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January 2012

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox

This month the fiction book club read The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell.  According to Contemporary Authors Online:  “The novel begins when Iris Lockhart finds out that she has an aunt named Esme who is being released from the Cauldstone Hospital, a psychiatric asylum where…

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Fly Away Screechie !!

The public is invited to the Falmouth Public Library for an extraordinary FREE event on Saturday, February 4, at 4:00 pm.  Massachusetts Audubon director for the Upper and Mid-Cape, Ian Ives will present a slide show all about Owls.  Why?  A great horned owl (nicknamed “Screechie”) was severely injured in a…

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Over 200 patrons have visited our e-reader classes!

My e-reader classes have reached a lot of patrons this month and there are two more sessions.  Thursday, Jan. 26 from 10 to 11 AM in the Falmouth Library Teen Room and in the same place and time Monday, January 30th.  Many Falmouth Library patrons are downloading library e-books for their Kindles (all kinds), Nooks, iPads, Sony Readers, smart phones…

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The Point Picks for 2011

Today on The Point with Mindy Todd we talked about the books we most loved in 2011, and the books we looked forward to reading in 2012.

Listener Picks

The Summer of the Bear by Bella Pollen

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A Twitter Book Club???

A Twitter Book Club??? Yes, I know this sounds a bit crazy, trying to discuss a book in 140 characters, but I’m here to tell you that it can be done! This idea actually is new to What’s Falmouth Reading?, but not new to twitter. A fellow named Jeff Howe came up with…

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Closed on Monday

Just a reminder that the library will be closed on Monday, January 16th, as we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’”

Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on…

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Great Decisions 2012!

The library Great Decisions group returns next month! We begin on Wednesday, February 8th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This year the discussion topics are: Middle East Realignment, Promoting Democracy, Mexico, Cybersecurity, Exit from Afghanistan & Iraq,

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Busy first e-Reader session today!

This morning was the first general information session about how to download library books onto Kindles, Nooks and iPads.  And we were certainly busy.  Over forty people attended and had a wide range of experience levels and questions.  While most understood more about Overdrive at the end of the session it was clear that more specific one-on-one time…

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Obsessive Genius:  the Inner World of Marie Curie

This month the Narrative Nonfiction Book Club read Obsessive Genius:  the Inner World of Marie Curie by Barbara Goldsmith (2004).  There are many biographies of Madame Curie, but this one is unique for its focus on Curie’s personal life, in particular, her struggles with depression and her experiences…

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Kindles & Texting & Bears, Oh My!

It has been a pretty busy press week for the Falmouth Public Library. All good press I’m happy to report! Brent Runyon at the Falmouth Enterprise started the ball rolling last Friday with his story featuring e-books at the library. Then our library director, Leslie Morrissey, appeared on The Point with Mindy Todd yesterday talking about library…

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Falmouth’s 2012 Town Wide Read

The What’s Falmouth Reading Committee has chosen SEEN THE GLORY: a Novel of the Battle of Gettysburg by John Hough, Jr. as the town wide read for 2012.  Mr. Hough grew up here in Falmouth, and is now a Martha’s Vineyard resident. He decided to write SEEN THE GLORY after a visit to the Gettysburg battlefield. He explained:

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What’s that in the sky!?

Did you see a “bright orange tennis ball like thing” in the southwest sky over Falmouth around 5:20pm yesterday (January 3rd)?  Don’t worry.  The sky wasn’t falling and we weren’t being invaded by aliens.  What you saw was the International Space Station (ISS) on its appointed rounds.  You will have two more opportunities to catch sight of it this week…

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