Truro Public Library

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Upcoming  Library Events
Anne H. Brock Community Room
January Art Exhibit:
Honoring Joyce Johnson

February Art Exhibit Coming Soon:
Children's Garden Art Show
"Layers of Life"
Collage self-portraits

with healthy soil and worms!

Ella Grimm
Ella & Anders Grimm


Adult Events--click here

Family Fun--click here

Museum Passes--click here


a Mock Caldecott!

Each year the Caldecott medal goes to the artist who created the “most distinguished” book illustrations. With the assistance of Barbara Klipper, a current Caldecott Award Selection Committee member, Maggie Hanelt has designed a Mock Caldecott prize to go to Truro’s favorite picture book.

Patrons of all ages can vote for their favorite picture book from a list of eleven top contenders. You ballot can be cast from January 1–January 31, 2015.

In late February, Barbara will share her experience of being 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 January and 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]

Multiple FormsHonoring Joyce Johnson
Extended into January
If you haven't found time to visit the Joyce Johnson Exhibit, you still have time to drop by our Community Room and view her painting, photographs and cast wall sculptures.  The show will linger with us a little longer.


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.


FAMILY FUN                                               [top]

Six Week Junk Drawer Science Sessions
Wednesdays, January 7 - February 1, 4:00 p.m.
Please sign up.

January 7 -  Electricity and "Static Olympics"
Get charged up and try to win a race by using "the force."

January 14 - Structures Challenge
Walk on Dixie cups and hold up a brick with just cardboard.

January . 21 - Extending Grabbers
Create a robotic third arm with stuff from the junk drawer! 

January . 28 - Optics & Perspectives
Mesmerizing spinners and other eye tricks.   

February 4 - Forces & Momentum
Straw Rockets and Flying Eggs.

February 11 - Kid’s Choice & Showcase
To be determined by the junior scientists!

Frozen ©Disney Party
Saturday, January 31, 10:30 a.m.

Join Elsa (aka Rebecca Banas) for some fun movie sing-alongs and activities! Please sign-up.

Second Saturday Family Science
Saturday, February 14, 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.

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
Save the date: Friday, February 6, 4:00-6:00 p.m. 
The Children's Garden Group Art Opening!                   

from January 7 through February 11 on Wednesdays at 4 p.m.  Check our website and the next eNewsletter for upcoming details.     



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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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