We are very pleased to offer “Summer Eats” at the East Falmouth Library for the second summer in a row! From July 1 to August 21, free meals for kids and teens will be provided every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday between 11:30 AM to 1 PM. The Cape Cod YMCA, Project Bread, and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education sponsor free lunches for anyone under 18. The Friends of the Falmouth Public Library are generously supporting this activity.

The library will be closed on Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day, but the much-anticipated Friends of Falmouth Public Library Book Sale will be happening on the library lawn. The book sale runs from July 4 to 9 with more than 50,000 books. Credit cards are accepted. Bring your own bags (or wagons) to haul your bounty. All proceeds benefit the library, thanks to the hard work and dedication of the all-volunteer Friends of Falmouth Public Library.

Saturday, June 29

10 to 10:45 AM, Saturday Stories and Songs. For ages birth to 5. Drop in. Contact: Youth Services, 508-457-2555, extension 6. Location: Children’s Program Room.

Monday, July 1

9:45 to 10:30 AM, Nursery Rhyme Time with Miss Donna. Stories, songs and puppets. For ages birth to 2. Drop in. Contact: Youth Services, 508-457-2555, extension 6. Location: Children’s Program Room.

10:30 to 11:15 AM, Family Storytime with Miss Laura. For ages 2-7. Drop in!Contact: Youth Services, 508-457-2555, extension 6. Location: Children’s Program Room.

11:30 AM to 1 PM, Summer Eats at East Falmouth Library. Big Ryan’s Tall Tales will kick off our programming for this year’s Summer Eats program. Storytelling with puppets, music, movement, and interaction for kids of all ages. Contact: East Falmouth Library, 508-548-6340. Location: East Falmouth Library.

2:30 to 4:30 PM, Falmouth Book Bike on the Library Lawn. On Monday afternoons from 2:30-4:30, the Falmouth Book Bike will be parked on the library lawn at the corner of Main Street and Library Lane. Today’s Book Bike Ambassadors are assistant director Jennifer Woodward and friends. Weather permitting. Contact: Library staff, 508-457-2555. Location: Library lawn.

Tuesday, July 2

10:45 to 11:30 AM, Tuesday Stories and Songs at East Falmouth Library. Stories and songs, as well as early literacy tips for parents and caregivers. Contact: East Falmouth Library, 508-548-6340. Location: East Falmouth Library.

11:30 AM to 1 PM, Summer Eats at East Falmouth Library. Contact: East Falmouth Library, 508-548-6340. Location: East Falmouth 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.

3 to 4 PM, Aliens Escape From Earth. During a midnight meteor shower, something mysterious falls from the sky toward Earth—but it’s not a shooting star. Two curious kids venture into the forest to investigate and find themselves mixed up with a family of visitors from another planet. Pursued by a crazy space scientist, they must risk everything to rescue the aliens and get them back to their spaceship—before it’s too late Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure using science experiments for special effects. Sponsored by the Friends of the Falmouth Public Library. Free wristbands for admittance will be available at the Youth Services desk starting at 2 PM the day of the performance. Contact: Youth Services, 508-457-2555, extension 6. Location: Children’s Program Room.

5 to 7 PM, Chess Club. Players of all skill levels welcome. Contact: Linda Collins, library director, 508-457-2555, extension 2961. Location: Reading Room.

Thursday, July 4

The library is closed in observance of Independence Day.

10 AM to 4 PM, Friends of the Falmouth Public Library Book Sale. Come shop more than 50,000 books, most for $2 or less. Contact: Library staff, 508-457-2555. Location: Library lawn.

Friday, July 5

10 AM to 6 PM, Friends of the Falmouth Public Library Book Sale. All proceeds benefit the library, thanks to the hard work and dedication of the all-volunteer Friends of Falmouth Public Library. Contact: Library staff, 508-457-2555. Location: Library lawn.

3 to 4 PM, Intergenerational Sing with Dawna Hammers. 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 found a picture captioned “Blind Clam Digger Falmouth, Mass.,” date range 1917- 1934, in the online repository called “Leslie Jones: the Cameraman Collection.” “Would you have any idea who this would have been or any background info? Thank you for all your help, it is truly appreciated.”

A. Yes, the blind clam digger was a well-known man of his time, Otis Fish. Our online archive of the Falmouth Enterprise includes a long article about him titled, “The Blind Clam-man” published on page 4 of the September 15, 1923 issue. It enthuses, “Everybody turns out for him when they hear the scrape and the rattle of his little cart on the roads and the tap-a-tap tap of his cane as he feels his way along roads that are often congested with automobiles from all over the country.” You can view the Enterprise archive online by going to our home page, falmouthpubliclibrary.org, and scrolling down a bit. Click on the button that says “Digital Archive: the Enterprise – Town Reports”

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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