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March 2012

Congratulations Osterville Village Library!

Congratulations to Osterville Village Library on the festive ribbon cutting for your grand reopening.  Your beautifully updated facility reflects the strength of your community spirit and the hard work of a stellar staff.  Your ceremony echoes the joy of our own grand reopening on a similar “Cape Cod spring day” in March four years ago.

Best Wishes from…

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Adrienne Rich, 1929 - 2012


Adrienne Rich, 1929 - 2012

Much will be written to today on the life, poetry, and essays of Adrienne Rich, who died on Tuesday. Please stop by the library to see our display of her books.

The Poetry Foundation has posted her biography and links to her poems as well, which you can read

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Civil War books on The Point with Mindy Todd

Today on WCAI Mindy, Melanie, and I talked about books on the Civil War.  If you have a suggestion feel free to leave us a comment here or on our Facebook page.

Melanie’s List

Cape Cod and the Civil War:…

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Psychologist/Author Lawrence Cohen Addresses Kindergarten Readiness at Falmouth Public Library

Dr. Lawrence Cohen, will present a talk entitled, “Get Ready for Kindergarten: PLAY!” on Saturday, March 31st, from 10-11:30 am, at the Falmouth Public Library’s Hermann Meeting Room.  He will speak about current research on the importance of imaginative and free play in developing confidence, creativity, self-regulation and other skills that prepare children for learning and…

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New electric service installed on the Library lawn

If you have been wondering about all the digging going on outside the library we have great news.  After years of having poor electrical service on the Library lawn, the new town electrician and his team are installing brand new service that will have up to code, outdoor electrical outlets on the west and east ends of the library. Outdoor…

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CORRECTION on Friends of the FPL Newsletter

The Spring 2012 edition of the Friends of the Falmouth Public Newsletter is out! This is great news, except for the fact that the date of the Annual Meeting on the Front Page is incorrect. The correct date is Saturday, April 21st at 11:00 AM. And this is one Annual Meeting you won’t want to miss! Laurie Heineman is returning…

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Celebrating all things Irish

Tomorrow, March 17, 2012, is Saint Patrick’s Day.  Will you celebrate by raising a pint and downing some corned beef and cabbage?  Or, perhaps some Irish soda bread and tea is more to your taste?  What about the special events around town this week - the lecture on Irish immigrants, the St. Patrick’s Day fund raiser at the Navigator Club…

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Many years ago I was at the Boston Flower Show with a dear friend. We decided to take a lunch break & due to the crowds in the dining room, joined a lone woman at her table. She lived in the Hull area & was often frustrated that the plants she carefully chose and planted died within a very short…

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Art Exhibit & Reception in Teen Room

Come see the wonderful artwork on exhibit in the Teen Room and our two display cases! The works, which range from fanciful ceramic sculptures to self portraits in pencil, are created by students at Lawrence School (grades 7 & 8) and Falmouth High School (grades 9-12).  Falmouth Public Schools Art Department Head, Rebecca Vieira has the following to say about…

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QUILT of HOPE for Cancer Survival

The Cancer Resource Center at the Falmouth Public Library and Falmouth Hospital will be celebrating cancer survival with a program called THE FABRIC OF HOPE, at the Library on Saturday, June 9. 

We are looking forward to displaying a Quilt of Hope at the event with squares contributed by local cancer survivors to celebrate their resilience and determination. …

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CLAMS Catalog is BACK!

CLAMS Catalog is BACK! So you should once again be able to reserve books from home, get into the databases, and everything else you normally do from home using your library card!

Message from the CLAMS office is this:

“Your Patrons will not incur fines for yesterday or today.  We will be contacting iii to make…

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CLAMS Catalog Update …

Yes, CLAMS catalog is still down today! So you will not be able to access from home, nor can we access in the library. The CLAMS office is working on repairing their server, which is the computer that makes the CLAMS catalog run. We all hope this is fixed soon! If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail us…

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Hey, Teens!

Learn to style you own rockin’ braids and nails from a professional hairdresser! 

The Falmouth Public Library is offering a free Braids and Nails Workshop on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 (that’s Early Release day) from 1:15 - 3:15 PM for teens age 12 -18.  The workshop will be held in the library at 300 Main Street in…

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Learn about OpenCape tomorrow night!

Tomorrow night - March 6, from 7 to 8 PM in the Hermann Room, OpenCape CEO Dan Gallagher will be speaking about the new Cape & Islands fiber optic and microwave Internet backbone under construction right now. This is a huge technological advance for our area. Falmouth Library and other libraries on the Cape & Islands will be connected to…

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A Silent Classic

On Saturday, March 3 the Falmouth Public Library Civil War Film Festival will feature a special treat for movie lovers!
At 1:00 pm the Library will screen a silent classic:  THE GENERAL written by and starring Buster Keaton (1926, Not Rated).  The Falmouth Library is also proud to present noted silent film accompanist RICHARD HUGHES, who will provide…

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