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Friday Reads: The Butcher Boy, by Patrick McCabe

Are you ready for a dark, disturbing tale with a touch of humor, one that reveals the gritty, dysfunctional childhood of an Irish lad? 
If you can take the violent events and mental illness described in Irish vernacular by young Francie Brady, the 12-year-old narrator, you will be rewarded by the brilliant writing of Patrick…

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Reference Resource:  Encyclopedia of Invasive Species.  2 Vols.  REF 578.62 WOO

We’ve all read about (and seen damage caused by) Hemlock Woolly Adelgid . . . which is an insect, by the way.  And how about the Gypsy Moth, the Mute Swan, and Oriental Bittersweet?  The Encyclopedia of Invasive Species consists of two volumes: Volume 1 – Animals pages 1-310, and Volume 2 – Plants, pages 320-764.  The complete Table of…

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Friday Reads:  Rambunctious Garden by Emma Marris

This week I’m doing an about-face from my last blog in which I discussed, Crazy for You, the fun Jennifer Crusie romance.  You can expect a variety of high quality books on just about any topic in “Friday Reads”.  This week I want to share with you

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An Hours Survey!

Please take a moment to fill out our hours survey, here is the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NL9X597

The basic question is: Should the Falmouth Public Library, East Falmouth Branch and North Falmouth Branch add extra hours? What we are trying to determine is some idea as to what hours will be best for you if we are able…

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Website Wednesday: Mass Center for the Book Reading Guides

I had the great pleasure of being a judge for the Massachusetts Book Awards poetry prize last year. My fellow judges and I had the joy of reading piles of poetry, and ended up with both a winner and five runner ups. I’m delighted to say that we even had an entry from a Falmouth poet!…

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GUNS IN AMERICAN SOCIETY: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture. 3 vols. REF 363.33 GUN

Gun violence and issues of the use and misuse of firearms are in the print and broadcast media on a daily basis. This resource can help us become better informed about the issues and history of this ongoing discord.  The Encyclopedia articles are arranged in alphabetical order; all are signed, and many suggest related articles in the set; and all…

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Do You Enjoy Historical Fiction? Audiobooks at the Falmouth Public Library

The Library has a large collection of books on CD in many genres. This is the second in a series highlighting some of the historical fiction titles in our collection.

Be Careful What You Wish For by Jeffrey Archer

Follow the struggles and triumphs of the Clifton and Barrington families into the 1960’s: the construction…

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Friends of the Falmouth Public Library Fall Newsletter Now Available!

You can read the complete Friends of the Falmouth Public Library Newsletter online now! This is the Focus on Fall edition and includes the entire Joy of Learning Fall Schedule. This year classes include:

Movies, Movies, Movies, a cavalcade of favorites from The African Queen to Zorba the Greek including comedies, musicals, drama, and…

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