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Adult Events

July 26, 2017

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
Audience: Adult, Kids

July 26, 2017

8:00pm - 10:00pm
Free show from Colonial Theatre! Shows run Tuesdays through Sundays at 8pm.
Audience: Adult, Teen

July 27, 2017

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.
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

July 27, 2017

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Whether it be something as simple as typing a letter, or as complex as writing a novel, everyone needs to make use of a word processing program at some point.  For people who don't use one regularly, the sheer variety of options and commands that are offered can be completely overwhelming,... Read more
Audience: Adult

July 28, 2017

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Beat the Heat the last Friday of every Month this Summer! Join us for a Free Family Movie in the Auditorium from 3pm-5pm. June 30th - Beauty & the Beast (2017) July 28th - The Lego Batman Movie August 25th- Boss Baby
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

July 29, 2017

2:00pm - 3:30pm
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 birds, other wildlife and their habitat through conservation, education and advocacy... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

July 31, 2017

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.
Audience: Adult, Teen

August 01, 2017

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... Read more
Audience: Adult

August 01, 2017

2:00pm - 5:00pm
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... Read more
Audience: Adult

August 01, 2017

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... Read more
Audience: Adult

August 01, 2017

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... Read more
Audience: Adult

August 01, 2017

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.
Audience: Adult, Teen

August 01, 2017

8:00pm - 10:00pm
Audience: Adult, Teen

August 03, 2017

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.
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

August 03, 2017

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... Read more
Audience: Adult

August 03, 2017

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 6-7:30 p.m. - Westerly's Wilcox Park URI's Jazz Concert Series will be performing the week of August 1-4 in honor of the University of Rhode Island's 125th Anniversary.  This talented group of musicians will spend a week performing community concerts... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen
6:00pm - 7:30pm
LEARN the LANGUAGE of IRELAND 6 pm – 7:30 pm at Westerly Library.  Come to the second floor Reference Area. Special Summer Classes will be held on the FIRST and THIRD Thursdays of July and August. Classes are FREE and open to the public. Beginners welcome! Class from 6:00 to 6:30 pm is... Read more
Audience: Adult

August 04, 2017

10:15am - 11:00am
  Here's a great opportunity to teach young ones to communicate their needs or communicate with others! Each session focuses on a popular story and we will showcase simple and useful signs that go along with it! Program is recommended for ages 1-5 Members of the Frank Olean Center STEPS Program... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids

August 05, 2017

2:00pm - 3:00pm
As part of our Green Saturdays series, we are delighted to host Steve from the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, in Mystic,  who will speak about their wildlife rehabilitation efforts and give some tips on what YOU should do if you come across a wounded animal.... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

August 08, 2017

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... Read more
Audience: Adult

August 08, 2017

2:00pm - 5:00pm
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... Read more
Audience: Adult
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Afternoon Book Group This month's selection: "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel Kirsten Raymonde will never forget the night Arthur Leander, the famous Hollywood actor, had a heart attack on stage during a production of King Lear. That was the night when a... Read more
Audience: Adult

August 08, 2017

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... Read more
Audience: Adult

August 08, 2017

6:00pm - 7:00pm
New to using computers?  We're well aware of how frusturating and intimidating it can be to catch up with new technology, especially when everyone else seems like an expert. In this class on basic computer use, we'll cover how to use a mouse or touchpad to interact with a computer, and perform a... Read more
Audience: Adult

August 08, 2017

8:00pm - 10:00pm
Audience: Adult, Teen

August 10, 2017

4:00pm - 8:00pm
Library will be closing at 4 pm for the Tour through Time
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

August 10, 2017

6:00pm - 7:30pm
New to using computers?  We're well aware of how frusturating and intimidating it can be to catch up with technology, especially when everyone else seems like an expert. In this class on basic computer use, we'll introduce you to the Windows 10 desktop, learn a bit about files and programs and how... Read more
Audience: Adult

August 12, 2017

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
Audience: Adult, Teen

August 12, 2017

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
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

August 12, 2017

2:00pm - 3:00pm
As part of our Green Saturdays series, Celeste from the Rhode Island Beekeeper's Association will join us to for what is sure to be a buzzworthy event! As concern over the dwindling honeybee population is mounting, and the RI Beekeeper's Association (RIBA) is a wonderful group for... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

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