Do you want to make a “Tee Bag”?

 

Saturday, February 13, 1– 3:00pm

Cancelled due to inclement weather. 

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Robots Visiting the Library

bb8robotsSpecial Story Time – Thursday, February 18th at 10:30am School-age kids welcome since it is school vacation week. Chris Dorman from the Maine State Library will introduce Dash and Dot, a lovable pair of programmable robots, as well as the BB-8 droid seen in the recent Star Wars movie. Older kids will work with Chris on learning how to code to make the robots go through a maze.

IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ

It is that time of year again to update our membership records. If you have not borrowed anything from the library in the past three years, your account will be deleted. If you are one of our patrons who downloads eBooks and audiobooks but you have not borrowed an item from the physical library, please contact us. If you contacted us last year, we made a note on your record, but you can let us know again to be certain. Stop by the library and borrow an item periodically to insure your account stays active. Also, please let us know if your phone number, address, or email has changed.

Maine Public Library Fund

checkoff_250Filing your Maine individual income tax return is easier than ever with Maine FastFile. Use the internet to I-file your 2015 Maine individual income tax return for free. Refunds in as little as 7 business days with direct deposit to your bank account. File now, pay later. Delay your payment until April 19th, 2016! When doing your taxes, please make a contribution to the Maine Public Library Fund on your Maine income tax form schedule CP.

Abstract Art

IMG_0203 (2)Frank Lehman from Belfast is exhibiting his vivid abstract paintings at the library during the month of February.

Educated as a cultural anthropologist – later trained in the building trades – I morphed into my current “day” job where I am a defender of the rights of taxpayers in trouble with the IRS. This journey is reflected in my art – where I attempt to explore the forms, shapes & colors of the images that constantly are forged & explode from my relationship with today’s world.

Frank started painting with house paint. Then moved on to acrylics and finally oils. Most in the paintings in the exhibit are done with oil paints. Frank sells his work at a studio in Colorado and from his office and studio in Belfast.

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2 New Discovery Kits

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How To Stay Well This Winter

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On Tuesday evening, January 26th, Deborah Keene shared guidelines on living a balanced life and foods to eat to help you stay well this winter. Below are handouts for her presentation:

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Spices for Daily Use 

Winter_tips

 

Ayurveda Yoga Center website: ayurvedayogacenter.com

“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer.”

~Maya Angelou

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Liberty in Winter

Liberty_in_WinterFOR SALE – “Liberty in Winter,” an 8″x10″ color photograph taken by Everett Peavey. For sale at the library for $20. Photo comes with a black frame.

This would make a lovely gift for family and friends. Plus, you support the library.

Thank you, Everett, for your donation of this amazing photo.

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Give IT – Get IT

PCsforMainePCs for Maine has nominated the Library for their Give IT – Get IT program in order to purchase newer and safer computers. We need new equipment in order to take advantage of the new circuit speed of 100Mbps. You can make a contribution at itegiveitgetit.givecorps.com and choose Ivan O. Davis – Liberty Library.

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Mittens & Hats


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Pictured at left are some of the hand-knit mittens and hats made for the children at Walker School and Head Start Program at WaldoCAP. So far, 56 pairs of mittens and 36 hats have been donated. We will continue to collect mittens & hats through the winter. See the “thank you” on Waldo CAP Facebook page.

Simple 2-needle mitten patterns: 3-4 yrs (2),  4-6 yrs., & 6-8 yrs.
A simple pattern for hats can be found here. Here is another Stockinette Watch cap pattern.

The next Knit Knight will be Tuesday, March 8th at 6:30.
We decided to schedule Knit Knight 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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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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