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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 species of fish and shellfish. With increasing coastal development, many of Cape Cod’s salt marshes have become degraded, something that affects both animals and humans. Learn more about these rich habitats, the creatures within them and how they protect us from flooding and storm events.

This is the second of a three-lecture series by Mass Audubon specialists at the library this spring.  All are suitable for teens and adults.  No registration is necessary, but if you would like further information, contact the reference department at 508-457-2555 ext. 6 or email info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org.  All lectures are free, thanks to generous support from the Trustees of the Falmouth Public Library.

Spring Lecture Series by Mass Audubon

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 and vernal pools.  They are rich in biodiversity and possess unique histories as well.  Listen to Long Pasture Sanctuary director Ian Ives discuss the unique attributes of these areas and why they are so important.

The May lecture is Salt Marshes of Cape Cod, also with director Ian Ives and the June lecture is Coastal Waterbirds of Cape Cod with birding naturalist Chris Walz.

The series will be held on the second Saturday of each month at 2PM in the Hermann Foundation Meeting Room at the Falmouth Public Library, 300 Main St. Falmouth.  The talks are free, thanks to generous support from the Trustees of the Falmouth Public Library.  No registration is necessary.  For further information, you may contact the reference department at 508-457-2555 ext. 6

Programs for Kids & Teens During April School Vacation Week

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 the Bay Meeting Room

Make a monster doll during our beginner-friendly maker studio class. Monster dolls resemble the popular “ugly dolls” and they are easy to make! This sewing workshop is open to ages 9-14. Space is limited, so please sign up soon.

Creative Writing Mini-Camp with local writer, Kathryn Kulpa, on Tuesday & Thursday, April 19 & 21 from 2-4pm in the Hermann Meeting Room

Teens ages 14-18 are invited to join Kathryn for two sessions where they will use their imagination to compose short flash fiction pieces. This will be a fun workshop for writers of all abilities and interests.

If you have ideas for programs, classes, events, or workshops, please let us know. We would love to hear from you and make your library dreams come true.

Explore Your iPad with Lori on Saturday, January 30

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 the ways you can use an iPad during our free class in next weekend. You might remember seeing Lori Cooney in the library a few months ago when she taught an introduction to iPhotography for adults, or when she was here a few weeks ago teaching an introduction to the iPad. She will back to teach this class, a much-asked for beginner’s workshop for iPad users who are interested in using diverse apps, on January 30 from 2:30-4:00PM. Lori and a library staff member will be available after the class to take individual questions. Registration is required, so please sign up as soon as you can.

If you can’t make it to our class, we have plentiful resources here at the library, and even a free subscription to Lynda.com, the behemoth resource of online courses. To access Lynda.com, visit our homepage, click on “Library Databases,” and then find Lynda.com. After you sign up for a free account, you can search for a topic you’d like to know more about, such as iPad or iPhone. Library staff members are also always here to help you for no charge. Bring your device and we will help you with the rest!

We look forward to seeing you at the library soon!