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We’re Open!

HOURS: Monday 4:00-7:00, Thursday 10:00-4:00. Curbside available.

Your library will look somewhat different. We ask for your patience and cooperation as we attempt to maintain a safe environment for everyone. Library programs will continue to be virtual at this time.
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Don’t come to the library if you feel sick or have been exposed to COVID-19. We enjoy our summer residents, but please use curbside if you have been in the state for less than 14-days.

These are the requirements to come inside:

  • Limit of 4 people at a time.
  • Please wear a face mask. Curbside service is available if you are unable to wear one.
  • Use hand sanitizer upon entry.
  • Practice social distancing by maintaining a 6-foot distance from other people.
  • Return all items to the Book Drop outside.
  • Limit your visit to 30 minutes.

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Maine at 200: How should life be?

Liberty Library is one in a cohort of organizations and individuals throughout the state hosting a Maine Humanities Council Discussion Project this summer. The Discussion Project is a new, flexible text-based discussion program that meets the needs of Maine communities. Liberty Library was selected as one of many organizations who applied to the  Maine Humanities Council to host the discussion.
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Maine at 200: How should life be? is the theme for the Liberty Library. We will meet for three sessions throughout the summer via Zoom. Our facilitator is Eve A. Raimon, Professor, Dept. of English, Women and Gender Studies Program, University of Southern Maine. Readings will be provided beforehand via website links and pdf downloads. If you are unable to access the downloads, the library will provide printed copies, if requested. Registration is required and then you will be sent the readings and the Zoom link.

  1. Wed., July 8 @ 6:30 – Many Maines –  Register by July 4 (extended).
  2. Wed., July 22 @ 6:30 – Wabanaki Voices – Register by  July 10.
  3. Wed., August 12 @ 6:30 – Race & Ethnicity – Register by August 1.

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March Madness Cribbage Tournament

March 1st ’til Completed   
Playing in the final round:

  • Peter Beckford
  • Isaac Widmer

Due to social distancing, it will take some time before the final round will be played.

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Improve Your Computer Skills for Free

The National Digital Equity Center provides FREE Digital Literacy courses in all Maine counties. Interested in taking a course? See the list of upcoming classes at digitalequitycenter.org

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Poetry Express

Listen to poems from the Poetry Express performance that was held at the library on September 23rd.: Continue reading

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Knits & Pieces

This would be a good time to make some hats and mittens. Please save your creations at home until further notice.

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

 

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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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