People have begun to ask us about tax forms. They typically arrive in late January or early February. Each year the state and federal agencies send fewer types of forms in smaller numbers as they try to encourage people to file online. When tax forms arrive we will make an announcement here and on all of our social media sites and will display them prominently.

Are you looking for a temporary job? Become a census taker and earn $25-27 an hour and support our community. According to census.gov, “Census results are used to determine your representation in Congress, and they help inform how billions of dollars are distributed for hospitals, schools, roads, and more. Help ensure that everyone in your community is counted in the 2020 Census.” Learn more and apply at 2020census.gov/jobs.

Saturday, January 11

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.

10 AM to noon, Falmouth Genealogical Society. Monthly meeting featuring Mary Roddy, C.G. via her webinar “Telling Their Stories When They Left No Stories.” Ms. Roddy will explain how to “fluff up” your genealogical research with details that will draw your reader into the story of your ancestor’s lives. The webinar will be broadcast in the library and viewing from home will also be supported. Contact: Timothy Martin 630-740-0881. Location: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room, Main Library.

10 AM to 1 PM, Family Board Game Day. Bring the family in to play wide selection of family style games provided by Matt Donle of Wicked Fun Games. Matt can teach you how to play games like: Castle Panic—a game where you work cooperatively to prevent a castle from being overrun by monsters. Say Anything—say funny things, anything that comes to mind. Hey That’s My Fish!—a game where you try to get as many fish as you can before the board floats away. Sushi Go—collect sets of differently flavored sushi in a three-course meal. Forbidden Desert—a game about trying to survive in a shifting desert while uncovering parts of an ancient flying ship. Carcassonne—lay tiles down to construct a medieval cityscape. Labyrinth—play as wizards collecting ingredients for a spell in a constantly shifting maze. Tokaido—a game about traveling on a journey, seeing the sights, eating food, and buying souvenirs. Best for kids age 8 and up and their grownups. Sponsored by the Friends of the Falmouth Public Library. Contact: Youth Services 508-457-2555, extension 6, or ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: Children’s Program Room, Main Library.

1:30 to 4:30 PM, Board Game Day. Play board games with your friends, some you know, some you might not. Games provided by Matt Donle of Wicked Fun Games. Matt can teach you how to play games like Castle Panic, Say Anything, Sushi Go, Forbidden Desert, Carcassonne, Labyrinth and Tokaido. You can also bring your own games if you’d like. For teens age 13-18, sponsored by the Trustees of the Falmouth Public Library. Contact: Youth Services 508-457-2555, extension 6, or ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: The Brabson Teen (YA) Room, Main Library.

Sunday, January 12

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

Monday, January 13

9:45 to 10:15 AM, Nursery Rhyme Time with Miss Laura. Stories, songs and fingerplays in this lapsit program, as well as early literacy tips for parents and caregivers. Contact: Youth Services 508-457-2555, extension 6, or ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: Children’s Program Room, Main Library.

10:30 to 11:15 AM, Preschool Storytime with Miss Donna. Stories, songs and crafts, as well as early literacy tips for parents and caregivers. For ages 2-5, drop in. Contact: Youth Services 508-457-2555, extension 6, or ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: Children’s Program Room, Main Library.

1 to 2 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 eight members. This group is currently full. If you would like to be added to the wait list, contact the reference department. Contact: The Reference Department 508-457-2555, extension 7, info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: The Brabson Teen (YA) Room, Main Library.

10 to 10:45 AM, Storytime at East Falmouth Library. Stories and songs with Miss Donna! Stories, puppets, and music for families of all ages! Drop in. Contact: East Falmouth Library 508-548-6340 or efal_mail@clamsnet.org. Location: East Falmouth Library.

10 to 11 AM, Fact and Fiction Book Club. This month’s book selection: Into the Planet: my life as a cave diver,” by Jill Heinerth. Copies of the book will be available at the East Falmouth library. All are welcome. Contact: East Falmouth Library 508-548-6340 or efal_mail@clamsnet.org. Location: East Falmouth Branch.

2 to 3 PM, Flying Deep: ALVIN. Meet Michelle Cusolito, author of the award winning book “Flying Deep: Climb inside Deep-Sea submersible ALVIN.” In this interactive program, she will share real-life examples of how “Flying Deep” was shaped by her research and connect her work as a non-fiction author to the work students do. Through the use of photographs and exciting props, Ms. Cusolito will bring students on a journey of discovery about Alvin and hydrothermal vent communities. Aimed at kids in grades 4-6, all ages (including grownups!) are welcome. A truly great opportunity to learn more about ALVIN, the deep sea submersible that can carry three people almost three miles deep. ALVIN was developed by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Contact: Youth Services 508-457-2555, extension 6, or ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: Children’s Program Room, Main Library.

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 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.

4 to 5 PM, Afterschool LEGO Club. For builders of all ages. Drop in. Please leave your LEGOs at home. Contact: Youth Services 508-457-2555, extension 6, or 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.

6:45 to 8:45 PM, Trustees of FPL Monthly meeting. Contact: Linda Collins, library director, 508-457-2555, extension 2961. Location: Trustees Room, Main Library.

Wednesday, January 15

10 to 11 AM, Family Storytime at North Falmouth Library. Stories, songs and a craft, as well as early literacy tips for parents. For ages 2-5, drop in. Contact: North Falmouth Library 508-563-2922. Location: North Falmouth Library.

Thursday, January 16

9:45 to 10:25 AM, Lap Babies. Join Miss Rachael for a playgroup geared to ages birth-12 months. Sponsored by the Coalition For Children. Contact: The Coalition For Children 508-548-0151, extension 172. Location: Children’s Program Room, Main Library.

10:30 to 11:15 AM, Preschool Storytime 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: Youth Services 508-457-2555, extension 6, or ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: Children’s Program Room, Main Library.

Friday, January 17

10 to 11 AM, Tots ‘n Tales. Stories, music and movement for toddlers and their siblings. For 15 months-3 years. Drop in. Sponsored by the Coalition for Children. Contact: The Coalition for Children 508-548-0151, extension 172. ww.thecoalitionforchildren.org. Location: Children’s Program Room, Main Library.

11 to 11:45 AM, Wiggle to the Music. Put on your dancing shoes and move to the music in this class promoting motor development for children ages 2 and up and their caregivers. Drop in. Sponsored by the Coalition for Children. Contact: the Coalition for Children 508-548-0151 extension 172 or www.thecoalitionforchildren.org. Location: Children’s Program Room, Main Library.

Questions Asked at the Reference Desk

Q. I tried to use Consumer Reports online but when I Googled Consumer Reports and tried to get into it, I couldn’t get anywhere. I know the library has it. How do I get in?

A. The library subscribes to Consumer Reports so our patrons have free access with any Falmouth Library Card—that includes Woods Hole and West Falmouth Library card holders as well as Falmouth Public Library card holders. Library patrons can use either the online database or the monthly print magazines. To see the online database, start at the library website, falmouthpubliclibrary.org and scroll down our home page a little bit until you see the Consumer Reports title in large bold letters. Click on the title and then you will be asked to enter your library card number. To look at the magazines, come to the Reading Room at the Main Library and find Consumer Reports filed alphabetically with the other magazines, (these can be checked out) or you can come to the Reference Room where we have a second print subscription that is always available. 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.