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December 2011

Food for Fines Returns

Tammy Amon, the Head of our Circulation Department, has announced that the Circulation Desks will once again accept Food for Fines from Tuesday, January 3rd through Saturday, January 21st. Non-perishable, unexpired food donations will be delivered to the Falmouth Service Center.

And now for the fine print:

Fines do not include printing…

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Evening e-Reader classes added in January 2012!

New Evening e-Reader classes added! By popular demand we have added Wed., Jan. 11 & 18 from 7 to 8 PM in the Teen Room at the Falmouth Library. We have heard you and will see you all then. Please bring your e-readers!  You can also stop in at any time for help.

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4H Babysitting Instruction Course

Does your child want to babysit?  Babysitting is a wonderful way to take on new responsibilities and learn how to manage time and money.  Babysitting is much more than doing homework while the child sleeps.  Are you concerned that your child may not be fully prepared to handle all that it involves?  The 4H club offers Babysitting Instruction classes to…

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Janet Retires

Today’s blog entry was written by our Assistant Director, Lynne Carreiro.

“Our administrative assistant, Janet Theroux, retired last week. She was the best – highly efficient, skilled at communicating with patrons and staff and dedicated to her work. The entire staff will feel her loss over the coming year, especially the library director and assistant director who worked…

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CLOSED on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday!

This is just a reminder that we will be CLOSED on Saturday, December 24th, Sunday, December 25th, and Monday, December 26th. We will be open from 9:30 - 5:30 on Friday, December 23rd, so if you have a chance stop by and stock up on things to read, listen to, and watch over the three days that we will be…

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Learn how to use your Kindle, iPad and Nook to download books in January 2012

We are anticipating that a lot of people will be getting these devices as presents this holiday season and know that our patrons will be downloading many e-books.  With that in mind we are presenting informal demonstrations at the Falmouth and East Falmouth libraries during the month of January 2012.  Using our Kindle, iPad and Nooks, we will demonstrate how…

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Oversize Reading.

We are going to be closed for three days in a row. That’s right, Saturday, December 24th, Sunday, December 25th, and Monday, December 26th. I am already hearing from patrons that they are picking up extra books, movies, magazines, and cds this week in order to make it through our three days of closure. I encourage you to do the…

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Buying an E-Reader?

All of a sudden the Holidays are upon us!  If you have been planning to give an E-reader to a loved one (or to yourself!), you may be feeling overwhelmed by the information glut and the hype.  E-books are in great demand, and we see more and more Library patrons who use the CLAMS Overdrive service.  As with physical books,…

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We’re Improving!

If you have been reading this blog, visiting our facebook and twitter pages, or coming in to the buildings, then you know the Falmouth Public Library is not a static place!  We are continually working on improving our services to the community.  That starts with regularly adding new materials to our collection and scheduling interesting programming; but it also includes…

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During the Holiday Season our thoughts turn to, what else but HOLLY!
Find all about Falmouth’s own Mass Audubon sanctuary, the Ashumet Holly Reservation located in East Falmouth.  Home to one of the largest holly plantations in New England, the Ashumet Sanctuary has more than 65 types of hollies, including American, Asian and European specimens, as well as…

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Holiday Books 2011 on The Point with Mindy Todd


The Bite Before Christmas by Heidi Betts

Hercule Poirot’s Christmas: a holiday mystery by Agatha Christie

Debbie Macomber’s Christmas Cookbook by Debbie Macomber

Martha Stewart’s Handmade Holiday Crafts:…

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Ah, the Holidays!

Food, travel, being with family and friends...and school vacation!

Whether you are traveling this holiday season or not, why not combine all of the above and have some family fun in the kitchen!

The Early Childhood Resource Center@Falmouth Public Library has several cookbooks geared towards family cooking.  However,

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Holiday Gift Workshop Photos & The Point with Mindy Todd Preview


There was great excitement in our meeting room on Tuesday night, as the crafters gathered in order to make holiday gifts! They decorated candles & empty Altoids’ tins, planted paper white bulbs, and made a Cape Cod paper ornament. What fun! You can see some photos of the event over our our flickr page. Many thanks…

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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol, a beloved holiday classic by Charles Dickens, follows the transformation of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, who is visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future and reminds him of what the true meaning of Christmas is all about.


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