Please note that the library is closed on Monday, January 17, for the Martin Luther King holiday. Chair yoga and children’s programs continue, and we have a special Mass Audubon presentation on owls, on Zoom, on Wednesday! Also, the FPL Fiction Book Club meets on Tuesday. See below for details.

Monday, January 17

All locations closed.

Tuesday, January 18

10 AM – 8 PM, Take and Make Craft Kits: Come in to pick up a special Take and Make in the Youth Services room. Kits will be available as supplies last. Take and Makes are suitable for ages 3 and up; some adult help may be required. Contact: Youth Services 508-457-2555, extension 7, or ys@famouthpubliclibrary.org

2 PM – 4 PM, Genealogy Help Session: Members of the Falmouth Genealogical Society are available to help research your family history. Drop-in session, in the Reference room. Contact: Reference Department 508-457-2555, extension 7

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM, Block Party: Legos in the Library!: Join Ms. Deirdre! This is a drop-in, 2-hour LEGO building session. Please leave your own LEGOs at home. All are welcome. This program happens in the Hermann Foundation Meeting Room-the library may limit the number of attendees.

5 PM – 8 PM, Chess Club, Come and join us for Chess Club in the magazine reading room. Players of all ages and skill levels are welcome! Just come to the circulation desk to grab a chessboard. Contact: Linda Collins, library director, 508-457-2555, extension 2961

6-7 PM, FPL Fiction Book Group: The FPL Fiction Book Club is now meeting in person, in the Bay Room. The six-month theme is classics alternating with newer fiction. This month, we are reading “The Vanishing Half,” by Brit Bennet. To get your copy, come ask for one at the Reference Desk, or call 508-457-2555, extension 7. Register at falmouthpubliclibrary.org to get the link.

Wednesday, January 19

2 PM – 3 PM, Owls of Cape Cod with Mass Audubon (Zoom): Learn how to identify Cape Cod’s owl species, gain insight into their life histories and discover the art of owling!

This event is free and appropriate for adults and teens, and is sponsored by the Trustees of the Falmouth Public Library. Please register at falmouthpubliclibrary.org/events to get the Zoom link, or contact the reference department. Contact: Reference Desk 508-457-2555, extension 7, or info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org

Thursday, January 20

10 AM – 10:30 AM, Adventure Story Time with Ms. Deirdre: Come explore! We’ll read books and move our bodies. We’ll meet outside on the library lawn unless it is too cold or too wet. If that happens, we’ll move into the Hermann Foundation Meeting Room (the library may limit the number of attendees inside the library).

This story time is designed for children from age 3 to age 5 and their caregivers. All are welcome. We’ll bring books for you to take home to keep the fun going. Contact: Youth Services 508-457-2555, extension 7, or ys@famouthpubliclibrary.org

11 AM – Noon, Chair Yoga with Janet: Join us for the second week of a three-week series on Chair Yoga with Janet, in the library’s Hermann Foundation Room!

Chair-supported yoga is a complete practice of seated and standing poses, stretches, and a final relaxation. It is appropriate for everyone, regardless of age, experience, or level of fitness (no floor work). Janet Gardner is a 500-hour graduate of the Kind Yoga School in Centerville and is a registered Yoga Alliance teacher. Must register (for each week you would like to come); do so at falmouthpubliclibrary.org/events. Contact: Reference Department 508-457-2555, extension 7

Questions at the Reference Desk

Q. Does the entire Town of Falmouth have some historic designation?

A. While the whole town is not an official historic district (there are historical districts in Falmouth, and specific historic buildings outside of those districts), we did learn that in 2009, the Town of Falmouth was designated a “Preserve America Community“ by the White House. This award is for perpetuity, and Falmouth is the only town on the Cape to have received this award! For more on this designation, you can go to the Advisory Council on Historical Preservation page at www.achp.gov/preserve-america/preserve-america-communities.

If you have a reference question, email the reference department at info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org, call us at 508-457-2555, extension 7, or text us at 833-209-9922. We are happy to help you.

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