The Life of a Maine Soldier

Hank LunnThe Life of a Maine Soldier during the War Between the States - Sat., Nov. 15, 2:00pm
Living History With Hank Lunn
During the Civil War many boys and men from Maine served our nation with great distinction. Myron W. Harris, a young man from Littleton, Maine, joined The 20th Maine: Regiment Infantry Volunteers, in August 1862. In uniform worn by the Union soldiers, Myron will tell his story of the hardships of the common Union soldier from enlistment to the end of the war.

It was the 20th Maine at the Battle of Gettysburg that many believe changed the direction of the Civil War. Under the command of Joshua Chamberlain, the men of the 20th Maine stopped the Confederate charge up Little Round Top Mountain. With less than

Food Pantry Donations

CornucopiaThis November and December, we will be once again collecting money and food donations for the local Food Pantries. Look for cans for money donations at various locations around town. There will be a bin for food donations at the post office and at the library. Suggested food items are cereal, pasta, dried beans, canned tuna, and spaghetti sauce. The donations will be divided among the Liberty Baptist Church, AmVets, and New Life Church in South Montville Food Pantries. They will be given around Thanksgiving and again around Christmas time. Please be generous to our neighbors in need.

Voting Day

Vote buttonElection day is Tuesday November 4th. Polls are open in Montville from from 8am to 8 pm. Not sure about Liberty. Call Town Office Phone 207-589-4318.

Last day to accept an Absentee Ballot request was Thursday October 30.

If you have not registered to vote you may do so at any time before the election, including Election day. You may also choose a party (if you are currently unregistered or unenrolled in a party currently) at that time.

Mittens & Hats for Kids

knitted mittens There is a basket at the library to collect knitted mittens and hats for kids. If you are a knitter, please help fill the basket with hand knit items. 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 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 $2.00, 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.


The Woodcutter and the Most Beautiful Tree

StoryWalk Kickoff - Saturdy, Oct. 11
Celebrate fall and the with a StoryWalk on the Haystack Mountain Trail featuring children’s book The Woodcutter and the Most Beautiful Tree by Robb N. Johnston. Families will walk along a one-mile trail as Audrey O’Clair makes this beautifully illustrated story about an unlikely friendship between a woodcutter and a tree come alive. Views from the top of Haystack Mountain are sure to be lovely during the peak of fall color!

A StoryWalk features popular children’s books mounted on sign posts along local public access trails. This event combines love of outdoors, physical activity, family togetherness and literacy development. The signs and story will remain up through the November; the seventeen elegant wooden sign posts were locally crafted by Jim Macdonald. For more information see the SWLA (Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance) website.

The Haystack Mountain Trail is one mile and climbs 830 feet above sea level. The trailhead begins behind the Walker School Ball Field. The loop trail takes you to beautiful views surrounded by blueberry barrens at the top.

The StoryWalk is made possible with generous funding from RSU #3 and sponsored by the Sheepscott Wellspring Land Alliance (SWLA).

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