Plant & Pie Sale

Saturday, June 6, 9am-12:00pm (Note we are starting pie sales 1-hour earlier this year.)

smbright_carnivalVegetables, perennials, house plants, and annuals. pie
Delicious pies!

Donations are being accepted for plants and pies. Please see Friends Newsletter 05/01/2015 – Friends of Liberty Library for specifics.

This year, we are doing a preorder for day lilies which you can pick up and pay for on the day of the plant sale. All lilies are $6 each. See their DESCRIPTIONS and then PREORDER. Limited amounts available. Last day to order is Saturday, May 30th.

There will be two more pie sales this summer on July 11th & August 15th. These fundraisers are critical to the operation of the library so please support them however you are able.


Mystery Author of the Month

mysteryThe Cat Who… is a series of twenty-nine mystery novels by Lilian Jackson Braun, featuring a reporter named Jim Qwilleran and his Siamese cats, Koko and Yum-Yum. The first was written in 1966, with two more following in 1967 and 1968. The fourth appeared eighteen years later, after which at least one new novel was published every year until 2007. Braun died in 2011.

Are there still fans of this series? We decided to find out by making The Cat Who… series the “Mystery Author of the Month.” Let us know what you think.


Frog Watch


Want to know the eight species of frogs and one toad in Maine? Click here. Then take the Public Quiz to see if you can guess which is which.

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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

purplehatWe would like to thank everyone for the many lovely knitted and crocheted hats that have been given. These hats are reaching far corners of the world: 25 hats were delivered to Eastern Maine, 25 hats to Tufts Floating Hospital for Children, 8 to Waldo County General Hospital, 5 to a clinic in Ecuador, and 10 are winging their way to Ireland. The Harold Alfond Cancer Center in Augusta are thrilled to be getting knitted or crocheted Chemo Caps. They are asking for adult sizes only. So keep those needles clickin’ and donations coming.

This is a pattern for a basic knit roll brim hat.  You can also get a copy of the pattern at the library. 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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