Events

Sep
1
Fri
2017
September Art Exhibit: Kay Cassill @ Truro Public Library
Sep 1 – Sep 30 all-day
September Art Exhibit: Kay Cassill @ Truro Public Library | North Truro | Massachusetts | United States

“Birds of a Feather”

Paintings by Kay Cassill
Opening Reception Thursday, September 7, 4-6 pm

“‘Birds of a Feather’ is a series started when I found I was drawing the gulls and various birds that appeared at the beaches and piers while I was attempting some plein air sketches. They wouldn’t stay out of my mind and they led me to notice how people and even inanimate objects gathered around an idea or an activity.  Therefore this series stretches beyond birds and beaches. I keep wondering where it will lead next,” says Cassill.  Artist and writer Kay Cassill studied in New York, Paris and Iowa over her long career. A consistent prize winner, her works are in the permanent collections of Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), Waterloo Municipal Art Museum (IA), Springfield Museum of Art (MO), Mott Women and Children’s Hospital, University of Michigan (MI) as well as corporate and private collections around the country. She is a member of PAAM and Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, among other professional art organizations. She is a Signature member of the Illinois Watercolor Society and the Northwest Watercolor Society. Cassill winters in Michigan but has had a home and studio in Truro for many years. According to one critic “Cassill draws with a bold and probing assurance. Her conceptions have a certain dreamy savagery that goes quite beyond any daydream prettiness.”

Artist Statement:  “My inspiration often comes from those around me as well as from mythology. I am strongly influenced by the works of Picasso, Rembrandt, and Lasansky. I love haunting old photographs with mysterious histories. Most of all I love a mystery. I am not interested in a photographic rendering. Rather, I want to make viewers wonder and respond emotionally, even if only subconsciously. When I paint I am letting my Mind’s Eye lead me to something meaningful and new. The variety of my work attests to that.”

Sep
23
Sat
2017
FOTL Two-Day Book Sale @ Truro Public Library
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
FOTL Two-Day Book Sale @ Truro Public Library | North Truro | Massachusetts | United States

Friends of the Truro Library’s TRURO TREASURE TWO-DAY BOOK SALE!

If there is inclement weather, the book sale will be held in the Community Room inside the Library.

Next Chapter Book Club–Facilitator Session @ Truro Public Library
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Next Chapter Book Club--Facilitator Session @ Truro Public Library | North Truro | Massachusetts | United States

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. 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.

Sep
24
Sun
2017
FOTL Two-Day Book Sale @ Truro Public Library
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
FOTL Two-Day Book Sale @ Truro Public Library | North Truro | Massachusetts | United States

Friends of the Truro Library’s TRURO TREASURE TWO-DAY BOOK SALE!

If there is inclement weather, the book sale will be held in the Community Room inside the Library.

Sep
26
Tue
2017
Next Chapter Book Club–Meeting @ Truro Public Library
Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Next Chapter Book Club--Meeting @ Truro Public Library | North Truro | Massachusetts | United States

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.

Sep
27
Wed
2017
Film: “Auroville: City of the Dawn”
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Film: "Auroville: City of the Dawn"
Travel with Ellen Anthony to the experimental community of Auroville in southern India. Fifty years since its beginning, people from over forty nations are living a version of human unity in all aspects of life—economy, work, spirituality, governance, and education. The dream of Auroville is that of a place where human relationships, which are normally based almost exclusively on competition and strife, would be replaced by relationships of emulation in doing well, of collaboration and real brotherhood. Residents come from some 49 nations, from all age groups (from infancy to over 80, averaging around 30), and from all social classes, backgrounds, and cultures, representing humanity as a whole. The population of the township is constantly growing, but currently stands at around 2,500 people, of whom approximately one-third are Indian. Today Auroville is recognized as the first and only internationally endorsed ongoing experiment in human unity and transformation of consciousness, also concerned with, and practically researching, sustainable living, and the future cultural, environmental, social, and spiritual needs of mankind. The 55-minute film will be followed by a Q&A with Ellen, who visited the community last February.
Truro Library Book Group — Thank You for Being Late by T. Friedman @ Truro Public Library
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Truro Library Book Group -- Thank You for Being Late by T. Friedman @ Truro Public Library | North Truro | Massachusetts | United States

Truro Library Book Club
Wednesday, September 27, 6:30 p.m.

This month’s selection is a New York Times Bestseller, Thank You for Being Late, by Thomas L. Friedman.  Copies are available at the circulation desk for check out.

 

A field guide to the twenty-first century, written by one of its most celebrated observers

We all sense it―something big is going on. You feel it in your workplace. You feel it when you talk to your kids. You can’t miss it when you read the newspapers or watch the news. Our lives are being transformed in so many realms all at once―and it is dizzying.

In Thank You for Being Late, a work unlike anything he has attempted before, Thomas L. Friedman exposes the tectonic movements that are reshaping the world today and explains how to get the most out of them and cushion their worst impacts. You will never look at the world the same way again after you read this book: how you understand the news, the work you do, the education your kids need, the investments your employer has to make, and the moral and geopolitical choices our country has to navigate will all be refashioned by Friedman’s original analysis.
Friedman begins by taking us into his own way of looking at the world―how he writes a column. After a quick tutorial, he proceeds to write what could only be called a giant column about the twenty-first century. His thesis: to understand the twenty-first century, you need to understand that the planet’s three largest forces―Moore’s law (technology), the Market (globalization), and Mother Nature (climate change and biodiversity loss)―are accelerating all at once. These accelerations are transforming five key realms: the workplace, politics, geopolitics, ethics, and community.
Why is this happening? As Friedman shows, the exponential increase in computing power defined by Moore’s law has a lot to do with it. The year 2007 was a major inflection point: the release of the iPhone, together with advances in silicon chips, software, storage, sensors, and networking, created a new technology platform. Friedman calls this platform “the supernova”―for it is an extraordinary release of energy that is reshaping everything from how we hail a taxi to the fate of nations to our most intimate relationships. It is creating vast new opportunities for individuals and small groups to save the world―or to destroy it.

Thank You for Being Late is a work of contemporary history that serves as a field manual for how to write and think about this era of accelerations. It’s also an argument for “being late”―for pausing to appreciate this amazing historical epoch we’re passing through and to reflect on its possibilities and dangers. To amplify this point, Friedman revisits his Minnesota hometown in his moving concluding chapters; there, he explores how communities can create a “topsoil of trust” to anchor their increasingly diverse and digital populations.

With his trademark vitality, wit, and optimism, Friedman shows that we can overcome the multiple stresses of an age of accelerations―if we slow down, if we dare to be late and use the time to reimagine work, politics, and community. Thank You for Being Late is Friedman’s most ambitious book―and an essential guide to the present and the future.

Sep
28
Thu
2017
Ukulele Workshop with Julie Stepanek
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Ukulele Workshop with Julie Stepanek

Want to try an instrument that is fun and easy to play? Join musician and teacher Julie Stepanek as she shows the fundamentals of ukulele playing. You’ll learn how to tune, strum and read chords. After a short lesson, you’ll be able to play some fun and easy songs. No experience necessary. Bring your own ukulele or borrow one of hers.

Oct
3
Tue
2017
Next Chapter Book Club–Meeting @ Truro Public Library
Oct 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Next Chapter Book Club--Meeting @ Truro Public Library | North Truro | Massachusetts | United States

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.