April is National Poetry Month

To honor my mother, who taught me the appreciation of poetry and would be 100-years-old on April 23rd if still alive, and my baby girl who turns 28-years-old the same day, I am posting a favorite poem this week.

The Waking

I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.Sunrise
I feel my fate in what I cannot fear.
I learn by going where I have to go.

We think by feeling. What is there to know?
I hear my being dance from ear to ear.
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.

Of those so close beside me, which are you?
God bless the Ground! I shall walk softly there,
And learn by going where I have to go.

Light takes the Tree; but who can tell us how?
The lowly worm climbs up a winding stair;
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.

Great Nature has another thing to do
To you and me; so take the lively air,
And, lovely, learn by going where to go.

This shaking keeps me steady. I should know.
What falls away is always. And is near.
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.
I learn by going where I have to go.

~Theodore Roethke

Lawyers in Libraries

Lawyers in Libraries logoLawyers in Libraries - Thursday, May 1, 3:30-5:30pm

Judge Susan Longley will be at the library to answer your questions about advance directives, wills and trusts - all that comes under each of our “estate planning” needs. Though she cannot provide individualized legal advice, you will have the opportunity to talk to a lawyer and learn about who can assist you if you have a legal problem. 

Lawyers in Libraries: Law day 2014 is a program to provide Maine citizens with an

Hiking in Switzerland

Hiking through SwitzerlandFri., May 2, 7:00pm @ Liberty Library

Liberty resident, Missy Hatch, will present slides of three weeks hiking in Switzerland. Teaming up with Distant Journeys,  www.distantjourneys.com, she and her husband, Vern, were part of two consecutive trips. The first was a backpack of  about 80 miles over 5 mountain passes in the Berner Oberland. The second was a “Yoga Hike,” also in the Berner Oberland.  Settling in at several different towns, the days included morning and evening yoga classes and a  full day of hiking.

Missy  has been teaching yoga for 25 years in the midcoast area. She believes anyone can do yoga anywhere!

Gardening in Tune with Nature

The New England Gardener's YearSat., May 10, 1:00 @ the Liberty Library

Reeser Manley, co-author of The New England Gardener's Year along with Marjorie Peronto, will do a presentation focused on the major themes of the book, including their philosophy that the garden should be viewed as an ecosystem in which native plants predominate and all forms of life contribute to the gardener's success. He will also present the practical aspects of gardening that are covered in the book, including pruning, composting, and cover cropping. The presentation will be followed by a book-signing event for those interested in purchasing a signed copy of the book. Cosponsored by the Liberty Gardeners.

Reeser Manley has gardened in South Carolina, Washington state (while earning a

Frogs of Maine

Over fifty people attended the Frogs of Maine program on April 4th. Naturalist Cloe Chunn taught how to identify, by appearance and sound, the 8 frogs and 1 toad that live Maine:

  1. Gray Treefrogfrog
  2. Spring Peeper
  3. American Bullfrog
  4. Green Frog
  5. Mink Frog
  6. Wood Frog
  7. Northern Leopard Frog
  8. Pickerel Frog
  9. American Toad

(You can learn about them and practice identification at the website USGS Frog Quiz.)  Become trained to help protect frogs in Maine as a citizen scientist with naturalist, Cloe Chunn, FrogWatch USA . The training is free, no expertise needed. Registration is required. If you did not sign up at the Frogs of Maine program, you can email us  the 'Contact Us' form on our website or sign-up at the library or at the Sheepscot Wellspring Alliance (SWLA) website. Co-sponsored by SWLA, Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition, and FrogWatch USA. 

Cloe Chunn will be doing a different workshop, Discover Your Naturalist, at the

MVMS Art Show

MVMS artworkThe artwork of twenty-two Mount View Middle School students will be on display until May 4th. The work represents all three middle school grades as well as students from all corners of the district. There are pencil drawings, tempera paintings, and sculptures on display. Stop in and take a look at the wonderful work that the students have created.

2014 Maine Readers' Choice Award

Maine Readers' Choice Award

Book Discussion Group
We plan to hold a book discussion group again 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 Tuesdays, June 3, July 1, August 5, & September at 7:00pm
  • Discuss the book(s) you read.
  • Vote for your favorite book in September.

All the books are available to borrow from the library and most are available

Story Time

Story TimeStory Time - Thursdays at 10:30
Preschool Story Time helps build a foundation for a lifelong love of books and reading. It is a fun atmosphere and safe environment for parent or caregiver and child to share time together at the library and to make new friends.

Please see the new spring  Story Time  brochure for weekly theme and more information.

Postcards From Liberty

Click the above link if you would like to see the photos online.

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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