Visit our temporary location at the Mason-Motz Activity Center at 190 Middle Road. Effective November 4 our revised hours of operation will be as follows:

Monday 10 am - 5 pm
Tuesday 10 am - 6 pm
Wednesday 12 noon - 7 pm
Thursday 10 am - 5 pm
Friday 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday 10 am - 3 pm

The Library will be closed:
Monday, November 11
Wednesday, November 27 - close at 5 pm
Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29
What's Happening at 5 Lunt Road

Construction at 5 Lunt Road continues to be on schedule. The windows, insulation, and sheet rock have been installed in the youth service's wing. We are excited to have a dedicated teen space and programming area in this wing. The roof is on the adult wing and the windows are beginning to be placed. Outside, the final storm water system has been placed underground. 

Construction Tours
Tours of the Library's construction were held on October 26. The tours were so well-received that we will offer them again on Saturday, December 7. Tours will be held at 10 am / 10:30 am / 11 am / 11:30 am and will be limited to 10 people each. Advance registration is required by calling 781-2351 during regular library hours or email Pets and strollers will not be allowed on the tour.
Ugly Sweater 5K &
Merry Mile Fun Run/Walk
Break out those ugly sweaters and join us on Saturday, December 7 at 9:00 am for a holiday hustle down Route One in Falmouth.
Falmouth Memorial Library is pleased to present both a 5K and a 1 mile fun run/walk.
Registration is $30 for the Ugly Sweater 5K (student rate $20) and $15 ($50/family) for the Merry Mile fun run/walk. All proceeds benefit Falmouth Memorial Library! 

Forthcoming Programs & Events
Falmouth Memorial Library and OceanView at Falmouth present The OceanView Lecture Series

The Role of Social Media in the Arab Spring presented by Kathleen Howard Sutherland: A Camden Conference Community Event
Wednesday, November 13 at 6:30 pm
Lunt Auditorium at OceanView at Falmouth
Sutherland will be discussing the various forms of media used to promote political action on the streets against authoritarian regimes across the Middle East. This event is free and open to the public.

Kathleen Howard Sutherland is Associate Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Women’s Studies at Bowling Green State University in Ohio (BGSU) specializing in Middle East Studies. She was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt, and spent over 35 years in Egypt in different eras. She received her PhD in Middle East Studies and Political Science from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. Kathleen’s publications focus on the role of women in public life in Egypt and Morocco, and visited Iraq in 1985 as a guest of the Iraqi Federation of Women as part of the U.S. delegation to the Iraqi Federation’s Conference on Women. She was President of the World Affairs Council of Maine from 2016 to 2019 and continues serving on its Board of Directors. 
Mary Lawrence - The Bianca Goddard Mystery Series and Tudor London
Tuesday, November 19 at 6:30 pm
Lunt Auditorium at OceanView at Falmouth
Join us as we welcome Mary Lawrence, author of the historical Bianca Goddard mysteries. The Bianca Goddard mysteries are a historical series set in the slums of London during the final days of Henry VIII's reign. Lawrence will discuss her series and share a presentation of Tudor London and the history of the time.
Lawrence grew up in Southern Indiana and attended Butler University. She earned a specialty degree in Cytotechnology from Indiana University then moved to Maine shortly thereafter. About twenty years ago Lawrence stumbled upon a book about alchemy and came up with the idea for a daughter of an alchemist who lived during the reign of Henry VIII. Thus, the Bianca Goddard Mysteries were born. Copies of her latest books in the series will be available for purchase and signing. This event is free and open to the public.
Meet Library Staff
Larisa Norman (aka Ms. Larisa)
Youth Services Assistant

-I work part time at the library with a focus on early childhood story times. 
-I have a BS and MS in Education. 
-Prior to having my three children, I worked as a Kindergarten and first-grade teacher in New York City.  
-My family and I moved to Maine in 2006. 
-I love to read both fiction and non-fiction with a definite love for English history and literature. 
-I enjoy travel, hiking, and KNITTING.
Virginia Kiesewetter
Circulation Manager

