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November 2012

Holiday Books on The Point with Mindy Todd

This morning was our annual holiday books show on The Point with Mindy Todd. Melanie Lauwers (book editor of the Cape Cod Times), Mindy, and I had fun exchanging book suggestions, and here is the list of what we mentioned on air. As always there are some bonus books, because we…

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Dying for a little mystery?

Do you love to read mysteries and suspense filled books by authors like Harlan Coben, Alexander McCall Smith and Faye Kellerman?  But do you fear you’ll have to give up your riveting novels during this busy season so you can do all that holiday shopping, cleaning, cooking, decorating, crafting, traveling…

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Religious & Scholarly Languages

If you’ve been reading our blogs for a while, then you’ve probably seen entries raving about our Mango Language database.  The database is a wonderful way to learn a language at your own pace, online, anywhere in the world, provided you have a Falmouth Public Library card.  We have shown Mango to numerous patrons who are visiting a foreign country…

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Looking for some cranberry recipes for Thanksgiving? Stop by the Reference Department and take a look at our copy of The Story of Cape Cod Cooking by Andrew S. Flagg. There is an entire chapter called “The Cranberry Growers” which includes everything from Cranberry Orange Nut Bread to Cranberry-Apple Stuffing for Poultry to…

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Our 5th Annual Holiday Gift Workshop!

Hard to believe this is the fifth year for our Holiday Gift Workshop. It will be held on Tuesday, December 4th, 6:00-8:00 PM Session one will be held from 6:00 to 7:00 PM and session two will be held from 7:00 - 8:00 PM. You can sign up for two sessions or just one, whichever you prefer.


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Novels about Real People

This month the Fiction Book Club discussed Harriet and Isabella by Patricia O’Brien.  It is the third in our six month series of novels about real people.  We began the series in September with The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette by Carolly Erickson and continued with

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Extra! Extra! November is Family Literacy Month and the ECRC Newsletter is Just in Time!

The focus of the fall issue of the ECRC@FPL newsletter is READING!  Not only is reading one of the five activities that the ECRC@FPL is promoting in conjunction with our Every Child Ready to Read programming, but it is also Family Literacy Month in…

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Bonjour Maison Villatte!

As you may already know the town wide read for 2013 is Animal Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life, with a more general theme of food related activities. This could be why we are so excited that today Maison Villatte has opened across the street from the library! We think…

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Recent Readings

This blog was written by Ryan Carey, aka “Library Man”:

During the first Friday morning of every month a sort of “secret society” meets in the lower level of the Falmouth Public Library between the hours of ten and eleven, no earlier, no later. This “mysterious” group meets to discuss knowledge, wisdom, history, philosophy, science as well as…

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Library Closed on Monday November 12

In observance of Veterans’ Day the Falmouth Public Library and branches will be closed on Monday November 12, 2012.

Veterans’ Day Observances

Sunday November 11, 2012 10:45 AM -12:45 PM

A Veterans’ Day Ceremony on the Library Lawn

Begins at 10:45 with the Brian Boru Pipe Band playing…

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Elections Then & Now

Well, we made it through election 2012!  President Obama and Governor Romney were gracious and praised each other in their election night speeches, despite their increasingly negative campaign ads during the last year and polarizing arguments over repairing the economy.  The economy was the main topic, but the nation was also concerned with health care, the rise of the 1%,…

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Storm Debris

More Storm Related Updates from Town Hall:

Storm Debris

We will be picking up brush from Hurricane Sandy starting Monday November 5th. Plese leave brush at curbside. This is for storm related brush only, no landscape trimmings. We will also be accepting storm related brush ONLY from Falmouth resident’s at our Compost Facility located at 565…

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Teen event on Election Day!

The Falmouth Public Library is pleased to present a most unusual, eerie and chilling program for teens (ages 11-17), complete with shrunken heads, E.S.P. and bizarre tales that will make you shiver!  Come to Falmouth Public Library for Tales From Beyond! Tuesday, November 6, 2012 from 1:30-2:30. 

“This intriguing program is a little hard to explain, but then,…

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Election Day Tuesday!

The Presidential Election will be held this coming Tuesday, November 6.

Many folks have told us that they did not receive the familiar red Massachusetts Ballot Questions document this year. The Library has received a shipment of the Ballot Questions booklet.  These are available free of charge at the Reference Desk, as long as the supply lasts. In…

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Hurricane Sandy Update from the Town Manager

After Hurricane

-Tuesday, October 30 10:00AM

Falmouth, MA

The major impacts of Hurricane Sandy have now passed. The local emergency is now behind us. It appears that overnight the Town fared considerably better than projections had anticipated. From a high estimated at 40-50% of the Town’s homes and businesses…

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