July 2018: Summer Events

Summer 2018 Events

 

Sunday, July 1-27

8th Annual Find Waldo Local

All ages!

 

 

Pick up your Find Waldo Local Passport at Eight Cousins or any other participating business starting July 1! Just look for this image in store windows.

 

Tuesday, July 3 10:30 AM

Story Time with Jim Petipas

Ages 2-5

 

 

 

The Cows Go Moo is a rhyming picture book for children who love to laugh, sing and dance. The book and the free song download is full of humorous lyrics and illustrations that children of all ages will be crazy about. Along the Cows journey, you'll see them in the snow, on the beach, and in many famous places around the world, such as Stonehenge, Easter Island and The Great Wall of China. The tour is about to kick start. Are you ready to join us? Ok, let's get mooving!

Where: Eight Cousins Bookstore, 189 Main Street, Falmouth MA

 

Thursday, July 5 5:00 PM

Michael C. Taylor, The Financial Rules for the New College Graduates

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for an evening with local author Michael C. Taylor!

Having graduated from college with a degree, even the luckiest newly minted professionals -- those who are able to quickly find a full-time job and support themselves -- are often burdened with thousands of dollars in student loan debt. Many of these young professionals grow up hearing that they should not invest until their debt is paid off. Others fall too readily for investment scams or the siren call of instant entrepreneurship. Still others don't invest at all.

From financial expert Michael C. Taylor comes a proposed means by which to not only pull oneself out of debt but to start building wealth from the first day on the job: adoption of modesty, skepticism, and optimism. The Financial Rules for New College Graduates explains that by embodying modesty, the opposite of status-seeking ostentation; skepticism, the ability to recognize scams, false promises, and the hyperbole and short-sightedness of financial media; and optimism, the belief that financial security can be yours with little to no risk, anyone can attain financial security. The early chapters address the role of interest rates, compound interest, and discounted cashflows, while the remaining chapters explore each of the most consequential personal finance choices that recent graduates will make in the first ten years of their career.

Where: Eight Cousins Bookstore, 189 Main Street, Falmouth MA

 

Tuesday, July 10 10:30 AM

Story Time

Ages 2-5

Featured book: Bark Park!

 

 

Come along and play with all of the dogs at Bark Park in this exuberant rhyming picture book that's a treat for animal lovers of any age. There are dogs running and dogs relaxing, dogs riding and dogs sliding, dogs with a buddy and dogs getting muddy--all before returning home to bubble bath, a cozy dog bed, and sweet dreams of--what else?--being back at the park. Bark Bark Bark!

Where: Eight Cousins Bookstore, 189 Main Street, Falmouth MA

 

Friday, July 13 7:00 PM

Family Night: Pajama Story Time

All ages!

Reading starts at 7:00 PM

 

 

Stop by any time from 7:00 on for fun family reading in your pajamas! Parents, grandparents, kids, siblings -- all are welcome!

Where: Eight Cousins Bookstore, 189 Main Street

 

Tuesday, July 17 10:30 AM

Story Time with Christie Laurie

Ages 2-5

 

 

C is for Cape Cod is an alphabet book that introduces children to the sights, sounds, culture, and history of Cape Cod. For each letter, a short four-line verse gives younger readers a fun introduction to the subject, and the main text provides information that will appeal to both older children and adults alike. The stunning photographs, by award-winning Cape Cod Times photographer Steve Heaslip, tell stories unto themselves, from the doleful eyes of seals to children whirling on carousels, from a frog peeping out of a cranberry bog to the engineering marvel of the Cape Cod Canal. This is Cape Cod, replete with natural beauty, rich history, tourist attractions, and much more.

Where: Eight Cousins Bookstore, 189 Main Street, Falmouth MA

 

Tuesday, July 17 4:00 PM

Author Event with Debbi Michiko, Jasmine Toguchi, Drummer Girl

Ages 6-10

 

 

 

 

 

It's talent show time at school, and eight-year-old Jasmine Toguchi is excited to show her stuff. But as she thinks about her strengths -- tree-climbing, mochi making, collage -- none of them feel quite right to perform on-stage. Jasmine's friends already have a talent: Tommy yo-yo's, Daisy dances, and Linnie plays piano. Plus, Maggie Milsap (aka Miss Perfect) is saying she'll have the best talent. When Jasmine's mom introduces her to the taiko, a traditional Japanese drum, Jasmine finally finds an activity that feels just right. But will she be good enough at taiko in time to beat Maggie Milsap? Join Jasmine as she discovers her talent--and the difference between being the best and trying your best.

