Monthly Author Talk Series Debuting in 2024

Thanks to the Library Support Fund, the Falmouth Public Library has a new series of virtual author talks including bestselling authors coming in 2024. Each month will have at least three live virtual events that you can attend remotely from the comfort of your home – and if you have a time conflict, they are recorded for later to be watched at your leisure.

In January, we’ll be hosting:

Embrace Love in the New Year: A Heartfelt Conversation with Rebecca Serle on Wednesday, January 10th at 8:00 PM EST (Learn more and Register)


Your Retirement: Dream or Disaster? How to Avoid the Hidden Traps in Retirement Planning Advice with Rajiv Nagaich on Tuesday, January 23rd at 2:00 PM EST (Learn more and Register)

The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine: An Author Talk with Dr. Robert Lustig on Tuesday, January 30th at 2:00 PM EST (Learn more and Register)

You can peek ahead to future months (don’t miss Nina Totenburg coming in March!) and library users also have access to earlier recorded author talks (like Joy Harjo, John Irving, and Rick Steeves to watch any time.

Zoom Programs Online in December

In December we have two online-only programs happening on Zoom for you to choose from!

Baking Demo and Discussion with Chef Erin Jeanne McDowell
Tuesday December 5 from 7-8pm, online from your home via Zoom

Who doesn’t like a bit of holiday baking? We are so pleased to welcome Chef and Cookbook Author Erin Jeanne McDowell to our virtual stage! Erin will demonstrate how to make one of her favorite recipes and then will have some time to chat with attendees about all of our “burning” questions :). 

Erin Jeanne McDowell‘s first book, The Fearless Baker (2017) was named one of the Best Baking Books of the year by the New York Times. Her second, The Book on Pie, (2020) is a New York Times Bestseller. Her latest, Savory Baking (2022) is about baking beyond sweets – for breakfast, dinner, and everything in between! She hosts the award-winning series Bake it Up a Notch on Food52, where she shares deep-dives into baking methods and troubleshoots common mistakes.

This Zoom program is hosted by the Ashland Public Library, and we at Falmouth are happy to have been invited to partner with them. Please register to get a link to attend the program.

Holiday Romance Book Recommendations with Booklist Reviewer, John Charles
Monday December 11th, 7-8pm, online from your home via Zoom

With the holidays right around the corner, take a minute (or an hour) to relax and find some good holiday romance reads! John Charles will give us his “best of” list of 2023 that will have your TBR pile tipping over and your holidays spent cozying up to a good book (bring your own hot toddy!). No need to bring papyrus and quill, we’ll send out a list after the session.

After working in public libraries for thirty years, John Charles retired and then immediately went to work for the Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale’s independent bookstore. In addition to reviewing for Booklist and Library Journal, John is the co-author of Romance Today: An A to Z Guide to Contemporary American Romance Writers, The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Mystery, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Ultimate Reading List.

This Zoom program is hosted by the Ashland Public Library, and we at Falmouth are happy to have been invited to partner with them. Please register to get a link to attend this Zoom program.

Kanopy Movie Club

A Book Club But For Movies!

The Falmouth Public Library has a new movie club!  It’s like a book club but for movies!  Watch the selected movie from the comfort of your own home prior to the movie discussion meeting using Kanopy which is free with your Falmouth Public Library card.  Then join us in-person at the library for an in-depth discussion of the movie.

The Kanopy Movie club meets on the last Thursday of the month from 3pm-4pm in the Bay meeting room.  This winter we will be discussing Award-Winning and Film Festival Nominees.  To register to attend a movie discussion, click on the registration links below or call Adult Services at 508-457-2555 ext. 7.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016/PG-13/1h 41m) …… Register Here

Our first movie discussion meeting will be on Thursday, January 26 at 3pm in the Bay meeting room where we will discuss Hunt for the Wilderpeople directed by Taike Waititi. Watch this movie prior to our meeting on Kanopy by clicking this link:

Hunt for the Wilderpeople had 25 award nominations with 22 wins including 2016 Best Narrative Feature at the San Francisco Film Festival, 2016 Audience Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival/Independent Film Festival of Boston and 2017 Best Film at the New Zealand Film and TV Awards.

Movie synopsis: “Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky (Julian Dennison) gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella (Rima Te Wiata), the cantankerous Uncle Hec (Sam Neil), and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws are forced to put aside their differences and work together to face their options.”

The Farewell (2019/PG/1h 40m) …… Register Here

In February we will be discussing the movie The Farewell directed by Lulu Wang on Thursday, February 23rd at 3pm in the Bay meeting room.  Watch this movie prior to our meeting on Kanopy by clicking this link:

The Farewell had 105 award nominations with 35 wins including 2020 Golden Globe Winner for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, 2020 Best Independent Film from Hollywood Critics Association and 2019 Audience Favorite at the Sundance Film Festival (London).

Movie synopsis: “Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai (Shuzhen Zhao), has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself. To assure her happiness, they gather under the joyful guise of an expedited wedding, uniting family members scattered among new homes abroad. As Billi navigates a minefield of family expectations and proprieties, she finds there’s a lot to celebrate.”

Columbus (2017/NR/1h 40m) …… Register Here

Then in March we will discuss the movie Columbus directed by Kogonada on Thursday, March 30th at 3pm in the Bay meeting room. Watch this movie prior to our meeting on Kanopy by clicking this link:

Columbus had 33 nominations with 12 wins including 2017 Narrative Feature at the Independent Film Festival of Boston, 2017 Special Jury Award at the Pacific Meridian International Film Festival of Asia Pacific Countries and 2017 Best Cinematography in a Feature Film at the Rahway International Film Festival.

Movie synopsis: “When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin (John Cho) finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana; a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many modernist buildings. Jin strikes up a friendship with Casey (Haley Lu Richardson), an architecture enthusiast who works at the local library. Burdened by the future, they explore both the town and their conflicted emotions and find respite in one another and the architecture that surrounds them.”

ACORN TV Ends on May 14th

AcornTV will no longer be available as a streaming service through the library. Unfortunately, RBdigital, the current carrier of AcornTV, was unable to negotiate a new service agreement with AcornTV. If you have a 7-day token/pass that might still have time after May 14th, we have been advised that RBdigital will continue to honor the time remaining. If you have any questions please email us at or call us at 508-457-2555.