Ancestry.com Workshop

grandparentsTuesday, September 30, 7:00 at the Liberty Library

This workshop will highlight search tools and point out other useful features of Ancestry.com Library Edition. With over 4,000 databases of vital records, Ancestry.com is generally regarded as the largest online collection for geneology research. We have several computers that can be used or you can bring your own laptop. Space is limited so we may have to share computers.

Ancestry.com is one of the MARVEL! databases, Maine's virtual library containing an online collection of full text articles from magazines, newspapers, journals, books, and  encyclodedias. It is FREE to all Maine citizens. Unlike other databases, Ancestry.com is available ONLY from within a public library. There is NO access from home.
 

Online Absentee Ballot Request

Vote buttonThe Online Absentee Ballot Request Service for the November 4th General and Referendum Election is now available at:
http://www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/AbsenteeBallot/index.pl

All Maine municipalities are required to accept electronic requests for absentee ballots. Municipal clerks will process the

Winning MRCA Book!

Maine Readers' Choice Award logoThe votes have been cast at the Liberty Library for the Maine Readers' Choice Award books for 2014. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt received the most votes, with The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker and Benediction by Kent Haruf each receiving one vote. 
 
Learn more at the Maine Readers' Choice Award website. The MRCA Winner will be announced in October.

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

Story Time logoThursdays at 10:30
Share the enjoyment of books and reading at preschool Story Time. It is a fun and safe environment for children and parent or caregiver to share time together at the library and to make new friends. There will be stories, songs, games, crafts, and a snack. See the Fall Flyer for dates and themes.

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.

Maine Shared Collection

Maine Shared CollectionsThe Maine Shared Collections Strategy (MSCS) brings together eight of Maine’s largest libraries, plus the state’s consortium, Maine InfoNet, in an effort to create a strategy for the shared management of print collections in the state.

When searching at MaineCat (the Statewide Catalog combines and links library collections across the state), you might see a screen that looks like this: http://mainecat.maine.edu/record=b11956901~S0. This is an indication of e-book and print-on-demand records available.

These records link to electronic copies of public domain titles made available by HathiTrust and Google Books. The records are part of Maine Shared Collection Strategy's (MSCS) efforts to provide Electronic-On-Demand and Print-On-Demand

StoryWalk

StoryWalkA StoryWalk is on the Haystack Mountain Trail featuring children’s book And to Think That We Thought That We’d Never Be Friends by Mary Ann Hoberman and Kevin Hawkes. The book is available for borrow from the library.

A StoryWalk features popular children’s books mounted on sign posts along local public access trails. This event combines

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