Truro Public Library

Upcoming Library Events

 

July Art Exhibit:
The Truro Group
Anne H. Brock Community Room
and downstairs

 

 

Family Fun--click here

Adult Events--click here

Museum Passes--click here

 

Adult Events                                                 (top)
 

AUTHOR TALK
John Skoyles and Hester Kaplan
Tuesday, July 29, 6:30 pm
Poet John Skoyles and author Hester Kaplan read from recently-published work.

AUTHOR TALK
Terry Abrahamson, Belly of the Blues
Wednesday, July 30, 6:30 pm 
First-hand stories and photos of Terry’s days as a music journalist from 1969–1983.

AUTHOR TALK
Dr. Carla Kaplan
Tuesday, August 5, 6:30 pm

In Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black
Renaissance
, scholar Carla Kaplan reexamines conceptions of race and gender through the experiences of white women during the Black Renaissance in Harlem.

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Joseph Finder
Tuesday, August 12, 6:30 pm

Best-selling thriller writer Joseph Finder reads from his new book Suspicion.

AUTHOR TALK
Jon Loomis
Tuesday, August 19, 6:30 pm

Poet, writer, and professor, but best known around here for
creating the Frank Coffin mystery series set in Ptown.

Outdoor Concerts—on the back deck of the Library
Folk Music and Songs of the Sea
Wednsesday, August 6, 6:30 pm

Denya LeVine and Julie Charland will play and sing sea-related songs—chanteys, folk music, fiddle tunes, and pop.  Fun for all.

AUTHOR TALK
Walter Wick
Wednsesday, August 20, 6:30 pm

Photographic illustrator and children’s book author of the iconic I SPY books with a program for all ages.

SPECIAL GUEST
Ken Gloss
Tuesday, August 26, 6:30 pm

Antiques Roadshow guest appraiser speaks on "The Value of Books."

AUTHOR TALK
Jacqueline Woodson

Wednsesday, August 27, 6:30 pm
Award-winnning author Jacquelilne Woodson reads from her new book, Brown Girl Dreaming.

 

FAMILY FUN                                   (top)

 

MAKER SESSION --please sign up
Squint Painting
Tuesday, July 29, 10:00 am

Use a fun technique to create a unique acrylic painting with Marilyn Adams.

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Learn to Solder
Friday, Aug. 1, 1:00 pm

Soldering is an incredibly useful skill to have for projects ranging from electronics, to jewelry, to crafts.  Participants will learn how to solder a Maker badge with blinking LED eyes, a perfect beginning soldering project.

SATURDAY BOOKGROUP • 10:00 am
August 2–Ages 8-12
Walter Wick's Optical Tricks and Locomotion
Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk one week before we meet for some fun book-related activities.

Cape Cod National Seashore at the Library
Tuesday, August 5, 10:00 am
A Cape Cod National Seashore Ranger will lead activities related to SHARKS and SEALS.

Outdoor Concerts—on the back deck of the Library
Folk Music and Songs of the Sea
Wednsesday, August 6, 6:30 pm

Denya LeVine and Julie Charland will play and sing sea-related songs—chanteys, folk music, fiddle tunes, and pop.  Fun for all.

Discover the Natural World
Volcano Science
Friday, Aug. 8, 1:00 pm

How do volcanoes work and why do they erupt? We’ll investigate and make some models.

Family Fun: Movie Time
Saturday, August 9, 10:00 am

Winged Migration

Discover the Natural World
Ocean Adaptations
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 10:00 am

Learn about some of the unusual adaptations sea animals have developed for surviving and defending themselves. Children can also make a jellyfish to take home. Please sign up, space is limited.

SATURDAY BOOKGROUP • 10:00 am
August 16–Ages 4-8
This is the Rope  &  Seymour and the Juice Box BoatCopies of the book will be available at the circulation desk one week before we meet for some fun book-related activities.

AUTHOR TALK
Anne and Ken Hicks
Wednsesday, August 13, 6:30 pm

Anne and Ken Hicks will share their latest ebook, Things Are Not What They Seem, a modern-day fantasy.

AUTHOR TALK
Walter Wick
Wednsesday, August 20, 6:30 pm

Photographic illustrator and children’s book author of the iconic I SPY books with a program for all ages.

AUTHOR TALK
Jacqueline Woodson

Wednsesday, August 27, 6:30 pm
Award-winnning author Jacquelilne Woodson reads from her new book, Brown Girl Dreaming.

Children’s Garden Group

Every Thursday in July at 3:00 pm

Help grow some vegetables and flowers. Eat some and grow others for the Truro Ag Fair Harvest Contest on August 31. All are welcome.

Storytime

Thursdays, 10:30 - 11:30 am

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

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

Truro Public Library is now 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 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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