Monday April 23, 2018
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9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Nursery Rhyme Time

Mondays at 9:45am with Miss Laura (4/2/18-5/21/18). Songs, fingerplays, and stories in this lapsit program. For children birth - 2 years. Drop in!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  (508) 457-2555, x. 5  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Mondays at 9:45am with Miss Laura (4/2/18-5/21/18). Songs, fingerplays, and stories in this lapsit program. For children birth - 2 years. Drop in!

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  (508) 457.2555, x. 5
  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Storytime with Miss Laura

Mondays (4/2/18 - 5/21/18) at 9:45 am with Miss Laura. Stories, songs, and a craft, as well as early literacy tips for parents and caregivers. For children ages 2-5, drop in! 

 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  508-457-2555 x 5  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Mondays (4/2/18 - 5/21/18) at 9:45 am with Miss Laura. Stories, songs, and a craft, as well as early literacy tips for parents and caregivers. For children ages 2-5, drop in! 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  508.457.2555 x 5
  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Next Chapter Book Club

"The Next Chapter Book Club [an international organization] is committed to providing weekly opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to read, learn and make friends in a relaxed, community setting.  (...) Anyone can participate, whatever their reading or ability level."  Space is limited to 8 members.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Reference Dept.  508-457-2555 x 6  info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: YA ROOM

"The Next Chapter Book Club [an international organization] is committed to providing weekly opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to read, learn and make friends in a relaxed, community setting.  (...) Anyone can participate, whatever their reading or ability level."  Space is limited to 8 members.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Reference Dept.
  508.457.2555 x 6
  info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: YA ROOM

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
SWIFT

Planning Meetings

CONTACT:  Penny Dube   508-540-9170  
LOCATION: Trustees Room

Planning Meetings

CONTACT:
  Penny Dube 
  508.540.9170
  

LOCATION: Trustees Room

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Science Fiction Book Club

DIscussing Sing the Light by Louise Marley. 

CONTACT:  Karen von Haam  508-477-3248  kvh1900@yahoo.com
LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room

DIscussing Sing the Light by Louise Marley. 

CONTACT:
  Karen von Haam
  508.477.3248
  kvh1900@yahoo.com

LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room

Tuesday April 24, 2018
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9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Nursery Rhyme Time

Tuesdays at 9:15am with Miss Donna (ongoing). Songs, fingerplays, and stories in this lapsit program. For children birth - 3 years. Drop in!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  (508) 457-2555, x. 5  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: East Falmouth Branch

Tuesdays at 9:15am with Miss Donna (ongoing). Songs, fingerplays, and stories in this lapsit program. For children birth - 3 years. Drop in!

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  (508) 457.2555, x. 5
  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: East Falmouth Branch

 
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1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Healthy Living Cape Cod

My Life, My Health Workshop - Health Education

Do you live with a chronic health condition such as diabetes, heat disease, etc? If so, we've got helpful tools to share with you to break the symptom cycle. Join us for lively and informative conversation and learn ways to feel better and achieve your health goals. The workshop meets weekly 6 weeks from 9:30am  - 12pm. For more information and to register for this valuable workshop, please call Gina Battles at 508-957-7620 or email us at healthlivingcapecod@gmail.com. Thanks to the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund, there is no fee for the workshop and all participants receive the reference book, "Living a HealthyLife with Chronic Conditions". 

CONTACT:  Gina Battles  781-927-5107  
LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room

My Life, My Health Workshop - Health Education

Do you live with a chronic health condition such as diabetes, heat disease, etc? If so, we've got helpful tools to share with you to break the symptom cycle. Join us for lively and informative conversation and learn ways to feel better and achieve your health goals. The workshop meets weekly 6 weeks from 9:30am  - 12pm. For more information and to register for this valuable workshop, please call Gina Battles at 508-957-7620 or email us at healthlivingcapecod@gmail.com. Thanks to the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund, there is no fee for the workshop and all participants receive the reference book, "Living a HealthyLife with Chronic Conditions". 

CONTACT:
  Gina Battles
  781.927.5107
  

LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Joy of Learning: Icebergs & Their Drift Into the North Atlantic Ocean

This talk will discuss the size and shape of icebergs; their origins, with emphasis on the West Greenland Icebergs which drift into the Atlantic shipping lanes.

It will show the iceberg producing glaciers of West Greenland; the paths the bergs take into the Atlantic Ocean; how many, where they drift and how far. It includes the International Iceberg Patrol of the U.S. Coast Guard; starting with the loss of the Titantic; how the patrol searches for bergs and predicts their drift using oceanongraphy, and reports their positions by radio and tv. Attempts to destroy bergs are shown. 

Session #2 of 2 sessions. 

SPEAKER: Robertson Dinsmore retired from Coast Guard 1971. Director of Operations and occasional captain of the research ships Atlantis II and Oceanus - retired again in 2001. Consultant to the National Science Foundation. He is the Director of the U.S. Lighthouse Museum. 

Registration Required 

The Joy of Learning, a series of academic classes covering a wide range of subjects, is provided by the Friends of the Falmouth Public Library.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Woodward  508-457-2555 x2962  
LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

This talk will discuss the size and shape of icebergs; their origins, with emphasis on the West Greenland Icebergs which drift into the Atlantic shipping lanes.

It will show the iceberg producing glaciers of West Greenland; the paths the bergs take into the Atlantic Ocean; how many, where they drift and how far. It includes the International Iceberg Patrol of the U.S. Coast Guard; starting with the loss of the Titantic; how the patrol searches for bergs and predicts their drift using oceanongraphy, and reports their positions by radio and tv. Attempts to destroy bergs are shown. 

Session #2 of 2 sessions. 

SPEAKER: Robertson Dinsmore retired from Coast Guard 1971. Director of Operations and occasional captain of the research ships Atlantis II and Oceanus - retired again in 2001. Consultant to the National Science Foundation. He is the Director of the U.S. Lighthouse Museum. 

Registration Required 

The Joy of Learning, a series of academic classes covering a wide range of subjects, is provided by the Friends of the Falmouth Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Jennifer Woodward
  508.457.2555 x2962
  

LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Research Your Family History with the Falmouth Genealogical Society

Volunteers from the Falmouth Genealogical Society will be available to help get you started with researching your family history. Drop by anytime between 2-4 pm.

Discover the great resources the library has to offer and learn from local genealogy experts during our weekly help sessions.

The Lemcke Reference Room is located on the main level of the Main Library.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  508-457-2555  info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Lemcke Reference Room

Volunteers from the Falmouth Genealogical Society will be available to help get you started with researching your family history. Drop by anytime between 2-4 pm.

Discover the great resources the library has to offer and learn from local genealogy experts during our weekly help sessions.

The Lemcke Reference Room is located on the main level of the Main Library.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  508.457.2555
  info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Lemcke Reference Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Afterschool LEGO Club

For all ages! Please leave your own LEGOS at home. Drop in!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  (508)457-2555, x.5  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

For all ages! Please leave your own LEGOS at home. Drop in!

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  (508)457.2555, x.5
  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Board of Trustees Meeting

Board of Trustees Meeting Bylaws Review

CONTACT:  Linda Collins    
LOCATION: Trustees Room

Board of Trustees Meeting Bylaws Review

CONTACT:
  Linda Collins
  
  

LOCATION: Trustees Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Senior Center Building Committee

Public Forum on the new Senior Center, all are welcome 

CONTACT:  Peter Johnson-Staub    
LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Public Forum on the new Senior Center, all are welcome 

CONTACT:
  Peter Johnson-Staub
  
  

LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Falmouth Track Club

monthly meeting

CONTACT:  Matt Auger  508-540-6959  
LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room

monthly meeting

CONTACT:
  Matt Auger
  508.540.6959
  

LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Great Decisions Discussion Group

Citizens meeting for discussion of foreign affairs topics, all are welcome. The Great Decisions 2018 Briefing Book is required and available at the Foreign Policy Association website.

CONTACT:  Kate Eldred  301-928-8067  
LOCATION: Trustees Room

Citizens meeting for discussion of foreign affairs topics, all are welcome. The Great Decisions 2018 Briefing Book is required and available at the Foreign Policy Association website.

CONTACT:
  Kate Eldred
  301.928.8067
  

LOCATION: Trustees Room

Wednesday April 25, 2018
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
The Point

Mindy Todd and Jill Erickson (Head of Reference & Adult Services) on WCAI with their book suggestions!  Author Peter Abrahams (AKA Spencer Quinn) joins us to talk about books having to do with dreams and dreaming. You can call in with your book suggestions at 866-999-4626 or e-mail thepoint@capeandislands.org. Repeated at 7:00 PM or listen online at www.capeandislands.org.

LOCATION: WCAI

Mindy Todd and Jill Erickson (Head of Reference & Adult Services) on WCAI with their book suggestions!  Author Peter Abrahams (AKA Spencer Quinn) joins us to talk about books having to do with dreams and dreaming. You can call in with your book suggestions at 866-999-4626 or e-mail thepoint@capeandislands.org. Repeated at 7:00 PM or listen online at www.capeandislands.org.

LOCATION: WCAI

 
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10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Joy of Learning: Exotic Campaigns the Struggle for the Kaiser's African Colonies in WW I

For a number of reasons, the conquest of Germany's African colonies - Togoland, Kamerun, German South West Africa and German East Africa- was a vital componenet of the Allies' grand strategy. This course will cover the fighting in these little-known and largely ignored theaters of the First World War, with opposing forces covering vast distances and operating in often often appalling conditions. It will also introduce some colorful leaders, Germany's only undefeated WWI general, the longest naval engagement in history , and the amazing flight of the Zeppelin L59

Session #3 of 3 sessions. 

SPEAKER: Michael McNaught earned B.A. and M.A degrees in history at Oxford University where he specialized in Military History and the Theory of War. An independent school teacher and administrator for 44 years, he has lectured extensively at Falmouth Academy, the Falmouth Historical Society and the Joy of Learning program since moving permanently in 2004. 

