Photographs by Regan McCarthy
Regan McCarthy will exhibit nearly two dozen photographs taken on the Outer Cape – mostly in Truro – that capture the everyday things we love in a different way. “I find myself seeing all this beauty around us yet sometimes I take it for granted. Then I take another look, and see more, in new ways,” she said. These vivid photos are donated to the Friends of the Truro Library to use for fundraising purposes. Any and all proceeds from purchases will go fully to FOTL.
The Truro Public Library is proud to host a Next Chapter Book Club for intellectually or developmentally disabled adolescents and adults on the Outer Cape. The fall session begins on September 26 and continues through December 19. We are offering volunteer facilitator training sessions at the Truro Library with local Program Coordinator Barbara Klipper on Tuesday, September 12, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., and on Saturday, September 23, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. The Next Chapter Book Club is a nationwide program that provides the fun and focus of a book club to members of our communities who often lack opportunities to explore written works in a relaxed, engaging, and constructive setting. Please consider joining us! Contact Tricia or Maggie at the Truro Library for more details.
FOCUS on HOUSING
A forum Hosted by the Truro Housing Authority
at the Truro Library Community Room
To help focus on the scope of our housing needs in Truro, Jeffery Ribeiro, a professional Planner from the Cape Cod Commission, will present recent findings of their Regional Housing Market Analysis and 10-Year Forecast of Housing Supply and Demand. Truro’s Housing Specialist, Leedara Zola, will then highlight the Truro Housing Authority’s recent Housing Production Plan that was adopted by the Truro Board of Selectmen in October.
The forum will be an excellent opportunity to become better informed about housing issues that directly impact the Town, its citizens and the Lower Cape. It will give us a chance to ask questions and think in depth about our options and potential responses to our community housing needs. We have an opportunity to chart the best course for Truro and we invite you to be part of that discussion.
I hope you will join me on November 28 at 4:30 at the Library. —Carl
Ongoing Mindful Ease
with J.C. (Chuck) Hotchkiss
Every other Tuesday, 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.
Children Community Garden Group with Sustainable CAPE
Every Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.
Join us for garden adventures at the library. Reflect on the seasonal, local food we have grown ourselves and on how our garden work helps the health of our bodies, community and environment, all while exploring our annual theme (this year, goats!). All welcome!
November’s selection, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond, is the winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. In Evicted, Harvard sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Hailed as “wrenching and revelatory” (The Nation), “vivid and unsettling” (New York Review of Books), Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of 21st-century America’s most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR NONFICTION | WINNER OF THE PEN/JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITH AWARD FOR NONFICTION | WINNER OF THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN NONFICTION | FINALIST FOR THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE | WINNER OF THE 2017 HILLMAN PRIZE FOR BOOK JOURNALISM | WINNER OF THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE HEARTLAND PRIZE
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by The New York Times Book Review • The Boston Globe • The Washington Post • NPR • Entertainment Weekly • The New Yorker • Bloomberg • Esquire • Buzzfeed • Fortune • San Francisco Chronicle • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Politico • The Week • Bookpage • Kirkus Reviews • Amazon • Barnes and Noble Review • Apple • Library Journal • Chicago Public Library • Publishers Weekly • Booklist • Shelf Awareness