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Louise Penny Basket Raffle

Win a signed copy of Louise Penny’s newest book, A Better Man: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel, tote bag, teapot, and other goodies! $2 a ticket. Drawing December 14th. What a lovely holiday gift for someone special!

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The Artistry of Liberty Graphics

Liberty Graphics owner, Tom Opper, uses Maine artists and book illustrators, a signature feature of Liberty Graphics.  Years of experience with water-based inks and hand-separated allow the printing to be accurately detailed and brilliantly colored.

During November, view the artwork and T-shirt graphics of 8 artists: Children’s book illustrators Barbara Cooney, Robert McCloskey, Dahlov Ipcar, and Chris Van Dusen; and fine artists Anne Kilham, Eric Hopkins, Stell Shevis, and Bob Richardson.


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Exploring Wabanaki/Maine History

Tuesday, November 26, 6pm – 8pm at
Liberty Town Office – Overlock Room
The Indigenous People History Study Group that meets monthly at the library and the Maine Wabanaki-REACH invite you to an interactive story-telling. We will learn about events in the colonizing history of Wabanaki people (the Indigenous people of Maine) and Europeans and their descendants.

This is a participatory program appropriate for adults and teens. Our goal is to increase our understanding of colonization. This event is free and open to the public. Though for those capable, a $20.00 donation is very much appreciated.

To register, email Hannah at Please include your contact info for us to keep you apprised of updates or changes. Registrations help with planning.

For more information, contact Julie Beckford at

All contributions will go to supporting Maine-Wabanaki REACH’s ongoing work in Native and Maine Communities:

To learn how you can bring a REACH program to your community or organization contact

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Poetry Express

Listen to Barb Rehmeyer reading ” Pearly Everlasting” by Linda Buckmaster broadcast on Sunday, November 10th.

Listen to John Twomey reading “Ants” by Lynn Ascrizzi broadcast on Sunday, October 27th.

Both were broadcast on WERU. The Poetry Express performance was held at the library on September 23rd.

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Knits & Pieces

As autumn begins, it is heartwarming to see our library basket overflowing with the hats, mittens, and other knitwear that our needle crafters have been busy working on over the summer.  We will be distributing these soon to the Walker School in Liberty, the WALDOCAP  Headstart program, Belfast Soup Kitchen, and the Triad collection box for older Waldo County citizens in need of warm clothing.

Please keep your knitting needles clicking and clacking and your crochet hooks hooking as we head into even colder weather.  The need is very great and we will continue to distribute all that you so generously make.  Please know they are truly appreciated by those who receive them. Thank you!

Simple 2-needle mittens: 3-4 yrs,  4-6 yrs, & 6-8 yrs.
A simple pattern for hats can be found here. Another watch cap pattern.

We also 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 other crafts) 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!

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