Live Music with Guitarist Gladius

We are excited to welcome Gladius for a live performance in the Hermann Room on Saturday afternoon, April 27th from 3-4 pm.  Registration is needed, as space is limited-click here to register!

Atlanta native Gladius is an award-winning composer and accomplished “classical/flamenco style guitarist”. Inspired by the great composers, Spanish guitar maestros and much more, this musical mad scientist fuses the elements into a refreshing formula, evoking the Spanish spirit! Another reviewer mentioned Carlos Santana and Eddie Van Halen.

He has shared the bill with Grammy winners and mesmerized audiences with his electrifying live act since 2016!

Becoming Gwinnett County Georgia’s first ever recipient of the Gwinnett Superstar award in 2022, and releasing the infectiously catchy Air to critical acclaim in 2023, Gladius shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Check out his website at to learn more, and hear some of his music! Register to attend on our online calendar, at!

We thank the Library Support Fun for sponsoring this concert.

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:


Live music with the Modernistics Trio!

We are excited to welcome the Modernistics Trio (Ted Powers, vocals, tap-dance, and guitar, Peter H. Bloom, flute; and Dave Zox on double-bass) to the Falmouth Public Library for a concert in the Hermann Room on Thursday, February 29th at 2 pm! Please register by clicking here to reserve your spot! We thank the Trustees of the Falmouth Public Library for sponsoring this concert.

Called “absolutely joyous, virtuosic and wonderful” (Concerts at the Crane), The Modernistics Trio will perform a festive show called “The Twenties Roar Again”– swinging songs, tap-dance numbers, and jazz instrumentals by Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, and other master tunesmiths of the 1920s.  An exuberant and stylish portrait of the era, delivered with a 21st-century groove!  Among the many audience favorites are Blue Skies, Fascinating Rhythm, Let’s Misbehave, It Had to Be You, and Ellington’s Black and Tan Fantasy. Click here for their website, to learn more about them!

Ted Powers, vocals, tap-dance, guitar, ukulele, and harmonica, has been entertaining audiences in the U.S. and abroad for over 30 years.  His career in jazz, blues and pop includes several years as a solo performer in the south of France and tap dancing in the U.S. with Jimmy “Sir Slyde” Mitchell.  Ted has performed with Billy Novick, Ray Santisi, and other notables. Acclaimed for his wide-ranging artistry and his mastery of the Great American Songbook, he performs extensively as a soloist, and with large and small ensembles across the Northeast.

Flutist Peter H. Bloom, praised for “exquisite melody” (JazzImprov) and “infectious brio” (The New York City Jazz Record), has performed in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, and is featured on 48 CDs. He has shared the stage with Sheila Jordan, Charles Neville, Jimmy Giuffre, Ricky Ford, Geri Allen, Jaki Byard, and other jazz legends, and is a veteran of the famed Aardvark Jazz Orchestra (51st season).  Bloom’s latest CD, Exuberant Ellingtonia, has been hailed as “a treasure trove” (Textura Magazine, Ontario).  His playing has been called “wonderfully smoky and mysterious” (EarRelevant), “brightly gorgeous” (Gapplegate Music Review), and “a revelation for unforced sweetness and strength” (The Boston Globe).

Bassist Dave Zox has performed with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, the Artie Shaw Band, Herb Reed and the Platters, Phil Woods, John Abercrombie, Kenny Werner, Garrison Fewell, and other illustrious artists. Dave played for many years with Boston’s legendary Al Vega Trio and with pianist Harvey Diamond.  He serves on the faculties of Northeastern University, Phillips Academy in Andover, and the Ipswich Public Schools. 


Winter School Break Events for Kids

If you are planning activities for children who will be out of school between Christmas and New Year’s, the library has some events for you!

Friday Dec. 22 at 3:00 pm: Family Friendly Friday Film: Elf. We’ll be showing this PG-rated film to an all-ages crowd in the Hermann Room; small children should be accompanied by an adult. The film runs 1 hour 35 minutes. We encourage you to register.

Tuesday Dec. 26, 3:30-5:00 pm: Block Party: Legos in the Library. Don’t bring your own Legos, but come play with ours! Join us in the Hermann Room for free play, drop-in. We do have Duplo for the littlest builders.

