January at the Cotuit Public Library

A little something for everyone...

Wintertide Read & Ramble 2019: Pathways of Peru

January 9th - March 8th

Cotuit Library

871 Main Street

Cotuit MA 02635

508-428-8141

 

 

For this year's Winter Time Read and Ramble, Cotuit Library is setting its gaze southward with Pathways of Peru. Register to walk a set number of miles, read a set number of books, or both between January 9 and March 10. Along the way we'll have programming revolving around Peru's history, Machu Picchu, and more, all capped off with a banquet on the last day! In addition, each program a registered participant attends earns a raffle ticket for a prize to be drawn at the banquet. Mark your progress on our route map, and encourage your friends and family to participate from a distance with you through our website and online activities!

 

Registration is $20 for adults (18+) and $10 for children (each additional child in a family is only $5). Registration packets with logs, maps, thematic reading suggestions and more are available at the Library. Patrons who do not wish to participate themselves are invited to donate funds to sponsor another walker/reader. For more information, call the Library at 508-428-8141 or visit our event web site at cotuitlibrary.org/events/.

 

 

 

Pathways of Peru Kick-off

Wednesday, January 9th @ 4:00 PM

Cotuit Library

871 Main Street

Cotuit MA 02635

508-428-8141

 

Our Pathways of Peru has begun! Join us to kick things off with some Peruvian-themed refreshments, and a viewing of National Geographic’s documentary Nazca Lines: The Buried Secrets. If you have not already signed up to be a part of our Wintertide Read and Ramble, you can do it here. More information regarding our Wintertide Read and Ramble can be obtained by contacting the Library.

 

 

 

Coloring and a Cuppa

Saturday, January 12th @ 10:00 AM

Cotuit Library

871 Main Street

Cotuit MA 02635

508-428-8141

 

Join us Cotuit Library to enjoy a relaxing hour of coloring for adults. We’ll provide the colored pencils and pictures to color, you just need to bring yourself and your creativity. We will also have hot chocolate and tea available for any and all, so come on down and relax with us at Cotuit Library.

 

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

 

 

 

Peruvian Ponderings from 1981 and 2018 with Kathy Spirtes

Saturday, January 19th @ 2:00 PM

Cotuit Library

871 Main Street

Cotuit MA 02635

508-428-8141

 

As part of our Wintertide Read and Ramble: Pathways of Peru 2019 programming, Cotuit’s own Kathy Spirtes will tell of her travels to Peru on two occassions.

 

Kathy Spirtes traveled to Peru in 1981 on a three week adventure that included seeing Machu Picchu, the Nazca Lines, Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca and several ruins in the Cuzco area.  She returned to Peru in 2018 for a four day trek in the Lares Region. The major difference between the two trips was the interactions with local people. The 1981 trip was led by a British guide and the 2018 trip was led by several Quechua (Inca descendants) guides.  During the Lares trek she met a number of Quechua people in their homes or along the trail, even spending a night in a family home along the trail. She is amazed that at 64 she did a much more strenuous as they hiked over two 14,000 foot passes. Kathy pondered and is still pondering who 28 year-old Kathy was back in 1981 and how she now relates to the 64 year-old who went to Peru in 2018.  

 

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

 

 

 

Motorcycle Diaries Movie

Wednesday, January 23rd @ 4:00 PM

Cotuit Library

871 Main Street

Cotuit MA 02635

508-428-8141

 

As part of our Pathways of Peru programming, we will be viewing the movie The Motorcycle Diaries:

 

“On a break before his last semester of medical school, Ernesto "Che" Guevara (Gael García Bernal) travels with his friend Alberto Granado (Rodrigo De la Serna) from Brazil to Peru by motorcycle. The two men soon witness the great disparities in South America, encountering poor peasants and observing the exploitation of labor by wealthy industrialists. When they reach a leper colony in Peru, Ernesto's values have changed so much that he sides with the sufferers, forgetting his own comfort.”

 

This movie is rated R.

 

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

 

 

 

Peruvian Basket Weaving

Wednesday, January 30th @ 4:30 PM

Cotuit Library

871 Main Street

Cotuit MA 02635

508-428-8141

 

 

Cotuit Library has a fun craft for all ages for our Pathways of Peru with a little Peruvian Basket Weaving here at the Library. We’ll have everything you need, so just bring along the entire family and weave a basket with us.

 

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


CapeCodToday.com welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on CapeCodToday.com.