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June 2011

What’s Falmouth Reading 2012?

The 2012 Town Wide Read has been selected! Seen the Glory : a novel of the Battle of Gettysburg by John Hough, Jr. is the 2012 read! Lots more information to come. Events don’t really get underway until January 2012, but because we were having a Civil War band here tonight, we thought it only appropriate to let everyone know.…

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New Shelving!

New Oversize Shelving is being installed today! No more heavy books toppling over. The new shelves have dividers, too! There is a bit of chaos in the Adult Circulation area, so please be watch your step during the installation. The old shelving is being moved and added onto the last two shelves in the aisle.

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Summer Reading on The Point 2011

Well this morning we had lots of Summer Reading suggestions, but I still had a pile of books at the end of the show. So ... the July 18th show will be Beach Reads, The Sequel, and we’ll be talking about nothing but great novels to read on the beach. Miss the show this morning? Listen on

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Summer Reading Program - Drawing for Prizes!

Win tickets to a Great Destination in the Summer Reading program, “You Are Here!”*
The Falmouth Public Library is promoting teen summer reading with a drawing to be held on August 10. 
Write a review of 50 words or more about a summer reading book or a book of your choice from the Teen Room. For…

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Periodical Profile:  Backpacking and the Great Outdoors

Do you like backpacking or other outdoor recreation?  Does our natural environment inspire you to enjoy and protect it?  If so, we have magazines in our reading room for you!  Today, I will feature three that combine these topics for readers who care about their own fitness and that of the environment.  Perusing pages in these magazines will give…

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Periodical Profile:  7 Cooking Magazines!

The warm weather is here!  It is a great time for grilling, adding fresh, seasonal produce to your menu and kicking back with a cold drink or frozen treat!  Tired of the same old hot dogs, hamburgers and ice cream cones?  We have cookbooks galore in the adult collection room (call number 641) and look for the B-B-Q book display…

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The Gardner Heist

This month the Narrative Nonfiction book club met to discuss The Gardner Heist:  The True Story Of The World’s Largest Unsolved Art Theft by Ulrich Boser.  Boser was a contributing editor for U.S. News and World Report and his work has appeared in The New…

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Farewell Gary.

There is sad news to report this week at Falmouth Public Library. It is the last week that Gary Ingraham, our Information Technology Librarian, will be working at the library. The good news for him is that his wife has a great new job, the bad news is that the job is out of state. It is hard to express…

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Photos from Ruth Bleakley’s Book Making Class

Didn’t get to Ruth’s class on Saturday? You can see what you missed on our flickr page. I love when Ruth Bleakley does a workshop here, because everyone is always so amazed at what they have created under her guidance.

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The word of the week:  Tornado & BeRedCrossReady Disaster Preparedness Program

One can’t help but be amazed by the power of nature when there is a disaster such as the tornadoes that devastated areas of Massachusetts this week.  One TV weatherman said Massachusetts may expect two or three minor tornadoes a year.  So, this week’s multiple and extremely violent storms are quite a rarity.  Are you curious about tornadoes now like…

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Art Exhibit on Bolivia at East Falmouth Branch from June 1st - July 31st

Falmouth residents Leo and Jean Lechtenberg have recently returned from three years working in Bolivia.  The next three library exhibits will focus on Bolivia.

  • People of the Wind:  Cement prints of Bolivian artist Walter Solon.
  • Flowers of Bolivia:  Photographs by Leo Lechtenberg.
  • Portraits of Bolivia:  Oil paintings of Bolivians by Leo Lechtenberg.

  • The exhibit can viewed at the East Falmouth Branch.
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    Sorry we didn’t give you a heads up about this before it happened, but what with putting together programs, getting the beach basket ready, and a general stampede of holiday patrons ... I have to say WE didn’t remember it was going to happen today until we turned on the computers! So ... here is the most important piece of…

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