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

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

Tor Hansen: Cape Cod’s Shoreline Bio-Diversity, PART 2 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… Read More

Tear Gas, Turmoil, and Tyranny in Hong Kong

Tear Gas, Turmoil, and Tyranny in Hong Kong with Tony Fizzano Do you enjoy the freedom that comes with living in the United States? Do you know about what’s happening in Hong Kong – perhaps from the news?… Read More

Evanston’s Living History

The Truro Public Library is proud to present Evanston’s Living History. Filmmaker Craig Dudnick (Alice’s Ordinary People) returns to present a screening of the documentary film, which explores the evolution of Evanston, Illinois and the citizens who confronted… Read More

Author Talk: Sandy MacFarlane, SWIRLING CURRENTS

Swirling Currents: Controversy, Compromise, and Dynamic Coastal Change During one remarkable day early in 2017, more than two hundred of the highly endangered North Atlantic right whales, nearly half of the entire world’s population, entered Cape Cod Bay… Read More

On Equal Terms with Susan Eisenberg

Susan Eisenberg, poet, author, oral historian, and artist,  will use both poetry and prose—her own voice and those of more than thirty other women—to discuss the experiences of women working in the construction trades. Eisenberg was a licensed… 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

From a Buick 6—On the Road with Bob Dylan

From a Buick 6—On the Road with Bob Dylan: A Multimedia Presentation by Pete Elman Pete Elman returns with the story of Bob Dylan’s classic trilogy of rock albums, recorded in New York and Nashville with his legendary… Read More

Quasars and Black Holes, with Dr. Martin Elvis

Join us for an exploration of quasars and black holes with Center for Astrophysics Ι Harvard & Smithsonian Senior Astrophysicist Martin Elvis. It is a strange fact that right next to the darkest places in the universe—black holes—lie… Read More

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

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

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

The Ethnobotany of the Ottawas and the Kofáns

The Friends of the Truro Library presents botanist HOMER VIRGIL PINKLEY. Dr. Pinkley will treat us to an inside look at the ethnobotany of the Ottawas of the Great Lakes and the Kofáns from the Head Waters of… 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

Using Boardmaker To Create Visual Supports

USING BOARDMAKER TO CREATE VISUAL SUPPORTS for People with Language and Communications Challenges A Workshop with Yvonne O’Connor The focus of this workshop is to talk about different types of visual supports that can help us communicate when… Read More

Halloween Party with Amazing Animal Ambassadors

Halloween Party with the Amazing Animal Ambassadors! Saturday, October 27, 10:00 a.m.–noon This will be a live animal show, including a unique variety of animals and even insects from around the world. During the 10:00–11:00 a.m. presentation, audience… Read More

Martin Pring: 1603 Visitor to Truro

Martin Pring: 1603 Visitor to Truro The Friends of the Truro Library presents Truro Historical Society volunteer and passionate Truro historian Dan Sanders, who will deliver a talk about Martin Pring on Wednesday, October 10, at 6:00 p.m. … Read More

Author Talk: Mary T. Prenon

Mary T. Prenon is one strong woman. In 1998, she vowed to lose fifty pounds no matter what it took. Nineteen years later, she finally achieved her goal and is ready to share her story with the world…. Read More

“Putting Your Garden to Bed” with Dave DeWitt

The Friends of the Truro Library present “Putting Your Garden to Bed,” with David DeWitt. Once your harvest has withered away, it is important to get everything cleaned up before winter.  End-of-season cleanup and maintenance is an important… Read More

The Early Days of Rock ‘n’ Roll

The Early Days of Rock ‘n’ Roll: A Multimedia Presentation by Pete Elman New Orleans and the Deep South 1955-1960: the cradle of rock and roll. From the fields to the factories to Friday night. This program will cover… Read More

Author Talk: Prof. David Reich

Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past The earth is inhabited by about 7.6 billion people today, but at one time we were a newly evolving species living… 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!

