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December 2012

A Walk Down Memory Lane!


Chase’s Calendar of Events
is a reference book that we sometimes cite for the Happenings at the Falmouth Public Library column. It is a goldmine of information. One feature is the section “Spotlight on the Past” which highlights anniversaries of various events from 25, 50, 75, 100, 150, even 200 years ago. 

In the coming…

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The Point with Mindy Todd … 2012 Picks of the Year

Today Mindy, Melanie, and I talked about our favorite books of the year on The Point with Mindy Todd on WCAI (90.1). This is an eclectic list, and most of the books were not published this year, but we read them this year. This is always one of my favorite shows that we do, as we can…

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A Favorite Database Is Back!

Halleluiah!  And not just for Christmas . . . The online edition of the Cape Cod Times is back on our Database List!  It is a vital resource for local news, covering all Cape Cod, including news stories and opinion, business, lifestyle, and obituaries.  It provides access to all locally written articles, but not stories from the national or international…

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Closed Monday & Tuesday

The Library Will be closed on Monday and Tuesday.

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Our Heartfelt Sympathy…

The Director and the staff of the Falmouth Public Library wish to extend their heartfelt sympathy to the Sandy Hook families who have suffered such an unfathomable loss and to let the Sandy Hook community know that they are in our thoughts as they attempt to navigate their way through such difficult times. 

In order to help our own…

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E-Readers for the Holidays!

On the twelfth day of Christmas or the fifth day of Hanukkah, did you receive an e-reader? Or are you planning on giving one?

Your Library can help! Not only does the CLAMS catalog offer downloadable e-books for free, but our very own Information Systems Librarian Peter Cook and an expert e-reader volunteer, Mary Carter, will be offering…

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What a wonderful Book Discussion!

This month the Narrative Nonfiction Book Club discussed a terrific and eye-opening book, Dark tide:  the great Boston molasses flood of 1919.  We were especially excited to discuss this book because, for the first time in the history of Falmouth Public Library’s book clubs, we had the author there to…

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Slang, Slang, and More Slang

When Volume One of the Dictionary of American Regional English appeared in 1985 I was working in the Reference Department of the Boston Athenaeum, and never imagined that when volume five appeared, letters Sl-Z, I would have spent twenty-one years working at the Falmouth Public Library! That’s right twenty-seven years between…

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Guide for the Casual Bookworm

One of my favorite reading lists that appears once a year is the Falmouth Academy Guide for the Casual Bookworm which is put together by the faculty and staff at the Academy. This is how they describe the list:

“We regularly give our students lists of required and suggested reading and encourage them to turn off their screens…

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Beaded Bracelets for Teens!

If you are 11 to 18 and you like beaded jewelry (or you know someone who fits that description) then this blog is for you.  The Falmouth Public Library is excited to present a FREE beaded bracelet workshop for teens with local beading maven, JoAnn Allard of The Bead Tree, our local beading studio.  In this workshop you will be…

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