Jewelry, Repurposed Books & Pie Sale

readnecklaceSaturday, July 9, 9am-12:00pm
Vintage jewelry, repurposed book crafts, pieand delicious pies will be for sale.

Anyone wishing to donate pies may bring them to the library on Friday afternoon or Saturday morning by 8:30.

Summer Reading Program

OYMGSR (1)Print a Summer Reading Calendar (Calendars are also available at the library.)

Every day this summer that your children reads for at least 30 minutes, they make a mark on that date on the calendar. They can read the book themselves or have the book read aloud to them. There is no age limit. Return the Summer Reading Calendar to the library or Walker School by September 6th for prizes, including a playground ball, if there are at least 40 days marked off.

Sponsored by: Revision Energy, Pieceworks, Inc., and Mike Light’s Automotive.




StoryWalk available on Haystack Mountain Trail June through August.

For more information.

Coloring Maine

ColoringMaineWebThursday, June 30 at 6:30pm
The library will host an event for the Coloring Maine Contest. Islandport Press recently published the Coloring Maine coloring book, which features woodblock prints by Maine artist Blue Butterfield. The images scan the length and breadth of Maine, from Baxter State Park to Mount Desert Island to Casco Bay, from cityscapes to pastoral scenes. Color one of four images from the book at the event and they will be entered in the contest. Winners will get a copy of the book plus a set of colored pencils. For more information.

Join us for a fun night of coloring and socializing. All ages are welcome.

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Quilt Raffle

The Library has the good fortune to have 2 handmade quilts to give away this summer. Tickets are $5 each and you choose which quilt you want to win. Or buy a ticket for each quilt! The drawings will be done at the Ice Cream Social on August 20th. Both quilts will be on exhibit at the library during July & August.
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The Wonky Star Quilt (on left) is a fun twin-size quilt made by the Sheepscot Valley Quilters, which meets at the library from September to June.

The Sampler Quilt (on right) was made by Belfast Quilt Guild quilters, Linda Harfinger, Nora Buck, and Diane Dixon. This is a lovely full-size quilt (86-in. x 100-in.) made in lavender and greens.


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Photography Exhibit

carrotsElaine Bielenberg is exhibiting her colorful flower and vegetable photographs at the library during June. Eliane says this about her work:

“Photography is a hobby, not a professional vocation.  I like taking photos and the canvas wrap is a very satisfactory way to display them.  I rarely doctor a photo beyond cropping.  The iPhone and iPad are my cameras for the most part.”

The vegetable photo collection was all taken at Chase’s Daily during the peak of the season last year. Elaine lives in Belfast.

You don’t want to miss this one!

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Tick-Free ME Challenge

tickTick-Free ME is a month long challenge, during which participants monitor their repellent use, use of protective clothing, performance of tick checks, and outdoor maintenance.

Adults aged 45 years and older have high rates of tick-borne disease in Maine. Maine CDC developed the challenge in order to help reduce the number of tick-borne diseases  contracted within this  age group. The goal of this challenge is to prevent tick-borne diseases  through the prevention of tick bites.

Tick-Free ME will take place during the month of July. The deadline to enroll  in Tick-Free ME is June 22, 2016.

Please click here to sign-up. Anyone 45 years and older can participate in the challenge.

At the end of June, libraries will receive packets to distribute to each person that has enrolled. Participants who complete each survey will be entered into a prize-winning raffle.

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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 to the Ivan O. Davis – Liberty Library here.

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Audiobooks SYNC

SYNCSYNC is a program that gives away two complete audiobook downloads each week to listeners through the summer.

Download the free YA Novels from SYNC here »

Remember – grab these titles before they are replaced by a new pairing each week. While the title availability is time-limited, your listening time is not. Once you have downloaded the MP3 files, the audiobook is yours to listen to at your leisure.

The SYNC program runs from May 5th – August 17th, 2016.


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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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Hats With Hugs

purplehatSue Pelletier is collecting hats for infants to give to Maine Hospitals. There is a basket at the library. We plan to collect larger hats and mittens once again in the fall.

A simple pattern for hats can be found here.


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