Jewelry, Cookbook & Pie Sale

Saturday, July 11, 9am-12:00pm

cookbookVintage jewelry, preowned cookbooks pieand delicious pies will be for sale.

Star War characters from the Star Wars Costume Club of Maine will be roaming during the sale. Bring the kids and get their picture taken with them.

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

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 Saturday, July 11th will be for:


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pieStar Wars Yoda                             Key Lime Pie
8GB USB Flash Drive

Last week’s winners: Johann Emery – Ruby Quartz and Pearl necklace and Kerry Black – 2 loaves of bread from Back 40 Bakehouse.       (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.

Lego Group

legoMondays, 6:30-7:30pm – July 6, 13, 20 & 27 

Patrick Niccolai, a high school volunteer, is back again this summer to coordinate a Lego Group for 4 Mondays in July. For ages 5 years and up. Parents do not need to stay in Children’s Room, but we request they remain at the library.

 

Maine’s Favorite Birds

birdsTuesday, July 14, 7:00pm

Jeffrey Wells & Allison Childs Wells, authors of Maine’s Favorite Birds, will share ID tips, birding hot spots, song descriptions, and much more. Come and learn about the birds you see most often. Refreshments will be served.

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Time Line

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As part of the Liberty Library Association’s 20th Anniversary, we have a Time Line on exhibit at the library. Come check out the signs, newspaper clippings, and photos of our first twenty years. Without a doubt, you will learn a fact or two about the library. We have come a long way since 1995. Let’s celebrate!

Get your commemorative bookmark at the library. On the back of the bookmark are popular books by the decade. How many have you read? All of the books are available to borrow from the library.

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Liberty & Montville Remembers

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Saturday, July 11th at 6:30pm
Join us for an evening of shared stories of “days gone by” in Liberty and Montville told by many that were living in the area at that time. Jeff Davis will be the Facilitator for the evening. This will be a time to share or listen or learn about the history of our communities. Please come and share your memories. 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

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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