20 Prizes Raffle!

To commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Liberty Library Association, the library is raffling 20 prizes this summer.Tickets are $5.00. 18 more prizes to go! Next drawing on Friday, July 3rd will be for:


Ruby Quartz and Pearls               2 Loaves of Bread
20.5-inch Necklace                         From Back 40 Bakehouse
Perfect for July 4th!

Last week’s winners: Moe Hills – Liberty Graphics Tote Bag and Diane Howard – Boston Cream Pie.       (See poster for a list of all prizes.)

Winners must be 21 years or older. Some prizes are perishable and will require same day pickup or another name will be chosen.

Mystery Author of the Month

mysteryThe three Mystery Authors of the Month are the three authors who were at the library for Death and Desserts program on Sunday, June 14th:  

Dorothy Cannell

Kate Flora

Lea Wait 

Click on their names to go to their website and see their books.

Every Hero Has a Story

HeroStory Time – Thursdays at 10:30 am
Each week throughout the summer, we will feature a community hero, such as policeman, fireman, therapy dog, and more. All ages welcome. See the Story Time Flyer for dates & themes.

Track your reading on your Summer Reading Calendar and turn it in at the end of the summer for fabulous prizes!


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Maine Rock Guy

stone lampIn June, Timberstone Rustic Arts is exhibiting natural stone art work at the library. Mark Guido, the Maine Rock Guy, has a studio on Rt. 3 in Montville. He has been doing natural stone art for 25 years. He has exhibited and sold his work at craft fairs throughout New England. His son, Blaine, is also a stone craftsman. The shapes and forms they discover in the forests and on the beaches of Maine inspire them to create these natural products. Visit his website at timberstonerusticarts.com. Items on exhibit at the library are for sale and a percentage of sales will benefit the library. Come by and view these unique natural stone works of art.

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Move to the Beat

DrummerMonday, June 29th at 6:30pm

“Move to the Beat” with Jordan Benissan, Master West African Drummer. Jordan has taught and performed for all levels, from elementary school through college level, and teaches at Colby College. A native from Togo, West Africa and member of the Ewe People, he studied for a decade with traditional master drummers from the Ewe, Ashanti, Ga and Yoruba people of West Africa, and has been performing ever since in order to master his instrument. See more at www.jordanbenissan.com Refreshments will be served. All ages welcome!


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Tickborne Diseases Webinar 2015

Sara Robinson, Maine CDC, State Epidemiologist delivers this webinar on Tickborne Illness and prevention.
The video is 34 minutes long. Click ‘Full screen’ in lower right corner of video to see the slides larger.

For more information, see Maine Center for Disease Control.

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Audiobooks SYNC

SYNCSYNC is a program that gives away two complete audiobook downloads — a current Young Adult title paired thematically with a Classic or Required Summer Reading title — each week to listeners through the summer.

Download the free YA Novel & Summer Reading Classic pair from SYNC here »

The SYNC program returns May 7th and runs for 14 weeks through August 13th.

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Maine Readers Choice Award

mrca-labelThe finalists for the 2015 Award are:

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Euphoria by Lily King
Redeployment by Phil Klay

The Liberty Library has the ten books on the 2015 Shortlist Maine Readers’ Choice Award. The Maine Readers’ Choice Award, officially established in 2013 by the Maine State Library and the Maine Library Association, recognizes the best in adult fiction published in the United States the previous year. Maine readers can vote for one of the three finalists in September. The winner will be announced in October.

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Hats With Hugs

purplehatWe would like to thank everyone for the many lovely knitted and crocheted hats that have been given. These hats are reaching far corners of the world: 25 hats were delivered to Eastern Maine, 25 hats to Tufts Floating Hospital for Children, 8 to Waldo County General Hospital, 5 to a clinic in Ecuador, and 10 are winging their way to Ireland. The Harold Alfond Cancer Center in Augusta are thrilled to be getting knitted or crocheted Chemo Caps. They are asking for adult sizes only. So keep those needles clickin’ and donations coming.

This is a pattern for a basic knit roll brim hat.  You can also get a copy of the pattern at the library. If you have questions, call Sue at 589-3123.

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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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