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November 2011

Learn how to type at the library

A few weeks ago a patron of the library, Natasha Walton, suggested that we might want to offer the typing program, Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, at the Falmouth Library.  The program, which can be used by adults, teens and children, teaches in a simple step by step process.  On screen it shows you where to hold your fingers and gradually…

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Holiday Gift Making!

Are you in a festive & creative mood? Take a look at the fabulous & easy gift ideas in these books:
Best of Christmas Ideas by Better Homes & Gardens
Call # 745.59412 BES
Look for the article on Well Rounded Wreaths (pg 80-83)
My favorite is the Candy-Cane Wreath- Yum!

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Have you noticed our newest database? We recently added “eSequels,” a fun and really useful “reader’s guide to novels in series”.  If you’ve ever read a good book that is part of a series and you want to know what comes next, this is the resource for you. 

The publisher writes:  “This database aims to include…

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Annual Holiday Gift Workshop

We are pleased to announce the date and activities for this year’s Holiday Gift Workshop!  This event has been so popular for the past few years that there was no question about bringing it back this season.  Adults and teens are invited to sign up for two 1-hour workshops, plus a bonus activity in which you can make fun gifts…

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The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason

This month, the Fiction Book Club read The Piano Tuner, a highly successful first book by Daniel Mason published in 2002. 

An abridged version of the publisher’s summary: “In October, 1886 Edgar Drake receives a strange request from the British War office:  he must travel to the jungles of Burma,…

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Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

On Wednesday evening November 16, we hosted Avoid Holiday Weight Gain in our Healthy Lifestyles series, sponsored by the Falmouth Hospital Cancer Committee and the Cancer Resource Center located here at the Falmouth Public Library.  Our speaker was Registered Dietitian Katie Smith Hopewood, a nutritionist with the Rhode Island Public Health Department and University of Rhode Island.  She also serves…

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Family StoryWalk on the Library Lawn this Saturday!

This Saturday, November 19th, the Early Childhood Resource Center@Falmouth Public Library will sponsor a Family StoryWalk on the Library Lawn.  Come take a walk and read Leaves by David Ezra Stein.  Leaves is about a very cute young bear that has never seen leaves fall off a…

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A Letter From England

Today I want to share a wonderful e-mail that we received from some lovely visitors to the town of Falmouth last summer. You can see the photograph of their Falmouth quilt poster on our flickr page.

“Hi. In September this year my wife and I took a-trip-of-a-lifetime to New England. We were based…

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Great Decisions 2012!

The slogan for Great Decisions is “inspiring learning about the world”, and if you haven’t ever participated in our Great Decisions group … I hope this is the year that you do! We’ve had high school students participate and we have had retirees participate, and I hope that if you are interested in foreign policy that you…

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The Curious Case of Misquotation

Update 11/07/14: We have gotten more responses to this blog entry, than any other blog entry we have ever written. The most recent commenter writes: “It’s from a letter Fitzgerald wrote to his daughter, Scottie.” I just looked through Scott Fitzgerald’s Letters to His Daughter, and I couldn’t find any such quotation. Although there are…

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