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Library Historical Images: Library Minutes and Patrons

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Here is another example from the Library’s Historical Documents Project, funded through the Community Preservation Fund.

From The Library Minutes and Patrons of 1893, page one, lists the Rules and Regulations of the Falmouth Free Public Library:

Article I: The Library shall be open for the delivery of books on every Wednesday…

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Library Historical Images: List of Library Accessions

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In conjunction with the Community Preservation Fund Project, we recently had the opportunity to view some delightful volumes and documents in the Library’s Historical Collection.

In the List of Accessions, as seen above, from April,1891, the first entry (written of course in the Library Hand!) reads: Among My Books by J.R. Lowell. How appropriate!…

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Maps, Fictional & Real on the Point!

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I had a very fun morning on The Point with Mindy Todd and special guest Chris Polloni, retired information specialist from the U. S. Geological Survey in Woods Hole. Thanks so much for your calls and e-mails. If you missed it, you can listen online!


Chris’s Picks

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Explore Your iPad with Lori on Saturday, January 30

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When you think of the word “iPad,” what comes to mind? You’re not alone if you’re fascinated by this lightweight, wireless device that can connect magically to the internet, but are also left wondering: “What else can I do with it”? “What else could I be doing with it?”

You can find out about all…

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Catablogging@FPL: Rules for Library Hand

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In this fast-paced day and age of getting materials onto the shelves as soon as possible, it may come as a surprise to many that there was a time when such library work not only took great time and effort; but took patience, perseverance, and practice on the part of the catalogers.

Because of a project made possible…

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Friday Reads: This Old Man: All in Pieces by Roger Angell

Whether you are a baseball fan or not, whether you are old or young, man or woman, you will discover an inspiring, funny and moving essay in this collection by nonagenarian Angell.  The only writer to have been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the former editor of the New Yorker

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Friday Reads:  When Paris Went Dark

Wow! This month’s Narrative Nonfiction Book Club was a big hit.  We had more than twice our average number of participants, with some new people there for the first time and several semi-regulars who come when they can.  The draw?  They were eager to share their observations of and reactions to Ronald C. Rosbottom’s 2014 best seller,

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Fairy Tales on THE POINT!

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Mindy Todd and I were joined this month by Vicky Titcomb of Titcomb’s Bookshop in East Sandwich, and we talked about fairy tales for young and old. From the Grimm Brothers to Bruno Bettelheim to Anne Rice’s erotic fairy tales! Fairy tales are no longer for children only! The show will be repeated tonight at 7:00 PM or listen online…

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