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Out on a Limb Apple CSA 

The library purchased a share at the Out On a Limb CSA, and we will “share” the apples with you at five programs in September through November.  At each event, you will be able to sample the apple varieties and sometimes an apple treat.

  • Wed, September 18, 6:30pm
  • Tue, October 1, 6:30pm – John Bunker
  • Wed, October 16, 6:30pm
  • Wed, October 30, 6:30pm
  • Tue, November 12, 6:30pm

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Through the Lens of Friends

“ Pelican” Stanley Paige Zeigler

Six photographers from Liberty and Montville will display their work during October. “Through the Lens of Friends” is a diverse selection of images  including expansive landscapes taken in the wilderness areas of North America (mid-coast land conservationist, Buck O’Herin, Montville); patterns reflected at the land-water interface (kayaker, guide, and artist, Bernice Nadler, Montville); wildlife and lands from distant places photographed while travelling worldwide and working on a marine research vessel (Rep. Stanley Paige Zeigler, Montville); rural life and places evoking “the surreal nature of small town life” (fine art photographer Harlan Crichton, Boston and Liberty); everyday life, capturing place, moments, objects, and movements that will not be seen again in exactly the same  way (co-founder of Waterfall Arts in Montville and Belfast, Lorna Crichton, Liberty); and landscapes and wildlife photographed in Liberty, the Midcoast and elsewhere in Maine (keen observer and self-taught photographer, Otie Smith, Liberty).

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Knits & Pieces

As autumn begins, it is heartwarming to see our library basket overflowing with the hats, mittens, and other knitwear that our needle crafters have been busy working on over the summer.  We will be distributing these soon to the Walker School in Liberty, the WALDOCAP  Headstart program, Belfast Soup Kitchen, and the Triad collection box for older Waldo County citizens in need of warm clothing.

Please keep your knitting needles clicking and clacking and your crochet hooks hooking as we head into even colder weather.  The need is very great and we will continue to distribute all that you so generously make.  Please know they are truly appreciated by those who receive them. Thank you!

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