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  • Celebrate Margaret Wise Brown’s Birthday with us at the Bunny Statue in Wilcox Park! We will read the Runaway Bunny, Sing ‘Happy Birthday’ and play a few games in her honor! Mike Markowitz will be...
  • Summer Reading is coming soon! Readers of all ages can join in. You can join a Summer Reading Program at one of our desks depending on your age: Those Birth-Entering 5th Grade can join our Children's...
  • Text Message Alerts for Ocean State Libraries' Cardholders, powered by Shoutbomb With the library's Shoutbomb text messaging service, you can use your mobile phone to: Receive text notices about...
  • 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...

What's Happening

May 24
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6:00pm - 7:45pm
Join us for a book talk and signing with author Harriet Grayson, aka Anastasia Goodman, about the Battle of Stalingrad. The Battle of Stalingrad is a featured event in her Sasha Perlov novels. Books will be available for purchase.
May 25
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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.
May 25
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6:00pm - 7:00pm
We all have data that we need to think about, organize, and draw useful conclusions from.  Whether it be a personal or household budget, something for work, or planning for holidays, spreadsheets are often the most useful ways to look at and organize any amount of data quickly. In this class, we'll...
May 25
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6:15pm - 7:15pm
Join Dr. Sally Machin, a Naturopathic Physician at Natura Medica in Mystic, for a two-part lecture series for women of all ages on achieving hormone balance. This second talk will help you to understand eating and lifestyle for hormone health.  
May 27
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10:00am - 5:00pm
The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce proudly hosts the ...
May 28
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10:00am - 5:00pm
The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce proudly hosts the ...
May 25
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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.
May 27
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10:00am - 5:00pm
The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce proudly hosts the ...
May 28
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10:00am - 5:00pm
The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce proudly hosts the ...
May 29
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9:00am - 8:00pm
May 29
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10:00am - 12:00pm
June 01 to June 24
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9:00am - 8:00pm
Welcoming Rhode Island, an initiative of Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island, is proud to host the first installment of its traveling Welcoming RI Exhibit at Westerly Public Library from June 1 to 24, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The featured stories represent a...
May 24
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3:30pm - 5:00pm
Come on down to the teen space, where we craft with just about anything on Wednesdays. Perler beads, duct tape, origami, beads, buttons, and more! Every Wednesday, drop-in any time between 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to get your craftin' on! Pinterested ideas welcome. 
May 25
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3:45pm - 5:00pm
Join us for a team-based competitive version of the online game Geoguessr! Show off your geography skills by figuring out where on the world map the game places you. Practice online here before the big event: https://geoguessr.com/maps/world There will...
May 25
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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.
May 25
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6:15pm - 7:15pm
Join Dr. Sally Machin, a Naturopathic Physician at Natura Medica in Mystic, for a two-part lecture series for women of all ages on achieving hormone balance. This second talk will help you to understand eating and lifestyle for hormone health.  
May 26
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4:00pm - 5:00pm
Come earn volunteer hours for helping the library! We'll be discussing all kinds of ideas and more--including planning some exciting new programs. Help us make this the best year yet for teens! As usual, snacks will be provided. 
May 27
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10:00am - 5:00pm
The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce proudly hosts the ...
Saturday, May 27
10:00am - 5:00pm
The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce proudly hosts the ... Read More
Sunday, May 28
10:00am - 5:00pm
The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce proudly hosts the ... Read More
Monday, May 29
10:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday, June 03
10:30am - 2:00pm
Family Housing Support- Spring Stroll A Thon- and Park Scavenger Hunt. Come find the Fairy Houses, Stroll the Park and enjoy this community event while raising funds to help families in need of Emergency Housing. Come on your own or bring a TEAM! All Proceeds go to FHS mission to fund apartments... 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:
Monday, May 1, 2017 to Thursday, June 1, 2017