Dancemeditation with Dunya returns!

 We are pleased to welcome back Woods Hole native and resident Dunya Dianne McPherson, for an introductory Dancemeditation session on Tuesday morning, June 11th at 10:30 AM! Click here to register.

The session will begin with Dunya leading a period of relaxing, wordless instruction to focus participants attention followed by a few simple, rich moving meditations to sink down a couple of notches inside the self, touching Self. There will be time for participants to do their own exploratory intuitive movement, to digest and integrate meditative efforts. At the end, we will have time for questions and reflections. Please register by going to falmouthpubliclibrary.org/events, or call 508-457-2555 x 7.

Dancemeditation helps us be present in our body in the moment and brings solace, stability, and magic. Without words, with beautiful music, with eyes open or closed, in a continual flow of breath awareness, we move through the crust of harried worries and into our huge spiritual intelligence. We turn away from the external and turn toward the internal. We turn toward awareness of breathing and motion and our body. Rather than working out, we work in.

A pioneer in embodied mysticism and Founder of Dancemeditation™, Dunya McPherson specializes in opening the wonderment of deep, subtle, peaceful self-perception. She is a Juilliard alumna, a Sufi master, a NY Times a critically acclaimed choreographer, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship recipient, Dunya is a practicing artist, academic educator, and presenter at healing arts centers worldwide including Kripalu. She is also the author of two books on dance as spiritual path. Skin of Glass: Finding Spirit in the Flesh and Sojourn the Inner Heaven: Movement Meditations for Awakening. Learn more about Dunya on her website at dancemeditation.org.

Welcome Hiveclass to FPL’s Online Resources

Hiveclass is an e-learning platform that features bite-sized, engaging videos that teach skills in various sports, physical activities and wellness exercises. The content is led and created by professionals and gives patrons access to practice in their own comfort zone.

Hiveclass is available via FPL’s online resources. Hiveclass provides fun, easy, and high-quality educational videos that walk patrons through improving their skills at field hockey, soccer, and other athletic activities. Along with physical education Hiveclass provides access to video walkthroughs on mindfulness and yoga.

The classes are available in both English and Spanish. It can be accessed on tablets, phones and computers! All you need is your library card number to start your adventure with Hiveclass!

 

 

CapeCon at Falmouth Public Library

On Saturday, June 29th from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Falmouth Public Library brings CapeCon to Falmouth! All ages are welcome and encouraged! Free admission for all, and please cosplay or dress up if you like! The event will take place on the library lawn and inside the library. 

Some of the events include:

  • Voice acting with live-reads and Q&A
  • A cosplay presentation, creation station, AND a cosplay contest. Any age is welcome to participate and there will be prizes! The contest will be separated into beginner, intermediate, and advanced.
  • Comic strip making and other arts and crafts
  • Polaroid Photoshoots in front of your favorite backdrops
  • Presentation on smart collecting. This will include purchasing on a budget and keeping your comics safe! Or in Clint’s mind, his action figures and all those boxes full of boxes!
  • Presentation on how much graphic novels and manga can help someone who struggles with mental health.
  • History of Manga Presentation and Origami (prior registration suggested. Register here!)
  • Dungeons and Dragons Drop-Ins
  • Magic the Gathering Standard and Commander Drop-Ins
  • All day Nintendo Switch with a few guest retro systems!
  • A Super Smash Bros. Tournament (make sure to sign up at the gaming table the day of the event!)

Please contact Clint Johnson, the FPL Young Adult Librarian with any questions! He can be reached at cjohnson@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

If you are interested in getting involved, we would love to have you!

Registration is helpful but by no means required! 

You can register here!

Asuka

 

 

Check out these great Zoom talks in May!

We have some great Zoom talks in May, some from the Library Speakers Consortium (funded by the Library Support Fund)! Click the links after for details and registration. These are virtual only, and do not take place at the library.

Wednesday, May 1st at 3 pm: Genius, Power and Deception on the Eve of World War I. Join a chat with Douglas Brunt, author of The Mysterious Case of Rudolf Diesel: Genius, Power, and Deception on the Eve of World War I. This book reveals the hidden history of Rudolf Diesel, one of the world’s greatest inventors, and his mysterious disappearance on the eve of World War I. Click here for more details, and to register! 

