Cotuit Library Events for February 2019

A little something for everyone...

Astronomy Imaging Workshop

Saturday, February 2nd @ 2:00 PM

Cotuit Library

871 Main Street

Cotuit MA 02635

508-428-8141

 

Michael Petrasko and Steve Davies of Insight Observatory are bringing a real treat to Cotuit Library. Boasting two remote stargazing telescopes located at an elevation of 7,778 ft in the dark skies of western New Mexico, workshop participants will be paired up to choose deep-sky object to take an image of for later viewing and downloading. Steve, a licensed astronomy and physics teacher, will give a brief lecture on deep-sky imaging with the telescopes before image selection. Materials cost is $10 per person. Limit 24 participants; register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library (money for materials will be collected at the workshop).

 

Family History: The Basics

Three Mondays, February 4th, 11th & 25th, 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Cotuit Library

871 Main Street

Cotuit MA 02635

508-428-8141

 

Cotuit Library is pleased to host the Cape Cod Genealogical Society for 3-part course on family history and genealogy.

 

You will learn about:

 

  • Finding Birth-Marriage-Death Information
  • Using the Census
  • Tracking down Immigration and Migration of ancestors
  • Keeping organized records for your family-history research
  • Using the Internet for Genealogical Research

and more!

 

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

 

 

Pathways of Peru Book Discussion: The Storyteller by Mario Vargas Llosa

Wednesday, February 6th @ 6:00 PM

Cotuit Library

871 Main Street

Cotuit MA 02635

508-428-8141

 

This wouldn't be a Wintertide Read & Ramble without a proper book discussion, so we will be reading the famous Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa's novel The Storyteller. The story tells of Saúl Zuratas, a university student who leaves civilization and becomes a "storyteller" for the Machiguenga Native Americans. Copies will be available at the Library for participants to check out before the discussion date.

 

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

 

Sailors’ Valentine Craft

Friday, February 8th @ 1:00 PM

Cotuit Library

871 Main Street

Cotuit MA 02635

508-428-8141

 

It is that time of year again to make Sailor’s Valentines! This is a drop in craft geared towards adults, but if you bring along a younger partner they are more than welcome. We will supply the shells and some patterns, you bring your enthusiasm and creativity. We look forward to seeing you here!

 

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

 

Valentine Making Party

Saturday, February 9th, Noon – 3:00 PM

Cotuit Library

871 Main Street

Cotuit MA 02635

508-428-8141

 

Drop into Cotuit Library and come make some Valentines for all those special people in your life. We will provide all kinds of Valentine-making materials, you bring your creativity. Snacks will also be served, so an appetite should be brought as well!

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

 

Pathways of Peru Film: The Emperor’s New Groove

Saturday, February 9th @ 1:00 PM

Cotuit Library

871 Main Street

Cotuit MA 02635

508-428-8141

 

For our Pathways of Peru programming, we have a fun family movie for everyone to enjoy: Disney’s The Emperor’s New Groove:

 

“Arrogant young Emperor Kuzco is transformed into a llama by his power-hungry advisor -- the devious diva Yzma. Stranded in the jungle, Kuzco's only chance to get back home and reclaim the high life rests with a good-hearted peasant named Pacha. Together, they must return Kuzco to the throne before Yzma tracks them down and finishes him off.”

 

This movie is rated G.

 

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

 

Coloring and a Cuppa

Saturday, February 16th @ 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 and zentangle for adults. We’ll provide the colored pencils, pens, 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 Cuisine

Sunday, February 17th @ 2:00 PM

Cotuit Library

871 Main Street

Cotuit MA 02635

508-428-8141

 

Deisy Soto, along with her chef/husband Jorge Siguencia, opened Tumi Ceviche Bar & Ristorante in Hyannis back in 2014, bringing their special blend of Peruvian and Italian cuisine to Cape Cod. Join us as we welcome Deisy to give a casual presentation about Peruvian cuisine and her culture.

 

If you want to learn more about Tumi Ceviche, visit their website at tumiceviche.com

 

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

 

C3: Cotuit Coding Camp

Tuesday - Friday, February 19th - 22nd, 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Cotuit Library

871 Main Street

Cotuit MA 02635

508-428-8141

 

This week of Cotuit Coding Camp is designed for children ages 5 to 7 years old. Each day they will learn by playing active games, making crafts, working with small robots and experimenting with computer science. Don't miss out on this opportunity for your children to take advantage of this great educational program!

Space is limited to 8. Attendance at all four days is required.