Registration Required 

The Joy of Learning, a series of academic classes covering a wide range of subjects, is provided by the Friends of the Falmouth Public Library.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Woodward  508-457-2555 x2962  
LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

For a number of reasons, the conquest of Germany's African colonies - Togoland, Kamerun, German South West Africa and German East Africa- was a vital componenet of the Allies' grand strategy. This course will cover the fighting in these little-known and largely ignored theaters of the First World War, with opposing forces covering vast distances and operating in often often appalling conditions. It will also introduce some colorful leaders, Germany's only undefeated WWI general, the longest naval engagement in history , and the amazing flight of the Zeppelin L59

Session #3 of 3 sessions. 

SPEAKER: Michael McNaught earned B.A. and M.A degrees in history at Oxford University where he specialized in Military History and the Theory of War. An independent school teacher and administrator for 44 years, he has lectured extensively at Falmouth Academy, the Falmouth Historical Society and the Joy of Learning program since moving permanently in 2004. 

Registration Required 

The Joy of Learning, a series of academic classes covering a wide range of subjects, is provided by the Friends of the Falmouth Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Jennifer Woodward
  508.457.2555 x2962
  

LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Storytime

Wednesdays at 10:30am with Miss Laura (4/4/18 - 5/23/18). Stories, songs, and a craft for children ages 2 - 5 years. Drop in!

CONTACT:  North Falmouth Library  (508) 563-2922  
LOCATION: North Falmouth

Wednesdays at 10:30am with Miss Laura (4/4/18 - 5/23/18). Stories, songs, and a craft for children ages 2 - 5 years. Drop in!

CONTACT:
  North Falmouth Library
  (508) 563.2922
  

LOCATION: North Falmouth

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Ask a Law Librarian: Renting an Apartment

**Rescheduled from Wednesday, March 14**

Join us for a free information session with Suzanne, a law librarian from the Barnstable Law Library. Signing a rental lease can be scary and confusing. What exactly are you responsible for? What are your rights as a tenant? Learn about the Massachusetts laws surrounding tenants and how you can find information online regarding private housing laws, regulations, cases, and web sources on landlord and tenant laws. A question and answer session will follow. 

The Barnstable Law Library is open to everyone and is located in Barnstable, MA. It offers help with legal research, provides books and materials for borrowing, and allows access to online databases for no charge, including Westlaw and Lexis.

Read more about this event on our blog

CONTACT:  Reference Department  508-457-2555  info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

**Rescheduled from Wednesday, March 14**

Join us for a free information session with Suzanne, a law librarian from the Barnstable Law Library. Signing a rental lease can be scary and confusing. What exactly are you responsible for? What are your rights as a tenant? Learn about the Massachusetts laws surrounding tenants and how you can find information online regarding private housing laws, regulations, cases, and web sources on landlord and tenant laws. A question and answer session will follow. 

The Barnstable Law Library is open to everyone and is located in Barnstable, MA. It offers help with legal research, provides books and materials for borrowing, and allows access to online databases for no charge, including Westlaw and Lexis.

Read more about this event on our blog

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  508.457.2555
  info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Upper Cape Ladies Meetup Book Club
CONTACT:  Carolyn Wurm   508-801-3559  
LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Carolyn Wurm 
  508.801.3559
  

LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Ask a Law Librarian: Landlord 101

Join us for a free information session with Suzanne, a law librarian from the Barnstable Law Library. Whether you're a new landlord or not, learn about the rights and responsibilities you have as a landlord in the state of Massachusetts and where you can find online resources pertaining to landlord private housing laws and regulations. A question and answer session will follow. 

The Barnstable Law Library is open to everyone and is located in Barnstable, MA. It offers helps with legal research, provides books and materials for borrowing, and allows access to online databases for no charge, including Westlaw and Lexis. 

Read more about this event on our blog

 

CONTACT:  Reference Department  508-457-2555  info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Join us for a free information session with Suzanne, a law librarian from the Barnstable Law Library. Whether you're a new landlord or not, learn about the rights and responsibilities you have as a landlord in the state of Massachusetts and where you can find online resources pertaining to landlord private housing laws and regulations. A question and answer session will follow. 

The Barnstable Law Library is open to everyone and is located in Barnstable, MA. It offers helps with legal research, provides books and materials for borrowing, and allows access to online databases for no charge, including Westlaw and Lexis. 

Read more about this event on our blog

 

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  508.457.2555
  info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Thursday April 26, 2018
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9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
LapBabies Playgroup

Thusdays at 9:45am (4/5/18 - 6/14/18) for children birth to 15 months. Drop in!

Sponsored by the Coalition for Children.

CONTACT:  Coalition for Children  (508)548-0151, x.172  http://www.thecoalitionforchildren.org/
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Thusdays at 9:45am (4/5/18 - 6/14/18) for children birth to 15 months. Drop in!

Sponsored by the Coalition for Children.

CONTACT:
  Coalition for Children
  (508)548.0151, x.172
  http://www.thecoalitionforchildren.org/

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Department Heads

Department Heads Meeting

LOCATION: Trustees Room

Department Heads Meeting

LOCATION: Trustees Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Storytime with Miss Donna

Thursdays (4/5/18 - 5/24/18) at 10:30am with Miss Donna. Stories, songs, and a craft, as well as early literacy tips for parents and caregivers. For ages 2-5, drop in! 

 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  508-457-2555 x 5  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Falmouth Public Library

Thursdays (4/5/18 - 5/24/18) at 10:30am with Miss Donna. Stories, songs, and a craft, as well as early literacy tips for parents and caregivers. For ages 2-5, drop in! 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  508.457.2555 x 5
  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Falmouth Public Library

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Joy of Learning: Does the U.S. Still Need a Navy?

An exploration of the role of the Navy in facing today’s security threats.

Session #2 of 3

SPEAKER: Michael T. Corgan PhD. Associatye Professor of International Relations, Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University & Adjunct Faculty, University of Iceland & Associate Faculty, University of Lapland.

Registration Required 

The Joy of Learning, a series of academic classes covering a wide range of subjects, is provided by the Friends of the Falmouth Public Library.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Woodward  508-457-2555 ex: 296  
LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

An exploration of the role of the Navy in facing today’s security threats.

Session #2 of 3

SPEAKER: Michael T. Corgan PhD. Associatye Professor of International Relations, Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University & Adjunct Faculty, University of Iceland & Associate Faculty, University of Lapland.

Registration Required 

The Joy of Learning, a series of academic classes covering a wide range of subjects, is provided by the Friends of the Falmouth Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Jennifer Woodward
  508.457.2555 ex: 296
  

LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Neighborhood Falmouth Gala Committee

Meeting of the Gala Committee of Neighborhood Falmouth

CONTACT:  Susan Loucks  508-564-7543  director@neighborhoodfalmouth.org
LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room

Meeting of the Gala Committee of Neighborhood Falmouth

CONTACT:
  Susan Loucks
  508.564.7543
  director@neighborhoodfalmouth.org

LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
An Afternoon with Meredith Fuller

Join us for a talk, reading, and signing with Meredith Fuller, writer, poet, and debut author of Quarry. Copies of the book will be for sale by the author following the event. 

Request a copy

"After losing her father, a Finnish-Irish girl slowly comes to understand her family and personal history in Fuller’s debut novel. In 1973, 7-year-old Rose Virkkunen is blind—a psychological reaction to her father’s unexplained disappearance. A therapist helps to cure her, but Rose continues her quest to see things more clearly, especially through the art of photography. (Illustrator Anderson (Vector, 2011, etc.)provides Rose’s artworks, which nicely bolster the story.) Rose slowly pieces together information and stories from both the Finnish and Irish sides of her family: “She was interested in history, but not the history her teachers taught. She was interested in the histories of people she knew.” The place that she loves most is Summer Hall (aka Camp Karelia), where Finnish families come for the summer season; there, they stay in cabins, enjoy traditional saunas, and preserve their heritage by telling stories from The Kalevala, Finland’s national epic. As she nears adulthood, Rose struggles with her sexuality and gets drawn into a destructive relationship. Meanwhile, she comes to understand the struggles of an older generation of immigrants, including the hard work that they did in quarries and shipyards. By the novel’s end, she gains fresh insights about her father and herself. Fuller writes lyrically about a seemingly ghost-haunted world, often depicted in Rose’s photographs, which sometimes combine phantomlike images. The book’s opening is full of allusions whose meanings are initially obscure; for example, in an early therapy session, Fuller writes that Rose “felt them collecting in her mouth, the pieces of cedar bark. Her mouth flooded….And the white reindeer flew up, and the white reindeer flew down. Time wobbled and stretched out behind it like a rubber band, until time snapped.” The meanings, however, are effectively revealed bit by bit as part of a mystery that readers investigate alongside Rose. Along the way, every line and image demands and rewards readers’ full attention.  A rich, multilayered, and slowly unfolding literary work." ~ Kirkus Reviews

"A bold, risky, and satisfying debut, with a rich cast of characters and wonderful, evocative writing.  This is a joy to read!"  

                   - Fred Leebron, author of In the Middle of All This

ABOUT MEREDITH FULLER:

"My heart is a migrant.  Perforce I moved to Nebraska.  By happy startled choice I live where the kindness of strangers is usually genuine, and niceness is like a nervous tic, or a dessert you don’t really have room for, but it would be rude to say no.  I left the ocean and a big city for a home in Omaha, my lunge line tethered to a big sky.  Rolling prairie makes me swoon, the edge of the world cresting, disappearing, and reappearing, and I might just end up driving right into the clouds and getting seriously lost.  I like being a stranger in a strange land.  We are all the other, even if we don’t know it.  In the Mayan language, in la’ketch means I am another yourself.  As a writer, I hope to make you fall in love with strangers, including people you don’t approve of." For more information about Meredith and her writing, please visit her website: http://meredithannfuller.com

CONTACT:  Reference Department  508-457-2555  info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Join us for a talk, reading, and signing with Meredith Fuller, writer, poet, and debut author of Quarry. Copies of the book will be for sale by the author following the event. 

