Posted by Jill on Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 11:36 am |
This morning Melanie, Mindy and I were on WCAI on The Point discussing books focused on microhistory. Basically microhistories explore a specific subject, often providing a different way of looking at familiar objects, products, or events. The best microhistories use their focus on small specifics to reveal a much larger picture.
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Posted by Jill on Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 10:00 am |
I don’t know, maybe it was waking up to snow again this morning, but I just wanted to let everyone know that we have the dates for the Friends Annual Book Sale! And if you can’t remember what Summer even looks like, let alone the book sale, you can take a look back (on our…
Posted by Faith on Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 10:16 am |
This monthly magazine claims to be “The World’s #1 Video Game Magazine.” With one out of every 100 people in the U.S. subscribing, and its previews, reviews and top 10 lists appearing in newspapers across the country on a weekly basis, this just may be true!
Gamers (video game enthusiasts) and parents of young gamers will find the…
Posted by Faith on Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 1:49 pm |
This has been a great winter for knitters, if you ask me. All the snow storms we’ve been having the past month are a great excuse to stay home, off the treacherous roads, and knit something warm and cozy. Listening to a riveting audio book at the same time is icing on the cake - or whipped cream on the…
Posted by Staff on Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 3:45 pm |
Despite a major crash in the server, efforts by CLAMS office staff to replace the malfunctioning component, successfully brought the system back online Tuesday, February 15. All parts of the system, including the catalog and the research databases are fully functional again.
Posted by Jill on Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 11:15 am |
News from the CLAMS Office:
“The CLAMS online catalog is currently unavailable, due to a computer hardware issue. We expect to have it back in service by February 16th. We apologize for any inconvenience.
You can access and use Overdrive directly at http://clamsnet.lib.overdrive.com/
Access to the Virtual Catalog is ...not available at…
Posted by Faith on Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 9:46 am |
If you are interested in using renewable energy in your home, then you will be interested to know about our new magazine, Home Power. It is an excellent source of information about solar, wind and hydro power for the home. It features information about how to design, build and purchase the best systems and includes reviews of…
Posted by Jill on Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 5:42 pm |
Have you read our hottest new author yet? As soon as you put the books on the shelf, they vanish, and we have twenty-four different new titles! Yes, meet Agatha Christie, our newest author. OK, she isn’t really new, as you well know, but her books have been republished and are suddenly the best sellers of the winter. The publishing…
Posted by Laura on Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 4:36 pm |
One of the highlights of the Children’s Room is the pair of display cases in the middle of the room. These two glass cases feature the collections of our young patrons. The collections are displayed for a month, and have ranged from puppets, to bookmarks, to horse figurines. In January we…
Posted by Jill on Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 2:08 pm |
Yes, finally, the 1040 Instructions have arrived! We are open until 8:30 p.m. tonight.
Posted by Faith on Sat, Feb 5, 2011 at 2:14 pm |
Falmouth Public Library provides information for our patrons that include a range of viewpoints on any given topic. When all sides of an issue are accessible to you, even unpopular ones, then you can educate yourself and form balanced opinions and make sound decisions. This is freedom of speech and freedom of the press in action, which makes us…
Posted by Jill on Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 2:45 pm |
Since 2003 the library has been running a Great Decisions discussion group, which focuses on foreign policy issues.
What’s Great Decisions?
Well here is a description from the Foreign Policy Association web page:
“A Great Decisions Discussion Group is composed of interested individuals who want an opportunity to learn and…
Posted by Jill on Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 10:44 am |
If you have been putting off sending an e-mail to anyone that has town e-mail (that would include the library staff) you might want to send that out today, because we are being taken off the e-mail grid Thursday at 10:00 a.m. As reported by George Trudeau of the town IT Department: “We have set next Thursday, February 3, 2011…
Posted by Jill on Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 2:14 pm |
Missing Downton Abbey, the PBS series that just came to an abrupt end? While you are waiting for season two you might want to try ”Manor House” described by PBS as a “gripping series which brings class to reality television. Nineteen volunteers from the modern world find that life of a grand country house…