Please see the image below for guidance to our temporary location at the Mason-Motz Activity Center at 190 Middle Road. If you have any trouble, we can be reached via phone at 781-2351. Thank you for your patience and support during the construction project!
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.
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, May 17 at 6:30 pm
Join Dr. Richard Judd, Professor of History at UMaine, who will explore the topic of coastal tourism in Maine. Falmouth, like many of Maine’s coastal communities, developed a reputation as an unspoiled scenic playground well-suited for vacationing. The advent of the motor car, trolley, and rail system, coupled with an increase in leisure time resulted in a dramatic change to Falmouth’s Foreside community, the consequences of which still impact the town today. Changing Landscapes, Shifting Tides: The Story of Falmouth Event Series is a Falmouth300 collaboration in partnership with the Falmouth Conservation Commission, Falmouth Land Trust, Falmouth Memorial Library, Falmouth Recycling and Energy Advisory Committee, Maine Audubon, and the Falmouth Historical Society. The series is presented by Stantec and partially funded by a grant from the Maine Humanities Council.
The Falmouth Book Baristas are back ahead of the dog days of summer. Get the word on the works of Jane Thynne as well as a peek into one of the barista’s travel habits here.
Mystery and thriller novelist David Rosenfelt, a native of Paterson, New Jersey, is a
graduate of NYU. He was the former marketing president for Tri-Star Pictures before
becoming a writer of novels and screenplays. Open And Shut was his first novel; First
Degree, his second novel, was named a best book of 2003 by Publishers Weekly. He
recently moved to Damariscotta with his wife and 27 large dogs. Rosenfelt’s newest book, One Dog Night, will presented on Tuesday, August 14 @ 6 pm.
Join fellow library users for a special event at the Southworth Planetarium/USM. The Falmouth
Memorial Library has reserved the dome for our own special showing of Two Small Pieces of Glass about the history and science of telescopes.
Telescopes have advanced considerably since Galileo’s time.
Humanity now has large observatories and even a couple in outer space. The Two Small Pieces of Glass program shows how telescopes work; and how astronomers have used them to scrutinize the
structures within our cosmos. This exciting full dome program that will introduce you to the amazing telescope.
Show duration: 25 minutes plus a live night sky tour lasting 10-15
To reserve your space for this special event, please contact Jeannie
Madden at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 781-2351.
Thursday, August 2 @ 7:00pm
Please note: There is a small cost for reserving the planetarium. Cost: $5 per person;$7.50 for two people. Payment may be made in
advance or at the door.
Maybe you know the difference between a bluebird and a Blue Jay. But do you know about “preacher birds” and “teacher birds”? Jeff and Allison Wells, authors of the new book, Maine’s Favorite Birds, will reveal fascinating mysteries and
stories about some of Maine’s favorite birds. They’ll share stories of their birding adventures, like the one about birding in sub-zero temperatures in a VW Bug with no heat, and about the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s attempt to employ a “secret weapon” in the World Series of Birding, and more.
We are very excited to host acclaimed novelist Peter Behrens, on Tuesday evening, July 24, at 6:00 pm. Behrens will present his latest book, “The O’Briens”, described by the New York Times’s John Vernon as an “impressive new novel … which follows four generations of an Irish family from the wilds of Quebec at the turn of the 20th century through British Columbia, California, New York, Montreal, Europe and finally to Maine in the 1960s.” Mr. Behrens is also the author of “The Law of Dreams”, a picaresque story of another Irish immigrant during the time of the famine in 19th century Ireland.
Monica Wood is the author of four works of fiction, most recently Any Bitter Thing, which spent twenty-one weeks on the American Booksellers Association extended bestseller list and was named a Book Sense Top Ten pick. Her other fiction includes Ernie’s Ark, Secret Language, and My Only Story, a finalist for the Kate Chopin Award. Her latest work, When We Were the Kennedys will be released on July 10 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Monica Wood will be a guest speaker here at the Falmouth Memorial Library on Tuesday, July 17 at 12:00 noon. When We Were the Kennedys will be available for purchase and signing by the author.