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

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  • Back by popular demand! Celebrate our 125th anniversary by touring the original building and learning about the many changes that have happened over the years. See areas that are normally not...
  • As part of our Green Saturdays series, we are delighted to host a talk by Mary Grande from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Fish and Wildlife Division. Mary will talk about the...
  • As part of our summer-long Green Saturdays series, Kim Calcagno from The Audubon Society of Rhode Island will speak about the many programs and services they provide, and their efforts to "protect...
  • 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...

What's Happening

July 21
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3:30pm - 5:30pm
Join us for a 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 Build a Better World, like the Summer Reading theme,) fill out a label and display it with your item, and check out all of the other items on...
July 21
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6:00pm - 10:00pm
The United Theatre, in partnership with Westerly Library & Wilcox Park presents the second movie of the 2017 Movies in the Park series; Disney's Moana. Join us on Friday...
July 22
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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...
July 22
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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,...
July 22
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2:00pm - 3:30pm
As part of our Green Saturdays series, we are delighted to host a talk by Mary Grande from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Fish and Wildlife Division. Mary will talk about the many interesting projects carried out by the DEM in our state, such as tracking...
July 25
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9:00am - 12:00pm
Join the Watch Hill Memorial Library and Improvement Society and Ethan Gilsdorf for a six-week writing workshop. In these fun and inspirational writing workshops, you will learn the skills to write a story about your life experience, and turn your memories into a coherent narrative with lasting...
July 21
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3:30pm - 5:30pm
Join us for a 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 Build a Better World, like the Summer Reading theme,) fill out a label and display it with your item, and check out all of the other items on...
July 21
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6:00pm - 10:00pm
The United Theatre, in partnership with Westerly Library & Wilcox Park presents the second movie of the 2017 Movies in the Park series; Disney's Moana. Join us on Friday...
July 22
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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,...
July 22
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2:00pm - 3:30pm
As part of our Green Saturdays series, we are delighted to host a talk by Mary Grande from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Fish and Wildlife Division. Mary will talk about the many interesting projects carried out by the DEM in our state, such as tracking...
July 24
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10:00am - 11:00am
Come join us for some toe-tapping fun, with this participatory/interactive music program for parents and kids, birth to 5 years old.
July 25
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10:00am - 11:00am
***PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS AT CRAIG FIELD*** Fiddle N' Fun is an independent music education program designed for young children. We provide unique, hands-on learning experiences through singing, movement, instruments, and much more! Owned and operated by a certified music...
July 21
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3:30pm - 5:30pm
Join us for a 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 Build a Better World, like the Summer Reading theme,) fill out a label and display it with your item, and check out all of the other items on...
July 21
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4:00pm - 4:45pm
These days, we're absolutely overloaded with information and it's almost impossible to tell what is true and what is fake! Join us in the Teen Space to try your hand at weeding through the nonsense, and learn some tips and tricks to spot and STOP fake news! As always, snacks will be provided!
July 21
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6:00pm - 10:00pm
The United Theatre, in partnership with Westerly Library & Wilcox Park presents the second movie of the 2017 Movies in the Park series; Disney's Moana. Join us on Friday...
July 22
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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...
July 22
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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,...
July 22
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1:00pm - 2:30pm
**This program is full** Back by popular demand! Learn a different style of makeup each week. Signing up is a four week commitment, and you get to keep your makeup at the end. Space is limited, so register today. To register, email Kelsey at kmatthews@...
Friday, July 21
6:00pm - 10:00pm
The United Theatre, in partnership with Westerly Library & Wilcox Park presents the second movie of the 2017 Movies in the Park series; Disney's Moana. Join us on Friday... Read More
Saturday, July 22
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, July 22
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
Wednesday, July 26
2:00pm - 3:00pm
 ***THIS EVENT IS FULL***   Art in the Park! Wednesdays | June 28th - July 26thPre- Registration Required This 5 week workshop will have your kiddo enjoying outside time and exploring several mediums of art from painting to sculpting and more. We will touch on art history as we... 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, June 7, 2017 to Friday, June 30, 2017