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How to Prepare for Storms & Other Climate Events (IN-PERSON)

Tuesday, September 27 at 1pm

The winter of 2021-2022 included a hurricane, Nor’easter, a blizzard and a tornado, resulting in power outages for many in our community.  William A. (Chip) Reilly III, Emergency Preparedness Specialist for Barnstable County, will share best practices for preparing for storms and floods this upcoming fall and winter.  In his workshop, you will learn:

- How to build an emergency kit

- Emergency Preparedness for Individuals with Disabilities and Access and Functional Needs

- Safety tips for sheltering in place

- How to support your family and neighbors before, during, and after a storm

Program is FREE and open to the public.  Older adults and caregivers of others are encouraged to attend.

Click here to register!


The Planet's Health & Yours (VIRTUAL)

Tuesday, September 27 at 6pm

Climate Preparedness Week Program:

In this webinar, Richard Delaney, Executive Director of the Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative will provide an overview of climate change & impacts we see, experience, & know on Cape as well as:

- Economic Impacts

- Environmental Justice Impacts

- Physical Health Impacts

- Mental Health Impacts

- Ecosystem Health Impacts

Delaney will also discuss what you can do & information about the Climate Collaborative.

 

Program is co-sponsored by these CLAMS libraries: Aquinnah, Brewster, Centerville, Eastham, Falmouth, Eldredge, Mashpee, Provincetown, Sturgis, Truro, Provincetown, Wellfleet, Yarmouth Town Libraries, Yarmouth Port.

Click here to register!


Author Talk with Paul Tremblay (IN-PERSON)

Thursday, October 6 at 5:30pm

Get into spooky-season with award-winning author Paul Tremblay.  Stephen King raves about Tremblay’s work, calling it “tremendous– thought-provoking and terrifying, with tension that winds up like a chain.”

Tremblay will share his newest release, The Pallbearer’s Club, “a cleverly voiced psychological thriller about an unforgettable—and unsettling—friendship, with blood-chilling twists, crackling wit, and a thrumming pulse in its veins, from the nationally bestselling author of The Cabin at the End of the World and Survivor Song.” (Goodreads)

Click here to register for this in-person event!


Yoga at CPL (HYBRID)

Friday, October 7 from 10:30am - 11:30am

Please note the new date!

In collaboration with Yoga Neighborhood, CPL will host a FREE Hatha yoga at CPL on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 10:30am-11:30am. We welcome you to join us either in-person or via Zoom!

The instructor will lead class indoors in our community room. Don't forget your mat! (Donations to CPL to support this class are always welcome)

Register at this link if you want the Zoom link to the virtual class.  Please register before 8:00am on the class day to get the Zoom link.


Bach, A Genius Revived: Music Education Series on Composers (VIRTUAL)

Tuesday, October 11 from 1-2pm

Johann Sebastian Bach is on the Mount Rushmore of the greatest composers who have ever lived. However, he was not always seen as the musical giant that he is today.

Join us as we follow the timeline of Bach's misunderstood life and learn how future composer Felix Mendelssohn revived his reputation and reestablished the legacy of this extraordinary composer.

This program is virtual but we will project the program from our Community Rooms here at the library!  Click here to register for this virtual event!  (Before each program, you will receive the Zoom link for the entire series)

Program led by Dan Lupo, creator of FiveMinuteMozart.com - a music education platform with over 2 million views and 20k + subscribers.


Satie, "Unique, To Say The Least": Music Education Series on Composers (VIRTUAL)

Tuesday, October 18 from 1-2pm

Not many people quite understand just how bizarre French expressionist composer Erik Satie really was. He had a different outfit for every hour of the day, only ate white foods, and carried a hammer with him everywhere he went.

Join us as we comb through his endless quirks and learn what made the music of this self proclaimed "phonometrographer" so entrancing.

This program is virtual but we will project the program from our Community Rooms here at the library!  Click here to register for this virtual event!  (Before each program, you will receive the Zoom link for the entire series)

Program led by Dan Lupo, creator of FiveMinuteMozart.com - a music education platform with over 2 million views and 20k + subscribers.


Vivaldi, "The Red Priest Revealed": Music Education Series on Composers (VIRTUAL)

Tuesday, October 25 from 1-2pm

A master of the Baroque concerto, Antonio Vivaldi inspired many generations of musicians - none more notable than his contemporary Johann Sebastian Bach. He joined the church at the age of 15 where his bright red hair earned him the nickname, "The Red Priest".

Listen to his life's story as we learn what made this "Four Seasons" composer so special.

This program is virtual but we will project the program from our Community Rooms here at the library!  Click here to register for this virtual event!  (Before each program, you will receive the Zoom link for the entire series)

Program led by Dan Lupo, creator of FiveMinuteMozart.com - a music education platform with over 2 million views and 20k + subscribers.


Digital Literacy Series

3 Fridays in October: October 14, 21, 28

Centerville Public Library is proud to be among the 160 libraries selected by the Public Library Association for the Digital Literacy Workshop Incentive, supported by AT&T. We are so excited to host digital literacy training in our community to help close the Digital Divide.

Friday, October 14 from 1:00 - 2:30pm

Cybersecurity Basics

Cybersecurity is all about the safety of information—our identity, our personal data, and our financial assets—when we’re online. This in-person workshop is for those who are interested in safety online and want to protect themselves from fraudsters and scams. It will build participants’ confidence when they are visiting websites, creating passwords, and responding to email.

Please indicate if you are able to bring your own laptop or tablet, or if you will need one for the workshop.

 

Friday, October 21 from 1:00 - 2:30pm

iPhone & iPad Tutorials

In this workshop, you’ll learn about mobile devices, and Apple devices in particular. We’ll work on building skills and confidence in using your iPhone or iPad. This will include:

- An introduction to mobile devices

- Skill building, including navigating your mobile device; Getting connected to Wi-Fi on your device; Common apps on mobile devices; Helpful device settings for accessibility and privacy

You’ll also learn tips and tricks for safety and security with your device. And you’ll have opportunities to practice. Please bring your iPhone or iPad to this workshop so you can get to know your device!

 

Friday, October 28 from 1:00 - 2:30pm

Android Smartphone/Tablet Tutorials

In this workshop you will learn about mobile devices in general and Android devices in particular. We’ll work on building skills and confidence in using your Android device. This will include:

- An introduction to mobile devices

- Skill building, including navigating your mobile device; Getting connected to Wi-Fi on your device; Common apps on mobile devices; Helpful device settings for accessibility and privacy

You’ll also learn tips and tricks for safety and security with your device. And you will have opportunities to practice.  Please bring your Android smartphone or tablet to this workshop so you can get to know your device!

 

All workshops will take place in-person at Centerville Public Library.

Seating is limited and registration required.  Call the library for registration and details, or click here to register online.

These workshops are funded by PLA Digital Literacy Workshop Incentive, supported by AT&T