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735 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02451
(781) 314-3425
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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 closed
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 Presentation: Worried About Climate Change?
Worried About Climate Change?
Wed, 11/14/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Are you concerned about climate change?  Wondering if there's something you can do about it?  Join us for a presentation with Elders Climate Action and Mothers Out Front.  Find out what you can do as an individual to help combat this threat.  For more information, call 781-314-3441. Download the flyer and please share. 

Waltham Public Library Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer's: Early Detection Matters
Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer's: Early Detection Matters
Tue, 11/13/2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Learn the early signs of Alzheimer's Disease to help determine whether you or someone you love should seek medical help regarding memory loss and behavior changes.  This program is sponsored by the Waltham Public Library.  For more information call 781-314-3441.  Our speaker, Doug Peck, is Director of Community Partnerships at Seniors Helping Seniors and an ambassador volunteer with the Alzheimer's Association.  Feel free to download the flyer and share.

Papercraft with Sande at Waltham Public Library Trustees Room
Papercraft with Sande
Sat, 12/01/2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Back by Popular Demand! Sande Chisolm will teach us how to create beautiful origami doll dresses and origami wreaths!  This program is open to all ages.  Just in time for the holidays. Download the flyer and share!

Waltham Public Library: Initiating Inspiration Book Group/Boy Erased: A Memoir by Garrard Conley
Initiating Inspiration Book Group/Boy Erased: A Memoir by Garrard Conley
Mon, 11/26/2018 - 7:15pm to 8:45pm

This month's book: Boy Erased: A Memoir by Garrard Conley
We will discuss the book Boy Erased which is now a movie starring Nicole Kidman.  This book discusses the struggle of a young man who is outed to his parents at the age of 19. Deeply religious, his parents want to "cure" him. Read how he comes to terms with his family, his religion and his identity.  Download the flyer and share!

The Initiating Inspiration Book Group meets every other month on the fourth Monday of the month at 7:15 pm. The purpose of the Waltham Library/Agape partnered Initiating Inspiration Book Group is to offer a thoughtful mixture of self-empowering and spiritually inspired pieces of literature which are read and then discussed in a welcoming, safe and social setting.
Books are available on a first come first serve basis at the First Floor Circulation Desk during the month before the meeting. The book club is open to everyone. No registration required. We always provide snacks!