Category Archives: EVENTS

Mah Jong at the Library

Have you played, or would you like to learn to play Mah Jong? There is a small group of novice players that meet on Tuesdays at 1:30 at the Walpole Library. If interested, please stop in and join the play or simply watch to see what you think. No need to be intimidated!

Boston Post Cane – 5/31/23

Great Decisions Discussion Group – 5/15/23


Tonight at 6:00 p.m. in the Walpole Town Library

Ambassador Stapleton Roy presents:

“Sino-American Relations: Past, Present & Future”

All are welcome to join this “Great Decisions” discussion group either in person in the Library’s Hubbard Meeting Room or via Zoom. For the Zoom link, please contact Jane Malmberg in advance of the meeting:

Great Decisions – 5/15/23

If you had trouble reading the pdf, this might work better. – Lil

“Great Decisions”

Monday, May 15, 6:00 p.m. 

Ambassador Stapleton Roy presents:

“Sino-American Relations: Past, Present & Future”

In just one week, on Monday, May 15, Ambassador J. Stapleton (“Stape”) Roy will lead our “Great Decisions” public forum in the Walpole Town Library. You won’t want to miss Ambassador Roy’s presentation: “Sino-American Relations: Past, Present & Future.” 

The Ambassador will be joining via Zoom, and there will be an opportunity for questions and discussion following his presentation.

Ambassador Roy has immersed himself in the study of China and modern Asia throughout his long career. A fluent Mandarin-speaker, he rose to become a three-time United States Ambassador, serving in Singapore, the People’s Republic of China, and Indonesia. In 1996, he was promoted to the rank of Career Ambassador, the highest rank in the U.S. Foreign Service. In 2008, Roy was named director of the Kissinger Institute for Chinese-U.S. Studies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, where he is now Founding Director Emeritus and a Distinguished Scholar. (Tonight he is attending Kissinger’s 100th birthday celebration!)

Suggested reading is the Foreign Policy Association’s article “China and America: Back to the Future,” by David Lampton, which is available at the library. A copy can be emailed to you upon request by contacting Jane Malmberg, Library Director: 

Also available at the library is the DVD “Great Decisions,” with a 30-minute Master Class on China & the United States.

All are welcome to join this public forum at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, May 15, either in person in the Hubbard Meeting Room at the Walpole Town Library or via Zoom. For the Zoom link, please contact Jane Malmberg in advance of the meeting:

Sue Kibbe

Memorial Day Parade – 5/29/23

Selectboard announced that there will be a parade on the 29th at 11:30.

Crafternoon at the Library – Thursdays

Reminder: Help Our Trails Tomorrow – 4/29/23

Saturday, April 29, 20239 am – 12 pm

This is a reminder that the Walpole Trail Committee’s Help Our Trails Day is tomorrow, Saturday, April 29.  Volunteers should meet at Town Hall by 9 am.  There will be donuts and coffee.  Our Trail Committee members have identified areas on Walpole trails that are in need of trail work.  We’ll divide our volunteers into small teams and send the teams out to tackle various maintenance projects on our town’s trails.

Please dress for trail work and bring your own water, bug repellant, work gloves, and hand tools (clippers, loppers, hand saws, etc.) if you have them.  Do not bring chain saws or power tools.  Litter bags will be provided.

We think and hope that the rain forecast for tomorrow will mostly hold off until the afternoon. Just in case there are rain showers, it would be a good idea to bring rain gear.

If you haven’t signed up yet and plan to attend, it is recommended that you RSVP to, so that you will receive any last minute information.

We look forward to seeing you on Help Our Trails Day!

​Wendy Grossman

​Walpole Trail Committee

Spring Birding in May

Hydrant Flushing – 4/26 & 4/27/23

Important information. Be sure you get the whites washed before then. – Lil

Hydrant flushing will be performed this week, Wednesday 4/26 and Thursday 4/27.

Walpole Players Present – 5/12-5/20/23