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Waltham Public Library
735 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02451
(781) 314-3425
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Waltham Public Library

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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.

Hours: 
Currently open!
Monday - Thursday:
9:00 am-9:00 pm
Friday - Saturday:
9:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday:
1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Ongoing Events & Promotions: 
Waltham Public Library Always Young (At Heart) Adult Book Club: Chemistry Lessons by Meredith Goldstein
Always Young (At Heart) Adult Book Club: Chemistry Lessons by Meredith Goldstein
Wed, 02/13/2019 - 7:15pm

This month's book: Chemistry Lessons by Meredith Goldstein
Do you still love reading young adult (teen) novels, even though you were in high school before Harry Potter received his letter from Hogwarts? Join us for Always Young (At Heart) Adult and share your love of YA literature with other adults. The Wednesday night book club meets once a month at 7:15. Books are available 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!  To view or download the flyer, click here.

English Language Learning Reading Club: 'Bartleby the Scrivenber' by Herman Melville
English Language Learning Reading Club: 'Bartleby the Scrivenber' by Herman Melville
Wed, 02/20/2019 - 7:15pm to 8:30pm

Are you learning English? Do you love to read? Join us for a reading discussion group as we read selected American Short Stories. Tonight we are reading, 'Bartleby the Scrivener' by Herman Melville. Recommended English language level:
Intermediate to Advanced. Please contact Laura at 781-314-3435 with any questions.

Waltham Public Library: The Third Son with Local Author Julie Wu
The Third Son with Local Author Julie Wu
Wed, 02/27/2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Julie Wu's historic fiction novel, The Third Son, is set in post-WWII Taiwan, a time of great upheaval and danger. Join us for a talk about this book's setting, its dark history, and meet the author of this compelling story. Taiwanese treats will be served. This is a Waltham Public Library sponsored event.  For more information, please call 781-314-3441. To view or download the event flyer, click here.

All About Arsonists: Why They Do It and How They Get Caught - Waltham Public Library
All About Arsonists: Why They Do It and How They Get Caught
Wed, 05/01/2019 - 6:30pm

Ever since humans first discovered fire, there have been people who just can't get enough. Arsonists who strike matches for fun may start small, but then escalate to blazes that can endanger whole neighborhoods. What makes these firebugs tick and how do they get caught? Join author Joanna Schaffhausen for some hot, headline-grabbing cases, including one solved by a clever FBI profile and another where the cops nabbed the arsonist red-handed only to find this was just the beginning of the puzzle. Our program includes a mystery for YOU to solve, complete with clues...and hints. This is a Waltham Public Library sponsored program. For more information, please call 781-314-3441.  To view or download the flyer, click hereNOTE: This event was originally scheduled for February 12th and was postponed due to snow.