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  • On Saturday, June 11th, we will celebrate our 130th anniversary with a soirée in Wilcox Park from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets for the event are $130 per person. This momentous occasion will feature live...
  • GrantSelect is an extensive online database which contains more than 16,000 funding opportunities provided by more than 5,100 unique sponsoring organizations. Each record contains information about a...
  • Hoopla now has Craftsy, which includes more than 140 hours of step-by-step video instruction on a variety of creative crafts like baking, cake decorating, knitting, sketching, sewing, and more. Find...
  • We offer many of our programs on our YouTube Channel.  From Author Talks and Take and Make Craft instructions, to Tutorials and Storytimes! You can also subscribe to our channel and receive...

What's Happening

May 23
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4:00pm - 4:45pm
Welcome to Week 8 (our last week!!) of the Couch to 5k Run Club! Here are our three workouts for the week: Information for runners about the 5k next week: Parking: Collins Ave, Misquamicut, RI - Park in back parking lot at Pleasant View Inn, 65 Atlantic Ave - enter across...
May 23
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6:00pm - 7:00pm
Westerly Library and Wilcox Park is excited to partner with The Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, and the Mystic Seaport to tell this fascinating story from World War II; the story of the boat Gerda III, a Danish lighthouse tender...
May 24
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1:00pm - 4:00pm
During these challenging times individuals need assistance now more than ever. Our volunteer Community Resource Advocate, Susan Rosen, is available to offer help! Susan can be reached via email to offer guidance to connect you or loved ones with local resources available based on specific needs....
May 24
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2:00pm - 3:30pm
Do you have problems with technology?Do you have questions about new gadgets?Do you have frustrations with the internet? NEW day and time!Come join us every Tuesday afternoon at 2PM via...
May 24
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5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Knit and Crochet Group is a social event - bring a project to work on and talk about! Drop in any time between 5:30 and 7:30 pm to craft and chat. This program is not a class for learning to knit or crochet, but attendees are usually willing and able to answer questions if you’re having trouble...
May 25
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5:00pm - 7:00pm
This month's exhibit will feature artwork from students of Westerly High School! Head to the Hoxie Gallery from 5-7 pm Wednesday, May 25th for their closing reception to "Meet the Artists". Their pieces can be viewed in the Hoxie Gallery through the month of May during library hours.
May 24
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10:00am - 10:30am
Please join us on Tuesdays at 10:00 am in the Terrace room for a family storytime! The program will be geared towards ages birth through 11 years when accompanied by a caregiver.  *Please note: masks are optional and patrons will be responsible for their own social distancing. 
May 25
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5:00pm - 7:00pm
This month's exhibit will feature artwork from students of Westerly High School! Head to the Hoxie Gallery from 5-7 pm Wednesday, May 25th for their closing reception to "Meet the Artists". Their pieces can be viewed in the Hoxie Gallery through the month of May during library hours.
May 26
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10:00am - 11:00am
Join the Olean Center for a drop-in art class hosted by Phebe Poppins! Enjoy creating with others in the community. Supplies are provided and this activity is open to all ages. In today's class we'll be painting with acrylics to decorate shutter frames to display a photo of your choice! For more...
May 26
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5:30pm - 7:30pm
Want a chance to hone your skills against a variety of players, including two state champions? Stop by the Westerly Library and Wilcox Park on Thursdays, between 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm for our weekly community Chess Club. Meets are held in the library's Old Main Reading room and players of any skill...
May 28 to May 29
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9:00am - 5:00pm
Description The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the 26th Annual 'Virtu' Outdoor Arts Festival   The event will take place in beautiful Wilcox Park in downtown Westerly, and will feature the fine selected works of professional artists and crafts persons. Virtu will be held rain...
May 30
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9:00am - 8:00pm
May 24
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1:00pm - 4:00pm
During these challenging times individuals need assistance now more than ever. Our volunteer Community Resource Advocate, Susan Rosen, is available to offer help! Susan can be reached via email to offer guidance to connect you or loved ones with local resources available based on specific needs....
May 25
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5:00pm - 7:00pm
This month's exhibit will feature artwork from students of Westerly High School! Head to the Hoxie Gallery from 5-7 pm Wednesday, May 25th for their closing reception to "Meet the Artists". Their pieces can be viewed in the Hoxie Gallery through the month of May during library hours.
May 25
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5:00pm - 7:00pm
Sign up for up to 8 weeks of free computer classes with Spanish support, presented by the Providence Public Library and RI Office of Library and Information Services. Participants will learn basic computer skills, internet navigation, privacy and online security, and more. Limited spaces available...
May 26
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10:00am - 11:00am
Join the Olean Center for a drop-in art class hosted by Phebe Poppins! Enjoy creating with others in the community. Supplies are provided and this activity is open to all ages. In today's class we'll be painting with acrylics to decorate shutter frames to display a photo of your choice! For more...
May 26
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4:00pm - 4:30pm
What are you reading? Join our Teen Book Club to chat about a book you are currently reading! Get recommendations from fellow teens on what to read next!  Registration required. Please email teens@westerlylibrary.org at least one day in advance to...
May 26
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5:30pm - 6:30pm
Please join us for Zumba classes Thursday evenings in the Terrace room with Yvonne Brown and Tina Pagliusi! Once the weather permits, classes will move out to Wilcox Park. "When it comes to body sculpting, Zumba® Toning raises the bar (or rather, the toning stick)! It combines targeted body-...
Monday, May 23
4:00pm - 4:45pm
Welcome to Week 8 (our last week!!) of the Couch to 5k Run Club! Here are our three workouts for the week: Information for runners about the 5k next week: Parking: Collins Ave, Misquamicut, RI - Park in back parking lot at Pleasant View Inn, 65 Atlantic Ave - enter across... Read More
Saturday, May 28
9:00am - 5:00pm
Description The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the 26th Annual 'Virtu' Outdoor Arts Festival   The event will take place in beautiful Wilcox Park in downtown Westerly, and will feature the fine selected works of professional artists and crafts persons. Virtu will be held rain... Read More
Tuesday, May 31
9:00am - 10:00am
We invite you to join us and Chelsea from Bluebird Yoga for an all levels (beginner friendly) yoga practice in the park Tuesdays at 9:00am! Wake up your body with a gentle stretch followed by flowing movement and strengthening. We will be meeting behind the pond, next to the big tree and near the... Read More
Wednesday, June 01
9:30am - 10:00am
STRETCH & STRENGTHEN Ready for a workout that gets results and relieves pain & stiffness?! Get ready to dynamically strengthen and stretch to develop a strong, toned and elongated body with full range of motion! Spring into Summer ESSENTRICS featured at Wilcox Park! Heather Van Dam is a... Read More
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
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