Remembering the People of Grover Cronin

Grover Cronin Store
Join Philip Cronin at the Waltham Public Library on Monday April 6th at 7:00 pm for memories of Grover Cronin’s. Philip, one of the storied Cronin family, will be giving a talk on his years with the store and the people there who made it a success for so many years. He has donated thirty years of the Grover Cronin Compass to the Library’s Local History Room, and the thirty volumes will be there for you to browse through. Come join us for a fascinating talk and reception with coffee, tea and cookies!
posted by Janice

Laura’s favorite things about the library during the first three months of 2009

1. Well, Todd did steal my first one at the succesful Video Game program, but I’m happy to say that we had 15 teenagers rocking it out to Rock Band in our lecture hall during February vacation.

2. Succesful Bright Lights programs, such as cake decorating, Health Care assistance for retirees, poetry writing, and “What Do We Do with Rest of our Lives”. We’re looking forward to knitting classes, watercolor classes, beauty tips, and our first daytime book club.

3. The wonderful support of the school librarians and allowing me to participate in their book clubs at the high school and McDevitt Middle School.

4. Our new Facebook page!

5. Books that I have on hold that I’m waiting to read: Barbie and Ruth by Robin Gerber; The Help by Kathryn Stockett; The Wikipedia Revolution by Andrew Lih; Flannery by Brad Gooch

6. Bonus The Dewey Decimal Number 796.357 (Baseball) because opening day is less than a week away!

posted by Laura

Todd’s favorite things about the library during the first three months of 2009

1.  We had our first Video Game Night (which was a huge success)!

2.  AV got in a bunch of great new CDs (IMHO) including  Dillinger Four, Marked Men, and Off With Their Heads.

3.  Computer classes are being offered again thanks to the folks at SAHELI.

4.  Thanks to the Friends of the Waltham Public Library, we are about to have three new laptops  (which will bring the number circulating laptops up to 6 just as soon as I am finished getting them ready).

5.  While browsing the new releases, I discovered The Pirate’s Pact: the secret alliances between history’s most notorious buccaneers and colonial America by Douglas R. Burgess, Jr.

posted by Todd

International Mirth Month

The merry month of March is set aside to encourage more mirthful moments.   Come see the library’s humor display on the first floor across from our Circulation Desk.

international mirth month link

New Yorker Cartoons

humor and health

be happy at the WPL

WPL is now on Facebook

Facebook Logo

The Waltham Public Library now has a Facebook Page! If you are a member of Facebook please become a fan and show your support of the library. View upcoming events, look at photos and watch relevant videos such as this one: (also featured on YouTube)

And don’t forget, the library is on twitter too!

Tax Help Update

There was an article on, regarding additional filing help for tax payers. Information can be found in the blog post from last week regarding filing taxes.