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  • For every Large Pizza purchased during the month of April, Providence Coal Fired Pizza will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Westerly Library & Wilcox Park.
  • 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...
  • The exhibit in the Hoxie Gallery for the month of April celebrates artists of all abilities and shines a light on autism. Come see the remarkable work of area artists of all ages who have chosen to...
  • The Born to Be Wild Nature Center are bringing their birds of prey to the Westerly Library on Saturday, May 20th at 1 pm. "BTBW Nature Center is dedicated to the conservation of birds of prey through...

What's Happening

April 24
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6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ever had an idea you've wanted to actually build or design?  Join us for these once a month workshops, to learn how to use modeling and design software.  Individuals of all levels of experience are welcomed.
April 25
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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...
April 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...
April 26
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10:30am - 12:00pm
Please register for this free Life Reimagined Checkup! Sometimes life takes you in a different direction than where you thought you’d go. But it’s never too late to make a change—and we can guide you. Now is the time for you to dust off a few dreams. At a free Life Reimagined...
April 26
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6:00pm - 7:30pm
  Join us for a presentation on preparing for and surviving retirement from author Nora Hall. Retirement guarantees that couples are going to face new relationship issues. The old rules, the hours, the daily habits…suddenly it all changes and affects both partners. How does a wife...
April 27
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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.
April 26
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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!
April 27
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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!
April 27
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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.
April 29
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10:00am - 11:00am
THIS EVENT IS FULL Join us for a real tea party like no other as Alice and the Mad Hatter conduct their party of nonsense and whimsy. Tea, Treats, Games and more will make for a WONDERful morning in Wonderland here at the library. This program is brought to you by the 125th...
April 29
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11:30am - 12:30pm
THIS EVENT IS FULL   Join us for a real tea party like no other as Alice and the Mad Hatter conduct their party of nonsense and whimsy. Tea, Treats, Games and more will make for a WONDERful morning in Wonderland here at the library. This program is brought to you by the 125th...
May 03
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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!
April 24
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6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ever had an idea you've wanted to actually build or design?  Join us for these once a month workshops, to learn how to use modeling and design software.  Individuals of all levels of experience are welcomed.
April 26
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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. 
April 27
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3:30pm - 4:30pm
Interested in the news? Want to share ideas with other newsies? Need to exercise those debate skills? Come join the News Crew! Bring articles, topics to discuss, and be prepared to talk through our differences of opinion with respect for and an eagerness to learn from one another.
April 27
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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 02
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6:00pm - 6:45pm
Meditation group--all ages and experience levels are welcome! Join us in the Auditorium of the Westerly Library on Tuesday evening, January17, from 6:00 - 6:45 pm.
May 03
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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. 
Friday, April 28
10:00am - 11:00am
Join us for an early Arbor Day celebration and a tree planting to celebrate our 125th year!
Saturday, May 13
10:00am - 11:30am
On the second Saturday of the month, from May through October, come take a walk around Wilcox Park.  URI Master Gardeners will show you the 9 Champion Trees plus the other trees in the RI Big Tree Registry and other note-worthy specimens in the Park.  Tours begin with a history of the Park and an... Read More
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