Where: Eight Cousins Bookstore, 189 Main Street, Falmouth MA

 

Wednesday, July 18 7:00 PM

Museums on the Green: Howard Blum, In the Enemy's House

$5 at the door.

 

 

 

 

 

The New York Times bestselling author of Dark Invasion and The Last Goodnight once again illuminates the lives of little-known individuals who played a significant role in America’s history as he chronicles the incredible true story of a recently declassified counterintelligence mission and two remarkable agents whose story has been called “the greatest secret of the Cold War.” In 1946, genius linguist and codebreaker Meredith Gardner discovered that the KGB was running an extensive network of strategically placed spies inside the United States, whose goal was to infiltrate American intelligence and steal the nation’s military and atomic secrets. Over the course of the next decade, he and FBI supervisor Bob Lamphere worked together on Venona, a top-secret mission to uncover the Soviet agents and protect the Holy Grail of Cold War espionage—the atomic bomb. A breathtaking chapter of American history and a page-turning mystery that plays out against the tense, life-and-death gamesmanship of the Cold War, this twisting thriller begins at the end of World War II and leads all the way to the execution of the Rosenbergs—a result that haunted both Gardner and Lamphere to the end of their lives.

Where: Museums on the Green Cultural Center, 55 Palmer Avenue, Falmouth MA

 

Wednesday, July 18 7:00 PM

Soho Crime Night

 

Join Soho Press and Eight Cousins for a night of mystery and intrigue!

Where: Eight Cousins Bookstore, 189 Main Street, Falmouth MA

 

Thursday, July 19 7:00 PM

Museums on the Green: Peter Eisner, MacArthur's Spies

$5 at the door.

 

 

 

 

 

On January 2, 1942, Japanese troops marched into Manila unopposed by U.S. forces. Thousands of soldiers surrendered and were sent on the notorious eighty-mile Bataan Death March. But thousands of other Filipinos and Americans refused to surrender and hid in the Luzon hills above Bataan and Manila. MacArthur’s Spies is the story of three of them, and how they successfully foiled the Japanese for more than two years, sabotaging Japanese efforts and preparing the way for MacArthur’s return. Readers of Alan Furst and Ben Macintyre—and anyone who loves Casablanca—will relish this true tale of heroism when it counted the most.

Where: Museums on the Green Cultural Center, 55 Palmer Avenue, Falmouth MA

 

Friday, July 20 7:00 PM

Family Night: Puzzlepalooza

All ages!

 

 

 

Drop by for brain-crunching puzzle-making! All ages are welcome; we'll have a wide array of age-appropriate puzzles!

Where: Eight Cousins Bookstore, 189 Main Street, Falmouth MA

 

Sunday, July 22 4:30 PM

Sunday Story Time with Josh Funk

Ages 2-5

 

 

 

From the computer science nonprofit Girls Who Code comes this lively and funny story introducing kids to computer coding concepts! All summer, Pearl has been trying to build the perfect sandcastle, but out-of-control Frisbees and mischievous puppies keep getting in the way Pearl and her robot friend Pascal have one last chance, and this time, they're going to use code to get the job done. Using fundamental computer coding concepts like sequences and loops, Pearl and Pascal are able to break down their sandcastle problem into small, manageable steps. If they can create working code, this could turn out to be the best beach day ever.

Where: Eight Cousins Bookstore, 189 Main Street, Falmouth MA

 

Tuesday, July 24 10:30 AM

Story Time with Corinne Demas and Artemis Roehrig

Ages 2-5

 

Silly questions, the kind kids often ask, are followed by informative answers sure to make every reader eager to learn more about insects. Find out in Do Doodlebugs Doodle?, which will have kids laughing out loud as they explore the fun and fascinating world of insects.

