This is the final week for the Summer Eats program at East Falmouth Library. It has been a great time with fun, festivities and food. Children ages 1 through 5 are invited to Fun with Puppets at the main library on Friday beginning at 10:30 AM and kids of all ages can drop in to the weekly LEGOs in the Library program at the main library on Thursday at 11 AM. We are enjoying meeting the many summer visitors to Falmouth who chat with us at the Falmouth Book Bike and in the library buildings. Library fans hail from far and wide!

Saturday, August 17

2 PM – 4 PM, Dungeons and Dragons for Beginners. Sorry! Event Full! We will try to set up another session at some point in the future. Registration is closed. No waiting list. Contact: Youth Services 508-457-2555, extension 6, or go to ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room, Main Library

Monday, August 19

9:30 AM – 5 PM, Quiet Room Open in Bay Room. The Bay Room on the lower level of the library is open today as a quiet study room. Conference Calls: Please use the study rooms in the Reference Room on the 1st floor on a first-come, first-served basis. The cafe area on the lower level is also available. Patrons may also request to use the Hermann Foundation Meeting Room, when it is available. Contact: library staff 508-457-2555 or info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: Bay Meeting Room, Main Library

11:30 AM – 1 PM, Summer Eats at East Falmouth Library. Aliens Escape here at the East Branch for our Summer Eats Program! 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. It’s totally out of this world!

From July 1 to August 21, free meals for kids and teens will be provided every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday between 11:30 AM and 1 PM. The Cape Cod YMCA, Project Bread, and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education sponsor free lunches for anyone younger than 18. This program is generously supported by the Friends of the Falmouth Public Library. Contact: East Falmouth Library 508-548-6340 or efal_mail@clamsnet.org. Location: East Falmouth Library

Noon – 1 PM, Falmouth Book Bike at Choate Lane Apartments. The Falmouth Book Bike will stop by the Choate Lane Apartments today! All residents are welcome to come speak with Sue Henken, adult services and reference librarian, and Laura Wool, homebound librarian, to learn what’s available inside and outside the library. Weather permitting. Contact: Sue Henken, adult services and reference librarian: shenken@clamsnet.org. Location: Choate Lane Apartments

Tuesday, August 20

10:45 AM – 11:30 AM, Family Story Time @ East Falmouth Library. Stories and songs, as well as early literacy tips for parents and caregivers. Contact: East Falmouth Library 508-548-6340 or efal_mail@clamsnet.org. Location: East Falmouth Branch

11:30 AM – 1 PM, Summer Eats at East Falmouth Library. Don’t forget to come and enjoy a free lunch after some fun at Story Time! Summer Eats at the East Falmouth Library! From July 1 through August 21, free meals for kids and teens will be provided every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday between 11:30 AM and 1 PM. Cape Cod YMCA, Project Bread, and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education sponsor free lunches for anyone under 18. This program is generously supported by the Friends of the Falmouth Public Library. Contact: East Falmouth Library 508-548-6340 or efal_mail@clamsnet.org. Location: East Falmouth Library

1 PM – 5 PM, Quiet Room Open in Bay Room. The Bay Room on the lower level of the library is open today as a quiet study room. Conference Calls: Please use the study rooms in the Reference Room on the 1st floor on a first-come, first-served basis. The cafe area on the lower level is also available. Patrons may also request to use the Hermann Foundation Meeting Room, when it is available. Contact: library staff 508-457-2555. Location: Bay 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 – 5:30 PM, Friends of FPL Board. Monthly meeting. Contact: Mary Tamucci. Location: Trustees 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

Wednesday, August 21

11:30 AM – 1 PM, Summer Eats at East Falmouth Library. Amy Wyman from the Coalition for Children will be running fun games and activities every Wednesday for participants in the Summer Eats Program. Work up an appetite, and then grab a free meal here at the library! Summer Eats at the East Falmouth Library! From July 1 through August 21, free meals for kids and teens will be provided every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday between 11:30 AM and 1 PM. Cape Cod YMCA, Project Bread, and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education sponsor free lunches for anyone under 18. This program is generously supported by the Friends of the Falmouth Public Library. Contact: East Falmouth Library 508-548-6340 or efal_mail@clamsnet.org. Location: East Falmouth Library

1 PM – 5 PM, Quiet Room Open in Bay Room. The Bay Room on the lower level of the library is open today as a quiet study room. Conference Calls: Please use the study rooms in the Reference Room on the 1st floor on a first-come, first-served basis. The cafe area on the lower level is also available. Patrons may also request to use the Hermann Foundation Meeting Room, when it is available. Contact: library staff 508-457-2555.Location: Bay Meeting Room, Main Library

7 PM – 8 PM, FPL Fiction Book Club. Monthly meeting of the Fiction Book Club. New members always welcome! This month we are discussing “Breakfast with Buddha,” by Roland Merullo. 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

Thursday, August 22

9:30 AM – 5 PM, Quiet Room Open in Bay Room. The Bay Room on the lower level of the library is open today as a quiet study room. Conference Calls: Please use the study rooms in the Reference Room on the 1st floor on a first-come, first-served basis. The cafe area on the lower level is also available. Patrons may also request to use the Hermann Foundation Meeting Room, when it is available. Contact: library staff 508-457-2555. Location: Bay Meeting Room, Main Library

11 AM – Noon, LEGOs in the Library. All ages welcome! Please leave your LEGOs at home. We will provide the LEGOs! Contact: Youth Services 508-457-2555, extension 6, or ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: Children’s Program Room, Main Library

Noon – 1 PM, Falmouth Book Bike at Salt Sea Apartments. The Falmouth Book Bike will stop by Salt Sea Apartments on its way to the afternoon Farmers Market! All residents are welcome to come speak with adult services and reference librarian, Sue Henken, and homebound librarian, Laura Wool, to learn what’s available inside and outside of the library. Weather permitting. Contact: Sue Henken, adult services and reference librarian, shenken@clamsnet.org. Location: Salt Sea Apartments

1:30 PM – 3 PM, Falmouth Book Bike at Falmouth Farmers Market. Join the Falmouth Public Library staff at the Falmouth Book Bike at Bigelow Marine Park, 180 Scranton Avenue when we spend time at the Falmouth Farmers Market. Weather permitting. Contact: library staff 508-457-2555. Location: Bigelow Marine Park, 180 Scranton Ave.

Friday, August 23

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM, Fun with Puppets. Stories, songs, and puppets! Geared to ages 1-5; drop in. Contact: Youth Services 508-457-2555, extension 6, or ys@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: Children’s Program Room, Main Library

Noon – 5 PM, Quiet Room Open in Bay Room. The Bay Room on the lower level of the library is open today as a quiet study room. Conference Calls: Please use the study rooms in the Reference Room on the 1st floor on a first-come, first-served basis. The cafe area on the lower level is also available. Patrons may also request to use the Hermann Foundation Meeting Room, when it is available. Contact: library staff 508-457-2555. Location: Bay Meeting Room, Main Library

Questions Asked At The Reference Desk

Q. Do you have summer reading books for Lawrence School kids in a special area or do I have to look them up in the catalog one by one?

A. We have summer reading books for Falmouth Public School students, grades 7 through 12, on display in the Brabson Teen Room, (aka, the young adult room). Each grade has its own shelf and the books have a colored dot on the spine to help you find the right grade. For example, 7th grade books have pink dots and 8th grade books have orange dots. The reading lists and note sheets are available, too. If you don’t see the book you are looking for, let us know and we can order a copy from another CLAMS library. There is high demand at this time of summer!

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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