Wednesday, May 8th at 7 pm-two different Zooms! (If you are interested in both, register-at least one of them will probably be recorded, and you can listen later)

Mother-Daughter Murder Night: You’re invited to join Nina Simon online as she chats about her lighthearted whodunnit about a grandmother-mother-daughter trio of amateur sleuths, Mother-Daughter Murder Night. Click here to register.

Romance Book Recs and Conversation: Welcome to Romance Book Recs and Conversation with Lorelai of Lorelai’s Lit Lair! If you know romance, you probably know Lorelei! Affectionately referred to as a passionate Romance Ambassador, Lorelei has been offering book recommendations, author spotlights, giveaways and connecting authors with readers through social media since 2010. Click here to register.

Tuesday, May 21st at 7 pm: Author of Yellowface, Rebecca F. Kuang! We welcome you to register for a thrilling conversation  as she chats with us about her New York Times bestselling novel. Yellowface grapples with questions of diversity, racism, and cultural appropriation, as well as the terrifying alienation of social media. Click here to register! 

Thursday, May 23rd at 5:30 pm: Avoiding Election Misinformation. Join this virtual Cape-wide community discussion with the News Literacy Project and WCAI’s The Point host Mindy Todd to learn how to access trustworthy news and avoid election misinformation traps. Learn tried and true news literacy techniques that anyone can learn to find credible information about candidates, issues, and electoral processes. Click here to register.

Thursday, May 23rd at 7 pm: The Environmental and Health Benefits of a Plant-based Diet.

With Sara Sezun,Chair of the Sierra Club Massachusetts Chapter Plant-based Planet Team. Animal food production, which encompasses raising livestock for meat, dairy products and eggs, as well as commercial fishing, has serious environmental impacts. You will learn how animal food production results in greenhouse gases and pollution, while using lots of land and water. Eating a healthy plant-based diet can lower your environmental footprint, while improving your health.  Click here to register. 

 

 

 

 

Manga and Anime Club

Manga and Anime club are back in business! Please come join on us in the Young Adult Room for our meeting on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 (4/16/2024) from 2 PM – 4 PM.
We will be watching anime, introducing the manga series that we love the most, learning to draw anime, and making buttons of our favorite anime characters!
We may even play some Pokémon cards! The skies the limit. We can’t wait to see you there!

Please register here:

Register!

Dungeons and Dragons: Introduction and Character Creation

Curious about Dungeons and Dragons? Haven’t played in a while or want to hone your skills? Come up to the Young Adult room and let your imagination take off! Goblins, knights, wizards, and anything else you can think of! Players of all skill levels are more than welcome! Register here! Registration Page

Place: Falmouth Public Library Young Adult Room

Date: Friday, March 29th (3/29/2024)

Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Teas and Bees in November-great virtual talks!

We have two Zoom talks that we are able to offer, by way of the Brewster Ladies Library!

On Thursday evening, November 2nd at 7 pm, there is Tea for Health: A Virtual Talk with Judy Palken, Registered Dietitian. You can click here to register, and you will be emailed the Zoom link.

On Thursday, November 16th at 7 pm, we will have A Virtual Discussion on Beekeeping with Amanda Wastrom. Click here to register and receive the Zoom link. 

Below are the descriptions for each! Please note that they are virtual only, and will take place when our library is closed for the day. 

Teas: Drinking tea seems to provide multiple health benefits, and there are so many varieties of delicious tea to enjoy! Join us and find some creative and practical ways to get more of this versatile and healthful beverage into your life. Also, enjoy tea art in this presentation – you will be amazed at how many wonderful paintings celebrate the tradition of drinking tea. 

Judy Palken, MNS, RD, LDN is a registered dietitian who translates the science of nutrition into practical recommendations for health. She has a master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition from Cornell University, and spent many years in Boston hospitals, with a specialty in cardiac nutrition. More recently, she has worked in nutrition research in the Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. Currently Judy develops nutrition classes, teaching how great food choices and other healthful behaviors can reduce inflammation, promote good health, and help us to feel our best.

