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2018 Winter Music Series 
Monica Rizzio
Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 1:00 p.m.

The locals call someone who moves to Cape Cod but was not born there a Washashore. In Texas, a young girl barrel-raced on Pleasant Valley Ranch and had never seen the ocean. So when Monica Rizzio crossed over the iconic bridges of Cape Cod in 2004, she instantly became the Washashore Cowgirl.  The former Tripping Lily front woman has left behind the acoustic, condenser mic style and has brought her East Texas roots up North. Rizzio is a founder and co-owner of the roots-based music school, West Bend Music, providing all-ages private instruction. In 2014 she founded and launched Vinegrass, a non-profit music production company, that raises money for scholarships, instruments, and grants through concerts and an annual roots-music festival.  Photo by Joseph Navas.

Lary Chaplan, violin, began his career with New York underground performers Jackie Curtis as well as the Alan Vega Band. Here on the Cape, he can be seen with the Cape Cod Symphony, Bart Weisman's Klezmer Band, and numerous other projects.

Together they play a wide range of music including originals and covers from Tom Waits to Gioachino Rossini, as well as many beloved standards from the American Songbook.

Special Short Show
Anne H. Brock Community Room
CATHERINE MEEKS
Works in Oils and Pastels
January 16 - 31
Catherine Meeks has exhibited her oil paintings and pastels in many New England venues and has been awarded two Local Massachusetts Cultural Council Grants as well as an Educational Trust Artist-in-Residence Grant. She has also illustrated a number of books of poetry and other non-fiction works. Her work has been shown most recently at Larkin Gallery in Provincetown. This exhibit highlights work done with oils and also with pastels. The subject reveals inspirations from both near-by and abroad. "Usually I paint the beautiful and ever-changing New England landscape, but my love of travel provides me with an expanding range of possibilities.”

"Monday in Siena"  Oil on board

2018 Truro Mock Caldecott
Read the books soon!

Vote from December 9 through January 26
(the voting period has been extended)
Francie Randolph
with Susan Lindquist on WOMR

December 6, 2017
Sustainable CAPE's Francie Randolph talking about nutrition and the Children's Community Garden in Truro! Seven years ago, Francie started the Truro Library Children's Community Garden and has been successfully promoting local agriculture, health and nutrition ever since!

Next Chapter Book Club

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 with local Program Coordinator Barbara Klipper. The Next Chapter Book Club is a nationwide program that provides the fun and focus of a book club to members of our communities who often lack opportunities to explore written works in a relaxed, engaging, and constructive setting. The fall session starts on September 26, with facilitator trainings on Sept. 12, and Sept. 23.  Please consider joining us! Contact Tricia or Maggie for more details.

The Truro Public Library earns 5 Stars
from the 2017 Library Journal Index of Public Library Service

On December 4, the Trustees, Friends, and staff of the Truro Public Library learned that the Library was awarded five stars by the 2017 LJ Index of Public Library Service.  After two years achieving a four-star designation, we are thrilled to join Outer Cape libraries in Provincetown and Wellfleet as five-star libraries. Nationwide in 2017, 259 public libraries were awarded three, four, or five–Star designations; of 12 “star” libraries in Massachusetts, ten are on Cape Cod.  Library Journal’s Index of Public Library Service has produced its edition “Star Library Ratings” for ten years. From 2009–2015, they relied on four measures—circulation, library visits, program attendance, and public Internet computer use—to award stars, and in 2016, circulation of electronic materials became a fifth statistic. LJ Index scores are produced by measuring the proportional relationships between each library’s statistics and the averages for its expenditure category. Our neighbor, the Wellfleet Library, received an additional reward for earning a five-Star rating for ten years in a row—they are an All-Time, All Star Library!  We thank our community, permanent and part-time, for its enthusiastic use of the Truro Public Library, making us an important and thriving local resource.  You can find the 2017 LJ Index of Public Library Service and many details about it here.
Ongoing Mindful Ease
with J.C. (Chuck) Hotchkiss
Every other Tuesday, 5:30–7:00 p.m.
December 26; January 9 & 23
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 a ongoing, bi-weekly workshop.  JC (Chuck) Hotchkiss is an artist/educator who continues to enjoy a lifelong engagement with meditative practices.
This Week at the Library
Jan
16
Tue
2018
all-day Special Short Exhibit: Catherine...
Special Short Exhibit: Catherine...
Jan 16 – Jan 31 all-day
Special Short Exhibit: Catherine Meeks @ North Truro | Massachusetts | United States
Catherine Meeks has exhibited her oil paintings and pastels in many New England venues and has been awarded two Local Massachusetts Cultural Council Grants as well as an Educational Trust Artist-in-Residence Grant. She has also illustrated a number... Read More
Jan
24
Wed
2018
4:00 pm Makerspace: Balloon Car Design C...
Makerspace: Balloon Car Design C...
Jan 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Makerspace: Balloon Car Design Challenge @ North Truro | Massachusetts | United States
We’re going to build, explore, create, and have fun! Each week we’ll tackle a new project designed to inform, enlighten, and entertain. Ages 7-12. Space is limited: please sign up for individual or all sessions. BALLOON CAR DESIGN... Read More
Jan
25
Thu
2018
10:30 am Storytime @ Truro Public Library
Storytime @ Truro Public Library
Jan 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Storytime @ Truro Public Library | North Truro | Massachusetts | United States
Storytime Every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts for ages birth to five year olds. Drop-ins welcome.
Jan
27
Sat
2018
10:30 am Family Fun: Wii & Board Games @ Truro Public Library
Family Fun: Wii & Board Games @ Truro Public Library
Jan 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Family Fun: Wii & Board Games @ Truro Public Library | North Truro | Massachusetts | United States
Wii & Board Games Play some fun games like Apples to Apples, Operation, Snap Circuits, Checkers, GoldieBlox and the Spinning Machine, and Just Dance.
1:00 pm Monica Rizzio – Winter Music Series
Monica Rizzio – Winter Music Series
Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Monica Rizzio - Winter Music Series @ North Truro | Massachusetts | United States
The locals call someone who moves to Cape Cod but was not born there a Washashore. In Texas, a young girl barrel-raced on Pleasant Valley Ranch and had never seen the ocean. So when Monica Rizzio crossed over... Read More
Jan
29
Mon
2018
9:00 am Truro Tots Playgroup @ Truro Public Library
Truro Tots Playgroup @ Truro Public Library
Jan 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Truro Tots Playgroup @ Truro Public Library | North Truro | Massachusetts | United States
From October 16, 2017 to May 7, 2018 (except school holidays). For children aged birth to three years old, and their parent or caregiver. Toys, stories, songs, crafts, and snack provided.