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Kindness Rocks

Saturday, May 26, 5 – 7:00pm NEW! Kids ages 8-10 welcome with parental supervision and assistance with painting. Kids ages 10+ and adults are invited to decorate kindness rocks with inspirational messages. Rocks will be left in random public places for people to find. Rocks and supplies will be provided. We plan to fill Liberty Village with them in time for the Memorial Day Parade. Pizza after painting and hiding session.

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Middle School Exhibit

“Draw What You See” paint on paper 4/26/18


Art work by students from Mount View Middle School will be on exhibit during May. There is a selection of art from 6th, 7th and 8th grade students in a variety of styles and mediums. The work represents the learning of students from across the RSU #3 district.

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The Great American Read

The Great American Read is an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey).  It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience.  The show premieres Tuesday, May 22 at 8:00pm on PBS.

Maine’s favorite book?
Maine Public Radio encourages you to vote in our Maine poll. They have created an easy mechanism for you to vote for your favorite book. Take the Maine poll HERE.  In the fall, they will announce the book that received the most votes here in Maine on Maine Calling on Maine Public Radio. Vote for your favorite!

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An Eye For Lake St. George

Ten of the photographs from An Eye for Lake St. George have been made into photo cards and are for sale at the library – package of 10 different cards for $20. Available now!
An Eye for Lake St. George is a collection of photographs taken by Joe Rehmeyer along Lake St. George in Liberty, Maine.  The walks mostly followed the road beside the southwest corner of the lake past Marshall Shores. These 80 photographs were narrowed down from over 1300 by his daughter, Emily, and her husband, Michael Boudreaux. The book is on display at the library.
An Eye for Lake St. George is for sale at the library. Hardcover is $55 and softcover is $30. You can see a see a preview and order online. Profits for each book sold will go to the Liberty Library.

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Knits & Pieces

Need a break from knitting hats & mittens? How cute is this little bunny! You can download the FREE pattern by Elizabeth Kellner here. Springtime is coming!

We are still accepting donations of hats, mittens and scarves. Thank you everyone for your donations.

Simple 2-needle mittens: 3-4 yrs,  4-6 yrs, & 6-8 yrs.
A simple pattern for hats can be found here. Another Stockinette Watch cap pattern.

We also collect yarn and needles for Jen Gunderman who delivers these to organizations assisting New Mainers transitioning to life in Maine. They in turn make hats and mittens for other refugees who are in camps awaiting permission to be allowed into other countries to begin making new lives for themselves and their families.

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! Continue reading

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