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November 2013

Holiday Events at the Library

You all know that the 50th Annual Falmouth Christmas Parade will be marching down Main Street on Sunday, December 8th, but did you know that the library has a few events in store to get you in the holiday mood? This Tuesday at 7:00 PM you can join us for a holiday jazz concert! Welcome the holidays with Falmouth area’s…

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Holiday Books on The Point with Mindy Todd

Mindy, Melanie, and I discussed Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas books this morning on The Point. If you missed it, you can listen at 7:00 PM tonight (WCAI, 90.1 FM) or online anytime! If you want to see what my sixth grade mouse looks like, which is now a Christmas ornament, WCAI has posted a photo on their…

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Thanksgiving Week Hours

Please be aware that on WEDNESDAY, November 27th the main library will be open from 9:30 AM until 5:30 PM. We will NOT be open evening hours. Our branches will have their regular hours. East Falmouth Branch will be open 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM and the North Falmouth Branch will be open from 10:00 AM - Noon.

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“drizzly November in my soul”

“Call me Ishmael. Some years ago--never mind how long precisely--having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world. It is a way I have of driving off the spleen and regulating the circulation. Whenever I find myself…

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New Server Works!

All is right in the world once again. CLAMS server was replaced. You can once again download books, check your library account from home, and access databases from home. We have had an issue with our Reference computers, but hope to resolve that soon.

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Beginning at 8:00 AM on Thursday, November 21, the CLAMS Web Catalog will be UNAVAILABLE for up to eight hours due to planned server maintenance at CLAMS. During this maintenance period, the digital download service will be also be unavailable. When you visit the library, please remember to bring your library card.

If Overdrive tells you that your…

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November 22, 1963


As you no doubt already know, November 22nd, will be the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. You’ll find an exhibit of books about President Kennedy and the assassination on display in the library this week. In the Reference Room we have on display the Life Magazine issues which include one on the assassination…

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Art Journaling Workshop! Still a few spots open!

We still have a few spots left in our very popular Art Journaling Workshop. You can see some photos of past workshop on our Facebook page and our Flickr page!

The Falmouth Public Library is delighted to present an Art Journaling workshop for teens and adults on Saturday, November 23th from 1:30…

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Xbox and Wii and PS2 … oh my!

We’ve added a new collection! At last we are entering the world of video games, and now have a small collection of games for Xbox 360, Wii, and PlayStation 3. You can search these games in our catalog by searching the subject ”video games”, or just look at the collection which is located next to the Science…

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Raining Cats and Dogs

It is a bit too wet to take a photo for you, but the next time you walk or drive by the windows on the Katharine Lee Bates Road side of our building, take a look at the books in the windows. We are currently featuring books on cats and dogs, which seems very appropriate for the day, given that…

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We are happy to report that the CLAMS catalog (and everything attached to the CLAMS catalog) is back!! You can once again access your library accounts from home, the databases from home, your e-book downloads, etc. etc. etc.!! Yippee!!

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Another CLAMS outage

We are most sorry to report that there has been another failure of the CLAMS server this afternoon. As before, this is why you aren’t able to get onto the catalog or check out your e-books or even look at databases from home (because your CLAMS card verifies most of those). Once again, we will report back as soon as…

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Narrative Nonfiction Book Club - November’s discussion

This month the FPL Narrative Nonfiction Book Club read Finder’s Keepers:  a tale of archaeological plunder and obsession by Craig Childs. The author, a professional writer with a deep respect for nature and the preservation of earlier cultures, sought to expose the dark underbelly of archaeology ...  the dirty stories,…

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CLAMS catalog is BACK! You should once again be able to use the catalog, download e-books, look at databases from home, etc. etc. etc.!

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CLAMS Outage …

Based on the server failures over the last week, Oracle is recommending that CLAMS replace the video card on their server.  The repair is happening this morning, which is why you aren’t able to get onto the catalog or check out your e-books or even look at databases from home (because your CLAMS card verifies most of those).  Please be…

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