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August 2011

The Science-Fiction Episode of The Point

I’m re-posting The Point list here, just in case you missed the first posting! The first posting has all the links to the library catalog.

Melanie’s List

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
The Strange Case of…

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CLAMS is back!

Sometime around 9:30 a.m. the CLAMS office in Hyannis lost electrical power. Electrical service has been restored at CLAMS and the servers have been tested and are available. This means your CLAMS card is once again working!!

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UPDATE … CLAMS Down … The POINT Rescheduled

Morning update. The CLAMS office in Hyannis is without power, thus the library catalog is DOWN, as well as any database you access from home using your CLAMS card.

The Point with Mindy Todd has been rescheduled for WEDNESDAY morning, assuming power will be back on in Woods Hole by then!

Questions? Give us a call:…

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The Point???

Not sure that this will actually broadcast today. Indeed it is 9:40 a.m. & I don’t think WCAI has power yet thanks to Tropical Storm Irene. However, here is the list for our pre-recorded show on Science Fiction & novels that teach you something about science. I have actually posted an extended list…

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Another Hurricane Irene Press Release from Heather Harper

For Immediate Release August 26, 2011

Hurricane Irene is expected to bring tropical storm force winds followed by hurricane force winds by early Sunday morning. Governor Patrick has declared a state of emergency.  Low lying areas, particularly the area of Buzzards Bay should prepare for storm surge as high as 6-10’.  Residents and visitors should be vigilant in…

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Periodical Profile:  Fishing Magazines

We are lucky here on the Cape to be surrounded by abundant fishing spots, in salt water and fresh. So, if you are looking for advice on where to go, what to use, how to land the best catch or anything related to fishing at all, then see the fishing magazines we have in the periodical room: 

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Hurricane Irene Press Release from Acting Town Manager Heather Harper

For Immediate Release August 26, 2011
Hurricane Irene is expected to bring tropical storm force winds followed by hurricane force winds by early Sunday morning. Governor Patrick has declared a state of emergency.  Low lying areas, particularly the area of Buzzards Bay should prepare for storm surge as high as 6-10’.  Residents and visitors should be vigilant in…

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Hurricane Schedule for our Book Drop

Due to the impending hurricane our book drop on the Katharine Lee Bates side of the building will be closing on SATURDAY AFTERNOON. It will be closed until further notice. Please return your materials inside the building only once the book drop is closed. Fines will be waived as needed.

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Hurricane Irene

----For Immediate Release- Wednesday August 24, 2011
From Heather Harper, Acting Falmouth Town Manager

The Town of Falmouth encourages all residents and visitors to be vigilant in monitoring the path and potential impact of Hurricane Irene.  Hurricane Irene is expected to make her presence known in our region beginning tomorrow,…

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Yes, it WAS an earthquake

If you thought you just felt an earthquake ... you DID! Read all about it on the USGS earthquake page!

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Periodical Profile:  Cats & Dogs

Do you fancy cats or dogs? Whether you own one, or just wish you could, you’ll enjoy reading about them in Cat Fancy and Dog Fancy, two popular magazines you can find in our reading room.  Both are published monthly and contain well-written and informative articles about all aspects of good pet…

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Greetings from the new guy

My name is Peter Cook and I am the new Information Systems Librarian for the Falmouth, North Falmouth and East Falmouth libraries.  It has been a whirlwind during my first few weeks as I get to know the staff and computer systems that run this wonderful library.

I am no stranger to libraries.  I started going to the library…

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Klimt Puzzle Finished at Last!

Good news for all you frustrated puzzle mavens! The Klimt puzzle has at last been finished!! I put out a plea on our Facebook page for somebody to come finish it, as it had been causing a good deal of frustration among our puzzle crowd. Happily someone DID come and finish the puzzle,…

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An Exquisite American Classic

I was just introduced to a book of 18th century travel and nature writings with exquisite illustrations … an American classic.  Sadly, our modern reprint goes unnoticed by potential admirers, no doubt due to its modest size and unadorned cloth cover.  I am referring to William Bartram’s Travels and Other Writings

William…

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Periodical Profile:  Sky Gazing Magazines

The nights are getting a little longer now, but they are still warm enough to enjoy spending time outdoors for long periods.  What a perfect time to introduce kids to the joy of star gazing before school starts and bedtimes have to be enforced again.  We have two great magazines in our reading room for star gazers of all levels,…

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Mystery Notes in the Library

Today’s blog entry comes to us from Donna Skinner, one of our children’s room librarians:

“If you’ve come across any handwritten notes on lavender paper while browsing books in the last week, that was the work of the Read Around the World Book Group for ages five to eight. We have been…

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The Wayback Machine

Most societies agree that it is important to preserve artifacts of their culture and heritage. Without such artifacts, civilization has no memory and no mechanism to learn from its successes and failures. Our culture now produces more and more artifacts in digital form.

If you have not already read Falmouth Public Library employee Nick…

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Moby-Dick Resurfaces!

I have breaking news on the Moby-Dick front. As the Jaws line used to say ... “just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water” ... Moby returns to Falmouth! Nathaniel Philbrick has written a new book called Why Read Moby-Dick? and he will be here on Wednesday, October…

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The Taste of Salt

This just in ... a new novel has just come out, which features a WHOI scientist! The title is The Taste of Salt, and the author is Martha Southgate. Here’s what Publisher’s Weekly had to say:

“In her haunting fourth novel, Southgate (Third Girl from the Left) examines the complicated issues of…

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The Lie

One of the films being shown tonight at the Woods Hole Film Festival is The Lie, a narrative feature film directed by Joshua Leonard.The Lie is based on a short story and can be found in Wild child, and other stories by T. Coraghessan Boyle.  If you want…

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