Hours

Monday 4:00-7:00
Thursday 10:00-4:00. 
*CURBSIDE*  Reminder: If you need to come inside to use a computer or other need, it can be arranged by appointment. Please contact me.  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…)

Anthology

Thurs, March 25, 6:00pm
Join us for an hour of listening to an assortment of stories, poetry and other short works on the chosen theme – “Women’s History” since March is Women’s History Month. This program is a collaboration between Appleton Library, Liberty Library, Searsmont Town Library, and Vose Library in Union. Anthology is a friendly gathering in which adults can collectively listen to short works read aloud in a fun, lively environment. Bring your dinner, bring your knitting, bring a friend!

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Register and the Zoom link will be sent to you on March 24th.

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March is …

Book Discussion

Wednesday, March 10, 6:30pm
Book Discussion via Zoom. Anyone is welcome to participate. We will be discussing Mill Town: Reckoning with What Remains by Kerri Arsenault. Arsenault grew up in the rural working class town of Mexico, Maine. For over 100 years the community orbited around a paper mill that employs most townspeople, including three generations of Arsenault’s own family. Years after she moved away, Arsenault realized the price she paid for that seemingly secure childhood. The mill, while providing livelihoods for nearly everyone, also contributed to the destruction of the environment and the decline of the town’s economic, moral, and emotional health in a slow-moving catastrophe, earning the area the nickname “Cancer Valley.”

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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 March 9th.

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Digital Equity Center

Get a tablet with internet access for free

The National Digital Equity Center is giving away tablet computers to eligible residents in the state. The tablet comes with internet connection and provides one-on-one tutoring and classes to boost people’s skills. The program’s purpose is to give people in low-income households access to the internet.  All the tablets will be free for one year. Afterwards, people can return them or continue to use them for a monthly payment. People interested in joining the program should apply at digitalequitycenter.org/request-device

 

Waldo Reads Together

Waldo Reads Together is a project initiated by Aging Well in Waldo County to help alleviate social isolation in the coming winter months, folding in the theme of Black Lives Matter, diversity, equity, and social justice. The chosen book is Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Nickel Boys. The Waldo Reads Together Committee invites anyone in Waldo County ages 14 and up to  participate in related webinar activities in March.

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Register for the upcoming Zoom events

Liberty Library Knitters and Friends

This fall we delivered to WaldoCAP Headstart and Family Services, Maine Families of Waldo County, Walker School, Belfast Soup Kitchen, and Liberty AmVets food pantry. Your generosity has been overwhelming! Everything is so appreciated and makes a difference to someone. This year, we collected:

  • 1 baby blanket
  • 21 nap blankets – knit, crocheted and polar fleece
  • 58 pairs of mittens
  • 38 scarves, cowls and headbands
  • 8 jackets/parkas
  • 137 hats
  • 4 sweaters/ponchos
  • 126 pairs of socks

We are finished gathering and distributing for this winter.  We will be collecting again next fall. Warm hats and mittens are always needed. (more…)

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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Tote Bags

“I Love Liberty Library” tote bag available for $20 at the library. The rugged canvas and roomy size makes it perfect for transporting your library books! 18″w X 17 1/2″h with 25″ handles. Beautifully printed with water-based inks by Liberty Graphics. A limited number remaining.