Request a copy

"After losing her father, a Finnish-Irish girl slowly comes to understand her family and personal history in Fuller’s debut novel. In 1973, 7-year-old Rose Virkkunen is blind—a psychological reaction to her father’s unexplained disappearance. A therapist helps to cure her, but Rose continues her quest to see things more clearly, especially through the art of photography. (Illustrator Anderson (Vector, 2011, etc.)provides Rose’s artworks, which nicely bolster the story.) Rose slowly pieces together information and stories from both the Finnish and Irish sides of her family: “She was interested in history, but not the history her teachers taught. She was interested in the histories of people she knew.” The place that she loves most is Summer Hall (aka Camp Karelia), where Finnish families come for the summer season; there, they stay in cabins, enjoy traditional saunas, and preserve their heritage by telling stories from The Kalevala, Finland’s national epic. As she nears adulthood, Rose struggles with her sexuality and gets drawn into a destructive relationship. Meanwhile, she comes to understand the struggles of an older generation of immigrants, including the hard work that they did in quarries and shipyards. By the novel’s end, she gains fresh insights about her father and herself. Fuller writes lyrically about a seemingly ghost-haunted world, often depicted in Rose’s photographs, which sometimes combine phantomlike images. The book’s opening is full of allusions whose meanings are initially obscure; for example, in an early therapy session, Fuller writes that Rose “felt them collecting in her mouth, the pieces of cedar bark. Her mouth flooded….And the white reindeer flew up, and the white reindeer flew down. Time wobbled and stretched out behind it like a rubber band, until time snapped.” The meanings, however, are effectively revealed bit by bit as part of a mystery that readers investigate alongside Rose. Along the way, every line and image demands and rewards readers’ full attention.  A rich, multilayered, and slowly unfolding literary work." ~ Kirkus Reviews

"A bold, risky, and satisfying debut, with a rich cast of characters and wonderful, evocative writing.  This is a joy to read!"  

                   - Fred Leebron, author of In the Middle of All This

ABOUT MEREDITH FULLER:

"My heart is a migrant.  Perforce I moved to Nebraska.  By happy startled choice I live where the kindness of strangers is usually genuine, and niceness is like a nervous tic, or a dessert you don’t really have room for, but it would be rude to say no.  I left the ocean and a big city for a home in Omaha, my lunge line tethered to a big sky.  Rolling prairie makes me swoon, the edge of the world cresting, disappearing, and reappearing, and I might just end up driving right into the clouds and getting seriously lost.  I like being a stranger in a strange land.  We are all the other, even if we don’t know it.  In the Mayan language, in la’ketch means I am another yourself.  As a writer, I hope to make you fall in love with strangers, including people you don’t approve of." For more information about Meredith and her writing, please visit her website: http://meredithannfuller.com

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  508.457.2555
  info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Lightsabers In The Library: A Cosplay Club

Dress as your favorite sci-fi, fantasy, video game,  steampunk characteror bring in your favorite prop or artwork to show and discuss. 

 

Geared towards ages 10-13, but all are welcome!

CONTACT:  East Falmouth Library  508-548-6340  
LOCATION: East Falmouth Branch

Dress as your favorite sci-fi, fantasy, video game,  steampunk characteror bring in your favorite prop or artwork to show and discuss. 

 

Geared towards ages 10-13, but all are welcome!

CONTACT:
  East Falmouth Library
  508.548.6340
  

LOCATION: East Falmouth Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
No Place for Hate Falmouth: Community Anti-Bias Workshop

Join fellow communities members for this anti-bias workshop from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and hosted by No Place for Hate Falmouth and Falmouth Reads Together. Doors open at 5pm. Attendees are invited to bring a brown bag dinner. This workshop is free of charge and sponsored in part by the Woods Hole Foundation. All are welcome!

RSVP: npfhfalmouth@gmail.com

CONTACT:  Pamela Rothstein  508-540-0602  npfhfalmouth@gmail.com
LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Join fellow communities members for this anti-bias workshop from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and hosted by No Place for Hate Falmouth and Falmouth Reads Together. Doors open at 5pm. Attendees are invited to bring a brown bag dinner. This workshop is free of charge and sponsored in part by the Woods Hole Foundation. All are welcome!

RSVP: npfhfalmouth@gmail.com

CONTACT:
  Pamela Rothstein
  508.540.0602
  npfhfalmouth@gmail.com

LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Friday April 27, 2018
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
French Conversation Meet Up
Join a group of French speakers of all levels of proficiency for casual conversation. All are welcome!
CONTACT:  Bob Gould    
LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room
Join a group of French speakers of all levels of proficiency for casual conversation. All are welcome!
CONTACT:
  Bob Gould
  
  

LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room

 
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Tots 'n Tales

Fridays at 10am with Miss Norina (4/6/18 - 6/15/18). Stories, music, and movement for toddlers and their siblings. For children aged 15 months - 3 years. Drop in! Sponsored by the Coalition for Children.

CONTACT:  Coalition for Children  (508) 548-0151 x172  ttoran@falmouth.k12.ma.us
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Fridays at 10am with Miss Norina (4/6/18 - 6/15/18). Stories, music, and movement for toddlers and their siblings. For children aged 15 months - 3 years. Drop in! Sponsored by the Coalition for Children.

CONTACT:
  Coalition for Children
  (508) 548.0151 x172
  ttoran@falmouth.k12.ma.us

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Joy of Learning: Portuguese in Falmouth

Updated and revised from previous offering. 

Session 1: Portugal, the Azores and the First Wave

Session 2: Immigrants and Outcasts, Second Wave

Session 3: Immigration Restriction and Assimilation

Session 4: The Third Wave to the Present

SPEAKER: Lewis A. White worked at M.I.T.'s Synchronic Lab and NASA's Electronic Research Center. He did graduate work at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and taught at Hesser College. 

Registration Required 

The Joy of Learning, a series of academic classes covering a wide range of subjects, is provided by the Friends of the Falmouth Public Library.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Woodward  508-457-2555 ex: 296  
LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Updated and revised from previous offering. 

Session 1: Portugal, the Azores and the First Wave

Session 2: Immigrants and Outcasts, Second Wave

Session 3: Immigration Restriction and Assimilation

Session 4: The Third Wave to the Present

SPEAKER: Lewis A. White worked at M.I.T.'s Synchronic Lab and NASA's Electronic Research Center. He did graduate work at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and taught at Hesser College. 

Registration Required 

The Joy of Learning, a series of academic classes covering a wide range of subjects, is provided by the Friends of the Falmouth Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Jennifer Woodward
  508.457.2555 ex: 296
  

LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Music and Movement Playgroup

Fridays at 11:00am, for children ages 2.5 - school age. Drop in!

CONTACT:  Coalition for Children  (508)548-0151, x.172  http://www.thecoalitionforchildren.org/
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Fridays at 11:00am, for children ages 2.5 - school age. Drop in!

CONTACT:
  Coalition for Children
  (508)548.0151, x.172
  http://www.thecoalitionforchildren.org/

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Saturday April 28, 2018
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9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Cape Cod Moves

Cape Cod Y Not Trail Race and Expo Planning Meeting

CONTACT:  Carl Gustafson  774.836.2905  
LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room

Cape Cod Y Not Trail Race and Expo Planning Meeting

CONTACT:
  Carl Gustafson
  774.836.2905
  

LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hustle and Thrive Company

Free Small Business Educational Seminar for artisans, start-ups and existing small businesses seeking launch and growth. Topics include creating a business plan, creating 12 month revenue streams in our seasonal economy, passive income ideas, employee customer service training and the creation of employee appreciation programs. 

CONTACT:  India Rose  508-685-0484  
LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room

Free Small Business Educational Seminar for artisans, start-ups and existing small businesses seeking launch and growth. Topics include creating a business plan, creating 12 month revenue streams in our seasonal economy, passive income ideas, employee customer service training and the creation of employee appreciation programs. 

CONTACT:
  India Rose
  508.685.0484
  

LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room

 
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
FFPL Annual Meeting
CONTACT:  Jennifer Woodward     
LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Jennifer Woodward 
  
  

LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

 
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
FFPL Annual Meeting
CONTACT:  Jennifer Woodward     
LOCATION: Trustees Room
CONTACT:
  Jennifer Woodward 
  
  

LOCATION: Trustees Room

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Falmouth Reads Together: A Conversation on Race through Poetry

Join poets Afaa Michael Weaver and Rich Michelson for a discussion of race through poetry. Moderated by Falmouth Reads Together Committee member and poet Alice Kociemba. This event is free of charge. All are welcome!

CONTACT:  Alice Kociemba    falmouthreadstogether@gmail.com
LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Join poets Afaa Michael Weaver and Rich Michelson for a discussion of race through poetry. Moderated by Falmouth Reads Together Committee member and poet Alice Kociemba. This event is free of charge. All are welcome!

CONTACT:
  Alice Kociemba
  
  falmouthreadstogether@gmail.com

LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Monday April 30, 2018
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9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Nursery Rhyme Time

Mondays at 9:45am with Miss Laura (4/2/18-5/21/18). Songs, fingerplays, and stories in this lapsit program. For children birth - 2 years. Drop in!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  (508) 457-2555, x. 5  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Mondays at 9:45am with Miss Laura (4/2/18-5/21/18). Songs, fingerplays, and stories in this lapsit program. For children birth - 2 years. Drop in!

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  (508) 457.2555, x. 5
  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Ask a Librarian: Library eBooks for Beginners

Are you curious about how to download and read free e-books and e-audios from the CLAMS Overdrive Catalog on your computer, laptop, smartphone, or tablet? Learn about free apps like Overdrive, Libby, by Overdrive, Biblioboard, and Axis 360 from one of our Reference Librarians. 

