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‘Parachute Play!’ delivers afternoon fun

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter After perusing the shelves for a new book to check out, the children sat in front of the Children’s Programming Room in the Walpole Library. The glass doors were closed, but as the clock’s hands inched closer to 1:30 p.m., the children peered through the glass, watching Walpole Coordinated...
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Crowes Pastures playing Walpole Library

Acoustic duo Crowes Pasture plays live in Walpole on Wednesday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. Monique Byrne and Andy Rogovin bring leather-and-lace harmonies to classic and contemporary folk music in a style that draws from old-time, folk, and bluegrass traditions. Sponsored by the Friends of the Walpole Public Library, the performance will be held in...
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Library exhibits ‘Green Politics’

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Although climate change is a controversial topic in the United States, many countries around the globe have agreed that it is happening and is negatively influencing the planet. In the past few decades, activist groups have attempted to raise awareness for global warming and the need for environmental protection....
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St. George art to adorn library

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The late William St. George, local artist and former cable TV host, will have some of his paintings exhibited in the Walpole Library during the month of November. The paintings will show his versatility, exemplified in his paintings of horses, portraits, and landscapes of Walpole and surrounding area. The paintings will be displayed...
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Community gathers for annual road race

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter By 9 a.m., the sun was shining, but the thermometer read 28 degrees Fahrenheit. It wouldn’t get much warmer throughout the course of the day, making November 11 a record cold one. But that didn’t stop a group of fierce walkers and runners from participating in the annual road race...
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The story of man’s best friend…

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter “I was not a dog person,” began author, Peter Zheutlin, at his talk about rescue dogs at the Walpole Public Library. “I loved dogs, as long as they were someone else’s dogs.” Zheutlin’s opinion was soon to change, though, when he and his family adopted Albie, a rescue Lab from...
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St. George art to adorn library

The late William St. George, local artist and former cable TV host, will have some of his paintings exhibited in the Walpole Library during the month of November. The paintings will show his versatility, exemplified in his paintings of horses, portraits, and landscapes of Walpole and surrounding area. The paintings will be displayed in the...
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Walpole Library showcases Potters Place

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter The Walpole Public Library is a wonderful space, and the librarians and those who work there do an exceptional job making it an even lovelier space by offering different art exhibits, children’s art, and in some cases, pottery. Recently featured in the Library’s display cases was work from Potters...
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‘Creative Mixtures’ makes STEM exciting

By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Many people say that the future lies in STEM - that is, science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Considering the technologically-dependent world in which we live, it might just be true. In order to instill an early love of what can sometimes be perceived as “boring” or simply unreachable due to complexity,...
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Walpole Library hosts blood drive

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Experiences with giving blood range drastically. Some have never given at all, and don’t know their blood type. Some give consistently every two months, doing the absolute maximum they can. No matter what end of the spectrum Walpole residents might be on, the Blood Drive held roughly every four...
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Library hosting ‘Tea with Emily Dickinson’

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The Walpole Library will be hosting “Tea with Emily Dickinson on Saturday, March 4, at 11 a.m. Poet Emily Dickinson continues to fascinate and baffle her readers as they try to understand how this shy and quiet woman could be so passionate and poetically articulate about the world around her. The community is welcomed...
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Barns of Walpole presentation upcoming

The Walpole Historical Commission & the Walpole Historical Society will present a free PowerPoint presentation featuring the Barns of Walpole on Thursday, February 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Walpole Library. The Walpole Historical Commission is conducting a survey of the current barns of Walpole. The presentation will verify how many barns currently exist, what...
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Hylander brings ‘Christmas Carol’ to life

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter An absolute classic, it is nearly impossible to get through the holiday season without some version of Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol.’ Whether it’s the actual novella, or one of the many film adaptations including traditional renderings, comedic approaches such as ‘Scrooged,’ or even animated versions like ‘Mr....
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Library upgrades A/V equipment

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The Walpole Public Library has installed a new state-of-the art projector and screen in the Community Room. According to Salvatore Genovese, Library Director, the new ceiling-mounted projector and the screen as well as the sound are controlled from a single point, so presenters can easily and quickly turn on the system without having...
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Poster exhibit comes to Walpole Library

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Residents of Walpole and surrounding towns will have a chance to see a unique poster exhibit that is being staged at the Walpole Public for the month of November. The theme of the exhibit is “Ban the Bomb” and features anti-nuclear posters from several countries. The posters are from a collection of more than...
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ArtMatters presents ‘The Renaissance’ in Walpole

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By James Ensor Hometown Weekly Reporter On Tuesday night, September 27, over twenty people gathered to hear a presentation on the Renaissance by Beth Knauss of ArtMatters. She began with a discussion on how art got to where it was at the beginning of the Renaissance. Bibles were illustrated, battle armor was painted and...
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Mary McAvoy at the Walpole Library

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By James Ensor Hometown Weekly Reporter Part of the summer music series put on by the Friends of the Walpole Public Library, local girl Mary McAvoy gave a stunning performance on the evening of Thursday, August 25. The 2007 Walpole High graduate, who then went on to the University of New Hampshire, played acoustic...
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Shaughnessy impresses Walpole Library crowd

By Edward Sheehan Hometown Weekly Correspondent On Monday, August 15, Boston Globe sports columnist Dan Shaughnessy gave an engaging talk at the Walpole Public Library. Shaughnessy was just awarded the J. G. Taylor Spink Award by the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown for his journalistic work. Monday, he spoke about baseball and his experience...
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Frisbee champion takes center stage

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By James Ensor Hometown Weekly Correspondent Two-time freestyle Frisbee world champion Todd Brodeur is now on tour. He made an appearance at Walpole Library on Monday morning from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., and put on quite a show for dozens of kids. “Ultimate Frisbee is huge these days and I coach a team...
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Youth yoga in the Walpole Library

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By James Ensor Hometown Weekly Reporter The children’s section of the Walpole Library may not represent your traditional gym, but the program room was transformed into a paradise of aerobic exercise between 1-2 p.m. on Thursday, August 11. Yoga for Children has arrived in Walpole, and it has arrived in a big way. This...
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