Wednesday Dec. 27, 11:00 am: Children’s Singalong with Lori Pilla. We’ll sing traditional children’s songs and folk songs. This event is aimed at children 4-9 but all are welcome. No registration is required; just come by the Children’s Room.

Thursday Dec. 28, 1:30-3:00 pm: Family Game Play in the Children’s Room. Drop by the Children’s Room to play board or card games specially selected for family fun. All ages are welcome but small children should be accompanied by an adult.

Live Outdoor Music with Matt York-Johnny Cash Songs!

We are excited to welcome back longtime New England musician/author for another live, outdoor acoustical performance on the lawn on Wednesday evening, August 30th, from 5:30-7 pm (rescheduled from Aug 15th). Bring your chair or blanket! The concert will be canceled in the event of rain.

 Matt will perform the songs of Johnny Cash and tell stories about Cash’s career spanning from the 1950’s to his passing in 2003. He’ll discuss Cash’s emergence as a groundbreaking artist in the 1950’s, his marriage to June Carter and many other career highlights. He’ll also perform some songs by the many artists Cash collaborated with during his career. 

In 2022, he was nominated for the Boston Music Award for Best Country Artist and his album Gently Used was just named one of Worcester Magazine’s best albums of 2022. He has four albums and a recent single. Matt’s music explores a cross-section of everything from straight-up rock and roll to hints of country. Check out his site at!

The Boston Globe named his album “Bruisable Heart” on of their top albums of 2019, and he has been nominated twice as Best Male Artist by the New England Music Awards.  The Boston Herald said of his album, “Boston, Texas”, that the singer-songwriter uses basic building blocks-Buddy Holly’s chords, Hank Williams’ swagger, Steve Earle’s boozy wisdom, Paul Westerberg’s straight-up drunk wisdom-to construct an album of beauty, optimism and heartbreak”.

We thank the Trustees of the Falmouth Public Library for sponsoring this concert.

Jazz Guitarist Abe Ovadia, live on the lawn!

We are excited to welcome Abe Ovadia for a live, outdoor performance on the lawn on Tuesday afternoon, August 1st, from 1-2 (he will play inside in case of rain).  Bring your chair or blanket!

Abe has been hailed by Musicvox Guitars as a “jazz virtuoso” and “one of the most innovative guitarists of our time.” His reputation as one of New York City’s premier jazz guitarists has been cemented by Times Square NYC, who lauds him as a reliable purveyor of world-class jazz. Click here for his website, to learn more about Abe and watch concert videos!

Abe holds a bachelor’s degree from Berklee College of Music and a master’s degree from New York University’s prestigious jazz performance program. His dedication to honing his craft and pursuing excellence in his musical pursuits has earned him numerous accolades, including the prestigious title of Best Guitarist of 2016, as awarded by Hot House Jazz Magazine.

We thank the Board of Library Trustees for sponsoring this concert!

George Gritzbach Band – Concert on the Lawn

We are excited to welcome Falmouth’s longtime favorite roots and blues legend, George Gritzbach and his band for a live, outdoor performance on the lawn on Tuesday evening, July 25th, from 6-8, (canceled for rain). Bring your chair or blanket!

George is known for his innovative original songs. The Boston Globe called him a “sizzling hot, no-holds barred electric bluesman” and “one of the finest guitar players in America.” 

The band now includes a seasoned rhythm section including Scott Lariviere on bass and backing vocals, Johnny Menezes on keyboards and Christian McCarthy on drums, percussion and backing vocals, and is rounded out by Peter Murray on the sax! They have opened for such musical greats at B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray, Dr. John, John Lee Hooker, and played in a variety venues: nightclubs, performing arts centers, festivals, and more. They continue to be in demand as a high-energy R&B dance band strongly rooted in blues, funk and New Orleans styles.

We thank the Board of Library Trustees for sponsoring this concert!

The Power of the Protest Song

The Power of the Protest Song

 We are excited to welcome Pamela Means on Wednesday, May 10th at 6:00 pm, for a concert at the Falmouth Public Library! You can register by clicking here, or contact us at 508-457-2555 x 7 or

 Equal parts performance and mini-presentation, this family-friendly concert will explore the origin stories and lineages of protest songs, how their meanings and effects continue to transform through time and space, and how they continue to inspire movements and cultural shifts within the realms of racial and social justice. Pamela will perform an assortment of original songs and select, recognizable covers to show how grounding, unifying, and mobilizing protest songs can be, and share her own journey as a biracial, queer, feminist, political songwriter. 