Reading on your iPhone or iPad? Join us at 10:00 am!

Reading on your Samsung Tablet or Kindle Fire? Join us at 10:30!

Reading on your black and white Kindle? Join us at 11:00!

Participants are also welcome to come at 11:30 to have their questions answered on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Bring your preferred reading device with you (iPad, iPhone, Kindle, Kindle Fire, etc) with you. 

Need help from home? Try visiting the library's e-books page.  

CONTACT:  Reference Department  508-457-2555  info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room

Are you curious about how to download and read free e-books and e-audios from the CLAMS Overdrive Catalog on your computer, laptop, smartphone, or tablet? Learn about free apps like Overdrive, Libby, by Overdrive, Biblioboard, and Axis 360 from one of our Reference Librarians. 

Reading on your iPhone or iPad? Join us at 10:00 am!

Reading on your Samsung Tablet or Kindle Fire? Join us at 10:30!

Reading on your black and white Kindle? Join us at 11:00!

Participants are also welcome to come at 11:30 to have their questions answered on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Bring your preferred reading device with you (iPad, iPhone, Kindle, Kindle Fire, etc) with you. 

Need help from home? Try visiting the library's e-books page.  

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  508.457.2555
  info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Staff Training

Discrimination/Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

CONTACT:  Denise Coleman    
LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Discrimination/Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

CONTACT:
  Denise Coleman
  
  

LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Storytime with Miss Laura

Mondays (4/2/18 - 5/21/18) at 9:45 am with Miss Laura. Stories, songs, and a craft, as well as early literacy tips for parents and caregivers. For children ages 2-5, drop in! 

 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  508-457-2555 x 5  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Mondays (4/2/18 - 5/21/18) at 9:45 am with Miss Laura. Stories, songs, and a craft, as well as early literacy tips for parents and caregivers. For children ages 2-5, drop in! 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  508.457.2555 x 5
  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Next Chapter Book Club

"The Next Chapter Book Club [an international organization] is committed to providing weekly opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to read, learn and make friends in a relaxed, community setting.  (...) Anyone can participate, whatever their reading or ability level."  Space is limited to 8 members.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Reference Dept.  508-457-2555 x 6  info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: YA ROOM

"The Next Chapter Book Club [an international organization] is committed to providing weekly opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to read, learn and make friends in a relaxed, community setting.  (...) Anyone can participate, whatever their reading or ability level."  Space is limited to 8 members.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Reference Dept.
  508.457.2555 x 6
  info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: YA ROOM

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Mass Rehab Commission

Vocational Rehab

CONTACT:  Hillary Ezrin  508.862.6656  
LOCATION: Trustees Room

Vocational Rehab

CONTACT:
  Hillary Ezrin
  508.862.6656
  

LOCATION: Trustees Room

 
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Collection Committee

Library Staff Meeting 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Woodward    jwoodward@clamsnet.org
LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room

Library Staff Meeting 

CONTACT:
  Jennifer Woodward
  
  jwoodward@clamsnet.org

LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room

Tuesday May 1, 2018
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9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Nursery Rhyme Time

Tuesdays at 9:15am with Miss Donna (ongoing). Songs, fingerplays, and stories in this lapsit program. For children birth - 3 years. Drop in!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  (508) 457-2555, x. 5  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: East Falmouth Branch

Tuesdays at 9:15am with Miss Donna (ongoing). Songs, fingerplays, and stories in this lapsit program. For children birth - 3 years. Drop in!

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  (508) 457.2555, x. 5
  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: East Falmouth Branch

 
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1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Healthy Living Cape Cod

My Life, My Health Workshop - Health Education

Do you live with a chronic health condition such as diabetes, heat disease, etc? If so, we've got helpful tools to share with you to break the symptom cycle. Join us for lively and informative conversation and learn ways to feel better and achieve your health goals. The workshop meets weekly 6 weeks from 9:30am  - 12pm. For more information and to register for this valuable workshop, please call Gina Battles at 508-957-7620 or email us at healthlivingcapecod@gmail.com. Thanks to the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund, there is no fee for the workshop and all participants receive the reference book, "Living a HealthyLife with Chronic Conditions". 

CONTACT:  Gina Battles  781-927-5107  
LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

My Life, My Health Workshop - Health Education

Do you live with a chronic health condition such as diabetes, heat disease, etc? If so, we've got helpful tools to share with you to break the symptom cycle. Join us for lively and informative conversation and learn ways to feel better and achieve your health goals. The workshop meets weekly 6 weeks from 9:30am  - 12pm. For more information and to register for this valuable workshop, please call Gina Battles at 508-957-7620 or email us at healthlivingcapecod@gmail.com. Thanks to the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund, there is no fee for the workshop and all participants receive the reference book, "Living a HealthyLife with Chronic Conditions". 

CONTACT:
  Gina Battles
  781.927.5107
  

LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Research Your Family History with the Falmouth Genealogical Society

Volunteers from the Falmouth Genealogical Society will be available to help get you started with researching your family history. Drop by anytime between 2-4 pm.

Discover the great resources the library has to offer and learn from local genealogy experts during our weekly help sessions.

The Lemcke Reference Room is located on the main level of the Main Library.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  508-457-2555  info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Lemcke Reference Room

Volunteers from the Falmouth Genealogical Society will be available to help get you started with researching your family history. Drop by anytime between 2-4 pm.

Discover the great resources the library has to offer and learn from local genealogy experts during our weekly help sessions.

The Lemcke Reference Room is located on the main level of the Main Library.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  508.457.2555
  info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Lemcke Reference Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Afterschool LEGO Club

For all ages! Please leave your own LEGOS at home. Drop in!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  (508)457-2555, x.5  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

For all ages! Please leave your own LEGOS at home. Drop in!

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  (508)457.2555, x.5
  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
The Rotary Club of Falmouth

Rotary Club of Falmouth Board Meeting

CONTACT:  Robert Mascali  518-275-5923  
LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room

Rotary Club of Falmouth Board Meeting

CONTACT:
  Robert Mascali
  518.275.5923
  

LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room

 
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6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
League of Women Voters

Rescheduled from March 13th

The three state legislators representing Falmouth will have their annual disussion with the League of Women Voters of Falmouth. Senator Vincent deMacedo, Representative David Vieira and Representative Dylan Fernandez will be on hand. The public is invited. The first half of the discussion will focus on legislative issues of high priority for the League. The second half will be devoted to Q & A form both League members and the public. 

Doors open at 6:30pm: Events begins at 7 pm.

CONTACT:  Margret Cooper  508-457-7782  
LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Rescheduled from March 13th

The three state legislators representing Falmouth will have their annual disussion with the League of Women Voters of Falmouth. Senator Vincent deMacedo, Representative David Vieira and Representative Dylan Fernandez will be on hand. The public is invited. The first half of the discussion will focus on legislative issues of high priority for the League. The second half will be devoted to Q & A form both League members and the public. 

Doors open at 6:30pm: Events begins at 7 pm.

CONTACT:
  Margret Cooper
  508.457.7782
  

LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Wednesday May 2, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Storytime

Wednesdays at 10:30am with Miss Laura (4/4/18 - 5/23/18). Stories, songs, and a craft for children ages 2 - 5 years. Drop in!

CONTACT:  North Falmouth Library  (508) 563-2922  
LOCATION: North Falmouth

Wednesdays at 10:30am with Miss Laura (4/4/18 - 5/23/18). Stories, songs, and a craft for children ages 2 - 5 years. Drop in!

CONTACT:
  North Falmouth Library
  (508) 563.2922
  

LOCATION: North Falmouth

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Neighborhood Falmouth Gala Committee

Meeting of the Gala Committee of Neighborhood Falmouth

CONTACT:  Susan Loucks  508-564-7543  director@neighborhoodfalmouth.org
LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room

Meeting of the Gala Committee of Neighborhood Falmouth

CONTACT:
  Susan Loucks
  508.564.7543
  director@neighborhoodfalmouth.org

LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
North Falmouth Book Club

Meets the first Wednesday of every month. Give us a call if you're interested in joining!

CONTACT:  North Falmouth Library  508-563-2922  
LOCATION: North Falmouth

Meets the first Wednesday of every month. Give us a call if you're interested in joining!

CONTACT:
  North Falmouth Library
  508.563.2922
  

LOCATION: North Falmouth

 
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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
League of Women Voters

Candidates Night

 

Doors open at 6:60pm: Event begins at 7pm.

CONTACT:  Sylvia Szulkin  508-564-4425  
LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Candidates Night

 

Doors open at 6:60pm: Event begins at 7pm.

CONTACT:
  Sylvia Szulkin
  508.564.4425
  

LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

 
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6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
League of Women Voters

Candidates Night

 

Doors open at 6:60pm: Event begins at 7pm.

CONTACT:  Sylvia Szulkin  508-564-4425  
LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room

Candidates Night

 

Doors open at 6:60pm: Event begins at 7pm.

CONTACT:
  Sylvia Szulkin
  508.564.4425
  

LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room

Thursday May 3, 2018
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9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Newcomers Club of Falmouth

Newcomers board meeting

CONTACT:  Doris Lachapelle  978-957-0343  
LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room

Newcomers board meeting

CONTACT:
  Doris Lachapelle
  978.957.0343
  

LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room

 
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9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
LapBabies Playgroup

Thusdays at 9:45am (4/5/18 - 6/14/18) for children birth to 15 months. Drop in!

Sponsored by the Coalition for Children.

CONTACT:  Coalition for Children  (508)548-0151, x.172  http://www.thecoalitionforchildren.org/
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Thusdays at 9:45am (4/5/18 - 6/14/18) for children birth to 15 months. Drop in!

Sponsored by the Coalition for Children.

