July Events at Truro Public Library

July 11 to 17th


Truro Summer Concerts at the Library

The Rip-It-Ups

Thursday, July 11, 6:30 p.m.

Join us on the back deck for a second year of Truro Summer Concerts at the Library.  The Rip-It-Ups feature some amazing talent & have been rocking & rolling on Cape Cod Since early 2006. Playing at The Wellfleet Oysterfest, The Wellfleet Beachcomber, The Barley Neck Inn -Orleans, The Roobar In Chatham, the Music series at the tent at Mayo beach—Wellfleet & Various Benefits, Fundraisers & Clubs—The Rip-It-Ups Always have Fun & try to offer as much entertainment as well as world-class musicianship at every Show—whether 10 people or 10,000!


The Truro Public Library is pleased to welcome sociologist Fred Block to talk about his book, Capitalism: the Future of an Illusion, on Tuesday, July 16, at 6:30 p.m. Professor Block’s latest book, Capitalism: The Future of an Illusion (University of California Press, 2018), explains how U.S. politics got caught in a loop that alternates between center-left Democrats and increasingly extreme-right Republicans. In the book, he argues that to exit this cycle of raised hopes followed by dashed dreams, we must challenge the idea that we live in a society that operates according to its own inner laws. The book is intended to guide readers through the reality that market societies are complex institutional hybrids and that, periodically, we must consider (despite our fears) radical economic reforms to restore a healthy society. Join us for a presentation of the book, and a chance to think outside the box!

We are delighted to welcome back author Juliette Fay to read from and talk about her new novel, City of Flickering Light, on Wednesday, July 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the Truro  Public Library. In City of Flickering Light, Juliette Fay—“one of the best authors of women’s fiction” (Library Journal)—transports us back to the early days of Hollywood as three friends struggle for success as stars of silent films. What begins as a quest for fame and fortune soon becomes a search for love, acceptance, and fulfillment as they navigate the back lots and stage sets where the illusions of the silver screen are brought to life. With her “trademark wit and grace” (Randy Susan Meyers, author of The Widow of Wall Street), Juliette Fay crafts another radiant and fascinating historical novel as thrilling as the bygone era of Hollywood itself. Join us for a talk and book signing.



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. 

A Lesson in Mixing and Creating Colors with Kenneth Hawkey
Friday, July 12, 10:30 a.m.

With this project we will be following this summer’s library theme—OUTER SPACE! Learn about the planets, while practicing some art skills! Using a reference image of each planet, the class will create a grid and within each grid, each participant will paint each of the planets, after considering and mixing the colors they match to the reference. Two of the principles of design, COLOR and SCALE (size), are the focus of this 60 minute workshop. For ages 6 and up. Space is limited, please sign up.

Mr. Vinny—The Bubble Guy!

Tuesday, July 16, 10:30 a.m.

Using giant bubble wands he designed himself, The Bubble Guy will travel around the back lawn making bubbles, answering questions, and offering some fun activities.

Children Community Garden Group with Sustainable CAPE
Wednesday, July 17, 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!

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