We are very pleased to introduce a new option for enjoying digital materials with your library card: Hoopladigital! Hoopladigital is a digital media lending service, which includes multiple formats of music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, movies and TV. You sign up with an email address, password, and library card information, and hoopladigital gives you access to a wide variety of digital titles. You can borrow 4 titles per month. One great thing, aside from the large number of items you can check out, is that all content in hoopladigital is available to all users all the time—that means no wait list! If you have a library card from Falmouth Public, Woods Hole, or West Falmouth libraries, then you can log in to our new hoopladigital service. Questions? Ask a reference librarian. We’d be happy to help you.

Saturday, October 12

10 AM – 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 – Noon, Falmouth Genealogical Society Monthly Lecture. “Privacy, DNA and Genealogy: Handling the Double-Edged Sword,” a live webinar by Thomas MacEntee. Summary: Has your concern for privacy prevented you or a family member from taking a DNA test? What about sharing your genealogy research data online with practical strangers (even though you might be related)? As personal DNA testing increases in popularity, and with increased media attention about cold cases solved using DNA data and the use of genealogy databases, today’s genealogist needs to stay on top of the latest information concerning privacy. We’ll review the current status of privacy practices by the five major DNA test kit vendors, current laws and regulations, the role of law enforcement, and what we might expect to see related to privacy in the future. Contact: Timothy Martin 630-740-0881. Location: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room, Main Library

10:45 AM – 11:30 AM, Saturday STEM for Kids: Dinosaurs. Hands-on activities for ages 3 and older with Elements, etc. Sponsored by The Coalition for Children. Contact: The Coalition for Children 508-548-0150, extension 172, or www.thecoalitionforchildren.org. Location: Children’s Program Room, Main Library

Monday, October 14

All libraries are closed in observance of Columbus Day.

Tuesday, October 15

10:30 AM – 11 AM, Stories and Songs @ East Falmouth Library. Stories, fingerplays, 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

2 PM – 3 PM, Joy of Learning: Lifestyle and Brain Health. Michael Zigmond will lead a series of discussions on how lifestyle influences our brains and its functions. This is the second week of a four-week course. Contact: Reference Department 508-457-2555, extension 7, or info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room, Main Library

2 PM – 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, or info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: Lemcke Reference Room, Main Library

4 PM — 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, or 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

6:45 PM – 8:45 PM, Board of Trustees Meeting. This meeting is moved from October 8, due to the Yom Kippur holiday. Contact: Linda Collins, library director 508-457-2555, extension 2961. Location: Trustees Room

Wednesday, October 16

10 AM – 10:45 AM, Little Language Learners. Featuring songs, stories and games for 2- to 5-year-olds who are learning English as an additional language. Parents and children come together; meet families from all over the world! Sponsored by The Coalition for Children. Contact: Coalition for Children 508-548-0151, extension 172, or www.thecoalitionforchildren.org. Location: East Falmouth Library

10:15 AM – 10:45 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

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM, Joy of Learning: Story Selections, Alice Munro. David Webb will lead an in-depth discussion of Alice Munro’s short story collection, “Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage.” This is the second week of a four-week course. Contact: The Reference Department 508-457-2555, extension 7, or info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: Bay Room, Main Library

7 PM – 8 PM, FPL Fiction Book Club. Monthly meeting of the Fiction Book Club. New members always welcome! Come to the reference desk for information. This month we are reading “The Silk Road,” by Kathryn Davis. Please join us! Copies of the book are available at the Reference Desk. Contact: Reference Department 508-457-2555, extension 7, or info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room, Main Library

7 PM – 8 PM, Joy of Learning: Quaker Roots of Colonial Falmouth. Abigail Reynolds and David Young will present The Quaker Roots of Colonial Falmouth, with an illustrated lecture series. This is the second week of a four-week course. Contact: The Reference Department 508-457-2555, extension 7, or info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room, Main Library

Thursday, October 17

9:45 AM – 10:30 AM, Lapbabies. Enjoy songs, finger-play, stories, and playtime in this class geared toward non-walkers (birth – 15 months) and their caregivers. Sponsored by The Coalition for Children. Contact: The Coalition for Children 508-548-0150, extension 172, or www.thecoalitionforchildren.org. Location: Children’s Program Room, Main Library

10:30 AM – 11 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

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Joy of Learning: Korea: 1950-Today. Michael McNaught will trace the origins of the Korean War as a proextensiony war between the USA, with United Nations’ support, and the Soviet Union and China. This is the second week of a four-week course. Contact: The Reference Department 508-457-2555, extension 7, or info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room, Main Library

Friday, October 18

10 AM – 10:45 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, or www.thecoalitionforchildren.org. Location: Children’s Program Room, Main Library

11 AM – Noon, 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 older 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

4 PM – 6 PM, Dungeons & Dragons for Beginners. This will be a group of no more than five kids, ages 8-12, meeting twice a month, every other Friday. If response is overwhelming, we will break it into two groups, each meeting on one Friday a month. Please sign your child up only if they can commit to all the meetings, (emergencies notwithstanding, of course.) The dates are from Friday, October 18 through Friday, December 20. (Six Fridays. If we break it into two groups meeting once a month, it will only be three Fridays per group.)

The group will be led by a parent volunteer; parents/guardians of participants are welcome but not required to stay. The adventuring will begin precisely at 4 PM, so please plan on arriving a few minutes ahead of time. Be aware that the program will finish at 6 PM, after the library has closed. Pickups will be at the Meeting Room doors.

Note to Parents/Guardians: Dungeons and Dragons is a fantasy role-playing game. The leader will keep the content PG and age-appropriate; however be aware that D&D itself has violent elements: monsters are killed, swords are wielded, and villains are vanquished.

Questions Asked at the Reference Desk

Q. Do I need a permit to have a yard sale in the Town of Falmouth?

A. Yes, you do. Here is the information on the town website, falmouthmass.us/476/yard-sale-information: “Permits may be obtained from the Town Hall receptionist. The fee is $10. In brief: The sale can last 2 days; you can have 2 sales per year and no signs are allowed ‘off premises.’ When a yard sale permit is issued, the location and dates of the sale will be shown on our Yard Sale Map page. If you do not want your sale to be shown on our map, please tell us when you apply.

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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