Upcoming Events at Truro Public Library - July 5th to July 11th

A little something for everyone...

For Adults


Ongoing Mindful Ease
with J.C. (Chuck) Hotchkiss
Tuesday, July 10, 5:30–7:00 p.m.

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 an ongoing, bi-weekly workshop.  JC (Chuck) Hotchkiss is an artist/educator who continues to enjoy a lifelong engagement with meditative practices.


Author James Carroll

Tuesday, July 10, 6:30 p.m.

Author James Carroll will read from and sign his recent novel, The Cloister.  The National Book Award-winning writer has composed a novel about the timeless love story of Peter Abelard and Héloïse, and its impact on a modern priest and a Holocaust survivor seeking sanctuary in Manhattan.  Spanning centuries and continents, The Cloister is the compelling story of four characters ahead of their time, questioning faith, identity, and love against a backdrop of historical upheaval.  It is also James Carroll at his best, deftly taking us to and from different time periods and personal perspectives, and challenging us to consider and reconsider our own long-held beliefs, cultural assumptions, and schooling.  Written beautifully, and informed by a breadth of knowledge and understanding most of us don’t possess, it is an indispensable gift, unflinching and engaging, with humanism at its base and its eye on the present and future.  James Carroll is the author of twelve novels, most recently The Cloister, and eight works of non-fiction, most recently Christ Actually: The Son of God for the Secular Age. He lectures widely, both in the United States and abroad, and contributes occasional essays to the New Yorker.  Please join us for this special event, which is free and open to the public.



For All Ages

Wild Edibles in Your Backyard

with Community Herbalist Sarah Naciri

Saturday, July 7, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Join us for an exploration of wild plants growing here on Cape Cod, focusing on the medicinal and nutritional benefits of native plants. All ages are welcome. Are you ready to smell, taste and enjoy the vibrancy and nutrition that these plants have to offer? Herbalist, gardener, forager, yogini and mother, Sarah Naciri has been studying plants and making plant-based herbal medicine for the past fifteen years.Are you ready to smell, taste and enjoy the vibrancy and nutrition that these plants have to offer? 


The Birdfeeders

July 11, 6:00 p.m.

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.


For Kids


Thursday, July 5, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts for ages birth to five year olds. Drop-ins welcome. 


Free Lunch for Kids

Thursday, July 5 & Friday, July 6, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

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 through Friday, August 24.  This open, drop-in program offers a nutritious meal, fresh-packed in the morning by the primary sponsor in our area, The Church of the Holy Spirit, and distributed to sites from Chatham to Provincetown. The Summer Food Service Program is a federally funded child nutrition program whose goal is to feed children and teens ages 1-18 during the summer months when they do not have access to school meals.


Children Community Garden Group with Sustainable CAPE
Thursday, July 5, 2:00 p.m.   **New day and time for July and August**
Join us for outside adventure, learning and art in our edible garden behind the library. Learn all about seasonal, local food we can grow ourselves and how our harvest helps the health of our bodies, community and environment. All welcome!


Creative Dance and Movement with Amy

Fridays, July 6, 13, 20, & 27, 10:30 a.m.

Dance for the whole family. Children gain self-awareness while exploring a variety of dances and movements.


LIGHTHOUSES with elements, etc.

Tuesday, July 10, 10:30 a.m.

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 Cape Cod.

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