CONTACT:
  Coalition for Children
  (508)548.0151, x.172
  http://www.thecoalitionforchildren.org/

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Narrative Nonfiction Book Club

Monthly meeting of the Falmouth Public Library Narrative Nonfiction Book Club.  This month we will be discussing The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles and their secret world war by Stephen Kinzer.  Pick up a copy of the book at the reference desk and join us.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  508-457-2555 ext. 6  info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Monthly meeting of the Falmouth Public Library Narrative Nonfiction Book Club.  This month we will be discussing The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles and their secret world war by Stephen Kinzer.  Pick up a copy of the book at the reference desk and join us.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  508.457.2555 ext. 6
  info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Department Heads

Department Heads Meeting

LOCATION: Trustees Room

Department Heads Meeting

LOCATION: Trustees Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Storytime with Miss Donna

Thursdays (4/5/18 - 5/24/18) at 10:30am with Miss Donna. Stories, songs, and a craft, as well as early literacy tips for parents and caregivers. For ages 2-5, drop in! 

 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  508-457-2555 x 5  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Falmouth Public Library

Thursdays (4/5/18 - 5/24/18) at 10:30am with Miss Donna. Stories, songs, and a craft, as well as early literacy tips for parents and caregivers. For ages 2-5, drop in! 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  508.457.2555 x 5
  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Falmouth Public Library

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Scams, Fraud, and Identity Theft with the Better Business Bureau

Amy Schram from The Better Business Bureau's Scams & Fraud program and Robin Putman from the MA Office of Consumer Affairs will cover the most common scams circulating the community, the major Red Flags to watch out for, and the precautionary steps we can take to protect ourselves from falling victim. A question and answer session will follow. 

This program is part of our Choose Privacy Week series.

Amy Schram has been with Better Business Bureau since 2011 and is responsible for educating the public at large and fostering the business to consumer relationship. Prior to joining BBB Amy was traveling throughout New England serving as a Motivational Speaker for Monster’s Making It Count Programs. She has previously performed in the Entertainment Department of the Walt Disney World Company and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Emerson College.

Robin Putman currently works for the MA Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation serving as it’s Research and Special Projects Manager. In her role within Consumer Affairs, Robin conducts extensive outreach in dozens of communities throughout the Commonwealth, planning, coordinating, scheduling, and participating in a wide variety of events to provide consumers with information, education, and resources.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  5084572555  info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Amy Schram from The Better Business Bureau's Scams & Fraud program and Robin Putman from the MA Office of Consumer Affairs will cover the most common scams circulating the community, the major Red Flags to watch out for, and the precautionary steps we can take to protect ourselves from falling victim. A question and answer session will follow. 

This program is part of our Choose Privacy Week series.

Amy Schram has been with Better Business Bureau since 2011 and is responsible for educating the public at large and fostering the business to consumer relationship. Prior to joining BBB Amy was traveling throughout New England serving as a Motivational Speaker for Monster’s Making It Count Programs. She has previously performed in the Entertainment Department of the Walt Disney World Company and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Emerson College.

Robin Putman currently works for the MA Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation serving as it’s Research and Special Projects Manager. In her role within Consumer Affairs, Robin conducts extensive outreach in dozens of communities throughout the Commonwealth, planning, coordinating, scheduling, and participating in a wide variety of events to provide consumers with information, education, and resources.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  5084572555
  info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Skimming: What You Need to Know with the Better Business Bureau

Amy Schram from The Better Business Bureau's Scams & Fraud program and Robin Putman from the MA Office of Consumer Affairs will cover skimming and the precautionary steps we can take to protect ourselves from falling victim. A question and answer session will follow. 

This program is part of our Choose Privacy Week series.

Amy Schram has been with Better Business Bureau since 2011 and is responsible for educating the public at large and fostering the business to consumer relationship. Prior to joining BBB Amy was traveling throughout New England serving as a Motivational Speaker for Monster’s Making It Count Programs. She has previously performed in the Entertainment Department of the Walt Disney World Company and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Emerson College.

Robin Putman currently works for the MA Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation serving as it’s Research and Special Projects Manager. In her role within Consumer Affairs, Robin conducts extensive outreach in dozens of communities throughout the Commonwealth, planning, coordinating, scheduling, and participating in a wide variety of events to provide consumers with information, education, and resources.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  5084572555  info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Amy Schram from The Better Business Bureau's Scams & Fraud program and Robin Putman from the MA Office of Consumer Affairs will cover skimming and the precautionary steps we can take to protect ourselves from falling victim. A question and answer session will follow. 

This program is part of our Choose Privacy Week series.

Amy Schram has been with Better Business Bureau since 2011 and is responsible for educating the public at large and fostering the business to consumer relationship. Prior to joining BBB Amy was traveling throughout New England serving as a Motivational Speaker for Monster’s Making It Count Programs. She has previously performed in the Entertainment Department of the Walt Disney World Company and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Emerson College.

Robin Putman currently works for the MA Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation serving as it’s Research and Special Projects Manager. In her role within Consumer Affairs, Robin conducts extensive outreach in dozens of communities throughout the Commonwealth, planning, coordinating, scheduling, and participating in a wide variety of events to provide consumers with information, education, and resources.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  5084572555
  info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Lightsabers In The Library: A Cosplay Club

Dress as your favorite sci-fi, fantasy, video game, steampunk character, or bring in your favorite prop or artwork to show and discuss. 

 

Geared towards ages 10-13, but all are welcome!

CONTACT:  East Falmouth Library  508-548-6340  
LOCATION: East Falmouth Branch

Dress as your favorite sci-fi, fantasy, video game, steampunk character, or bring in your favorite prop or artwork to show and discuss. 

 

Geared towards ages 10-13, but all are welcome!

CONTACT:
  East Falmouth Library
  508.548.6340
  

LOCATION: East Falmouth Branch

 
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7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Falmouth Water Stewards

Public Talk

CONTACT:  Cherly  774 255 1004  
LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Public Talk

CONTACT:
  Cherly
  774 255 1004
  

LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Friday May 4, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Tots 'n Tales

Fridays at 10am with Miss Norina (4/6/18 - 6/15/18). Stories, music, and movement for toddlers and their siblings. For children aged 15 months - 3 years. Drop in! Sponsored by the Coalition for Children.

CONTACT:  Coalition for Children  (508) 548-0151 x172  ttoran@falmouth.k12.ma.us
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Fridays at 10am with Miss Norina (4/6/18 - 6/15/18). Stories, music, and movement for toddlers and their siblings. For children aged 15 months - 3 years. Drop in! Sponsored by the Coalition for Children.

CONTACT:
  Coalition for Children
  (508) 548.0151 x172
  ttoran@falmouth.k12.ma.us

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Music and Movement Playgroup

Fridays at 11:00am, for children ages 2.5 - school age. Drop in!

CONTACT:  Coalition for Children  (508)548-0151, x.172  http://www.thecoalitionforchildren.org/
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Fridays at 11:00am, for children ages 2.5 - school age. Drop in!

CONTACT:
  Coalition for Children
  (508)548.0151, x.172
  http://www.thecoalitionforchildren.org/

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Joy of Learning: Does the U.S. Still Need a Navy?

An exploration of the role of the Navy in facing today’s security threats.

Session #3 of 3

SPEAKER: Michael T. Corgan PhD. Associatye Professor of International Relations, Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University & Adjunct Faculty, University of Iceland & Associate Faculty, University of Lapland.

Registration Required 

The Joy of Learning, a series of academic classes covering a wide range of subjects, is provided by the Friends of the Falmouth Public Library.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Woodward  508-457-2555 ex: 296  
LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

An exploration of the role of the Navy in facing today’s security threats.

Session #3 of 3

SPEAKER: Michael T. Corgan PhD. Associatye Professor of International Relations, Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University & Adjunct Faculty, University of Iceland & Associate Faculty, University of Lapland.

Registration Required 

The Joy of Learning, a series of academic classes covering a wide range of subjects, is provided by the Friends of the Falmouth Public Library.

CONTACT:
  Jennifer Woodward
  508.457.2555 ex: 296
  

LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Saturday May 5, 2018
misc_none
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
French Meet Up planning session
LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room
 
misc_none
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Upper Camera Club

Matting and Mounting work shop

CONTACT:  Walter Knox  508-540-5964  
LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Matting and Mounting work shop

CONTACT:
  Walter Knox
  508.540.5964
  

LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Monday May 7, 2018
lib_teddybear_reading
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Nursery Rhyme Time

Mondays at 9:45am with Miss Laura (4/2/18-5/21/18). Songs, fingerplays, and stories in this lapsit program. For children birth - 2 years. Drop in!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  (508) 457-2555, x. 5  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Mondays at 9:45am with Miss Laura (4/2/18-5/21/18). Songs, fingerplays, and stories in this lapsit program. For children birth - 2 years. Drop in!

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  (508) 457.2555, x. 5
  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Storytime with Miss Laura

Mondays (4/2/18 - 5/21/18) at 9:45 am with Miss Laura. Stories, songs, and a craft, as well as early literacy tips for parents and caregivers. For children ages 2-5, drop in! 

 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  508-457-2555 x 5  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Mondays (4/2/18 - 5/21/18) at 9:45 am with Miss Laura. Stories, songs, and a craft, as well as early literacy tips for parents and caregivers. For children ages 2-5, drop in! 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  508.457.2555 x 5
  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Next Chapter Book Club

"The Next Chapter Book Club [an international organization] is committed to providing weekly opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to read, learn and make friends in a relaxed, community setting.  (...) Anyone can participate, whatever their reading or ability level."  Space is limited to 8 members.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Reference Dept.  508-457-2555 x 6  info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: YA ROOM

"The Next Chapter Book Club [an international organization] is committed to providing weekly opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to read, learn and make friends in a relaxed, community setting.  (...) Anyone can participate, whatever their reading or ability level."  Space is limited to 8 members.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Reference Dept.
  508.457.2555 x 6
  info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: YA ROOM

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Falmouth Genealogical Society Board

Board meeting

CONTACT:  Timothy Martin  630-740-0881  
LOCATION: Trustees Room

Board meeting

CONTACT:
  Timothy Martin
  630.740.0881
  

LOCATION: Trustees Room

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Cape Cod Meditation Group

Meditation Group

CONTACT:  Janet Gardner    
LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room

Meditation Group

CONTACT:
  Janet Gardner
  
  

LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Falmouth Reads Committee Meeting
CONTACT:  Linda Collins    
LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room
CONTACT:
  Linda Collins
  
  

LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room

Tuesday May 8, 2018
lib_teddybear_reading
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Nursery Rhyme Time

Tuesdays at 9:15am with Miss Donna (ongoing). Songs, fingerplays, and stories in this lapsit program. For children birth - 3 years. Drop in!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  (508) 457-2555, x. 5  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: East Falmouth Branch

Tuesdays at 9:15am with Miss Donna (ongoing). Songs, fingerplays, and stories in this lapsit program. For children birth - 3 years. Drop in!

