The Truro Public Library welcomes poet Sue D. Burton on Tuesday, August 21, at 6:30 p.m., to read from and sign her new volume of poetry, Box. Winner of the 2017 Two Sylvias Press Poetry Prize, Box is “a book we need: brave, bold, inventive, magical.” (Carol Potter) 2017 Two Sylvias Press Poetry Prize judge Diane Seuss remarked, “Let's just get this part out of the way, Sue Burton's Box is a brilliant, imperative, masterful collection….a book of mirth and snark….[her] source material is the dovetailing of the holy quartet: public history, political history, family history, and apparently personal history. But this is poetry, not polemic. Its bottom line is the possibility of language within and beyond the borders of its ideas.” Two Sylvias Press is an independent press located in the Seattle area, publishing poetry, memoir, essays, books on the craft of writing, and creativity tools. Sue D. Burton is a physician assistant specializing in women’s health care. Her poetry has appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Blackbird, Green Mountains Review,Mudlark, New Ohio Review, Shenandoah, and on Verse Daily. She has been awarded Fourth Genre’s 2017 Steinberg Essay Prize, a Vermont Arts Council grant, and nominations for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net. Her chapbook Little Steel is forthcoming (Fomite Press). She holds degrees in writing from Johns Hopkins University and the Vermont College MFA and was apprenticeship-trained as a physician assistant at the Vermont Women’s Health Center.
Medicinal Herbs: Journey with Lavender
with Sarah Naciri
Saturday, August 18, 2:00-4:00 p.m. All Ages
Enjoy a magical and relaxing journey exploring the
medicinal and culinary benefits of Lavender. Make tea, a delightful dessert, and an oil and spray for external use, and discuss the many ways you may bring this healing plant into your life. Herbalist, gardener, forager, yogini and mother, Sarah Naciri has been studying plants and making plant-based herbal medicine for the past fifteen years.
VB and the Buzz
Friday, August 17, 10:30 a.m.
Inspired by Authors Chris Raschka, Langston Hughes, Al Perkins, and Tomi Ungerer, VB and The Buzz will present a unique musical presentation for all ages. The presentation will feature many original songs and the music of Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Nina Simone, The Beatles, and more.
Ongoing Mindful Ease
with J.C. (Chuck) Hotchkiss
Tuesday, August 21, 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.
Storytime with Special Guest Barbara Anthony
Thursday, August 16, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts for ages birth to five year olds. Drop-ins welcome. Barbara Anthony will treat us to Flannel Board Stories!
Free Lunch for Kids
Thursday, August 16 & Friday, August 17, 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.
Children Community Garden Group with Sustainable CAPE
Thursday, August 16, 2:00 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!
Families Learn Ukulele with Julie Stepenek
Friday, August 17, 2:00 p.m.
Julie arrives with 25 ukuleles to teach beginner ukulele followed by a strum along of easy songs.