The Truro Public Library hosts a screening of Auroville: City of the Dawn, on Wednesday, September 27, at 6:30 p.m. Travel with Ellen Anthony to the experimental community of Auroville in southern India. Fifty years since its beginning, people from forty nations are living a version of Human Unity in all aspects of life—economy, work, spirituality, governance, and education. The dream of Auroville is that of a place where human relationships, which are normally based almost exclusively on competition and strife, would be replaced by relationships of emulation in doing well, of collaboration and real brotherhood. They come from some 49 nations, from all age groups (from infancy to over eighty, averaging around 30), and from all social classes, backgrounds and cultures, representing humanity as a whole. The population of the township is constantly growing, but currently stands at around 2,500 people, of whom approximately one-third are Indian. Today Auroville is recognized as the first and only internationally endorsed ongoing experiment in human unity and transformation of consciousness, also concerned with, and practically researching, sustainable living and the future cultural, environmental, social and spiritual needs of mankind. The 55-minute fill will be followed by a Q&A with Ellen, who visited the community last February.
The Next Chapter Book Club is begins its fall session at the Truro Public Library on Tuesday, Tuesday, September 26, from 1:00–3:00 p.m.; it continues each Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. through December 19. The NCBC is a nationwide program that provides the fun and focus of a book club with a chance to explore written works in an engaging, relaxed, and constructive setting to adolescents and adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Truro Library Book Club meets on Wednesday, September 27, at 6:30 p.m. This month’s selection is a New York Times Bestseller, Thank You for Being Late, by Thomas L. Friedman. Copies are available at the circulation desk for check out.
Thursday, September 21, 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 21, 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.