• Letter and Spirit: the Rants, Chants, and Coos of a Literary Musician

    Wednesday, May19, 2021, at 7:00 pm via Zoom

    Letter and Spirit:  the Rants, Chants, and Coos of a Literary Musician will be presented by Regie Gibson via Zoom, at 7:00 on Wednesday evening, May 19th. Sponsored by Friends of the Walpole Public Library, viewing is free. Click the following link to register:  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYrceCgqzgpH9FPjIpGQebneUOW0-vIUikt


    Literary Performer, actor & educator, Regie Gibson, has lectured and performed in the U.S., Cuba, and Europe. Representing the U.S. in Italy, Regie competed for and received both the Absolute Poetry Award in Monfalcone and The Europa in Versi Award in LaGuardia di Como. He’s received a Mass Cultural Council Poetry Award, is a Brother Thomas Fellow, and has received two Live Arts Boston Grants to develop his first play, The Juke: A Blues Bacchae. He has composed texts for The Boston City Singers, The Mystic Chorale, and Boston’s Handel+Haydn Society. He performs regularly with Atlas Soul – a world music ensemble, and Shakespeare to Hip-Hop – an education and performance program integrating classical & modern texts into English curriculums. He has served as a think-tank member and consultant for both the National Endowment for the Arts “How Art Works” initiative and for the “Mere Distinction of Color”, an exhibit at Montpelier, the historic home of President James Madison, examining the legacy of slavery and the U.S. constitution. Regie and composer Guy Mendilow are the recipients of a grant from Combined Jewish Philanthropies to produce two more episodes of their performed podcast Radio Play(s) in which a significant and timely theme is unpacked using poetry and music. Regie teaches for both Emerson College and Clark University, and is the proud dad of a newly minted Eagle Scout.

Library Services

last updated 4/6/2021

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Walpole Library is limiting the number of patrons in the building in accordance with State Guidelines for the safety of the public and staff.  All patrons will be counted as they enter and exit the building.  Building occupancy is currently set at 30 patrons.  More information about the virus can be found on the Town of Walpole's web site, https://www.walpole-ma.gov/covid19


For everyone’s safety:

  • All staff and patrons over the age of two will be required to wear face coverings at all times while in the library.
  • Please keep a distance of at least six feet between yourself, other patrons, and library staff.
  • Please clean tables and equipment after use.
  • Use of meeting rooms will be prohibited at this time. 
  • Lobby pick-up and home delivery service will continue for patrons who do not wish to enter the building.
  • All returns will be quarantined for two days before they are checked in fine free.
  • The library is not accepting book donations at this time.
  • Because capacity is limited, please leave the library promptly after concluding your visit.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Regular Hours
The Walpole Public Library is open for its normal operating schedule of 59 hours, 4 evenings and 6 days a week. 

Holds Pick-up
Patrons can order materials from any library in the Old Colony Library Network for pick-up at the Walpole Public Library.  Interlibrary loan and ComCat ordering of materials is also available.

Study Rooms are now available for individual use
The study rooms at the Walpole Public Library are now available for individual use only.  For the time being we are limiting usage to 2 hours per person per day.  Please call the Reference Desk at 508-660-7341 to reserve a study room.

Library Technology
Library Internet workstations, copier, fax and public scanner are all available for use.

Lobby Pickup of Library materials
The Walpole Public Library continues to offer no contact lobby pickup of library materials. If you are interested in picking-up library materials in the lobby, please contact the Circulation Desk at 508-660-7340 to set up a pickup time. 

Delivery of Library materials
No contact home delivery of library materials continues to be availlable to Walpole residents. If you are interested in receiving library materials via delivery, please contact the Ciruclation Desk at 508-660-7340 to arrange a home delivery.  Library materials are delivered on non-holiday Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  We can only provide delivery inside the town of Walpole.