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:


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

Useful Gadgets for Seniors, Neighborhood Falmouth

Neighborhood Falmouth and the Falmouth Public Library are jointly offering this program on Wednesday, February 28th from 1:30-3:30 pm!  Zack Gaumond, Store Manager at Eastman’s Hardware will demonstrate many useful gadgets that make life easier for seniors.  Mr. Gaumond presented a similar program for Neighborhood Falmouth several years ago, that was received with great enthusiasm.  Thom Reilly, Customer Support Specialist at West Gate Home Medical Equipment is sending examples of several other useful gadgets for seniors. 

If you are planning to attend this event, please register by clicking here, as space is limited. 

Changes to Kanopy

Important changes are coming to Kanopy starting November 1st.

What will be changing?

Instead of play credits, Kanopy users will now be issued “tickets” every month.  Kanopy titles will be labeled with the number of tickets needed to watch them, and how long you have to view to the title.  Episodic content (i.e. TV Shows and Great Courses) will now be bingeable so you can watch an entire season or course using tickets based on the running time.  Check out the table below that breaks down the ticket requirements and viewing periods for Kanopy titles.

Running Time Ticket Requirement Viewing Period
2 Hours or Less 2 3 Days
2 to 4 Hours 3 3 Days
4 to 6 Hours 4 7 Days
6 – 10 Hours 5 14 Days
10+ Hours 5 21 Days

How many tickets will I get?

As a Falmouth Public Library patron, you will be getting 15 tickets a month to watch Kanopy content.  Kanopy Kids will remain unlimited views, as Kanopy Kids content will be ticket-free to watch.

When will these changes be taking place?

Kanopy will switch to the new ticketing system on November 1st.  When using Kanopy for the first time in November, either through its app or the website, a pop up will appear to walk you through the new ticketing system.

Have any questions? 

Contact the library at 508-457-2555 x7, email or stop by the reference desk during library hours.  

New Version of CLAMS Catalog Coming Soon!

CLAMS announced recently that all consortium libraries will be switching over to the new Aspen Discovery catalog, which will debut for the public on February 27. At the Falmouth Public Library staff have been preparing for the transition and training on the new software, and we’re very excited about the new features that Aspen will bring!

  • One search will retrieve the book you’re looking for in all possible formats – print, large print, audiobook, ebook, or e-audiobook.
  • We’ll have a customized catalog that shows the things we own in Falmouth first, before things that are at another CLAMS library.
  • If something you want is currently checked out, the system will suggest similar titles that are available now.
  • You can create your own lists of things to read later, or browse librarian-created lists of books organized by theme, genre, and more (think: ‘suggested children’s books for Black History Month’ or ‘popular contemporary romances for Valentine’s Day’).

What won’t change?

  • What you currently have checked out, including ebook and e-audiobook titles in Libby.
  • Your library card number and account information (you will need to re-set your PIN the first time you use the new catalog.)
  • Your Reading History, if you use it, will transfer over but it will not be available on the first day the new catalog launches.
  • Access to the CLAMS mobile app.
  • Access to all library online resources like Kanopy, hoopla, and Consumer Reports (some resources may need you to log in again after the transition happens; Libby will need you to update your password to match your new library PIN).

What’s the Timeline?

  • We’ve already temporarily paused new requests for ComCat and ILL items; new requests will be accepted February 27.
  • The big data transfer occurs the weekend of February 25-26, so the libraries will be closed those days. The old catalog will still be visible to search, but you won’t be able to place any new requests, and you won’t be able to renew things.
  • Everything will be shiny and new on February 27! And we’ll be at the library to show you the new system.

Want to know more? CLAMS has an even more detailed list of FAQs plus links to the Aspen Discovery Quick Start Guide and video tutorials.



Lethal Tides with Catherine Musemeche

Join us on Wednesday, November 9th at 6:30pm in the Hermann meeting room as we welcome author Catherine Musemeche.  She will be speaking about her latest book Lethal Tides: Mary Sears and the Marine Scientists Who Helped Win World War II.  To register for this author talk and book signing, click here

“Weaving together science, biography, and military history, Lethal Tides is a powerful, revelatory history essential to our understanding of oceanography and naval strategy, and – more importantly – chronicles the gripping story of an unsung woman who was pivotal to the U.S.’s success against Japan in WWII.”  

Catherine Musemeche is a graduate of the University of Texas McGovern Medical School in Houston, Texas and the University of Texas School of Law.  She has been a pediatric surgeon for more than three decades.  Catherine’s first book, Small, was longlisted for the E.O. Wilson/Pen American Literary Science Award and was awarded the Texas Writer’s League Discovery Prize for Nonfiction in 2015.  Her second book, Hurt, was named one of the top ten EMS books of the decade.  She has also contributed to Smithsonian Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, New York Times’ “Motherlode” blog,, Creative Nonfiction magazine and EMS World.

This event is free to the public and copies of her book will be available from Eight Cousins for purchase at the event.

