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  • Dante Society presents Italian Film Festival  La Vita e Bella (Life is Beautiful) Monday, Oct.15 - 6:30 pm Ciao, Professore! Monday, Oct. 22 - 6:30 pm It Started in Naples Monday, Oct. 29 - 6:30 pm
  • We need YOUR feedback!  We at the library are working on developing more programs and services to bring people in the community together to share ideas, collaborate on an issue or just connect and...
  • Join author Pat Hinkley Thursday, Oct. 18th at 6:30 PM. She will be talking about her latest book Chasing Sleep.  Like millions of Americans, do you suffer from sleeplessness? Do you struggle to...
  • Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America’s Most Notorious Pirates Saturday, October 20th at 2 pm  Set against the backdrop of the Age of Exploration, Black Flags, Blue Waters reveals the...

What's Happening

October 20
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10:30am - 12:00pm
Adult Writers Workshop will meet every Saturday. Share work, discuss readings, and write in response to prompts in this group-led writing workshop. All experience levels and genre interests welcome. Please contact Erik at ...
October 20
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10:00am - 2:00pm
Stop by the Makerspace for help making and sewing your Halloween costume!  Bring in your in-process costumes along with any fabric or supplies specific to your costume.   We have glue guns, an iron, rulers, large tables, and scissors. There will be 2 sewing machines set up, as well.  Open to...
October 20
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2:00pm - 3:30pm
Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America’s Most Notorious Pirates Saturday, October 20th at 2 pm  Set against the backdrop of the Age of Exploration, Black Flags, Blue Waters reveals the...
October 22
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10:00am - 12:00pm
Aetna Medicare changes for 2019.  Monday Oct. 22 at 10 am
October 22
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6:30pm - 9:00pm
Dante Society presents Italian Film Festival  Ciao, Professore! Monday, October 22nd at 6:30 pm Marco Sperelli is a teacher, he is divorced and he is sent to work in Corzano, a town near Naples. The first day of work he finds in the school only the school-caretaker and few girls and boys in the...
October 22
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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. Each month we focus on a different cookbook: we choose recipes to prepare and share with the group, and discuss the cookbook over a delicious meal! This month, we're using...
October 20
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10:00am - 2:00pm
Drop-In between 10am - 2pm to make your creation!
October 20
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10:00am - 2:00pm
Stop by the Makerspace for help making and sewing your Halloween costume!  Bring in your in-process costumes along with any fabric or supplies specific to your costume.   We have glue guns, an iron, rulers, large tables, and scissors. There will be 2 sewing machines set up, as well.  Open to...
October 22
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10:00am - 10:45am
A fun, interactive, educational storytime designed for preschool age children who are Autistic and /or have Sensory challenges. It involves books, songs, movement and free play, in a safe and supportive environment
October 23
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10:00am - 10:45am
Our Tuesday 10 am Family Storytime and Craft with Miss Sandy for all ages!  Join us for wonderful read-alouds, songs and other storytime activities
October 24
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10:00am - 10:45am
**THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED** Homeschoolers Book Group (Ages 11 and up) October Book: Closed for the Season by Mary Downing Hahn Time: 10-10:45am Dates: 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24 Each meeting in October, we will be...
October 24
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10:00am - 10:45am
  Join us as we venture through song and story each week in our 1-3 Year Old Storytime. It's the perfect time to spend with your little one!
October 19
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4:00pm - 5:45pm
  Come join us at robotics practice! We are a group of 7th-12th graders who meet at the library once or twice a week. Activities include designing robots, building them, programming them, driving them, strategizing, keeping records, and 3D design. If you are interested in STEM, or want to build a...
October 20
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10:00am - 2:00pm
Stop by the Makerspace for help making and sewing your Halloween costume!  Bring in your in-process costumes along with any fabric or supplies specific to your costume.   We have glue guns, an iron, rulers, large tables, and scissors. There will be 2 sewing machines set up, as well.  Open to...
October 20
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1:00pm - 3:00pm
Join us to play dungeons and dragons! We will explain all the rules and play through a long-running adventure story. All game pieces will be included; all you need to bring is a willingness to learn and play!    Spots are Limited.   Event Category: Teen   Event Locations: Teen Room, Makerspace Some...
October 23
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4:00pm - 5:30pm
  Join us to discuss our next radical read, Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram. From Goodreads: "Darius doesn't think he'll ever be enough, in America or in Iran. Hilarious and...
October 23
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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.
October 24
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10:00am - 10:45am
**THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED** Homeschoolers Book Group (Ages 11 and up) October Book: Closed for the Season by Mary Downing Hahn Time: 10-10:45am Dates: 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24 Each meeting in October, we will be...
Friday, October 19
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, October 19, 2018 at 5 PM – 8 PM Our 2018 Movies in the Park series might be over, but this year we've added a bonus event just in time for Halloween! ... Read More
Saturday, October 27
9:00am - 12:00pm
Ask a Master Gardener and get a free soil test! Bring your garden questions, insects, damaged leaves, etc.!  Get research-based answers to all your gardening questions.  Have your soil tested and get advice on how to improve it!  URI Master Gardeners will be on the Esplanade outside the Library (... Read More
Saturday, October 27
10:00am - 11:30am
Tour Wilcox Park.  Wilcox Park is home to many native trees and shrubs, and has several gardens planted mainly with natives.  Learn about the value of natives, and see the native gardens and plants in the Park.  URI Master Gardeners will lead you around one loop of the Park, beginning and ending at... Read More
Wednesday, October 31
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Join us for our 5th Annual Kids Halloween Party, outside on the Esplanade (to the right of the Library, by the Columbus Statue), for some carnival style fun for kids of all ages. Drop in anytime in between 4 and 6pm for some games and temporary tattoo booth!
The Hoxie Gallery, named after William D. and Lavinia B. Hoxie, is a public art gallery that generally displays the work of local area artists. In keeping with the overall mission of the Memorial and... Read More
On Display:
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 to Thursday, November 1, 2018