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  (508) 457.2555, x. 5
  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: East Falmouth Branch

 
lib_bookflipping
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fact & Fiction Book Discussion

This month's book selection is:
Yes, chef : a memoir by Marcus Samuelsson ; with Veronica Chambers.

Copies of the book will be available at the East Falmouth library.

 

CONTACT:  East Falmouth Library  508-548-6340  mborden@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: East Falmouth Branch

This month's book selection is:
Yes, chef : a memoir by Marcus Samuelsson ; with Veronica Chambers.

Copies of the book will be available at the East Falmouth library.

 

CONTACT:
  East Falmouth Library
  508.548.6340
  mborden@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: East Falmouth Branch

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Falmouth Women's Club

Monthly meeting

CONTACT:  Sue    
LOCATION: Trustees Room

Monthly meeting

CONTACT:
  Sue
  
  

LOCATION: Trustees Room

 
misc_none
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Research Your Family History with the Falmouth Genealogical Society

Volunteers from the Falmouth Genealogical Society will be available to help get you started with researching your family history. Drop by anytime between 2-4 pm.

Discover the great resources the library has to offer and learn from local genealogy experts during our weekly help sessions.

The Lemcke Reference Room is located on the main level of the Main Library.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  508-457-2555  info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Lemcke Reference Room

Volunteers from the Falmouth Genealogical Society will be available to help get you started with researching your family history. Drop by anytime between 2-4 pm.

Discover the great resources the library has to offer and learn from local genealogy experts during our weekly help sessions.

The Lemcke Reference Room is located on the main level of the Main Library.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  508.457.2555
  info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Lemcke Reference Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Afterschool LEGO Club

For all ages! Please leave your own LEGOS at home. Drop in!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  (508)457-2555, x.5  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

For all ages! Please leave your own LEGOS at home. Drop in!

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  (508)457.2555, x.5
  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
misc_none
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Town of Falmouth Coastal Resiliency Action Committee

The Coastal Resiliency Action Committee meeting

CONTACT:  Courtney Tazziz  508-495-7043  
LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

The Coastal Resiliency Action Committee meeting

CONTACT:
  Courtney Tazziz
  508.495.7043
  

LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

 
misc_none
6:45 PM - 9:00 PM
Board of Trustees Meeting

Board of Trustees Meeting

CONTACT:  Linda Collins    
LOCATION: Trustees Room

Board of Trustees Meeting

CONTACT:
  Linda Collins
  
  

LOCATION: Trustees Room

Wednesday May 9, 2018
misc_none
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Encore of Falmouth newcomers

Board of directors meeting

CONTACT:  Linda Tynan  413 822 3110  
LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room

Board of directors meeting

CONTACT:
  Linda Tynan
  413 822 3110
  

LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Storytime

Wednesdays at 10:30am with Miss Laura (4/4/18 - 5/23/18). Stories, songs, and a craft for children ages 2 - 5 years. Drop in!

CONTACT:  North Falmouth Library  (508) 563-2922  
LOCATION: North Falmouth

Wednesdays at 10:30am with Miss Laura (4/4/18 - 5/23/18). Stories, songs, and a craft for children ages 2 - 5 years. Drop in!

CONTACT:
  North Falmouth Library
  (508) 563.2922
  

LOCATION: North Falmouth

 
misc_none
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Scholarship Association of Falmouth, Inc.

Scholarship Association of Falmouth Decisions Meeting

CONTACT:  Donna Bordieri  508-654-9077  
LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Scholarship Association of Falmouth Decisions Meeting

CONTACT:
  Donna Bordieri
  508.654.9077
  

LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Parent Infomation Network

Support group for parents or caregivers of children with mental health or behavioral concerns that reside on Cape 

Group will meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6:30 - 8:30pm

CONTACT:  Amy McDevitt  774-454-7009  
LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room

Support group for parents or caregivers of children with mental health or behavioral concerns that reside on Cape 

Group will meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6:30 - 8:30pm

CONTACT:
  Amy McDevitt
  774.454.7009
  

LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Old Stone Dock Association

Monthly Board of Directors Meeting

CONTACT:  Jay Thayer  508-439-1539  
LOCATION: Trustees Room

Monthly Board of Directors Meeting

CONTACT:
  Jay Thayer
  508.439.1539
  

LOCATION: Trustees Room

Thursday May 10, 2018
misc_baby.GIF
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
LapBabies Playgroup

Thusdays at 9:45am (4/5/18 - 6/14/18) for children birth to 15 months. Drop in!

Sponsored by the Coalition for Children.

CONTACT:  Coalition for Children  (508)548-0151, x.172  http://www.thecoalitionforchildren.org/
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Thusdays at 9:45am (4/5/18 - 6/14/18) for children birth to 15 months. Drop in!

Sponsored by the Coalition for Children.

CONTACT:
  Coalition for Children
  (508)548.0151, x.172
  http://www.thecoalitionforchildren.org/

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Department Heads

Department Heads Meeting

LOCATION: Trustees Room

Department Heads Meeting

LOCATION: Trustees Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Storytime with Miss Donna

Thursdays (4/5/18 - 5/24/18) at 10:30am with Miss Donna. Stories, songs, and a craft, as well as early literacy tips for parents and caregivers. For ages 2-5, drop in! 

 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  508-457-2555 x 5  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Falmouth Public Library

Thursdays (4/5/18 - 5/24/18) at 10:30am with Miss Donna. Stories, songs, and a craft, as well as early literacy tips for parents and caregivers. For ages 2-5, drop in! 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  508.457.2555 x 5
  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Falmouth Public Library

 
misc_none
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Science Before Supper: What “Smart” Cephalopods Can Teach Us About Gene Editing

Join us for a free, informal presentation is co-sponsored by the Famouth Public Library and MBL Associates.

What happens when you don’t like what your genes say? “You edit the message, of course,” says the squid. We grow up with the concept that we are what our genes dictate. Everything required to make us, and allow us to live our lives - from start to finish - is written in our DNA. Small portions of these instructions are copied into RNA as we need them, and then translated into proteins, the machines that do the actual work. This is the central dogma of all biology.

Sometimes we are happy about what our genes say—think Michael Phelps upon receiving his 28th Olympic medal, or a parent learning their child received a 1600 on their SAT. For those with a genetic disease like Cystic Fibrosis, the feeling is different. Is there anything that can be done? If you’re a cephalopod, yes. Squid, octopus and cuttlefish have developed a strategy for changing genetic information on the fly, as it passes through RNA. They use it at an astounding level, primarily in their brains. To what end do they use this trick? Can we learn from cephalopods how we might edit our own genetic information when it suits us?

Senior Scientist Joshua Rosenthal is a neurobiologist who studies how marine organisms adapt to the physical environment. His research focuses on developing new, genetically tractable marine model organisms and understanding how they are affected by a changing environment. His expertise is in RNA editing. For the last 25 years, he has studied the genetics of cephalopods, specifically how RNA editing regulates the excitability of their nerve cells. Currently, he is investigating how changes in the environment affect RNA editing, both in cephalopods and in other emerging marine model systems. He is also developing methods to control and target RNA editing with the goal of functionally correcting disease mutations in human cells. Rosenthal conducted research at the MBL in the 1990s and was later a research fellow. He was recruited to the resident scientist program in fall 2016.

For more information about Science Before Supper programs, please visit the MBL website: http://www.mbl.edu/science-before-supper

 
CONTACT:  Nancy Bridges  508-289-7423  comm@mbl.edu
LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Join us for a free, informal presentation is co-sponsored by the Famouth Public Library and MBL Associates.

What happens when you don’t like what your genes say? “You edit the message, of course,” says the squid. We grow up with the concept that we are what our genes dictate. Everything required to make us, and allow us to live our lives - from start to finish - is written in our DNA. Small portions of these instructions are copied into RNA as we need them, and then translated into proteins, the machines that do the actual work. This is the central dogma of all biology.

Sometimes we are happy about what our genes say—think Michael Phelps upon receiving his 28th Olympic medal, or a parent learning their child received a 1600 on their SAT. For those with a genetic disease like Cystic Fibrosis, the feeling is different. Is there anything that can be done? If you’re a cephalopod, yes. Squid, octopus and cuttlefish have developed a strategy for changing genetic information on the fly, as it passes through RNA. They use it at an astounding level, primarily in their brains. To what end do they use this trick? Can we learn from cephalopods how we might edit our own genetic information when it suits us?

Senior Scientist Joshua Rosenthal is a neurobiologist who studies how marine organisms adapt to the physical environment. His research focuses on developing new, genetically tractable marine model organisms and understanding how they are affected by a changing environment. His expertise is in RNA editing. For the last 25 years, he has studied the genetics of cephalopods, specifically how RNA editing regulates the excitability of their nerve cells. Currently, he is investigating how changes in the environment affect RNA editing, both in cephalopods and in other emerging marine model systems. He is also developing methods to control and target RNA editing with the goal of functionally correcting disease mutations in human cells. Rosenthal conducted research at the MBL in the 1990s and was later a research fellow. He was recruited to the resident scientist program in fall 2016.

