• Black Flags, Blue Waters

    Tuesday, October 30th at 7:00 pm

     
    Set against the backdrop of the Age of Exploration, Black Flags, Blue Waters reveals the dramatic and surprising history of American piracy’s “Golden Age”—spanning the late 1600s through the early 1700s—when lawless pirates plied the coastal waters of North America and the Indian Ocean. In this talk and slide presentation, bestselling author Eric Jay Dolin illustrates how American colonists at first supported these outrageous pirates in an early display of colonial solidarity against the Crown, and then violently opposed them. Dolin depicts the star pirates of this period, among them towering Blackbeard, ill-fated Captain Kidd, and sadistic Edward Low, who delighted in torturing his prey. Upending popular misconceptions and cartoonish stereotypes, Black Flags, Blue Waters provides a wholly original account of the seafaring outlaws whose raids reflect the precarious nature of American colonial life.  


     
  • Food for Fines Month

     
    During the month of October, the Walpole Public Library will accept non-perishable food donations to the Walpole Food Pantry instead of payment for library fines.
     
    Food for fines does not forgive fees for lost books and missing pieces.
     
  • Check It Out!

    What's new at the Walpole Public Library

    Walpole Public Library Saturday hours.
    With the beginning of the school year, the Walpole Public Library's Saturday hours return.  Library hours on Saturday are 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

    Digital New York Times.
    Follow the link and create an account to enjoy 72 hours of continuous access of the digital version of the New York Times.  

    Library Winter Hours now in effect
    The Walpole Public Library is now open on Saturdays from 10AM to 3PM.

    Wireless printing now available!
    Upload documents directly from your laptop or home computer to print at the Walpole Public Library.  Check out our Wireless Printing Instructions for more details on how to set up an account and how to upload your documents.

     
  • Friends of the Walpole Public Library

    Upcoming Programs and Events



     
    These programs are made possible by the generous
    support of the Friends of the Walpole Public Library
  • Walpole Public Library Evening Book Group

    Next meeting is 11/01/2018 @ 7:00 pm in the Pinnacle Room [2nd floor]

     
    The Walpole Public Library Evening Book Group meets every 6 weeks on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm for 90 minutes.  Discussion includes the current selection and books in general.

    Join us on Thursday, October 25, as the group discusses The Rules of Civility by Amor Towles.  Copies of the book are available at the main Circulation desk.  Call 508-660-7340 for any questions or for more information.