The Truro Public Library hosts New England Birds of Prey, with Wingmasters, on Saturday, April 20, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for an informative program about birds of prey, also known as raptors—hunting birds characterized by hooked beaks and powerful grabbing feet armed with sharp talons. Learn about several categories of raptors, including hawks, falcons, and owls, and meet six live birds of prey. What is predation? Why are these birds at the top of the food web? How are they adapted to be stellar hunters, and what is their status in a rapidly changing world? This presentation includes one or more endangered species cared for by Wingmasters, and we will learn why these species face an uncertain future. WINGMASTERS is a partnership of two people dedicated to increasing public understanding and appreciation of North American birds of prey. Julie Anne Collier and Jim Parks are both licensed raptor rehabilitators based in Massachusetts. Together they care for injured birds of prey at their center in Leverett, Massachusetts. Most of the birds they rehabilitate can ultimately be released back into the wild, but in some cases the birds are left permanently handicapped. Julie and Jim are further licensed to provide a home for these non-releasable raptors, and to use them for educational programs. Since 1994 WINGMASTERS has presented over 10,000 programs at schools, libraries and museums throughout New England. (Photo courtesy of Wingmasters is attached)
Friends of the Truro Library Activities
T’ai Chi with Sarah–Yang 108 on Fridays, April 5–May 24, 2019
FOTL sponsors a free series of T’ai Chi workshops with Sarah Beals. Back by request, Yang 108 Tai Chi form provides all the benefits of physical coordination, balance, and breath in a low-stress, flowing routine. Sarah Beals is a long time resident of the Outer Cape. Her interest in Tai Chi was sparked by seeing venerable Master TT Liang teaching in a Boston park in the late 1970s. Beals began her study in 1982, and enjoys the good fortune to follow several highly respected Tai Chi Masters to learn their forms. She is also certified to instruct in healing Qigong, and recently began studying the Flying Phoenix meditation Qigong with Sifu Terry Dunn.
The Friends of the Truro Library’s 2019 Spring Trip takes us to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum on Wednesday, May 8, with departure at 7:30 a.m. and return at about 5:00 p.m. Join us for a journey through American history and the life of a remarkable man at this impressive I.M. Pei-designed combination presidential library and museum. The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is dedicated to the memory of our nation's thirty-fifth president and to all those who through the art of politics seek a new and better world. The library and museum documents the life, career, and story of one of America's most well-known leaders through a collection of archives, exhibitions, and materials. Memorabilia, photographs, and personal belongings are displayed in seven permanent exhibits focused on JFK's political career, the Space Race, and the Kennedy family, and more. Choose from pick-up locations in Truro or Wellfleet. A fee of $55 includes all transportation and entrance fees. Lunch is available to purchase at the JFK Café, or you can pack your own. Please pay in advance; reserve your spot by calling or by stopping by the Truro Library at 508-487-1125.
Thursday, April 4 & 11, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts for ages birth to five year olds. Drop-ins welcome.