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UPCOMING LIBRARY EVENTS
Anne H. Brock Community Room
March Art Exhibit
Sustainable CAPE's
5th Annual Children's Art Show
"Layers of Life"
Self-portrait collages with healthy soil--and worms!

"Butterfly Season" "Summer Harvesting"

 

Adult Events--click here

Family Fun--click here

Museum Passes--click here

 

For KIDS and ADULTS…
theTruro Public Library Mock Caldecott results are in!

Truro Mock Caldecott voters have chosen Sam & Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen as this year's winner! Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio, illustrated by Christian Robinson and Hug Machine by Scott Campbell were chosen as the Honor books. Thanks to the 90 voters who cast their ballots!
 

In late February, Barbara Klipper, a member of the current Caldecott Award Selection Committee, will share her experience as part of the American Library Association selection process.

 

ADULT EVENTS                                                 [top]
 

Tuesday Movie Night
Movies will be held every Tuesday throughout the winter. Two showings at 4:00 and 6:00 p.m.  Free popcorn!

March 31 - Into the Woods 

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Trivia in Truro is back!
Selected Wednesdays in March & April, 6:30 p.m.
Teams of one, two or three will compete for the coveted “TRURO CUP” and the distinction of being Truro's Most Trivial, as well as for other honors and prizes.  Bring a team, or join a team.  It's fun to play, and fun to watch! 

Wednesday, March 4, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 18, 6:30 p.m.
Championship: Wednesday, April 1, 6:30 p.m.

Let the games begin!

Harvard Museums Trip with the Friends of the Truro Library
Wed., April 8,  8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Bus trip to the newly-reopened Harvard art MUSEUMS or  the Harvard science museums. Limited seating. Call to reserve your spot. 

“Secrets of Growing Great Tomatoes”
with David Krieger-DeWitt
Thurs., April 16, 3:00 p.m.

Gardening expert David Krieger-DeWitt, continuing a two-part series, teaches us some “Secrets of Growing Great Tomatoes.”

Shed some light with Jody Johnson
Saturday, April 18, 11:00 a.m.

Bring an old appliance (or there will be some provided) and create your own lamp with artist Jody Johnson. Please sign up.

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

 

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LEGO® Fun
Saturday, March 28, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Guess the number of Legos in a jar and try some fun Lego challenges.

Truro Public Library Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
Saturday, March 28, 2:00 p.m.

Want to help plan programs for young people and teens, suggest ideas and opinions about library materials, be part of a team and contribute to our community? If you’re in 7th - 12th grade, please join us. Snacks will be served!

Second Saturday Science with Lucy Gilmore
Saturday, April 11, 10:30 a.m.

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

Bit and Bridle with Katherine Winkler
Tuesday, April 21, 10:00 a.m.

Learn about horsemanship and how to understand these beautiful creatures.

4-H Babysitting Course
Tuesday, April 21–Friday, April 24
from 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Graduation & Certificate—
Friday, April 24 at 3:00 p.m.

    Sessions include child safety, first aid and emergencies, stages of child development, feeding babies and children, discipline and entertainment, and the business of babysitting.
    Please sign-up by contacting the library.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Truro Library.

Five Senses Playtime
Thursday, April 23, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Five Senses Play is an organized activity for little ones and their parents. This activity focuses on the five senses and refers to the healing arts, childhood development concepts, and storybooks. The suggested age is 3 to 5 years old. Younger siblings and slightly older children are welcome and will enjoy the activity too.

The play and craft theme is trains, the sensory focus is balance (related to sight, sound, and feeling the ground), the energy meridian stretch makes a bridge, the parent-child massage is aboard a playful train, and the book this month is "Window Music" by Anastasio Suen. Come join the fun as Theresa Fallon (Licensed Massage Therapist) and Maggie Hanelt (Truro Youth Services Librarian) facilitate another Five Senses Playtime.

Art in a Box with GeGe Porges
Saturday, April 25, 10:00 a.m.

Create your own diorama out of supplied materials and/or your own personal items.  For ages 7 and up.  Please sign up.

Shed Some Light with Jody Johnson
Saturday, May 2, 11:00 a.m.

Bird houses will be provided for each child to make a unique lamp with artist Jody Johnson. Please sign up.

Second Saturday Science with Lucy Gilmore
Saturday, May 9, 10:30 a.m.

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

Truro Tots Playgroup
Mondays, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
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.

Storytime
Every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

Stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts for ages birth to five year olds. Drop-ins welcome.

Children Community Garden Group with Sustainable CAPE
Every Thursday at 4:00 p.m.

Join us for outside adventure, learning and art in our edible garden behind the library. Learn all about seasonal, local food we can grow ourselves and how our harvest helps the health of our bodies, community and environment. All welcome!   

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Truro Public Library is on facebook!

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 Available

We 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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