Bees:

Curious about beekeeping but not sure how to get started? A local beekeeper shares the surprises, joys and challenges they have observed over their 10 years of keeping honeybees here on Cape Cod. Learn more about what makes honeybees such amazing creatures and what you can do at home to support all pollinators. 

Amanda Wastrom is a curator, writer, and artist based in East Sandwich, where she lives with her family, a flock of chickens, an overgrown garden, and a few hives of honeybees. Most days, you can find her at Heritage Museums & Gardens, where she works as a curator. For more, go to www.amanda-wastrom.com or check out Instagram: @amanda_wastrom.

 

Tips for Successful Aging In Place

The Falmouth Public Library in partnership with Neighborhood Falmouth presents a talk on Tips for Successful Aging in Place. This event will take place Thursday November 9, 1:30-3:00 pm, in the Hermann Room

Cape Cod resident and certified Aging in Place specialist, Dave Karas, will be on hand to provide some great tips on easy and free or affordable modifications you can do to your home to make it more safe and aging-ready.  Aging in Place (AIP) is defined as “the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level”. Dave Karas has been a professional licensed remodeling contractor for over 40 years. He has modified, repaired, replaced, and rebuilt both new and existing properties for successful AIP throughout his career.

This event is free and open to all. Please register as space is limited.

Neighborhood Falmouth is a non-profit organization that provides support services to seniors in the Falmouth community. The organization aims to help seniors live independently and maintain their quality of life by providing services such as transportation, grocery shopping, yard work, minor home repairs, and friendly visits. Neighborhood Falmouth operates on a volunteer-based model, where volunteers from the community are matched with seniors who need assistance. This allows seniors to receive personalized support while also fostering a sense of community and connection among volunteers and seniors.

 

7 Scientific Reasons to Meditate Now, a virtual event

This Zoom event will take place on Thursday, October 26th from 7-8 pm-it is generously shared with us by the Shrewsbury Public Library. Click here to register on their site! Please note that our library will be closed for the day at that time.

Join this virtual event with Manish Saggar, PhD and Assistant Professor in Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, for a presentation of neuroscientific data on how regular meditation practices improve physical, mental, and emotional health. He will also discuss how happiness and harmony can be gained by focusing one’s attention during meditation.

Dr. Saggar directs the Brain Dynamics Lab at Stanford University, which is dedicated to developing computational methods for neuroimaging data to better understand individual differences in brain functioning. He received his doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin and completed his postdoctoral training at Stanford. As part of his doctoral work, he developed computational methods to understand how brain activity changes with intensive meditation training.

Autism at 18 and Older for Parents and Grandparents

We are happy to welcome Falmouth resident Lisa Jo Rudy back to the Falmouth Public Library on Tuesday evening, October 10th, at 6:30 p.m., for a second talk on autism. She was here in September for an introductory talk on this topic. Registration is requested; click here or call us at 508-457-2555 x 7!

What happens when an autistic child becomes an autistic adult? This workshop is a first step toward preparing your child or grandchild and yourself for adulthood.  Topics include legal safety nets, SSDI, considering guardianship, special needs trusts, housing options, college, employment, and adult services. Start answering the question “what happens when I’m gone?”

Lisa Jo Rudy is the mother of Tom Cook, a young adult on the autism spectrum. She began writing about autism in 2006, as the About.com Guide to Autism, and, for several years, was of the top bloggers on the topic. In 2008 she founded an inclusive summer camp program in Ambler, Pennsylvania, in cooperation with the local YMCA.  Lisa is the author of Get out, Explore, and Have Fun!: How Families of Children with Autism or Asperger Syndrome Can Get the Most out of Community Activities, published by Jessica Kingsley Press, and her works on autism have appeared in multiple publications including the New York Times and Museum News.  Lisa is currently a consultant on autism and inclusion and has worked with numerous museums and community organizations to set up and support inclusion programs. She is currently serving as lead advisor on a National Science Foundation-funded autism inclusion project in the Phoenix Arizona area.

 

This event is free.  Registration is requested, clic