Summer Eats is in full swing at the East Falmouth Library. This program offers free lunch to anyone under age 18 every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday through August 21. There is food, entertainment and a good time to be had by all. Be sure to pass the word along.

Saturday, July 27

10 AM — 10:45 AM, Saturday Stories and Songs. For ages birth-5, drop in. Contact: Youth Services 508-457-2555, extension 6, or ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: Children’s Program Room, Main Library

Monday, July 29

9:30 AM – 5 PM, Quiet Room Open in Bay Room. The Bay Room on the lower level of the library is open today as a quiet study room. Conference Calls: Please use the study rooms in the Reference Room on the 1st floor on a first-come,first-served basis. The cafe area on the lower level is also available. Patrons may also request to use the Hermann Foundation Meeting Room, when it is available. Contact: Library Staff 508-457-2555. Location: Bay Meeting Room, Main Library

9:45 AM – 10:30 AM, Nursery Rhyme Time with Miss Donna. Stories, songs, and puppets! Birth — 2, drop in. Contact: Youth Services 508-457-2555, extension 6 or ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: Children’s Program Room, Main Library

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM, Family Storytime with Miss Laura. For ages 2-7, drop in. Contact: Youth Services 508-457-2555, extension 6, or ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: Children’s Program Room, Main Library

11:30 AM – 1 PM, Summer Eats at East Falmouth Library. Join us at the Library for an Awesome Bully Education Show with Awesome Robb! “A fun show that tackles the bully issue with laughter and education. Robb is a great story teller and shares personal stories with a moral from his childhood. Along with magic, juggling, and audience participation, Robb and the audience explore the Who-What-Why and How of Bullying and then the steps to follow to deal with it.” (www.awesomerobb.com)

From July 1 to August 21, free meals for kids and teens will be provided every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday between 11:30 AM and 1 PM. The Cape Cod YMCA, Project Bread, and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education sponsor free lunches for anyone under 18. This program is generously supported by the Friends of the Falmouth Public Library. Contact: East Falmouth Library 508-548-6340. Location: East Falmouth Library

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM, Falmouth Book Bike on the Library Lawn. On Mondays from 2:30 to 4:30, the Falmouth Book Bike will be parked on the library lawn at the corner of Main Street and Library Lane. Stop by to learn about all the e-books, e-audiobooks, newspapers, movies, et cetera, you can borrow online, as well as how the library can help you have more FUN this summer. Contact: library staff 508-457-2555. Location: library lawn at the corner of Main Street and Library Lane.

Tuesday, July 30

10:45 AM – 11:30 AM, Family Story Time @ East Falmouth Library with Miss Donna. Stories and songs, as well as early literacy tips for parents and caregivers. Contact: East Falmouth Library 508-548-6340. Location: East Falmouth Branch

11:30 AM – 1 PM, Summer Eats at East Falmouth Library. Don’t forget to come and enjoy a free lunch after some fun with Miss Donna! Summer Eats at the East Falmouth Library! From July 1 to August 21, free meals for kids and teens will be provided every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday between 11:30 AM and 1 PM The Cape Cod YMCA, Project Bread, and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education sponsor free lunches for anyone under 18. This program is generously supported by the Friends of the Falmouth Public Library. Contact: East Falmouth Library 508-548-6340. Location: East Falmouth Library

1 PM – 5 PM, Quiet Room Open in Bay Room. The Bay Room on the lower level of the library is open today as a quiet study room. Conference Calls: Please use the study rooms in the Reference Room on the 1st floor on a first-come, first-served basis. The cafe area on the lower level is also available. Patrons may also request to use the Hermann Foundation Meeting Room, when it is available. Contact: Library Staff 508-457-2555. Location: Bay Meeting Room, Main Library

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, info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: Lemcke Reference Room, Main Library

3 PM — 3:45 PM, One Small Step. Presented by The Bright Star Touring Theater. Few events in human history have captured the imagination quite like the journey that humankind took to the moon! This tale marks the history of flight and space travel from the ancient tale of Icarus to the first flights of the Wright Brothers on the beaches at Kitty Hawk, to the Great Space Race of the 1960s and beyond! Your young pilots and astronauts will be thrilled to learn about the real-life characters who took One Small Step! This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Falmouth Public Library. Space is limited. Free wristbands for admission will be available at the Youth Services desk starting at 2 PM. Contact: Youth Services 508-457-2555, extension 6, or ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room, Main Library

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

6 PM – 8 PM, Foodscaping: Have Your Yard and Eat it, Too! Join Dave Scandurra, owner/founder of Edible Landscapes of Cape Cod for an in-depth presentation about foodscaping here on Cape Cod. He will cover topics such as: integrating vegetables and herbs into the landscape, edible forest gardens, raised beds, grass-to-garden conversions, organic and ecological landcare, native edible plants, permaculture design, as well as detailed plant profiles of the best edible perennials, trees and shrubs for the Cape. Contact: Reference Department 508-457-2555, extension 7, info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room, Main Library

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, Novel Book Club. Join Miss Laura for a lively discussion and a snack! For ages 9 and older; please register. Contact: Youth Services 508-457-2555, extension 6 or ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: Children’s Program Room, Main Library.

