April Arrivals! Check Out Something New to Read, Watch or Listen To.

May 3, 2016 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: audiobooks, books & popular reading, downloadable books, DVDs

The new acquisitions lists for April have been posted! Go to the New Books & DVDs page to browse the 400+ new book, DVD and audiobook arrivals by subject or format . When you see something you want, click the “Request” button to place a hold on it.

Click to browse the new acquisitions lists.

Click to browse the new acquisitions lists.

If you prefer to do your reading and listening on a mobile device or computer, visit OverDrive, the library’s downloadable books collection. For help using OverDrive view their Getting Started page or visit the Reference Desk for personal assistance.

Click to browse OverDrive ebooks and audiobooks to download or stream online.

Click to browse OverDrive ebooks and audiobooks to download or stream online.

Showing in the Art Gallery: Paintings by Linda Collins

April 29, 2016 by Kimberly · Comment 
Filed Under: art gallery, events

On exhibit from May 2 – June 20 in the RSM Art Gallery is an installation of dog portraits and Cape Cod landscapes by artist Linda Collins.

The series of dog portraits on view includes Kodiak, one of the handsome and huggable therapy dogs that visited the library last semester. Kodiak and his canine friend Athena are returning to the library on Thursday, May 5 (Reading Day), from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., for another Take a Paws stress relief session

In lieu of a formal opening reception for the exhibit, Linda Collins will be present at Take a Paws on May 5.  If you would like to meet Ms. Collins or learn more about her artwork, please visit the gallery during that event.  You can also see more of the artist’s work on her website and her blog.

Linda Collins
May 1 – June 20, 2016

Painting of Kodiak, a Bernese Mountain Dog.

Painting of Kodiak, a Bernese Mountain Dog.

About the Artist

Linda Collins, a Cape Cod resident, has been painting for the past ten years. She began by taking portraiture classes at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. “If you are going to take up something new, why not start with the most challenging subject matter!” From people she moved on to painting pets, still life, and more recently, landscapes. “The dogs are always what I go back to though. If I am struggling with something else, painting a dog always gets me in a happy place.” This show represents the full range of her painting, with the large canvas landscapes being her most recent.

Linda, the Assistant Director of the Falmouth Public Library, is a member of the Falmouth Artists Guild and the American Impressionist Society. She has had her work in juried shows both locally and nationally, including the “6 Inch Squared Exhibit” at the Randy Higbee Gallery in Costa Mesa, CA and the “Best and Brightest” at the Scottsdale Artists’ School in Scottsdale, AZ.

“I work full time as a librarian but it is wonderful to have found this creative outlet that has become a full time passion.”

24-Hour Library Access for Final Exams: Wed. May 4 to Thurs. May 12

April 11, 2016 by Lisa · Comment 
Filed Under: hours

open 24 hours24-Hour Library Access for Exams Period

The library’s 24-hour access for final exams begins at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4 and ends at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 12 (last day of exams).

*Please note the weekend exception: The library will close at 9:00 p.m. Saturday night and reopen at 10:00 a.m. Sunday morning  – because everyone should take a little break from studying!

Wednesday, May 4  – Saturday, May 7:
24 hour access
Open at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4 and remain open until
9:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 7

*Saturday, May 7:
Close at 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 8 – Thursday, May 12:
24 hour access
Open at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 8 and remain open until
6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 12

What to expect during the extended hours:

  • The Library is implementing card-swipe access during the overnight hours. From midnight until 7:30 a.m. Wednesday-Saturday (5/4-5/7) and Sunday-Thursday (5/8-5/12) only Bentley ID card holders will be able to enter the Library, using the card-swipe box to the left of the building’s front entrance.
  • Reference services will not be available during the extended late-night hours.