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2018 Winter Music Series 
Frank Poranski and Lary Chaplan are Broadway Central
Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 1:00 p.m.

Frank, vocals, and guitar, has been performing on Cape Cod for the last twenty years as a solo artist, as part of Frank and Chev, with the Pollyannas, backing Tianna Esperanza. and more.

Lary Chaplan, violin, began his career with New York underground performers Jackie Curtis as well as the Alan Vega Band. Here on the Cape, he can be seen with the Cape Cod Symphony, Bart Weisman's Klezmer Band, and numerous other projects.

Together they play a wide range of music including originals and covers from Tom Waits to Gioachino Rossini, as well as many beloved standards from the American Songbook.

FOTL's Crock Pot Luck!
Wednesday, January 10, 11:30 a.m.
FOTL’s Crock Pot Luck! Wind down from the holiday crazies at a hearty potluck luncheon with the Friends of the Truro Library. Make a soup or stew and bring it to share (preferably in a crock pot so that it can be kept warm). The Friends will provide bread, coffee, tea, and cold drinks. Please do come even if you cannot bring soup!
2018 Truro Mock Caldecott
Read the books soon!

Vote from December 9 through January 26
(the voting period has been extended)
Francie Randolph
with Susan Lindquist on WOMR

December 6, 2017
Sustainable CAPE's Francie Randolph talking about nutrition and the Children's Community Garden in Truro! Seven years ago, Francie started the Truro Library Children's Community Garden and has been successfully promoting local agriculture, health and nutrition ever since!

Next Chapter Book Club

The Truro Public Library is proud to host a Next Chapter Book Club for intellectually or developmentally disabled adolescents and adults on the Outer Cape with local Program Coordinator Barbara Klipper. The Next Chapter Book Club is a nationwide program that provides the fun and focus of a book club to members of our communities who often lack opportunities to explore written works in a relaxed, engaging, and constructive setting. The fall session starts on September 26, with facilitator trainings on Sept. 12, and Sept. 23.  Please consider joining us! Contact Tricia or Maggie for more details.

The Truro Public Library earns 5 Stars
from the 2017 Library Journal Index of Public Library Service

On December 4, the Trustees, Friends, and staff of the Truro Public Library learned that the Library was awarded five stars by the 2017 LJ Index of Public Library Service.  After two years achieving a four-star designation, we are thrilled to join Outer Cape libraries in Provincetown and Wellfleet as five-star libraries. Nationwide in 2017, 259 public libraries were awarded three, four, or five–Star designations; of 12 “star” libraries in Massachusetts, ten are on Cape Cod.  Library Journal’s Index of Public Library Service has produced its edition “Star Library Ratings” for ten years. From 2009–2015, they relied on four measures—circulation, library visits, program attendance, and public Internet computer use—to award stars, and in 2016, circulation of electronic materials became a fifth statistic. LJ Index scores are produced by measuring the proportional relationships between each library’s statistics and the averages for its expenditure category. Our neighbor, the Wellfleet Library, received an additional reward for earning a five-Star rating for ten years in a row—they are an All-Time, All Star Library!  We thank our community, permanent and part-time, for its enthusiastic use of the Truro Public Library, making us an important and thriving local resource.  You can find the 2017 LJ Index of Public Library Service and many details about it here.
Ongoing Mindful Ease
with J.C. (Chuck) Hotchkiss
Every other Tuesday, 5:30–7:00 p.m.
December 26; January 9 & 23
Join an ongoing gathering to practice mindfulness and meditation:  Learn how to inhabit life with a mind of peace, joy, and deepening attention. The popular winter series has continued as a ongoing, bi-weekly workshop.  JC (Chuck) Hotchkiss is an artist/educator who continues to enjoy a lifelong engagement with meditative practices.
This Week at the Library
Jan
16
Tue
2018
1:00 pm Next Chapter Book Club–Meeting @ Truro Public Library
Next Chapter Book Club–Meeting @ Truro Public Library
Jan 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Next Chapter Book Club--Meeting @ Truro Public Library | North Truro | Massachusetts | United States
The Truro Public Library is proud to host a Next Chapter Book Club for intellectually or developmentally disabled adolescents and adults on the Outer Cape. The fall session begins on September 26 and continues through December 19. We... Read More
Jan
17
Wed
2018
4:00 pm Makerspace: Mousetrap Catapults
Makerspace: Mousetrap Catapults
Jan 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Makerspace: Mousetrap Catapults @ North Truro | Massachusetts | United States
We’re going to build, explore, create, and have fun! Each week we’ll tackle a new project designed to inform, enlighten, and entertain. Ages 7-12. Space is limited: please sign up for individual or all sessions. MOUSETRAP CATAPULTS See... Read More
Jan
18
Thu
2018
10:30 am Storytime @ Truro Public Library
Storytime @ Truro Public Library
Jan 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Storytime @ Truro Public Library | North Truro | Massachusetts | United States
Storytime Every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts for ages birth to five year olds. Drop-ins welcome.
Jan
20
Sat
2018
10:30 am Family Fun: LEGO®
Family Fun: LEGO®
Jan 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Family Fun: LEGO® @ North Truro | Massachusetts | United States
Make your own unique creations!
1:00 pm Denya LeVine & Julie Charland – ...
Denya LeVine & Julie Charland – ...
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Denya LeVine & Julie Charland - Winter Music Series @ North Truro | Massachusetts | United States
Denya LeVine and Julie Charland are Cape Cod favorites! Join us at the Truro Public Library for their Irish-themed, original set, including songs that may be new to you. Denya and Julie have been performing across the Cape... Read More
2:00 pm Truro Planning Board: Housing Forum @ Truro Public Library
Truro Planning Board: Housing Forum @ Truro Public Library
Jan 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Truro Planning Board: Housing Forum @ Truro Public Library | North Truro | Massachusetts | United States
The Truro Planning Board will host two Housing Forums at the Library: Saturday, January 20 from 2-4 p.m. and Tuesday, Jan. 30 from 6-8 p.m. Check their website for more information.