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Whales and Whaling Books on The Point.

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This morning on WCAI naturalist Dennis Minsky and Head of Reference & Adult Services, Jill Erickson joined Mindy Todd to talk about books having to do with whales and whaling.

Dennis’s Picks

Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

The Sea Inside by Philip Hoare

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New York Times Bestselling Author Michael Tougias Visits on Tuesday, May 24!

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You may have heard of New York Times bestselling author Michael Tougias. Tougias, known for his fast paced writing style and character-driven stories, has written several true survival thrillers, including The Finest Hours, which was recently released as a major motion picture by the Disney Corporation. Please join us as we welcome him to our library tomorrow, Tuesday, May 24th.…

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Catablogging@FPL: New Titles on Knowledge and Computer Science

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As our recent blog entry on Melvil Dewey’s classification system suggests, follow along as our catalogers send recently purchased titles to the NEW sections of the adult collection and the Children’s Room.  The featured titles will represent the ten main classes of the Dewey schedule.

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Friday Reads:  In Montmartre

The Narrative Nonfiction Book Club is always well attended and engages in a lively discussion, but this month we were larger and more vocal than ever.  As moderator, I had to bang the gavel a few times to bring order to the court and quell separate conversations brewing in the corners.  We can’t have that - nobody wants to miss…

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Salt Marshes of Cape Cod, a Mass Audubon Talk

On Saturday, May 14 at 2PM in the Hermann Room, come listen to Mass Audubon’s Long Pasture Sanctuary Director, Ian Ives, talk about Cape Cod’s important salt marshes.

Salt marshes are some of the most biologically rich communities in the world since they serve as nurseries for many…

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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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