Author Talk: Sandy MacFarlane, SWIRLING CURRENTS

Swirling Currents: Controversy, Compromise, and Dynamic Coastal Change During one remarkable day early in 2017, more than two hundred of the highly endangered North Atlantic right whales, nearly half of the entire world’s population, entered Cape Cod Bay… Read More

Author Talk: Stephen Kinzer

Author Talk: Stephen Kinzer on The Poisoner in Chief The bestselling author of All the Shah’s Men and The Brothers tells the astonishing story of the man who oversaw the CIA’s secret drug and mind-control experiments of the 1950s and ’60s…. Read More

Author Talk: Sarah Blake

Author Talk: Sarah Blake on The Guest Book The Guest Book follows three generations of a powerful American family, a family that “used to run the world.” And when the novel begins in 1935, they still do. Kitty and… Read More

Author Talk: Jane Leavy on THE BIG FELLA

Author Jane Leavy on: The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created Join us for a talk by Jane Leavy on baseball legend Babe Ruth. He lived in the present tense—in the camera’s lens. There was… Read More

Meet Middle School Author KATE ALLEN

In Kate Allen’s new book, The Line Tender, Lucy tends the line to her loved ones with the help of her art, some caring adults, and her connection to the natural world, namely the ocean. By exploring the… Read More

The Ballston Beach Poets: A Sense of Place

Join us for a reading by the Ballston Beach Poets, exploring the theme of “A Sense of Place”—be it physical, emotional, geographical, or something else. Their work ranges from the edgy to the tender, from the mythic to… Read More

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

Author Talk: Juliette Fay

Juliette Fay —“one of the best authors of women’s fiction” (Library Journal) — transports us back to the early days of Hollywood as three friends struggle to earn their places among the stars of the silent screen. It’s… Read More

Capitalism: the Future of an Illusion, with Prof. Fred Block

Capitalism: The Future of an Illusion with Professor Fred L. Block Fred Block’s latest book, Capitalism: The Future of an Illusion (University of California Press, 2018), explains how U.S. politics got caught in a loop that alternates between center-left… Read More

Local Author: J.J. Dutra

Truro Public Library is most pleased to host a reading by local author J.J. Dutra on Tuesday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m. Ms. Dutra will read from her new book, Dead Low Tide, second in a late-1930s Provincetown… Read More

Author Talk: Mary T. Prenon

Mary T. Prenon is one strong woman. In 1998, she vowed to lose fifty pounds no matter what it took. Nineteen years later, she finally achieved her goal and is ready to share her story with the world…. 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

Author Talk: David Corn

 “Russian Roulette” —David Corn talks about his new book on interference in the 2016 election. The Truro Public Library and the Friends of the Truro Meeting House welcome veteran Washington journalist and political commentator David Corn to the… Read More

Author Talk: James F. Simon

Professor James Simon will talk about his new book Eisenhower vs. Warren: The Battle for Civil Rights and Liberties.  In Eisenhower vs. Warren, described in multiple reviews as a page-turner, prize-winning legal historian James F. Simon examines the… Read More

Trump and the Law:  A Conversation with Steve Wasby

“Trump and the Law:  A Conversation with Steve Wasby” We are pleased to host a conversation with Steve Wasby on “Trump and the Law.”  Trump is not the only president to have controversial interactions with the law, and… Read More

Writers’ Symposium with David Levithan (author of Every Day and Will Grayson, Will Grayson)-a Young Adult and Middle Grade author Meet and Greet!

Calling middle- and high-schoolers, calling adults! Are you a YA or middle years fiction fan? Do you love to write? Do you sometimes wonder how writers do it?  What drives and inspires them, provides discipline, and feeds ideas?… Read More

Collaborating with Wendy Watson

Collaborating with Wendy Watson Clyde Watson presents a program about the life and work of the late illustrator & author Wendy Watson, & their collaboration on award-winning children’s books.

