socks copyFREE SOCKS ARE BACK! Get them while they last! The Telephone Pioneers of Northern New England has once again given the Library socks made by Soulmate Socks to give away. These socks are Little Kids’ and Big Kids’ sizes. Stop in and take a pair for free.

Happy Halloween


Trick-or-Treat at the library on Halloween from 6 – 7:30pm

Easy-To-Read Voter Guide


“Easy-to-Read Voter Guide” from the League of Women Voters of Maine are available online and in hardcopy at the library. They are non-partisan and contain information on candidates and the referendum questions. Election Day is November 8, 2016.

Food Pantry Donations


This November and December, the library will once again be collecting money and food donations for the local Food Pantries. Look for cans for money donations at local businesses, Liberty Town Office, and the library. There will be a bin for nonperishable food donations at Walker School, the post office, and the library. Gifts of pet food and personal items – toothbrushes, toothpaste, soaps, dishwashing liquid, and detergents – are gratefully accepted. The proceeds will be divided between the Liberty Baptist Church and the AMVET’s Food Pantries. Please be generous to our neighbors in need.

Robot Joust

robotjoust1Saturday, November 5, 2:00 – 3:30pm
See if your robot has what it takes to win the ultimate joust. Kids will be divided into teams and fashion armor from Legos, spoons, aluminum foil, and other items on hand to prepare the robot. Then the robots will do battle. Participants ages 7-12. Family and friends are invited to watch the showdown. The last bot standing is the victor!

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Jacobson Glass Studio

plaid-platterOn exhibit at the library during October is beautiful glasswork by David Jacobson Glass Studio. David’s active and lively glassblowing studio is housed in his renovated 200-year-old barn in Montville. Utilizing contemporary design in the Venetian tradition, he creates functional hand-blown drinking glasses, bowls, vases, ornaments and kiln-formed platters as well as unique hand-blown or kiln-formed sculpture and murrini vessels. Each piece is one of a kind. Also, under David’s guidance, mini-workshops, introductory lessons, and in-depth intensives are available year-round.

Jacobson has been working with glass for over 22 years. His work is sold in New York at The Urban Glass Store. Locally, you can find his work at the Maine Craft Association’s Store in Gardiner; Rock, Paper, Scissors in Wiscasset; Casual Interiors in Boothbay; The Good Supply in Pemaquid; and Stable Gallery in Damariscotta … and at the Liberty Library! David has made some stunning glass pumpkins for the fall season. Please stop in and view his work. A portion of sales will benefit the library.

Visit his website: or call or text 914 715 6848.

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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.

Upcoming program for December 13th Knit Knight – Have extra yarn and needles? Donations are being requested for New Mainers. As people flee war, violence and other unrest in their home countries, they leave most of their belongings behind. Some resettle in Maine and establish their new lives and homes with limited support. Many women use knitting not only as a way to create things their family needs but also as a way to calm their minds, create community and enjoy a hobby. Jennifer Gunderman is a faculty member at the University of New England. She works closely with organizations assisting New Mainers transitioning to life in Maine. Jen plans to be at Knit Knight to talk about what she does. If you have yarn and needles you would like to donate, please bring them to Knit Knight at the library or before December 13th. Next Knit Knight is Nov. 8th, Election Day!

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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