• RECONSTRUCTION AMERICA: Confederates, Freedmen, and Congress.

    Wednesday, December 15 @ 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. 
    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.
  • Walpole Media TV: Walpole’s Source of Local Programming

    Monday, December 6 @ 7:30 PM via Zoom

    Walpole Media is Walpole’s community access TV station. Tamarah will speak about the types of programming on Walpole Media TV, about the TV studio, how programming is produced, and how to
    access content on-demand. She will also show examples of programs, and will tell about the plans she has to increase local programming and how residents can create their own shows.

    Tamarah Green joined Walpole Media Corporation as the Executive Director in July of 2019.

    Tamarah majored in Communications in college and has extensive experience in community cable TV, having worked in stations in Newton, Wellesley, Watertown, and Concord. She is thrilled to be here in Walpole.

    To participate in this Zoom event, please click here.

    This program is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Walpole Public Library.
  • COA Virtual Book Club

    Tuesday, December 28 @ 3:00 pm

    Join the Walpole COA and the Walpole Public Library for our Virtual Book Club.  This month we are reading Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson. 

    The discussion will be held via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82871681630 on Tuesday, December 28th at 3:00 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.  
     Digital ebooks are available for download via Overdrive.

    Book Club Coordinator/Program Contact: Sal Genovese; sgenovese@ocln.org

    Brief Description:  In the depths of a 19th-century winter, a little girl is abandoned on the streets of Victorian London. She grows up to become in turn a thief, an artist's muse, and a lover. In the summer of 1862, shortly after her eighteenth birthday, she travels with a group of artists to a beautiful house on a bend of the Upper Thames. Tensions simmer and one hot afternoon a gunshot rings out. A woman is killed, another disappears, and the truth of what happened slips through the cracks of time. It is not until over a century later, when another young woman is drawn to Birchwood Manor, that its secrets are finally revealed.

  • Monday Afternoon Book Club

    December 13 at 2:00 PM

    Join us for a book share! Tell us your book suggestions, hear what others are reading and be inspired to try something new. We will also select titles for the upcoming 2022 meetings- bring your suggestions! All are welcome!

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

    The Letter J

    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.
  • Cookbook Club

    Tuesday, December 14 @ 7:00 pm


    Join Steve and Denise at the Walpole Public Library's Cookbook Club meeting! Our theme this month will be "gift foods". Food should be portioned into 20 individual sets and your recipe must come from a cookbook.

    When registering, please provide your name, email address, what cookbook you are using and which recipe you will be making. We will then provide copies of the recipes at the meeting. Please plan to talk about the book you chose and your experience using it. There will be lots of food to take home and we will provide non-alcoholic drinks.

    Click here to register. We look forward to seeing you there! 


  • Walpole Library Evening Book Club

    Thursday, December 9 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.  E-book and e-audio copies available through Libby/Overdrive.

    Brief Description:  Following two families from Pakistan and Iraq in the 90s through to San Francisco in 2016, a comic novel about being Muslim immigrants in modern America.

  • Embroidery Group

    Thursdays @ 7:00 pm

Library Service Update

last updated 10/29/2021

For everyone’s safety:
  • According to the CDC and State guidelines, it is recommended that all unvaccinated persons wear a mask and maintain social distancing.
  • As a courtesy to other patrons, please clean tables and equipment after use.
  • Please do not share food or drinks, while in the library.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Library Fines
Beginning November 1st, the Walpole Public Library will begin charging fines for any items that are returned late.
Books, Magazines, Music CDs, & Books on CDs - 5 cents per day
DVDs and Video Games - 25 cents per day
Museum Passes – 2.50 dollars per day
A full list of our overdue fines and loan periods can be found here.

Library Clerk positions available
The library has two benefits eligible, library clerks positions to fill.  If you are interested in working at the library, you can apply through the Human Resources page on the Town's Website.  The postings for the two positions can be viewed here and here.