Truro Public Library

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we have heat, coffee, and books!
Take care, and see you soon!


Upcoming  Library Events
Anne H. Brock Community Room
February 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


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.


Truro Library Winter Music Series

The Truro Public Library looks forward once again to hosting its Winter Music Series every Saturday at 1 p.m. in February, 2015.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Truro Library, every week live music fills the stacks of our central space, and the community enjoys some revelry in the library.  This year we welcome both old pals and new friends for your—and our—listening pleasure.  Cerise Bynoe and the Charlie Jamieson Trio, Lou Roy and the Salt Pond Band, The Chandler Travis Three-O, Fred McGee, and Sarah Swain are among the 2015 performers.  All ages are welcome; do bring a friend.  As one of last year’s listeners says, “It’s just plain fun!”  Click here for details.


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!


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!


FOTL Presents:
An Evening with C.L. Fornari
"The Garden Lady"
Wednesday, March 11, 6:30 p.m.

Come join FOTL at the Truro Library for an evening with C.L. Fornari. C.L. Fornari is an expert on gardening and th ehost of two radio programs on WRKO and WXTK. She is a professional speaker, and the author of several books on gardening, including her latest, Coffee for Roses. (blog)


Writing As A Wisdom Project * March workshop added.
A day-long writing workshop with Catherine Gammon
Friday March 13, Truro Public Library, 9:30-5:30
     *Please sign up at the circulation desk or call the library at 508-487-1125.
     Combining meditation in the Zen tradition with the practice of imaginative writing, this workshop invites intimate and creative study of the mind. Engaging playfully with language, we will write together from prompts and read aloud, listen, and respond to one another’s words. Our writings and responses are explorations, and our conversations are based in imaginative insight rather than craft or critique. The day is appropriate for participants at any level of literary experience. Meditation guidance will be offered as needed.
     Please bring paper and pens to write with, even if you are accustomed to composing on a keyboard (and leave your computer at home). Please arrive when the library opens at 9:30. We will begin promptly at 9:45. We will take a break for lunch and everyone is encouraged to bring something to share with others. The day will end at 5:30.
     Bio note--Catherine Gammon is a fiction writer and Soto Zen priest. She is the author of the novels Sorrow (Braddock Avenue Books, 2013) and Isabel Out of the Rain (Mercury House, 1991), and her shorter fiction has appeared in literary journals for many years. Before beginning residential Zen training, Catherine served on the faculty of the MFA program of the University of Pittsburgh. In 1977-78 and 1981-82 she was a Fellow of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. She is living this year in North Truro.

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

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

Five Senses Playtime
Saturday, March 7, 10:30 a.m.

Participants can practice Meridian stretches, parent-child massage as well as explore bird sounds, rest nests and drawing with Theresa Fallon, LMT. This is an organized activity for little ones and their parents to explore the healing arts while playing and exploring the book Have You Heard the Nesting Bird by Rita Gray.


Robotics Workshop with Kathy Ceceri
Wednesday, March 11, 3:30 p.m.

The Library is pleased to offer a Robotics Workshop with low-tech robotics expert Kathy Ceceri. Kathy will show 7-12 year-old kids how to build a variety of working robot projects from everyday materials. Workshop participants will design, build, test and take home a self-propelled robot walker like those being studied in real robotics labs! Kathy will also be signing copies of her books, including Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future and Making Simple Robots, which contain background information and directions on all the projects shown.  Please call the Library at 508-487-1125 to sign up. Funded in part by a grant from Truro Treasures.

Exploring the Weather through Painting
Saturday, March 14, 10:30 a.m.

With artist Ken Hawkey

Wii & Board Games
Saturday, March 21, 10:00 a.m. - noon

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

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!

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.

Every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

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 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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