Noted poet Brendan Galvin will read from his new collection of poetry, Egg Island Almanac, at the Truro Public Library on Wednesday, September 20, at 6:30 p.m. True to his naturalist training and the environment around him, Mr. Galvin observes lives large and small in their Outer Cape habitat, ever mindful of the human in the fray, with occasional homage to his deceased wife, all in a clear, frank voice, embracing both beauty and starkness without sentimentality. He is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, two NEA fellowships, the Sotheby Prize of the Arvon Foundation (England), the Iowa Poetry Prize, the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition Award, and Poetry’s Levinson Prize, among others, and he has served as writer in residence in many distinguished institutions. Brendan Galvin is the author of eighteen collections of poems, including Egg Island Almanac (A Crab Orchard Series in Poetry prizewinner; summer 2017); Habitat: New and Selected Poems 1965-2005 (LSU Press, finalist for the National Book Award); Ocean Effects (fall, 2007); translation of Sophocles’ Women of Trachis (Penn Greek Drama Series, 1998); Whirl Is King (LSU Press, 2008); and The Air’s Accomplices (LSU Press, 2015). His crime novel, Wash-a-shores, is available on Amazon Kindle.
Ongoing Mindful Ease
with J.C. (Chuck) Hotchkiss
Tuesday, September 19, 5:30–7:00 p.m.
Join an ongoing gathering to practice mindfulness and meditation: Learn how to inhabit life with a mind of peace, joy, and deepening attention. The popular winter series has continued as an ongoing, bi-weekly workshop. JC (Chuck) Hotchkiss is an artist/educator who continues to enjoy a lifelong engagement with meditative practices.
Last week’s announcement of the NCBC contained date errors. The first facilitator training is Sept. 12, the second is Sept. 23, and the group meets for the first time on the 26th. Corrections below.
The Next Chapter Book Club is starting its fall session at the Truro Public Library. The NCBC is a nationwide program that provides the fun and focus of a book club to adolescents and adults with intel-lectual or developmental disabilities. Barbara Klipper will offer two training sessions for facilitators on Tuesday, September 12, from 1:00–3:00 p.m. and on Saturday, September 23, from 10:00 a.m.–noon. Weekly meetings of the group start on Tuesday, September 26, from 1:00–3:00 p.m. and continue each Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. through December 19. Please consider joining us! Contact Tricia or Maggie at the Truro Library for more details by calling 508-487-1125.
Thursday, September 14, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts for ages birth to five year olds. Drop-ins welcome.
Children Community Garden Group with Sustainable CAPE
Wednesday, September 20, 4:00 p.m.
Join us for outside adventure, learning and art in our edible garden behind the library. Learn all about seasonal, local food we can grow ourselves and how our harvest helps the health of our bodies, community and environment. All welcome! Followed by Free Lunch for Kids at 11:30 a.m.