Friends of FPL Holiday Book Sale!

The Friends of the Falmouth Public Library will again hold their annual Holiday Book Sale during Holidays by the Sea Weekend. For sale will be high-quality used books, suitable for gift giving in categories including children’s book, gardening, cookbooks, recent fiction, history, art, music, and more. Quality DVDs will also be included in the sale. Date and times of the sale are: Saturday, December 3 from 10 AM to 4:30 PM, Sunday, December 4 from 1:30 to 4:30 PM, Monday, December 5 from 10 AM to 4:30 PM, and Tuesday, December 6 from 1:30 to 7:30 PM.
All proceeds from the sale benefit the Falmouth Public Library. The sale will take place in the Hermann Room in the main library’s lower level.

Veterans Day 2016

We will be closed on Friday, November 11th in honor of Veterans Day. Below are the details for the Veterans Day Ceremony that begins at 11:00 AM at the Memorial Walk on the library lawn.

 

FALMOUTH VETERANS DAY CEREMONY

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH @11:00 A.M.

FALMOUTH LIBRARY LAWN – 300 MAIN ST.

PLEASE JOIN US IN HONORING ALL THE BRAVE WOMEN AND MEN WHO HAVE SERVED OUR COUNTRY

PARTICIPANTS INCLUDE:

KEYNOTE SPEAKER FRANK K. DUFFY, JR. (ARMY SP5, PERSONNEL SPECIALIST)

LOCAL DIGNITARIES

SECTOR SOUTHEASTERN NEW ENGLAND COAST GUARD COLOR GUARD FALMOUTH FIRE RESCUE DEPT. COLOR GUARD

FALMOUTH POLICE DEPT. HONOR GUARD

FALMOUTH SCOUTING COLOR GUARD

BRIAN BORU PIPE BAND

FALMOUTH COMMUNITY CHORUS

FALMOUTH HIGH SCHOOL CHORUS

SCOUTING ORGANIZATIONS

REFRESHMENTS & LIGHT FARE TO FOLLOW AT THE FALMOUTH ELKS’ LODGE

140 PALMER AVE.

BLOOD DRIVE HONORING ALL VETERANS TO FOLLOW ELKS’ RECEPTION FROM

NOON – 6:00 P.M. AT THE JOHN WESLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 270 GIFFORD ST. SPONSORED BY THE MARINE LODGE AF & AM.

TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT, CALL 508-862-5663 OR GO TO WWW.CAPECODHEALTH.ORG/GIVE BLOOD

Politics on the Point

This morning’s book show on WCAI was a bit different than our usual book show, not least of all because it began with Mindy interviewing a Nantucket candidate for sheriff! On top of that, our guest book talker, Rosie Gray a political reporter for BuzzFeed News (as well as a Falmouth Academy graduate!) was on the road, not in the studio with us. Added to that confusion, we had not one call or e-mail this morning from our wonderful listeners! Feel free to add your comments to this post, with books on politics that you recommend.

 

Rosie’s Picks

All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren

The Boys on the Bus by Timothy Crouse

Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail by Hunter S. Thompson

David Foster Wallace’s essay Up Simba, which you can find in his book Consider the Lobster and other essays

Barack Obama: the story by David Maraniss

 

Mindy’s Picks

Run: your personal guide to winning public office by Marian Walsh

Counselor: a life at the edge of history by Ted Sorensen

Bobby Kennedy: the making of a liberal icon by Larry Tye

The Negotiator: a memoir by George Mitchell

What You Should Know About Politics But Don’t by Jessamyn Conrad

Presidential Campaigns by Paul F. Boller, Jr.

