Carpet Installation Update


The main library at 59 Marion Road will be CLOSED for maintenance beginning October 1, 2023.

ALL LIBRARY OPERATIONS will move to the Spinney Memorial Library at 259 Onset Ave until the main library reopens.  Spinney Telephone is 508-291-3095

Library hours at Spinney WILL BE THE SAME as the regular hours (Mon & Thurs, 9 to 5, Tues & Wed 9-8, Fri & Sat 9-3)

There will be NO ACCESS to the main library collections.  SERVICES WILL BE LIMITED at Spinney (ex, limited computer availability, etc.)

You may place holds for items from and SAILS library and pick them up at the Spinney Memorial Library.

Items due dates will be extended until November

ALL ITEMS MUST BE RETURNED to Spinney Memorial Library during this closure.

All story hours, book discussion groups and other library programs will take place at the Spinney Memorial Library.

The main library will reopen once work is completed.  The date is TBD 

Thank you for your patience during this time.  We are looking forward to serving you as best as we can during this time.

Falls Prevention Workshop

Monday, September 25 at 11:00 a.m.

picture of stairsSeptember is falls prevention month.  Come join us here at the library as physical therapists from Physical Therapy U of Buzzards Bay help everyone learn how to keep themselves or someone they care for safer in the home and outside. 

Program includes:

  • Review of why we fall.
  • What we can do to decrease our risk of falls.
  • Individualized fall screenings
  • One on one consultations with a local physical therapist.

Program is free but registration is required.  Register Here or

Call the library at 508-295-2343 x1011 to sign up.  


VIRTUAL PROGRAMS - Registration Required

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PLEASE NOTE: These are virtual programs that will take place via Zoom.  Registrants will receive a link to access the zoom Meeting via email. 

You must register for each program separately.  For a full description of a particular program, click on the registration link or go to our Calendar of Events Page.

Thur, September 28th - 10:00 a.m. - "At The Sports Stadium With NBC Sports Boston/NBC 10's Sports Journalist Trenni Casey" - Register Here

Mon, October 2nd - 7:00 p.m. - "Q&A With Gail Sahar, Author of "Blame and Political Attitudes: The Psychology Of America's Culture War" - Register Here

Tues, October 10th - 7:00 p.m. - "Q&A With historical Fiction Author Denny S. Bryce" - Register Here.

Thur - October 12th - 7:00 p.m. - "Q&A With Mystery Writer Andrea Penrose, Author of "Murder at Merton Library" - Register Here

Tues - November 7th - 7:00 p.m. - "Q&A with Mystery Writer and TV Producer Lee Goldberg" - Register Here

Wed - November 15th - 7:00 p.m. - "Q&A with Author Virginia Pye Discussing "The Literary Undoing of Victoria Swann" - Register Here

Thur, November 30th - 7:00 p.m. - Q&A With Author and Audiobook Narrator, Travis Baldree: Discussing Cozy Fantasy "Bookshops and Bonedust" - Register Here

(Special thanks to the Ashland Public Library for organizing these events)

(Not So) Scary Stories with Big Ryan's Tall Tales

Wednesday, October 4th at 6: 30 p.m.

Picture of a fire pitJoin the Wareham Free Library and the Wareham Land Trust at Whitlock's Landing (150 Glen Charlie Road) for an evening of stories, laughs, fire pit and S'mores.  It's great fun for the entire family as Big Ryan tells his tales for young and old.  Program is free but registration is required.  Bring your lawn chair and be ready to have some fun.  (sponsored by Friends of the Wareham Free Library and the Wareham Land Trust)

Register Here for the event

(In case of bad weather, program will take place at the Spinney Memorial Library 259 Onset Ave)


Transparent Language Class

A Photo of a globe and world map with various languages in speech bubblesFRIDAY, SEPT. 29th, 1-2:30pm

Join us to learn how to set up your FREE online account and begin to explore this excellent database and app to kick-start your language exploration.

Learn from the over 100 languages available, including Spanish, French, and American Sign Language.  

Tutorials are short - you can do several at a sitting if you're so inclined - engaging & simple!

This wonderful online learning tool adjusts to your individual learning needs and progress.  Appropriate for beginner to intermediate learners OR for advanced language learners desiring refresher options.  

You can also download the app and take the learning with you when you travel or vacation - super convenient!

Please click HERE to sign up.

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Click HERE to see how our reference department can assist you with an upcoming computer class or one-on-one assistance.



Open to all and held monthly!

Books are available for check-out at the Circulation desk.

Man in cowboy hat looking down, face obscuredMystery Book Club 

Meets third Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m.

The next meeting is at the SPINNEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY on October 17th.

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Non Fiction Book Club

Meets 4th Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

The next meeting is September 27th.

HURRAH FOR hoopla!

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We recently added a variety of popular publications to our hoopla Magazines BingePass, including US Weekly, In Touch, and Star.


Mondays 10-11am & Wednesdays 1:30-2:30pm

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Beach Calligraphy Talk and Slide Show

Friday, September 29th at 7:00 p.m.

Picture of Andrew Van Der Merwe and beach calligraphySouth African Calligrapher, Andrew van der Merwe has pioneered a new and very different form of calligraphy.  In this slide show/ lecture, he will show and tell how it all began, the discoveries he made, and the tools and techniques he developed.  He'll also talk about the strange and wonderful world of Asemic Writing, how the beach calligraphy affected his usual calligraphy practice, as well as how it affected him psychologically. 


Program is free and no registration required.  Sponsored by Mass Scribes and the Wareham Cultural Council.  Doors to the library will open at 6:30 p.m.


How creative is Wareham? We'd like to find out.

Beginning April 2023 and ending December 31, 2023, we challenge you to grab your familes, friends, co-workers, and anyone else you can think of to WRITE or DRAW your version of an EXQUISITE CORPSE!

Pale blue background with assorted graphics (horse, moon, orange moth, tree, fish, etc.) with poem    Poem against b&w background graphics (noise, noodles, beachball, sombrero, boy running, sandcastle) with poemPale blue background with assorted graphics (skyscrapers with clouds, bicycle, house, wave, etc.) with a poem









This wickedly fun activity doesn't require any ONE person to be responsible and the results are hilarious - similar to a MadLibs game!

Forms for your corpse and the rules may be accessed by clicking HERE.

Check out the story behind the gruesome (but appropriate name) at this SITE.

Pictures on this page show the current corpses provided by our WFL staff.


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