Truro Public Library

Upcoming Library Events


September Art Exhibit:
Kenneth Hawkey
"A Sense of Place"

Anne H. Brock Community Room



Family Fun--click here

Adult Events--click here

Museum Passes--click here


ADULT EVENTS                                                 (top)

Author Talk
Jennifer Gostin, Wonderstrand Tales
Wednesday, October 1, 6:30 p.m.

A local Eastham writer, Ms. Gostin studied folklore in Dublin, Ireland and holds an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.  Her latest novel, Wonderstrand Tales, is set in Eastham and infused with local folklore; its protagonists, utterly different cousins wrestling over jointly-owned cottages, are characters who might just live down the road from you.  Their cottages—and Coral’s home—lie in an area where “the nights are said to be the darkest on the Outer Cape,” but fog, history, and legend surface around the clock.  Young cottage tenants and a former lover thicken a plot reinventing Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Feathertop.  Ms. Gostin will present a short talk, read from Wonderstrand Tales, and hold a Q&A.

Sea Turtles on Cape Cod--With MassAudubon
Tuesday, October 7, 4-5 pm

A MassAudubon presentation for all ages!

Author Talk
Annie Weatherwax, All We Had
Wednesday, October 15, 6:30 p.m.

A visual artist who long earned a living sculpting superheroes for Nickelodeon, DC Comics, Pixar, and others before becoming an author of short stories and essays, Ms. Weatherwax has crafted a resonant debut novel about a hardscrabble teen and mother who take what they can from the mother’s latest boyfriend and leave California for the east coast, briefly finding stability—for the first time—before they are beset with new hardships.  Noted for its unflinching study of poverty, of a community affected by the housing crisis, and of the individual though universal patterns that shape our human lives, the well-received book is already in production for the silver screen.  A Rhode Island School of Design graduate, Annie Weatherwax was the 2009 winner of the Robert Olen Butler Prize for Fiction.  Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Southern Review, and elsewhere, and includes notable observations on continuum in the artistic process, whether one is working with clay, paints, or words.

Knit or Knot
The weekly needlework group meets every Tuesday from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on the library's lower level.


FAMILY FUN                                               (top)

Scratch is a programming language and an online community where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically. Scratch is designed and maintained by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. Join James Prickitt to learn about getting started.

Cape Cod National Seashore
Wednesday, October 1, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

With Ranger Mitch.

Big Ryan's Tall Tales
Saturday, October 4, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

With Ranger Mitch

Sea Turtles on Cape Cod--With MassAudubon
Tuesday, October 7, 4-5 p.m.

A MassAudubon presentation for all ages!

Welcome Weeds! by Kimberly Eve Snyder
Wednesday, October 8, 6:30 p.m.

Kimberly Eve Snyder, author of Welcome Weeds: A Beginner’s Guide to the Wild Garden, presents a family-fun program.  After the event, you may be able to find the eight wild plants featured in her book in your very own yard or neighborhood.  A veteran illustrator, Jaia (as she is also known) has created an appealing “meet and greet” book which, in eight chapters, introduces us to the common and botanical names of local weeds such as chickweed, clover, and plaintain.  Each chapter also features pleasing paintings of each wild plant, “fact and folklore,” description, and fairy paintings and information.  Jaia will lead us in a fun-filled adventure that will teach us how to recognize and use common plants that grow unaided all around us.

Second Saturday Science with Lucy Gilmore
Saturday, October 11, 10:30 a.m.- noon

This parent-supervised program offers a variety of hands-on science discovery stations for you and your child. Build understanding of science concepts such as gravity, magnetism, magnification, chemistry through fun, play-based activities with Lucy Gilmore. Best suited for children 3 to 8 years old.

Truro Tots Playgroup begins!
Monday, October 20, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

And continues from October to May (except school holidays).
This free activity is provided for children aged birth-3 and their parent or caregiver and is funded by the town of Truro as part of the Recreation Department. Toys, stories, songs, crafts and
snack provided.

Saturday, November 1, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Meet some unusual live animals presented by The Creature Teachers from 1-2 pm, and play some games, make crafts and eat snacks from 2-3 pm.

Adventures of a Daring Dog by Charlotte Jerace
Wednesday, October 22, 6:30 p.m.

Wii & Board Games
Saturday, October 25, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Play some fun games like Apples to Apples, Operation, Snap Circuits, GoldieBlox and the Spinning Machine, and Just Dance 2014.

Truro Tots Playgroup
Every Monday from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

We’ll meet every Monday from October to May (except school holidays). This free activity is provided for children aged birth-3 and their parent or caregiver and is funded by the town of Truro as part of the Recreation Department. Toys, stories, songs, crafts and snack provided.

Children’s Garden Group
Every Thursday at 4:00 pm

Help grow some vegetables and flowers.  All are welcome.

Every Thursday at 10:30 am
Stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts for ages birth to five year olds. Drop-ins welcome.                                             



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Museum Passes                                                (top)

Truro Public Library offers free or reduced-price admission passes to the following museums and places of interest:

Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit.  Free admission for two.

Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis.  Free admission for two.

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Brewster.  50% discount on general admission for four visitors.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  Admission reduced to $7; limit of two people per pass (includes admission to all exhibits).

Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum, Provincetown.  Free admission, 2 adults plus 2 children.

Massachusetts Parks Pass. Entitles borrower to free parking for one vehicle at over 50 facilities in Massachusetts.

Early Learning Station Now Available

We now have an A.W.E. Early Learning Station in the children's room!  Geared toward ages 2-10, this Internet-free computer features fifty educational software programs.  Sign up at the circulation desk for a 20-minute session for you and your child.

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