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PLEASE NOTE: The library will be closed on Friday & Saturday (June 18 & 19) in observance of Juneteenth.

Current hours: 8:30-4:30 on Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, 11-7 on Tuesday & Thursday, and 9-12 on Saturday. 

Masks Required, regardless of vaccination status. WPL is following school guidelines which require all adults to wear masks. 

Limited Browsing on our Ground Floor is here! You are able to browse Children’s, New Books, Teen, Large Print, Magazines and New AV material (DVDs, audiobooks, & CDs). 

Only our Ground Floor/Parking Lot entrance is open at this time.

Returns are accepted outside this entrance or via the book drop.  

We are also holding many virtual classes/events, offering wireless printing, and loaning laptops. More information is available here.

Librarians are available for assistance over email and phone: 781-314-3425.

Virtual Lego Club
Lego Club on the Lawn!
June 2 & 16 @ 3:30PM

Drop in between 3:30-4:30PM to build, chat, and laugh with friends on the WPL's front lawn! Join the Library's Children's Room Activities Facebook Group or email us at for more info.

Black Women and the ERA
Black Women and the ERA
June 17 @ 7PM

What does the ERA mean to Black women? Join us for a talk by Dr. Mary Phillips for an overview of the ERA's implications, its impact on Black women in particular, and what Black feminists - and popular culture - are saying about it.

Watch Live on YouTube

Virtual Stories Under the Stars with Seana

Put on your PJs and grab your favorite stuffed animal to join Seana for this evening storytime on Zoom. We will read books, sing songs, dance, and even do a little yoga! Join the library's Children's Room Activities Facebook Group or email us at

Summer Storytime on the Lawn
Summer Storytime on the Lawn!
Thursdays @ 4PM

Join your favorite librarians for stories this summer on the library lawn! We will read books, sing songs, and dance outside together! This interactive storytime is recommended for all ages. For updates, join the Library's Children's Room Activities Facebook Group or email us at

Waltham Community Cookbook
Waltham Community Cookbook

The Waltham Community Cookbook is now here! Click here to download the Cookbook for free (7 MB download) and check out what people in Waltham are cooking up!

Mac 101 for Windows Users
Mac 101 for Windows Users
June 23 @ 7PM

While Macs are excellent computers, it can be difficult to transition to them from a Windows background. Join us and learn the main differences between using the systems, how to navigate the Mac folder structure, tips and tricks, and more.
Contact to sign up.

Virtual Magic Show
Magic Show on the Lawn with Mike Bent (all ages)
June 24 @ 6PM

Mike Bent will amaze, delight, and mystify with his magic tricks! Join us on the Library Lawn for an interactive magic show. This program is for all ages. Join the library's Children's Room Activities Facebook Group

WPL 2020 Impact Report
Waltham Public Library's 2020 Impact Report

Despite the many challenges COVID has created, we remain resilient and adaptive, and continue to find creative ways to strengthen and bring our community together. Check out our latest project, the 2020 Impact Report

VIrtual Technology Help
June 21 @ 1 -3 PM

Ask us questions about computers, phones, tablets, & more. Contact to set up your appointment.

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