Truro Public Library Events from August 22 to 28th

A little something for everyone...

ALL AGES

Truro Summer Concerts at the Library

Tim Dickey | Toast and Jam

Thursday, August 22, 6:00 p.m. *TIME CHANGE*

Since 1999, Daddy-O! has been re-creating the 1950s era performing in Southern New England, Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod, Rhode Island and Connecticut. Some may call it, “Oldies”…. They call it: “HARDCORE FIFTIES” The look, the sound, the feel brings you back to that time when music was fun and made you want to dance. Re-experience the birth of Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, Doo Wop, Rhythm & Blues and even Pop!

 

FOR ADULTS

On Tuesday, August 27, at 6:30 p.m., journalist and author Stephen Kinzer returns to the Truro Public Library to talk about his new book Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control, just before its September release. In this latest book, the bestselling author of All the Shah’s Men and The Brothers tells the astonishing story of the man who oversaw the CIA’s secret drug and mind-control experiments of the 1950s and ’60s. The visionary chemist Sidney Gottlieb was the CIA’s master magician and gentlehearted torturer―the agency’s “poisoner in chief.” As head of the MK-ULTRA mind control project, he directed brutal experiments at secret prisons on three continents. He made pills, powders, and potions that could kill or maim without a trace―including some intended for Fidel Castro and other foreign leaders. He paid prostitutes to lure clients to CIA-run bordellos, where they were secretly dosed with mind-altering drugs. His experiments spread LSD across the United States, making him a hidden godfather of the 1960s counterculture. For years he was the chief supplier of spy tools used by CIA officers around the world. Stephen Kinzer, author of groundbreaking books about U.S. clandestine operations, draws on new documentary research and original interviews to bring to life one of the most powerful unknown Americans of the twentieth century. Gottlieb’s reckless experiments on “expendable” human subjects destroyed many lives, yet he considered himself deeply spiritual. He lived in a remote cabin without running water, meditated, and rose before dawn to milk his goats. During his twenty-two years at the CIA, Gottlieb worked in the deepest secrecy. Only since his death has it become possible to piece together his astonishing career at the intersection of extreme science and covert action. Poisoner in Chief reveals him as a clandestine conjurer on an epic scale. Stephen Kinzer is an award-winning foreign correspondent who has covered more than 50 countries on five continents. His articles and books have led the Washington Post to place him “among the best in popular foreign policy storytelling.” The author of The Brothers, Overthrow, All the Shah's Men, and other books, Kinzer spent more than 20 years working for the New York Times, most of it as a foreign correspondent, and served as their Bureau Chief in Nicaragua, Germany, and Turkey. His foreign postings placed him at the center of historic events and, at times, in the line of fire. After leaving the Times in 2005, Kinzer taught journalism, political science, and international relations at Northwestern University and Boston University.  He is now a Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University, and writes a world affairs column for The Boston Globe. 

 

FOR YOUTH

Free Lunch for Kids

Thursday, August 22 & Friday, August 23, 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 22, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts for ages birth to five year olds. Drop-ins welcome.

 

Magnets!
with elements, etc.
Friday, August 23, 10:30 a.m.

How do magnets work? Visit 5-10 stations and complete activities to learn about magnetic energy with Lynn from elements, etc.

 

Children Community Garden Group with Sustainable CAPE
Wednesday, August 28, 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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