The library is closed on Monday, September 2, in observance of Labor Day. On Tuesday, September 3, Falmouth Public Schools and Falmouth Academy start the new school year and the After-School LEGO Club resumes its Tuesday afternoon schedule. The children’s and teen rooms and the café area downstairs are great places for kids to come after school to have a snack, chill out with friends, and maybe next week … do some homework. September is library card sign-up month. Be sure to join in the weekly raffles for great prizes. See what we’ve lined up for other special events throughout the month. A library card is your free ticket to all kinds of journeys!

Tuesday, September 3

2 PM – 4 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 and 4 PM. Discover the great resources the library has to offer and learn from local genealogy experts during our weekly help sessions. Contact: Reference Department 508-457-2555, extension 7, or Location: Lemcke Reference Room, Main Library

4 PM – 5 PM, After-School LEGO Club. For all ages, drop in! Contact: Youth Services 508-457-2555, extension 6, or Location: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room, Main Library

5 PM – 8 PM, Chess Club. Players of all skill levels welcome! Come and join us in the Reading Room. Contact: Linda Collins, library director 508-457-2555, extension 2961. Location: Reading Room, Main Library

Thursday, September 5

10 AM – 11 AM, Narrative Nonfiction Book Club. Monthly meeting of the Falmouth Public Library Narrative Nonfiction Book Club. This month we will be discussing “In the Hurricane’s Eye: the genius of George Washington and the victory at Yorktown,” by Nathaniel Philbrick. Pick up a copy of the book at the reference desk and join us. Contact: Reference Department 508-457-2555, extension 7, or Location: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room, Main Library

1:30 PM – 3 PM, Falmouth Book Bike at Falmouth Farmers Market. Join the Falmouth Public Library staff at the Falmouth Book Bike at Bigelow Marine Park, 180 Scranton Avenue, when we spend time at the Falmouth Farmers Market. Weather permitting. Contact library staff 508-457-2555. Location: Bigelow Marine Park, 180 Scranton Ave.

Questions Asked at the Reference Desk

Q. Do you have something where I can look up the value of my boat?

A. Yes, we have “NADA Marine Appraisal Guide.” You can look up 15 years of values for boats from 7 feet to 60 feet in length. It is updated three times a year and we keep back issues, so you can go back even further than 15 years. In addition, we have “NADA Official Used Car Guide” and “Official Older Used Car Guide” for passenger cars and light-duty trucks. All of these guides are behind the reference desk. Ask a friendly reference librarian for the ones you need.

If you have a reference question, email the reference department at, call 508-457-2555, extension 7, or stop by the reference desk. We are happy to help you.

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