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October 2011

Scary Books on The Point

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We are celebrating Halloween on The Point with Mindy Todd today. Mindy, Melanie, & I picked an assortment of titles to get you in the Halloween spirit. Here is the list, and if you missed the show you can listen to it at 7:30 tonight or listen to the podcast whenever you want.

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How to Be a Perfect Stranger: The Essential Religious Etiquette Handbook

Have you been invited to an unfamiliar religious service or ceremony and are unsure about what to do?  Don’t want to offend anyone or appear awkward?

The updated and revised 5th edition of How to Be a Perfect Stranger: the Essential Religious Etiquette Handbook (2010) edited by Stuart Matlins and Arthur J. Magida will guide you.

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Nathaniel Philbrick Visits FPL

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“I was harpooned from the very beginning.” Nathaniel Philbrick on Moby-Dick.

Last night Nathaniel Philbrick revisited the Falmouth Public Library to talk about his new book Why Read Moby-Dick. You may recall he was also here in February 2010…

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The Early Childhood Resource Center@FPL Newsletter is now available!

Check out the fall edition of the ECRC@FPL Newsletter.  Aside from our regular features, this season we follow up on the First Tales Early Literacy Program and introduce the Mental Health Consultation Program for local childcare programs.  There is also a great article about a group of local women who are part of a reading one-on-one program at Falmouth Preschool…

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Library website maintenance Sat. morning

The Falmouth Public Library website will not be available this Saturday, October 29th from 12:00 AM to 4:00 AM Eastern Time.  The company that hosts our website, and the Town of Falmouth websites is replacing hardware and software on the computers that run the websites.  We apologize for the inconvenience and the site should be operating by the time the…

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Half of a Yellow Sun

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This week the library book club discussed Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the second book in our series “Around the World in 180 Days”. There were a number of things I uncovered on the web that I didn’t have…

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The clock is working

Just a quick note - we received the winding key from Clock Repair Cape Cod today and now the old clock at the library’s Service Desk is finally working.  I will be winding it every Wednesday to keep it “tick-tocking” every day.  It is actually fun to work with a mechanical device when I spend…

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Update about the library clock

If you have noticed the clock is stopped (and many of our patrons have already) please do not be concerned. We are waiting for a winding key from the clock repair company. The original key disappeared somewhere in the past.  Since it is a very old clock the keys are hard to find.  However we are getting a replacement very,…

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SOUTH of “SOUTHIE” FESTIVAL

Whitey Bulger can’t seem to get off the front page of the local and national newspapers, and remains stubbornly in the evening news reports.  Why are we so fascinated?  Is it Whitey himself, or is it really the mystique of the gritty, daring, troubled South Boston Irish culture?  Come to the SOUTH OF “SOUTHIE” Festival at the Falmouth Public Library…

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Mo Willems, Elephant & Piggie Visit!!!

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What a fabulously fun time everyone had today with Mo Willems, author and illustrator! You will notice I used many exclamation points in the title of this blog, but that is only because from the smallest to the tallest, we all had a great time.  You can now see photos of the event

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Library clock has returned!

The Falmouth Library’s clock is back on the wall next to the Service Desk.  The clock was manufactured by E. Howard & Company of Boston in 1902.  It is a #70 wall clock according to The Book of American Clocks by Brooks Palmer.  After thorough research by the library’s reference department librarians,…

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A Day in the Life of FPL

I just posted a bunch of photos of the library both the public spaces and behind the scenes. And, yes, that IS my very, very messy office you can see! Lots of people don’t know that there are lots of things that make a public library work. See some of them on our flickr page.

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Columbus Day

Columbus sailed the ocean(s) blue!

Next Monday October 10, 2011 the main library and branches will be closed to commemorate Columbus Day. Why not spend the day perusing books about Christopher Columbus’s voyages?

The library has two new books about Columbus’s impact on the New World:

Columbus: the four voyages by Laurence Bergreen (2011)…

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Tattoo Inspiration!

So I was recently talking about The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury on the radio, and then someone came in looking for a picture of something or other for their tattoo, and then one of the daughter’s of one of our staff members got a tattoo. What I noticed from all of…

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CPR and First Aid Information for Parents

The Early Childhood Resource Center@Falmouth Public Library (ECRC@FPL)--serving parents, as well as providers and teachers-- has been asked about where parents can take part in CPR classes for infants and children.  The Falmouth Fire Department offers CPR classes regularly that include methods for infants and children.  Check the Falmouth…

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CLAMS has a new Digital Media page on their website

The folks at CLAMS have added a new Digital Media page on the CLAMS website.

The new page has videos and helpful instructions about connecting your Kindle and other e-book devices so you can start downloading e-books from Overdrive.

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