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June 2012

Getting ready for the Friend’s Annual Booksale

Everyone is working hard - book sale starts tomorrow June 29 and runs until Tuesday, July 3rd.  You can see pictures of the setup here on the library’s Facebook page.

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Summer Reading on The Point!

Mindy Todd, Melanie Lauwers, and I had a fun time talking about Summer Reading this morning on The Point. If you missed the show, you can listen to the repeat tonight at 7:30 on WCAI or you can listen to the podcast anytime. Here is the list of our Summer Reading…

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Cape Cod African Dance and Drum performed today

The library was full of drum music as the group performed in the Hermann Room to a packed audience.  See the video here.  For more information about the children’s programs happening at the library this summer click here for a schedule.

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Bess Crawford Mysteries

Recently I enjoyed reading A Bitter Truth by Charles Todd.  A Bess Crawford mystery set in England during World War I, the novel is part of a series featuring Crawford, a battlefield nurse and sometime investigator. 

Library Journal reviewed the book:

“Todd brings World War I England and France to life with an intriguing plot and…

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Henna Event for Teens!!

The Falmouth Public Library is delighted to present an exciting workshop, Henna by Heather, for 12 to 18 year olds on Thursday, June 28 from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM. Heather is a an acclaimed and fully certified henna artist. She has presented workshops across New England and the east coast of the United States. Her elaborate henna work has…

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Reader’s Digest Large Print

Jill, the head of the Reference Department, posted a blog recently requesting your suggestions for magazines to include in our collection.  We take all purchase suggestions under serious consideration, so please do let us know what you think. 

One reader suggestion came to us this way, …a few months ago, an elderly gentleman who is experiencing decreasing vision,…

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Wood Carving Exhibit at the Library

You won’t want to miss the delightful exhibit of wood carvings by Vincent Zavorskas that is up in the library from now until the end of the month. There is a case of his fabulous creatures in the Katharine Lee Bates Lobby as well as in the case outside of the Young Adult Room. I took

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Magazine Suggestions?

Yes, every year at just about this time we review all of our magazine subscriptions. We collect suggestions from patrons all year, and then add or subtract subscriptions based on use and suggestions. In recent years we have added Make: technology on your time, Natural Home,

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Love in the Driest Season

This month the Narrative Nonfiction Book Club read Love in the Driest Season: a family memoir by Neely Tucker.  Tucker was born and raised in a poverty stricken small town in Mississippi in 1963 where family and race relations loomed large.  His upbringing strongly influenced his…

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More Book Suggestions!

Earlier this week, our reference librarian, Donna B., posted a blog with wonderful ideas for summer reading.  If you are a reader, then you should know about the two book clubs sponsored by the Falmouth Public Library.  We have a fiction book club and a narrative nonfiction book club.  Both clubs read one book a month and meet for an…

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New intro iPad program - Monday, July 9, 2012

Due to popular demand a second introductory iPad program has been added Monday, July 9th from 10 to 11:30 AM in the Teen Room at The Falmouth Library.  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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aah, Summer Reading

Time to sit on the porch (or the deck) read a new book, reread an old favorite, or explore an author you are curious about!
Here are some suggestions:

As Meat Loves Salt by Maria McCann

Torn in two by a vicious civil war, seventeenth-century England was the scene…

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