Thank you!

thank-you-puppyThank you to everyone who baked and bought pies at our pie sales and supported our other sales this summer. Thank you to those who bought tickets for the 20 Prizes Raffle and the Pick-A-Prize Raffle. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. 

The winner of the Amazon Echo is Morgan Mitchell and the winner of the Apple iPad Mini is Jeff Melanson.

See photos from the Ice Cream Social on our Facebook page.

Sidney Lincoln Exhibit

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Sidney Cowles Lincoln, long-time summer resident of Liberty, winters in Falmouth, Maine. This month she is exhibiting her collage artwork at the library. Sidney makes life chart collages at the Beacon Hospice for people with symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Prints of her work, actual artwork, and notecards are for sale.

 

My pictures are maybe reminiscent, opinionated, pretty, or just perhaps something I like to look at.
~Sidney Lincoln

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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

purplehatAt this time, we are collecting adult-size chemo hats for the Harold Alfond Cancer Center in Augusta. We have a generous donation of yarn. Stop by and help yourself. There are also patterns for knitted and crocheted hats at the library.  This is a pattern for a basic knit roll brim hat.  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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