SUSPENDED: Amazing Animal Ambassadors

Join us for a live animal show presented by local expert Bethany Jakubson. Meet representatives from the natural world and learn about the habitats they come from and why they are important. During the presentation, you will have… Read More

Thanksgiving Weekend Movie: THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON

Join us for a family movie! Popcorn and apple cider will be served. A modern Mark Twain style adventure story, THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON tells the story of Zak (Zack Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome, who… Read More

Thanksgiving Weekend Movie: DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD

Join us for a family movie! Popcorn and apple cider will be served. Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora (Isabela Moner) for her most dangerous adventure ever—High School…. Read More

Halloween Dance Party!

The Friends of the Truro Library presents A Halloween Dance Party! Come dance at the Library with DJ Beth O’Rourke, and enjoy activities and snacks throughout the main space. Get down, get loud–no shushing in the house! Boogie… Read More

A Battle At Kruger Lake with Jere Miller

A Battle At Kruger Lake A Family Storytime Event with Author Jere Miller Accompanied by live music and original art, author Jere Miller will present his children’s book about family and survival that takes place in South Africa’s… Read More

Spin Art on the Back Deck

Try out our hand-built spin art bicycle or a smaller spin art machine and create unique, colorful designs.

Joy of Nature with CCNS Ranger Rebecca

What does Rebecca have in her magic bag? We’re not sure, but it’s bound to surprise and inspire joy. This hands-on program melds nature and art, with a dab of mindfulness to help us remember to slow down… Read More

Families Learn Ukulele with Julie Stepanek

Julie arrives with 25 ukuleles to teach beginner ukulele followed by a strum along of easy songs.

Families Learn Ukulele with Julie Stepanek

Julie arrives with 25 ukuleles to teach beginner ukulele followed by a strum along of easy songs.

Origami with Lisa Corfman

Experiment with paper with the technique of paperfolding called origami. Learn some tricks and techniques while you fold your own unique origami. Come and have fun!

Families Learn Ukulele with Julie Stepanek

Julie arrives with 25 ukuleles to teach beginner ukulele followed by a strum along of easy songs.

Felting: Book Covers!

Create a felted cover for your own personal book/journal, which will be provided. For ages 6 and up. Space is limited, please sign up.

Mr. Vinny—The Bubble Guy

Using giant bubble wands he designed himself, The Bubble Guy will travel around the back lawn making bubbles, answering questions, and offering some fun activities.    

Rockets! with NASA Solar System Ambassador Don German

Learn more about why and how we went to the moon 50 years ago this July 20. NASA Ambassador Don German will share model rockets, followed by launching your own rocket on the back lawn. Image Credits: NASA… Read More

Fun with STEAM and Lucy Gilmore

One and a half hours of action-packed, discovery-based stations geared for children ages 3–8 (supervised younger and older siblings are welcome to this family program). All children need to be accompanied by a supervising adult; many of the… Read More

Enjoy the Night Sky, Second Seating–with Boston Museum of Science

Discover which stars, planets, and other astronomical wonders are visible this evening. Using our portable planetarium, we take you on a tour of the solar system and beyond, and provide useful tips on how you can navigate the… Read More

Enjoy the Night Sky, First Seating–with Boston Museum of Science

Discover which stars, planets, and other astronomical wonders are visible this evening. Using our portable planetarium, we take you on a tour of the solar system and beyond, and provide useful tips on how you can navigate the… Read More

Summer Reading Program Blast-off Party

Get your Summer Reading on with crafts, games, and giveaways! You can also pick up your reading log, learn about this year’s theme: A Universe of Stories, grab some books and summer reading lists, and view this year’s… Read More

Free Lunch for Kids

The Truro Public Library is pleased to join other local community institutions this summer who provide free lunches for all children 18 years and under through Food For Kids.  This open, drop-in program offers a nutritious meal, fresh-packed… Read More

Night Sky Party with NASA Ambassador Don German

Come learn about the stars and planets while observing the night sky through a 5.1-inch reflector telescope. Learn how to locate Polaris (the North Star), the planet Mars, the Orion Nebula, and other popular constellations. Questions are appreciated… Read More

Fun Sewing Workshop for Kids

FUN SEWING WORKSHOP FOR KIDS with Nola Glatzel At this workshop, kids will learn basic sewing and embroidery techniques while designing and creating their own pillows or stuffed animals. For ages 6 and up. Space is limited, please… Read More

Kids’ Makerspace

KIDS’ MAKERSPACE at the Truro Public Library. 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 8-13. Space is limited: please sign up for… Read More

Kids’ Makerspace

KIDS’ MAKERSPACE at the Truro Public Library. 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 8-13. Space is limited: please sign up for… Read More

