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Walpole Public Library hosts mystery novelists

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter On February 27, authors Hank Phillipe Ryan and Hallie Ephron visited the Walpole Public Library to uncover the mystery behind writing mystery novels. Ryan, an investigative reporter for Channel 7, and Ephron, a former elementary teacher and college professor, are both self-proclaimed late bloomers in the writing world. Ryan and...
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The legacy of Walpole’s Old Town Hall

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter While it is now home to over 25 thousand people, in 1881, Walpole’s population hovered around two thousand. In that very year, the town spent a grand total of $29,322.65 to build what is one of Walpole’s most beloved buildings: Old Town Hall. On February 21, the Walpole Public...
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Rodgers and the Walpole Public Library

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Mount Rushmore is one of America’s national monuments that attracts millions of visitors each year. While the enormous sculpture features the faces of four U.S. presidents who had the greatest impact on the country, lecturer Bruce Hambro suggests there should be four different faces carved into the mountainside. “Richard Rodgers,”...
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Walpole engages in ‘Storytelling for All’

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter From infancy, we learn how valuable a good story is. We’re sung to as we fall asleep, and read to throughout the day. As toddlers, our overactive childhood imaginations were always looking to create a story with the help of toys and dolls. Storytelling is imbedded inside of us,...
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Library displays stained glass kaleidoscope art

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Winter in New England can often be a dreary season. Arctic temperatures trap us indoors, the sky is black with night before we even sit down for dinner, and oftentimes, we look up at a sky full of bleak gray clouds during the daytime. Which is precisely why local...
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Chris Trapper enriches library’s music scene

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter The Walpole Public Library hosted a special musical performance open to the public on January 18. Singer, songwriter, and storyteller Chris Trapper played a casual and intimate show to share his songs and the stories that inspired them. The Westwood-based musician performs as the lead singer for The Push Stars...
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Andy & Judy to play Walpole Library

Folk duo Andy & Judy will entertain at 7 p.m. on Thursday evening, January 25, in the Community Room of the Walpole Public Library, 143 School Street. Part of the Music Series sponsored by the Friends of the Walpole Public Library, admission is free and all are welcome. More details are available at www.walpolelibraryfriends.org. New...
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Chris Trapper to play Walpole Library

Last year at this time, Chris Trapper entertained a large and enthusiastic audience at the Walpole Public Library, so the Friends are pleased to have him return on January 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room. Chris Trapper, a storyteller in song, is a local resident, but with his soulful, honeyed tenor, sly humor...
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A Bird’s-eye view on park history

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Since it opened in 1925, Bird Park has secured a spot in the hearts of those who grew up and lived in and around Walpole. There are many who still remember the swimming pool that opened for the hot summers before it was transformed into one of the ponds that...
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Children gobble up parachute fun

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter The Walpole Public Library provided a morning of fun on November 17, as Yvette Sammarco from the Walpole Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Programs (Walpole CFCE) welcomed children to listen to a story, play with a massive multicolored parachute, and participate in a Thanksgiving craft. [caption id="attachment_23284" align="alignleft" width="600"] Read more

Hurwitz works for Girl Scout Gold

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter While we all love the taste of Thin Mints and Caramel deLites, there’s much more to Girl Scouts than the cookies. For the Girl Scouts who remain dedicated to the program, they learn courage, confidence, and character to benefit our world and those in it. As she goes for...
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Walpole addresses Alzheimer’s and discusses dementia

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Alzheimer’s is one of those cruel and heartbreaking diseases that has an impact on more than just the person suffering from it. It affects the lives of family and friends, too. While there is not yet a cure for Alzheimer’s and dementia, Julie McMurray from the Alzheimer’s Association came...
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Artist Scotti displaying at library

Artist Diane S. Scotti will be showing two special exhibits at the Walpole Public Library this month. The first, in the large common room area, is a large-works show of some related and unrelated subjects. Two 3x3-foot canvases of starlings in flight are alongside eggs, which are nestled in their beds of straw. The second exhibit...
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Community partakes in discussion beyond measure

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Students’ pressure to perform well is met with increasing rates of stress, depression, and anxiety. The emphasis on perfect grades and the need for an after-school calendar full of extracurricular activities are two ingredients to set a student up for failure. Administrators, teachers, and parents of Walpole Public Schools...
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North Sea Gas to play library

Scottish folk trio North Sea Gas will return to the Community Room of the Walpole Public Library on Monday, September 18, at 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Walpole Public Library, all are welcome and there is no charge to attend. More details can be found at www.walpolelibraryfriends.org. North Sea Gas (Ronnie MacDonald,...
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International political posters inspire library goers

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Politics will probably always be something that sparks disputes, but visitors at the Walpole Public Library’s Community Room can all agree that Stephen Lewis’s collection of international political posters is both interesting and impressive. The exhibit, titled “Art For a Cause,” features a couple dozen of political posters from...
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Walpole Library blood drive welcomes donors

By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter While it may be uncomfortable or time consuming, donating blood is indisputably a selfless act that can save lives. Though not every person is eligible to donate, those who are make it a point to donate whenever they possibly can. The Red Cross made making a difference convenient for local residents...
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Library to feature poster exhibit

A new exhibit at the Walpole Public Library can best be described as “Art that wears its politics on its sleeve.” The exhibit consists of posters from several countries, and the causes they espouse are many. Posters on display are about issues like the Spanish Civil War, migration, anti-fascism, Angolan independence, censorship and other subjects. In...
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LEGO story time unleashes imaginations

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter LEGOs are more than just building blocks for hands-on science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) activities. Although the tiny plastic parts are sure to injure a bare foot if they’re stepped on, LEGOs are also guaranteed to ignite one’s creativity and ingenuity. At the Walpole Library’s LEGO Story...
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Evening Garden Club presents library donation

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Norwood Evening Garden Club president, Nancy Costa, presents Salvatore Genovese, Director of the Walpole Public Library, with a gift to be used for the purchase of garden books for the library. Each year, the Club alternates its gift between Walpole Library and Norwood’s Morrill Memorial Library to enhance the collection of gardening and...
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