We hope you can join us for a special afternoon reading and signing with local author Elizabeth Searle on Saturday, March 25 at 3:00 pm. Ms. Searle will be speaking about and reading from her newest work of fiction, We Got Him.
We Got Him
We Got Him is the story of one family’s inherited flaws, harbored guilts, and obsessive desires, whether for a child, a parent, or a second chance to do the elusive right thing. Powerfully worked against the unfolding events of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, Elizabeth Searle’s taut drama of a young, pregnant stepmother and her troubled stepson is a narrative tour de force, interweaving public and private acts of terror with the redemptive, but ever fragile, forces of love.
Elizabeth Searle is the author of five books of fiction and the librettist of Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera, which has drawn major media coverage and which was produced in Chicago in 2016 and at the New York Musical Theater Festival in NYC. Her previous books are: Girl Held in Home (New Rivers Press, 2011), Celebrities in Disgrace, a finalist for the Paterson Fiction Prize; A Four–Sided Bed, a novel nominated for an American Library Association Book Award; and My Body to You, a story collection that won the Iowa Short Fiction Prize. A Four–Sided Bed is now in development as a feature film. Her Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera had a sold–out extended run at the New York Musical Festival in NYC in 2015. Elizabeth lives with her husband and son in Arlington, MA.
*Our event has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 27 at 3:00-4:30pm. We apologize for any inconvenience. We have many available spaces left for our tasting, so please sign up below!*
Danielle Beaudette of The Cozy Tea Cart and certified Tea Specialist will offer a lecture and tea tasting at the library on Thursday, March 23 at 3:00pm. Have you ever wondered which teas pair well with chocolate? Did you know that the production of the cocoa bean and the tea plant are very similar? We would love to have you for our interactive tasting.
Danielle Beaudette is one of the first fifteen in the world to be certified in all levels as a Tea Specialist through the Specialty Tea Institute and has completed over 70 tea seminars at the World Tea Expo. She has researched and learned first-hand about the production of tea through her Asian tea travels and relationships with Chinese, Indian, Sri Lankan, Japanese, Nepalese, and Taiwanese tea growers. Danielle sources only the finest, high quality, freshly imported teas earning The Cozy Tea Cart the title of “Best of NH” from New Hampshire Magazine. Just as important as the quality of her tea, she promotes excellence in service and pride in educating her customers.
* Thank you to FCTV for filming our event. You can watch full coverage of the event below or on Youtube. *
Join us on Wednesday, March 1st from 7:00 – 8:30 PM in the Hermann Foundation Meeting Room for a discussion about fake news, what it is and how to recognize it, and maybe even a little history of fake news. Joining us will be Allison Butler, U. Mass, Amherst professor and steering committee of Mass Media Literacy, and Sean Corcoran, news director and senior reporter at WCAI in Woods Hole. They will be addressing your concerns through your questions and dialogue.
This program was suggested to us by a library patron who was confused about how best one can identify fake news. We’ll do the best we can to help you understand what it is and how not to spread it around. Please give us a call or send us an e-mail if you would like to attend, so we have an idea of how many chairs to put out! You can contact us at 508-457-2555, ext. 6 or e-mail us at email@example.com.
Tea can be sweet, rich, buttery, and citrusy. It can wake you up and calm you down. Tea has a history that spans the globe and health benefits that will keep you going. It has been cultivated for over 3,000 years and is the second most popular drink in the world. Come spend some time getting to know tea’s delightful flavors and aromas, as well as its fascinating history, how it’s made, where it’s from, and what it can do for you. You’ll learn how to steep tea for best flavor and sample several varieties, such as a delicate white, smooth oolong, refreshing green, & malty black.
We have invited Hillel Bromberg, a certified tea sommelier and owner of Tea Oasis in Boston, to lead a special loose-leaf tea tasting on Sunday, February 19.
Our tasting is now full. Please give us a call to sign up for our waiting list. We are looking forward to having you!
Falmouth’s local Companion Animal Program chapter invites grades 5-12 to come join the fun and meet our most eligible canine bachelors and bachelorettes just in time for Valentine’s Day. Woof! No need to make conversation. You can just sit back and get comfortable with your new friend, while enjoying snacks and refreshments in the Bay Room. Participants will receive holiday-themed goodie bags.
