Mystery Author of the Month



Stop! You’re Killing Me!

Books featured this month all contain juicy murders.
Books to die for … if you love Mysteries.

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Spring Chickens!

chickensChickens have taken over the Library! All shapes and sizes are on display. Eggs and chickens symbolize new life and have been a symbol of spring since ancient times. We hope you can come by and see this exhibit and have a chance to guess how many eggs are in the jar by March 29th. You could win the jar of jelly beans and one of the  chickens. Spring will be here soon.

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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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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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