• Holiday Hours

    Monday, February 21st, 2022 - Presidents' Day


    The Walpole Public Library will be closed on Monday, February 21st in observance of the Presidents' Day Holiday.

    The Library will reopen at 9:30 am on Tuesday, February 22th.
  • Learn About Writing Non-Fiction Children's Books!

    Saturday, January 15, 2022 @11:00 am

    The Eleanor Soosie' Harding Children’s Program



    Jerry Pallotta
    is a local author of 100 children's books! Learn all about Jerry and his background, his inspiration for writing, and how he takes an idea and turns it into a finished book. Families will learn about the writing process and collaboration with illustrators and publishers. Take a glimpse into his many titles including picture books, alphabet, math, 
    and Who Would Win? series.

    All adults and children must pre-register for this event! Click here to register for this event.

    Eleanor 'Soosie' Harding was the first children's librarian at the Walpole Public Library, 1930-1938. This program is made possible by the generous contributions of the Harding Family in memory of their mother and grandmother, Eleanor Harding.
  • Handicapping the 2022 Oscars + Online Viewing Tips

    Thursday, January 27 @ 7:00 PM via Zoom

    To register for this Zoom program, click here.

    Ty Burr, “professional movie goer”, is the Boston Globe’s film critic and cultural columnist, sometimes covering music, theater, books, and the internet. He has been at the paper since July 2002. Prior to that, he wrote for Entertainment Weekly and programmed movies for Home Box Office.

     
    Burr is the author of “Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame” (2012), “The Best Old Movies for Families” (2007), and the e book “The 50 Movie Starter Kit: What You Need to Know if You Want to Know What You’re Talking About” (2012). He is a member of the National Society of Film Critics and the Boston Society of Film Critics. In 2017, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Criticism.  Ty has written articles on film and other subjects for the New York Times, Spin, the Boston Phoenix, and other publications, and he regularly appears on such media programs as WBUR's "Here and Now," WGBH's "Greater Boston," MSNBC News, and NPR's "All Things Considered."
    Ty studied film at Dartmouth College and New York University and is currently an adjunct professor in the Film & TV department of Boston University. He lives in Newton.

    This program is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Walpole Public Library.

  • RECONSTRUCTION AMERICA: Confederates, Freedmen, and Congress.

    Wednesday, February 2 @ 7:00 PM - Hybrid event

     


    The Reconstruction era was the period after the American Civil War from 1865 to 1877, during which the United States grappled with the challenges of reintegrating into the Union the Southern states that had seceded, and with determining the legal status of 4 million newly-freed African Americans. In the wake of the Civil War, Americans were faced with the challenge of rebuilding a society that had been divided by slavery and the political upheaval of war. Small wonder that Reconstruction is often called the country’s Second Founding. To this day the outcomes of the vast political and social changes of the Reconstruction era remain visible across the landscape.

    Dr. Hylander will probe in depth the background and the course of this complex and tumultuous period.
    A limited live audience can be present in the library’s Community Room, 143 School Street.

    To attend in person:  Please follow the Register link.  Mask are required to attend this program.
    To participant via Zoom :  Please follow the Zoom link.
      

    This program is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Walpole Public Library.
     
  • A Long Walk Down a Winding Road - Sam Farmer

    Tuesday, February 8 @ 7:00 PM



    To register for this program:  Please follow the Register link.

    From the unique perspective of someone living on the autism spectrum comes an exceptional book for those who want to carve out better lives for themselves. Interwoven with real stories of personal triumphs, A Long Walk Down a Winding Road offers clear advice and simple steps for overcoming adversity and improving quality of life. The stories and wisdom shared will inspire and empower everyone to pursue greater happiness and success.


    Sam Farmer wears many hats, among these, author, father, husband, musician, computer consultant, and autism spectrum community contributor. Diagnosed late with Asperger’s Syndrome, he writes blogs and articles for various media outlets and presents at conferences and support groups, sharing stories, ideas and insights as to how one can achieve greater happiness and success in the face of challenges and adversity. A Long Walk Down a Winding Road – Small Steps, Challenges, & Triumphs Through an Autistic Lens is his first book.
  • Monday Afternoon Book Club

    January 31st, 2022 at 2:00 PM

    Physical copies are available for lobby pick-up, in-person pick-up, and delivery.  Please call the Circulation Desk at 508-660-7340 for availability. For instant access, download the audiobook on Hoopla.

    Book Club Coordinator/Program Contact: Molly Riportella; mriportella@ocln.org


    Brief Description:  Escaping from an arranged and abusive marriage, seventeen-year-old Lakshmi makes her way alone from her 1950s rural village to the vibrant pink city of Jaipur. There she becomes the henna artist-and confidante-most in demand to the wealthy women of the upper class. But trusted with the secrets of the wealthy, she can never reveal her own...



     
  • AlphaKids


    Join us each week as we offer hands-on activities and crafts based on the letter of the week.  Drop-in sessions on Thursday and Friday mornings.

     
  • Mobile Hot Spots now available for loan




    Includes T-Mobile hotspot, wall charger, instruction sheet, soft-sided case. Hotspots are available to people 18 years and older. Must be picked up and returned to the Walpole Public Library. Do not put in bookdrop.
     
  • Walpole Library Evening Book Club

    Thursday, January 20, at 7:00 pm


    Physical copies are available for lobby pick-up, in-person pick-up, and delivery.  Please call the Circulation Desk at 508-660-7340 for availability.  


    Brief Description:  The Education of Little Tree tells of a boy orphaned very young, who is adopted by his Cherokee grandmother and half-Cherokee grandfather in the Appalachian mountains of Tennessee during the Great Depression. 

  • Embroidery Group

    Thursdays @ 7:00 pm