The Folio
The official newsletter of Falmouth Memorial Library
December 2020
Covid-19 Precautions
Beginning Monday, December 7, we are open for Library Takeout only. See website for more detail.
Adult Services
While we’re disappointed that the library’s doors must close to the public for the time being, our Adult Services department looks forward to meeting all of our patrons’ needs virtually. Some of the existing services we’ll continue to provide are reference and technology assistance, a variety of book groups, and weekly meetings of our fiber arts group, A Common Yarn. 

In addition to our existing offerings, the Adult Services department is excited to roll out new services. We will be offering personalized readers’ advisory, hosting virtual lectures, and adding a new book group to our existing repertoire. 
 
For information about new and existing services, please email reference@falmouthmemoriallibrary.org or call 207-781-2351 ext. 140. 
Great Books
Every Other Monday 10:00AM-11:00AM
Next meeting December 14
Great Books meets every two weeks to engage in critical, reflective thinking and engagement of readers of all ages through discussion of selected works. Our group reads a pre-selected story and then discusses a variety of aspects of the text.

2nd Wednesday Book Group
The 2nd Wednesday of Each Month 1:00PM-2:00PM
Next meeting December 9
The Falmouth Memorial Library Book Group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. The group reads a mixture of fiction and non-fiction. For our December meeting, we're all re-reading our favorite books from childhood and discussing beloved children's literature.

No Boundaries Book Group
December 18 from 3:00-4:00 pm
The No Boundaries Book Discussion is a monthly program in which folks can chat about what they’re reading. There is no assigned book, we just ask that you come ready to chat with your friends and neighbors about what everyone is currently reading. It’s an opportunity to share ideas, recommendations, and connect with others.

A Common Yarn
Thursdays 1:00PM-3:00PM
A textile craftsmanship group that meets weekly to work on and share their own projects created by knitting, felting, tatting, weaving, embroidery, spinning, etc. Participants are encouraged to bring along their unfinished projects for a little inspiration and guidance.
Save the Dates
Jeff Thaler, Comparing the Impacts of Climate Change upon Maine and Greenland: A Camden Conference Community Event
January 19 via Zoom at 7 pm

Genevieve LeMoine, Melting Away: Disappearing Archaeology in the Arctic: A Camden Conference Community Event
January 26 via Zoom at 7 pm
Youth Services
With our return to Library Takeout service, we want to remind people of all the ways that Falmouth Memorial Library is still here for you even when we can’t share the same physical spaces.  We will continue to post storytimes, singalongs, crafts and other fun children’s programming for you online on our Facebook page for you to view anytime. 
 
We’ll continue to add new books, videos, and more to our collection, and will add videos discussing our newest items to facebook so that you can be aware of our most exciting new offerings and request them as soon as they’re available.   
 
Don’t forget that we’re here and available to help you find the best books for you to read next, discuss books you’d like to see at the library, answer any questions you may have and more!   To reach Mr. Will or Ms. Larisa, simply email us at Youthservices@falmouthmemoriallibrary.org We love hearing from you, and will be more than happy to help!   
 
We hope that all of our patrons stay safe and healthy, and are sharing our best wishes along with our books. 
Giving Tuesday & Give Back Where it Counts at Shaw's
A special thank you for your participation in the Shaw's Give Back Where it Counts reusable bag program and for contributing to our Giving Tuesday campaign. We are happy to report that the two programs brought in a little over $1,300. Thanks so much for your support.