Food Pantry Donations


patchwork snowmanWe continue to collect money and food donations in December for the local Food Pantries. Look for cans for money donations around town. $134 was collected in November. There will be a bin for food donations at the post office and at the library.The proceeds will be divided between the Liberty Baptist Church and the AMVET’s Food Pantries. Please be generous to our neighbors in need.

Knit Knight

Tuesday, December 1 at 6:30pm
All ages. All sharing. Bring your knitting (or crocheting and other craft) and your questions.

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Liberty in Winter

Liberty_in_WinterFOR SALE – “Liberty in Winter,” an 8″x10″ color photograph taken by Everett Peavey. For sale at the library for $20. Photo comes with a black frame.

This would make a lovely gift for family and friends. Plus, you support the library.

Thank you, Everett, for your donation of this amazing photo.

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In the Shadow of the Burning Dog

CrichtonDuring the month of November, Harlan Crichton will be exhibiting his photographs of Veterans. Harlan grew up in Liberty, attended Mt. View High School, graduated from the Maine College of Art in Portland, and now lives in Moscow, Idaho. He photographs people and places using a view camera and travels by motorcycle on photographic journeys to remote parts of the country.

In the Shadow of Burning Dog
As a twenty-five year old male, I am part of a wartime generation. A minority of my generation has chosen to participate in the war; most have remained stateside. As one who chose to stay, I am interested in the people who left. They have experienced the

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Holiday Card Workshop

cardSunday, December 6, 1:00 – 3:30pm

Pat Woodbury will teach how to make holiday cards by hand sewing paper. Age 10 and older. Participants are asked to pay $5 for materials, which will be provided.

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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 and choose Ivan O. Davis – Liberty Library.

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Mittens & Hats

mittensAttention knitters! Please help fill the baskets at the library once again with hand knit mittens and hats for the children at Walker School and Head Start Program at WaldoCAP. There is greatest need for preschool children and the younger children at Walker School.

Simple 2-needle mitten patterns:  4-6 yrs., & 6-8 yrs. Note:pattern correction for 2 Needle Mitten 3-4 yrs (2). A simple pattern for hats can be found here.

The next Knit Knight will be December 1 at 6:30. All ages. All sharing. Bring your knitting (or crocheting and other craft) and your questions.

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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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