 15th. We sold out the past two years so don’t delay. No reservations will be accepted. Dinner will be served outdoors under a tent. Porta potty available this year.

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Old Coots Give Advice in Liberty

Are you struggling with a problem and need some advice about how to deal with it? Old Coots will be offering advice on Saturday mornings at the Liberty Library throughout the summer beginning June 15. This program is based on a program where self-proclaimed ‘Old Coots’ offer life advice at a farmers market in Salt Lake City. The Old Coots in Liberty are volunteers, age 60 or older, who have a wealth of life experiences. They will be sitting outside the library, weather permitting, from 10:00am-12:00pm. You can tell them about your problem, get a free donut hole from J.A. Bakery and coffee, and get their advice. It’s probably bad advice but it’s FREE!

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Portraits and People

School Recital

This June, we welcome back Kevin Mizner. This exhibit will feature his portrait oil paintings. His technique is based on traditional oil painting practices, utilizing photographs, sketches and studies, both on site and in his Pittston studio. Whatever it takes to make the best painting. “Because in the end, only the painting can tell the story.”  See more at


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Read ME 2019

This summer, we are joining libraries around the state in Read ME, a statewide program presented in partnership with the Maine Humanities Council and the Maine State Library that gets Maine’s adults all reading the same books. Two books —Paris Was the Place by Susan Conley (fiction) and After the Eclipse: A Mother’s Murder, A Daughter’s Search by Sarah Perry (nonfiction ) were recommended by Tess Gerritsen. Join the Facebook group.

  • Maine Calling will broadcast live from Bangor Public Library on August 29 from 1-2 PM and feature authors Tess Gerritsen, Susan Conley, and Sarah Perry.

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Quilt Raffle

It’s time for another quilt raffle! “Sunbonnet Sue Visits Maine” made by Sheepscot Valley Quilters in 2009 is revisiting the Liberty Library this summer. This like-new quilt has been donated to the library by Lorna Crichton in hopes it will find a new home. Tickets are $5 each. The drawings will be done at the Ice Cream Social on August 24th. This beautiful quilt is on exhibit at the library.


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Knits & Pieces

Even though it’s summer, we will still accept hand knit items to be distributed in the fall, so keep your needles and hands working when you are able through the upcoming months.  Smaller-sized mittens are most appreciated for Head Start and larger-sized ones for the Walker School.  They are so appreciated and keep the hands of our youngest residents warm! Hats, scarves and cowls are most appreciated for older Waldo county residents who are in need, and these are distributed through the Soup Kitchen.  We thank all of you so much for your efforts over the last few years.

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

We also 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!

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