Truro Public Library Events

August 15 to 21st

August 15-21  at the Truro Library.

All programming is free and open to the public. Some of you may know author Sarah Blake and her husband, former FAWC fellow Josh Weiner. I loved her thought-provoking book! Her photo is courtesy of the author. Please direct questions to Library Director Patricia Ford ([email protected]; 508-487-1125).
—Galen

 

 

ALL AGES

Truro Summer Concerts at the Library

Zoë Lewis

Thursday, August 15, 6:30 p.m.

ZOË LEWIS is a band in a body! She plays jazz, jump jive, Latin grooves, swing, international folk, funk originals on anything from the piano to the spoons! Troubadour, vaudevillian, storyteller, adventurer, singer-songwriter!

 

FOR ADULTS

Author SARAH BLAKE

Tuesday, August 20, 6:30 p.m.

The Guest Book follows three generations of a powerful American family, a family that “used to run the world.” And when the novel begins in 1935, they still do. Kitty and Ogden Milton appear to have everything―perfect children, good looks, a love everyone envies. But after a tragedy befalls them, Ogden tries to bring Kitty back to life by purchasing an island in Maine. That island, and its house, come to define and burnish the Milton family, year after year after year. And it is there that Kitty issues a refusal that will haunt her till the day she dies. In 1959, a young Jewish man, Len Levy, will get a job in Ogden’s bank and earn the admiration of Ogden and one of his daughters, but the scorn of everyone else. Len’s best friend, Reg Pauling, has always been the only black man in the room―at Harvard, at work, and finally at the Miltons’ island in Maine. An island that, at the dawn of the twenty-first century, this last generation doesn’t have the money to keep. When Kitty’s granddaughter hears that she and her cousins might be forced to sell it, and when her husband brings back disturbing evidence about her grandfather’s past, she realizes she is on the verge of finally understanding the silences that have hovered just below the surface of her family all her life. An ambitious novel that weaves the American past with its present, The Guest Book looks at racism and power that has been systemically embedded in the U.S. for generations. Sarah Blake is the author of: the novels Grange House and the internationally best-selling The Postmistress; a chapbook of poems, Full Turn; and Runaway Girls, an artist book in collaboration with the artist, Robin Kahn. She lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband, the poet Joshua Weiner, and their two sons.

 

Ongoing Mindful Ease
with J.C. (Chuck) Hotchkiss
Tuesday, August 20, 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.

 

 

FOR YOUTH

Free Lunch for Kids

Thursday, August 15 & Friday, August 16 , 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

Thursday, August 15, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts for ages birth to five year olds. Drop-ins welcome.

 

Families Learn Ukulele
with Julie Stepanek
Friday, August 16, 10:30 a.m.

Julie arrives with 25 ukuleles to teach beginner ukulele followed by a strum along of easy songs.

 

Joy of Nature

with Cape Cod National Seashore Ranger Rebecca

Tuesday, August 20, 10:30 a.m.

What does Rebecca have in her magic bag? We’re not sure, but it’s bound to surprise and inspire joy. This hands-on program melds nature and art, with a dab of mindfulness to help us remember to slow down and appreciate this beautiful world around us.

 

Children Community Garden Group with Sustainable CAPE
Wednesday, August 21, 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!


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