Truro Library Events from August 29th to September 4th

A little something for everyone...

August 29-September 4  at the Truro Library.


The Truro Public Library 20th Anniversary Party

A Day of Celebratory Activities

Thursday, August 29

Come celebrate twenty years at the 7 Standish Way library location and the vision of those who made it possible!

Special Storytime with Sara Hutchings at 10:30 a.m.

Lunch for Little Ones at 11:30 a.m.

Cake Ceremony at 1:00 p.m.

Make Your Own One-of-a-Kind Book with Lynn Stanley from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Lawn games available for set-up behind the library all day.

Music by Mark Van Bork from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Bounce House from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

DJ Beth O’Rourke from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Grab Brothers live at 6:00 p.m.


Truro Summer Concerts at the Library

The Grab Brothers

Thursday, August 29, 6:30 p.m.

The Grab Brothers are true brothers—Larry and Marc Grab—with music that explodes in a kick-ass blend of “Retro for Today” lead guitar crunching rhythms, mystical-leaning lyrics and arena-filling vocals that pull your heart strings on a whim. But there’s more. These brothers can also strum you a pot-full of acoustical gems and have you singing along to their life-fulfilling stories even when you’ve never heard the songs before.



Pete Elman returns to the Truro Public Library on Tuesday, September 4, at 6:30 p.m. to share “From a Buick 6—On the Road with Bob Dylan: A Multimedia Presentation,” through which you will learn the story of Bob Dylan’s classic trilogy of rock albums, recorded in New York and Nashville with his legendary backing band, The Band. Through lecture, slide show with photographs, charts and maps, recorded music, film clips, the use of live music, and a brief question and answer session, Mr. Elman will teach us about the poet laureate of rock’n’roll’s first electric music efforts. This was the moment that the kid from Hibbing, Minnesota cemented his legacy as the heir apparent to his hero Chuck Berry as the next great American rock and roll poet.  The first album of the trilogy, Bringing It All Back Home, was released in March 1965 and was eventually hailed as one of the greatest albums in rock history.  Two more classics, Highway 61 revisited and Blonde on Blonde, would follow, and the rest is history. Join us for a journey on the road with Bob Dylan and The Band. Pete Elman, a musician, writer, and teacher, has been a professional musician since 1963, working as a keyboardist, trombonist, guitarist, bassist, arranger, composer, studio musician, recording artist and producer. He has performed and recorded with Grammy-winning writer/producer Rick Nowels (Stevie Nicks, Madonna, Celine Dion), Tom Johnston (Doobie Brothers) and Stef Burns (Huey Lewis and the News). Along the way he has composed, arranged, and produced music for film, TV, commercials, and several recording artists. In the 1990s, he released four acclaimed solo instrumental albums. As a journalist, Pete covered sports for the Cape Cod Times from 2000-2011, and continues to work as a freelance sportswriter. He taught public school from 2002-2015, and in 2013 published an acclaimed children’s musical picture book, Seasons Rhymes in Time. He is currently teaching eleven popular courses on American music for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Bay Area universities including UC Berkeley; among them: “Turn, turn, turn, a regional chronological journey through the golden age of rock and roll, 1955-1970”; he is also working on several book projects.


Ongoing Mindful Ease
with J.C. (Chuck) Hotchkiss
Tuesday, September 3, 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.




Free Lunch for Kids—last days for 2019, thank you for joining us!

Thursday, August 29 & Friday, August 30 , 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.


Storytime with special guest Sara Hutchings

Thursday, August 29, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts for ages birth to five year olds. Drop-ins welcome.


Spin Art Bike
Friday, August 30, 10:30 a.m.

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


Children Community Garden Group with Sustainable CAPE
Wednesday, September 4, 4:00 p.m.

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! welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on