The library is closed on Thursday, November 28, in observance of Thanksgiving.

Do you have cookbooks, books for hosting parties, making drinks and leading a fun family game night? How about music and movies to watch? Or would you rather not be bothered by all that and dive into a great read? If you can’t find what you want on our shelves, just ask a friendly librarian and we can find it or make suggestions.

East Falmouth Library recently relocated the Young Adult section next to the Sci-Fi collection. Teens now have their very own room with a table, computer and, of course, the latest novels, nonfiction, and graphic novels available. Making a welcoming place for teen readers is important to us, so we encourage you to come check out what’s new in the Young Adult section at the East Falmouth Library today!

Saturday, November 23

1 – 2 PM, Tales to Tails. Come in and read to a fabulous, friendly, fuzzy dog. These well-trained dogs are from the Companion Animal Program serving Cape Cod, and they always bring their faithful human friends. They are patient listeners (both dogs and humans) and would love to see you. Contact: Youth Services, 508-457-2555, extension 6; ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: Children’s Program Room, Main Library

3 – 4 PM, International Connections. Join us as we explore China’s culture with songs, stories, games and food! Free fun for all ages! Sponsored by The Coalition for Children. Contact: The Coalition for Children, 508-548-0151, extension 172; www.thecoalitionforchildren.org. Location: Children’s Program Room, Main Library

Sunday, November 24

The Main Library is open Sundays from 1 — 5 PM November through April.

Monday, November 25

1 – 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 8 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

Tuesday, November 26

2 – 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 – 5 PM, Afterschool LEGOs Club. 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 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

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

Wednesday, November 27

9 AM – 10 AM, The Point with Mindy Todd. Mindy Todd and Jill Erickson (head of Reference & Adult Services) on WCAI with their book suggestions! We will be joined this month by Nelson Ritschel, author and professor in the Humanities Department at Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Our discussion today will cover great plays to read (either aloud or by yourself.) Never even thought of reading a script? Listen in, and we’ll try to convince you what great reads you are missing! You can call in with your book suggestions at 866-999-4626 or e-mail thepoint@capeandislands.org. Repeated at 7 PM or listen at www.capeandislands.org. Contact: Reference Department, 508-457-2555, extension 7; info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: WCAI 90.1 FM

Thursday, November 28

The library is closed today in observance of Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 29

1 – 2 PM, Escape Room! Solve a series of puzzles to escape! For ages 8 and up, please register. Contact: Youth Services, 508-457-2555, extension 6; ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room, Main Library

2:30 – 3:30 PM, Escape Room! Solve a series of puzzles to escape! For ages 8 and up, please register. Contact: Youth Services, 508-457-2555 extension 6; ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room, Main Library

Questions Asked at the Reference Desk

Q. Did Donald Trump trademark the phrase, “You’re fired!”?

A. A New York Times article from August 30, 2004, by Eric Dash states: “recently, lawyers from the United States Patent and Trademark Office turned down his (Donald Trump’s) first attempt to register the expression for games and other playthings.” A current search of the trademark database shows there are 23 “dead” trademarks on “You’re Fired,” which means the phrase is not currently trademarked. It appears that none of dead trademarks were listed by or for Donald Trump.

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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