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Diane Magras, Author

Saturday, April 6, 1:00 pm
From Acadia National Park to the Scottish Borders, Maine author Diane Magras has always found her inspiration in natural and historical worlds. Both Maine and Scotland influenced her middle grade adventure The Mad Wolf’s Daughter (a “New York Times” Editors’ Choice) and its companion book The Hunt for the Mad Wolf’s Daughter.  Join her to hear more about how these books came to be and the castles this author loves—and to create your own early medieval castle! A reading and book-signing will be included. Ages 7 and up.

 

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Jen Gunderman

Tue, April 9, 6:30pm
Jen traveled to Greece in early March and took yarn and knitting supplies we had collected for her. She will return to the Liberty Library to speak about her latest trip and the refugee crisis. All are welcome.

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Sheepscot Valley Quilters Exhibit

Dresden Plate Wallhanging $20

Sheepscot Valley Quilters is a group of women who love to sew and quilt, from beginners to experienced quilters. We just enjoy each other’s company while learning new techniques or making quilts to donate to a variety of people including the Liberty Library, local people who have been burned out of their homes, and to victims of hurricanes and floods in New Orleans and Houston. Recipients are so grateful to be remembered in time of crisis.
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Most of the fabric we use is given to the group when someone is “cleaning out”. This year we decided to finish some of the donated blocks to sell and raise funds for materials for these donations. Since we don’t have any dues to purchase materials, members of the group have been donating batting, backings, etc. The sale of the items in this year’s show will go towards purchasing supplies that we need to continue our projects. See items for sale.

Anyone interested in checking out our group  is welcome to come on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm at the Liberty Library (learn more). You can contact Kerry Black <kerryjb65@gmail.com>, Sue Chapin (589-4863) or Jane Bourassa who are all long-time members. We have folks from Palermo, Searsmont and Belfast as well as Liberty who also attend regularly

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March Madness Cribbage Tournament

March 4th ’til Completed.

Round 2 winners:

  • Jon Thurston
  • Benjamin Richards
  • Emily Richards

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Knits & Pieces

It is that time of year to get those knitting needles clicking and those crochet hooks looping so we may again provide warm hands and heads around our community.  We are collecting children’s mittens (small sizes are most needed) for the Walker School and small sized mittens and hats for  WaldoCAP Headstart.  Our adult hats and cowls go to the Belfast Soup Kitchen and to the TRIAD program which distributes warm winter clothing to our senior citizens in need. There is free yarn for this project in the library along with a basket for the finished mittens, hats, and cowls.  We thank you so much for your continued support!

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