Mark your calendars for the April 1 opening of our interim library at the Mason-Motz Activity Center, 190 Middle Road. We will open our doors at 10 am and look forward to seeing you then.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Beauty and the Books fundraiser event this year!
Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30 pm at Lunt Auditorium at OceanView at Falmouth.
Although they write in different genres, James Hayman and Joan Dempsey, two award-winning Maine novelists who also happen to be good friends will be taking part in a unique conversation to discuss why important social issues play a central role in each of their books.
Dempsey’s debut, This is How it Begins, is a beautifully written literary novel about the importance of free speech and how bigotry can arise in the clash between religious freedom and civil rights.
James Hayman’s series of suspense thrillers featuring two Portland Maine detectives, Michael McCabe and Maggie Savage, are unique to the crime genre in the way they focus on serious social issues. In The Girl on the Bridge, the issue is sexual assault on college campuses. In Hayman’s latest, A Fatal Obsession, the focus is on how frequent childhood concussions ultimately turn a bright and sensitive boy into a brutal killer.
Join the authors on Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30PM, at the Lunt Auditorium at OceanView Retirement Community in Falmouth, 74 Lunt Road, Falmouth, ME. Sponsored by Falmouth Memorial Library
The authors will be selling and signing books.
A Big Thank You!
Our Giant Library Moving Sale was a giant success! Thank you to everyone who donated items, helped move/sell items and a big thanks to everyone who bought items!
To our valued library users,
As you are aware, the Library has been planning for a long-needed expansion and renovation. Over the coming weeks, we are moving forward with our plans to move to a temporary location during the construction period.
Beginning Monday, February 25 the Library will be closed to the public so that the detailed process of packing our collection for storage and our temporary location can begin. All Falmouth Memorial Library items borrowed beginning Friday, January 25 will have a final return date of Friday, February 22, 2019.
Falmouth Memorial Library patrons may continue to place holds on items from other libraries. Beginning February 25, these interlibrary loaned materials will be available for pick up only during our temporary service hours. In order that we may continue to offer some of our more heavily-used services, the Russell Room will be open for children’s programs and interlibrary loan pickup on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon. A schedule of story times and art programs will be provided soon. The last day for interlibrary loan pick-ups at our current 5 Lunt Road location is Saturday, March 9.
To access these temporary library services please use the Russell Room Entrance. The front entrance will be closed and our current collection will be unavailable for loan.
Library Temporary Closure:
The Library will be closed to all programs and interlibrary loan service during the week of March 11 when our collection is moved off site.
We anticipate opening in our temporary Mason-Mota location no later than April 1 when we will resume library programs and services, including access to part of our collection and interlibrary loan.
While this all may sound complicated, we will do our best to continue to help you get the library items you need in a timely manner.
We thank you for your cooperation during this time of transition.
Tuesday, January 22 at 6:30 pm
Join WMPG radio personality and world traveler Rick Scala for a presentation on his journey to China. Scala’s presentation will provide a general overview of the vast countries sites and geographical landmarks. In addition to his world travels, Scala serves as a trustee with the Falmouth Land Trust, a docent with the Greater Portland Landmarks, a rugby coach for Bowdoin College, and a teacher at Brunswick Junior High.
Help us fill the jars… again. On Friday we emptied our “Change for Change” jars and added nearly $400 to our Capital Campaign. Will you help us fill them up again?
How many jars can we fill… Change for change… Lighten your load… Change is imminent… However you say it, every penny counts toward our fundraising goal. Thanks for helping us fill these jars with your loose change. Stop by the circulation desk today.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 6:30 pm
From Chinese Streets to American Homes: International Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption
A Camden Conference Community Event
In recent years pet ownership in China has increased significantly—the country is now said to have the world’s third largest dog population, estimated at 27+ million animals. Many welcome this development. However, the legacy of the Maoist era when pet dogs were viewed as part of a Western lifestyle that was inappropriate for socialist China is still seen in a wide range of conflicting legal and social attitudes towards pet dogs leading to increased numbers in need of new homes. Established in 1985, Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue is one of a handful of breed-specific rescue organizations that works with its Chinese counterparts to bring some of these dogs to the United States for adoption.
Peter Fitzgerald, Emeritus Professor of Law and author of the law school text International Issues in Animal Law, along with Allyson MacKenna, Executive Director of Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue, will provide an overview of the current status of companion animals in China and will describe YGRR’s specific experience and expertise in handling international rescues and finding new “forever” homes for Golden Retrievers here in New England.
Attention dog lovers: YGRR will also bring one or more of its “China dogs” for you to meet at the presentation! FMI: Jeannie at 781-2351 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our Holiday Edition of A Tisket…A Tasket… Your donations and bids earned us $800. Stay tuned for more FUNdraisers to come.