Late August Events at Truro Public Library

A little something for everyone...

Four local poets, Keith Althaus, Mary Ann Larkin, Toby Olson, and Patric Pepper, will join us at the Truro Public Library on Tuesday, August 28, at 6:30 p.m., to treat us to a late-summer reading their work. The poets will draw from recent books, older books, and works in progress. Keith Althaus’ most recent book is Cold Storage. An inaugural Fine Arts Work Center fellow, he is the author of two previous poetry collections, Rival Heavens and Ladder of Hours, and the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, among other awards. His poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, Orion, American Poetry Review, Harvard Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, AGNI, and elsewhere. Poet, writer, and teacher Mary Ann Larkin’s latest volume, On Gannon Street, explores a single neighborhood in America.  Her poems have appeared in a previous volume of poetry, in five chapbooks, in many anthologies, and in numerous magazines, including America in Poetry, Ireland in Poetry, and Loving. The award-winning writer Toby Olson has written three volumes of poetry, as well as twelve novels. He co-founded and taught at the Aspen Writers' Workshop, and at Long Island University and The New School For Social Research, and, since 1975, Temple University. Patric Pepper’s recent book Everything Pure as Nothing, is a selection from his poems written about snow over a 35 year period.  Patric Pepper is the author of two other collections of poetry. From 2008 through 2013, Pepper was President of Washington Writers' Publishing House, a cooperative poetry and fiction press that began publishing in 1975 and has published well over 100 books to date. His work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including most recently Beltway Poetry Quarterly, The Broadkill Review, Cape Cod Poetry Review, Confrontations, District Lines, Fugue, Gargoyle, and The Innisfree Poetry Journal.

 

 

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Truro Concerts at the Truro Library

The Chandler Travis Philharmonic

Thursday, August 23, 6:30 p.m.

The Chandler Travis Philharmonic is a 9-piece ensemble from Boston that includes a horn section, string bass, keyboard, mandocello, guitar, drums, accordion, and singing valet. the band -all colorfully garbed 8 pieces of them, plus singing valet Fred Boak -have introduced the concept of alternative dixieland and omnipop to audiences all over Massachusetts and far beyond (San Francisco, Chicago,and especially New Orleans and New York City have proved particularly responsive -the Village Voice declared them “keenly entertaining”, calling Chandler “a true New England eccentric and a master of daft power pop,” and the band “a blend of Ringling Bros. and Ra” that “puts the harm back in Philharmonic,” and the New Yorker has repeatedly concurred.)

 

FOR KIDS

Storytime Guests! WENDY WATSON STORIES! 
Thursday, August 23, 10:30 a.m.
Cammie and Clyde Watson will read stories by the late, great children’s book author and illustrator Wendy Watson.

 

Free Lunch for Kids **LAST TWO DAYS OF THE SEASON**

Thursday, August 23 & Friday, August 24, 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 23, 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!

 

Spin Art on the Back Deck
Friday, August 24, 10:30 a.m.

Try out our hand-built spin art bicycle or a smaller spin art machine and create unique, colorful designs.

Four local poets, Keith Althaus, Mary Ann Larkin, Toby Olson, and Patric Pepper, will join us at the Truro Public Library on Tuesday, August 28, at 6:30 p.m., to treat us to a late-summer reading their work. The poets will draw from recent books, older books, and works in progress. Keith Althaus’ most recent book is Cold Storage. An inaugural Fine Arts Work Center fellow, he is the author of two previous poetry collections, Rival Heavens and Ladder of Hours, and the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, among other awards. His poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, Orion, American Poetry Review, Harvard Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, AGNI, and elsewhere. Poet, writer, and teacher Mary Ann Larkin’s latest volume, On Gannon Street, explores a single neighborhood in America.  Her poems have appeared in a previous volume of poetry, in five chapbooks, in many anthologies, and in numerous magazines, including America in Poetry, Ireland in Poetry, and Loving. The award-winning writer Toby Olson has written three volumes of poetry, as well as twelve novels. He co-founded and taught at the Aspen Writers' Workshop, and at Long Island University and The New School For Social Research, and, since 1975, Temple University. Patric Pepper’s recent book Everything Pure as Nothing, is a selection from his poems written about snow over a 35 year period.  Patric Pepper is the author of two other collections of poetry. From 2008 through 2013, Pepper was President of Washington Writers' Publishing House, a cooperative poetry and fiction press that began publishing in 1975 and has published well over 100 books to date. His work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including most recently Beltway Poetry Quarterly, The Broadkill Review, Cape Cod Poetry Review, Confrontations, District Lines, Fugue, Gargoyle, and The Innisfree Poetry Journal.

 

 

ALSO:

 

ALL AGES

Truro Concerts at the Truro Library

The Chandler Travis Philharmonic

Thursday, August 23, 6:30 p.m.

The Chandler Travis Philharmonic is a 9-piece ensemble from Boston that includes a horn section, string bass, keyboard, mandocello, guitar, drums, accordion, and singing valet. the band -all colorfully garbed 8 pieces of them, plus singing valet Fred Boak -have introduced the concept of alternative dixieland and omnipop to audiences all over Massachusetts and far beyond (San Francisco, Chicago,and especially New Orleans and New York City have proved particularly responsive -the Village Voice declared them “keenly entertaining”, calling Chandler “a true New England eccentric and a master of daft power pop,” and the band “a blend of Ringling Bros. and Ra” that “puts the harm back in Philharmonic,” and the New Yorker has repeatedly concurred.)

 

FOR KIDS

Storytime Guests! WENDY WATSON STORIES! 
Thursday, August 23, 10:30 a.m.
Cammie and Clyde Watson will read stories by the late, great children’s book author and illustrator Wendy Watson.

 

Free Lunch for Kids **LAST TWO DAYS OF THE SEASON**

Thursday, August 23 & Friday, August 24, 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 23, 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!

 

Spin Art on the Back Deck
Friday, August 24, 10:30 a.m.

Try out our hand-built spin art bicycle or a smaller spin art machine and create unique, colorful designs.

 


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