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May 2012

New Color / Black & White printers in the Falmouth Library

I am excited to announce that, after spending the morning installing the new printers given to us by Kenmark, they are available in the Children’s Department, Young Adults and the Reference Department (public computers, microfiche and catalog computers) for public use.  Color prints are 40 cents each and black & white prints remain 20 cents each.  They are just in…

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Memorial Day Weekend & Maritime Days

Welcome to summer! How do we know it is summer? Because the Beach Basket is back, the lobster lights are up, and the puzzle has returned to the Reference Room. So we are thinking lots about summer, and summer reading. What will you be reading this summer? Leave us a comment on the…

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Learn how to use your iPad

On Thursday, June 7th from 10 to 11:30 AM in the Teen Room, Marsha Marsiglio will lead a program about how to use your new iPad.

This is an introductory program. You will learn how to organize the home screen, change iPad settings, surf the Internet, send and receive email, download photos from an email and search the…

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We need summer computer volunteers!

The summer is just about here and we are looking for volunteers to help patrons with their computer questions in the reference room and children’s room.  You can volunteer for 2 hours a week.  A general knowledge of web browsing, email and Microsoft Office programs is helpful.  Please see the reference desk at The Falmouth Library or call 508-457-2555, ext.…

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Learning how to borrow e-books at the Falmouth Library

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Today 19 patrons attended a Kindle program lead by volunteer Mary Carter in the Teen Room.  She will be leading two more programs this month and more in the coming months.  Next program is tomorrow night, May 23rd at 6 PM, in the Bay Room about Kindle e-book borrowing and next Tues. night, May 29th at 6PM, in the Bay…

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Auto Repair Reference Center

The other morning I was bringing my car in for an oil change & I noticed a schematic of a car’s electrical system on the counter. The young man helping me was delighted to learn that he could download free schematics for hundreds of makes & models through Auto Repair Reference Center from the library’s website.

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Mullen Hall students create posters for The Children’s Department

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The Children’s Department was lucky to receive of few hours of volunteer time from some very artistic 4th graders, as part of Mullen Hall School’s Helping Hands day. A group of nine students created posters for programs we will be hosting this summer as part of the 2012 Summer Reading Program themed “Dream Big-Read!”.  Stop by the Children’s Department to…

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News from the ECRC@FPL

The Boston Children’s Museum recently invited the ECRC@FPL to take part in an initiative that brings museums and libraries across the state into the Massachusetts Department of Early Education & Care’s effort to to promote early literacy.  Jeri Robinson, Vice President of Education and Family…

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Library Flowers

You may have noticed that every week we are lucky enough to have a member of the Falmouth Garden Club deliver a fabulous display of flowers to our adult circulation desk. Both the staff and the public really appreciate this wonderful delivery of flowers each week. Recently we have had some particularly interesting displays, and we have now posted some…

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2012 Henry Herbert Smythe Scholarship

The Henry Herbert Smythe applications for $33,600 of scholarship aid from the Henry Herbert Smythe Trust are now available at the Reference Desk as well as at the Falmouth High School Guidance Office, the Falmouth Public Schools Administration Office, and the Falmouth Town Hall reception desk. The committee typically awards more than thirty scholarships.

Applications with supporting documentation…

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National Cancer Survivors Day Celebration

Cape Cod Healthcare and the Cancer Resource Center at the Falmouth Public Library are collaborating again this year to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day on Saturday, June 9 from 1 - 4 p.m. on the library lawn.

Three renowned speakers…

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Learn how to borrow e-books for your Kindle and iPad in May

We are offering three new classes in May at the Falmouth Library so you can learn how to borrow e-books. Each class will focus on one type of e-reader.  Monday, May 21st, 10:30 AM in the Teen Room - Kindles.  Wednesday, May 23rd, 6 PM in the Bay Room - Kindles. Tuesday, May 29th, 6 PM in the Bay Room…

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A Trivia Question For You

Here is a trivia question for you.  Who wrote the following letter, dated July 7, 1853, from which I quote selected excerpts?

To His Imperial Majesty,
The Emperor of Japan.
The undersigned commander-in-chief of all the naval forces of the United States of North America, stationed in the East India, China, and Japan Seas,…

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Cinco de Mayo

¡Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the victory of a Mexican army over a French army at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The Mexican army, led by General Ignacio Zaragoza, won the battle even though the French force was better armed and three times as large. The battle occurred after Emperor Napoleon III of…

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Come See our New Doll House!

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The Children’s Room has some new inhabitants. Barbie moved to Barbados, and the Franklin Family moved into the Falmouth Public Library! Come meet Mr. and Mrs. Franklin, (Frank and Fiona) and their kids Fred, Florence, and baby Francis. They have a dog named Fido, and a fabulous assortment of furniture to get your fingers on. They’ve invited a few friends…

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