August Events at the Cotuit Library

A little something for everyone...

Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal: Film & Book Discussion

Wednesday, August 1st @ 5:30 PM

Cotuit Library

871 Main Street

Cotuit MA 02635

508-428-8141

Join us on the first of August to discuss Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal. We will watch the PBS documentary, and then follow the viewing with a discussion on both the film and the book of the same name. Books will be available at the library for those who have not read it.

Atul Gawande’s book addresses one of the troubles that modern medicine faces today:

“Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming dangers of childbirth, injury, and disease from harrowing to manageable. But when it comes to the inescapable realities of aging and death, what medicine can do often runs counter to what it should.

Through eye-opening research and gripping sotries of his own patients and family, Gawande reveals the suffering this dynamic has produced. Nursing homes, devoted above all to safety, battle with residents over the food they are allowed to eat and the choices they are allowed to make. Doctors, uncomfortable discussing patients’ anxieties about death, fall back on false hopes and treatments that are actually shortening lives instead of improving them. And families go along with all of it.

In his bestselling books, Atul Gawande, a practicing surgeon, has fearlessly revealed the struggles of his profession. Now he examines its ultimate limitations and falures--in his own practice as well as others--a life draws to a close. And he discovers how we can do better. He follows a hospice nurse on her rounds, a geriatrician in his clinic, and reformers turning nursing homes upside down. He finds people who show us how to have the hard conversations and how to ensure we never sacrifice what people really care about.

Riveting, honest, and humane, Being Mortal shows how the ultimate goal is not a good death but a good life--all the way to the very end.”

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

Campfire Sing-a-Long with Lori Pilla

Friday, August 3rd @ 7:00 PM

Ropes Beach

Cotuit MA 02635

508-428-8141

 

Join Cotuit Library and the lovely Lori Pilla at Ropes Beach for some fun and songs around the fire. Lori is a musician and valued patron at Cotuit Library and will be playing guitar and singing songs for all to enjoy. There will even be marshmallows provided, so don’t miss out on an evening of fun and music!

 

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

 

 

The Importance of Spiritual Support in End of Life Care

Monday, August 6th @ 6:00 PM

Cotuit Library

871 Main Street

Cotuit MA 02635

508-428-8141

 

Kathleen O’Goley joins us at Cotuit Library for our Living Until the End Series with a  presentation that will highlight the benefits of spiritual care by chaplains in hospitals, hospice and palliative care. Issues related to coping, grief and finding purpose will be addressed.

 

Kathleen holds a Master's of Art in Christian Ministry with a Cognate in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University Theological Seminary. She has completed Level 1 Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Unit at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts in August of 2017. She is certified in (CISM) Critical Incident Stress Management and Grief Following Trauma from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. (ICISF), and volunteers at Harmony House of Western Massachusetts; a home that provides compassionate care for terminally ill individuals within a comfortable, loving, home-like environment.

 

 

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

 

 

 

Summer Reading Program Wrap-Up

Tuesday, August 7th @ 3:00 PM

Cotuit Library

871 Main Street

Cotuit MA 02635

508-428-8141

 

Come down to Cotuit Library as we wrap-up this year’s Summer Reading Program. We had a good time rocking out the way libraries do this year, so join us for an ice cream social and the Cotuit Summer Reading Store for those who have attended the Summer Reading Program events this year. Close out the summer with Cotuit Library!

 

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

 

 

 

Family Movie: Coco

Wednesday, August 8th @ 7:00 PM

Cotuit Library

871 Main Street

Cotuit MA 02635

508-428-8141

 

Our last family movie of the summer for this year is Disney’s hit movie, Coco:

 

“In Disney-Pixar’s vibrant tale of family, fun and adventure, and aspiring young musician named Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) embarks on an extraordinary journey to the magical land of his ancestors. There, the charming trickster Héctor (voice of Gael García Bernal) becomes and unexpected friend who helps Miguel uncover the mysteries behind his family’s stories and traditions.”

 

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

 

 

 

Everything's Better with Age

Friday, August 10th @ 6:00 PM

Cotuit Library

871 Main Street

Cotuit MA 02635

508-428-8141

 

 

The Living Until the End series continues with a casual night of things that get better with age: wine, cheese, and poetry. Join us for some light refreshments as we recite some poetry and writings on aging and the end of life. Bring some of your own work, a favorite from a writer you know, or just come to listen; all are welcome.

 

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

 

 

Stargazing at Lowell Park

Wednesday, August 15th @ 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!).

 

The rain date for this event is Thursday, August 16th @ 8:30 PM.

 

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

 

 

 

Smartphone Class

Wednesday, August 29th @ 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 general tips and advice on smartphones of all types; questions are strongly encouraged. 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.

 


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