Author Talk: James F. Simon

Professor James Simon will talk about his new book Eisenhower vs. Warren: The Battle for Civil Rights and Liberties.  In Eisenhower vs. Warren, described in multiple reviews as a page-turner, prize-winning legal historian James F. Simon examines the… Read More

Trump and the Law:  A Conversation with Steve Wasby

“Trump and the Law:  A Conversation with Steve Wasby” We are pleased to host a conversation with Steve Wasby on “Trump and the Law.”  Trump is not the only president to have controversial interactions with the law, and… Read More

Investing for Social Good, with Ali Pinkerton

We are pleased to present “Investing for Social Good: Business, Finance, and Human Rights,” with Ali Pinkerton.  Ali works in the Private Sector Department at Oxfam America, an international human rights and development organization, developing innovative financing tools… Read More

Outer Cape Solarize Plus

Please come to a meeting and discussion with Outer Cape Energize.  This program is sponsored by the Energy Committees of the Towns of Truro, Wellfleet, Eastham, and Provincetown and the Solarize Mass program of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC). Have… Read More

Outer Cape Solarize Plus

Please come to a meeting and discussion with Outer Cape Energize.  This program is sponsored by the Energy Committees of the Towns of Truro, Wellfleet, Eastham, and Provincetown and the Solarize Mass program of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC). Have… Read More

Outer Cape Solarize Plus

Please come to a meeting and discussion with Outer Cape Energize.  This program is sponsored by the Energy Committees of the Towns of Truro, Wellfleet, Eastham, and Provincetown and the Solarize Mass program of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC). Have… Read More

Outer Cape Solarize Plus

Please come to a meeting and discussion with Outer Cape Energize.  This program is sponsored by the Energy Committees of the Towns of Truro, Wellfleet, Eastham, and Provincetown and the Solarize Mass program of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC). Have… Read More

A Garden Planning Talk with Dave DeWitt

Join us for a garden talk!  The conversation will include garden design and planning, winter prep for fertility and pests, a tomato production review, and a question and answer period. It’s great to be prepared when the gardening… Read More

Outer Cape Solarize Plus-CANCELLED

PLEASE NOTE: The Truro Library January 4 meeting has been cancelled due to weather. The Provincetown Library meeting January 17 at 6:30 and the Wellfleet Library meeting January 31 at 6:30 are both still scheduled for your information needs…. Read More

Truro: FOCUS on HOUSING

FOCUS on HOUSING A forum Hosted by the Truro Housing Authority at the Truro Library Community Room To help focus on the scope of our housing needs in Truro, Jeffery Ribeiro, a professional Planner from the Cape Cod… Read More

Outer Cape Solarize Plus

Please come to an introductory meeting and discussion from Outer Cape Solarize Plus.  This program is sponsored by the Energy Committees of the Towns of Truro, Wellfleet, Eastham, and Provincetown and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.  It is designed… Read More

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

FOTL Presents: The Story of a Truro Eclipse Chaser

Wonder what all the to-do was in August about the total solar eclipse?  Truro resident and long-time eclipse chaser Jay Vivian will lift the shadows on the mystery.  He’ll discuss the basics of eclipses, including why they’re so… Read More

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

Questions and Answers about Immigration on the Cape, with Collin Mickle

Join Collin Mickle at the Truro Public Library to learn more about options for immigrants and their families: how one might receive free legal assistance and representation for applications to US Citizenship and Immigration Services; how to apply… Read More

Film: “Auroville: City of the Dawn”

Travel with Ellen Anthony to the experimental community of Auroville in southern India. Fifty years since its beginning, people from over forty nations are living a version of human unity in all aspects of life—economy, work, spirituality, governance,… Read More

Next Chapter Book Club–Facilitator Session

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. We are offering volunteer facilitator training… Read More

Next Chapter Book Club–Facilitator Session

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. We are offering volunteer facilitator training… 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.  

Modern Pop-Art Experience with Michael Albert

A cereal box collage workshop for art lovers of all ages!

The Sweet Spot and Beyond– with Amy Baltzell

The Sweet Spot and Beyond: The role of Sport Psychology Mental Skills, Positivity, and Mindfulness for Optimal Performance We’re thrilled to have special guest Dr. Amy Baltzell visit the Truro Library. The sports psychologist and former Olympian will… 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.

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.

