batTuesday, September 22, 6:30pm
Annie Kassler has put together a fascinating presentation on bats which has received great reviews at venues throughout Maine

Bats are the most misunderstood and under-appreciated creature on the planet. Many people are surprised to learn that bats are gentle creatures that play an essential role in our planet’s ecology and global economy.

Kassler will feature 100 slides and discuss why you should care about bats, demonstrate how to remove a bat from your house and provide the latest update on the fight against White Nose Syndrome which is devastating bat populations in Maine and all of eastern North America.

Kassler is a speaker with Bat Conservation International and a member of the White Nose Syndrome Communications Group.

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Navy Street Art Exhibit


Debbie Frasco is exhibiting her collage artwork through September 26th. Debbie has been an artist since she was a child. In 2007, she began teaching art classes for Adult Ed. in Belfast. She also teaches water colors and acrylic painting classes. Always learning, Debbie has recently begun experimenting with alcohol inks.

Debbie uses paper from many sources, such as newspaper, decorative paper, bee’s nest, and anything else she wants to incorporate into her collage works. The works displayed at the library are for sale, and she also accepts commission work.

Saturday, September 26 at 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Learn something new! Debbie will teach a class about creating a collage. Beginners are welcome but age 12 and older. Bring a photo idea for inspiration, if you wish. Participants are asked to pay $5 to Debbie for art supplies. You can also register for her Adult Ed. classes, Art – Paint with Paper, which begins on September 15th.

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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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