Pie & Pick-a-Prize Raffle

pieThe next Pie Sale will be August 9th, 10:00-12:00. There will also be a Pick-a-Prize Raffle. We are soliciting donations for the raffle - a handmade item, a service that you would be willing to donate (e.g. a half-day of yard work), a gift certificate, etc. We hope to get about 40-50 prizes. On August 9th, people can buy a sheet of raffle tickets and choose which prizes they want to win. That evening, along with the Story Slam (look for more information about this soon), we will choose the prize. 

Thank you to everyone who bought and donated pies, jewelry, and stuff for our July sale. We had 3 more successful sales!

Fizz, Pop, Boom Show

Mad Science ShowMad Science Show – Thurs., July 24th, 6:30p.m. @ Walker School A spectacular show full of jaw dropping science! Didgeridoo tubes that produce flames, sizzling test tubes, mysterious oscillating colors, combustible gases that make streamers fly, and a real-life Mad Scientist who loves to bust molecules and make sure you have FUN!

This program is part of our “Fizz, Boom, Read!” summer program for kids and FREE to all. It is funded by a grant from the  Rose and Samuel Rudman Library Trust. The trust was created to encourage libraries in smaller communities to continue and expand programming and outreach.

Trevor Moody Exhibit

Trevor Moody with hand-carved troutFlotsam, Jetsam and Then Some
Trevor Moody's artwork will be on display throughout the month of July. "Flotsam, Jetsam and Then Some" is a series of reflections in refuse, mixing the process of pyrography (wood burning) with his scrimshaw-inspired etching technique and driftwood gathered from around the state. On July 19th, from 10am-12pm, there will be an artist reception with refreshments and more examples of Moody’s recent work. You will have an opportunity to talk to him and ask questions about his amazing artwork. Most exhibit items are for sale.

Channel Dam

Channel DamAnyone who has driven through Liberty this summer has likely been delayed by the rebuilding going on at the Channel Dam on RT. 220. You can see the progress of the project in the photos that Tammy Reynold's has posted on the town website. It's a fascinating project to follow!

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 23rd. 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.

Ancestry.com Library Edition

grandparentsGenealogy Workshop/Ancestry.com - Thursday, July 31st, 1:00-2:30 - Emily Schroeder from Maine State Library will teach a workshop about Ancestry.com Library Edition. 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.

This class will highlight search tools and point out other useful features of Ancestry.com: advanced search, special collections, geographical location, and Ancestry’s Card Catalog. Emily will

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 Tuesdays, July 1, Aug. 5, & 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.

Sue left dirctions for 2-needle mittens which you can pick-up at the library if you need a pattern. She also left some yarn. A pattern for hats will be forthcoming.

 

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!

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