Kids’ Makerspace

KIDS’ MAKERSPACE at the Truro Public Library. 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 8-13. Space is limited: please sign up for… Read More

Kids’ Makerspace

KIDS’ MAKERSPACE at the Truro Public Library. 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 8-13. Space is limited: please sign up for… Read More

Kids’ Makerspace

KIDS’ MAKERSPACE at the Truro Public Library. 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 8-13. Space is limited: please sign up for… Read More

Family Movie: THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS

Join us for a family movie! Pretzels and cider will be served. The magical adventure tells the spine-tingling tale of 10-year-old Lewis (Owen Vaccaro) who goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house with a… Read More

Drop-In Holiday Craft Table

We will provide supplies to make your own unique cards and/or ornaments for any holiday.

Make Your Own Hula Hoop

Join Todd and Zeno Schwebel who will provide all the supplies and expertise needed to make and decorate your own unique hula hoop.

Animals of the Coast with Wellfleet Audubon

Animals of the Coast Meet live animals that call Cape Cod Bay their home and learn how these aquatic creatures are perfectly adapted for life underwater.  Everyone will have a chance to touch artifacts and live animals, such… Read More

Spin Art on the Back Deck

Try out our hand-built spin art bicycle or a smaller spin art machine and create unique, colorful designs.

Special Guests! WENDY WATSON stories!

Cammie, Clyde, and Tom Watson will read stories by the late, great children’s book author and illustrator Wendy Watson.

Free Lunch for Kids

The Truro Public Library is pleased to join other local community institutions this summer who provide free lunches for all children 18 years and under through Food For Kids.  This open, drop-in program offers a nutritious meal, fresh-packed… Read More

Family Music: V.B. & The Buzz

Inspired by Authors Chris Raschka, Langston Hughes, Al Perkins, and Tomi Ungerer, VB and The Buzz will present a unique musical presentation, featuring original songs and the music of Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Nina Simone, The Beatles, and… Read More

Outdoor Water Games (weather permitting)

If the weather cooperates, we’ll have goofy, wet fun outside behind the Library.

Catherine Woolley Day!

Celebrate Truro children’s author Catherine Woolley—our children’s room is named after her!  Ms. Woolley wrote many picture books, including  The Popcorn Dragon, The Blueberry Pie Elf, The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy, and the Gus the Ghost series…. Read More

Edible Insects at the Library!

Larry Dapsis, Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Entomologist, will educate us about Entomophagy and then we can sample some bugs! But don’t fill up too much to eat your “Free Lunch for Kids” at 11:30!

Make Your Own Musical Instruments

In this drop-in workshop, kids will have the opportunity to make, decorate, and play a variety of musical instruments utilizing basic household items.  For ages 5 and up.  

Storytime Guest! MARK LOEWEN

Mark Loewen will read from his new book What Does a Princess Really Look Like?

STEAM Family Fair with Lucy Gilmore

One and a half hours of action-packed, discovery-based stations geared for children ages 3–8 (supervised younger and older siblings are welcome to this family program). All children need to be accompanied by a supervising adult; many of the… Read More

Mr. Vinny’s Shadow Puppet Show

Very interactive! Silly and surprising! Kids use their heads to help tell the story of “The 12 Lil’ Pigs and the Big Bad Pineapple” and play the game “What’s that Shadow?” Fun with  a family campfire feel! All… Read More

My Life in Books: Children’s Author Judy Schachner!

The #1 NY Times Best Selling Author and Illustrator of over 26 books for children, including the Skippyjon Jones series, Sarabella’s Thinking Cap, Dewey Bob, and Yo Vikings, will give a presentation about her “Life in Books.” Judy… Read More

Kids’ Escape Room: THE LOST MUMMY

The Lost Mummy is a collaborative “Escape the Room” game designed for kids aged 8-12. Working in teams, we will discover clues, decipher codes and solve puzzles, all in order to escape the tomb of the Lost Mummy!… Read More

Beach Creatures! with CCNS Ranger Rebecca

Come make some Beach Creature Art  with Ranger Rebecca. We will learn about the creatures of the beach, do beach creature yoga, play a beach creature running game and create a collage of what lives on the beach. Every… Read More

4-H Coastal Explorer

All aboard the Coastal Explorer! This unique 31-foot educational vehicle is equipped with hands-on marine science displays, activities, and aquariums. All ages are invited to come and learn about coastal animals.

Music: The Birdfeeders

Join local musicians Gerry Kinahan and Friends on the back deck for family dancing to popular songs from the 60s, 70s and 80s. All ages.

Kindness Rocks with Jennifer Stratton

Expressive and creative art educator Jennifer Stratton will provide rocks for kids and adults to create with. There will be paint and markers to make your own “Kindness Rock,” or anything else. While waiting for those to dry… Read More

Jumanji Summer Reading Kick-off Party!

