FOR ALL AGES
Challenger: Soaring with Christa McCauliffe
Wednesday, July 10, 6:00 p.m.
**At the Truro Community Center**
Judith Kalaora (a Framingham, MA native, like Christa) renews Christa McAuliffe’s legacy in this multi-media immersive performance experience, suitable for all ages. CHALLENGER: Soaring with Christa remembers the United States Teacher in Space Program, which launched over thirty years ago, while inviting audiences to discover the true story behind the incredible teacher and educational pioneer. CHALLENGER: Soaring with Christa was honored by the Massachusetts Senate and House of Representatives, and is produced with the support and approval of both the McAuliffe and Corrigan Families. This is one-time only, special event! All ages. This event takes place at the Truro Community Center.
FOR ADULTS/OLDER KIDS
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, in conversation with author Suzy Becker. 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’ 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
Quasars and Black Holes
With Dr. Martin Elvis
Tuesday, July 9, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for an exploration of quasars and black holes with Center for Astrophysics Ι Harvard & Smithsonian Senior Astrophysicist Martin Elvis. It is a strange fact that right next to the darkest places in the universe—black holes—lie the hottest, brightest places. These are the quasars and they lie at the hearts of galaxies. It has been a century since astronomers first had a clue that something odd was happening in those places, and half a century since black holes were proposed as the answer. Yet quasars are still mysterious. Dr. Elvis will explain those mysteries we have figured out, and how we came to know them, including the new image of the event horizon revealed in April of this year.
Ongoing Mindful Ease
with J.C. (Chuck) Hotchkiss
Tuesday, July 9, 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.
Make Your Own Diorama with Jennifer Stratton
Friday, July 5, 10:30 a.m.
Creative and expressive art educator Jennifer Stratton will lead us in making 3D dioramas, using boxes and other fun materials to create our own habitats. For ages 6 and up. Space is limited, please sign up.
Free Lunch for Kids
Friday, July 5, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
The Truro Public Library is pleased to join other local community institutions this summer who provide free lunches for all children 18 years and under through Food For Kids through Friday, August 24. This open, drop-in program offers a nutritious meal, fresh-packed in the morning by the primary sponsor in our area, The Church of the Holy Spirit, and distributed to sites from Chatham to Provincetown. The Summer Food Service Program is a federally funded child nutrition program whose goal is to feed children and teens ages 1-18 during the summer months when they do not have access to school meals.
Fun with STEAM with Lucy Gilmore
Friday, July 5, 1:30 p.m.
Action-packed discovery-based stations geared for children ages 3–8. All children need to be accompanied by a supervising adult; as many of the stations require assistance, and each includes written information for adults to share with their children.
Rockets!! with NASA Ambassador Don German
Tuesday, July 9, 10:30 a.m.
Learn about why and how we went to the moon 50 years ago this July 20 with model rockets, followed by launching your own rocket on the back lawn.
Children Community Garden Group with Sustainable CAPE
Wednesday, July 10, 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!
Storytime with Yoga!
Thursday July 11, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts for ages birth to five year olds. Drop-ins welcome. The July 11 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.