Happy Halloween


Trick-or-Treating at the library on Halloween from 6 – 7:30pm

Painting on Fabric

Saturday, October 24 at 12:30-3:30pm
People had such a good time at the “Painting with Paper” workshop, we decided to do another workshop in October. Pat Woodbury will teach a technique using oil paint sticks and freezer paper to create scenery on fabric. No experience necessary but age 12 and older. Participants are asked to pay $5 for materials, which will be provided.

Knit Knight

Next Knit Knight – October 27, 6:30pm. All ages. All sharing. Bring your knitting (or crocheting and other craft) and your questions.

10-4, Good Buddy!

Bring your empty bottles and cans to the 10-4 store. For the next couple of weeks, there will be a “Library” bucket to put them in. Thank you 10-4!

2015 Maine Readers’ Choice Award Winner


The  winner of the 2015 Maine Readers Choice Award is

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

Ten years in the writing, All the Light We Cannot See is a beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.


The Maine Readers’ Choice Award recognizes the best in adult fiction published in the United States the previous year.

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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, itegiveitgetit.givecorps.com and choose Ivan O. Davis – Liberty Library.

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From Foe to Friend

potatopickersSunday, October 25, 2:00pm
German Prisoners of War in Maine – A First Person presentation by Hank Lunn
From Foe to Friend will tell the personal story of what the experience was like to have German soldiers working on his family farm in Littleton, Aroostook County, Maine

In 1944, the U.S. Army Air Base in Houlton, Maine became the site of a Prisoner of War (POW) internment camp for German soldiers captured in North Africa and France.  The POW’s could not be forced to work, but could volunteer. Those who wanted to work helped the local farmers harvest peas, pick potatoes and cut wood in the forest during winter. The prisoners were paid a dollar a day in scrip that they could spend at their post exchange for toiletries, tobacco, chocolate, even beer. College courses were offered to those who wish to study.

In the fall of 1945, my father decided to request prisoners to help with the potato harvest because the people we usually hired were not available due of the war. Another very compelling reason for asking for help was that the Germans cost the farmers very little.

As a 13 year old boy, the arrival of German soldiers, who may have killed some of our neighbors, was fearsome. My young mind was not too sure it was a good idea to have the “enemy” right here on our farm.

Hank Lunn does Living History presentations around the state. He lives in Camden, Maine.


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Angela and Her 36 Cats

Angela_36-cats_covA few years ago Dan Kirchoff’s niece, Angela, told a girlfriend’s mom, “If I had 36 cats, that would be equal to a man.” This was promptly relayed to Angela’s mom and then to the rest of the family in quick order. Kirchoff decided to write a story about Angela and all those cats and sent it around only to be challenged by Angela who asked, “Where are the drawings?” And so, what you see in this month’s exhibit is the result of that request — the story of “Angela and Her 36 Cats,” typeset and illustrated here for all to see. The exhibit will be up at the Liberty Library for the month of October, and then will move to the Belfast Free Library for November. Kirchoff plans to self-publish the book at some point. Also included in the exhibit are some other recent pieces done in acrylic by Kirchoff — and perhaps a pen-and-ink or two.

Dan Kirchoff has been working in the graphic design/illustration business for over 30 years after earning a BFA from Auburn University (1983). Currently he works at The Free Press in Rockland (Maine) where he also inserts small, pen-and-ink illustrations of the midcoast area into the paper. Kirchoff lives in Belfast with his wife Jennifer and a whole buncha cats.

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FerdinandBookSaturday, October 10, 10:00am, Liberty
Celebrate fall with a StoryWalk on the Haystack Mountain Trail featuring two children’s books: The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf and a non-fiction book, Bees by Karen Hartley. Families will walk along a one-mile trail as Audrey O’Clair reads this classic story about a peaceful and beloved bull named Ferdinand – then return down the trail with an in-depth look at bees.

A StoryWalk features popular children’s books mounted on sign posts along local public access trails. The signs and story will remain up through November. Event made possible with generous funding from RSU #3 and sponsored by the Sheepscott Wellspring Land Alliance (SWLA). Meet at the Haystack Mountain trailhead behind the Walker School Ball Field in Liberty.

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mittensAttention knitters! Please help fill the basket at the library once again with hand knit mittens for the children at Walker School and the children in the WaldoCAP Head Start Program. There is always a great need at Walker School for mittens, especially for the younger children, and for the preschool children in the Head Start Program at WaldoCAP.

Simple 2-needle mitten patterns:  4-6 yrs., & 6-8 yrs. Note:pattern correction for 2 Needle Mitten 3-4 yrs (2).

Next Knit Knight – October 27, 6:30pm. All ages. All sharing. Bring your knitting (or crocheting and other craft) and your questions.

Note:  We are still collecting adult-size chemo hats for the Harold Alfond Cancer Center in Augusta.

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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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Disc Cleaning

discWe have a disc cleaning machine to clean the library’s DVDs and CDs. If you have personal DVDs, CDs, or game discs that need a buffing, bring them to the library and Jen will clean them for you. We ask for you to pay $2.00 per disc to help cover the cost for the cleaning solutions required. Jen is at the library on Friday afternoons or you can leave them at the library for her to clean. Please leave $2.00, your name and contact information with the disc. We will do our best to improve your discs, but we will not be responsible if the enhancement does not fix the problem or for any damage to the disc.

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