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March 2011

Animal Books on The Point

This morning Mindy, Melanie, & I talked about books featuring animals. As always, we had more books in our hands than we had time to discuss, so today’s list will include the books we didn’t have time for as well as those we did, and those suggested by people calling in. Thanks so much to our callers for your suggestions!…

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Periodical Profile:  Bicycling

In our periodical collection we have many magazines about hobbies and recreational activities to help you enjoy your leisure time, such as Automobile, Bead and Button, Boating World, Canoe and Kayak, Coins, Cooking Light, Cross Country Skier and…

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Have you read a terrific book?

Have you read a terrific book that you think others will enjoy too?  We invite you to share your thoughts about it with other library patrons.  Who knows, maybe you’ll get someone interested in your favorite author.  Whether you read the book recently or long ago, if it’s special, we’d love to know!

Hot pink bookmarks, with “Patron…

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Joy of Learning Classes Return!

The Friends of the Falmouth Public Library will offer six new courses which will begin Tuesday, April 5th. The classes are free and open to the public. Registration forms are available at the Reference Desk, the Circulation Desk, and both the North & East branches. Become a member of the Friends of the Library and…

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Periodical Profile:  American Ancestors

American Ancestors:  New England, New York and Beyond is the quarterly member magazine of the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS). Founded in 1845, NEHGS is the oldest and largest genealogical society in the United States and a national leader in genealogical research since its inception. 

The popularity of…

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News from the Fiction Book Club!

This week we introduced our latest Fiction Book Club series, New York, New York: Books Set in the Big Apple. For six months we’ll explore the boroughs, wander the streets, and delve into the stories of New Yorkers of all nationalities and persuasions.

We’ve just read…

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Time Travel Through Book Titles

I’ve worked at the Falmouth Public Library, in the Reference Department, for almost 20 years. That’s a pretty long time, and I would have said that I pretty much knew everything that was on the shelves in Reference. Much to my surprise I accidentally uncovered a previously unknown gem last week! I was helping Nick McCavitt, who writes for the…

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Periodical Profile:  Organic Gardening

Spring is coming, really! Are you planting a garden this year?  No matter what stage you are in – just dreaming about it or sprouting seeds inside, Organic Gardening magazine will provide you with inspiration and reliable advice for growing a bountiful one. 

Organic food, while it is rapidly gaining in popularity as we…

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My Father’s Secret War

We are introducing today, what I hope will become a regular feature of the blog, a recap of our book club discussion groups. Today Faith reports on last Friday’s non-fiction book club meeting.

I asked one question and the group didn’t stop talking for 20 minutes!  I asked, “What was meant by the title,

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Make: Technology on Your Time

Are you a do-it-yourselfer?  Do you love technology?  Our newest magazine, Make: Technology on Your Time, is just the thing for you!  There are enough projects in this quarterly magazine to keep you busy flying, tying, wiring, soldering, drilling, assembling, converting, testing and countless other activities, until the next issue comes out. 

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