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Annual Appeal 2019

We hope you will consider us in your year-end giving plans. Annual Appeal 2019

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Holman Day

Holman Day

Holman Day, from a 1921 magazine

Rhymed Stories of Unplaned Human Natur’ Up in Maine
Thursday, December 12 at 6:30 pm
Peter Beckford will recite selections from the works of Holman Day, featuring the holiday poem “Dumphy, Our Family Man.” Vassalboro’s favorite son, Holman Day, wrote three widely read books of poetry published between 1900 and 1905. The tales are set on Maine farms, in the woods, on the coast, and in villages. The introduction to Up In Maine declares Day’s subjects, “may be rough, perhaps uncouth, but they are characteristic, picturesque, engaging, and lifelike.” In fact, you may recognize yourself. His poems open a window onto 19th century Maine for us, and they are alternately funny, sad, and philosophical. Refreshments will be served.

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Louise Penny Basket Raffle

Win a signed copy of Louise Penny’s newest book, A Better Man: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel, tote bag, teapot, and other goodies! $2 a ticket. Drawing December 14th. What a lovely holiday gift for someone special!

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Cookie Swap

Wednesday, December 18 at 12:00 at the Library
Bake one kind of cookie and end up with an assortment for the holidays. Bring approx. 3 dozen and a container to carry them away. Cookies should be homemade and delicious!

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Mr. & Mrs. Garrett Soucy Concert

Friday, December 20, 7:00pm
Mr. & Mrs. Garrett Soucy have been crafting songs for over 20 years. Theirs is a simple but rugged, singer/songwriter Americana. Garrett and Siiri live in Liberty with their nine children. CDs will be for sale. See www.mrandmrsgarrettsoucy.com

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Jon Byrer’s Poured Marbled Paintings

RoosterJon Byer will be exhibiting his paintings at the library during December. Jon attended Maine College of Art and graduated with a degree in photography in 1999. He lives in the midcoast area where he creates poured marbled paintings, drawings, and photographs.

Poured marbled paintings are made without brushes. These paintings push the abstract trend of fluid art into recognizable impressionist landscapes, portraits, and still life. The technique of pouring one thick layer of paint onto the canvas creates fluidity. These mixing colors are set in place when dry yet still seem liquid. The dry paint marbles into permanent eddies, whirls, and swirling images on the canvas. When dry, the enamel paint creates a glass finish that is smooth to the touch. Watch video here. Continue reading

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Acrylic Painting Workshop

Sat, Jan. 25, 1pm – 4pm (Snow date Feb. 1)
The second workshop in the series of Making art is good for the body, mind, and soul will be a Acrylic Painting. The instructor will Kristine Gorman. Our subject will be the Pemaquid Lighthouse. (See photo.) This workshop will be run much like a “Paint Nite” model. The class is FREE because we received a Maine Public Library Fund Program Grant, but registration is required. Limited to 16 people, age 12+. Refreshments will be available.

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Mah Jong

Sun, January 12, 1pm – 3pm
Jane Liebler will lead a Mah Jong group. Game will be taught to new players. Experienced players welcome. Need at least four people to play but no more than eight to start. We hope to meet monthly if there is enough interest.

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Poetry Express

Listen to Leigh Norcott reading reading “Apple” by Betsy Sholl broadcast on Sunday, December 8th.

Listen to Barb Rehmeyer reading ” Pearly Everlasting” by Linda Buckmaster broadcast on Sunday, November 10th.

Listen to John Twomey reading “Ants” by Lynn Ascrizzi broadcast on Sunday, October 27th.

Both were broadcast on WERU. The Poetry Express performance was held at the library on September 23rd.

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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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