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Adult Events

April 24, 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

April 25, 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

April 25, 2017

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... Read more
Audience: Adult

April 26, 2017

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... Read more
Audience: Adult

April 26, 2017

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... Read more
Audience: Adult

April 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

April 27, 2017

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... Read more
Audience: Adult

April 29, 2017

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... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids

April 29, 2017

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... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids

May 01, 2017

6:00pm - 7:45pm
Vanessa Venturini is an URI Extension Educator and the State Program Leader for the URI Maste Gardener Program. Learn some steps which will allow you to have a beautiful lawn and garden while contributing to clean waterways. She will discuss the value of adding clover to your lawns and the use of... Read more
Audience: Adult

May 02, 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

May 02, 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

May 02, 2017

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.
Audience: Adult, Teen

May 04, 2017

1:00pm - 3:30pm
May the force be with you on May the fourth! It's Star Wars Day, so celebrate with a screening of the latest Star Wars movie, Rogue One. It is rated PG-13 and contains sci-fi violence and action. From Google: Former scientist Galen Erso lives on a farm with his wife and young daughter Jyn. His... Read more
Audience: Adult

May 04, 2017

5:00pm - 7:45pm
Do you receive SSI or SSDI? Would you like to work but are concerned that working could affect your benefits? If so, this session may be for you... Do you receive SSI? If you earn more than $30,000 per year and keep your Medicaid, would you consider working? Do you receive SSDI? Would you work if... Read more
Audience: Adult

May 04, 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

May 04, 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 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

May 09, 2017

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Afternoon Book Group This month's selection: "The Nightingale" by Kristen Hannah In love we find out who we want to be. In war we find out who we are. FRANCE, 1939 In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She... Read more
Audience: Adult

May 09, 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

May 09, 2017

6:00pm - 7:00pm
The internet is one of the most powerful tools that we use in our everyday lives.  From streaming videos, to doing research, to keeping in touch with our family, it touches all parts of our life, and is a constant companion that it seems like everyone else just assumes you know how to use.  When... Read more
Audience: Adult

May 11, 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

May 11, 2017

6:00pm - 7:00pm
The internet is one of the most powerful tools that we use in our everyday lives.  From streaming videos, to doing research, to keeping in touch with our family, it touches all parts of our life, and is a constant companion that it seems like everyone else just assumes you know how to use.  When... Read more
Audience: Adult

May 11, 2017

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 first talk will help you to understand your menstrual cycle.  
Audience: Adult, Teen

May 13, 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

May 13, 2017

12:00pm - 3:00pm
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

May 13, 2017

12:30pm - 12:30pm
Learn how to needle felt! Join us in the Reference Department for another of our popular needle felting workshops with instructors Kaydie and Amanda. This time we will learn how to make a hummingbird using basic needle felting techniques. All supplies will be provided. Space is limited and pre-... Read more
Audience: Adult

May 16, 2017

6:00pm - 7:00pm
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

May 16, 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

May 17, 2017

6:15pm - 7:45pm
Code Habit is a meetup in the Westerly, RI area targeted toward beginning programmers. We will focus on HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to learn how to make web applications. We want to help you build your coding habit in a unique way to make programming fun, because you cannot excel in anything without... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

May 18, 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

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