October 2019 Newsletter
Visit us at our temporary location at the Mason-Motz Activity Center, 190 Middle Road
Library Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Wednesdays 12 noon-7 pm.

The Library will be closed on Monday, October 14 for Indigenous Peoples Day.
What's Happening at 5 Lunt Road
The trusses are now up on the new Adult wing and the roof will soon follow. We are excited that at this point, we are still on time and on budget. We've had many questions about the opportunities to volunteer for the move back to 5 Lunt Road. Currently, we do not have specific dates or times when we will need volunteers. Please contact Jeannie Madden at jmadden@falmouthmemoriallibrary.org to be added to the list to receive further information in the late winter/early spring. 

Construction Tours
You are invited to join us for a tour of the Library building on Saturday, October 26. Tours will be held at 1:00 pm / 1:30 pm / 2:00 pm / 2:30 pm and will be limited to 10 people each. Advance registration is required by calling 781-2351 during regular library hours or email jmadden@falmouthmemoriallibrary.org. Pets and strollers will not be allowed on the tour.
A Tisket... A Tasket... Themed-Basket Fundraiser
Finale Event Wednesday, October 16 from 4:00-6:00 pm
at Lunt Auditorium

The A Ticket...A Tasket baskets (and other creative containers) are available for viewing at the Library at Mason-Motz Activity Center, OceanView, at Falmouth, and Falmouth Town Hall until the morning of Wednesday, October 16.  All baskets will be on display for final viewing and bidding beginning at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, October 16 at Lunt Auditorium. Final bids will close at 6:00 pm and you need not be present to win. FMI: please contact 781-2351 or Falmouthatisketatasket@gmail.com.
Falmouth Memorial Library and OceanView at Falmouth Present
The OceanView Lecture Series

Camden Conference Community Events
In 2020, the Camden Conference will explore the role of the media in global affairs. The Conference will focus on how people in countries around the world get information, how governments and entities in the private sector filter and select what will appear in print or on the Internet, and how the quality and accuracy of information delivered to the public and decision-makers have consequences domestically and internationally. This year’s conference will take place February 21-23, 2020.

Fake News: Its Challenges, Consequences and Rise Presented by Martin Gagnon
Wednesday, October 23 at 6:30 pm at Lunt Auditorium at OceanView
This brief session will provide participants with tips to look critically and analyze both digital, television, and print media resources. Through videos and slides, the session will examine the history of misinformation and the psychology of irrationality brought about by biases and social forces. This insightful presentation will also examine the role of technology in the creation and spread of “fake news” and suggest helpful resources to verify images and fact check news stories.

In 2018, Gagnon used the training and his past experiences to create a media literacy and “fake news” class at the Lewiston-Auburn Senior College along with a series of events at the library. Seeing the amount of interest and general concern for the implications and lack of civil discourse fueled by misinformation, Gagnon created a companion website. The site is non-partisan and takes no advertising and can be viewed at www.themediasavvycitizen.org

Mark Your Calendars for more Camden Conference Community Events:

The Role of Social Media in Sparking the Arab Spring: Focus on Egypt’s Experience presented by Kathleen Sutherland-Wednesday, November 13 at 6:30 pm

Media and Foreign Policy presented by Andrea Hester-Wednesday, December 4 at 6:30 pm

Events will take place at Lunt Auditorium at OceanView at Falmouth, 74 Lunt Road, Falmouth. FMI: 781-2351 or jmadden@falmouthmemoriallibrary.org.

For more information on the Camden Conference, a calendar of all community events around the state, and lists of suggested readings, films and websites, visit www.camdenconference.org.
 
O ngoing Adult Programs

Writing Group
NEW TIME: 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: mcarnes@falmouthmemoriallibrary.org

Second Wednesday Book Group
Wednesday, October 9 from 1-2:00 pm. Book to discuss:  Chocolat: A Novel by Joanne Harris FMI: mcarnes@falmouthmemoriallibrary.org

Great Books
 NEW BOOK: Great Short Stories of the Masters Mondays, October 7 & 21 from 10-11:30
FMI: steffigreenbaum@gmail.com

Great Decisions
Wednesdays through October 30 from 3-4:30 pm (Registration is required. FMI: jmadden@falmouthmemoriallibrary.org)

Tech Help Tuesday
Tuesdays 3:00 - 4:00 pm.
Walk-in tech help available every week. First come first served. FMI: mcarnes@falmouthmemoriallibrary.org

Apple Tech Group -- The FliPads  and  The Mac User Group
Wednesday, October 16 from 3-4:00 pm. This Month's Topic: What's New In iPadOS And MacOS Catalina FMI: mcarnes@falmouthmemoriallibrary.org

A Common Yarn
Thursdays from 1-3:00 pm
FMI: lnorman@falmouthmemoriallibrary.org
There is a bumper crop of new books coming in October!   Here's just a few:

Fiction
John Grisham / The Guardians
Edna O'Brien / Girl
Stuart Woods / Stealth
Susan Isaacs / Takes One To Know One
Patricia Cornwell / Quantum
Tess Gerritsen / The Shape Of Night
John Sandford / Bloody Genius
Deborah Crombie / A Bitter Feast
Jojo Moyes / The Giver Of Stars
Elin Hilderbrand / What Happens In Paradise
Zadie Smith / Grand Union
John Connolly / A Book of Bones
Elizabeth Strout / Olive, Again
Michael Connelly / The Night Fire
John LeCarre / Agent Running In The Field
Nelson DeMille / The Deserter
Lee Child / Blue Moon

Non-Fiction
Ronan Farrow / Catch and Kill
John Hodgman / Medallion Status
Bill Bryson / The Body
Rachel Maddow / Blowout
Augusten Burroughs / Toil & Trouble
Alan Taylor / Thomas Jefferson's Education
Douglas Cameron / Long Way Home
Gary Janetti / Do You Mind If I Cancel?
Edmund Morris / Edison
The Flukes
The Falmouth Memorial Library Ukulele Society
Meets weekly. FMI: contact Nina at ukuleles4me@aol.com.
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

FMI: wbrown@falmouthmemoriallibrary.org