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March 2014

Spring Books on The Point for a March Blizzard!

Happily yesterday we pre-recorded our show on books for the spring, so we didn’t have to head to the WCAI studios in Woods Hole this morning! Unhappily, we couldn’t take your phone calls, so if you have a favorite spring scene from a novel or a great gardening or birding book you might want to share with us, just email…

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Library Puts “Life” On Shelf …

“… Trustees Restrict Reading To Adults After Children Gather At Magazine Table” ... just another headline that we have uncovered as we peruse the brand new digital archive of the Falmouth Enterprise and the Falmouth Annual Town Reports. The story begins: “The Falmouth public library copy of last weeks Life has been…

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Friends of The Falmouth Public Library Winter into Spring 2014 Newsletter online

The Friends of The Falmouth Public Library Winter into Spring 2014 Newsletter is online. It includes the Joy of Learning Spring Schedule of classes. Click here for the newsletter

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Breaking Library News!!

Breaking library news! YES ... the digital archive of the ENTERPRISE (1896 - 1961) and the town ANNUAL REPORTS (1873-1961) are NOW LIVE! Head over to falmouthpubliclibrary.org and click on DIGITAL ARCHIVE!! We are WILDLY excited. This project was made possible by a grant funded by the Community Preservation Committee under the Community Preservation Act in 2013.

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New Reference Books!

Some recent additions to our collection:


Miller’s Antiques Encyclopedia-New Edition, 2013

First published in 1998, Miller’s Antiques Encyclopedia has been “hailed as the most accessible and authoritative antiques reference book ever.” Published in seven languages, it has sold over 150,000 copies worldwide. An extensive glossary helps antiques enthusiasts as well as experienced sellers…

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New Resource for Frankenstein

The Shelley-Godwin Archive
A group of renowned organizations (including the New York Public Library and The Huntington) have teamed up to create a remarkable archive of manuscripts from Mary Wollstonecraft, William Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, and Percy Bysshe Shelley.
What is most remarkable about this online collection is that it brings together 90% of all known…

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1040 BOOKS ARE HERE!

Finally, the long awaited 1040 INSTRUCTION BOOKS have arrived.  They are on the ground level at the Main Library, along with the other Massachusetts and Federal tax forms we have received.

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New video showing The North Falmouth Branch renovation

We posted a short video of slides showing the renovation work at The North Falmouth Branch. The branch is now beautiful and open regular hours.  Photos from the Falmouth Department of Public Works.

The slide show was created by The Falmouth Department of Public Works. You can view it on our library videos web page -

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March with the Narrative Nonfiction Book Club

This month the Narrative Nonfiction Book Club read the international bestseller, The Bookseller of Kabul written by Norwegian war journalist, Åsne Seierstad, translated by Ingrid Christopher.  For a small book, it packed quite a punch.  Book club members were discussing the book in the hallway as they arrived and were still talking about it long…

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Why Read FRANKENSTEIN?

Nathaniel Philbrick wrote a book we like a great deal, which is called Why Read Moby-Dick? In fact we liked the book so much, we even invited him to come to Falmouth to talk about the book! This got us to thinking about why read Frankenstein? We…

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Reaearch Databases Unavailable

The servers providing the Statewide research databases (such as Gale Research) have experienced a major power outage.  These resources will be unavailable at least all weekend.

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