11:30 AM – 1 PM, Summer Eats at East Falmouth Library. Amy Wyman from the Coalition for Children will be running fun games and activities every Wednesday for participants in the Summer Eats Program. Work up an appetite, and then grab a free meal here at the library! Summer Eats at the East Falmouth Library! From July 1 to August 21, free meals for kids and teens will be provided every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday between 11:30 AM and 1 PM The Cape Cod YMCA, Project Bread, and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education sponsor free lunches for anyone under 18. This program is generously supported by the Friends of the Falmouth Public Library. Contact: East Falmouth Library 508-548-6340. Location: East Falmouth Library

1 PM – 4 PM, Scavenger Hunt. Find all the clues, solve the riddle, and get a prize! Geared to ages 5 and older. Contact: Youth Services 508-457-2555, extension 6, or ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: Children’s Program Room, Main Library

1 PM – 5 PM, Quiet Room Open in Bay Room. The Bay Room on the lower level of the library is open today as a quiet study room. Conference Calls: Please use the study rooms in the Reference Room on the 1st floor on a first-come, first-served basis. The cafe area on the lower level is also available. Patrons may also request to use the Hermann Foundation Meeting Room, when it is available. Contact: Library Staff 508-457-2555. Location: Bay Meeting Room, Main Library

3:45 PM – 4:30 PM, Picture Book Club. Join Miss Donna for a read-aloud, activities, and a snack! For ages 5 and older; please register. Contact: Youth Services 508-457-2555, extension 6 or ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: Children’s Program Room, Main Library

7 PM – 10:30 PM, Movies Under the Stars – Rain Location. This is the rain location only for the Falmouth Village Association’s free Movies Under the Stars. Fair weather location is Peg Noonan Park at 270 Main Street, Falmouth Village. Movies start at dusk or approximately 8 PM. Feel free to bring snacks to the library! The movie this week is “Despicable Me.” Contact: Falmouth Village Association info@falmouthvillageassociation.com. Location: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room, Main Library

Thursday, August 1

9:30 AM – 5 PM, Quiet Room Open in Bay Room. The Bay Room on the lower level of the library is open today as a quiet study room. Conference Calls: Please use the study rooms in the Reference Room on the 1st floor on a first-come, first-served basis. The cafe area on the lower level is also available. Patrons may also request to use the Hermann Foundation Meeting Room, when it is available. Contact: Library Staff 508-457-2555. Location: Bay Meeting Room, Main Library

9:45 AM – 10:30 AM, Lapbabies. Enjoy songs, finger-play, stories, and playtime in this class geared toward non-walkers (birth – 15 months) and their caregivers. Sponsored by The Coalition for Children. Contact: The Coalition for Children 508-548-0150, extension 172. Location: Children’s Program Room, Main Library

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 “Deep Down Dark: the untold stories of 33 men buried in a Chilean mine, and the miracle that set them free,” by Hector Tobar. Pick up a copy of the book at the reference desk and join us. Contact: Reference Department 508-457-2555, extension 7, or info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room, Main Library

11 AM – Noon, LEGOs in the Library. All ages welcome! Please leave your LEGOs at home. We will provide the LEGOs! Contact: Youth Services 508-457-2555, extension 6, or ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: Children’s Program Room, Main Library

3 PM – 4 PM, Pokemon Club. Cards, games, and crafts! For ages 4 and older. Drop in. Contact: Youth Services 508-457-2555, extension 6, or ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: Children’s Program Room, Main Library

4:45 PM — 5:15 PM, Falmouth Book Bike Family Storytime @ Surf Drive Beach. Come meet the Falmouth Book Bike and join us for a special Family Storytime with Miss Laura. We’ll be giving away free books for kids and adults! Weather permitting. Contact: Youth Services 508-457-2555, extension 6 or ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: Surf Drive Beach

Friday, August 2

Noon – 5 PM, Quiet Room Open in Bay Room. The Bay Room on the lower level of the library is open today as a quiet study room. Conference Calls: Please use the study rooms in the Reference Room on the 1st floor on a first-come, first-served basis. The cafe area on the lower level is also available. Patrons may also request to use the Hermann Foundation Meeting Room, when it is available. Contact: Library Staff 508-457-2555.Location: Bay Meeting Room, Main Library

1 PM– 2:30 PM, Poetry Discussion Group. This month’s poetry discussion will feature the poems of Brendan Galvin. Please bring 10 copies of two poems by Sara Teasdale. Facilitated by Alice Kociemba, founding director, Calliope Poetry for Community. New members are always welcome. Contact: Reference Department, 508-457-2555, extension 7. Location: Trustees Room

3 PM — 4 PM, Intergenerational Sing with Dawna Hammers. Young and old gather round, listen to the elders and join in song! For music lovers of all ages, drop in! This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Falmouth Public Library. Contact: Youth Services 508-457-2555, extension 6. Location: Children’s Program Room

Questions Asked at the Reference Desk

Q. I saw a notice on the display case in your upstairs lobby that you have a reproduction of “The Temple of Flora” in the reference room. Where is it?

A. “The Temple of Flora” by Robert John Thornton (c. 1768 – 1837) is a collection of 28 plant illustrations published in 1799 as a tribute to the botanist Carolus Linnaeus (Carl von Linné, 1707-1778) who created the binomial plant classification system. Werner Dressendörfer writes in an essay accompanying the reproduction, “… very few—if any—botanical volumes come close to matching the originality and splendor of the Temple’s plates.” The library has on display an original edition of the large format folio in a locked case in the upstairs lobby under the stained glass dome and we have a smaller very-high quality reproduction in the reference room which you can leaf through. It is on display on top of a low book shelf in the reference book stacks. A reference librarian would be happy to show you.

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

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