Get your Summer Reading on with crafts, games, and giveaways! Pick up your Libraries Rock! reading log and grab some books and summer reading lists.

Free Lunch for Kids

The Truro Public Library is pleased to join other local community institutions this summer who provide free lunches for all children 18 years and under through Food For Kids.  This open, drop-in program offers a nutritious meal, fresh-packed… Read More

Make Your Own Pool Noodle Toys

Using pool noodles, we will make different types of toys, such as rockets and tennis rackets. These toys can be used outside and in the pool, but they are also indoor-friendly for those rainy days!

Family Movie & Craft: COCO

Watch COCO on our big screen and make some fun crafts. Popcorn will be served.  •  Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary… Read More

Family Fun Makerspace: Art Bots

MAKE AN ART BOT! What if you could build a robot that creates its own art? In this project, you will create your own Art Bot, a robot with markers for “legs” that wobbles across a piece of… Read More

CANCELLED Improvisation: A Special Family Workshop Series

Improvisation: A Special Family Workshop Series Saturday, April 7 and Saturday, April 14, 1:00 p.m.  April 14 session is cancelled. The Truro Public Library presents “Improvisation,” a special family workshop series with John Shuman for children 10 years… Read More

Improvisation: A Special Family Workshop Series

Improvisation: A Special Family Workshop Series Saturday, April 7 and Saturday, April 14, 1:00 p.m. The Truro Public Library presents “Improvisation,” a special family workshop series with John Shuman for children 10 years and older.  What’s difference between… Read More

An Evening of Mime for the Whole Family

A unique family event! Abbey Koutnik, a performer and teacher, will give a “talk” about mime, the silent art form. The program will include skits, techniques, and voluntary audience participation. Find out how to do the invisible box… Read More

Family Movie: THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE

Family Movie: The Lego Ninjago Movie Watch the movie from our new projector,  Popcorn will be served.  • A fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their… Read More

Makerspace: L.E.D. Valentine’s Day Cards

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 for all sessions. L.E.D. VALENTINE’S DAY… Read More

Makerspace: Fun With LittleBits

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. FUN WITH LITTLEBITS… Read More

Family Fun: LEGO®

Make your own unique creations!

Makerspace: Make-Your-Own Puzzles

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. MAKE-YOUR-OWN PUZZLES Create… Read More

Makerspace: Balloon Car Design Challenge

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. BALLOON CAR DESIGN… Read More

Family Fun: LEGO®

Make your own unique creations!

Makerspace: Mousetrap Catapults

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

Family Movie & Craft: DESPICABLE ME 3

Despicable Me 3 Movie and Craft Watch the movie from our new projector and make your own minion. Hot apple cider and popcorn will be served.  • Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters, and the Minions are back in… Read More

Makerspace: Bristlebots

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. BRISTLEBOTS!!! Make a… Read More

Family Movie & Craft: THE LORAX

The Lorax Movie and Craft Saturday, December 30, 10:30 a.m. – noon Watch the movie from our new projector and make your own Lorax. Hot apple cider and popcorn will be served.  • A 12-year-old boy searches for… Read More

Family Movie & Craft: STICK MAN

Watch the movie from our new projector and make your own Stick Man. Hot apple cider and popcorn will be served.  • Stick Man lives in the family tree with his Stick Lady Love and their stick children… Read More

Ornamental Crafts for the Holidays

Drop in to make some holiday crafts!

Family Fun: LEGO®

Make your own unique creations!

Decorative Crafts for a Festive Table

Come make festive decorations for your holiday table!

Family Movie: THE RED TURTLE

No school today! Come see a movie at the library! The Red Turtle is a “PG” Studio Ghibli film. Free popcorn and juice will be served.

Family Movie: OCEANS

No school today! Come see a movie at the library! Oceans is a “G” Disneynature film. Free popcorn and juice will be served.

Pine Cone Flower Wreaths Workshop

Come make a pine cone flower wreath for the holidays with Joyce Mathews! Ages 8 and up. Please sign up.

Halloween Party with Mad Science!

MAD SCIENCE presents “Fire and Ice.” Children will be dazzled and entertained as they interact with our Mad Scientists! Foggy dry ice storms, giant beach balls floating in the air, and even a special Mad Science “burp” potion… Read More

Spin Art on the Back Deck

Try out our hand-built spin art bicycle or a smaller spin art machine and create unique, colorful designs.

Music for Kids with Denya LeVine

A music and movement class for young children.

Stories and Songs at the Beach

Meet at Coast Guard Beach (weather permitting) and bring a blanket and a story to share. Jennifer Stratton will bring her guitar and we can sing some songs as well.

