July Events at the Cotuit Library

A little something for everyone...

A Week of Art Fundraiser Reception

Thursday, July 5th,3:00 – 7:00 PM

Chapman Art Gallery

5 Main Street

Cotuit MA 02635

508-428-8141

 

The Chapman Art Gallery Invites you to our: “A Week of Art” Fundraiser Reception. There will be refreshments and art on display for purchase. The sale runs all week until Saturday June 14th at the art gallery. A percentage of each sale made will go to benefit Cotuit Library, so come support your local artists, art gallery, and library this week!

 

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

 

 

 

Annual Book Sale

Friday July 6th – Sunday July 8th

Freedom Hall

976 Main Street

Cotuit MA 02635

508-428-8141

 

It’s that time of year again for the Annual Friends of Cotuit Library Book Sale. Come on down to Freedom Hall in Cotuit this 4th of July weekend and grab some bargain books! Come get some great deals on these three following days:

 

Friday: Noon - 6:00

Saturday: 10:00 - 5:00

Sunday: 10:00 - 2:00

 

Prices of books will be as labeled.

 

 

 

C3: Cotuit Coding Camp

Monday, July 16th – Friday, July 20th, 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Cotuit Library

871 Main Street

Cotuit MA 02635

508-428-8141

 

This week of Cotuit Coding Camp is designed for children ages 5 to 7 years old. Each day they will learn by playing active games, singing songs, reading stories, working with small robots and experimenting with computer science. Don't miss out on this opportunity for your children to take advantage of this great educational program!

Space is limited to 8. Attendance at all five days is required.

 

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

 

 

Stargazing at Lowell Park

Monday, July 16th @ 8:30 PM

Lowell Park

10 Lowell Ave

Cotuit, MA 02635

508-428-8141

 

Join the folks from Cotuit Library as we turn our gazes skyward towards the stars!  This is the first of several stargazing events we'll be holding for the summer months, and Cotuit Library has everything you need to participate!  We have the telescopes, just bring yourself and your minds full of wonderment! (although all telescopes will be welcome!).

 

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

 

 

 

Author Talk: Jenna Blum

Wednesday, July 18th @ 6:30 PM

Cotuit Library

871 Main Street

Cotuit MA 02635

508-428-8141

 

Author Jenna Blum reads from her recently released novel, The Lost Family:

 

“In 1965 Manhattan, patrons flock to Masha’s to savor its brisket bourguignon and impeccable service and to admire its dashing owner and head chef Peter Rashkin. With his movie-star good looks and tragic past, Peter, a survivor of Auschwitz, is the most eligible bachelor in town. But Peter does not care for the parade of eligible women who come to the restaurant hoping to catch his eye. He has resigned himself to a solitary life. Running Masha’s consumes him, as does his terrible guilt over surviving the horrors of the Nazi death camp while his wife, Masha—the restaurant’s namesake—and two young daughters perished.

 

Then exquisitely beautiful June Bouquet, an up-and-coming young model, appears at the restaurant, piercing Peter’s guard. Though she is twenty years his junior, the two begin a passionate, whirlwind courtship. When June unexpectedly becomes pregnant, Peter proposes, believing that beginning a new family with the woman he loves will allow him to let go of the horror of the past. But over the next twenty years, the indelible sadness of those memories will overshadow Peter, June, and their daughter Elsbeth, transforming them in shocking, heartbreaking, and unexpected ways.” (amazon.com)

Books will be available for purchase and signing

 

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

 

 

 

Cotuit House Tour

Thursday, July 19th @ 10:00 AM

Cotuit Library

871 Main Street

Cotuit MA 02635

508-428-8141

 

 

Get a glimpse inside some of Cotuit’s lovely private residences, and enjoy cookies and punch at the Library. Tickets are $30 in advance, and $35 the day-of.

 

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

 

 

 

African Drum Workshop with Tara Murphy

Friday, July 20th @ 3:30 PM

Cotuit Library

871 Main Street

Cotuit MA 02635

508-428-8141

 

Join Tara Murphy at Cotuit Library for an all-ages Community Drum Circle Workshop with Cape Cod African Dance and Drum. Learn simple rhythms on the djembe and dun dun drums and play together as an ensemble. The drum circle emphasizes community, self-expression and the joy of rhythm. Drums are provided and no experience is necessary.

