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April 2014

LabLit on The Point: Novels with Scientists

This morning Melanie Lauwers (book editor of The Cape Cod Times), Jill Erickson (Head of Reference & Adult Services), and Heather Goldstone of Living Lab discussed lablit, novels that feature scientists. We ended up with far more titles than we had time to discuss, so you’ll find a list of titles below that we mentioned, and another list of titles…

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April Showers Bring May Flowers …


Linda Collins, our Assistant Director, and the curator of the library’s art walk, announces a new show for May!

“April showers bring May flowers and landscapes to the Falmouth Public Library. Artist Hillary Osborn of the Osborn & Rugh Gallery in the Queens Buyway will be exhibiting her worth through…

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Patriot’s Day and Pizza

Just a reminder that we will be closed for Patriot’s Day on Monday, April 21st, but our web page is always open! Run over to falmouthpubliclibrary.org, and you’ll find Consumer Reports, Encyclopedia Britannica, Auto Repair Reference Center, Learning Express Library, and Mango Languages. You can also reserve books, museum passes, or renew your library items online. Give it…

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Toad Fish & Ice Cream


The Williams family have donated a beautiful Swan’s Egg made by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dreyer of Woods Hole. Inside is a miniature of the Falmouth Village Green. It is also a music box that plays “America the Beautiful”. The egg was won at the Nursing Fete by Raymond…

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April with the Narrative Nonfiction Book Club

This month the Narrative Nonfiction Book Club introduced two changes and also carried on a trait that is coming to define our devoted group. 

First of all, we changed our meeting day. Instead of meeting on the first Friday of every month, we now meet on the first Thursday of every month, same time (10: 00 AM to…

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National Library Snapshot Day!

Today we join libraries across the Commonwealth and the nation to provide a “snapshot” of what happens in a day in the life of libraries. How many books are checked out? How many people receive help finding a job? Doing their taxes? Doing their homework? During Snapshot Day, libraries collect data and photos that help demonstrate…

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National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month is a month-long, national celebration of poetry established by the Academy of American Poets. The concept is to widen the attention of individuals and the media—to the art of poetry, to living poets, to our complex poetic heritage, and to poetry books and journals of wide aesthetic range and concern. We hope to increase the visibility and…

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Our Assistant Director Makes an Enterprise Digital Archive Discovery!

This just in from Linda Collins, Assistant Director of the Falmouth Public Library:

“In searching the early editions of the Falmouth Enterprise online I read the following note in the Falmouth Locals column of the January 8, 1898 edition. ‘The Free Public Library gratefully acknowledges the receipt of Perry’s Trip…

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Must-Read Titles from the Massachusetts Book Awards Announced!

What are the Mass Book Awards?

“The Massachusetts Book Awards highlight the work of our vital contemporary writing community and encourage readers to do some “close reading” of those imaginative works created by the authors among us.

Throughout the award year, we develop a list of “Must Reads” in each of four…

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