Truro Public Library

Upcoming Library Events


Anne H. Brock Community Room
November Art Exhibit:

Mason Morfit
Cowboys, Rodeo, and all that Bull


Family Fun--click here

Adult Events--click here

Museum Passes--click here


ADULT EVENTS                                                 (top)

Tuesday Movie Night
Tuesday, November 4, 6:00 p.m.: Malificent
Movies will be held every Tuesday throughout the winter. Free popcorn!


Seed Deposit Party--An Invite to Seed Our Future
Saturday, November 8, 1:00 p.m.
   The Truro Public Library and Sustainable CAPE would like to invite one and all to a “deposit day” event at the Truro Public Library on Saturday, November 8, from 1–3pm.  Collect and bring any heirloom seeds you would like to deposit and the trusty seed librarian/farmer/artists will catalog and prepare the seeds for winter storage.  Then stay tuned and c’mon back for the Seed Swap Party in the spring to see what growing delights our community has to share!
   Seed savers from across the Cape are invited to bring what seeds they’ve saved and the knowledge of how best to save them, store them, and plant them for next year.  Many seed-savers save more seed than they want to plant, and have extra to share.  People who have bought seed for small gardens often have some left in their seed packets.  Farmers may have leftovers from bulk packets of seed.  The Truro Library and Sustainable CAPE want to offer an opportunity to share both your seeds and knowledge in a fun, informal setting.
   Please do not bring seeds collected from hybrid plants, as they won’t grow true to type.  Also, old seeds may not be viable.  Most seeds will remain viable for 2–4 years if kept in a cool, dry place, out of the light.  Some seeds (onions, leeks, parsnips, celery, spinach, salsify) are only good for a year unless stored especially well.  And of course, we don’t want any GMO seed.
   The library will supply blank labels and encourages anyone bringing seeds to make sure they know and can label the crop type, the variety name, and the date of harvest, packaging, or sale.  More detailed varietal descriptions and growing instructions can be useful, especially for the Spring Swap when beginning gardeners are encouraged to join us.   There will also be small packets for people to put their seeds in. 
   Seed some generosity on Saturday, November 8th at 1pm at the Truro Public Library!

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)

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.

Cape Cod National Seashore
Wildlife Conservation Talk with Leif Johnson

Thursday, November 6, 4:00 p.m.
Leif will be discussing a camera trapping study that he is conducting at the CCNS as well as camera trapping in general as a method to study wildlife populations. 

Second Saturday Family Science
Saturday, November 8, 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.

Computer Game Workshop with James Prickitt
Saturday, November 15, 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 22, 10:30 a.m. – noon

Make a Lego marble maze, guess the number of Legos in a jar, and try some Lego challenges.

Wii & Board Games
Saturday, November 29, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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

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.

Children’s Garden Group
in collaboration with Sustainable CAPE
Every Thursday at 4:00 pm
Help grow some vegetables and flowers.  All are 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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