Where: Eight Cousins Bookstore, 189 Main Street, Falmouth MA

 

Thursday, July 26 4:00 PM

Author Event with Kristin Mahoney, Annie's Life in Lists

Ages 8-12

 

 

 

 

 

If you love kids like: 
1. Anatastia Krupnik
2. Ramona Quimby
3. The Penderwicks
then you will love Annie For Annie, lists are how she keeps her whole life in order. And there is a lot to keep track of. Annie's a shy fifth grader with an incredible memory and a love of making lists. It helps her keep track of things when they can seem a little out of control, like her family, her friends, and her life in a new place. Annie's Life in Lists introduces a sweet new voice that finds that even amid the chaos of everyday life, it's important to put things in order.

Where: Eight Cousins Bookstore, 189 Main Street, Falmouth MA

 

Friday, July 27 4:00 PM

Where's Waldo Party 

 

 

 

 

Come celebrate the end of this year's Find Waldo Local with games, food and more! Grand Prize drawing will take place at the Where's Waldo? party on Friday, July 27 at 4:00 PM. You do NOT have to be present to win prizes. We are able to mail prizes. Make sure your phone number is clearly legible on the passport.

Where: Eight Cousins Bookstore, 189 Main Street, Falmouth MA

 

Tuesday, July 31 10:30 AM

Story Time with Alison Goldberg

Ages 2-5

 

 

 

Love can be stronger than the strongest excavator, longer than the longest train, and taller than the tallest crane. And no matter where you go, love travels with you always. With exciting imagery and engaging, lyrical text, Alison Goldberg and Mike Yamada's I Love You for Miles and Miles is an I-love-you book perfect for children who love things that go.

Where: Eight Cousins Bookstore, 189 Main Street, Falmouth MA

 

Tuesday, July 31 5:00 PM

YA Event with David Levithan and Billy Merrell

 

 

Featuring Every Day by David Levithan and Vanilla by Billy Merrell, join us for a great discussion as these authors speak about their writing!

Where: Eight Cousins Bookstore, 189 Main Street, Falmouth MA

 

Wednesday, August 1 7:00 PM

Eileen McNamara, Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World

Held at Falmouth Academy, 7 Highfield Drive

Buy tickets in advance here

A Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist examines the life and times of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, arguing she left behind the Kennedy family’s most profound political legacy. While Joe Kennedy was grooming his sons for the White House and the Senate, his Stanford-educated daughter Eunice was tapping her father’s fortune and her brothers’ political power to engineer one of the great civil rights movements of our time on behalf of millions of children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Now, in Eunice, Pulitzer Prize winner Eileen McNamara finally brings Eunice Kennedy Shriver out from her brothers’ shadow to show an officious, cigar-smoking, indefatigable woman of unladylike determination and deep compassion born of rage: at the medical establishment that had no answers for her sister Rosemary; at the revered but dismissive father whose vision for his family did not extend beyond his sons; and at the government that failed to deliver on America’s promise of equality. Granted access to never-before-seen private papers—from the scrapbooks Eunice kept as a schoolgirl in prewar London to her thoughts on motherhood and feminism—McNamara paints a vivid portrait of a woman both ahead of her time and out of step with it: the visionary founder of the Special Olympics, a devout Catholic in a secular age, and a formidable woman whose impact on American society was longer lasting than that of any of the Kennedy men.

Where: Falmouth Academy, 7 Highfield Drive, Falmouth MA

 

Thursday, August 2 4:00 PM

Author Event with Christina Uss, The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle

Ages 8-12

 

 

 

 

A determined 12-year-old girl bikes across the country in this quirky and charming debut middle grade novel. Introverted Bicycle has lived most of her life at the Mostly Silent Monastery in Washington, D.C. When her guardian, Sister Wanda, announces that Bicycle is going to attend a camp where she will learn to make friends, Bicycle says no way and sets off on her bike for San Francisco to meet her idol, a famous cyclist, certain he will be her first true friend. Who knew that a ghost would haunt her handlebars and that she would have to contend with bike-hating dogs, a bike-loving horse, bike-crushing pigs, and a mysterious lady dressed in black. Over the uphills and downhills of her journey, Bicycle discovers that friends are not such a bad thing to have after all, and that a dozen cookies really can solve most problems.

