FREE SOCKS!

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The Telephone Pioneers of Northern New England has once again given the Library socks made by Soulmate Socks in Vermont to give away. There are children’s socks of all sizes. Stop by and get a pair (or two) of socks for FREE!

Mystery Author of the Month

mysteryvalentineSince February 14th is Valentine’s Day, this month’s books all have a little romance with their intrigue in our Romance Mysteries display. You’ll find books by Nora Roberts and Janet Evanovich, but have you read Black Ice by Anne Stuart, which is listed in “Top 10 Romantic Suspense Books Worth Reading.” Or how about the wildly popular book, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn? Although BEWARE, that one may help you to decide never to fall in love.

Maine Public Library Fund

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When doing your taxes, please make a contribution to the Maine Public Library Fund on your Maine income tax form schedule CP. Learn how here.

Filing your Maine individual income tax return is easier than ever with Maine FastFile electronic filing and payment options.Use the internet to I-file your 2014 Maine individual income tax return for free. Refunds in as little as 7 business days with direct deposit to your bank account – and only 14 business days or less with paper checks! 100% paperless, saves taxpayer dollars! File now, pay later. Delay your payment until April 15, 2015!

E-file and EZ Pay options also available. See above Online Services > Maine eGov.

Community Matters More

Bangor SavingsBangor Savings Bank is offering a way for you to show support for your favorite nonprofits during the month of February. Community Matters More will award total of 68 grants to non-profits, including the organizations listed on the ballot and to the top 20 write-in vote recipients .The top vote-getting organizations in each region will each receive $5,000. The remaining 60 organizations will each receive $1,000.

Please vote and write-in Liberty Library. Voting ends Friday, February 28, 2015 at 11:59pm.

Liberty Town Administrator

The Town of Liberty, Maine is currently accepting resumes for the part time position of Town Administrator. The Board of Selectmen is seeking an individual with considerable experience in a responsible position of a managerial nature, preferably in local government. The successful candidate should have a strong background in financial management, accounting, business administration, and public relations. Municipal government experience with TRIO software, MOSES, and motor vehicle registrations is preferred, but candidates with differing work experience and training are encouraged to apply. A complete job description may be obtained at the Town Office or at www.libertymaine.us. Salary is negotiable based on experience and training. Resume, cover letter, and salary history must be received in pdf form via email to libselectmen@fairpoint.net by Friday, February 27, 2015. Liberty is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Baltic Sea Cruise

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Statue of St. George and the Dragon, Merchant Square in Stockholm, Sweden.

Saturday, February 28 at 7:00pm

Do you have cabin fever? We have the cure. Last summer, Barb & Joe Rehmeyer went on a 10-day cruise around the Baltic Sea. They have put together a slideshow of some of the highlights of their trip. Come dream about warmer days and learn some history about the area. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

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Hats With Hugs

purplehatThe collecting of hats and mittens for Waldo Cap and Walker School has ended. Thank you everyone for the many lovely donations.

But keep those needles clickin’ because we have another project for you. Sue Pelletier is collecting knitted hats for Hats With Hugs in memory of her friend Shelley Vaughan who recently died of cancer. The hats will be given to the Waldo County General Hospital to be distributed to babies there.

This is a pattern for a basic knit roll brim hat.  Use the pattern for Infant Size. You can also get a copy of the pattern at the library. Please use purple yarn for preemies and other colors for infants.  Sue will put some purple yarn in the basket for knitters to use. If you have questions, call Sue at 589-3123. Please help fill the basket once again with knitted hats.

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Quilt Exhibit

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The Sheepscot Valley Quilters are displaying their wall hangings at the library this month. Be sure to come by and see their unique and beautiful handiwork. Some wall hangings are for sale.

The quilting group meets at the library on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. from September to June. (See the ‘Calendar’ for meeting dates.) This is a small group of quilt lovers and makers – from beginners to advanced. Their meetings are low key and friendly and participation in projects is purely voluntary. This year’s projects include making a sunshine quilt or two for those in need of a hug, show-and-tell (always!), sharing ideas and hints, and just having a good time with good companionship while sharing what they love! Call Sue Chapin, 589-4863, for more information.

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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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