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Local History

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

Adult Events

November 16, 2017

6:00pm - 6:45pm
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) began on March 31, 1933 under President Roosevelt’s “New Deal” to relieve the poverty and unemployment of the Depression. CCC camps were set up in a few Rhode Island towns, state parks, & forests.  Workers built trails, roads, campsites, & dams, stocked... Read more
Audience: Adult

November 21, 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

November 25, 2017

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Annual tree lighting on the Esplanade
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

November 27, 2017

6:00pm - 7:30pm
A presentation by Rebecca Nolan. Nearly 200 years ago, a canal was built between Stillmanville and Downtown Westerly to facilitate transportation and source power between the two manufacturing villages. Today, “Canal Street” is one of the only reminders of the once lively waterway that took one-... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

November 28, 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

November 30, 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

December 04, 2017

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Audience: Adult

December 05, 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

December 07, 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

December 11, 2017

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Perhaps women and girls need to be reminded of how far we’ve come in order to see how far we still can go. Discover what life was really like for New England’s colonial women – because we’ve always been curious about: menstruation, sex & birth control, childbirth, sickness & medicine. ... Read more
Audience: Adult

December 12, 2017

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Afternoon Book Group This month's selection: "... Read more
Audience: Adult

December 12, 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

December 13, 2017

10:00am - 3:00pm
Join HealthSourceRI between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm to get help signing up for coverage or renewing your insurance for 2017. To enroll or renew please bring for all members of your family: Last 4 weeks of pay stubs Social Security numbers Immigration documents 2015 Tax Return... Read more
Audience: Adult

December 14, 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
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Prepare for the release of Episode VIII: The Last Jedi by watching Episode VII: The Force Awakens! Get caught up with new and old characters just in time for the next release! Rated PG-13 From IMDB: Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

December 16, 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

December 19, 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

December 21, 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

December 24, 2017

9:00am - 4:00pm
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

December 25, 2017

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

December 27, 2017

6:00pm - 7:45pm
Audience: Adult

December 28, 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

January 11, 2018

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Audience: Adult

January 24, 2018

6:00pm - 7:45pm
Audience: Adult

February 08, 2018

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Audience: Adult

February 28, 2018

6:30pm - 8:00pm
   Reducing Anxiety Through Meditation   Life in today’s world is stressful.  People are anxious about their health, their finances, their relationships, their safety and their work. Doctor’s and medical practitioners are promoting the benefits of meditation to relieve stress and... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

February 28, 2018

6:00pm - 7:45pm
Audience: Adult

March 28, 2018

6:00pm - 7:45pm
Audience: Adult

April 25, 2018

6:00pm - 7:45pm
Audience: Adult

May 02, 2018

5:00pm - 8:00pm
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

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