For more information about Science Before Supper programs, please visit the MBL website: http://www.mbl.edu/science-before-supper

 
CONTACT:
  Nancy Bridges
  508.289.7423
  comm@mbl.edu

LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Friday May 11, 2018
misc_none
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
French Conversation Meet Up
Join a group of French speakers of all levels of proficiency for casual conversation. All are welcome!
CONTACT:  Bob Gould    
LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room
Join a group of French speakers of all levels of proficiency for casual conversation. All are welcome!
CONTACT:
  Bob Gould
  
  

LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room

 
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Tots 'n Tales

Fridays at 10am with Miss Norina (4/6/18 - 6/15/18). Stories, music, and movement for toddlers and their siblings. For children aged 15 months - 3 years. Drop in! Sponsored by the Coalition for Children.

CONTACT:  Coalition for Children  (508) 548-0151 x172  ttoran@falmouth.k12.ma.us
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Fridays at 10am with Miss Norina (4/6/18 - 6/15/18). Stories, music, and movement for toddlers and their siblings. For children aged 15 months - 3 years. Drop in! Sponsored by the Coalition for Children.

CONTACT:
  Coalition for Children
  (508) 548.0151 x172
  ttoran@falmouth.k12.ma.us

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Music and Movement Playgroup

Fridays at 11:00am, for children ages 2.5 - school age. Drop in!

CONTACT:  Coalition for Children  (508)548-0151, x.172  http://www.thecoalitionforchildren.org/
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Fridays at 11:00am, for children ages 2.5 - school age. Drop in!

CONTACT:
  Coalition for Children
  (508)548.0151, x.172
  http://www.thecoalitionforchildren.org/

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
misc_none
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Poetry Discussion Group

Poetry Discussion Group, facilitated by Alice Kociemba, Founding Director, Calliope Poetry for Community.  This month we will be discussing Common Threads a publication of poems by Massachusetts poets.  New members are always welcome.

LOCATION: Trustees Room

Poetry Discussion Group, facilitated by Alice Kociemba, Founding Director, Calliope Poetry for Community.  This month we will be discussing Common Threads a publication of poems by Massachusetts poets.  New members are always welcome.

LOCATION: Trustees Room

Saturday May 12, 2018
misc_none
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Crazy Quilters

Quilts 

CONTACT:  Jeanie    
LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room

Quilts 

CONTACT:
  Jeanie
  
  

LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room

 
misc_none
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Falmouth Genealogical Society

Guest Speaker: Nora Galvin

CONTACT:  Tim Martin  630-740-0881  
LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Guest Speaker: Nora Galvin

CONTACT:
  Tim Martin
  630.740.0881
  

LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

 
misc_none
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Writing After Fifty

Madeleine I. Felker is going to lead a special workshop for retired professionals to writing the media: Letter to the Editor, Travel and Feature Stories, Memoirs etc. Participants will get friendly critiques and feedback to their assignments. Some brainstorming and prompts complete each meeting. Requested textbook is the 30th Anniversary Edition of "On Writing Well" by William Zinsser, which can be ordered from the Eight Cousins Bookstore. All workshop members will receive a discount. 

Limit to the workshop is 10 and registration required with address and phone number to, Independent.Writers@comcast.net.

CONTACT:  Madeleine Felker    
LOCATION: Trustees Room

Madeleine I. Felker is going to lead a special workshop for retired professionals to writing the media: Letter to the Editor, Travel and Feature Stories, Memoirs etc. Participants will get friendly critiques and feedback to their assignments. Some brainstorming and prompts complete each meeting. Requested textbook is the 30th Anniversary Edition of "On Writing Well" by William Zinsser, which can be ordered from the Eight Cousins Bookstore. All workshop members will receive a discount. 

Limit to the workshop is 10 and registration required with address and phone number to, Independent.Writers@comcast.net.

CONTACT:
  Madeleine Felker
  
  

LOCATION: Trustees Room

 
misc_none
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
SWIFT

TBA

CONTACT:  Christ Lynch  508-540-5788  
LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

TBA

CONTACT:
  Christ Lynch
  508.540.5788
  

LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Monday May 14, 2018
lib_teddybear_reading
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Nursery Rhyme Time

Mondays at 9:45am with Miss Laura (4/2/18-5/21/18). Songs, fingerplays, and stories in this lapsit program. For children birth - 2 years. Drop in!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  (508) 457-2555, x. 5  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Mondays at 9:45am with Miss Laura (4/2/18-5/21/18). Songs, fingerplays, and stories in this lapsit program. For children birth - 2 years. Drop in!

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  (508) 457.2555, x. 5
  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
misc_kidsreading1
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Storytime with Miss Laura

Mondays (4/2/18 - 5/21/18) at 9:45 am with Miss Laura. Stories, songs, and a craft, as well as early literacy tips for parents and caregivers. For children ages 2-5, drop in! 

 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  508-457-2555 x 5  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Mondays (4/2/18 - 5/21/18) at 9:45 am with Miss Laura. Stories, songs, and a craft, as well as early literacy tips for parents and caregivers. For children ages 2-5, drop in! 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  508.457.2555 x 5
  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
lib_book_red
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Next Chapter Book Club

"The Next Chapter Book Club [an international organization] is committed to providing weekly opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to read, learn and make friends in a relaxed, community setting.  (...) Anyone can participate, whatever their reading or ability level."  Space is limited to 8 members.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Reference Dept.  508-457-2555 x 6  info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: YA ROOM

"The Next Chapter Book Club [an international organization] is committed to providing weekly opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to read, learn and make friends in a relaxed, community setting.  (...) Anyone can participate, whatever their reading or ability level."  Space is limited to 8 members.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Reference Dept.
  508.457.2555 x 6
  info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: YA ROOM

Tuesday May 15, 2018
lib_teddybear_reading
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Nursery Rhyme Time

Tuesdays at 9:15am with Miss Donna (ongoing). Songs, fingerplays, and stories in this lapsit program. For children birth - 3 years. Drop in!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  (508) 457-2555, x. 5  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: East Falmouth Branch

Tuesdays at 9:15am with Miss Donna (ongoing). Songs, fingerplays, and stories in this lapsit program. For children birth - 3 years. Drop in!

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  (508) 457.2555, x. 5
  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: East Falmouth Branch

 
misc_none
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Upper Camera Club

Light Room Focus Group

CONTACT:  Walter Knox  508-540-5964  
LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room

Light Room Focus Group

CONTACT:
  Walter Knox
  508.540.5964
  

LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room

 
misc_none
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Research Your Family History with the Falmouth Genealogical Society

Volunteers from the Falmouth Genealogical Society will be available to help get you started with researching your family history. Drop by anytime between 2-4 pm.

Discover the great resources the library has to offer and learn from local genealogy experts during our weekly help sessions.

The Lemcke Reference Room is located on the main level of the Main Library.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  508-457-2555  info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Lemcke Reference Room

Volunteers from the Falmouth Genealogical Society will be available to help get you started with researching your family history. Drop by anytime between 2-4 pm.

Discover the great resources the library has to offer and learn from local genealogy experts during our weekly help sessions.

The Lemcke Reference Room is located on the main level of the Main Library.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  508.457.2555
  info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Lemcke Reference Room

 
rec_legoguy
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Afterschool LEGO Club

For all ages! Please leave your own LEGOS at home. Drop in!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  (508)457-2555, x.5  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

For all ages! Please leave your own LEGOS at home. Drop in!

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  (508)457.2555, x.5
  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Friends of the Library
CONTACT:  Jane Hewitt    
LOCATION: Trustees Room
CONTACT:
  Jane Hewitt
  
  

LOCATION: Trustees Room

 
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6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Coast Guard Auxiliary Meeting

Coast Guard Auxiliary Meeting 

CONTACT:  Jeff Thomas  508-274-9015  
LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Coast Guard Auxiliary Meeting 

CONTACT:
  Jeff Thomas
  508.274.9015
  

LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Wednesday May 16, 2018
misc_none
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Massachusetts Service Alliance

Massachusetts Service Alliance training to partner nonprofit organizations based in New Bedford and Cape Cod. 

 

CONTACT:  Michael Stewart  617-542-2544 x214  mstewart@mass-service.org
LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room

Massachusetts Service Alliance training to partner nonprofit organizations based in New Bedford and Cape Cod. 

 

CONTACT:
  Michael Stewart
  617.542.2544 x214
  mstewart@mass-service.org

LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Storytime

Wednesdays at 10:30am with Miss Laura (4/4/18 - 5/23/18). Stories, songs, and a craft for children ages 2 - 5 years. Drop in!

CONTACT:  North Falmouth Library  (508) 563-2922  
LOCATION: North Falmouth

Wednesdays at 10:30am with Miss Laura (4/4/18 - 5/23/18). Stories, songs, and a craft for children ages 2 - 5 years. Drop in!

CONTACT:
  North Falmouth Library
  (508) 563.2922
  

LOCATION: North Falmouth

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
FPL Fiction Book Club

Monthly meeting of the Fiction Book Club.  New members always welcome! Come to the reference desk for information.

Our new series, Dive into the Ocean with Us, continues. This month's selection is Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticant

Please join us! Copies of the book are available at the Reference Desk.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  508-457-2555 ext. 6  info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Monthly meeting of the Fiction Book Club.  New members always welcome! Come to the reference desk for information.

Our new series, Dive into the Ocean with Us, continues. This month's selection is Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticant

Please join us! Copies of the book are available at the Reference Desk.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  508.457.2555 ext. 6
  info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Thursday May 17, 2018
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9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
The Dome Exhibit

 Learn more about the history of the Dome and its future as the Dome of Contemporary Arts.  This exhibit will be on display through July 19th in the Katharine Lee Bates lobby and the Periodicals Room of the Library. 

