Curbside

Monday 4:00-7:00
Thursday 10:00-4:00.
Open for *CURBSIDE ONLY*

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we strive to keep our community safe.

RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP

.Reserve items online:

  1.  Choose ‘Search the Catalog‘. 
  2. Login to ‘My Library Account’ (Email me or call if you need to know your number.)
  3. Search for item and √ Request (See ‘MILS HELP‘ for a help sheet.)
  4. If the item you want to borrow is not available at Liberty Library, you can request it from another MILS library or through MaineCat via interlibrary loan.

You will be notified when your items are ready – by email if we have on file, or by phone if we do not.
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Give a call when you arrive at the library and your items will be brought to you in your car. (more…)

Valentine’s Day Murder Mystery

 

Sunday, February 14⋅4:00pm
What better pairing than Valentine’s Day and murder! It’s Coronation Day, 1953. The residents of Albert Street have gathered in murder mystery author Dexter Runcie’s front room to watch their new Queen being crowned on his new-fangled television set and to have a party. Everyone avidly watched the procession and ceremony until someone noticed that Dexter had fallen asleep in his chair! There was much laughter… until they realised he wasn’t sleeping – he was dead!
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You are invited to help solve the murder of Dexter Runcie. Ten people are needed to be Character Suspects. The first 10 people who sign up to be Character Suspects will be sent a script via email that they will use to participate. Sleuths will simply be sent a Zoom link in order to attend. Sleuths will be able to ask questions to solve the mystery. Character Suspects will also be Sleuths.
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Register and scripts and Zoom link will be sent to you.

Marine Mammals of Maine

Sat, January 23, 3pm (virtual)
Marine Mammals of Maine (MMoME) will do a virtual educational presentation which will include photos, videos, and information about the vital work that they do, and how others can get involved and help marine animals. MMoME is a non-profit organization dedicated to marine mammal and sea turtle response, rescue, care, research and education. They respond to stranded marine animals from Kittery to Rockland, mostly seals (300 this last year), sometimes whales, and sea turtles. They have a triage center in Harpswell where they can bring the animals that need medical attention. One of the biggest issues they come across is human interaction with these animals, and all of this could be remedied by spreading the knowledge on how to properly react to these animals.
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Register and the Zoom link will be sent to you on January 22nd.

Waldo Reads Together

Waldo Reads Together is a project initiated by Aging Well in Waldo County to help alleviate social isolation in the coming winter months, folding in the theme of Black Lives Matter, diversity, equity, and social justice. The chosen book is Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Nickel Boys. The Waldo Reads Together Committee invites anyone in Waldo County ages 14 and up to read with us – register and obtain a copy of the book in January,  join book discussion groups in February, and participate in related webinar activities in March.
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Register

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Follow Waldo Reads Together on Facebook

Book Discussion

Wednesday, February 10, 6:30
Book Discussion via Zoom. Anyone is welcome to participate. We will be discussing You Never Forget Your First : A Biography of George Washington by Alexis Coe. In her form-shattering and myth-crushing book…Coe examines myths with mirth, and writes history with humor… [You Never Forget Your First] is an accessible look at a president who always finishes in the first ranks of our leaders.” Boston Globe
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Order from MILS There are more copies available in MaineCat.
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Register and the Zoom link will be sent to you on February 9th.
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Winter Reads

From January 1st to January 31st, Liberty Library will participate in Beanstack’s Fourth Annual Winter Reading Challenge. We challenge our patrons to read at least 10 books during the month and keep track of their reading on our Beanstack site at liberty.beanstack.org . Register today but you will not be able to start logging books until January 1st. No age limit. You can register each family member separately. (more…)

Liberty Library Knitters and Friends

This fall we delivered to WaldoCAP Headstart and Family Services, Maine Families of Waldo County, Walker School, Belfast Soup Kitchen, and Liberty AmVets food pantry. Your generosity has been overwhelming! Everything is so appreciated and makes a difference to someone. This year, we collected:

  • 1 baby blanket
  • 21 nap blankets – knit, crocheted and polar fleece
  • 58 pairs of mittens
  • 38 scarves, cowls and headbands
  • 8 jackets/parkas
  • 137 hats
  • 4 sweaters/ponchos
  • 126 pairs of socks

Although we are finished gathering and distributing for this winter, if you are in need of small projects to keep busy during these winter months, we will be collecting again next fall. Warm hats and mittens are always needed. Thank you for your little acts of kindness!

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.

Tote Bags

"I Love Liberty Library" tote bag“I Love Liberty Library” tote bag available for $20 at the library. The rugged canvas and roomy size makes it perfect for transporting your library books! 18″w X 17 1/2″h with 25″ handles. Beautifully printed with water-based inks by Liberty Graphics. Limited quantities. Limited supply. Only about 10 left so don’t delay.

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

 

Poetry Express

Listen to poems from the Poetry Express performance that was held at the library on September 23rd.: (more…)

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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