Campaigns: a century of presidential races from the photo archives of The New York Times

Molly for Mayor by Judy Delton

Kennedy Through the Lens by Martin W. Sandler

Lincoln Through the Lens by Martin W. Sandler

Lincoln Tells a Joke: how laughter saved the president (and the country) by Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer, illustrated by Stacy Innerst

 

Jill’s Picks

Bringing Home the Dharma: awakening right where you are by Jack Kornfield (chapter five is on politics)

Healing the Heart of Democracy: the courage to create a politics worthy of the human spirit by Parker J. Palmer

Becoming Wise: an inquiry into the mystery and art of living by Krista Tippett

And the Pursuit of Happiness by Maira Kalman

Whistlestop: my favorite stories from presidential campaign history by John Dickerson

America’s Founding Food: the story of New England Cooking by Keith Stavely & Kathleen Fitzgerald

VOTE! by Eileen Christelow

President Taft is Stuck in the Bath by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen

The Art of the Possible: an everyday guide to politics by Edward Keenan, Art by Julie McLaughlin

Michael Blair Brodhead’s Photographs Featured for our October Artwalk

The Library is happy to host the photographic work of Falmouth resident, Michael Blair Brodhead.

Michael got his first camera in 1980 and quickly realized he was not getting the results he wanted from the photo lab. He bought a second-hand enlarger and for the next twenty years worked in his own darkroom to produce black and white photographs. “I still feel there is just something about a good black and white print, timeless.”

Resisting at first, he finally got his hands on a digital camera and more importantly, a copy  of Photoshop. In his own words he had gone from a “film snob to embracing most of what’s digital.”  These days he shoots in RAW format which captures most of the information. He then uses the Photomatix software to enhance the final photograph.

Brodhead’s work is fanciful, almost ethereal and represents how he sees things a little bit differently. The show includes a few multiple prints of the same shot making one think of a strive for perfection but then valuing all the results equally. Michael’s work includes locations from Plymouth to Provincetown but with a number from Falmouth. The photographs will be on display in the Main Reading room throughout the month of October.

Linda Collins
Assistant Director

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Cats & Dogs on The Point

This morning Peter Abrahams joined Mindy Todd & Jill Erickson to talk about books about cats and dogs on WCAI. Thanks for the many, many suggestions you made during the show! We now have a plethora of cat and dog books on our reading lists, and we think that Peter might have come to better understand cats. Here are the titles mentioned on air.

 

Mindy’s Pick

E. B. White on Dogs edited by Martha White

Peter’s Picks

The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

Cat by B. Kliban

Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot

I Am a Cat by Natsume Soseki

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Carbonel: the King of the Cats by Barbara Sleigh

“The Black Cat” by Edgar Allan Poe in Murder Short & Sweet edited by Paul D. Staudohar

Cat Wars: the devastating consequences of a cuddly killer by Peter P. Marra and Chris Santella

A Street Cat Named Bob and How He Saved My Life by James Bowen

Dewey: the small-town library cat who touched the world by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter

 

Jill’s Picks

The Animals’ Who’s Who by Ruthven Tremain

Pets on the Couch by Nicholas Dodman

Flush: a biography by Virginia Woolf

Shaggy Muses by Maureen Adams

Dog Songs: Poems by Mary Oliver

The Rose Garden: short stories by Maeve Brennan

Following Atticus by Tom Ryan

The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs foreward by Malcolm Gladwell

The Big New Yorker Book of Cats foreward by Anthony Lane

 

Listener Suggestions

The Cat Who … mystery series by Lilian Jackson Braun

Cats of Martha’s Vineyard: 101 island tales by Lynn Christoffers

The Trainable Cat by John Bradshaw and Sarah Ellis

A Man and His Dog” short story by Thomas Mann

The Fur Person by May Sarton

A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home by Sue Halpern

Dirty Wow Wow and Other Love Stories by Cheryl & Jeffrey Katz

The Autobiography of Foudini M. Cat by Susan Fromberg Schaeffer

Dogist: photographic encounters with 1,000 dogs by Elias Weiss Friedman

Anna Karenina, Levin’s dog Laska

 

 

“Here’s to Dear Old Falmouth”

Head of Technical Services, Kim DeWall, gives an update on the yearbooks project!

