Steven Pinker: Enlightenment Now @First Parish Church / Truro Meeting House

The Friends of the Truro Meeting House and the Truro Public Library welcome acclaimed Canadian-American thinker Steven Pinker to the Truro Meeting House to discuss his book Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress. Is… 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

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

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

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

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

Animals in Winter with elements, etc.

Animals in Winter with elements, etc. Learn how animals prepare for the winter months here on Cape Cod, how they stay safe from storms in their shelters, and come out to forage for food.  Learn how to notice… Read More

Film Screening: SCIENCE FAIR

This event takes place at the NAUSET REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM. Thank you, NRHS, Karen Hepinstall, Amy Fleischer, and Mark Adams! SCIENCE FAIR, hailed by critics as “immensely likeable,” “brilliant and quirky” and an “ode to the teenage science… 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

Nature at Night with elements, etc.

Nature at Night with elements, etc. Who is awake when you are asleep? Explore the fascinating nocturnal world.    

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

Lighthouses!

Lighthouses! with elements, etc. Why are there so many lighthouses on Cape Cod? What was the life of a lighthouse keeper like? Learn how lighthouses, even in the age of electronics, help mariners safely navigate the waters of… Read More

Underwater ROV Launching

Underwater ROV—Launch Day Saturday, April 21, 1:00 p.m. Come for the launching of our OpenROV!

Build an Underwater ROV–Ages 9 and Up

Build an Underwater ROV—Ages 9 and up Tuesday, April 17 – Friday, April 20, 10:00 a.m. – noon Launch Day: Saturday, April 21, 1:00 p.m. We’ll be assembling an open-source Remotely Operated Vehicle that we plan to use to… Read More

Nature’s Engineers

Nature’s Engineers with Lynne Animals are great engineers. They know how to BUILD to LAST! What do burrs, a kingfisher’s bill, and  turkey vultures have in common? They’ve all served as inspiration for human innovation. Learn about animal… Read More

Kitchen Science!

Kitchen Science with Lynne Kitchen Science: A chemical reaction happens when two ingredients combine and produce a new or changed substance. We’ll use common substances, found in the kitchen, to create a change or a new substance!

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

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

STEAM DROP-IN: Soaring Satellites

SOARING SATELLITES! Design and build a satellite that can float for at least five seconds in the marked area of our vertical wind tube. Using simple, recycled materials, children can explore the concepts of lift and weight as… 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.  

STEAM DROP-IN: Rube Goldberg Contraptions

RUBE GOLDBERG MACHINES Rube Goldberg was an illustrator, sculptor and inventor who is best known for cartoons depicting complicated gadgets that perform simple tasks in indirect, convoluted ways. Come make your own “Rube Goldberg Machine” using balls, tubes,… Read More

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

STEAM DROP-IN: Design Challenges

SPAGHETTI DESIGN CHALLENGE Working with dried spaghetti and marshmallows, design and build a tower, a bridge, a geodesic dome or any other number of three-dimensional creations. These drop-in programs are designed to fit your schedule. Come in anytime… Read More

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.

Coastal Geologist Mark Borrelli–at Truro Community Center

We welcome Coastal Geologist Mark Borrelli to talk about “Storms, Sea Level Rise, and Coastal Flooding in Truro: Now and in the Future.”  What might happen in Truro when the waters around us rise? The Center for Coastal… 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

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

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

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