-I work full-time at the library as the Circulation Manager
-I have twin sons who just left for college this year
-Prior to moving to Maine in 2004, I lived in West Linn, Oregon and worked in the catalog industry
-I love dogs, have a Golden Retriever and have been to the Westminster Dog Show
-In my spare time I enjoy gardening, baking, reading and knitting
Caps for Sale... Caps for Sale...
Larisa Norman has been an active member of the Library's A Common Yarn knitting group for many years. She continues to join them every Thursday. Two years ago, she introduced the idea of a fundraiser for the Library based on the popular children's story "Caps for Sale" by Esphyr Slobodkina.

Once again, A Common Yarn invites all knitters and crocheters to create a “cap” for our peddler’s tree. In November and December we will be collecting hand-made hats and sell them for $15.00 each (or 2 for $25). For more information, contact Larisa at or call 781-2351.
Knit Falmouth: Spreading Warmth in our Community
Our Community needs YOUR knitted goods!

In past years our patrons' amazing efforts have supplied the Falmouth Food Pantry with hundreds of hats, scarves, cowls, mittens, blankets and socks.

This year, more than ever, the need is great. So pick up your needless and start knitting (or chrocheting) more warmth into our community! Beginning in November, there will be "grab and go" kits available at the library for knitters to take if they would like. Each kit will contain donated yarn and a possible pattern to go with it. Grab a kit, knit the item at home and return the completed item to the Library. Participants are welcome to use their own yarn and patterns. Yarn donations are needed to help Knit Falmouth be successful, so if you have any yarn you would like to donate, please bring it to the Library.
If you have any questions about this project, please contact Virginia at or at 781-2351.
Ongoing Adult Programs
Writing Group
Thursdays from 1-3 pm
The group reads and discusses each other's works, as well as writing, publishing, and marketing topics. New members always welcome! FMI:

Second Wednesday Book Group
Wednesday, November 13 from 1-2 pm
Book to discuss: Ernie's Ark by Monica Wood

Great Books: Great Short Stories of the Masters
Mondays from 10-11:30 am

Tech Help Tuesday
Tuesdays from 3-4 pm. Walk-in tech help provided by the Falmouth High Scool Tech Team every week. First come, first served!

Apple Tech Group: The FliPads and the Mac User Group
Wednesday, November 20 from 3-4 pm
This month's topic: How to use Sidecar and Reminders on iPad and Mac.

A Common Yarn
Thursdays from 1-3 pm
Forthcoming books in November:

Let it snow / Nancy Thayer
The family upstairs / Lisa Jewell
The accomplice / Joseph Kanon
The Old Success / Martha Grimes
The starless sea / Erin Morgenstern
Final option / Clive Cussler
The Siberian dilemma / Martin Cruz Smith
This is pleasure / Mary Gaitskill
Twisted twenty-six / Janet Evanovich
Nothing more dangerous / Allen Eskens
The Andromeda evolution / Michael Crichton
A minute to midnight / David Baldacci
The Confession Club / Elizabeth Berg
Criss Cross / James Patterson
Sword of Kings / Bernard Cornwell
The fall of Richard Nixon / Tom Brokaw
The mysterious affair at Olivetti / Meryle Secrest
Little weirds / Jenny Slate
Checkpoint Charlie / Macgregor Iain
The side dish bible / America’s Test Kitchen
The ambassadors / Paul Richter
Imperiled ocean / Laura Trethewey
Fodor’s essential Caribbean
The Flukes
The Falmouth Memorial Library Ukulele Society
Meets weekly. FMI: Nina at
Youth Services
Toddler Storytimes
Mondays at 10 am
Suggested age: 1-3 years

Preschool Storytimes
Mondays at 10:30 am,
Thursdays at 10 am
Suggested age: 3-5 years

Baby Singalong
Fridays and Saturdays at 10 am
Suggested age: birth to 3 years