Cape Cod National Seashore: Build Your Own Park!

Build Your Own Park! With Cape Cod National Seashore’s Ranger Anna Ranger Anna will help us build our miniature parks using a variety of materials. We will talk about what types of different resources can be in parks,… Read More

Why We Need Beach-Combers: Beach Cleanups for a Purpose

We welcome Emily Beebe and Carol Harris to present “Why We Need Beach-Combers: Beach Cleanups for a Purpose.”  This all-ages, interactive presentation about marine debris will demonstrate how beach-combing can make a difference. The Town of Truro and the… Read More

4-H Coastal Connections: Venomous Sea Creatures

Some sea creatures have developed particularly lethal forms of defense. Learn about some venomous marine animals and participate in making one of your own.  

Blizzards: Outwit the Elements! With the Boston Museum of Science

A blizzard is coming! Engineer a tree house to withstand high winds, and save snowboarders from a wild mountain avalanche. With two exciting activities, this hands-on workshop gives participants a chance to plan, build, and test their designs… Read More

“Jack and the Beanstalk” with Dream Tale Puppets

Jack and the Beanstalk is a joyous, original adaptation of the classic tale about poor Jack who went to sell his cow and came home with three magic beans. Jack’s daring adventure up the huge beanstalk helps him… Read More

Music and Movement with Miss Julie

We will sing loud and strong, and move our bodies in time to the music!  

4-H Coastal Explorer

All aboard the Coastal Explorer! This unique 31-foot educational vehicle is equipped with hands-on marine science displays, activities, and aquariums. All ages are invited to come and learn about coastal animals.

Meet Elephant and Piggie

Gerald and Piggie will be here to hear some fun books written about them!  

STEAM Family Fair with Lucy Gilmore

One and a half hours of action packed discovery based stations geared for children ages 3 – 8 (supervised younger and older siblings are welcome to this family program) All children need to be accompanied by a supervising… Read More

4-H Coastal Connections – Dolphins

Learn about these beloved members of the marine mammal group, which includes killer whales and pilot whales. Children can also create a dolphin craft to take home.

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Party

Join us for a party to celebrate twenty years of Harry Potter!! More to come on this event.

Free Lunch for Kids

The Truro Public Library is pleased to join other local community institutions this summer who provide free lunches for all children 18 years and under through Food For Kids.  This open, drop-in program offers a nutritious meal, fresh-packed… Read More

Build a Better World: Summer Reading Program Opening Celebration

Come to the Summer Reading Program opening celebration! Join us any time between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. to pick up your reading log, learn about this year’s theme, Build a Better World, experience the work of David Macaulay,… Read More

Cape Cod Toy Library Info Session

Come hear about what a Toy Library is and give us your input for creating the Cape Cod Toy Library. Childcare will be provided in the Children’s Room.

Amazing Animal Ambassadors

Celebrate Earth Day with a live animal show presented by local expert Bethany Jakubson. Bethany expects to bring Cali the Cockatoo and Flower the Skunk along with some reptiles, a hedgehog, and smaller animals. Come meet representatives from… Read More

Under One Sky: A Song and Story Celebration –with Davis Bates

At the Truro Community Center The Truro Public Library, the Truro Council on Aging, and the Truro Department of Recreation will celebrate the diverse heritage of the New England region and April school vacation with a performance by… Read More

DIY STEAM Power: Stixplosion!

Build a chain reaction model using blocks, sticks, and rubber bands—then set it off!  

Family Fun: LEGO®

Guess the number of Legos in a jar and try some fun Lego challenges.

Family Fun: LEGO®

Guess the number of Legos in a jar and try some fun Lego challenges.

Seed Planting & a StoryWalk: “And Then It’s Spring”

StoryWalk® & Seed Planting Walk and read And Then It’s Spring  by Julie Fogliano; illustrated by Erin E. Stead. Then plant  snap peas in a pot to take home.  

Family Fun: LEGO®

Guess the number of Legos in a jar and try some fun Lego challenges.

Basic Gardening Q&A, Succulent Transplant Activity

A Basic Gardening Q&A with Cynthia Lindgren, Children’s Community Garden Instructor, and volunteer Russ Cherry. Enjoy a free Zebra Haworthia succulent transplant activity. Materials provided, all ages welcome!

Winter Music: The Chandler Travis Three-O

What good is a Three-O with only three people?  Chandler Travis is joined by like-minded, talented, and enthusiastic partners John Clark (string bass) and Berke “Rev. Earl Speedway” McKelvey (keyboard, sax, clarinet), along with The Valet, vocalist Fred… Read More

Library in-house programs suspended indefinitely. Please revisit our website for updates!