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Arts at the Library!

Saturday. Aug. 4th, 9:00am-12:00pm (or longer)
Along with the last Pie Sale for the season, the Library will be holding our first ever fine crafts sale. Several local crafters have purchased table space and will be selling their artwork at the library:

  • Betsy Levine – Handmade silver and gemstone earrings, and a few other handcrafted jewelry items. Also, some ceramic buttons for those knitters among you!
  • Joan Martis – Selling tote bags, pouches and pillows made from recycled sailboat sails as well as a variety of small notebooks, journals and cards made primarily from repurposed paper.
  • Kerry Black – A number of quilted items will be for sale including baby quilts, wall hangings, table runners, and potholders with heat resistant batting. Kerry has been quilting for over 20 years and has won ribbons for her quilts in Maine’s annual quilt show.
  • Barb Rehmeyer – Never one to settle for just one craft, Barb will have an assortment of handmade crafts from wood working, stone art, repurposed books, and who knows what else?
  • Sett Balise – Also for sale at Barb’s table will be pottery made by Sett Balise – locally made, handcrafted ceramics made with durability and functionality in mind.

We hope to make this an annual event if it is successful. So buy a special gift for someone. Or buy a little something for yourself. Whichever, please stop by and support these local artisans.

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Captain Anders Anderson

CaptAnders Anderson, Penobscot Bay Captain of Maine Granite Schooners
Tuesday July 24th at 6:30
John Anderson is a native of Rockland and the grandson of the featured captain. He has transcribed and published the captain’s thirty-plus years of journals from the era of his sailing days. He will present a fascinating and deeply moving portrait of his grandfather, a Swedish-American schooner captain. 

John’s talk will describe some of Capt. Anderson’s most interesting passages, cargoes, and dangerous adventures. The narrative will also focus on his many voyages carrying Maine granite from the Penobscot Bay and Mount Desert quarries southbound, used in the construction of many important buildings and public works projects, primarily in the New York City area. Continue reading

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Edgewise Art

Rachel Edgerly is a Maine-based artist who specializes in graphite portraiture. She currently resides in Belfast with her husband and two furballs. She is the great-granddaughter of Ivan O. Davis and is thrilled to be exhibiting in this library namesake during the month of July.  Her prints are for sale for $25, frame included.

For questions or commission requests, please contact Rachel via one of the below platforms:

ETSY SHOP: www.etsy.com/shop/EdgewiseArt
GMAIL: edgewise.art@gmail.com
INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/edgewise.art
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/edgewise.art

 

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Winner! Winner!

We are selling raffle tickets for two items this summer. Tickets for each item are $5.00. Winners will be drawn at the Ice Cream Social on August 25th. Both items are on display at the library.

1. Titled “The Colors of Maine”, this quilt is made of batik fabrics, machine pieced and machine quilted by Susan Chapin of Liberty.  It is 54″x72″. It brings to mind ferns, pine trees, goldenrod, purple asters, goldfinch, bluebirds, the waters of our ocean, lakes and ponds, blue skies……..everything that surrounds us!

 

 

2.  An Oak Ice Box replica made by Jon Dean of Liberty.

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An Eye For Lake St. George – Photo Cards

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Ten photos from the book, An Eye for Lake St. Georgehave been made into photo cards and are for sale at the library – package of 10 different cards for $20.  All net proceeds for all items will go to the Liberty Library.

Cards and paperback books are also for sale at the Liberty Graphics Outlet store.

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Read ME

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. This year Maine author Paul Doiron has selected two books by lesser-known Maine authors: River Talk,  a fiction book by CB Anderson, and Settled in the Wild: Notes from the Edge of Town, a nonfiction book by Susan Hand Shetterly. We will keep you posted about author visits and facilitated book discussions around the state:

  • Facebook group.
  • The LIVE MAINE CALLING event at Maine State Library is on August 22. The show begins at 1:00 but folks should arrive around 12:30/12:45.

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Kindness Rocks

If you find a Kindness Rock, you may keep it, put it back, or rehide it. Please tell us where you found it and what was written on it by going to:
facebook.com/LibertyKindnessRocks

Please “Like” the page to follow how far the rocks travel. If you don’t have a Facebook account, you can email the information and it will be posted. You don’t have to have a Facebook account to read the page.

 

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The Great American Read

The Great American Read is celebrating ONE MILLION votes in the search for America’s best-loved novel! Continue to vote for your favorites today.

Vote Now

 

The Great American Read is an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey).  It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience. www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/home

Maine’s favorite book?
Maine Public Radio encourages you to vote in our Maine poll. They have created an easy mechanism for you to vote for your favorite book. Take the Maine poll HERE.  In the fall, they will announce the book that received the most votes here in Maine on Maine Calling on Maine Public Radio. Vote for your favorite!

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Knits & Pieces

We are accepting donations of hats, mittens and scarves. Thank you everyone for your donations.

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! Continue reading

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