This is February vacation week at Falmouth Public Schools so we’ve shaken up our programming for the little ones.

We have doubled the LEGO club and made it a party on Tuesday. We have a special shadow puppet program on Wednesday. You can read to a dog on Thursday (a great way for shy readers to gain confidence reading aloud). And we’ve brought back the Pokemon club on Friday. The library is a great place to spend your extra vacation time relaxing, having fun, and checking out all the cool books, movies, magazines and games we have for you.

Please note that all library locations will be closed on Monday, February 17 in observance of Presidents Day.

Saturday, February 15

10 to 10:30 AM, Saturday Stories and Songs. Join Miss Laura and Miss Donna for stories, songs and movement. For families of all ages, drop in. Contact: Youth Services 508-457-2555 extension 6 or ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: Children’s Program Room, Main Library.

2 to 3:30 PM, Author Talk: Sarah DiGregorio. Come hear Falmouth-raised author Sarah DiGregorio discuss her new work, “Early: An Intimate History of Premature Birth and What It Teaches Us About Being Human.” She will read from her book and take questions from the audience. The book will be available to buy after the talk from Eight Cousins Books. This event is free and open to adults and older teens. Registration is requested. Register online in the calendar listing at falmouthpubliclibrary.org/events or contact the reference department. This event is made possible by the generosity of the Trustees of the Falmouth Public Library. Contact: Reference Department 508-457-2555 extension 7 or info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room, Main Library.

Sunday, February 16

1 to 5 PM, Main Library is open. The Main Library is open Sundays, 1 to 5 PM, November through April. Contact: library staff at 508-457-2555. Location: Main Library.

Monday, February 17

All library locations are closed in observance of Presidents Day.

Tuesday, February 18

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

3 to 5 PM, Block Party: LEGOs in the Library. Join us for a two-hour building party. For builders of all ages, drop in. Please leave your LEGOs at home.Contact: Youth Services 508-457-2555 extension 6 ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: Children’s Program Room, Main Library.

5 to 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.

7 to 8 PM, FPL Fiction Book Club. Monthly meeting of the Fiction Book Club. We will be discussing With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo. Please join us. Copies of the book are available at the Reference Desk. Contact: Reference Department 508-457-2555 extension 7, info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room, Main Library.

Wednesday, February 19

3:30 to 4:30 PM, Shadow Puppets with Mr. Vinny. Join Mr. Vinny for a program of magical storytelling told through shadows. Families and children ages 5 and up are invited to enjoy this special free presentation. Sponsored by the Friends of Falmouth Public Library. Contact: Youth Services 508-457-2555 extension 6 or ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room, Main Library.

Thursday, February 20

9 to 10 AM, The Point. Mindy Todd and Jill Erickson (head of Reference & Adult Services) on WCAI with their book suggestions. Joining us will be our special guest, Petra Mayer, NPR Books Editor, as we discuss romance books. Please take note that we are broadcasting the book show on a different day this month. You can call in with your book suggestions at 866-999-4626 or email thepoint@capeandislands.org. Repeated at 7 PM or listen online at www.capeandislands.org. Contact: Reference Department 508-457-2555 extension 7 or info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: WCAI 90.1 FM.

11 AM to noon, PM Read to a Dog. Teams made of trained therapy dogs and their handlers from Companion Animal Program of Cape Cod will be at the library, ready to listen to new readers read aloud. All ages welcome. Contact: Youth Services 508-457-2555 extension 6 or ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: Children’s Room, Main Library.

2:30 to 3:30 PM, Mindfulness 101. An introduction to meditation for stress reduction, focus and health. This fun, relaxing interactive workshop with long-time instructor Janet Gardner on Thursday afternoon teaches simple techniques that anyone can practice, anywhere. Geared toward adults and older teens. Registration is appreciated. To register online see the calendar entry at falmouthpubliclibrary.org/events. Contact: Reference Department 508-457-2555 extension 7 or info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room, Main Library.

3 to 4 PM, Pokemon Club. Crafts, cards, and games, drop in. Recommended for ages 4 and up. Contact: Youth Services 508-457-2555 extension 6 or ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: Children’s Room, Main Library.

Friday, February 21

9:30 AM to 4 PM, American Presidents Scavenger Hunt. Find all the answers hidden around the room, and get a prize. For readers of all ages, and non-readers with adult help. Contact: Youth Services 508-457-2555 extension 6 or ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: Children’s Room, Main Library.

Questions Asked at the Reference Desk

Q. What is the address of the Massachusetts Office On Disability?

A. The address is: Massachusetts Office on Disability, One Ashburton Place, Room 1305, Boston, MA 02108. Their toll-free number is: 800-322-2020, Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM. Their web address is: www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-office-on-disability.

“The Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) works to ensure the full and equal participation of all people with disabilities in all aspects of life by working to advance legal rights, maximum opportunities, supportive services, accommodations, and accessibility in a manner that fosters dignity and self-determination.”

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.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.