Upcoming Programs at Truro Public Library

May 9th to 15th


Truro Public Library is most pleased to host a reading by local author J.J. Dutra on Tuesday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m. Ms. Dutra will read from her new book, Dead Low Tide, second in a late-1930s Provincetown mystery series. In Dead Low Tide, the Police Chief’s simple way of life is turned upside down when a body washes up on the beach. WWII is looming in the distance. Unrest is building across America and the murder leads Chief Crowley to a militant gang of Nazi sympathizers. Come enjoy local intrigue and bygone days!  Judith Jahnig Dutra is the author of short stories, poems, and a federally funded grant: Growing Sea Scallops in Cape Cod Bay, the Truro Aquaculture Project. She is the author of a memoir, Nautical Twilight, the Story of a Cape Cod Fishing Family and the author of two fictional mysteries introducing the reader to Chief James Crowley and Provincetown life in 1937: The Fishermen’s Ball and Dead Low Tide. A retired School Nurse, J. J. Dutra has lived and worked with her husband David Dutra onboard their fishing vessels. She lives in North Truro, MA.


The Truro Public Library presents a series of discussion courses, “2020: How Can the News Media Regain Our Trust?”, with veteran journalist Mike Berlin, on Wednesday, May 1, Tuesday, May 7, and Wednesday, May 15, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Today’s news media—in print, on the air, and online—are each experiencing a time of trauma and a shifting sense of mission. Is the technology of the internet solely responsible for the financial crisis engulfing most news media? Is media bias new, or has it always been there? What is the impact of the media crisis on politics and the 2020 election in particular? What can—and should—be done? This is not a lecture course. Mr. Berlin will hand out a broad course outline at the first meeting, and offer a range of factual information as a basis for group discussion, with everyone free to participate. Please stop by or call us at 508-487-1125  to sign up. Mike Berlin was a reporter covering the UN and international news for over 20 years for the New York Post and Washington Post. He is an associate professor of journalism emeritus at Boston University, where he taught for more than 15 years. He was also a Fulbright lecturer in China and in Russia. He now lives in Truro, where he is working on a mystery novel/memoir set at the UN.


Ongoing Mindful Ease
with J.C. (Chuck) Hotchkiss (via Skype)
Tuesday, May 14, 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.


T’ai Chi with Sarah–Yang 108 on Friday, May 10, 2019

The Friends of the Truro Library sponsors a free series of T’ai Chi workshops with Sarah Beals. Back by request, Yang 108 Tai Chi form provides all the benefits of physical coordination, balance, and breath in a low-stress, flowing routine. Sarah Beals is a long time resident of the Outer Cape. Her interest in Tai Chi was sparked by seeing venerable Master TT Liang teaching in a Boston park in the late 1970s.  Beals began her study in 1982, and enjoys the good fortune to follow several highly respected Tai Chi Masters to learn their forms. She is also certified to instruct in healing Qigong, and recently began studying the Flying Phoenix meditation Qigong with Sifu Terry Dunn. 

Reminder: The Friends of the Truro Library’s 2019 Spring Trip takes us to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum on Wednesday, May 8, with departure at 7:30 a.m. and return at about 5:00 p.m. Join us for a journey through American history and the life of a remarkable man at this impressive I.M. Pei-designed combination presidential library and museum.  The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is dedicated to the memory of our nation's thirty-fifth president and to all those who through the art of politics seek a new and better world.  The library and museum documents the life, career, and story of one of America's most well-known leaders through a collection of archives, exhibitions, and materials. Memorabilia, photographs, and personal belongings are displayed in seven permanent exhibits focused on JFK's political career, the Space Race, and the Kennedy family, and more. Choose from pick-up locations in Truro or Wellfleet.  A fee of $55 includes all transportation and entrance fees. Lunch is available to purchase at the JFK Café, or you can pack your own.  Please pay in advance; reserve your spot by calling or by stopping by the Truro Library at 508-487-1125.




Thursday, May 9, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts for ages birth to five year olds. Drop-ins welcome.


Children Community Garden Group with Sustainable CAPE
Every Wednesday (May 8, May 15), 4:00 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!

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