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Adult Events

September 26, 2017

10:00am - 2:00pm
September 26th is National Voter Registration Day, and we are taking part by registering voters right here at the library.  The presidential election passed, though, so why register in 2017? Easy answer: States, cities, counties and towns have big elections this fall. Primaries for next year’s... Read more
Audience: Adult

September 26, 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

September 26, 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

September 26, 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

September 27, 2017

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Grant Information Workshops! Have ideas for a new public humanities project? Join the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities for a free workshop to learn about upcoming major and mini grant opportunities for nonprofit organizations and individual researchers planning public programs in the... Read more
Audience: Adult

September 27, 2017

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Everyone is an artist, so bring your art to our next 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 art,) fill out a label and display it with your item, and check out all of the other items on display!... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

September 27, 2017

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

September 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

September 28, 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

September 29, 2017

2:00pm - 6:00pm
Westerly Library is celebrating Banned Books Week from September 24th-30th! Join us as we Read in the Park on September 29th -- drop in any time between 2:00 and 6:00pm! During Banned Books Week,... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

October 03, 2017

10:00am - 12:00pm
Stop by and get your Flu Shot from Rite Aid from 10 am - 12 pm in the Old main Reading Room, First Floor of the Westerly Library.
Audience: Adult

October 03, 2017

6:00pm - 7:30pm
An introduction to the exhibit providing additional information. This talk, hosted by Mary Weiss, will take place within the exhibit, letting the collection and the backstory come to life.
Audience: Adult

October 03, 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

October 03, 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 from 6:00 - 6:45 pm.
Audience: Adult, Teen

October 04, 2017

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a workshop to learn how to take better photos on an iPad. Learn techniques to make your photos more dynamic and interesting, as well as ways to make sure that they will be easily post-able online. We will use iPads (they will be provided) and we will cover how to take photos and do some... Read more
Audience: Adult

October 05, 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

October 09, 2017

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

October 10, 2017

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Afternoon Book Group This month's selection: "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind... Read more
Audience: Adult

October 10, 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
6:00pm - 7:30pm
How to read your extensive soil test report from UMASS or UCONN, and more aboit soil, soil testing, and soil amendment additives. Speaker: Dr. Robert Rafka, Chemist, Pfizer / URI, Master Gardener, Teacher / Teacher, Groton Public Schools.
Audience: Adult
6:00pm - 7:20pm
Audience: Adult, Teen

October 11, 2017

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Audience: Adult

October 12, 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

October 12, 2017

6:30pm - 7:45pm
How Will Recent Social Security Changes Affect You? Get clear on how the massive changes to Social Security will affect you in retirement. Learn about strategies you can use to get the most from your hard-earned benefits. All attendees eligible for a fully customized Social... Read more
Audience: Adult

October 14, 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

October 14, 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

October 14, 2017

11:00am - 4:00pm
Join us for a fun, family-friendly party to celebrate our 125th birthday! There will be performances by Happy and the Moonshine and Wild Sun in the bandstand, large board games, touch-a-truck, crafts, and other activities! There will be birthday cake provided by the Ocean House served at noon,... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

October 16, 2017

6:00pm - 7:30pm
If you're a fan of books and food, this club is for you! Once a month, the Cookbook Club meets in the 3rd floor Terrace Room from 6:00-7:30pm. Each meeting will focus on a different cookbook, which is made available for check-out at the Reference Desk 3 weeks in advance. Each participant is asked... Read more
Audience: Adult

October 16, 2017

6:30pm - 9:00pm
Join the Dante Society for an Italian Film Festival in the month of October. These film screenings are free and open to the public. Tonight, they will be showing Cinema Paradiso. Summary from Google: Young Salvatore Di Vita (Salvatore Cascio) discovers the perfect escape from life in his war-torn... Read more
Audience: Adult

October 17, 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

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