Author: JAMES CARROLL

Join us for a reading and book signing with author James Carroll! From National Book Award-winning writer James Carroll comes a novel of the timeless love story of Peter Abelard and Héloïse, and its impact on a modern… Read More

Author Talk: Sam Kafrissen

Sam Kafrissen will read from his latest novel, The Missing Films: A Doherty Mystery. PI Doherty is back—but his closest friend is missing. Hired by the man’s business partner and generously paid to find him, Doherty finds himself… Read More

“Edible Wild Plants and Mushrooms in and around Truro” –with Russ Cohen

We are pleased to present wild edibles enthusiast Russ Cohen to tell us about “Edible Wild Plants and Mushrooms in and around Truro.”  Truro and other towns on the Outer Cape are home to over 70 species of… Read More

Author Talk: John J. Clayton and Sharon Dunn

John J. Clayton reads from MINYAN: Ten Interwoven Stories Each story is shaped around a member of a small Tuesday morning prayer group in Brookline, Massachusetts. These men and women face loss, doubt, anger, brokenness, longing and love. Clayton… Read More

“Aldren A. Watson’s Waterfront New York” with Clyde Watson

“Aldren A. Watson’s Waterfront New York” Clyde Watson (editor) will share her father’s beautiful and historically rich collection of watercolors, based on 1920s and 1930s photographs taken by his own father and depicting the part of the city… Read More

War Torn: Stories of Courage, Love, and Resilience

Join us for a book talk and book-signing event with Kenneth E. Miller, author of War Torn: Stories of Courage, Love, and Resilience. Kenneth E. Miller, a psychologist and an international expert on the impact of armed conflict… Read More

Robert Allison: Benjamin Franklin and the Invention of America

Find out how a runaway Boston apprentice became one of the most influential and famous men of his age. Historian Robert Allison will explore both the celebrated and lesser known aspects of founder Benjamin Franklin’s remarkable life on… Read More

Author Talk: Terri Arthur

Ms. Arthur presents Edith Cavell, the subject of her historical novel, Fatal Decision: Edith Cavell WWI Nurse.  A century ago during World War I, Edith Cavell, a British nurse and head of a Belgian Hospital and Nursing School,… Read More

Author Talk: Dick Cluster– Kill the Ampaya!

Kill the Ampaya! is a collection of Latin-American baseball stories edited and translated by Dick Cluster, who will read from the stories and answer questions about Latin-American baseball history, the authors, his process, and more. This book has… Read More

The Sweet Spot and Beyond– with Amy Baltzell

The Sweet Spot and Beyond: The role of Sport Psychology Mental Skills, Positivity, and Mindfulness for Optimal Performance We’re thrilled to have special guest Dr. Amy Baltzell visit the Truro Library. The sports psychologist and former Olympian will… Read More

Author Talk: Stephen Kinzer –@First Parish Church/Truro Meeting House

Local author and journalist Stephen Kinzer talks about his new book, The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire. We are pleased to co-sponsor this event with the Friends of the Truro Meeting House…. Read More

Author: Robert Finch

Two years after treating us to the work in-progress, Robert Finch returns to read from The Outer Beach: A Thousand-Mile Walk on Cape Cod’s Atlantic Shore. Mr. Finch writes of the Outer Beach, “No other place I know… Read More

Poetry: Jon Loomis

Alien abduction, reincarnation, earthquake, love, death, middle age, children, the end of the world—Jon Loomis’s new collection covers a lot of ground. From the quiet and contemplative lyric voice of “The Past” and “If I Come Back” to… Read More

British thriller authors Zoe Sharp & John Lawton

Of Zoe Sharp’s heroine Charlie Fox, Lee Child said “If Jack Reacher were a woman, he’d be Charlie Fox.” Action thriller author Sharp and historical espionage thriller author Lawton are currently on a short tour of the United… Read More

Poet: Hilde Oleson

Poet: Hilde Oleson Why? Local poet Hilde Oleson’s new book of poetry is a testament to learning, to the “unknowable,” and to the perspective ninety-plus years can give one on all of the above–whether or not she has… Read More

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