Remember the beautiful photographs of plants that Elaine Bielenberg displayed at the library last June? Elaine has another unique exhibit at the library during December – Christmas Stockings! She has been making stockings for about 8-years while also doing costume design for various shows around the midcoast area. There are twenty-eight stockings of various sizes and shapes and each made from different fabrics. Most are for sale for $15 each ($5 of which she is donating to the library). Stop by during December to see her stockings as they bring a festive atmosphere to the library.
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The library is conducting a survey to see if there is interest in an outreach program to serve the homebound. Do you know an elderly person, new mother, someone temporarily incapacitated, or others who cannot get to the library? We’d like to deliver materials to them.
For your own interest or for recommending someone else.
We will also need Volunteers to deliver materials. Please indicate your interest in Volunteering.
If you have questions, please contact Barb Rehmeyer or call 716-6157.
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Tuesday, December 13 at 6:30pm
As many knitters already know, knitting is therapeutic for the body, mind and soul. It also creates a social opportunity for people to connect. Many New Mainers encounter challenges transitioning from danger in their home countries to unfamiliar communities in Maine. Some were avid knitters but needed to leave everything behind and do not have the resources to purchase new supplies.
Donations are being requested for New Mainers. Jennifer Gunderman from Liberty is a faculty member at the University of New England. She works closely with organizations assisting New Mainers transitioning to life in Maine. Jen plans to be at Knit Knight to talk about what she does. If you have yarn and needles you would like to donate, please bring them to the library Knit Knight or before December 13th.
In October, Sue Chapin delivered 21 pairs of mittens so children will have warmer hands when it’s cold outside. Keep knitting those mittens and hats and drop them off at the library for the children at Walker School and WaldoCap Headstart.
Knit Knight is scheduled for the 2nd Tuesday of every month so that people can plan accordingly.
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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About 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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