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Pumpernickel Puppets put on sensational show

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff “I think once you’ve seen a puppet show, you’ve seen them all,” said one mom at Thursday February 20th’s Pumpernickel Puppet Show at the Walpole Library. “But I don’t know if I’d consider this just a puppet show.” The Pumpernickel Puppet Show has become notorious for being much...
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Kaufman captivates Walpole kids

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff It isn’t often that children’s events at the library leave both kids and parents relaxed. Normally, they involve activities and loud, interactive songs that seem to make every kid practically burst with energy. The session of the Baby and Toddler Jam at the Walpole Library on Friday,...
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Senior Moments chorus carols in Walpole

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff On Saturday, December 14, visitors came to the Walpole Library to enjoy some seasonal carols. Though this is a normal sight throughout the holidays, this chorus was made completely of people above the age of sixty. Together, this chorus presented a memorable holiday concert perfect for all ages. Every member...
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Walpole learns about pilgrims’ first year

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Each year, families gather around the table to share a Thanksgiving feast. Sometimes, the meal is filled with the warm feelings of being reunited with loved ones. Other times, it’s tense, and one phrase from exploding. Whatever your Thanksgiving experience is, there’s a good chance that it’s going better than what...
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Clerici Quartet waltzes into Walpole Library

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Saturday, the Carol Hunt-Clerici Chamber Music Series presented the Clerici Quartet, which performed “Musical Dances From the Minuet to Tango” in the community room of the Walpole Library. Composed of four musicians, Emilian Badea, Betsy Hinkle, Rebecca Thronblade and Guiomar Turgeon, the group played music from countries...
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Walpole kids read to Cody

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff New readers can be a bit reluctant when it comes to stretching their reading skills. But sometimes, it can be helpful to read with a friend. It can be even more helpful when that friend’s only goal is to receive cuddles and attention. On Wednesday, October 16, kids and their parents...
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Tougias tells of Bounty’s rescue

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff People are often drawn to stories of heroic rescues and beating impossible odds. It’s obvious that this is true, given the number of people who came to the Walpole Library on Wednesday, October 16, to hear the story of the Bounty. Michael J. Tougias, an author of numerous genres, told the...
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Dorion talks process, Walpole Library exhibit

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter If you were to ask Phil Dorion for help with your photography, you would probably start by asking him about lenses, camera brands and photo manipulating software. This would be a terrible decision, as you would be committing one of the mistakes Dorion sees as being so prevalent...
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Hula La brings islands to Walpole

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter The problem with most kids’ concerts is that no matter how good your music is, a child’s attention span isn’t long enough to keep them from squirming, getting bored, asking for your phone, or lashing out. But on Tuesday at the Walpole Library, Hula La had the answer for...
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Shalin and Babineau provide baseball memories

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Last Monday night at the Walpole Library, Mike Shalin and Steve Babineau spent the better part of an hour telling Red Sox, Bruins, and, to a lesser extent, New York Yankees stories to an intrigued audience that included former Red Sox manager Joe Morgan. Babineau has spent decades...
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Children’s entertainer Peasley makes Walpole debut

[caption id="attachment_33505" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Peasley holds up one of her letters looking for a verb that starts with “D” Photos by James Kinneen Peasley holds up one of her letters looking for a verb that starts with “D” Photos by James Kinneen[/caption] By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Wednesday morning...
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Butterflies migrate to Walpole Library

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Summer has almost begun. People’s yards are full of bright, beautiful flowers. The trees are once again full of vibrant green leaves. Migrating birds have returned to the area to make their nests. Bees are buzzing as they carry pollen from one flower to another. If you look outside, you may...
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The legacy of Dickinson’s editors

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff When she died in 1886 at the age of 55, Emily Dickinson left behind her family, her home, a number of diaries, and a couple thousand poems. Before her death, Dickinson had requested that her younger sister, Lavinia, destroy all of her correspondence, her diaries, and the remainder...
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Rachel Revere recalls riveting story

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Every Bostonian knows the story of Paul Revere and his midnight ride, thanks to the poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. To alert the city of the where British troops were traveling from, Revere rode his horse to the Old North Church, knowing the devised signal: “One if by...
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Walpole seed bank opens for spring

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Last Tuesday night, the Walpole Library held its sixth annual seed swap, an event where community members are invited take whatever non-GMO seeds they want for free, with the only catch being that they’re supposed to donate seeds at the end of the season to restock the library....
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Walpole Library hosts desert STEAM event

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_32459" align="alignright" width="300"]Molly from Walpole looks on as Kara Dean helps her make a rice cactus. Molly from Walpole looks on as Kara Dean helps her make a rice cactus.[/caption] After having made recyclable towers last week, and with their...
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Walpole Library welcomes women’s posters

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Anyone who has visited the Walpole Library in the last few weeks will have noticed that books are no longer the only thing lining the walls. New to the library are numerous posters that have taken up residence in its halls. These colorful posters are all designed by different artists,...
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North Sea Gas rocks Walpole Library

By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Contributor Love is a precious thing, I’m told. It burns just like West Virginia coal. But when the fire dies down it’s cold. There ain’t no ash will burn. On September 13, dozens of spirited concert-goers at the Walpole Library let their voices ring out in harmony with Scottish folk group North Sea...
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Ed the Wizard wows at Walpole Library

By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter Young children came to the Walpole Library last Monday to watch Ed the Wizard perform feats of magic using his cauldron and regular household items. The event, which kicked off the summer reading program at the library, had about 50 people in attendance watching the science-based magic show, “Ed the Wizard and...
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Tougias speaks on Cuban Missile Crisis

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter Author Michael Tougias gave a talk about his new book, “Above and Beyond,” to dozens of people at the Walpole Library on Tuesday, June 12. The book, which is focused on President John F. Kennedy and the U-2 pilots during the Cuban Missile Crisis, is one of 28 books Tougias...
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