You're invited! Join us for the Falmouth Memorial Library Annual Meeting – next Monday, 9/12/22. We plan to have light snacks, follow by award presentations and a brief business meeting. It’s a great opportunity to get together and learn about some of the great things the Library has been up to this year!

Jenna Mayotte
Library Director
Book(s) of the Month from the Falmouth Book Barista
Taking my cue from @downeastpeerlit, the Book Barista picks this month take their categories from the classic ice breaker game “Two Truths and a Lie.” I recommend to you two non-fictions and a fiction!

Heating and Cooling: 52 Micro Memoirs by Beth Ann Fennelly is moving and poignant and laugh out loud funny. Fennelly’s ability to give you her essence in two sentences or two pages is astounding. From the publisher: “The 52 micro-memoirs in genre-defying Heating Cooling offer bright glimpses into a richly lived life, combining the compression of poetry with the truth-telling of nonfiction into one heartfelt, celebratory book.”  A zillion stars!
We Don’t Know Ourselves: A Personal History of Modern Ireland by Fintan O’Toole gives us a sympathetic yet exacting narrative of modern Ireland, starting with the author’s 1958 arrival in the world. O’Toole is a columnist, assistant editor and drama critic for the Irish Times. His memoir has been making the rounds in my extended family. We are all readers but don’t often read the same things, so if you have even an inkling of interest in modern Ireland, you will want to grab a copy.
Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid (this one is the lie/fiction) takes readers into the world of elite tennis, narrating the rise and comeback of tennis star Carrie Soto. You could insert any number of pro players into this novel. A quick pop read—find it on our Bestsellers Express shelves, or add you name to the Hold List. This novel will be super popular.
September 10th, 3:00-4:00pm
Russell Room
Adults, Teens
Ruth Moore was one of Maine’s most beloved 20th century writers. Jefferson’s presentation will include highlights from the Ruth Moore collection at the Maine Women Writers Collection, as well as touching on some of her most well-known books including Spoonhandle. He will especially focus on her often-neglected poetry. Jefferson will share a variety of Moore’s poems and invite audience participation. This is a Maine Speaks event in partnership with the Maine Humanities Council.
September 14th, 6:00-7:00pm
Russell Room
Most Mainers are no strangers to ticks or mosquitoes, but what can you do about them and the disease they carry? Come take part in a "tick talk," presented by Emer Smith, Field Epidemiologist from the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. In this hour-long program, attendees will learn about ticks, mosquitoes, common vector-borne diseases, and what you can do to prevent these diseases from affecting you and your loved ones.
September 20th, 5:30-6:30pm. 
Lunt Auditorium, OceanView at Falmouth
We are pleased to announce our Fall Speaker Series in partnership with OceanView at Falmouth! The Fall 2022 Speaker Series features Maine writers. All talks will be at 5:30pm and will be followed by a Q/A, meet and greet, and light refreshments. September will be held in the Lunt Auditorium at Oceanview and will feature author Jake Morrel who will speak on his experience as a bush pilot in the Maine woods.
September 20th and 23rd, 2:30-4:00pm
Shade Garden
Celebrate September by creating a one-of-a kind tie dye. Bring a t-shirt, socks, a dress, onesies…. We will have the dye and rubber bands ready for you.

Drop-in, weather permitting.
100% cotton items work best.
1 item per child while supplies last.
Every 2nd Tuesday, 2:00-3:00pm
Russell Room
Adults, Toddlers, Children
Growing on the Spectrum and Falmouth Memorial Library proudly present: L.I.F.E. Library is For Everyone, an inclusive program for kids on the spectrum in a sensory-friendly space. While the program is geared towards ages 2-5, all are welcome.
A Group for Grownups and their Toddlers
Every 2nd Thursday, 9:30-10:30am
Russell Room
Adults, Toddlers, Children
Join us for our grownup-with-child social hour before our Thursday morning story time! There will be toys and books provided for the Littles and coffee provided for the Grownups. Come enjoy a safe place for your kiddos to play while you chat with other grownups in the community! As with our story times, all ages of children (and their grownups) are welcome.
Every 3rd Wednesday, 5-6:30pm
Russell Room
Adults, Teens
Our September Cookbook Club is full, but registration for the October session opens on September 18th!
The Cookbook Club will meet every 3rd Wednesday from 5-6:30pm starting September 21st. Registration is required and opens one month prior to the event. Only registered cooks will be able to attend. We will order you a copy of the cookbook as soon as you register; register early to have more time to spend choosing your favorite recipe! Register here.
Various dates and times
Russell Room
Our partnership with the National Digital Equity Center of Maine to provide in-person technology classes to the Falmouth community continues in full swing! Our September classes are Using Email Effectively, iPhone Intermediate, and Android Basics

Registration is open for all future classes, check out our website for a complete class list. Register here.
Check out our complete calendar of events and recurring programs here.
NEW BOOKS! Non-Fiction!
Carrie Soto is back, Taylor Jenkins Reid
Dark music, David Lagercrantz
Fox Creek, William Kent Krueger
The ink black heart, Robert Galbraith
Lucy by the sea, Elizabeth Strout
Shrines of gaiety, Kate Atkinson
Check out more of our new and exciting books here!

Thank you to the Falmouth Students whose work was on display over the summer. We hope our patrons had a chance to enjoy the vibrant colors and textures by our local talent. Thank you to their teachers for nurturing their young artists and for their commitment to sharing this art with the larger community.
Our September Show features portraits by Falmouth Artist Maya Michaud. Maya says:

“My series of artwork focuses on portraiture where the subjects represent the intricate identities of an individual and a collective group, an image that not only depicts the physical elements of a person but also psychological characteristics. This series will also connect to the audience and space on a personal level by bringing them back to their core of human interactions and sense of community. In portraiture it’s this community conversation that adds to the identity, personality and inner monologue of the individual in the piece. I have always been fascinated with human interactions and the unpredictability of human emotions.” On display for the month of September.
The Art Committee gratefully accepted the donation of “Seized” by Anne Sheer, acrylic on paper mounted on 1.5 wood panel. 
The Art Committee gratefully accepted the donation of “Mackworth Morning” by photographer Whitney S. Ball.  

History: 50% off!
Since summer is now history, all history books are 50% off!
Hardcover $2 each, 3 for $5
Trade Paperback $1 each!!!