Where: Eight Cousins Bookstore, 189 Main Street, Falmouth MA

 

Friday, August 3 9:00 PM

Midnight Writers Retreat

Ages 10+

 

Calling all writers! Join us for a special after-hours event to write whatever your heart desires. Bring your own laptop, notebook or journal to write side-by-side with fellow wordsmiths. Snacks and beverages will be provided! At 11:00 PM, optional small-group discussions and opportunities to share work will take-place. Attendees under 15 years old are expected to be accompanied by an adult.

*Please note: The bookstore will be closed and locked during this event. Those who would like to participate must arrive before doors lock at 9:00 PM. You may stay to write for however long you would like until midnight, but once you leave you will not be able to come back inside.*

Where: Eight Cousins Bookstore, 189 Main Street, Falmouth MA

 

Tuesday, August 7 10:30 AM

Story Time

Ages 2-5

 

 

Wednesday, August 8 7:00 PM

Museums on the Green: Angela Dodson, Remember the Ladies

$5 at the door.

 

 

 

 

 

From the birth of our nation to the recent crushing defeat of the first female presidential candidate, this book highlights women’s impact on United States politics and government. It documents the fight for women’s right to vote, drawing on historic research, biographies of leaders, and such original sources as photos, line art, charts, graphs, documents, posters, ads, and buttons. It presents this often-forgotten struggle in an accessible, conversational, relevant manner for a wide audience. It is full of little-known facts. For instance: When the Constitutional Convention of the thirteen colonies convened to draft the Constitution, Abigail Adams admonished her husband John Adams to “remember the ladies” (write rights for women into the Constitution!). Important for today’s discussions, Remember the Ladies does not extract women’s suffrage from the inseparable concurrent historic endeavors for emancipation, immigration, and temperance. Its robust research documents the intersectionality of women’s struggle for the vote in its true context with other progressive efforts.

Where: Musuems on the Green Cultural Center, 55 Palmer Avenue, Falmouth MA

 

Thursday, August 9 7:00 PM

Museums on the Green: Jamie Cat Callan, Parisian Charm School

$5 at the door.

 

 

 

 

 

We all know that French women don’t get fat. But their famous je ne sais quoi comes from more than just body type–something anyone can master: the old-fashioned art cultivating our inner beauty, confidence, and unique personal style, at any age. From savoring the everyday beauty around you to engaging in captivating conversations, playing dress-up, hosting impromptu dinner parties under the stars, and of course mastering the art of French flirting, the lively and inspiring lessons in this “syllabus” will help you rediscover your beautiful, fierce, romantic, engaging best self—to attract the best of everything into your life.

Where: Museums on the Green Cultural Center, 55 Palmer Avenue, Falmouth MA

 

Friday, August 10 7:00 PM

Craft night

 

 

Get your craft on at Eight Cousins! Join us for a night of fun that is sure to get your creative juices flowing.

Where: Eight Cousins Bookstore, 189 Main Street, Falmouth MA

 

 

Tuesday, August 14 10:30 AM

Story Time

Ages 2-5

 

 

                                       

Thursday, August 16 7:00 PM

Museums on the Green: Randall Fuller, The Book that Changed America

$5 at the door.

Throughout its history America has been torn in two by debates over ideals and beliefs.  Randall Fuller takes us back to one of those turning points, in 1860, with the story of the influence of Charles Darwin’s just-published On the Origin of Species on five American intellectuals, including Bronson Alcott, Henry David Thoreau, the child welfare reformer Charles Loring Brace, and the abolitionist Franklin Sanborn. Each of these figures seized on the book’s assertion of a common ancestry for all creatures as a powerful argument against slavery, one that helped provide scientific credibility to the cause of abolition.  Darwin’s depiction of constant struggle and endless competition described America on the brink of civil war.  But some had difficulty aligning the new theory to their religious convictions and their faith in a higher power.  Thoreau absorbed Darwin’s views into his mysterious final work on species migration and the interconnectedness of all living things. Creating a rich tableau of nineteenth-century American intellectual culture, as well as providing a fascinating biography of perhaps the single most important idea of that time, The Book That Changed America is also an account of issues and concerns still with us today, including racism and the enduring conflict between science and religion.

