Did you know that employees of the Town of Falmouth have artistic talents? Stop by the main library during the month of June to see the exhibit of photographs, paintings, jewelry, knitwear, ceramics and more. Two-dimensional items are displayed upstairs in the Adult Collection Room in the “Art Walk” area and three-dimensional items are in the display case in the lobby under the stained glass dome depicting the town seal.

Saturday, June 8

10 AM – Noon, Falmouth Genealogical Society. Falmouth Genealogical Society will host a presentation by author Ed Quill. He will talk about his book, “When Last the Glorious Light – Lay of the Massachuset.” Educated at Boston University and Harvard, Mr. Quill is a former chief librarian at The Boston Globe where he subsequently became editor of the “Ask the Globe” column. He was a feature writer and the Globe’s City Hall reporter. He was appointed Boston’s first archivist, called to pull together the vital and historic records of the city. The society will begin with its annual meeting when members vote on new officers, and this year, changes to the bylaws. Contact: Timothy Martin 630-740-0881. Location: Hermann Foundation Meeting Room

11 AM – 3 PM, Falmouth Book Bike at Falmouth Day of Play.Miss Donna and the Falmouth Book Bike will be at the Falmouth Day of Play at Mullen-Hall School, across the street from the main library. The Rotary Club’s Falmouth Day of Play is a free community event where families can enjoy a day of creative, fun play together! Contact: Youth Services 508-457-2555, extensionx 6. Location: Mullen-Hall School, 130 Katharine Lee Bates Road, Falmouth

Monday, June 10

1 PM – 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: Reference Department 508-457-2555, extension 7, or info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: The Brabson Teen (YA) Room

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM, Falmouth Book Bike on the Library Lawn. On Mondays from 2:30 to 4:30 PM, the Falmouth Book Bike will be parked on the library lawn at the corner of Main Street and Library Lane. Stop by to learn about all the ebooks, eaudiobooks, newspapers, movies, et cetera, you can borrow online. Today’s Book Bike Ambassadors are Jennifer Woodward, assistant director, and friends. Contact: library staff 508-457-2555. Location: Library Lawn

Tuesday, June 11

10 AM – 11 AM, Fact & Fiction Book Discussion at East Falmouth Library. This month’s book selection is “Cooking for Picasso,” a novel by Camille Aubray. Copies of the book will be available at East Falmouth Library. All are welcome! Contact: East Falmouth Library 508-548-6340. Location: East Falmouth 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

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. Location: Children’s Program Room

5 PM – 7 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

6:45 PM – 8:30 PM, FPL Board of Trustees. Monthly meeting. Contact: Linda Collins, library director, 508-457-2555, extension 2961. Location: Trustees Room

Wednesday, June 12

No events today.

Thursday, June 13

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. Location: Children’s Program Room

1:30 PM – 3 PM, Falmouth Book Bike at the Falmouth Farmers Market. Falmouth Public Library staff will pedal the Falmouth Book Bike to the Falmouth Farmer’s Market at Bigelow Marine Park, 180 Scranton Avenue for the afternoon, weather permitting. Contact: library staff 508-457-2555. Location: Bigelow Marine Park, 180 Scranton Avenue

Friday, June 14

10 AM – 10:45 AM, Tots ‘n Tales. Stories, music, and movement for toddlers and their siblings. For 15 months to 3 years. Drop in. Sponsored by The Coalition for Children. Contact: The Coalition for Children 508-548-0151, extension 172. Location: Children’s Program Room

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 508-548-015, extension 172. Location: Children’s Program Room

Questions Asked At The Reference Desk

Q. Who sculpted the statue of the Native American outside the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston?

A. Cyrus E. Dallin (American, 1861-1944) created the bronze statue of the Native American on horseback, titled “Appeal to the Great Spirit,” in 1909. It portrays a Sioux chief, defeated by the US Army, engaged in prayer (Dallin.org). “The artist exhibited this at the 1911 winter exhibition of the National Academy of Design and lent to the MFA in 1912. It was purchased the next year …” according to the notes provided by the Museum of Fine Arts. The Cyrus E. Dallin Art Museum states on its website, Dallin.org, “Unlike many of the American and European sculptors who had crafted images of Native Americans, Dallin personally knew the people whom he portrayed. Dallin grew up on the American frontier, playing with Native American children, learning archery from them, and riding his first train East with chiefs and warriors of the Crow tribe. With this perspective, Dallin became the first to create sculptures that depicted Native Americans in naturalistic, sympathetic, and heroic forms.” Dallin moved to Boston at age 19 and settled in Arlington, Massachusetts.

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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