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August 2012

Book Bundles


The Children’s Department has some news:

“Check out our new book bundles in the Children’s Department! We have selected books within a theme that may interest your child, and they will be constantly changing. The display is located in front of the Children’s Room desk, so stop by to see what’s available. If you have a suggested theme…

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Summer Reading …

We’ve had LOTS of students in today looking for summer reading, and there isn’t much left on the shelves in the Young Adult Room. However, not to worry, there is still time to request a copy from another library. We discovered just recently that the schools have changed their web page, and thus most of our links on our web…

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Consumer Reports Online Arrives at FPL!

Just a quick note to let you all know that we have JUST added Consumer Reports Online to our Reference database collection. We’ll tell you more about it once we’ve had a chance to try it out, but lots of you have been asking, so we wanted to get the word out ASAP.

In addition, we have added,…

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Phyllis Eastwood and Our Ice Cream Party

If you have ever been in our children’ room, you have probably noticed a much loved house called Phyllis’ House. The house is named after Phyllis Eastwood who was our children’s librarian for many years. The house was an homage to a cardboard house that Phyllis had created out of a huge cardboard box. That original house…

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Learn to Fish!

Ready to learn to fish??!!

On Thursday, August 23, from 10:00 AM - Noon there will be a Learn to Fish program at the EAST Falmouth Branch. This program is co-sponsored by Jim Lagacy, Program Coordinator with MassWildlife (Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife), and Henry Abrams, Boy Scout Troop 42. Henry (whose mother happens…

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The latest Narrative Nonfiction Reading

This month the Narrative Nonfiction Book Club read Young Men and Fire: A True Story of the Mann Gulch Fire by Norman Maclean.  The publisher writes, “On August 5, 1949, a crew of fifteen Smokejumpers, the United States Forest Service’s elite airborne firefighters, stepped…

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Death & Dessert TOMORROW

It’s the most fun you can have at the Library! In addition to enjoying yummy desserts & lemonade, the audience will hear a panel of 3 popular Massachusetts mystery authors.
Spencer Quinn, author of the Chet & Bernie mysteries will be talking about his current book THE DOG WHO KNEW TOO MUCH, as well as titles forthcoming later…

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Mon., Aug. 13th & Tues., Aug. 14th - Katharine Lee Bates Road closed

Katharine Lee Bates Road will be closed (from Gifford Street to just past Library Lane) Monday, August 13th and Tuesday, August 14th because of road resurfacing. The town parking lot can be accessed via Main Street and down Library Lane or Post Office Road. Parking at Mullen Hall School can be accessed by way of Haddon Avenue.

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Welcome to our NEW Assistant Director!

Big news today from Leslie Morrissey, our Library Director:

“Following the retirement of our Assistant Director, Lynne Carreiro, the library conducted a search for
a new Assistant Director of the Falmouth Public Library. We were fortunate to have many qualified
applicants, interviewing eight candidates from a pool of 42 applicants.

On Tuesday,…

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Learn to Draw Comics, Manga style!

Hey, teens! Do you like manga?  Want to make your own comic?  If so, then don’t miss the opportunity to learn from the best!  Come to a Comic Art Workshop for ages 11-18 at the Falmouth Public Library on Wednesday, August 22nd from 3:30 to 4:45 PM taught by the dynamic duo, Andy and Veronica Fish. You’ll draw characters,…

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Theater Worshop for Kids and Teens!

The Falmouth Public Library is very pleased to offer again this year, the very popular workshop, “Kids Take the Stage”!  For the past several years kids aged 11 on up have enjoyed this 10 hour program in which they write their own screen play, then rehearse, rehearse, rehearse and then perform it for their family and friends on the final…

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Text us a Question!

Text us with your questions! The Falmouth Public Library offers free text message reference services. (Please note that standard texting rates apply to your phone.)

Text us at 66746 and start your question with askfpl

For example: askfpl what are the library hours on Saturdays?

We will respond as soon as possible. Save us…

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