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

 

Bright Star Touring Theatre: Black History Heroes, Soldiers, & Spies

Tuesday, February 19th @ 2:00 PM

Cotuit Library

871 Main Street

Cotuit MA 02635

508-428-8141

 

Black History Heroes, Soldiers and Spies is a 45-minute production which was created to celebrate the stories of Black American heroes. It is best appreciated by audiences in third grade and up. A number of important figures from American history are brought to the stage to share the importance of their work. Audiences will join the courageous Buffalo Soldier, Colonel Charles Young as he helps settle the American West and some of our first National Parks. They’ll also meet The Tuskegee Airmen as they take flight to help win WWII and Mary Elizabeth Bowser as she spies for the Union during The Civil War. “The goal of this show is to get audiences excited about moments in history which aren’t often talked about,” says David Ostergaard, the Company’s Founder, “Our actors have the unique task of researching and taking on the character traits of some of the bravest individuals from America’s past.”

 

Each year, Bright Star Touring Theatre serves nearly 1,500 audiences in schools, theaters, libraries, museums and more across the country. They offer a wide variety of curriculum-based programs ranging from The Pirate of Bully Bay to Heroes of the Underground Railroad. “We travel with everything we need and we can perform just about anywhere,” says National Tour Manager Reeni Dowd. “Our actors join us from all over the country and they sometimes visit ten different cities each week, playing a huge variety of characters. It’s a great way for them to flex their acting muscles!” The company performs regularly at the National Theatre in Washington DC and has gained international attention, having visited Russia and Germany with their productions. Information about all their interactive shows, including production videos, photos, study guides and more is available online at www.brightstartheatre.com.

 

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

 

Birding in Peru: Amazon to Andes with Mark Faherty

Saturday, February 23rd @ 2:00 PM

Cotuit Library

871 Main Street

Cotuit MA 02635

508-428-8141

 

Boasting vast Amazonian jungles, a long Pacific coastline, and astounding altitudinal habitat diversity, Peru is neck in neck with Columbia for the most bird species of any country in the world. Club board member and Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay science coordinator Mark Faherty will take us on a journey through Peru's wild Amazon lowlands from north to south, up to the lakes of the high Andes, then to the cloud forests of the eastern Andean slope, and finally the coastal deserts of Lima. In addition to the expected parrots and monkeys, we'll also see the prehistoric Hoatzin, the endemic Inca Wren, some flamingos, and maybe even a Horned Screamer, whatever that is. We'll even visit a remote Amazonian village and the famous Incan citadel of Machu Picchu.

Mark has been the Science Coordinator at Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary since 2007 and has led birding trips for Mass Audubon since 2002. While his current projects involve everything from oysters and horseshoe crabs to bats and butterflies, he has studied primarily bird ecology for the last 20 years, working on research projects in Kenya, Florida, Texas, California, Arizona, Mexico, and the Pacific Northwest. He was a counter for the famous River of Raptors hawk watch in Veracruz, Mexico, and has birded Peru, Africa, Panama, Belize, and both Eastern and Western Europe. Mark leads workshops on birding by ear, eBird, birding apps, and general bird identification. He is past president of the Cape Cod Bird Club and member of the Massachusetts Avian Records Committee. Mark’s weekly essay on Cape and Islands bird life, the “Bird Report”, airs each Wednesday on the Cape and Islands NPR station, where he also co-hosts “Bird News”, a monthly call-in show all about birds, on The Point with Mindy Todd.

 

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

 

Library Tech Class: CLAMS Encore Catalog

Wednesday, February 27th, 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Cotuit Library

871 Main Street

Cotuit MA 02635

508-428-8141

 

Cotuit Library has in-house tech classes on the last Wednesday of every month, 2:00 – 3:00 PM. This month we will be discussing the basic know-how’s of the new CLAMS Encore Catalog. 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.

 

Pathways of Peru Documentary - Time Scanners: Machu Picchu

Wednesday, February 27th @ 4:00 PM

Cotuit Library

871 Main Street

Cotuit MA 02635

508-428-8141

 

Our Pathways of Peru documentary for this month brings us to Machu Picchu in PBS’ Time Scanners: Machu Picchu:

 

“The dense jungle of the Peruvian Andes hides a sacred city - Machu Picchu, an enchanted 500-year-old stone citadel, hidden deep in the mountains where not even the Spanish conquistadores could find it. Thanks to its location on a precarious ridge in Peru’s sacred mountains, Machu Picchu is one of the most inaccessible cities in the world; there’s still much that we don’t know about the city and the people who lived there.

 

Using cutting-edge, 3D laser-scanning technology, structural engineer Steve Burrows leads his team of experts into the Peruvian jungle to scan the sacred Incan city, asking three main questions: How did the Incas build a city atop a mountain ridge? How were the terraces constructed? And how did they supply water to the city? Join the team as they turn back time and decode the past.”

 

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


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