CONTACT:  Nicole Goldman    
LOCATION: Falmouth Public Library

 Learn more about the history of the Dome and its future as the Dome of Contemporary Arts.  This exhibit will be on display through July 19th in the Katharine Lee Bates lobby and the Periodicals Room of the Library. 

CONTACT:
  Nicole Goldman
  
  

LOCATION: Falmouth Public Library

 
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9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
LapBabies Playgroup

Thusdays at 9:45am (4/5/18 - 6/14/18) for children birth to 15 months. Drop in!

Sponsored by the Coalition for Children.

CONTACT:  Coalition for Children  (508)548-0151, x.172  http://www.thecoalitionforchildren.org/
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Thusdays at 9:45am (4/5/18 - 6/14/18) for children birth to 15 months. Drop in!

Sponsored by the Coalition for Children.

CONTACT:
  Coalition for Children
  (508)548.0151, x.172
  http://www.thecoalitionforchildren.org/

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
FPL Fiction Book Club

Monthly meeting of the Fiction Book Club.  New members always welcome! Come to the reference desk for information.

Our new series, Dive into the Ocean with Us, continues. This month's selection is Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticant

Please join us! Copies of the book are available at the Reference Desk.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Reference Department  508-457-2555 ext. 6  info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Monthly meeting of the Fiction Book Club.  New members always welcome! Come to the reference desk for information.

Our new series, Dive into the Ocean with Us, continues. This month's selection is Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticant

Please join us! Copies of the book are available at the Reference Desk.

 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  508.457.2555 ext. 6
  info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

 
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Brandeis Book Club

Book Club

CONTACT:  Barbara   508-743-8333  
LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room

Book Club

CONTACT:
  Barbara 
  508.743.8333
  

LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Department Heads

Department Heads Meeting

LOCATION: Trustees Room

Department Heads Meeting

LOCATION: Trustees Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Storytime with Miss Donna

Thursdays (4/5/18 - 5/24/18) at 10:30am with Miss Donna. Stories, songs, and a craft, as well as early literacy tips for parents and caregivers. For ages 2-5, drop in! 

 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  508-457-2555 x 5  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Falmouth Public Library

Thursdays (4/5/18 - 5/24/18) at 10:30am with Miss Donna. Stories, songs, and a craft, as well as early literacy tips for parents and caregivers. For ages 2-5, drop in! 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  508.457.2555 x 5
  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Falmouth Public Library

Friday May 18, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Tots 'n Tales

Fridays at 10am with Miss Norina (4/6/18 - 6/15/18). Stories, music, and movement for toddlers and their siblings. For children aged 15 months - 3 years. Drop in! Sponsored by the Coalition for Children.

CONTACT:  Coalition for Children  (508) 548-0151 x172  ttoran@falmouth.k12.ma.us
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Fridays at 10am with Miss Norina (4/6/18 - 6/15/18). Stories, music, and movement for toddlers and their siblings. For children aged 15 months - 3 years. Drop in! Sponsored by the Coalition for Children.

CONTACT:
  Coalition for Children
  (508) 548.0151 x172
  ttoran@falmouth.k12.ma.us

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Music and Movement Playgroup

Fridays at 11:00am, for children ages 2.5 - school age. Drop in!

CONTACT:  Coalition for Children  (508)548-0151, x.172  http://www.thecoalitionforchildren.org/
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Fridays at 11:00am, for children ages 2.5 - school age. Drop in!

CONTACT:
  Coalition for Children
  (508)548.0151, x.172
  http://www.thecoalitionforchildren.org/

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Saturday May 19, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Sketch, Draw & Paint with Your Tablet with Lori Cooney

**This class was previously scheduled for February 24, 2018.**

Learn about the best drawing and painting apps for tablets from technology expert Lori Cooney. Apps covered will include Pen & Ink, Adobe Draw, Art Studio Lite, Autodesk Sketchbook, Brushes, Paper 53, Inkist, ArtRage, and Artset. 

Teens and adults welcome. Registration strongly encouraged. 

CONTACT:  Reference Department  508-457-2555 ext. 6  info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room

**This class was previously scheduled for February 24, 2018.**

Learn about the best drawing and painting apps for tablets from technology expert Lori Cooney. Apps covered will include Pen & Ink, Adobe Draw, Art Studio Lite, Autodesk Sketchbook, Brushes, Paper 53, Inkist, ArtRage, and Artset. 

Teens and adults welcome. Registration strongly encouraged. 

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  508.457.2555 ext. 6
  info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sustainable Practices

Documentary: "Divide in Concord."

This film follows the efforts Jean Hill, an 84 year-old-women who leads an environmental crusade in historic Concord, Massachusetts to become America's first town to ban the sale of bottled water. There will be an open room discussion on the issue sat the end of the film.

This 1-1/2 hour film is open to the public and presented by Substainable Practices, a Brewster-based nonprofit group seeking to inform people about the hidden economic effect plastic bottles are having on our lives. https://grassrootsfund.org/groups/sustainable-practices.

CONTACT:  Victor Roberts  508-247-6020  
LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Documentary: "Divide in Concord."

This film follows the efforts Jean Hill, an 84 year-old-women who leads an environmental crusade in historic Concord, Massachusetts to become America's first town to ban the sale of bottled water. There will be an open room discussion on the issue sat the end of the film.

This 1-1/2 hour film is open to the public and presented by Substainable Practices, a Brewster-based nonprofit group seeking to inform people about the hidden economic effect plastic bottles are having on our lives. https://grassrootsfund.org/groups/sustainable-practices.

CONTACT:
  Victor Roberts
  508.247.6020
  

LOCATION: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

Monday May 21, 2018
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9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Nursery Rhyme Time

Mondays at 9:45am with Miss Laura (4/2/18-5/21/18). Songs, fingerplays, and stories in this lapsit program. For children birth - 2 years. Drop in!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  (508) 457-2555, x. 5  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Mondays at 9:45am with Miss Laura (4/2/18-5/21/18). Songs, fingerplays, and stories in this lapsit program. For children birth - 2 years. Drop in!

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  (508) 457.2555, x. 5
  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Storytime with Miss Laura

Mondays (4/2/18 - 5/21/18) at 9:45 am with Miss Laura. Stories, songs, and a craft, as well as early literacy tips for parents and caregivers. For children ages 2-5, drop in! 

 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  508-457-2555 x 5  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Mondays (4/2/18 - 5/21/18) at 9:45 am with Miss Laura. Stories, songs, and a craft, as well as early literacy tips for parents and caregivers. For children ages 2-5, drop in! 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  508.457.2555 x 5
  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Next Chapter Book Club

"The Next Chapter Book Club [an international organization] is committed to providing weekly opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to read, learn and make friends in a relaxed, community setting.  (...) Anyone can participate, whatever their reading or ability level."  Space is limited to 8 members.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Reference Dept.  508-457-2555 x 6  info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: YA ROOM

"The Next Chapter Book Club [an international organization] is committed to providing weekly opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to read, learn and make friends in a relaxed, community setting.  (...) Anyone can participate, whatever their reading or ability level."  Space is limited to 8 members.  Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Reference Dept.
  508.457.2555 x 6
  info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: YA ROOM

Tuesday May 22, 2018
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9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Nursery Rhyme Time

Tuesdays at 9:15am with Miss Donna (ongoing). Songs, fingerplays, and stories in this lapsit program. For children birth - 3 years. Drop in!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  (508) 457-2555, x. 5  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: East Falmouth Branch

Tuesdays at 9:15am with Miss Donna (ongoing). Songs, fingerplays, and stories in this lapsit program. For children birth - 3 years. Drop in!

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  (508) 457.2555, x. 5
  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: East Falmouth Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Research Your Family History with the Falmouth Genealogical Society

Volunteers from the Falmouth Genealogical Society will be available to help get you started with researching your family history. Drop by anytime between 2-4 pm.

Discover the great resources the library has to offer and learn from local genealogy experts during our weekly help sessions.

The Lemcke Reference Room is located on the main level of the Main Library.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  508-457-2555  info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Lemcke Reference Room

Volunteers from the Falmouth Genealogical Society will be available to help get you started with researching your family history. Drop by anytime between 2-4 pm.

Discover the great resources the library has to offer and learn from local genealogy experts during our weekly help sessions.

The Lemcke Reference Room is located on the main level of the Main Library.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  508.457.2555
  info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Lemcke Reference Room

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Upper Cape Camera Club Focus Group

Focus Group

LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room
 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Afterschool LEGO Club

For all ages! Please leave your own LEGOS at home. Drop in!

CONTACT:  Children's Room  (508)457-2555, x.5  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room

For all ages! Please leave your own LEGOS at home. Drop in!

CONTACT:
  Children's Room
  (508)457.2555, x.5
  fplchildrens@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

LOCATION: Children's Program Room

Wednesday May 23, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Storytime

Wednesdays at 10:30am with Miss Laura (4/4/18 - 5/23/18). Stories, songs, and a craft for children ages 2 - 5 years. Drop in!

CONTACT:  North Falmouth Library  (508) 563-2922  
LOCATION: North Falmouth

Wednesdays at 10:30am with Miss Laura (4/4/18 - 5/23/18). Stories, songs, and a craft for children ages 2 - 5 years. Drop in!

CONTACT:
  North Falmouth Library
  (508) 563.2922
  

LOCATION: North Falmouth

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Community Action Committee of Cape Cod & Islands Immigration Resource Center

CACCI IMMIGRATION RESOURCE CENTER CITIZENSHIP CLASS

The Immigration Resource Center is offering a free series of classes to help immigrants interested in becoming U. S. citizens prepare for the U. S. Naturalization Exam. The classes will meet every Wednesday evening from 6-8pm and will feature instruction on U.S. history and civics, English language training, and in-dephth preparation for the exam and interview. Assistance with filing naturalization paperwork will also be provided. 

CONTACT:  Collin Mickle  508-771-1727 x140  
LOCATION: Bay Meeting Room