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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.

The Friends of the Truro Library annual Angel Tree at the Truro Public Library: Thank you, Truro community! The angels have been delivered to the Angel Tree sponsor, the Homeless Prevention Council in Orleans. We appreciate your participation in this wonderful program. What a great way to share your holiday spirit!

December Art Show
Anne H. Brock Community Room
DIANNE SCHERMERHORN
Oils, Acrylics, and Art Glass Suncatchers
December 1 - December 31
Diane paints moody local scenes and those of people helping people. All profits from her sold work benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Society in Provincetown, supporting local people in need.
2018 Truro Mock Caldecott
Read the books soon!

Vote from December 9 through January 26
(the voting period has been extended!)
Truro Tots Playgroup
Every Monday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. (except school holidays)

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.

Ongoing Mindful Ease
with J.C. (Chuck) Hotchkiss
Every other Tuesday, 5:30–7:00 p.m.
October 3, 17, & 31
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.
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This Week at the Library
Dec
1
Fri
2017
all-day December Art Exhibit: Dianne Sch... @ Truro Public Library
December Art Exhibit: Dianne Sch... @ Truro Public Library
Dec 1 – Dec 30 all-day
December Art Exhibit: Dianne Schermerhorn, Oils, Acrylics, and Art Glass Suncatchers @ Truro Public Library | North Truro | Massachusetts | United States
Dianne Schermerhorn Oils, Acrylics, and Art Glass Suncatchers Diane paints moody local scenes and those of people helping people. All profits from her sold work benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Society in Provincetown, supporting local people in... Read More
Dec
16
Sat
2017
10:30 am Family Movie & Craft: STICK MAN @ Truro Public Library
Family Movie & Craft: STICK MAN @ Truro Public Library
Dec 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Family Movie & Craft: STICK MAN @ Truro Public Library | North Truro | Massachusetts | United States
Watch the movie from our new projector and make your own Stick Man. Hot apple cider and popcorn will be served.  • Stick Man lives in the family tree with his Stick Lady Love and their stick children... Read More
Dec
18
Mon
2017
9:00 am Truro Tots Playgroup @ Truro Public Library
Truro Tots Playgroup @ Truro Public Library
Dec 18 @ 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.
Dec
19
Tue
2017
1:00 pm Next Chapter Book Club–Meeting @ Truro Public Library
Next Chapter Book Club–Meeting @ Truro Public Library
Dec 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Next Chapter Book Club--Meeting @ Truro Public Library | North Truro | Massachusetts | United States
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 and continues through December 19. We... Read More
Dec
20
Wed
2017
4:00 pm Children’s Community Garden Grou... @ Truro Public Library
Children’s Community Garden Grou... @ Truro Public Library
Dec 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Children's Community Garden Group with Sustainable CAPE @ Truro Public Library | North Truro | Massachusetts | United States
Children Community Garden Group with Sustainable CAPE Every Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.  Join us for garden adventures at the library. Reflect on the seasonal, local food we have grown ourselves and on how our garden work helps the... Read More
Dec
21
Thu
2017
10:30 am Storytime @ Truro Public Library
Storytime @ Truro Public Library
Dec 21 @ 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.