Companion Animal Program (CAP) is an all-volunteer organization of pet owners, who visit, with their pets, at nursing & care facilities, programs serving children and adults with disabilities, the college, a hospital, libraries and schools on Cape Cod from the Canal to Provincetown. CAP is non-profit, self-sustaining, with no paid employees.
Please register by contacting the library by calling 508-457-2555, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by using the contact form on our website: falmouthpubliclibrary.org/contact. The program may be canceled if no participants register.
“From Winterthur to Versailles; from the spice gardens of old Ceylon to the topiary of Anna and the King of Siam…a trip around the world”
Need gardening inspiration on these wintry afternoons? Please join us for a slide program as Henry T. Callan navigates our journey through “Gardens Around the World.”
Starting at the gardens of Williamsburg, this international tour will take us to the English gardens at Hampton Court, to those of the Palace of Versailles in France and to the courts of the Alhambra in Spain. Then on to South Africa, to the Taj Mahal in India, to the Botanical Gardens of old Ceylon, the summer gardens of Anna and the King of Siam, and finally to Japan to compare the dry landscape gardens of Buddhism to the lush moss gardens of Kyoto.
Please join us on Saturday January 21 at 1:00 PM for this entertaining and informative program!
Free as this presentation is sponsored by the Trustees of the Falmouth Public Library.
Take a break from the holiday season at the library “paw-ty” together with Falmouth’s Companion Animal Program on Tuesday, December 13 beginning at 4:00pm.
We will have happy, soft, and sweet guests who will be visiting the library to help relieve stress. No, not teddy bears —but trained therapy dogs. Trained and experienced therapy dogs to be exact. These furry canines will be available to pet, hug, and cuddle while you take a break from the busy and stressful holiday season. Stop by the library midway through your Main Street shopping spree or grab a bite-sized snack to eat before you head home for dinner. You’ll be glad that you did!
All ages are invited to join us in the Hermann Room for dog and human-friendly treats and refreshments while supplies last.
Tuesday, December 13, 4:00-5:00pm, Hermann Room
CAP is an all-volunteer organization of pet owners, who visit, with their pets, at nursing & care facilities, programs serving children and adults with disabilities, the college, a hospital, libraries and schools on Cape Cod from the Canal to Provincetown. CAP is non-profit and self-sustaining with no paid employees.
In October, we had an overwhelming response to Dr. Sang H. Kim’s “Mindful Movement and Meditation programs held here at the library. Many people in town were already familiar with him and the unique program he developed to ease stress and improve mindfulness. The last of the three October programs was filmed and edited by volunteer FCTV videographer and Falmouth Public Library patron, Kate Eldred. Kate just told me the approximately one-hour long show went on air this weekend!
So, get out your yoga mat or chair, put on some comfortable clothes and clear your schedule for an hour of mindfulness with gentle exercises and breathing techniques lead by Dr. Kim. What better time to take a break and learn how to de-stress, than now, the beginning of the holiday season. Here are the times this week for the show titled, “Sang Kim at Falmouth Library” on FCTV, channel 13:
Monday, Nov. 21, 7:00 PM
Tuesday, Nov. 22, 8:30 AM
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 12:30 PM
Thursday, Nov. 24, 3:00 PM
Friday, Nov. 25, 3:29 AM (Yes, according to their schedule, AM)
Saturday, Nov. 26, 3:00 PM
Sunday, Nov. 27, 7:04 PM
If you are nervous about using your new phone or tablet, we have great news for you. We recently announced a new schedule of classes at the library with award-winning teacher, Lori Cooney.
We invite you to take an Explore class to become familiar with your new device, learn about its native applications, and become comfortable with changing basic settings. You can expect to learn things like how to turn on, put to sleep, silence and shut off your device safely, how to make calls and compose text messages, as well as how to set up and check your email.
Once you take an Explore class, you can move on to the Master class where you’ll learn more about your phone and tablet and be able to use all of its features successfully.
Requirements: Please bring your fully-charged device with you to class. If you are taking an iPhone or iPad class, you will need to have the latest iOS update installed. How to update your iOS[instructions]
We hope you can join us for one class or more at the library. All classes are free and open to the public.
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.