April – National Poetry Month

To celebrate National Poetry Month, a new poem will be posted each week in April.

Dis appointments

There were disappointments I needed to make.
Planes I missed.
Money I paid.
People who died too soon.
But when disappointments face-off appointments
I’ve made, appointments win.
Why is it then that the disappointments linger in my
Memory
While appointments fade?

 Barb Rehmeyer

MSBA Winner

The winner of the Maine Student Book Award is …

eldeafoEl Deafo 
by Cece Bell

See more 2016 awarding winning books.

Poetry Exhibit

Toussaint

On exhibit this month at the library are poems by Toussaint St. Negritude. As Poet Laureate of Belfast, Maine, Toussaint sponsors a myriad of poetry programing, from bi-weekly readings, to collaborative performances of local poets and other artists, to the creation of the upcoming journal of poetry, Geezum Crow, to hosting the annual Belfast Poetry Festival. He has just published a new book of poems, Upheave, by Trenchant Fist Press, 2014.

Enjoy an evening of Poetry and Jazz with Toussaint at the library on Saturday, April 23 at 6:30pm. He conjures all crossroads of jazz, blues, folk, and collective liberation, via the back-road palette of his bass clarinet and the ample declarations of a voice well worth the view. Refreshments will be served.

 

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Give IT – Get IT

PCsforMainePCs for Maine has nominated the Library for their Give IT – Get IT program in order to purchase newer and safer computers. We need new equipment in order to take advantage of the new circuit speed of 100Mbps. You can make a contribution at itegiveitgetit.givecorps.com and choose Ivan O. Davis – Liberty Library.

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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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Hats With Hugs

purplehatSue Pelletier is collecting hats for infants to give to Maine Hospitals. There is a basket at the library. We plan to collect larger hats and mittens once again in the fall.

A simple pattern for hats can be found here.

 

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