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September 2011

Enlightenment in September

This month (September, 2011) the Falmouth Public Library Fiction Book Club read Enlightenment by Maureen Freely.  It is a tale about Jeannie, an American girl, who spends the year (1970) between high school and college living with her estranged father, an American spy in Istanbul.  Jeannie quickly…

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YouTube video to help you download CLAMS e-books to your Kindle

Hello - Peter Cook, Falmouth Library tech guy here.  A new video has appeared on YouTube to help you better download library e-books to your Kindle from Overdrive.  The video is here.  There are many great book titles appearing on the CLAMS Overdrive site.  To find e-book downloads click here.

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Facebook Update

I know lots of our patrons (or members as one library leader has recently suggested we call you) don’t have any interest in Facebook, but we do post lots of comments on Facebook that you might be interested in, so I thought I’d just share here three messages I posted today. We want everyone to know what new books are…

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Have you read this book?

I just finished probably the most unusual book I’ve ever read, Stitches:  a Memoir by David Small.  At first glance Stitches appears to be a simple comic book with few words.  But spend a slow and contemplative hour with it and you’ll be moved.  It is an eloquent, stark memoir of a boy’s…

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Banned Books Week 2011 is the thirtieth annual celebration of the freedom to read. This freedom, not only to choose what we read, but also to select from a full array of possibilities, is firmly rooted in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees freedom of speech and freedom of the press. Intellectual freedom—the freedom to access information…

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Big News! Kindle is now Compatible with Overdrive!!!

Yes, it is true. The announcements have been made, and you can now go to http://clamsnet.lib.overdrive.com to get e-books for your Kindle! OverDrive announced today that it has begun adding Kindle compatibility to all of the U.S. public and school libraries in its network. You can read their complete press release here. We know lots…

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Religious Books on The Point

Today’s book topic on The Point with Mindy Todd was books having to do with religion.

Mindy’s Picks

A Month of Sundays :searching for the spirit and my sister by Julie Mars

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Assassination Vacation

Do you like a teaspoon of humor with your dose of history?  You may be interested then, in Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell.  In this discursive book about her travels to historic sites related to the assassinations of three U.S. presidents, Vowell provides generous helpings of sarcastic wit and amusing obscure connections you won’t find in…

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Great News for the Falmouth Public Library!

The Falmouth Public Library has once again been awarded a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education & Care to house and oversee the Early Childhood Resource Center for the Cape and Islands. 

The EEC claims that their “collaboration with public libraries…

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Talk Like A Pirate Day!

Monday, September 19, 2011, is International Talk Like A Pirate Day!

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to Talk Like A Pirate! 
You can practice the lingo and master the piratical brogue with Mango, the FREE online language database!

Access Mango through the library’s homepage, click on Library Databases, scroll down to Mango.


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9/11 - A Time to Remember

9/11 - A Time to Remember
Date: 9/11/2011
Time: 8:30 AM

Falmouth Museums on the Green
55 & 65 Palmer Avenue
Falmouth, MA 02540


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Library Book app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

If you own an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch there is an app that you can use to keep track of the library books you have on loan.  Its called Library Books and the app will remind you of the date the books are due and let you know which books are on hold.  The app works…

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Periodical Profile:  Car Magazines

Right now, as I write this, downtown Falmouth is bustling with the “Dream Cruise by the Sea” car show.  Cars of many makes, models, years and colors are on display with hoods open, tops down and chrome gleaming in the sunlight.  Proud owners and car buffs of all ages are giving information, swapping stories and sharing their love of automobiles. …

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Phones Repaired!

Good news! The phones are working again. However, we have been told that people have also been having trouble reaching the Reference Department when pressing 6. If YOU have had any problems reaching the Reference Department, we would really like to know what the trouble was. You can e-mail us with details at
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