An Eye For Lake St. George

An Eye for Lake St. George is a collection of photographs taken by Joe Rehmeyer along Lake St. George in Maine.  The walks mostly followed the road beside the southwest corner of the lake past Marshall Shores. These 80 photographs were narrowed down from over 1300 by his daughter, Emily, and her husband, Michael Boudreaux.
To order and see a preview. Scroll down to see the softcover option.
Hardcover is $55 + shipping. Softcover is $30 + shipping. Profits for each book sold will go to the Liberty Library.

Aging Well

Wednesday, March 14th (not March 13th as it stated in Newsletter)

12:00 noon for lunch at 51 Main St. in Liberty. 

Contact Bob @ 589-3105 for reservations and details.

Let’s Get This Ball Rolling

Jo Peavey picked up 12 hats, 2 scarves and 1 cowl from the basket at the library last week and delivered them to the Soup Kitchen. They were very grateful to get them. The need at the moment is great for adult mittens, scarves, and cowls due to the extreme cold. Sue Chapin took 10 hats to the early Head Start program at WaldoCAP.  They can use small sized mittens.  They are also very grateful!

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Winner of February Boggle is Susan Shell with 182. Congratulations!

Find as many words as you can by linking letters vertically, horizontally, and diagonally, but you can only use a letter square once in a word. Pick up a Boggle sheet at the library and write words on the sheet. We will post the high score on the website if you turn the Boggle sheet in at the Library desk.

Ancestral Gut Health

Monday, February 26, 6:30pm
Steve Byers, Clinical Herbalist, will take a close look at our gut microbiome, the food we eat, and the way that herbal medicine has influenced gut health throughout time. By understanding that food and medicine were often not distinguished, we will look at ways of integrating traditional foods, rich in nutrients, with local medicinal and mineral rich herbs. Local medicinal plants will be highlighted.

Steve Byers is a Clinical Herbalist practicing Western and Traditional Chinese Herbalism. He runs the Herbal Medicine Wellness Clinic in Belfast. Visit his website.

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March Madness Cribbage Tournament

March 5th ’til Completed   Sign-up by March 4th
Join the fun for our second Cribbage Tournament. Here is how it works:

  • Matches are head-to-head, scheduled at convenience of the players.
  • Winner of 2 out of 3 games continues in tournament.
  • Matches can take place at the library, during library hours or you can make other arrangements.
  • Cribbage boards and card decks will be provided at the library or you can bring your own.
  • No skunks, all other ACC rules followed.
  • Winner’s prize: $30 gift certificate to Lori’s Cafe.
  • Entry fee is $5.00.
  • All proceeds benefit the Ivan O. Davis – Liberty Library.

Entry forms are available at the library or download here. Cribbagesign-up Join the March Madness!

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Sampler Exhibit

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The talented Cindy Schofield is back with another exhibit of her cross-stitch samplers during February. Historically, a needlework sampler is a piece of embroidery or cross-stitching produced as a demonstration or a test of skill in needlework. It often includes the alphabet, figures, motifs, decorative borders and sometimes the name of the person who embroidered it and the date. There are about twenty samplers on display.

Two antique stamped cross-stitch samplers were purchased at yard sales by Cindy’s mother. Another one dating back to the 1800s was given to her by a friend and is done on perforated paper with a wooden back and foil backing. Cindy invites you to look for the obvious error in this sampler. (Hint: It is hanging over the bathroom door.)


Before Cindy and her family moved to Montville, she operated a craft store in Rhode Island. The counted cross-stitch samplers were made for examples to hang on the walls at the shop. Cross-stitch, in which the thread is sewn in an x shape, is one of the most widely used stitches in needlework.  Cindy finds creating samplers relaxing and enjoys the peace that crafting with your hands can provide.

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Mittens, Hats, Scarves, and Yarn

It is that time of year again! We are collecting mittens, hats, and scarves for Walker School, WaldoCAP Head Start, Belfast Soup Kitchen, and “Hats with Hugs”.

Brr, it’s cold …
Hats and mittens were delivered to both Walker School and WaldoCAP Early Head Start, and they both express their appreciation. Jo Peavey will take some hats for the soup kitchen, and Sue Pelletier will be taking small hats for newborns to local hospitals. Thank you everyone for your donations.

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.

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.

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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