From the Truro Public Library:
We are delighted to host the official Cape Cod launch of The Last Book Party, with author Karen Dukess on Friday, July 5, at 5:00 p.m. A propulsive tale of ambition and romance, The Last Book Party is set in the publishing world of 1980s New York and the timeless beaches of Truro. In the summer of 1987, 25-year-old Eve Rosen is an aspiring writer languishing in a low-level assistant job, unable to shake the shadow of her brilliant brother. With her professional ambitions floundering, Eve jumps at the chance to attend an early summer gathering at the Truro home of famed New Yorker writer Henry Grey and his poet wife, Tillie. Dazzled by the guests and her burgeoning crush on the hosts’ artistic son, Eve lands a new job as Henry Grey’s research assistant and an invitation to Henry and Tillie’s exclusive and famed “Book Party”— where attendees dress as literary characters. But by the night of the party, Eve discovers uncomfortable truths about her summer entanglements and understands that the literary world she so desperately wanted to be a part of is not at all what it seems. A page-turning, coming-of-age story, written with a lyrical sense of place and a profound appreciation for the sustaining power of books, Karen Dukess’s The Last Book Party shows what happens when youth and experience collide—and what it takes to find your own voice. The Last Book Party was selected for Barnes and Noble’s Discover Great New Writers Summer 2019. Karen Dukess has a work history as eclectic as her taste in books. She has been a tour guide in the former Soviet Union, a newspaper reporter in Florida, a magazine publisher in Russia and, for nearly a decade, a speechwriter on gender equality for the United Nations Development Programme. She has blogged on raising boys for The Huffington Post and written book reviews for USA Today. She has a degree in Russian Studies from Brown University and a Master’s in Journalism from Columbia University. She lives with her family near New York City and spends as much time as possible in Truro on Cape Cod. Author photo by Nina Subin
FOR ALL AGES
Enjoy the Night Sky ** at the Truro Community Center**
with Boston Museum of Science
Tuesday, July 2, Two Seatings: 10 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
Discover which stars, planets, and other astronomical wonders are visible this evening. Using our portable planetarium, we take you on a tour of the solar system and beyond, and provide useful tips on how you can navigate the night sky from your own backyard. Limit 25 people per session. For ages 5 and older. Please sign up at the library. The event takes place at the Truro Community Center.
Thursday June 27, 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.
Summer Reading Program: A Universe of Stories
Friday, June 28, 10:30 a.m.
Get your Summer Reading on with crafts, games, and giveaways! You can also pick up your reading log, learn about this year’s theme: A Universe of Stories, grab some books and summer reading lists, and view this year’s prize packages.
Tales to Tails
Saturday, June 29, 10:30 a.m.
Children can practice their reading skills by reading stories out loud to some gentle dogs from the Companion Animal Program of Cape Cod.
Children Community Garden Group with Sustainable CAPE
Wednesday, July 3, 2:00 p.m. **NEW TIME for July and August!**
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!