Safety Night-For Library Volunteers

Thursday, October 19, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Liberty Fire Chief, Bill Gillespie, will go over the use of the fire extinguishers, fire emergency and safety in the Library. A time will be available after the meeting, to go over any library related questions you may have. Required for all Library Volunteers.

Winter Coat Drive

Tuesday, October 24 at 6:30 Bring warm clothing for all sizes and new or gently-used blankets to Let’s Get This Ball Rolling! (see details below). Jo Peavey will deliver them to Waldo County Triad. Collected items will be brought to the Neighbor 2 Neighbor program and distributed throughout Waldo County. Clothing should be clean and in good condition.

Let’s Get This Ball Rolling

Tuesday, October 24 at 6:30 PM

See details below

Oil Paintings by Betty Schopmeyer

Betty Schopmeyer of Searsport is showing her oil paintings at the library during October. Three-years ago, Betty took a Color Theory class with Kris Engman (who exhibited at the library last June). She discovered a new passion and loves the process of learning and experimenting each day. “It has changed my life!”

Betty’s paintings are for sale and a portion of the sales will be donated to the library. More examples of her work may be found at:

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Let’s Get This Ball Rolling!

Tuesday, October 24 at 6:30 PM
It is getting to be that time of year again! Get those knitting needles and crochet hooks clicking as we are collecting hats, mittens, scarves, and yarn. At the kick-off, Jen Gunderman will give an update on her work with recent immigrant women. Jo Peavey will talk about the need at the Soup Kitchen in Belfast and Waldo County Triad. Sue Chapin will talk about the need for both hats and mittens at Headstart and Walker School. Sue Pelletier has been invited to give an update about “Hats with Hugs”.

Last year, we distributed a total of 47 hats, 2 scarves and 73 pairs of mittens to Walker School, the WaldoCAP Headstart program, and the Belfast Soup Kitchen. Not included in that count are 396 hats from the Liberty Library, along with the Waldo County Retired Teachers and St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Belfast, which have been donated via “Hats with Hugs” to local hospitals for babies and chemo patients.

In addition to the hats and mittens, we 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.  What we think of as a small thing can make a huge difference in another person’s life and help them feel that they are not forgotten, indeed, can give them some hope!

Please join us in making a difference in our community and at Let’s Get This Ball Rolling! on Tuesday, October 24. All are welcome….women, men and children… and bring your knitting or crocheting, whatever it may be. Let’s fill the basket with yarn donations for Jen Gunderman to take that evening. Bring warm blankets, coats, snow pants, mittens, hats & scarves for Waldo County Triad.

Simple 2-needle mitten patterns: 3-4 yrs,  4-6 yrs., & 6-8 yrs.
A simple pattern for hats can be found here. ……………………………………………………………

Another Stockinette Watch cap pattern.

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! Read the rest of this entry »

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