Summer Reading Bus Tour
To everyone in Falmouth who has called, emailed, stopped in the store, stopped us on the street, signed the petition, written letters, shared the news, and offered support over the past two weeks, we are overwhelmed with gratitude! Thank you so much!
Here is the latest update:
We are continuing to work with Scholastic and the Board of Selectmen to determine how best to proceed. Scholastic has reassured us that they want to continue working with us to bring the Summer Reading Bus Tour to Falmouth.
We have received several offers of support from the community regarding space for the event and we need to develop a proposal that will meet everyone's requirements. We will work on developing this proposal and plan to submit it to the Board of Selectmen.
What can you do? If you want to sign the petition and tell us what literacy, books, and reading mean in this community, please do! We absolutely love reading your comments and knowing the value that Falmouth places on education!
What else? Mark your calendars! Whatever happens with the Summer Reading Bus Tour, we are planning a Falmouth Loves Reading party on July 5th! Details to come, but the day will be dedicated to helping Falmouth kids (and adults!) discover and re-discover amazing books.
Do you or your organization want to be involved? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
to be put on a dedicated mailing list.
Mary Fran Buckley, Eileen Miskell, Sara Hines
April 30 - May 8, 2016
Falmouth Village Blooming: Book List
To learn more about Falmouth Village Blooming events, visit the Falmouth Village Association website.
Tasha & Lola's Book Corner
Since my daughter Lola turned 3 years old in March, the phrase "I do it!" is frequently heard in our home. As her mother, I admire and encourage her steps toward independence, but I also realize that learning to do things by and for herself can bring frustration as well as joy, depending on the activity's level of difficulty.
At this time of year, one of the best and easiest ways I have found to indulge Lola's "I do it!" phase is to get outside in the garden. Here at Eight Cousins, we recently began carrying some Very Hungry Caterpillar outdoor accessories, such as gardening gloves, magnifying glasses, and gardening totes with a few tools. Lola and I can certainly work together in the garden, or I can set her up with a little space of her own and she can be creative.
There are also many books that tie in with springtime, the outdoors, and gardening, and one of our current favorites is When Spring Comes
, written by Kevin Henkes and illustrated by Laura Dronzek. After an afternoon spent working in the garden, Lola is usually happy to let me take over for story time, and while I think her insistence on doing things by herself is wonderful, I'm usually OK with having a break from hearing "I do it!"
Thursday, April 28
I Am Jazz Reading and Community Discussion
Time: 5:30 pm
Sponsored by PFLAG Cape Cod
From HRC.org: Teachers, parents and other allies all across the nation are signing up for a national day of action Thursday, April 28, 2016, in support of transgender youth. These readings -- in schools, libraries, bookstores [yay!], even your own home -- will help increase understanding and build more inclusive environments for young people who need to know they are welcomed and loved.
Saturday, April 30
Independent Bookstore Day
Time: All Day!
"Consumers control the marketplace by deciding where to spend their money. If what a bookstore offers matters to you, then shop at a bookstore. If you feel that the experience of reading a book is valuable, then read the book. This is how we change the world: we grab hold of it. We change ourselves."
~ Ann Patchett, bestselling author and co-owner of Parnassus Books
For bibliophiles only -- quantities limited: first come, first served!
Items not available for purchase until April 30, 2016.
May 2-10, 2016
Children's Book Week
Time: ALL WEEK!
Children's Book Week is the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading.
Established in 1919, Children's Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, commemorative events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes -- wherever young readers and books connect!
Children's Book Week is administered by Every Child A Reader, a 501(c)(3) literacy organization dedicated to instilling a lifelong love of reading in children. The Children's Book Council, the national non-profit trade association for children's book publishers, is an anchor sponsor.
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Special Children's Book Week Event co-sponsored with the Falmouth Public Library
What the Kids are Reading: 5 Books (each!) at 5
For Parents and Teachers of readers ages 8-14. Four librarians and educators will present 5 books (each!) of popular books that kids are currently loving! The event will be moderated by one bookseller.
Stephanie Seales, Children's Department, Falmouth Public Library
Jolie Drury, Educator, Bridgeview Montessori
Elizabeth Abbott, Librarian, Morse Pond Middle School
Sarah Hines, Librarian, Lawrence Middle School
Moderator: Sara Hines, Eight Cousins
5 specialists. 5 books! (each) May 5th @ 5 pm.
See you there!
Friday, May 13, 2016
Fresh Fish with Jennifer Trainer Thompson
Location: Highfield Hall
Time: 4:00 pm
Reading, Tasting, and Signing!
In addition to being a cookbook, Fresh Fish is also an ode to living by the sea. At the event, Jennifer Trainer Thompson will do a short reading and a demostration of the her recipe for Seafood Quinoa Salad. Tasting to follow.
Books will be available at the event for purchase and signing.