Special Guest: Norman Katz

The 100th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s birthday on May 29 has many of us considering the impact of his public service, and his assassination, on our country. The Truro Public Library is pleased to announce that we… 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

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.

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

ONE BIG HOME ….the impact of over-sized building on beach destinations

A New Film – One Big Home – Illustrates the Impact of Over-Sized Building on a Beach Destination Community A new film by Thomas Bena documents an issue that is as tricky for residents of Martha’s Vineyard as it is… 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

Truro Housing Challenges: Are There Solutions?

Join speakers Carl Brotman, Truro Housing Authority Chair, and Rae Ann Palmer, Town Manager, for a talk about the future of housing in Truro, including warrant articles for the upcoming Town Meeting. Refreshments at 5:30, program at 6:00… 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

The Home Organic Orchard with Dave DeWitt

The home orchard can be both rewarding and a test of patience. We will talk about site location, fertility, planting, pruning, pests, and diseases.  We will discuss Integrated Pest Management (IPM) procedures to help achieve a productive harvest.

What to Expect for Our Trees

With Russell Norton of the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension. More coming on this program soon! Join us as we look forward to this year’s planting!

Garden Fertility with Dave DeWitt

Join us for a talk about the importance of soil fertility in the garden.  We will discuss macro and micro nutrients, pH, organic matter, and Cation Exchange Capacity. Learn how water and air relate with the soil.  Soils… Read More

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!

Peek into Puppetry Workshop

The Truro Public Library presents a “Peek into Puppetry Workshop,” with Dream Tale Puppets’ master puppeteer Jacek Zuzanski. We have twelve spots for 6 to 12 year olds in a full-of-fun introduction to puppet arts. In the two-hour… Read More

Seed Propagation with Dave DeWitt

Tired of all the same old plant varieties at your local nursery?  Please join us as we discuss starting your own seeds.  When you plant your own seeds, you can find rare and interesting plants that aren’t available… Read More

Kodu Game Lab

Kodu Game Lab Make your own 3D Game with Thi Sarkis!  Come learn how to use this game engine to design and create your own 3D video game. It is free to download on PC computers, and you… Read More

Garden Planning with Dave DeWitt

Join us for the first in a series of Garden Programs this spring! Local expert Dave DeWitt talks about what can we do now, in the heart of winter, to start a successful garden in the spring. There… Read More

Growth and Development at 2 Years Old

Toddlers experience huge thinking, learning, social, and emotional changes that help them learn about their world and make sense of it. What can parents do to best support their child’s healthy development and growing brain? Join Monica Keefe-Hess,… Read More

Travel and Photography in Cuba

North Truro residents Amanda Reed and Rachael Sokolowski present a talk and a movie about 10 days of travel and photography in Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, and Varadero, Cuba in March, 2016.  While Cuba prepared for President Obama’s visit,… Read More

Next Chapter Book Club–Facilitator Session

The Truro Public Library is excited to launch a Next Chapter Book Club for intellectually or developmentally disabled adolescents and adults on the Outer Cape, offering an informational session on Wednesday, October 26, at 6:30 p.m. and a… Read More

Halloween Party with Creepy Crawlie Animals

Halloween Party with the Animal World Experience: Creepy Crawlies! Saturday, October 29, 10:00 a.m.–noon From 10:00–11:00 a.m., Animal World Experience will bring plenty of reptiles, amphibians, and bugs to help us learn about all things that slither, creep,… Read More

Next Chapter Book Club–Information Session

The Truro Public Library is excited to launch a Next Chapter Book Club for intellectually or developmentally disabled adolescents and adults on the Outer Cape, offering an informational session on Wednesday, October 26, at 6:30 p.m. and a… Read More

Let’s Get Moving! Using Playtime to Enhance Your Child’s Sensory Motor Development

Jill Mays, an occupational therapist who has been practicing for over 25 years, will share why physical activity remains key to children’s development, especially as it relates to sensory processing and brain organization. Movement is essential not only… Read More

Alice’s Ordinary People

The Truro Public Library is proud to present a screening of the documentary Alice’s Ordinary People.  The ordinary people in Craig Dudnick’s 2012 film were civil rights and voting activist leaders who educated and mobilized thousands of people… Read More

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