School’s out for summer! Families are invited to join us for our first-ever Family Unicorn Bike Week. Come visit our Book Bike on the library lawn, sign up for the summer reading program and enjoy a different activity every weekday with the Youth Services staff. All events will take place on the library lawn at the corner of Main Street and Library Lane from 2:30 to 4:30 PM, unless the weather drives us inside to the children’s program room on the ground floor.

Saturday, June 15

There are no library-sponsored events today.

Monday, June 17

1–2 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 eight members. This group is currently full. If you would like to be added to the wait list, contact the reference department at 508-457-2555, extension 7, or info@falmouthpubliclibrary.org. Location: The Brabson Teen (YA) Room.

2:30–4:30 PM, Family Unicorn Bike Week at the Falmouth Book Bike. It’s Family Unicorn Bike Week on the library lawn at the corner of Main Street and Library Lane. Today is free book day, so stop by to pick up a book of your own. We are celebrating unicorns and the last day of school with unicorn cookies to decorate, and cold lemonade. Caregivers can also find out all about what’s happening at the main Llibrary, as well as the East Falmouth and North Falmouth libraries this summer. Today’s Book Bike Ambassadors are assistant director Jennifer Woodward and friends. If it rains we will move the activities inside the library. Contact: Youth Services, 508-457-2555, extension 6. Location: Library lawn, corner of Main Street and Library Lane.

Tuesday, June 18

2–4 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.

2:30–4:30 PM, Family Unicorn Bike Week at the Falmouth Book Bike. It’s Family Unicorn Bike Week on the library lawn at the corner of Main Street and Library Lane. Today is free book day, so stop by to pick up a book of your own. We are celebrating unicorns and the last day of school with unicorn cookies to decorate, and cold lemonade. Caregivers can also find out all about what’s happening at the main library, as well as the East Falmouth and North Falmouth libraries this summer. Today’s Book Bike Ambassadors are assistant director Jennifer Woodward and friends. If it rains we will move the activities inside the library. Contact: Youth Services, 508-457-2555, extension 6. Location: Library lawn, corner of Main Street and Library Lane.

4-5 PM, After School LEGO Club. We supply the LEGOs. Please leave your LEGOs at home. Contact: Youth Services, 508-457-2555, extension 6. Location: Children’s Program Room.

4–5:30 PM Friends of the Falmouth Public Library board monthly meeting. Contact: Mary Tamucci. Location: Trustees Room.

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

Wednesday, June 19

2:30-4:30 PM, Family Unicorn Bike Week at the Falmouth Book Bike. It’s Family Unicorn Bike Week on the library lawn at the corner of Main Street and Library Lane. Today’s events are StoryWalks. Enjoy a story and a ramble on the lawn. Caregivers can also find out about what’s happening at the main library, as well as the East Falmouth and North Falmouth libraries this summer. Today’s Book Bike Ambassadors are Laura Ford, youth services librarian; Lisa Donovan, youth services library assistant, and Ryan Carey, senior library assistant. If it rains, we will move the activities inside the library. Contact: Youth Services, 508-457-2555, extension 6. Location: Library lawn, corner of Main Street and Library Lane.

7–8 PM, FPL Fiction Book Club. Monthly meeting of the Fiction Book Club. New members always welcome. This month we are reading “A Place for Us,” by Fatima Farheen Mirza. 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, June 20

11 AM-noon, LEGOs in the Library. We supply the LEGOs. Please leave your LEGOs at home. Contact: Youth Services, 508-457-2555, extension 6. Location: Children’s Program Room.

2:30–4:30 PM, Family Unicorn Bike Week at the Falmouth Book Bike. It’s Family Unicorn Bike Week on the library lawn at the corner of Main Street and Library Lane. Today we will be debuting our newest toys and play gear. Caregivers can also find out all about what’s happening at the main library, as well as the East Falmouth and North Falmouth libraries this summer. Today’s Book Bike Ambassadors are Jennifer Woodward, assistant director; and friends. If it rains, we will move the activities inside the library. Contact: Youth Services, 508-457-2555, extension 6. Location: Library lawn, corner of Main Street and Library Lane.

Friday, June 21

2:30–4:30 PM, Family Unicorn Bike Week at the Falmouth Book Bike. It’s Family Unicorn Bike Week on the library lawn at the corner of Main Street and Library Lane. We will begin Arts Alive Weekend with a unicorn craft. Caregivers can also find out about what’s happening at the main library, as well as the East Falmouth and North Falmouth libraries this summer. Today’s Book Bike Ambassadors are Jennifer Woodward, assistant director; and friends. If it rains, we will move the activities inside the library. Contact: Youth services 508-457-2555, extension 6. Location: Library lawn, corner of Main Street and Library Lane.

Q. What is the difference between a harper and a harpist?

A. According to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), a harper is “one who harps or plays upon a harp,” whereas a harpist is defined as “a professional harper.” As an aside, the OED is known for citing the earliest known occurrences of words and it claims that the earliest usage of harper in print was about the year 800, and harpist appeared about 1,000 years later, 1813-16.

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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