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Special Story Time –
Thurs. June 21, 10:30am
Sharks4Kids will dive deeper into the ocean ecosystem that lies just off the shore, and introduce the local communities to the species of sharks that are found in the Gulf of Maine. They will present facts about sharks and their crucial role in the ecosystem and current threats to shark populations and how we can all help keep the ocean a safe place for sharks. Suitable for all age groups. Learn more about Sharks4Kids, and find some fun shark activities at the website:

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Liberty River Walk

Saturday, June 30, 10:00am – 11:30am
Join Bob Kohl on a family friendly hike on the trail along the headwaters of the Saint George River. Learn about the historic mills, natural features, and majestic old growth trees. Kids can participate in a scavenger hunt. All ages are welcome for this mile hike. Please leave dogs at home. The guided tour is optional or families can choose to walk on the trail at their own pace. Be prepared for the bugs of the season. Meet at the Liberty Town Office.

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Italian Dining in the Vineyard

Saturday, July 21, 5:00pm at Liberty Farm
Enjoy a fabulous Italian dinner which includes oyster bar, appetizers, salad, soup, bread, pasta bar, and dessert. See the full menu.  Tickets go on sale Monday, June 18th.

Tickets can be purchased at the library for $35 a person. Cash and checks only. There is a 30 person limit and tickets must be purchased by July 15th. We expect to sell out quickly so don’t delay. No reservations will be accepted. Dinner will be served outdoors under a tent.

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June Exhibit – An Eye For Lake St. George

Ten of the photographs from An Eye for Lake St. George, a collection of photographs taken by Joe Rehmeyer along Lake St. George, are on exhibit during June. These photographs were donated by his daughter, Emily, and her husband, Michael Boudreaux.
The framed photos (plexiglass) are for sale for $25. Unframed photos are $10. If you have other photos from the book that you would like to have an enlargement, please ask and they can be made for cost.

These same ten photos have been made into photo cards and are for sale at the library – package of 10 different cards for $20.
The book of 80 photographs, An Eye for Lake St. George, is for sale at the library. Hardcover is $55 and softcover is $30. The book is on display at the library or you can see a see a preview and order online.
All net proceeds for all items will go to the Liberty Library. Joe was an active Library Volunteer for many years organizing the Art Wall and chairing the Plant Sale among other things. Joe died on January 8th of this year and this exhibit is a memorial to him.

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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 will be 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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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:

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 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.  The show premieres Tuesday, May 22 at 8:00pm on PBS.

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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