A Special Mushroom Foraging Field Trip with Rachel Goclawski

Forager and educator Rachel Goclawski will lead a walk for 30 people. Pre-registration and a $10.00 fee is required prior to the event by cash or check made out to The Friends of the Truro Library. Please wear… Read More

An Introduction to Mushrooming with Forager and Educator Rachel Goclawski

Mushrooming can be a fun and safe hobby if you know the guidelines. Learn about some beginner-level mushrooms, their health benefits, and how to stick to “safer” classes of edible mushrooms with an interactive visual presentation. Presented by… Read More

POSTPONED * Tor Hansen: Cape Cod’s Shoreline Bio-Diversity, PART 2

THIS PROGRAM IS POSTPONED. LOOK FOR IT LATER THIS FALL! Local naturalist Tor Hansen will explore biological diversity in thriving and declining populations on our Cape Cod shorelines. Through his discoveries, illustrations, colorful photos, and astute observations, we… Read More

Meet Middle School Author KATE ALLEN

In Kate Allen’s new book, The Line Tender, Lucy tends the line to her loved ones with the help of her art, some caring adults, and her connection to the natural world, namely the ocean. By exploring the… Read More

Make Your Own Diorama with Jennifer Stratton

The universe is a big place with so many parts. As humans we are but one small aspect—guests, really. Jennifer Stratton, creative and expressive art educator, will lead us in making 3D dioramas using boxes and other fun… Read More

Tales from the Home of the World’s Worst Weather

Bitter cold, dense fog, heavy snow, and record winds: Mount Washington is known worldwide for its unpredictable and dangerous weather. For a mountain its size, why is Mt. Washington called the “Home of the World’s Worst Weather”?  Join… Read More

Tor Hansen: Cape Cod’s Shoreline Bio-Diversity

Local naturalist Tor Hansen will explore biological diversity in thriving and declining populations on our Cape Cod shorelines. Through his discoveries, illustrations, colorful photos, and astute observations, we will learn more about our local biodiversity and replenishing and… Read More

Birds of the New England Swamp

Wildlife photographer Peter Christoph presents a narrated slideshow, sharing both his award-winning images and his photographic secrets as he brings you inside a typical New England swamp. Peter provides an intimate look into the many varieties of birds… Read More

Coyotes in the Neighborhood

Eastern Coyotes are a wild canid whose genetic make-up can be a combination of two species of wolves, western coyotes, and domestic dogs. It is truly a “canid soup.” Found throughout Massachusetts and eastern North America, coyotes thrive… Read More

New England Birds of Prey with WINGMASTERS

Join us for an informative program about birds of prey, also known as raptors—hunting birds characterized by hooked beaks and powerful grabbing feet armed with sharp talons.  Learn about several categories of raptors, including hawks, falcons, and owls,… 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

9th Annual Children’s Community Garden Art Exhibit Opening

All About Mushrooms–Meet the Artists! The annual exhibition of the Children’s Community Garden group, with Sustainable CAPE, the Truro Public Library, the Truro Recreation Department, and the Barnstable County 4-H.

9th Annual Children’s Community Garden Art Exhibit

All About Mushrooms Meet the Artists! Friday, February 8, 3:00-5:00 p.m. The annual exhibition of the Children’s Community Garden group, with Sustainable CAPE, the Truro Public Library, the Truro Recreation Department, and the Barnstable County 4-H.

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!

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.

Whales off Cape Cod’s Shore

Whales off Cape Cod’s Shore with Ranger Benjamin Through hands on learning with whale skulls, vertebra, faux teeth, and baleen, students will learn the differences between toothed and baleen whales.  Taking on the role of scientists, students will… Read More

Reptiles Rock! with Rainforest Reptiles

Reptiles Rock! is an hour-long program that engages kids of all ages at a hands-on level. You will have the chance to come into direct contact with live reptiles, artifacts, and their incredible stories. A mini zoo display features ten to… Read More

8th Annual Children’s Community Garden Art Exhibit Opening

Goats & the Garden–Meet the Artists! The annual exhibition of the Children’s Community Garden group, with Sustainable CAPE, the Truro Public Library, the Truro Recreation Department, and the Barnstable County 4-H.

8th Annual Children’s Community Garden Art Exhibit

Goats & the Garden Meet the Artists! Friday, February 2, 3:00-5:00 p.m. The annual exhibition of the Children’s Community Garden group, with Sustainable CAPE, the Truro Public Library, the Truro Recreation Department, and the Barnstable County 4-H.

Tor Hansen: A Deeper Look at the Twine Field Meadows

With the Twine Fields secured for conservation, Pond Road’s own naturalist, Tor Hansen, will return to take a deeper look at the fauna and the flora in Truro’s Twine Fields. Using his extraordinary photographs, presented in a slide… Read More

“Edible Wild Plants and Mushrooms in and around Truro” –with Russ Cohen

We are pleased to present wild edibles enthusiast Russ Cohen to tell us about “Edible Wild Plants and Mushrooms in and around Truro.”  Truro and other towns on the Outer Cape are home to over 70 species of… 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

Fairy or Nature Houses with Jennifer Stratton

Expressive and creative art educator Jennifer Stratton will help you create your own fairy and nature houses. We’ll also talk about what it may take for each of us to “build a better world.”

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.

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.

Reptiles! With the Boston Museum of Science

Are reptiles slimy? Are they cold blooded? What actually makes a reptile a reptile? Together we will answer these questions and many more while we become acquainted with some incredible animals from the Museum’s Live Animal Care Center.

Author: Robert Finch

Two years after treating us to the work in-progress, Robert Finch returns to read from The Outer Beach: A Thousand-Mile Walk on Cape Cod’s Atlantic Shore. Mr. Finch writes of the Outer Beach, “No other place I know… Read More

Tor Hansen: Identify Resident and Migratory Fauna of the Twine Field Meadows

Pond Road’s own naturalist, Tor Hansen, returns to expand on the fauna and the flora in Truro’s Twine Fields. Using his extraordinary photographs, presented in a slide show, we will explore resident and migratory fauna and floral components… Read More

Deer Ticks: “One Bite Can Change Your Life…”

Join us for a tick-borne illness workshop with Larry Dapsis, Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Entomologist. Lyme Disease is the most prevalent infectious disease in Massachusetts and is now considered to be a public health crisis.  In addition to… Read More

The Biodiversity of Truro’s Upland Twine Field Meadow

Pond Road’s own naturalist, Tor Hansen, will present a talk and slide show featuring his prize winning photos of fauna and the flora which shape their habitat in Truro’s Twine Fields. He will share opulent photos and discuss… Read More

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

FOTL Presents: Bob Prescott on Spring Birds

Spring has arrived and with it, the return of our feathered friends.  Curious about that new bird  at your feeder or hiding in the sea grass as you walk along our shores, streams and trails ?  Bob Prescott,… Read More