Hours

Digital subscription to the Bangor Daily News at the library

Monday 12:00-7:00
Tuesday 10:00-4:00
Wednesday 10:00-4:00.
Thursday 10:00-4:00. 
Friday 10:00-4:00

 

Crafters – Wed. 10:30am

Story Time – Fridays 10:30am

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Please have all items borrowed from other libraries returned to Liberty Library by June 18th, at the latest. (Book Discussion books can be returned the 19th.)

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Due to a pending interruption in the statewide library delivery contracts, requesting between libraries is temporarily suspended. Library users will still be able to request and place holds on items owned by their home library.

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Click this link to learn why is this happening?

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Reciprocal borrowing can continue during the interruption. However if you borrow this way, you must return materials to the owning library. See list of participating libraries. If you do not have a reciprocal borrowing card, you may request one. If the barcode on your library card has faded, please return your card to the library. A new barcode printed on a laser printer will be affixed to your card.

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See the Circulation and Borrowing Policy for membership information.

Large Print Books

The Liberty Library has few Large Print books but the Maine State Library has expanded its collection. However, since you cannot currently request items on MaineCat, we will try to do a workaround:

  • Go to the Large Print collection in URSUS
  • Make a note of a few books you would like to read
  • Give me your list either by stopping at the library or email

We will make arrangements to get the books and you will get an email when they are ready to be picked up at the Liberty Library. It will be important to pay attention to the due date and return them in a timely manner.

The Zenbooth

The library has added a privacy booth! The Zenbooth is available for you to use if you need to participate in an online meeting or conference, take a phone call,  a telehealth appointment, or just need a quiet place to work. Layers of acoustic insulation and felt panels dampen sound and enable private conversations. You can bring your own device or use the library’s laptop computer. The Zenbooth has an automatic dimmable light and fan, an adjustable desk, and a ceiling skylight and full clear door so you won’t feel claustrophobic. (The above photo was taken with the door open because of the glare.)

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Libraries aren’t quiet places as they used to be. The library is a multi-use community space, but the Zenbooth gives an individual space to work in silence and perhaps tap into their zen energy!

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Thanks to state grant funding through Remote Work Through Libraries, a part of Governor Mill’s Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan, the library has added new resources to enhance the remote work experience. In addition to the Zenbooth, we added an outlet in the “Where the Sidewalk Ends” area so people can plug in while they work at the outdoor table. The grant also enabled the library to purchase a color printer and another laptop. All of these enhancements expand the library’s ability to increase public access to the free, high-speed internet.

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Pie Sale

The next Pie Sale will be on July 6th!

Bob Lloyd Magic Show

Tuesday, June 18, 6:30pm

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Bob Lloyd presents a fast-paced blend of magic, juggling, balloon sculpting, and mime which captivates audiences of all ages.

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Bob has been performing professionally for over 40 years. In 1981, he was accepted into the renowned Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Clown College. Upon graduation, Bob traveled with the circus on a 2 year national tour with the legendary “Greatest Show on Earth.” He and his wife recently moved to Liberty.

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Check out his website at www.boblloydmagic.com

 

Digital Literacy Classes

Liberty Library is working with the National Digital Equity Center (NDEC) and Waldo Broadband Corporation to offer free digital literacy classes for our community. These classes are in-person. This is a series of 2 sessions:

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Internet Safety

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July 23 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 PM
July 30 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 PM
At the Liberty Library

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Register here.  Click on the “Reserve your spot” button. You can also email or call 207-589-3161. (Thursday or Friday afternoons are best.) Please register as early as possible as classes are limited. If you do not receive a registration confirmation email, please contact the library.

Book Discussion

Wednesday, June 19 at 6:30pm

The Stones of Ailsa Craig by David S. Florig is a work of historical fiction, set in present-day Belfast, Maine and 1880s Scotland, particularly the 60-million-year-old island of Ailsa Craig and home to the finest curling stone granite in the world. Rich in history, it explores themes of loss, loneliness, obsession, and vengeance, while toggling between two distinct locales and time periods.

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An eBook is available on hoopla©. Anyone is invited to the Book Discussion!

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David S. Florig will be a speaker at the Liberty Library, on Wednesday, June 26 at 6:30pm. David  is a member of the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, as well as a member and past-president of the Pine Tree Curling Club in Portland, Maine. The Stones of Ailsa Craig is his debut novel and is an homage to Belfast, Maine; the glorious Maine coast; and the ancient Scottish sport of curling. David grew up and lived in South Jersey before retiring to Maine. For years, he practiced law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. David lives in Maine with his wife of thirty-five years, Nancy, and their ill-mannered rescue dog, Molly Malone.

Fine Art Pastels Exhibit

Marianne Knipe is passionate about the medium of pastel and she shares that passion with an international audience. She works in her studio in Allentown, Pennsylvania, as well as on location. Each painting speaks for itself and has a life of its own. Marianne strives for a universal sense of harmony in her paintings with a balance of light and color. She is a signature member of the New Jersey Pastel Society, a signature member of the American Artists Professional League and Pastel Society of America. Learn more and view her website at marianneknipe.com.

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Great class on Saturday! As usual, I did not take any photos. But trust me when I tell you that it was amazing to see the different artists’ renditions of a provided photograph. Thank you Marianne for a fun afternoon workshop.

StoryWalk®*

 

HOLD THIS! by Carolyn Cory Scoppettone; illustrated by Priscilla Alpaugh As Mika asks her father to hold every treasure she finds on their walk, he, in turn, urges her to carry only what she can hold. Mika finds both the wonders and treasures of nature, and the ability to pick herself up after a fall.

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Haystack Mountain Trail is behind Walker Elementary School. This 1.1-mile footpath loop winds through a mixed northern hardwoods forest with a short spur to the open summit. Take the road on the left of the Walker Health Center and park at the ball field behind it. Address: 43 West Main St. Liberty, ME.

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.The Liberty Library received a grant from the Maine Public Library Fund (MPLF) for a collaboration with the Friends of Haystack Mountain to set up a new StoryWalk® four times a year – one per season – for four years. We hope you enjoy them.

.*The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

Quilt Raffle

“Color Splash” is 39” x 52”, machined pieced and quilted by Sue Chapin.The quilt is on display at the library.

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Tickets are on sale for $5.00. Winner will be drawn on August 24th.

 

 

For Sale

.We have cards made from recycled books for sale -$2 for 1 or 3 for $5. We have Lake St. George Photo Cards for sale, $2 for 1 or 10 cards for $20. Earrings made by Ayla, 10 years old, for $3. 

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We have books for sale – $1 for hardcover and trade paperbacks, 25¢ for mass  market paperbacks and children’s books.

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