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Discover the beautiful towns of Westerly, RI and Stonington, CT.

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  • Have you ever seen a velocipede (an early form of the bicycle?) How about a copy of the Misquamicut Purchase (which conveyed the land that includes Westerly to European settlers?) What about some of...
  • Studio Rhode Westerly is here! We are offering programs that bring technology and arts together. We hope that these programs will bring the community and artists together and put individuals in touch...
  • 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...
  • Last chance to take the Tour through Time! Back by popular demand! Celebrate our 125th anniversary by touring the original building and learning about the many changes that have happened over the...

What's Happening

September 23
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9:00am - 12:00pm
On the second and fourth Saturday of the month, from June through October, bring your gardening questions and/or soil samples to Wilcox Park.  URI Master Gardeners will test your sample as you wait, and provide suggestions for improvement.  They will provide research and experienced based answers...
September 23
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10:00am - 11:30am
On the fourth Saturday of the month, from June through October, come take a walk around Wilcox Park.  URI Master Gardeners will show you the native gardens and plants in the Park.  Tours begin with a history of the Park and an introduction to native plants.  We'll make a loop around the Park,...
September 23
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1:00pm - 3:45pm
Want to learn the nuts and bolts of running for office? At our "Getting Ready to Run" training, we will teach local activists who are passionate about working families values how to run a campaign for state or local office. This training is not just for candidates, but for anyone who wants to help...
September 26
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10:00am - 2:00pm
September 26th is National Voter Registration Day, and we are taking part by registering voters right here at the library.  The presidential election passed, though, so why register in 2017? Easy answer: States, cities, counties and towns have big elections this fall. Primaries for next year’s...
September 26
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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...
September 26
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6:00pm - 7:30pm
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...
September 23
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10:00am - 11:30am
On the fourth Saturday of the month, from June through October, come take a walk around Wilcox Park.  URI Master Gardeners will show you the native gardens and plants in the Park.  Tours begin with a history of the Park and an introduction to native plants.  We'll make a loop around the Park,...
September 27
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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!
September 27
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11:00am - 11:45am
***PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS FULL *****   Our homeschoolers book club is for ages 7 and up. Pre-register online BEFORE September 12th . Our book for this session is "Capture the Flag" by Kate Messner. Books will be provided at the first session, please do NOT read the book...
September 27
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5:30pm - 7:30pm
Everyone is an artist, so bring your art to our next Pop-Up Museum! A Pop-Up Museum is a temporary exhibit made by people who want to participate! Bring an item that fits the theme (this one is art,) fill out a label and display it with your item, and check out all of the other items on display!...
September 28
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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!
September 28
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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.
September 23
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9:00am - 12:00pm
On the second and fourth Saturday of the month, from June through October, bring your gardening questions and/or soil samples to Wilcox Park.  URI Master Gardeners will test your sample as you wait, and provide suggestions for improvement.  They will provide research and experienced based answers...
September 23
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10:00am - 11:30am
On the fourth Saturday of the month, from June through October, come take a walk around Wilcox Park.  URI Master Gardeners will show you the native gardens and plants in the Park.  Tours begin with a history of the Park and an introduction to native plants.  We'll make a loop around the Park,...
September 26
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3:30pm - 4:30pm
Join our Writer's Workshop every other Tuesday in the Roberts Room of the library. All writing experience levels welcome! This is a space for YOU to decide what to write, how to write it, and why you write it. There will be prompts, snacks, and time to read for everyone.
September 26
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6:00pm - 6:45pm
Meditation group--all ages and experience levels are welcome! Join us in the Terrace Room of the Westerly Library on Tuesday evening from 6:00 - 6:45 pm.
September 27
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5:30pm - 7:30pm
Everyone is an artist, so bring your art to our next Pop-Up Museum! A Pop-Up Museum is a temporary exhibit made by people who want to participate! Bring an item that fits the theme (this one is art,) fill out a label and display it with your item, and check out all of the other items on display!...
September 27
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6:00pm - 7:45pm
Saturday, September 23
9:00am - 12:00pm
On the second and fourth Saturday of the month, from June through October, bring your gardening questions and/or soil samples to Wilcox Park.  URI Master Gardeners will test your sample as you wait, and provide suggestions for improvement.  They will provide research and experienced based answers... Read More
Saturday, September 23
10:00am - 11:30am
On the fourth Saturday of the month, from June through October, come take a walk around Wilcox Park.  URI Master Gardeners will show you the native gardens and plants in the Park.  Tours begin with a history of the Park and an introduction to native plants.  We'll make a loop around the Park,... Read More
Tuesday, September 26
10:00am - 2:00pm
September 26th is National Voter Registration Day, and we are taking part by registering voters right here at the library.  The presidential election passed, though, so why register in 2017? Easy answer: States, cities, counties and towns have big elections this fall. Primaries for next year’s... Read More
Friday, September 29
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Westerly Library is celebrating Banned Books Week from September 24th-30th! Join us as we Read in the Park on September 29th -- drop in any time between 2:00 and 6:00pm! During Banned Books Week,... 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, August 23, 2017 to Saturday, November 25, 2017