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Books Discussed on “The Point with Mindy Todd” today

Today was Melanie Lauwer’s final time on “The Point”.  She is moving on to a new place to start a new phase of her life.  We will miss her and her great contributions to the book discussions each month.  So to mark the occasion, and to send her off on a high note, we wanted to talk about funny books…

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Reference Resource Tuesday:  Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: the Western Tradition.  4 vols.  REF 133.43

Halloween is coming right up, and it’s not entirely about the candy.  In addition to demons, ghosts, goblins, vampires, and zombies, there are the women we think of as the stars of the event.  Witches!

This week’s reference work the Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: the Western Tradition covers European witchcraft from the late 1300’s (14th century) to…

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More Exciting News for a Rainy Day! Susan Branch to Visit!

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Susan Branch – Author Talk, Questions and Answers,
Book and Calendar Signings

2:00 pm Saturday December 6, 2014
Morse Pond School Auditorium
323 Jones Road
Falmouth, MA 02540
Telephone to reserve seats- 508-457-2555 ext. 6 Sponsored by the Staff, the Board…

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Breaking News from our East Falmouth Branch!

As part of the Energy Services Contract (ESCO), the East Falmouth Branch Library will close to the public from October 27th-30th.  Trane Commercial Systems has contracted for new windows to be installed and lighting units to be upgraded that week.  Patrons who have items listed as on hold at the East Branch library will be able to pick their materials…

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What’s up with LYNDA?

Have you tried our newest database: Lynda.com ??  Actually, it’s a lot more than a database – it’s more like an online university. Like a university, the courses offered are geared to varied levels of experience and expertise. The selection and scope are amazing!  Best of all, the courses are all FREE of charge through the generous support of the…

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Friday Reads:  “The Grave Tattoo” by Val McDermid

This week, I’ll shine a spotlight on an atmospheric mystery set in the English Lake District recommended by Falmouth Public Library Reference Librarian, Donna B.  “Danger lurks” in The Grave Tattoo by Val McDermid, warns Donna.  Read it if you dare.

The publisher’s summary:  “After torrential summer rains uncover a bizarrely tattooed…

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REFERENCE RESOURCE:  Nursing Drug Handbook REF 615.1 NUR

What’s the best known resource for prescription drug information?  It’s the great big PDR—remarkable for its chemical diagrams and drug company information, but not very helpful for practical use.  Why do I say this? The back-story: for 22 years I was a Reference Librarian at CCCC, which has a well-respected RN program. Nurse’s training does not lead to an ivory…

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Website Wednesday: The William Brewster Nickerson Cape Cod History Archives

Are you familiar with the Nickerson Archives at Cape Cod Community College? If not, you’ll want to head over to their newly renovated website, which features stories on the Cape Cod Canal Centennial Celebration 1914-2014, the Robert Minshall Scrimshaw Collection, and the

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