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  • Free Tax Prep Help with the Westerly Senior Center and AARP February 4th to April 17th Mondays 4 pm to 7 pm Saturdays 10 am to 1 pm AARP membership is NOT required, and the program is open to...
  • Come to the library on Tuesday nights for a knitting, crochet, needlework, and yarn craft club. Bring your project, work on a project with others, share your techniques, learn new skills, or swap...
  •  Celebrate 125 Years of Westerly Library and Wilcox Park with A Tour Through Time March 10, 2017 Tours From 4:15 pm to 6:30 pm $20 per Person includes Tour and Light Refreshments Click Here to...
  • In our free workshop, you will learn to search the millions of original documents in Ancestry Library Edition, and save your finds on the Family Tree provided by Ancestry.com free edition. You...

What's Happening

February 27
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4:00pm - 7:00pm
AARP membership is NOT required, and the program is open to taxpayers of all ages and backgrounds. What you'll need: Social security card and photo ID Copy of last year's tax return Bring ALL tax documents, including Social Security statement If married, both spouses should come....
February 27
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4:30pm - 5:30pm
 Join the  Stonington Free Library and Westerly Library for our first collaborative family reading program, running January 3 – March 31. Both libraries will offer times to drop-in and hear the book read aloud, fun activities and an exclusive movie screening celebration at the end of the program....
February 27
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6:00pm - 8:00pm
This session has been rescheduled for Monday, March 13th. If you are interested in attending, please register by emailing lnelson@janieappleseed.org
February 28
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5:30pm - 7:30pm
Come to the library for a knitting, crochet, needlework, and yarn craft club. Bring your project, work on a project with others, share your technique or learn a new skill, or swap yarn and ideas with fellow yarnies. Join us on the second floor in the Reference Department any time between 5:30 pm...
February 28
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6:00pm - 7:45pm
Demystifying options: How to use simple probabilities for a more secure financial future The second round of this six-part series unbundles the mechanics for reducing cost basis on stocks you own or want to own. Using the Tastytrade research that is free and available to everyone, we’ll take apart...
February 27
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4:30pm - 5:30pm
 Join the  Stonington Free Library and Westerly Library for our first collaborative family reading program, running January 3 – March 31. Both libraries will offer times to drop-in and hear the book read aloud, fun activities and an exclusive movie screening celebration at the end of the program....
March 01
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10:00am - 11:00am
Hop, Skip, Jump, Slide on in for 1 to 3 Year Old Storytime! Join us as we have a fun filled storytime comprised of movement and stories!Parents, Caregivers and children 1 to 3 years old welcome!
March 01
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11:00am - 12:00pm
Our homeschoolers book club is for ages 7 and up. Pre-register online BEFORE January 25th . Our book for this session is "Chasing Vermeer" by Blue Balliett. Books will be provided at the first session, please do NOT read the book beforehand. This session is FULL.
March 02
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10:00am - 11:00am
Stories. rhymes, songs and crafting! Our 3 to 5 Year Old Storytime is happening!Join us each week as we venture into a new theme through stories, craft and more! Parents, Caregivers and children ages 3 to 5 welcome!
March 02
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5:30pm - 7:30pm
All ages and experience levels are welcome. All you need is a desire to learn more about the game of chess. Chess sets and roll up boards will be provided.
March 04
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2:00pm - 3:00pm
A Celebration of Ireland in story and song featuring Phil Edmonds, Kevin Fallon and Mary King. Join us on Saturday, March 4th from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm in the Third Floor Terrace Room at the Westerly Library.    Celebrating Ireland in Story & Song is an all Irish program which...
February 27
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4:00pm - 6:00pm
Come on down to the teen space, where we craft with just about anything on Mondays. Perler beads, duct tape, origami, beads, buttons, and more! Every Monday, drop-in any time between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to get your craftin' on! Pinterested ideas welcome. 
February 27
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4:30pm - 5:30pm
 Join the  Stonington Free Library and Westerly Library for our first collaborative family reading program, running January 3 – March 31. Both libraries will offer times to drop-in and hear the book read aloud, fun activities and an exclusive movie screening celebration at the end of the program....
February 28
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4:00pm - 5:00pm
The eyes have it! The googly eyes that is! We'll be making googly eye rimmed picture frames as our main craft, but maybe some pet rocks with personality or all seeing eye ornaments as well! Don't miss the fun. 
March 01
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5:00pm - 7:45pm
Art Exhibit in the Hoxie Gallery Artist: Barbara Barber This Very Special Two-Month Exhibit runs Wed., Feb. 1st - Sat., March 25th, 2017
March 01
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6:00pm - 7:30pm
March 02
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4:30pm - 5:15pm
Saturday, April 08
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Sunday, April 09
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Sunday, May 21
9:00am - 3:00pm
The 35th Annual Garden Market Fair - a Festival of Plants takes place on Sunday, May 21st, 2017, from 9 am to 3 pm in Wilcox Park.  Vendors from Rhode Island and Connecticut will be selling annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, vegetables, herbs, and garden accessories. There will be a large... Read More
Saturday, May 27
10:00am - 5:00pm
The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce proudly hosts the ... Read More
The Hoxie Gallery, named after William D. and Lavinia B. Hoxie, is a public art gallery that generally displays the work of local area artists. In keeping with the overall mission of the Memorial and... Read More
On Display:
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 to Friday, March 31, 2017