Win a Kindle Fire HD!

Kindle Fire HDThroughout the summer, the Library will be selling raffle tickets for a Kindle Fire 7" Tablet, 8GB. Experience eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV, and games on a stunning HD display. Tickets are $5 each. The raffle will be drawn on August 28th (change in date). You do not need to be present to win. This prize was purchased for the library by a generous donor.
Learn more about this Kindle.

Liberty and Montville Remembers

Liberty VillagePOSTPONED DUE TO SCHEDULING CONFLICTS. 

Liberty and Montville Remembers - Saturday, Aug. 23, 7:00 pm - Please join us at the Library for an evening of shared stories of days gone by in Liberty and Montville, told by many that were living in the area at that time. Judge Susan Longley will be the Facilitator for the evening. This will be a time to share or listen. Please come and share your memories. Refreshments will be served.

At the end of the evening, we will be drawing the winner of the Kindle Fire. See details above.

Postcards from Liberty and Montville.

Peter Mezoian

Peter Mezoian, Outrageous BanjoOutrageous Banjo - Thurs., Aug. 28, 7:00 @ Liberty Community Hall
Stop everything and see and hear Peter Mezoian. With influences such as Les Paul, Irving Berlin, Eddie Peabody, Harry Reser, Bing Crosby, Stevie Wonder, Don Reno, Django Rheinhard, broadway showtunes, bluegrass, swing, ragtime, and early American popular song you'll understand why this guy isn't normal. Or maybe it's from 2 decades of touring the world on the main stage of over 50 different cruise ships, as well as theaters and music festivals in England, and the U.S. The American Song Book gets updated when plunk meets funk and Peter Mezoian jumps in leaving you wanting more and wondering just how outrageous one banjoist can be. Fun for whole family! FREE admission. Concessions will be for sale.

Listen to his “Outrageous Banjo” here.

Celebrate the last days of summer at this fabulous concert!

Textile Photographs and Collage

Art of Deborah Rustin CyrDeborah Rustin Cyr’s work will be on display at the library for the month of August. There will be a reception on Saturday, August 16 from 10-12:00 and the artist will be on hand to discuss her work including the techniques she uses and has developed.

Deborah works primarily in two directions. In one she uses photographs-her own, found photos, photos of friends and family as well as old advertising pictures from vintage magazines. She manipulates these images digitally and then prints them on specially treated cottons and silks before working them into larger constructions. In the other direction she cuts and reconfigures images

Ticks

Deer tickThis has been a particularly bad year for ticks. The eight-legged parasite is a relative newcomer to Maine, moving up the coast from southern New England over the past 20 years and becoming increasingly prevalent, especially along the Midcoast. And ticks are wreaking havoc along the way, whether it is a deer tick, dog tick, or lone star tick. They carry pathogens that harm animals and humans — bacteria, viruses and protozoa. What to do?

Tick-borne Diseases in Maine, a Physician’s Reference Manual states that “Ticks are attracted to a variety of host factors including body heat and carbon dioxide. They will transfer to a potential host when one brushes directly against them and then seek a site for attachment.” They cannot jump or fly. In the guide from the Maine Center for Disease Control, it says, "Limiting exposure to ticks reduces the likelihood of any tick-born disease infection. In persons exposed to tick-infested habitats, prompt careful inspection and removal of crawling or attached ticks is an important

Frogs of Maine

frogTwenty people became trained to help count frogs in Maine as a citizen scientist with FrogWatch USA. The 8 frogs and 1 toad that live Maine:

 

2014 Maine Readers' Choice Award

Maine Readers' Choice Award

Book Discussion Group
This summer, we will be reading the books from the the Maine Readers' Choice Award list. It's easy to participate:
  • Read one of the books from the list.
  • Come to the Library on Sept. 2 at 7:00pm.
  • Discuss the book(s) you read.
  • Vote for your favorite book in September.

Pick up a MRCA booklet at the library or print one here and learn how you can win a $25 gift certificate from Lori’s Café. All the books are available to borrow from the library. The following titles have been selected for the 2014 Shortlist for the Maine Reader’s Choice Award:

Mittens & Hats for Kids

knitted mittens There is a basket at the library to collect knitted mittens for kids. If you are a knitter, please help fill the basket with hand knit mittens. They will be given to Waldo Cap for distribution. Sizes for younger children are most needed. For more information, contact Sue Chapin.

If you need a pattern, Sue left directions for 2-needle mittens for three different sizes and a simple hat pattern that you can pick-up at the library. She also left some yarn. A simple pattern for hats can be found here.

 

Story Time/Summer

Fizz, Boom, Read!Fizz, Boom, Read!  is the theme for our summer library program.

Story Time - Thursdays at 10:30 Beginning July 10th, Story Time each week will feature a different science theme. (See Flyer for dates and themes.) Activities will be geared for kids ages 3-7 and their parents/caregiver, but younger and older children are welcome if they are not disruptive. There will be stories, songs, games, crafts, and snack – all related to science!

LEGO Group - Thursdays in July, 4:00-5:00 (Beginning July 10th) A high school Volunteer will be coordinator.

Mad Science Show – Thursday, July 24th, 6:30 at Walker School A jaw dropping science show packed with cool reactions and a real-life Mad Scientist who loves to bust molecules.

Get a Summer Reading Calendar at the library or on the website. Read for 30-minutes a day. Turn in your Calendar to the Library at the end of the summer for fabulous science prizes!

Disc Cleaning

disc imageWe have purchased a disc cleaning machine to clean the library's DVDs and CDs. If you have personal DVDs, CDs, or game discs that need a buffing, bring them to the library and Jen will clean them for you. We ask for you to pay $2.00 per disc to help cover the cost for the cleaning solutions required. Jen is at the library on Wednesday and Friday afternoons or you can leave them at the library for her to clean. Please leave your name and contact information with the disc. We will do our best to improve your discs, but we will not be responsible if the enhancement does not fix the problem or for any damage to the disc.

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