Summer Reading Calendar


Prizes may be picked up beginning Thursday, September 15th. 

We had 31 kids return their Summer Reading Calendar this year. Thank you to Revision Energy, Pieceworks, Inc., Mike Light’s Garage, and John’s Ice Cream for sponsorship and discounts.



Wild ChildStoryWalk available on Haystack Mountain Trail.

A new StoryWalk for children, Wild Child by Lynn Plourde, will open Saturday, Oct. 1st, with a kickoff event at 10:30 a.m.

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Knitting for Victory in WWI

redcrosssoxOctober 11 at 6:30

Knitting for Victory in WWI: How the Red Cross Mobilized the Nation to Knit and Helped Win the War
In the summer of 1917, following the U.S. entry into World War I, the American Red Cross put out an urgent call for volunteers in every state who came to knit more than 15 million pounds of wool into socks, sweaters, hats, and bandages for our soldiers and allies overseas. In less than two years, Red Cross membership swelled from 200,000 to over 30 million nationwide.  Women, men, and the nation’s school children knit and purled more than 23 million articles for the war effort in the most successful mobilization of community resources in the United States. Come explore the amazing efforts of the Knitting Brigades of WWI, and learn how knitting helped unify the nation and win the war. We will feature some photos from the period, including some from Mainers involved with the effort.
Holly Korda from Old Orchard Beach will present the program. Audience participation is welcomed, and please bring family photos and old patterns to share. This will occur during the regularly scheduled Knit Knight and knitters/crocheters are welcome to work on their own projects as they listen. But knitting is not required to attend!

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Sport Art Paintings

One Quarter Second

One Quarter Second

For the month of September, Liberty Library will showcase sport art paintings by Leslie Woods of Montville in her first solo show. The artworks, in either pastel or acrylic, cover seven sports and include an award-winning baseball painting. Woods will donate 20% of every sale to the library.

Leslie Woods studied art at the University of NH and the University of Maine at Augusta as well as the Hutchinson Center and Waterfall Arts. Three years ago, she began entering juried shows and won first place in the 2015 Waldo County Hospice show and in 2016 had both her paintings accepted into the Maine Open Juried Art Show in Waterville, where one painting won an award. In both years, she entered the Boothbay Harbor state-wide open juried show; her work has been accepted. Her work can be seen at River Arts in Damariscotta where it has been regularly chosen in the gallery’s juried shows.

Woods says, “I don’t paint sports stars because my heroes are all the players, coaches and everyone who loves sports. I capture the transitions in sport like the pitcher who switches from one foot to another during a quarter second.”

The energy of sports action is evoked in the paintings by carefully broken geometry and color design that keeps the eye moving around the surface.

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Probate Basics Workshop

LongleyMonday, October 17, 6:30pm
Judge Susan Longley, of Waldo County Probate Court, will present Probate Basics workshop. She will explain the the advantages of advance planning and organizing one’s estate documents, and give general explanations of Maine powers of attorney. Workshop participants will be provided with up-to-date Maine forms, such as a Maine Power of Attorney for Health Care form, a Maine Power of Attorney for Finances form, and a Maine Statutory Will form. At the workshops, Longley can provide general assistance only and not individualized legal advice, but she encourages general questions and comments.

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Give I.T. – Get I.T.

PCsforMainePCs for Maine has nominated the Library for their Give I.T. – Get I.T. 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 to the Ivan O. Davis – Liberty Library here.

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Mittens & Knit Knight

mittensIt’s that time of year again! We are collecting mittens and hats for the Walker School and Head Start Program at WaldoCAP. Sue Chapin coordinates this project.

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.

Knit Knight will resume Tuesday, October 11th at 6:30. Special guest Holly Korda will present a program on the Knitting Brigades of WWI entitled “Knitting for Victory: How the Red Cross Mobilized the Nation to Knit and Helped Win the War.” See above post. 
Knit Knight will be scheduled 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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