Take Your Child to the Library Day

TYCLDLogoSaturday, February 7, 10:30-11:30am at the Liberty Library

Take Your Child to the Library Day is a day to celebrate families at the library. It was launched in 2011 to raise awareness about the importance of libraries in children’s lives.

There will be a readaloud, Valentine’s Day crafts, and a snack. Fun for parents and kids of all ages. Please bring a child to the library to celebrate!


Mystery Author of the Month

mysteryIf you can’t take a vacation to get away from these freezing temperatures this January, perhaps you can be an armchair traveler. Try one of the Mysteries that are set in a different countries, such as For the Dead by Timothy Hallinan (2014), set in Thailand.  Or one of Jo Nesbo’s Inspector Harry Hole novels set in Norway. Check out the myriad of other books and places to visit in the Armchair Traveler display at the Library and explore the world.

Maine FastFile

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E-file and EZ Pay options also available. See above Online Services > Maine eGov.

Quilt Exhibit


The Sheepscot Valley Quilters are displaying their wall hangings at the library this month. Be sure to come by and see their unique and beautiful handiwork. Some wall hangings are for sale.

The quilting group meets at the library on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. from September to June. (See the ‘Calendar’ for meeting dates.) This is a small group of quilt lovers and makers – from beginners to advanced. Their meetings are low key and friendly and participation in projects is purely voluntary. This year’s projects include making a sunshine quilt or two for those in need of a hug, show-and-tell (always!), sharing ideas and hints, and just having a good time with good companionship while sharing what they love! Call Sue Chapin, 589-4863, for more information.

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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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Hats & Mittens

mittensThe basket for hats and mittens for kids at the library has been filled several times. They are being given to Waldo Cap and Walker School for distribution. If you are a knitter, please help fill the basket once again with hand knit items. Small and very small (for one and two-year olds) sized mittens and small hats are what is needed at this point.

If you need a pattern, there are directions for 2-needle mittens in three different sizes and a simple hat pattern at the library. There is still some yarn left, too. A simple pattern for hats can be found here.


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Disc Cleaning

discWe have a disc cleaning machine to clean the library’s DVDs and CDs. If you have personal DVDs, CDs, or game discs that need a buffing, bring them to the library and Jen will clean them for you. We ask for you to pay $2.00 per disc to help cover the cost for the cleaning solutions required. Jen is at the library on Friday afternoons or you can leave them at the library for her to clean. Please leave $2.00, your name and contact information with the disc. We will do our best to improve your discs, but we will not be responsible if the enhancement does not fix the problem or for any damage to the disc.

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