Mid-Summer Programs at Truro Public Library

A little something for everyone...


The Truro Public Library welcomes Professor James Simon, who will talk about his new book Eisenhower vs. Warren: The Battle for Civil Rights and Liberties on Tuesday, August 7, at 6:30 p.m.  In Eisenhower vs. Warren, described in multiple reviews as a page-turner, prize-winning legal historian James F. Simon examines the unusual enmity between a sitting President and a Chief Justice that framed the most tumultuous years of the modern civil rights movement. With remarkable insight and the legal nuance for which he is known, James Simon delves into Eisenhower and Warren’s archival records and individual histories to reevaluate their legacies, demonstrating how critical their feud is to our understanding of the civil rights movement. This detailed look at a pivotal time in United States history brings to vivid life the clash that reverberates in political and constitutional debates today.  James F. Simon is dean emeritus at New York Law School.  He is the author of nine books on American history, law, and politics—two of them New York Times Notable Books—and has won the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award. He and his wife live in West Nyack, N.Y. and Truro. This event is free and open to the public.







Ongoing Mindful Ease
with J.C. (Chuck) Hotchkiss
Tuesday, August 7, 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.


AUTHOR TALK: James F. Simon  ***SEE ABOVE***
Eisenhower vs. Warren
Tuesday, August 7, 6:30 p.m.

In Eisenhower vs. Warren, Professor Simon examines the bitter feud between President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Chief Justice Earl Warren which would shape the legal future of the civil rights movement.  James F. Simon is Martin Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus at New York Law School.



Catherine Wooley Day!

Saturday, August 11, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

Celebrate Truro children’s author Catherine Woolley—the Truro Library’s children’s room is named after her!  Ms. Woolley wrote many picture books, including  The Popcorn Dragon, The Blueberry Pie Elf, The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy, and the Gus the Ghost series. We will have games, treats, and live music by Sasha Papernik. Fun for the whole family!



Storytime Guest! MARK LOEWEN 
Thursday, August 2, 10:30 a.m.
Mark Loewen will read from his new book What Does a Princess Really Look Like?


Free Lunch for Kids

Thursday, August 2 & Friday, August 3, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

The Truro Public Library is pleased to join other local community institutions this summer who provide free lunches for all children 18 years and under through Food For Kids through Friday, August 24.  This open, drop-in program offers a nutritious meal, fresh-packed in the morning by the primary sponsor in our area, The Church of the Holy Spirit, and distributed to sites from Chatham to Provincetown. The Summer Food Service Program is a federally funded child nutrition program whose goal is to feed children and teens ages 1-18 during the summer months when they do not have access to school meals.


Storytelling through Video with Lower Cape TV

Tues., July 31, Thurs. & Fri., Aug. 2 & 3, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Working as a team, learn to storyboard, script, shoot, and edit a video, using different shooting and editing techniques, backdrops, and props. For 4th–6th graders. Limit 12 participants. Please sign up.


Children Community Garden Group with Sustainable CAPE
Thursday August 2, 2:00 p.m.   **New day and time for July and August**
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!

Collage with Kenneth Hawkey

Friday, August 3, 10:30 a.m.

Create a rock & roll themed paper collage using scissors and glue. There will be an emphasis on learning the design principles of composition and contrast. Requires cutting contour shapes. For ages 7 and up. Please sign up.

Nature at Night with elements, etc.

Tuesday, August 7, 10:30 a.m.

Who is awake when you are asleep? Explore the fascinating nocturnal world.


Make Your Own Musical Instrument

Wednesday, August 8, 3:00-4:30 p.m.

In this drop-in workshop, kids will have the opportunity to make, decorate, and play a variety of musical instruments utilizing basic household items.  For ages 5 and up.


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