The Folio
The official newsletter of Falmouth Memorial Library
November 2020
Welcome to Your New Library
We are so excited to be open again and hope you will all stop by if you haven't already. Have you all seen our wonderful artwork yet? Part of our good fortune in this great new building lies in the details.
  • Ann Staples Waldron, long time educator and community leader (and avid library patron), donated a Bernard Langlais sculpture, “Siesta”, now hanging in The Odyssey Reading Room.
  • An anonymous donor installed “Celebrate”, a trio of dynamic metal sculptures, created by Jac Ouellette, on the lawn between the new children’s area and the parking lot.
  • ReVision Energy installed a 65kW photovoltaic array with about 200 panels manufactured by REC. The system will produce an estimated 74,954 kWh/year; by comparison, the average household consumes about 10,400 kWh/yr. This installation was funded by an anonymous donor.
  • We have new art rails installed all around the new books and audio/dvd areas, and we look forward to featuring rotating exhibits. Many thanks to the residents of OceanView for lending us some opening day artwork!
Covid-19 Precautions
While greeting everyone during our first week open, and thanks to the “people counter” function on our new self-check door gates, we’ve been able to confirm we remain within the 15 person capacity we set for the building. Therefore, we no longer require appointments (though you can still make an appointment to use a laptop for 30 minutes), and there are no appointments required for curbside Library Takeout. However, there may be a wait to enter the children’s room – due to heavier use (especially in the afternoons), we are limiting capacity to two families or six people total at one time. As always, we ask everyone over 2 years old to wear a mask at all times in the library, limit your visit to 30 minutes of grab-n-go browsing, and use hand sanitizer on your way in if you’re handling the books while browsing. It’s been great to see you all in the library again – Welcome Back!
Library Staff
Many changes have taken place in the weeks leading up to our October 13 re-opening. We want to take a moment to re-introduce some new staff and welcome some new faces.
(RE)Introducing our new Adult Services Librarian
Hi! I’m Andrea Kazilionis, and I’m the new Adult Services Librarian at Falmouth Memorial Library. I started at the library on March 2nd, 2020 and worked exactly eight days before the library had to shut down in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of meeting our patrons and volunteers, I spent many weeks working from home. Now that the library has opened its doors, I’m making up for lost time! I love engaging with our patrons of all ages and can’t wait to chat with you about what you’re reading. If you’re looking for someone to assist you with reference or technology questions, I’m the librarian for you! Visit me in person at the Reference Desk or send me an email at I can’t wait to learn more about the people who comprise the beautiful and vibrant community of Falmouth. 
-Andrea Kazilionis (she/her)
Welcome our new Circulation Assistants, Amy Hannaford and Kristen Toronto - Welcome Back, Nina Miller
You'll also see some new faces at our Circulation Desk. Amy Hannaford and Kristen Toronto are fantastic additions to our Circulation Staff. Along with Amy and Kristen, we welcome back our own Nina Miller.
Adult Services
The library’s Adult Services department continues to offer virtual programming, reference services, and technology assistance. All of our programs are currently meeting virtually using Zoom. For more information on any of the programs listed or to receive the meeting link, please contact

Current Program Offerings:
Great Books
Every Other Monday 10:00AM-11:00AM
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
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 November meeting, the group is reading Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann.

No Boundaries Book Group
The 4th Friday of Each Month 3:00PM-4:00PM
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 Date
January 19
Jeff Thaler, a Camden Conference Community Event
via Zoom at 7 pm
Youth Services
We’d like to invite everyone to see our new Youth Services wing. From the beautiful display wall that greets visitors to the high ceilings and windows that let in the light, our Children’s and Teen Rooms are beautiful spaces. 
The Children’s Room has more space than ever to read, play and create. From the carpet up to the coathooks bright colors make our children’s area a delight to visit. While our toys, puzzles, and other high-touch items are still tucked away for now, we have our full collection of books, CD’s and movies just waiting to be taken home. 
Don’t miss out on seeing our new Children’s Programming room, where we’ll be holding singalongs, storytimes, and many other fun programs when we can again safely offer them in person.  Until then, please check our facebook page for more of the singalongs, storytimes, and crafts that we love to share, and keep an eye out for Science videos with Mr. Will and video booktalks showing off some of the newest books to hit our shelves! 
And don’t forget to peek in at our marvelous new Teen Room too! With ample space and a beautiful view, comfortable and stylish chairs, a group project room just for teens, and more books to choose from than ever, it’s the perfect place to read or relax. We look forward to seeing you there! 
We’re dedicated to constantly improving, so if you have a suggestion for the youth services department, whether it’s a book you’d recommend or anything else, please email us at
New items this month
Hidden in plain sight / Jeffrey Archer 
To be a man / Nicole Krauss 
Double agent / Tom Bradby 
The dirty south / John Connolly 
Moonflower murders / Anthony Horowitz 
The law of innocence / Michael Connelly 
One night two souls went walking / Ellen Cooney 
The kingdom / Jo Nesbo 
The sun collective / Charles Baxter 
Daylight / David Baldacci 
V2 / Robert Harris 
Ready player two / Ernest Kline 
War lord / Bernard Cornwell 
Incredible archaeology / Paul Bahn 
The last American hero: the life of John Glenn / Alice L. George 
The best of me / David Sedaris 
Nobody ever asked me about the girls / Lisa Robinson 
Dearly: new poems / Margaret Atwood 
Kid in the kitchen: 100 recipes and tips for young home cooks / Melissa Clark. 
No time like the future / Michael J. Fox 
Frontier follies / Ree Drummond 
A promised land / Barack Obama 

A time for mercy / John Grisham 
The devil and the dark water / Stuart Turton 
The searcher / Tana France 
Is this anything? / Jerry Seinfeld 
Anxious people / Fredrik Backman 
Snow Removal Services Needed
Falmouth Memorial Library is looking for a new snow removal service this season – while the town plows the parking lot and sidewalks, we’re looking for someone to clear the interior walkways and entrances. If you’re interested, please contact the director at
Give Back Where it Counts at Shaws
For the month of November, Falmouth Memorial Library will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $2.50 reusable GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Bag at the Shaw's store located at Shaw's 251 Us Highway 1, Falmouth ME. So think of us next time you shop – they also make for great book totes!