Hours

CLOSED Monday, July 4th

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

Story Time – Friday@10:30

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CDC recommends that masking in public settings is not required in any county facing low or medium levels of coronavirus risk. (Currently, the risk is ‘Low’ for Waldo Co. Check for updates here.) In response to these new guidelines, wearing face coverings when at the library is optional. 

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The library will begin holding small programs with under fifteen attendees in the library. We will also continue to offer programs virtually. Outside groups may request to use the library for  meeting space. Please see the Building Use Policy. This policy will be reevaluated on July 30th. 

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Public computer and printing are available. It is $.25 a page for printing and copying. Wi-Fi is available both inside and outside the library. For more information and to learn about Reciprocal Borrowing, see the ABOUT page.

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Louis Sockalexis

Wed, July 27, 6:30pm, presented by Ed Rice

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This will be our first live program at the library in three years. Ed Rice is traveling a long distance and doing this program for free so I want to ensure that enough people will attend this program to make it worthwhile for him. Please RSVP to let me know you plan to attend by July 22.

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Maine’s forgotten athletic legend
Louis Francis Sockalexis, born on the Penobscot Indian Island Reservation near Old Town, Maine, was the sensation of professional baseball in 1897. He was the first-known Native American to play professional baseball, a man who went through the exact same experience Jackie Robinson endured 50 years after him, but hardly gets any credit for doing so.

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Sockalexis could hit a baseball as far any slugger of that day, hit frequently as the league’s top high average players; make spectacular fielding plays using his exceptional speed, throw the baseball prodigious distances with accuracy; and be a base-stealing threat every time he reached base. Indeed, Sockalexis was one of those rarest of talents, an athlete held in awe by his fellow athletes. Yet we know little about him. Learn More

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Landing the Lobster

Tuesday, July 19, 6pm via Zoom 

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Landing the Lobster: Sustainable Lobstering in Maine.   Register and the link will be sent to you.

Join us virtually for this fascinating program run by the Maine State Museum. Their educators will share stories and information about lobster in Maine. In addition to history, they will be sharing lobster biology and facts from the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. You will also be watching a virtual adventure on a fishing boat with a Maine fisherman, and participating in fun activities and polls. For all ages.

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Craft Fair

July 23, 9:00-1:00; Rain date – July 24, 9:00-1:00

Five crafters will have a table to sell turned bowls, wreaths, hand carved utensils, quilted items, paper items, fabric bowls, pottery, jewelry, and more. Plus there will be a library table selling a variety of craft items to benefit the library. If you enjoy making crafts, please consider making and donating something for the Craft Fair. Bring items to the library by July 22 and please include your name and suggested price for the item.

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Last Pie Sale of the summer – Sat, August 6, 9am ’til sold out.

Summer Reading

This summer’s reading program theme is “Oceans of Possibilities.” Pick up a Reading Record at the library or print one. This summer we are raising money to donate to Marine Mammals of Maine (MMoME) an organization that responds to stranded marine mammals and sea turtles in southern and midcoast Maine, cares for sick, injured and abandoned seals from all over New England, studies East coast marine mammal populations, and educates about global marine mammal conservation.

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Tuesday, August 16, 6:30pm – 7:30pm – Chewonki: Tide Pools live at the Liberty Community Hall The tide pool is home to a variety of species whose uniqueadaptations allow them to maintain stability in a world that is in a constant state of change. Participants will dip their hands into the three zones of Maine’s rocky intertidal ecosystem and touch some of the ocean’s most magnificent species. For all ages.

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Gulf of Maine, Explained This series of brief (< 5 minutes) videos presents nuggets of scientific information about the Gulf of Maine in easily digestible format.

Community Science Investigations Two investigations that you can do at the ocean that will contribute to scientific work relevant to the Gulf of Maine. One focuses on tracking invasive crabs in the intertidal zone, and the other focuses on documenting coastal flooding resulting from sea level rise. (more…)

Glassworks Exhibit

An exhibit of five glass artists associated with the newly established Waterfall Arts Glassworks is on display at the library through the month of July. The artists include Brian Frus of Belfast, Heather Hepp and Crichton Minges of Liberty, David Jacobson of Belfast, and John Sage of Montville. Detailed bios of the artists are displayed at the library along with the artist’s work.  All items are for sale with a percentage of the sale to benefit the library.

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The Waterfall Arts Glassworks, established 2021, is the only full-time community-based public access glassblowing facility of its kind in Maine. David Jacobson, who formerly lived and had his glass studio in Montville, was instrumental in establishing the new program, where he teaches classes along with Brian Frus, formerly of Jacksonville, Florida. Frus was head of the Glass Arts program at Jacksonville University for 13 years, following his role as Education Director at UrbanGlass in New York City.  Heather Hepp recently moved to Maine from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and is now establishing a new studio and residence in the old cannery in Liberty.  Hepp began her glassblowing career in Boise, Idaho, and developed her business in Alabama before deciding to start again in Maine.  Crichton Minges, a Tuscaloosa native, creates intricate borosilicate glass art (aka lamp work).  John Sage, trained in glassblowing and ceramic arts at Alfred University in New York, has lived in Maine for many years where he produced fine art wood turnings, and now welcomes the opportunity to pick up another of his artistic threads at the newly created Waterfall Arts facility. 

Quilt Raffle

“Fond Memories”​ quilt made by Sue Chapin is on display at the library. It is approximately 50” x 62”. Tickets will go on sale this week and are $5.00. Winner will be drawn on August 20th.

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For Sale

  • Cards made from recycled books for sale -$2 for 1 or 3 for $5
  • Lake St. George Photo Cards for sale, $2 for 1 or pack of 10 cards for $20.
  • Earrings made by Ayla for $3. 

Read ME

Every summer, Read ME gets Maine adults all reading two books recommended by a well-known Maine author. This coming summer, recommending author Christina Baker Kline has chosen Sigh, Gone by Phuc Tran and Beneficence by Meredith Hall.

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You can find a recording of the episode on June 3rd at Maine Public’s website.

Statewide Zoom with Phuc Tran hosted by MSL and MHC – Tuesday, July 12, 7:00pm. Register now.

Statewide Zoom with Meredith Hall hosted by MSL and MHC -Thursday, August 25, 7:00pm. Register now

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Learn more.

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This program is offered by the Maine Humanities Council in partnership with Maine State Library.

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