Hours

Monday 4:00-7:00
Wednesday 10:00-4:00.
Thursday 10:00-4:00. 
*CURBSIDE*  and by appointment. Please contact me or call 589-3161.
Thank you for your understanding and patience as we strive to keep our community safe.

RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP

.Reserve items online:

  1.  Choose ‘Search the Catalog‘. 
  2. Login to ‘My Library Account’ (Email me or call if you need to know your number.)
  3. Search for item and √ Request (See ‘MILS HELP‘ for a help sheet.)
  4. If the item you want to borrow is not available at Liberty Library, you can request it from another MILS library or through MaineCat via interlibrary loan.

You will be notified when your items are ready – by email if we have on file, or by phone if we do not.
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Give a call when you arrive at the library and your items will be brought to you in your car. (more…)

What is the Maine Climate Plan, and What Does It Mean to You and Your Town?

Tuesday, April 13, 6:30PM online event
Liberty Library will be hosting Dr. Lenny Reich for a presentation and discussion about the new Maine Climate Plan. The Maine Climate Council submitted their final plans to Governor Mills in December, 2020. The Maine Climate Plan covers a lot of ground, and this program seeks to inform Mainers about what is on the horizon.
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This program is intended for a general audience, and Dr. Reich will discuss what the Maine Climate Plan means for Liberty, Montville, and other towns and cities in Maine. There will be a Q&A after the presentation. The program is free, and registration is required.
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April is National Poetry Month

Seeing that it is National Poetry Month and seeing that the outside area of the library is named “Where the Sidewalk Ends,”  poems from Where the Sidewalk Ends: the poems and drawings of Shel Silverstein will be featured on the webpage this month.
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Pancake?
Who wants a pancake,
Sweet and piping hot?
Good little Grace looks up and says,
“I’ll take the one on top.”
Who else wants a pancake,
Fresh off the griddle?
Terrible Teresa smiles and says,
“I’ll take the one in the middle.”
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Museum Of Bad Art (MOBA)

April 14th from 6:00 – 7:00 pm via Zoom
The Museum Of Bad Art collects, exhibits, and celebrates art that will be seen in no other venue. Since 1993, they have collected art from thrift stores, yard sales, sidewalk trash, and even the artists who create it. They analyze, compare to classic art, and share with thousands of fans around the world – Museum Of Bad Art: Dopplehangers -Intentionally or Not, they Resemble Famous People. This collection includes efforts to capture (or try to capture) the likeness of favorite entertainers, politicians, or historic figures. Some have accidentally ended up portraying faces we recognize.
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Register and you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. FMI call 207.785.4733
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Michael Frank will present this virtual exhibit through Zoom and in collaboration with 7 regional libraries: Boothbay Harbor Library, Cushing Library, Gibbs Library, Hope Library, Liberty Library, Vose Library,  and Waldoboro Library. (more…)

Book Discussion

Wednesday, April 21, 6:30pm (note date change)
Book Discussion via Zoom. Anyone is welcome to participate. We will be discussing The Woman Who Smashed Codes : A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America’s Enemies by Jason Fagone. This book chronicles the life of Elizebeth Smith, an extraordinary woman who played an integral role in our nation’s history for forty years.
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A hundred years ago, a young woman in her early twenties suddenly became one of the greatest codebreakers in the country. She taught herself how to solve secret messages without knowing the key. Even though she started out as a poet, not a mathematician, she turned out to be a genius at solving these very difficult puzzles, and her solutions ended up changing the 20th century. She helped us win the world wars. And she also shaped the intelligence community as we know it today.
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Order from MILS . There are more copies available in MaineCat.

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Register and the Zoom link will be sent to you on April 13th.

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Suggest a book.

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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