 

Here’s to Dear Old Falmouth: Good News for Falmouth Public School Alumni

Because of the overwhelmingly positive response to the Library’s Digital Archives, which hosts editions of the Falmouth Enterprise and the Town of Falmouth Annual Reports; we are quite excited to announce that our print collection of Falmouth Public School Yearbooks will also be digitized and hosted thanks to the Library for the Commonwealth program, a partnership between the Boston Public Library and the Digital Commonwealth.  This free program, open to Massachusetts-based libraries, is a great opportunity for the Library to expand our digital services by creating greater access to our local collections.

The collection dates back to the 1931 edition of the Lawrencian, named after Lawrence High School, and continues on to present editions of Falmouth High School’s the Clipper Compact.  The collection also includes several editions of The Broadcaster, the yearbook of the Henry W. Hall School.  The collection is now at the Boston Public Library and will undergo the digitization process this fall. We do have some duplicate copies of yearbooks, so check in with us if you happen to be looking for a yearbook while they are being digitized, as we might still have a duplicate copy in the Reference Room.

So, here’s to dear old Falmouth, here’s strength to you!

Mindful Movement & Meditation is FULL, but …

We are delighted that the three workshops scheduled with Dr. Sang H. Kim in October on mindful movement and meditation are full, however, we know that many of you that wished to attend are now on a waiting list.  So, we wanted to give you some other ways to connect with Dr. Kim. One of the ways is to check out one of his books, either Power Breathing or Mindful Movement. Another option is to go to his web page, One Mind One Breath, which is packed full of advice on mindful movement and meditation, including videos and instructions!

Falmouth Public Library Art Walk

The FPL Art Walk is exhibiting the work of San Lyman, a Woods Hole resident and long time member of the Falmouth Artists Guild. Her show is about diversity. She has painted her share of beaches and boats but has also started painting people doing things.

She is intrigued with people’s stances and how they approach places. And their interaction with each other. Her paintings feature people enjoying art, people in restaurants and in bars. San loves to make changes and has painted some very large canvases exploring color. “I can’t seem to curb my enthusiasm and am far from discreet with color – but there you are.”

Friends who know her work and her will expect to see beaches and boats and the sea or people doing things but now they will see abstract painting too – all painted with love!

Ken Gloss Talking Rare Books on The Point

If you missed The Point‘s book show this morning, not to worry, you will be able to listen online over at WCAI! Ken Gloss, proprietor of the Brattle Book Shop in Boston, joined Mindy Todd and Jill Erickson to talk about rare books and books about rare books. Thanks to all of you who called in with your comments and questions! Ken brought with him some Brattle Book Shop treasures, and below you’ll find the list of books Jill mentioned on the show. If you want to see pages from The Queen’s Royal Cookery, you can head over to the British Library!

ABC for Book Collectors by John Carter and Nicolas Barker

Rare Finds: a guide to book collecting by David and Natalie Bauman

Thieves of Book Row: New York’s most notorious rare book ring and the man who stopped it by Travis McDade

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: the true story of a thief, a detective, and a world of literary obsession by Allison Hoover Bartlett

Booked to Die by John Dunning

A Gentle Madness: bibliophiles, bibliomanes, and the eternal passion for books by Nicholas A. Basbanes

 

Artist Gary Boehk Displays at FPL Art Walk

Local artist, Gary Boehk, has his work on exhibit this month in the Falmouth Public Library Art Walk. Gary has been painting scenes of West Falmouth and the Cape area for many years. He also makes excursions to Provence, France to study and paint. Boehk prefers painting outside because the elements of the environment play a major role in inspiring choices of composition, shapes, and color in his works. He explains that a beautiful landscape is presented by nature in saturated detail, it is up to the artist to make the choices of what to include and what to leave out in the final painting. As the morning or afternoon painting session progresses the dynamics of the scene are changing and the artist must anticipate and finish the painting in the best light, usually a painting takes 3-4 hours.

“Fresh brush strokes and sensitivity to place, color, and light and the harmonious interaction of human and natural elements characterize his plein-air paintings.”

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