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735 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02451
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Waltham Public Library


Waltham Public Library Vision
The Waltham Public Library is a fully-funded community hub, fostering a healthy democratic society by providing a wealth of current informational, educational and recreational resources free of charge to all members of the community. The library is known throughout the area for its knowledgeable and friendly staff, welcoming and safe environment, accessibility, convenience, current technology and helpful assistance.

Waltham Public Library Mission
The Waltham Public Library provides the city's multi-ethnic, economically diverse population with popular informational, recreational and educational library resources and services. The library staff selects materials in a variety of formats to meet known and anticipated demand, strives to make the community aware of library services and materials, and endeavors to make those resources accessible to all with friendliness and efficiency.

Currently open!
Monday - Thursday:
9:00 am-9:00 pm
Friday - Saturday:
9:00 am-5:00 pm
1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Ongoing Events & Promotions: 
Waltham Public Library: Wish You Would Hear: 1000 Postcards For The Planet
Wish You Would Hear: 1000 Postcards For The Planet
Tue, 01/15/2019 - 7:15pm to 8:45pm

Wish You Would Hear:  1000 Postcards for the Planet is a visual art project designed to engage and educate people about climate change. We believe that more people would speak out about the urgency of climate change if they understood more about it and connected with what they stand to lose. There are small and/or large actions everyone can take, and we seek to increase the number of people who are engaged with this issue.

For each program, we bring science based educational materials for participants to read and discuss. Our materials are developed with the assistance of members of the international climate change organization 350.org, as well as local scientists. We supply a wide variety of recycled postcards and art materials for collage and drawing, and invite participants to decorate a postcard reflecting their thoughts about climate change. Participants are asked to address a message on the back to whomever they feel needs to hear their thoughts about the planet. Recipients include family members or neighbors, a state legislator, town or city officials, a federal official, or any leader who could be called on to take action on behalf of the earth.

We will use the collected 1000 postcards to construct a three dimensional sculptural installation to be exhibited in several venues around the state. After exhibition, the installation will be dismantled, and the cards will be sent to their addressees.

Presented by Michele Vitti.  Ms. Vitti is a mixed media, collage and book artist and is a member of the Waltham Mills Artists Association.  Download the flyer and feel free to post it on community bulletin boards or share it with friends.

Waltham Public Library: Help Your Young Child Eat Healthy Foods
Help Your Young Child Eat Healthy Foods
Thu, 01/31/2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join us for this discussion with nutritionist Megan Boitano who will talk about ways you can ensure your young child eats - and enjoys - a diet that is healthy and nutritious. For more information, call 781-314-3441. Download or view the flyer, click here.

How to self-publish your novel like a pro with romance novelist Julia Kent
How to self-publish your novel like a pro with romance novelist Julia Kent
Wed, 01/16/2019 - 6:30pm

Julia Kent self-published her first book in November 2012 and in August 2013, she hit the New York Times bestseller list with her 6th title. Since then, her self-published books have reached the New York Times list 4 times, the USA Today bestseller list 18 times, and she's sold more than 2 million books. In this talk, she'll give a history of how she started, why self-publishing is nothing like the stereotypes that persist, and how genre fiction is being shaped by self-publishing in ways that benefit readers (and libraries!).  She'll also be selling her latest book, 'Shopping for a Baby's First Christmas' and donating all proceeds to the Friends of the Waltham Public Library.  Join us for this fun workshop about how to publish your novel - or just come to meet this prolific author.  This is a Waltham Public Library sponsored event. For more information, call 781-314-3441. Click here to view the flyer.

English Language Learning Reading Club - Waltham Public Library
English Language Learning Reading Club
Wed, 01/16/2019 - 7:15pm to 8:45pm

Are you learning English? Do you love to read? Join us for a reading discussion group as we read selected short stories. Recommended English language level: Intermediate to Advanced.
Click here to download the flyer.  Please contact Laura at 781-314-3435 with any questions.
This month's story is 'The Cask of Amontillado' by Edgar Allan Poe.

Waltham Public Library: Developing a Startup Budget Workshop
Developing a Startup Budget Workshop
Wed, 01/23/2019 - 6:30pm

Launching a new business can be an invigorating experience. However, getting caught up in the excitement and neglecting the details can often lead to failure. Over-spending and running-out of cash are very common mistakes. A realistic Start-up Budget helps the entrepreneur stay on track and keep your eyes on the ultimate goal. 
In this workshop you will learn what startup costs are and how to budget for the expenses you will have before your business has any income. This workshop will also help you to determine how much working capital you will need.  To download and share the flyer, click here.
Gloria is a SCORE business counselor and was Director of Finance-Northeast Region - Hearst Television (WCVB TV) at her retirement after a 37-year career.

Waltham Arts+Culture Coalition January Meeting
Waltham Arts+Culture Coalition January Meeting
Tue, 01/22/2019 - 7:00pm

Join us for the next Arts + Culture Coalition meeting. Meet folks from the creative community and share your thoughts on building a vision that supports a more equitable, cultural and creative landscape.  To share or view he flyer, click here.
This meeting is sponsored by Blueprint Projects. For more information, email hello@blueprintprojects.com.