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The Herbert Henry Smythe Scholarship applications are here!

Big news: the application packets for the Herbert Henry Smythe Scholarship arrived at the reference desk today.  You have until 3 PM on June 3, 2016 to submit them.  There is “$38,000 of scholarship aid from the Henry Herbert Smythe Trust.  The committee typically awards more than thirty scholarships.” Eligible students must be voting residents (or children of voting residents)…

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The Point: Books That Have Stuck With Us

Joining us was Janet Gardner.

MINDY’S PICK

Till Death Us Do Part: a true murder mystery by Vincent Bugliosi

JANET’S PICKS

Where the Wild Things Are – by Maurice Sendak

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Friday Reads:  Pirate Hunters

This month the Narrative Nonfiction Book Club began a new six-month series of books with Robert Kurson’s Pirate Hunters:  the search for the Golden Fleece.  Unlike the library’s fiction book club, there is no theme to this session as…

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Catablogging@FPL: Dewey or Don’t we?  We do!

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The Dewey Decimal Classification system is a tool the Library uses to organize the materials in our collection.  Conceived by Melvil Dewey in 1873, “Dewey” is the most widely used method for classifying materials in public libraries.  While many patrons are familiar with Dewey and are comfortable moving in and out of the stacks through the various…

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Spring Lecture Series by Mass Audubon

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Come celebrate spring with a lecture series by specialists from Mass Audubon at Falmouth Public Library.  The first lecture, held on Saturday, April 9 at 2PM, is ”The Nature of Mass Audubon’s Mid & Upper Cape Sanctuaries”.

These sanctuaries encompass many of Cape Cod’s most critical habitats including barrier beaches, coastal plain ponds, salt marshes, cedar swamps…

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The Hunt for the Cranberries in Moby-Dick, An Adventure Story

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Sometimes one just can’t get to the bottom of where a misquotation began. This might be one of those times, although it isn’t for lack of trying to find that bottom. This story begins with a phone call from an author who wanted to use a quote from Moby-Dick in a book she is writing. Her hunch was that the…

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Theater Books on The Point!

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Today Mindy Todd, Pamela Wills, and I talked about books having to do with the theater. We suspect many of you were in your gardens, enjoying this glorious morning, so if you missed the show this morning, you can always listen online! It will also be rebroadcast this evening at 7:00 PM on WCAI. So many…

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Programs for Kids & Teens During April School Vacation Week

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If you’re between the ages of 9-18, we have two fantastic programs happening during school vacation week this year!

If you’re interested in signing up, please contact the library. We would love to have you join us.

Monster Dolls with local artist and librarian, Jennifer Burkin, on Wednesday, April 20 from 2-4pm in…

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