Truro Public Library

Upcoming Library Events


October Art Exhibit:

The Truro Group
Anne H. Brock Community Room

"Dazed Cottages" by Rachael Sokolowski


Family Fun--click here

Adult Events--click here

Museum Passes--click here


ADULT EVENTS                                                 (top)

Tuesday Movie Night - Million Dollar Arm
Tuesday, October 21, 6:00 p.m.
Movies will be held every Tuesday throughout the winter. FREE popcorn!


Author Talk
Michael Cunningham, Snow Queen
Wednesday, October 29, 6:30 p.m.

The Truro Public Library will wrap up its October “local ties” author series by offering a free literary evening with Michael Cunningham, who will read from his recent novel, The Snow Queen.  An off-season treat for literature lovers, Mr. Cunningham’s reading will transport us from a cool fall evening on Cape Cod to the cold winter streets of Brooklyn, NY, where a trio of characters work their way through the ins and outs of life and death, and of self-definition as well as self-realization, for better or worse.  Alluding to but not tied to its namesake by Hans Christian Andersen, The Snow Queen, says the Washington Post, “…weaves an ode to the immortal city of New York and its artistic souls and lost citizens.” Come lose yourself in the streets of New York without leaving the comfort of the Truro Library!

Michael Cunningham earned a Master of Fine Arts from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.  He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and the Whiting Writers’ Award; his 1998 novel The Hours won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Faulkner Award.  He is currently a senior lecturer of creative writing at Yale University.  Locally, Mr. Cunningham was a Fine Arts Work Center fellow in the early 1980s, and has since been a significant addition to the community—a true contributor and collaborator over the years.

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)

StoryWalk® - Read Me a Story, Stella by Marie-Louise Gay
Saturday, October 18, 9:30 a.m.- 3:00 pm

Read this fun book behind the library and fill your own mini book with stickers!

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.

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

Come enjoy a family-fun evening with author and animal-lover Charlotte Jerace, who will read from her new book, The Adventures of Daring Dog, talk a little, and answer questions.  The Adventures of Daring Dog follows the escapades of 10-year-old Sam Harris and his new friend, Daring, whom he finds abandoned and near death.  The bullied boy in a wheelchair and the champion-bred, left-for-dead bloodhound with a compromised nose and an unusual new skill find ultimate companionship as they team together to unearth secrets, solve mysteries, and bravely make the world a better place.

Ms. Jerace was born on the rockbound coast of Maine, where she fell in love with the ocean. Early in her professional career, she worked as a partner in a global benefits consulting firm, through which she received national recognition for her creativity and her writing. Her significant honors include a New York Film Festival award, the International Association of Business Communicators Gold Quill, and several Telly awards.  She has published short stories as well as novels for adults and children of all ages.

Computer Game Workshop with James Prickitt
Saturday, October 25, 10:00 a.m.
Play around with your own animations and video games! We will use “Scratch,” a free programming language where you can create your own  interactive stories, games and animations. For ages 11 and up. Space is limited, please sign up.

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.

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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