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Walpole Library announces reopening

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Patrons had no idea that the Walpole Public Library’s sudden closure in March would last months. Since closing the doors months ago, staff and patrons alike have been eager to get back to some normalcy - and back into the library. They’ve been able to...

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Ed the Wizard coming to Library

Just because the library is closed doesn't mean that the fun has stopped. On Tuesday, July 14, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m, the Walpole Public Library will be hosting Ed the Wizard in what is sure to be an exciting Zoom program. During the event, Ed the Wizard will teach kids some...

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Summer reading launched at library

The Walpole Public Library has launched its 2020 summer reading program. The 2020 theme shared among libraries across the state is "Imagine Your Story." To participate, children can download the summer reading bingo card here. The bingo card can be used by both independent readers or children being read to during the...

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Library hosting Virtual Musical Baseball Show

The Walpole Library will be hosting a Musical Baseball Show on Monday, June 29, at 7:30 p.m. Performed by former sportswriter Howie Newman, viewers will get to hear some of their favorite baseball tunes, and participate in some ball game trivia. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Walpole Public Library.

Library brings story time home

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Library programming came to a standstill in March when fears of coronavirus loomed over the country. Spring book sales were axed, lectures were postponed, and regularly-scheduled children's programming was cancelled. Among all the constant pondering of when life could resume as normal and how our...

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Local libraries embrace technology

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff The first public library opened in Boston between 1711 and 1725. Since then, to say the least, things have changed. Entering the technological age, libraries have had to make great leaps to ensure they keep up with the profusion of new forms of knowledge. While some may still view libraries as...
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‘1620 – The First Year’ presentation

The real story of the early Pilgrim settlers will be told by historian Christopher Daley in his talk, "1620 – The First Year," when he returns to the Community Room of the Walpole Public Library, located on 143 School Street. The presentation begins at 7:00 on Thursday evening, November 21. Sponsored by the Friends of...
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Walpole jugglers perfect their techniques

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Anyone who has ever watched a juggling act has been mesmerized by the skill and focus of the juggler. Their ability to keep multiple items in the air is impressive. Those who try on their own often quickly discover there is more than meets the eye when it comes to...
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Norman Rockwell program coming to library

Norman Rockwell program coming to library. The art of Norman Rockwell will be featured by Beth Knaus of ArtMatters on Tuesday evening, March 12, at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Walpole Public Library, located on 143 School Street. Part of the Art Series sponsored by the Friends of the Walpole Public...
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Walpole Library commemorates Black History Month

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter Throughout the month of February, the Walpole Public Library has reserved a corner of the children’s section to for an educational display about Black History Month. Featuring a board of notable African Americans from throughout history and a section of accompanying books, the display intends to educate kids about...
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Film critic Burr discusses Oscars

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_31628" align="alignright" width="300"]Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr spoke to a full house last Monday evening at the Walpole Library. Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr spoke to a full house last Monday evening at the Walpole Library.[/caption] On the...
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Library Friends host annual meeting

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The Friends of the Walpole Public Library held their annual meeting in December with Dr. John Warren, Archivist of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as keynote speaker. President Philip Czachorowski summarized the year and recognized retiring officers and board members, as well as the ongoing work of volunteers. Sally Rose was reelected as treasurer...
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Library to present Gershwin program

“The Genius of George Gershwin” will be presented by cultural historian Bruce Hambro at the Walpole Public Library, 143 School Street, on Tuesday evening, January 22, at 7:00. All the important songs of Gershwin and his brother, Ira, as well as George’s classical music, will be covered by audio and movie clips, rare photos, and...
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Frank Sinatra presentation coming to library

“The Life and Times of Frank Sinatra” is a multimedia presentation by cultural historian Bruce Hambro, who will present it at the Walpole Public Library on Thursday evening, October 25, at 7:00. Hambro will cover the phenomenal career of "Ol’ Blue Eyes," as well as the news and gossip that surrounded his relationships, while the...
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Art in the Park winners announced

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The nine-week “READ all about it” Art in the Park summer project officially ended on August 11. Since June 9, the 3D outdoor art installations, based on books of each artist’s choice, had delighted visitors to Bird Park and to the Walpole Public Library’s garden. The effort was sponsored by the Friends...
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Juggling workshop scheduled at library

For thousands of years, people have been entertaining themselves, as well as onlookers, as they seemingly suspend gravity, time, and space while tossing multiple objects into the air, deftly catching and re-tossing them continuously. There is even a depiction of juggling found inside the tomb of an Egyptian prince who was buried around 4000 years...
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Watercolor artist delivers presentation of dreams

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter It may seem risky for a dentist to trade in his three decades of work in the field for a painting career, but that is exactly what award-winning watercolor artist Andrew Kusmin did. At his presentation at the Walpole Public Library on May 2, Kusmin affirmed to the audience...
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Crowes Pasture delivers impressive folk performance

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter In East Dennis on Cape Cod, there’s a small salt marsh called Crowes Pasture. After spending some time in the area, Monique Byrne and Andy Rogovin decided to name their acoustic folk duo after the marsh. Unbeknownst to the Boston-based musicians, Crowes Pasture is an infamous party spot for...
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Walpole Library hosts magical science program

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Oftentimes, we think of magic as something that is whimsical and fueled by wonder. But is science usually thought of in the same way? From Mad Science of Greater Boston, an interactive science program for children, Uma Vadher had a question for the children at the Walpole Public Library:...
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‘Green Politics’ poster exhibit coming soon

Residents of Walpole will have an opportunity during the month of April to view a unique poster exhibit from the collection of Stephen Lewis. The theme of the exhibit, named "Green Politics," is posters about the environment. Many of these posters are from green movements and Green political parties in Europe. The theme of the...
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