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Adult Events

May 27, 2017

10:00am - 5:00pm
The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce proudly hosts the ... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

May 28, 2017

10:00am - 5:00pm
The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce proudly hosts the ... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

May 29, 2017

9:00am - 8:00pm
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

May 29, 2017

10:00am - 12:00pm
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

May 30, 2017

5:00pm - 6:00pm
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 30, 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

June 01, 2017

9:00am - 8:00pm
Welcoming Rhode Island, an initiative of Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island, is proud to host the first installment of its traveling Welcoming RI Exhibit at Westerly Public Library from June 1 to 24, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The featured stories represent a... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

June 01, 2017

5:00pm - 6:00pm
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

June 01, 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

June 03, 2017

10:30am - 2:00pm
Family Housing Support- Spring Stroll A Thon- and Park Scavenger Hunt. Come find the Fairy Houses, Stroll the Park and enjoy this community event while raising funds to help families in need of Emergency Housing. Come on your own or bring a TEAM! All Proceeds go to FHS mission to fund apartments... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

June 06, 2017

5:00pm - 6:00pm
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

June 06, 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

June 06, 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

June 07, 2017

5:00pm - 8:00pm
Art Exhibit in the Hoxie Gallery Opening Reception  Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Artist: Maria Scaglione Exhibit runs Wed., June 7th - Sat., June 30th
Audience: Adult, Teen

June 08, 2017

5:00pm - 6:00pm
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

June 08, 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

June 08, 2017

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Welcoming Rhode Island, an initiative of Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island, is proud to host the first installment of its traveling Welcoming RI Exhibit at Westerly Public Library from June 1 to 24, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The featured stories represent a... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

June 10, 2017

10:00am - 3:00pm
Bring your yarn and meet us in Wilcox Park to knit (or crochet) in public for World Wide Knit in Public Day! It will be a great day of yarn crafting, socializing, and raising awareness of knitting and crochet. You can help let the world know that knitting is not a stuffy, dying art - it's fun,... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen
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

June 10, 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

June 10, 2017

1:00pm - 2:00pm
When a young woman visits a convent in Italy, she uncovers an extraordinary story of courage and compassion in the face of the brutal Nazi regime. Prague is being torn apart by Hitler’s army. The Jewish community is being shipped off to concentration and extermination camps. One... Read more
Audience: Adult
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Join us for a pop up museum! What is a Pop-Up Museum? It's a temporary exhibit created by people who want to participate. That means you! Just bring an item that fits the theme (this one is handmade,) fill out a label for it, and we'll display it with the rest of our Pop-Up Museum! The Pop-Up... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

June 13, 2017

5:00pm - 6:00pm
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

June 13, 2017

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Afternoon Book Group This month's selection: "The storied life of A. J. Fikry" by Gabrielle Zevin Gabrielle Zevin's enchanting novel is a love letter to the world of books--and booksellers--that changes our lives by giving us the stories that open our hearts and enlighten our minds... Read more
Audience: Adult

June 13, 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

June 15, 2017

5:00pm - 6:00pm
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

June 15, 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

June 16, 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

June 17, 2017

9:30am - 1:00pm
Homebuyer Education Class - Saturday March 18, 2017 from 9:30am-1:00pm       For more than 40 years, Rhode Island Housing has been making it easier for people to call Rhode Island home. We offer an extensive line of loan options for first-time homebuyers, current homeowners and... Read more
Audience: Adult

June 20, 2017

5:00pm - 6:00pm
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

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