April is National Poetry Month

Hold fast to dreams 
For if dreams die

Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.

Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go

Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.
————————~Langston Hughes

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Paint & Pints Fundraiser

Tues. May 1, 6:30pm at the
 Lake St. George Brewing Co.

Paint a 9″ x 12″ work of art to take home and enjoy for many years to come. All materials will be provided. Meg Brewer will be your instructor.

$25 per person. Pay that evening by cash or check. Limit of 20 people. Sign-Up here.    
(3 spots remaining)

Bring an apron or wear suitable clothes. Drinks and food will be at your own cost. Doors open at 6:00pm.

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A Good Man, a Good Dog, & a Good Writer! 

Saturday, May 19, 1:30pm 
Roger Guay’s memoir, A Good Man with a Dog, recounts his nearly 25-year adventures as a Maine Warden Service officer and a K9 master trainer and certified K9 handler. His companion, a little brown lab named Reba, was adept at finding discarded weapons, ejected shells, hidden fish and missing people. Kate Clark Flora, in addition to being the co-author of A Good Man with a Dog, is an award-winning author of fifteen mystery and true crime books. Meet Roger Guay, his current canine partner, and Kate Flora.

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Sheepscot Valley Quilters Exhibit

Wallhangings, table runners, and pot holders made by members of Sheepscot Valley Quilters are on display at the library during the month of April. The Sheepscot Valley Quilters meet at the library on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. from September to June. New members are welcome to join in September.

Many of the items are for sale and a percentage of the sales is being donated to the library.

 

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March Madness Cribbage Tournament

Congratulations to Kevin Richards, the winner of the 2018 Cribbage Tournament. 

Kevin will take home a $30 gift certificate for Lori’s Cafe. Thank you Lori for the donation.

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An Eye For Lake St. George

An Eye for Lake St. George is a collection of photographs taken by Joe Rehmeyer along Lake St. George in Liberty, Maine.  The walks mostly followed the road beside the southwest corner of the lake past Marshall Shores. These 80 photographs were narrowed down from over 1300 by his daughter, Emily, and her husband, Michael Boudreaux. There is a sample on display at the library.
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Click here to order and see a preview. Scroll down to see the softcover option.
Hardcover is $55 + shipping. Softcover is $30 + shipping. Profits for each book sold will go to the Liberty Library.  All the books that were bulk ordered have sold out. More will be available at the library in June.

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Knits & Pieces

Need a break from knitting hats & mittens? How cute is this little bunny! You can download the FREE pattern by Elizabeth Kellner here. Springtime is coming!

We are still accepting donations of hats, mittens and scarves. Thank you everyone for your donations.

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! Continue reading

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