Webb Space Telescope Community Events

The Falmouth Public Library will be hosting two Webb Telescope Community Events for NASA’s release of the James Webb Space Telescope’s (JSWT) first full-color images!  
Stop by on Tuesday, July 12th between 10:30am-1:30pm  for an open house with NASA Solar System Ambassador Marie Zahn in the YA room.  Everyone is welcome to join us for some fun activities as we view the first JWST images together!  Marie will also help answer your space questions and will talk about the Webb Telescope. 
Then join us on Saturday, July 16th from 3:30pm-4:30pm in the Hermann meeting room as we stream an online expert panel of Webb scientists!  They will answer audience questions and examine and explain the first images from JWST.
“The James Webb Space Telescope is the world’s premier space science observatory. Webb will solve mysteries in our solar system, look beyond to distant worlds around other stars, and probe the mysterious structures and origins of our universe and our place in it. Webb is an international program led by NASA with its partners, ESA (European Space Agency) and the Canadian Space Agency.” – NASA

Kanopy: Access Free Films and TV Shows


With your Falmouth Public Library card, you can now access over 30,000 films and TV shows, including critically acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award winning foreign films, kids content, and more for free using Kanopy!

With the Kanopy app, you can stream their content on your favorite devices including desktops, iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, Chromecast, Roku, Fire TV and Fire tablet.

To start streaming today, go to Kanopy, click on “Add Library Card” and follow the prompts to enter in your Falmouth Public Library card information. 

To view all Falmouth Public Library online resources, click here.




Learn Libby From The Experts!

The Falmouth Public Library is hosting a free, online Libby webinar by the experts at OverDrive on Wednesday, May 11th at 10am!  With the Libby app, you can access the entire CLAMS digital library collection to read and listen to eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines all for free with your library card!

Register today to learn how to sign into Libby, navigate around, browse and search for titles, borrow titles and place holds, manage notifications, and much much more!

Can’t make this webinar but are interested in learning more about Libby?  Register and a recording of the webinar will be sent to you for you to watch whenever it is best for you!

To register, just click this link:

Science and History of Shipwrecks


Check out the video below of Marie Zahn’s talk from Please Tuesday, January 25th from 7pm-8pm as she discussed the Science and History of Shipwrecks: Archaeology and Conservation and answered audience questions!

The journey of an artifact from the past into the present.  When it comes to shipwrecks, archaeologists have a potential time capsule of the past.  It’s a safe assumption to claim that most shipwrecks happen unintentionally – all of the objects on board, from the parts of the ships themselves to the cargo and personal items of the crew, sink together.  What you have is a single slice of history preserved in one place.  A small moment in time captured unexpectedly.  This discussion into the world of underwater archaeology focusses on the challenges of artifact conservation and the effects of different underwater environments on ships and their artifacts.  See how material objects deteriorate and decay over time by looking at shipwrecks from diverse time periods throughout history as well as spanning the globe in terms of construction and final resting places – from ancient Greece to pirate treasure!

Marie Zahn, a Cape Cod native, is the Director of the Brooks Academy Museum and A. Elmer Crowell Decoy Barn Museum for the Harwich Historical Society, as well as serving as the Administrator for the Historical Society of Old Yarmouth. Prior to this, she spent several years working on an early 18th century shipwreck as an archaeologist, conservator, and science education coordinator.  When she’s not talking about history, Marie volunteers as a Solar System Ambassador for NASA, acting as a liaison between the space agency and the public, spreading awareness of current and upcoming NASA missions and sharing news about ongoing work in the space sciences and space exploration.  Marie’s work in science and archaeology has given her a unique perspective and appreciation for history. She believes that history is a continuous narrative, and that it is of the utmost importance to make connections between the past and where we are today. Marie aims to make science open, inclusive, and accessible to anyone that’s curious about the past, present, and future.

Cape Cod and New England Shipwreck Reading List:

Shipwrecks of Cape Cod: Stories of Tragedy and Triumph by Don Wilding

Dangerous Shallows: In Search of the Ghost Ships of Cape Cod by Eric Takakjian and Randall Peffer

The Wreck of the Portland: A Doomed Ship, a Violent Storm, and New England’s Worst Maritime Disaster by J. North Conway

The Palatine Wreck: The Legend of the New England Ghost Ship by Jill Farinelli

The Sol e Mar tragedy off Martha’s Vineyard by Captain W. Russell Webster (U.S. Coast Guard, Ret.) and Elizabeth B. Webster

Disaster off Martha’s Vineyard: The Sinking of the City of Columbus by Thomas Dresser

The Anthology of Cape Cod Shipwrecks by Donald L. Ferris

Storms and Shipwrecks of New England by Edward Rowe Snow; updated by Jeremy D’Entremon

The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea by Sebastian Junger

Expedition Whydah: The Story of the World’s First Excavation of a Pirate Treasure Ship and the Man Who Found Her by Barry Clifford with Paul Berry

Exploring the Waters of Cape Cod: Shipwrecks & Dive Sites: The Complete Guide to Scuba Diving & Shipwreck Locations around Cape Cod & the Islands by Donald L. Ferris

The Pirate Prince: Discovering the Priceless Treasures of the Sunken Ship Whydah: An Adventure by Barry Clifford with Peter Turchi

Cape Cod Maritime Disasters: A Collection of Photographs of Maritime Accidents Around Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard by William P. Quinn

Treasure Wreck: The Fortunes and Fate of the Pirate Ship Whydah by Arthur T. Vanderbilt II

Shipwrecks around New England: A Chronology of Marine Accidents and Disasters from Grand Manan to Sandy Hook by by William P. Quinn

Shipwrecks on Cape Cod: The Story of a Few of the Many Hundred Shipwrecks Which Have Occurred on Cape Cod by Isaac M. Small

Great Storms and Famous Shipwrecks of the New England Coast by Edward Rowe Snow