Maine Student Book Award

mediumlogoIt is time to vote for your favorite Maine Student Book Award book. Pick up a ballot at the library desk. In order to vote:

– Students must be in grades 4-8 (ages 9-14).
– Students must have read three or more eligible books. (See list.) Vote for only one book.
– Return the ballot to the library by March 30th.

The winner will be announced on the MSBA website on April 1st after 5:00pm.

Aging Well Survey

Aging Well in Waldo County is conducting a county-wide assessment of seniors in Waldo County (anyone age 50 and over).  Their goal is to learn about the assets and challenges of people over 50 in our county. The long-term goal is to find ways to address some of the needs as well as celebrate what is working to share with the 26 towns of Waldo County. Please consider taking the survey. All responses are private and anonymous. Contact in Liberty is Suzanne Pelletier 589-3123.

Maine Public Library Fund

Use the internet to I-file your 2016 Maine individual income tax return for free beginning January 23rd, 2017. Get a refund faster. File now, delay your payment until April 18th, 2017.
When doing your taxes, please make a contribution to the Maine Public Library Fund on your Maine income tax form schedule Charitable Contributions www.maine.gov/msl/tax.

 

Feedback Needed

The Liberty Library wants to hear from you! We are planning for new programs at the library, and we would like your feedback. Please click on the button below.

You can also find this form in print at the Library, Town Offices, and various locations around town. Or you can email Barbara Worcester, Library Director, to tell her your thoughts at bworcester@liberty.lib.me.us. Thank you!

Let’s Talk About It

Sign-up by March 31st.

Let’s Talk About It is a group for people who want to talk about books. The books and facilitator will be provided by the Maine Humanities Council in collaboration with the Maine State Library.

The program, The Mirror of Maine: The Maine Community in Myth and Reality, will meet Thursdays for five sessions. All sessions will begin at 6:30pm at the library for approximately 90 minutes. Our facilitator will be Mary Alice Brennan.

May 11 – A Maine Hamlet by Lura Beam
June 15 – The Weir by Ruth Moore
July 20 – Wildfire Loose by Joyce Butler
August 17 – Twelve Journeys in Maine by Wesley McNair
September 21 – Empire Falls by Richard Russo

These books explore community life in Maine. What defines community? What values have been associated with community life in Maine, and how many of these values still exist today? What are the confinements or darker realities that exist in Maine communities? Learn more about the books and program.

Please sign-up to join so that we can order enough books and assure their is enough interest in the book group.

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Learn Mah Jong

Wednesday, April 5th, 6:30pm
Jane Liebler will teach a workshop about how to play Mah Jong. If you already know how to play, please come and join the fun. There are hopes of starting a Mah Jong night/afternoon at the library. Let us know if you are interested.

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Which came first – the chicken or the egg?

Joan Martis from Montville has been collecting eggs and egg paraphernalia for years. Some of her more unusual items are metal egg cartons, an egg scale, egg poachers, darning eggs, and glass eggs that are used to trick chickens to lay real eggs.

Joe Rehmeyer from Liberty has collected chickens for years – chicken prints from China, a Venetian glass chicken, “Happy Hens” from New Zealand, and more.  These two collectors have joined forces this March to display a fun springtime exhibit.

A real egg has snuck into the exhibit. Can you find it among all the others?

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March Madness Cribbage Tournament

Winners of Round 1:

  • Jon Thurston
  • Josephine Richards
  • Kevin Richards
  • Barb Rehmeyer
  • Glen Widmer
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Round 2 should be completed by Wednesday, March 29th.

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cloudLibrary

cloudLibrary is here! 

Quick Start Guide pdf

On March 1, Maine InfoNet Download Library has a new e-book and e-Audiobook collection platform. This transition will offer Maine readers a bigger selection of books.

Access cloudLibrary or  click on the green MAINE INFONET link on the right sidebar of the library homepage. First, you have to download the app.

  • Download the cloudLibrary app for your device
  • Using the drop down menu, select your country, state, library (Liberty: Ivan O. Davis-Liberty Library), and enter your library ID. No PIN required. If you don’t know your number, contact the library. 
  • Click agree to terms and log in. You should only need to do this the first time.
  • Then browse, borrow, and read. There is a 3-week borrowing period.

You can sync books across devices so you can browse and borrow on your computer and download to listen or read on your portable device. You can download the book at the library to read at home or listen to in the car without an internet connection. For more information, go to http://www.maineinfonet.org/downloadlibrary

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Maine Public Library Fund Grant

Bangor Symphony Orchestra – Sat, April 29, 3pm at Walker School

 

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Books for Homebound

bookstackThe library is conducting a survey to see if there is interest in an outreach program to serve the homebound. Do you know an elderly person, new mother, someone temporarily incapacitated, or others who cannot get to the library? We’d like to deliver materials to them.

REQUEST SERVICE
For your own interest or for recommending someone else.

We will also need Volunteers to deliver materials. Please indicate your interest in Volunteering.

If you have questions, please contact Barb Rehmeyer or call 716-6157.

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Give I.T. – Get I.T.

PCsforMainePCs for Maine has nominated the Library for their Give I.T. – Get I.T. 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 to the Ivan O. Davis – Liberty Library here.

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Knitting Donations

knittersJo Peavey reports that the Soup Kitchen says they have no more need for hats. I guess they are thinking spring will arrive sooner rather than later!

Sue Chapin delivered 8 hats to Walker School. The library will be collecting hats and mittens for Walker School and WaldoCAP once again in the fall.

Sue Pelletier is still collecting for Hats with Hugs. These hats for newborns or cancer patients are given to many hospitals in Maine as well as other states and countries.

Donations of yarn and needles can be dropped off at the library. Jennifer Gunderman from Liberty will deliver these to organizations assisting New Mainers transitioning to life in Maine.

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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