Truro Summer Concerts at the Library
The New Beach Band
Thursday, July 18, 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!
Chapters: Truro Library through the Years
Wednesday, July 24, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
This year, the Truro Library celebrates the first twenty years in its current building, and the Highland House Museum is happy to host an exhibit looking back at the history of the library. At this opening reception, see floor plans, photos, and other objects that reflect back on the library’s growth and evolution.
The Truro Public Library welcomes Dr. Jessie Ford, on Tuesday, July 23, at 6:30 p.m. to present, “Is There Such A Thing as #hetoo? Examining Men’s Accounts of Unwanted Sex: The Importance of Social Expectations and Masculinity.” A number of surveys have found that about eight percent of men are victims of sexual assault in college, and the majority of these men are heterosexual. Why aren’t more men coming forward? What’s behind their silence? Could it have something to do with underlying cultural assumptions about men and sex—that men always want sex, and that all men find it enjoyable? In this talk, Dr. Jessie Ford digs deeper into the unwanted sexual experiences of college men. She explores how unwanted sex unfolds, why some men didn’t want to have sex in the first place, and why they didn’t just say, “No.”
Free Lunch for Kids
Thursday, July 18 & Friday, July 19, 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.
Storytime: Special Guests
Thursday July 18, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
P.I.E. Story Theatre from Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater! Enjoy an interactive eclectic performance of adapted fairy tales, fables, and original stories in the “story theatre” style created by Viola Spolin and Paul Sills. Five actors use wooden stools, small props, narration, mime and creative characters to present an exciting and fun 40-minute show with selections from a repertory of thirty stories. Favorites include Casey at the Bat, The Little Engine, and Three Billy Goats Gruff.
Felting: Book Covers!
Friday, July 19, 10:30 a.m.
Create a felted cover for your own personal book/journal, which will be provided. For ages 6 and up. Space is limited, please sign up.
TheraPAWS with Mr. Wuffles
Tuesday, July 23, 10:30 a.m.
You are enthusiastically invited to meet Mr. Wuffles, registered therapy cat with Be PAWSitive Therapy Pets and Community Education. Come celebrate his 15th birthday with him! Mr. Wuffles loves to visit with children, and really enjoys hearing a story. Children are welcome to come read to Mr. Wuffles. Mr. Wuffles is part British Bombay, part Tonkinese and 100 percent Shelter Cat. He was abandoned by his owner when he fell ill, and Sally Cragin and her family adopted him in fall, 2016. He has recovered his health with love and care, and for the past few years has visited school children, elders, adults and children with special needs, including foster-care children. Sally Cragin is an award-winning journalist who serves on Fitchburg (MA) School Committee. She is the founder and director of Be PAWSitive Therapy Pets and Community Education. You can visit Be PAWSitive on Facebook.
Children Community Garden Group with Sustainable CAPE
Wednesday, July 24, 2:00 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!