 

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

 

 

 

 

C3: Kibo & Conditionals

Monday, July 23rd – Friday July 27th @ 10:00 AM

Cotuit Library

871 Main Street

Cotuit MA 02635

508-428-8141

 

Have your kids done our Cotuit Coding Camp before? Well, have them come to our week with one of our in-house robots Kibo as we learn about conditionals in computer coding. It is important that children attending this week have had prior experience with our coding camps, as we will be covering material ahead of our beginner’s camp. We look forward to seeing all of you again!

 

Maximum of 8 children per class. Attendance all 5 days is required.

 

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

 

 

 

 

The Death I Want with Dr. Roger Kligler

Monday, July 23rd @ 6:00 PM

Cotuit Library

871 Main Street

Cotuit MA 02635

508-428-8141

 

Dr. Kligler will be lecturing about medical aid in dying (MAiD), the ability of terminally ill, mentally competent individuals to receive a prescription from their physicians to end their suffering by dying in their sleep. He has a unique perspective on the subject. Having practiced internal medicine in both inpatient and outpatient setting, he cared for many people during their end of life. He practiced in an age before palliative care and cared for his patients when they were on hospice, needed terminal sedation or terminal extubation.  He has incurable, metastatic prostate cancer and has been treated since 2002.

 

Medical aid in dying is currently authorized in six states and the District of Columbia, with Hawaii starting in 2019. This represents 20% of the US population being covered. He will discuss his personal journey with medicine and as a patient,  the 20 years of experience in Oregon with MAiD, and how MAiD improves the end of life care for even those who choose not to use it.

 

 

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

 

 

 

Bright Star Touring Theatre: American Tales & Tunes

Wednesday, July 25th @ 11:00 AM

Cotuit Library

871 Main Street

Cotuit MA 02635

508-428-8141

 

Bright Star Touring Theatre returns with a fantastic music program for kids Pre-K through 5th grade with American Tales & Tunes:

 

“Folk songs and folktales from across America come to life in this music-filled adventure. We’ve delved deep into American literature from the Jack Tales of the Appalachian region to the fishing docks of New England and have created a vibrant and energetic show that seamlessly blends these fantastic regional stories with classic American folk songs like ‘Shenandoah’ and ‘Shady Grove.’” (brightstartheatre.com)

 

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

 

 

 

Gmail Class

Wednesday, July 25th @ 2:00 PM

Cotuit Library

871 Main Street

Cotuit MA 02635

508-428-8141

 

Cotuit Library is now doing in-house tech classes on the last Wednesday of every month. This month we will be discussing the basic know-how’s of Google’s emailing system, Gmail. We request that you bring your own personal devices to practice on, but laptops are available for use at the library for those who need them.

Registration is required for attendance; maximum of 8 people per class.

 

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

 

 

 

Outdoor Movie - Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Thursday, July 26th @ 7:30 PM

Cotuit Library

871 Main Street

Cotuit MA 02635

508-428-8141

 

Summer is here, and that means it’s time for our Outdoor Movie! We’ll have our screen and projector set up on the Cotuit Federated Church lawn for any and all to see. This year’s movie is Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (rated PG-13):

 

“Four teenagers in detention discover and old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of. When they decide to play, they are immediately sucked into the jungle world of Jumanji in the bodies of their avatars (Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan). They’ll have to complete the adventure of their lives filled with fun, thrills and danger or be stuck in the game forever!”

 

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

 

 

 

Cotuit Library Death Cafe

Friday, July 27th @ 5:30 PM

Cotuit Library

871 Main Street

Cotuit MA 02635

508-428-8141

 

As part of our Living Until the End series, Cotuit Library will be hosting its first ever Death Cafe. Heather Massey of In Loving Hands Home Funeral Consultation & Education, and Ellen McCabe of Hope Hospice will be here to help facilitate discussion. For those not familiar with Death Cafe or its mission, Death Cafe is described as follows:

Death Cafe is a group-directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes, nor affiliated religious organization. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session. An international social franchise started in Europe, Death Cafe encourages people to talk about the taboo subject of death in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere with refreshments, allowing us to share a respectful, engaging, thought-provoking and life-affirming conversation on any topics related to death and dying.”

 

So please, come join us for some refreshments, good company, and coverations about death.

 

This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.

 


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