Where: Museums on the Green Cultural Center, 55 Palmer Avenue, Falmouth MA

 

Friday, August 17 7:00 PM

Gamewright Night

All ages!

 

 

 

One of our most popular events of the summer! Spend Family Game Night with Gamewright  representatives and Eight Cousins for a night of card games, brain teasers, and competition! Will it be fun? Game right it'll be fun! (We promise.)

Where: Eight Cousins Bookstore, 189 Main Street, Falmouth MA

 

Tuesday, August 21 10:30 AM

Story Time

Ages 2-5

 

 

Thursday August 30 7:00 PM 

Museums on the Green: David Kertzer, The Pope Who Would Be King

$5 at the door.

 

 

 

 

 

Days after the assassination of his prime minister in the middle of Rome in November 1848, Pope Pius IX found himself a virtual prisoner in his own palace. The wave of revolution that had swept through Europe now seemed poised to put an end to the popes’ thousand-year reign over the Papal States, if not indeed to the papacy itself. Disguising himself as a simple parish priest, Pius escaped through a back door. Climbing inside the Bavarian ambassador’s carriage, he embarked on a journey into a fateful exile. Only two years earlier Pius’s election had triggered a wave of optimism across Italy. After the repressive reign of the dour Pope Gregory XVI, Italians saw the youthful, benevolent new pope as the man who would at last bring the Papal States into modern times and help create a new, unified Italian nation. But Pius found himself caught between a desire to please his subjects and a fear—stoked by the cardinals—that heeding the people’s pleas would destroy the church. The resulting drama was rife with treachery, tragedy, and international power politics. With a combination of gripping, cinematic storytelling and keen historical analysis, rooted in an unprecedented richness of archival sources, The Pope Who Would Be King sheds fascinating new light on the end of rule by divine right in the west and the emergence of modern Europe.

Where: Museums on the Green Cultural Center, 55 Palmer Avenue, Falmouth MA

The Cows Go Moo! Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780997607864
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Published: Boardwalk Books - May 1st, 2018

The Financial Rules for New College Graduates: Invest Before Paying Off Debt--And Other Tips Your Professors Didn't Teach You Cover Image
$37.00
ISBN: 9781440861055
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Published: Praeger - April 30th, 2018

C Is for Cape Cod Cover Image
By Christie Laurie, Steve Heaslip (Photographer)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781939017130
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Published: Islandport Press - March 14th, 2014

Jasmine Toguchi, Drummer Girl Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780374304164
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 3rd, 2018

In the Enemy's House: The Secret Saga of the FBI Agent and the Code Breaker Who Caught the Russian Spies Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062458247
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Published: Harper - February 20th, 2018

MacArthur's Spies: The Soldier, the Singer, and the Spymaster Who Defied the Japanese in World War II Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525429654
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Published: Viking - May 2nd, 2017

How to Code a Sandcastle Cover Image
By Josh Funk, Sara Palacios (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780425291986
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - May 15th, 2018

Do Doodlebugs Doodle? Cover Image
By Corinne Demas (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Artemis Roehrig (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Ellen Shi (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781943978359
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Published: Persnickety Press - March 27th, 2018

Annie's Life in Lists Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524765095
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - May 29th, 2018

I Love You for Miles and Miles Cover Image
By Alison Goldberg, Mike Yamada (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374304430
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - December 26th, 2017

Every Day Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780307931894
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Published: Ember - September 10th, 2013

Vanilla Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338100921
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Published: Push - October 10th, 2017

Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781451642261
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 3rd, 2018

The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780823440078
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Published: Margaret Ferguson Books - June 5th, 2018

Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781455570935
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Published: Center Street - May 23rd, 2017

Parisian Charm School: French Secrets for Cultivating Love, Joy, and That Certain je ne sais quoi Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143130963
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Published: TarcherPerigee - January 2nd, 2018

The Book That Changed America: How Darwin's Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation Cover Image
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Published: Penguin Books - January 2nd, 2018

The Pope Who Would Be King: The Exile of Pius IX and the Emergence of Modern Europe Cover Image
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Published: Random House - April 24th, 2018