FOR ALL AGES
Truro Public Library presents Tales from the Home of the World’s Worst Weather, with Mt. Washington Observatory’s Will Broussard, on Tuesday, June 25, at 6:30 p.m. Bitter cold, dense fog, heavy snow, and record winds: Mount Washington is known worldwide for its unpredictable and dangerous weather. For a mountain its size, why is Mt. Washington called the “Home of the World’s Worst Weather”? Join Mount Washington Observatory’s Will Broussard for an investigation into the unique life and work of weather observers stationed at the observatory year-round. We will explore how the mountain’s weather works and what it can tell us about New England’s own weather patterns. This program will include interactive demonstrations, weather instruments, stunning photography, and video footage from the summit. This exciting program is free and open to the public, and appropriate for adults and children alike.
The Truro Public Library presents a “Managing Life Stress” workshops with Judith Marsh, Ph.D., on Friday, June 21, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. The workshop, the last of three, is designed to help participants of all ages identify, measure, and learn helpful and easy strategies for managing stressful life events, and will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to recognize and manage stress. Each session will: introduce the basics of stress and the “Human Stress Response”; allow participants to measure individual ways of responding and adapting to life events; and support skill development to minimize negative reactions to stress, and maximize wellness. Participants will be able to: identify and target sources of stress with checklists, fun but valuable quizzes and other activities; develop skills needed to handle stress in the moment with interactive and easy exercises that require no more than 1, 5 or 10 minute; build long-term, stress-busting strategies that foster lasting positive lifestyle changes for a more fulfilling life. Space is limited to 10 people; please register in advance by calling or dropping by the Library. For more information, please visit our website. Dr. Marsh is a retired Clinical Health Psychologist. During her career of 35 years, she was Chair of the Division of Psychology and oversaw the Doctoral, Masters, and Undergraduate programs in Psychology at Chestnut Hill College. Over the last decade, Dr. Marsh has conducted workshops on Stress Management at local, state, and international conferences as well as within her private practice in Pennsylvania, where she also practiced as a Licensed Psychologist.
Ongoing Mindful Ease
with J.C. (Chuck) Hotchkiss
Tuesday, June 25, 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.
Friends of the Truro Library will hold their annual community luncheon at the Truro Library on Wednesday, June 12, at noon. At this potluck social, the Friends welcome the public to enjoy good food and to learn what the Friends are all about. You don’t need to bring a dish to come!
Thursday June 20, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts for ages birth to five year olds. Drop-ins welcome. The June 20 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.
Dance Education and Movement with Amy
Saturday, June 22, 10:30 a.m.
Learn and explore with different dance styles, movement, and dance games. Our goal will be to understand dance as a form of creative expression and the use of dance elements. This class is geared for children ages 4–9. The group meets on the lower level of the Library.
Children Community Garden Group with Sustainable CAPE
Wednesday, June 26, 4:00 p.m. **Moving to 2:00 p.m. in July**
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!