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.
Memorial Day – Library Closed Stop by the Library during the Memorial Day Parade. Although the Library will be closed Monday, May 28th, we will be handing out popcorn in front of the library.
Plant & Pie Sale -Sat. June 2, 9am-12:00pm
Vegetables, perennials, house plants, annuals, and delicious pies! Anyone wishing to donate plants or pies may drop them off at the library on Friday afternoon. Plants should be potted and labeled.
Swimming lessons will be offered to Liberty & Montville residents in grades preK – 8 at Stevens Pond starting July 9 – July 20. Sign-up is on Monday, July 9th at Stevens Pond Boat Landing. Generally, gr. 4-8 will be 9:00-12:00 and PreK-3 will be 12:30-3:00.
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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 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. www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/home
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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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.
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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About 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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