Whaling in New England

Many different forms of whaling have been used in Cape Cod. Drift, shore, herding, and artic whaling have all been practiced at one time or another. Each specific form of whaling has a small history connected to it…. Read More

Evanston’s Living History

The Truro Public Library is proud to present Evanston’s Living History. Filmmaker Craig Dudnick (Alice’s Ordinary People) returns to present a screening of the documentary film, which explores the evolution of Evanston, Illinois and the citizens who confronted… Read More

On Equal Terms with Susan Eisenberg

Susan Eisenberg, poet, author, oral historian, and artist,  will use both poetry and prose—her own voice and those of more than thirty other women—to discuss the experiences of women working in the construction trades. Eisenberg was a licensed… 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: 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

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

Martin Pring: 1603 Visitor to Truro

Martin Pring: 1603 Visitor to Truro The Friends of the Truro Library presents Truro Historical Society volunteer and passionate Truro historian Dan Sanders, who will deliver a talk about Martin Pring on Wednesday, October 10, at 6:00 p.m. … 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: 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


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

FOTL Presents: A Revolution of Her Own

FOTL PRESENTS A Revolution of Her Own!  A Story of the American Heroine Deborah Sampson at the Truro Community Center Judith Kalaora, professional educator, actress, and living historian, portrays Deborah Sampson, the first woman to enlist in, to fight… 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

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: 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

Special Guest: Norman Katz

The 100th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s birthday on May 29 has many of us considering the impact of his public service, and his assassination, on our country. The Truro Public Library is pleased to announce that we… Read More

CANCELLED | FOTL Trip to New Bedford Whaling Museum

Join the Friends of the Truro Librarytrip to New Bedford’s Whaling Historical National Park has been cancelled.

Alice’s Ordinary People

The Truro Public Library is proud to present a screening of the documentary Alice’s Ordinary People.  The ordinary people in Craig Dudnick’s 2012 film were civil rights and voting activist leaders who educated and mobilized thousands of people… Read More

20th Anniversary Party!

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… Read More

Chapters: Truro Library through the Years @The Highland House Museum

Chapters: Truro Library through the Years Opening Reception The Truro Library has enjoyed twenty years in its current building, and the Highland House Museum is happy to host an exhibit looking back at the history of the library…. Read More