Thanksgiving-Library Closed

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The Library will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd

“Rest and be thankful.”
― William Wadsworth

Happpy Thanksgiving

Lego Club is Back!

New time – Monday, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Lego Club is open to children ages 5 to 15 years old, but we ask that parents/guardians be present for the full hour. This is a time for children to get together with other children and build new, stronger relationships, but it is also a time …          View Page

 

Let’s Get This Ball Rolling

We are collecting hats, mittens, and scarves for Walker School, WaldoCAP Headstart, Belfast Soup Kitchen, and “Hats with Hugs”. We collect yarn and needles for New Mainers transitioning to life in Maine.

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Staying Sane During the Holidays

Staying Sane During the Holidays: A Talk on Ways to Remain Balanced When Life Gets a Little Crazy
Tuesday, November 28th, 6:30

Deborah Keene will be sharing practical and doable dietary and lifestyle tips to help ease stress, get better sleep, and calm anxiety. She will provide a handout or two, but you might want to bring pen and paper if you want to take notes. Dress in comfortable clothing as we will be shaking things out with a gentle movement sequence that anyone can do.

Deb has been in the natural health and healing field for a good long while. She still loves to share what she has learned along the way on how to be happy and healthy. Her website is Ayurvedayogacenter.com.

She has presented at the Liberty Library before and had a blast. This one will also be fun, lively, and informative. Tea will be served. 

 

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Holman Day

Holman Day

Holman Day, From a 1921 magazine

Rhymed Stories of Unplaned Human Natur’ Up in Maine: Holman Day
Tuesday, 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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Health Insurance

It’s open enrollment season for health care, meaning if you get health insurance through the individual market, it’s time to sign up so you stay covered next year! All Maine citizens who need health care under the affordable care act should go to the Health Insurance Marketplace at healthcare.gov to apply for coverage, compare options, and enroll.

2018 open enrollment period is November 1 – December 15.

For help, go to enroll207.com

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Aging Well in Waldo County

Thursday, Nov. 16 1:00-2:30pm 

Wendy Kasten from Aging Well in Waldo County will be the mentor and facilitator as we go through the process of becoming an age-friendly community. What are your concerns – housing, transportation, social isolation? Liberty has been chosen to become a model for other Waldo County towns. Please join in the discussion to make your needs known and help make Liberty an age-friendly community!

Results of the Aging Well Survey

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Pottery and Paintings on Exhibit

Sett Balise is a self-taught painter and potter with a couple of decades of practice. Painting influences include the 1800’s era Hudson River School painters like Frederic Church, Albert Bierstadt, Fitz Henry Lane, etc. Some acrylic, but mostly oil on cotton or linen canvas. Ceramics work includes reproductions of ancient to medieval (~600 – 1600 AD) items as well as modern and fantastical work.

All items are for sale (see price on bottom of pottery) and 20% of sales are being donated to the Library. Shop local for your holiday gifts! His Etsy site is Brambledragon.

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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 Headstart, Belfast Soup Kitchen, and “Hats with Hugs”.

Items Recently Donated To …
Waldo County Triad: 11 hats, 2 mittens, and 2 cowls
Hats with Hugs: 3 hats
Walker School: 8 mittens and 4 hats

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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