Truro Public Library welcomes wildlife photographer Peter Christoph on Tuesday, May 28, at 6:30 p.m., to present “Birds of the New England Swamp.” With a narrated slideshow, Mr. Christoph will share both his award-winning images and his photographic secrets as he brings you inside a typical New England swamp. Peter provides an intimate look into the many varieties of birds that inhabit our swamps, including ospreys and herons, shorebirds, woodpeckers, and other cavity dwellers. Sloshing and crawling through the swamp so you don’t have to, Peter captures the bird’s many activities including building the nest, feeding their young, and catching their prey. You’ll almost want your own wading boots and bug spray for protection as you watch his captivating presentation! Peter Christoph is a well-known wildlife advocate, naturalist and award-winning wildlife photographer based in Lancaster, MA. He has a great respect for wildlife and through his presentations seeks to raise awareness of the need to conserve bird habitat. Peter has presented at photography groups nationally and locally, including the Photographic Society of America (PSA), New England Camera Club Council (NECCC,) and several camera clubs throughout New England. He is a regular speaker for the Appalachian Mountain Club, Mass Audubon and the National Wildlife Refuge System, as well as numerous birding clubs and dozens of libraries. Peter is Vice Chairman of the Massachusetts Camera Naturalists (an invitation-only nature group), and is past president of the Camera Club of Central New England. He has been the recipient of many prestigious national and international awards and gold medals recognizing his photographic talent. Peter is also responsible for publishing three bird photography books, including his latest “The Art of Bird Photography.”
T’ai Chi with Sarah–Yang 108 on Friday, May 24, 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.
Ongoing Mindful Ease
with J.C. (Chuck) Hotchkiss (via Skype)
Tuesday, May 28, 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.
Thursday, May 23, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts for ages birth to five year olds. Drop-ins welcome. The May 16 storytime features Kidding Around Yoga Instructor Chelsey Price, who will share a combination of activities involving yoga poses, games, songs, books, and dancing, and will close the class with a guided meditation. Children will learn all the amazing benefits of yoga as they grow, glow, and flow.
Children Community Garden Group with Sustainable CAPE
Wednesday, May 29 (& Every Wednesday), 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!