Pamela Means is an Easthampton MA-based artist whose unique guitar style and punchy provocative songs have won her acclaim. Her razor wit, “stark, defiant songs” (New York Times), timing, engaging presence, elegant poetry, and irresistible charm have set the status quo and the stage afire.

Pamela relocated to Boston in earlier years, busked in the city subway and Harvard Square, founded her own record label and began touring. She has performed on three continents, gaining fans and rave reviews, breaking albums sales records at national festivals. She has shared stages with Pete Seeger, Neil Young, Joan Baez, Holly Near and the Violent Femmes. She has received several nominations and music awards in multiple categories. Learn more about her, and listen to her music, at!

This program is free, supported in part by a grant from Falmouth Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. 

Violin Concert with Joshua Peckins!

We are thrilled to welcome award-winning concert violinist Joshua Peckins back for a concert on Saturday, November 5th from 3-4 pm, at the Falmouth Library! His last appearance here was widely attended and loved. Joshua will present a series of recitals, Bach’s Sonata Number 1 in G Minor, Toshio Hosokawa’s Extasas, Jessie Montgomery’s Rhapsody Number 2 and Paganini’s Caprice Number 24. This concert is part of the project “Music Speaks.” The performance will include commentary about the composers and music.
Registration is required, as space is limited-please register by clicking here, or call us at 508-457-2555 x 7. Please register each person separately!

Joshua has been among the most active recitalists in New England, performing solo concerts of “particular brilliance” (Worcester Telegram) and with “a gift for capturing audiences’ attention” (Backyard News). He has presented solo recitals nationally and internationally in over 30 venues, including the renowned Figaro Hall of Palace Pálffy (where Mozart himself presented his “The Marriage of Figaro”), Crystal Hall in Japan, the Haydn and Mendelssohn Halls in Austria, as well on the Artist Series of the Bled Festival in Slovenia, the Salzburg Festival at the Mozarteum, the Orford Festival in Canada, and the Cervo Festival in Italy.

An avid chamber musician, Peckins has appeared with the renowned New England Bach Festival at Marlboro, Grammy-nominated A Far Cry (also as section leader), Camerata New England, Music at Eden’s Edge (where he also received the Emerging Artist Award), and Manchester Summer Chamber Music (also as concerto soloist).  He has performed chamber music on nationally syndicated TV/radio on three continents He is most active today as a recitalist.

This is a free event. Registration is required, as space is limited. You can register by clicking here, or call us at 508-457-2555 x 7.  We thank the Trustees of the Falmouth Public Library for sponsoring this concert!

Live Music on the Lawn with the Squeezebox Stompers Duo!

We are excited to welcome Ralph Tufo and Larry Plitt from Boston area Squeezebox Stompers for a live, outdoor performance on the lawn on Tuesday evening, August 2nd, from 6-7:30, weather permitting (rain date is the following Tuesday, August 9th). Bring your chair or blanket! They will play Americana Roots Music- Cajun, Zydeco, New Orleans Blues, and Originals.

The Squeezebox Stompers are an Americana Roots band. They’ve performed all over New England for the past 15 years. Members of the band have received Boston Music Awards and Songwriting Awards. They are noted for their step-lively up-beat music inspiring audiences to get up and dance.

Ralph plays the accordion, piano, Anglo concertina and Cajun accordion. He was a founding member of the Boogaloo Swamis ,who were 4 time Boston Music Award winners. The Swamis were largely responsible for the introduction of Cajun, Zydeco, and New Orleans music to New England.  In addition to performing for over 30 years, Ralph has been a prolific songwriter, with over 50 songs to his credit.

Larry is the proud winner of the 2007 Boston Folk Festival Singer/ Songwriter contest. His playing is rooted in the Piedmont and Delta blues styles and peppered with Cajun, Zydeco, Celtic and classical influences. He loves singing the blues!

Over the past year, the band has recorded 12 videos (ten original songs) which can be seen on their Facebook page.

We thank the Trustees of the Falmouth Public Library for sponsoring this concert!