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  • Buy Your Tickets Now to One Summer Night in Wilcox Park $125.00 per ticket All Proceeds Benefit Westerly Library and Wilcox Park Click Here to purchase tickets   
  • Make 2018 the year you improve your writing and build community with our new Adult Writer's Workshop! We will be discussing readings, sharing work, and free writing together in the spirit of...
  • Register now! From June 28 to August 2, for six Thursday evenings this summer retired Naval Academy professor Bob Madison will offer a course in Literature of the Sea at the Westerly Public Library....
  • Come to the library on Tuesday nights for a knitting, crochet, needlework, and yarn craft club. Bring your project, work on a project with others, share your techniques, learn new skills, or swap...

What's Happening

July 21
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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 ...
July 24
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5:30pm - 7:30pm
Come to the library for our friendly knitting, crochet, needlework, and yarn craft club. Bring your project, share your techniques or learn a new skill as you social with other crafters. Join us on the second floor in the Reference Department any time between 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm every Tuesday.  ...
July 24
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6:00pm - 7:45pm
Whether you're an amatuer quilter looking for advice, or an experienced one with throws on every piece of furniture in your home, you're welcome to join this casual club at the library.  Bring questions, ideas, and projects to work on while you socialize with the other quilters.   Meets every...
July 24
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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.
July 24
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6:00pm - 7:30pm
Renaissance Toastmasters of Westerly, gathers twice a month (2nd & 4th Tuesdays) to share stories and get comfortable...
July 23
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10:00am - 11:00am
Come join us for some toe-tapping fun, with this participatory/interactive music program for parents and kids, birth to 5 years old.
July 23
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9:30am - 10:30am
Attn:  Boys and Girls in Grades 4-6 Want to join a “COOL” Club this Summer?   Join us on Monday’s from 9:30-10:30 a.m. At the Westerly Public Library under the direction of Mrs. Treb If you like music, art, and reading...you don’t want to miss this!! Based on the Book:  First Rule of Punk, by Celia...
July 23
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11:30am - 2:00pm
Summer Food Program Feeds Kids For Free With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Westerly Library & Wilcox Park provides free meals to children during the summer. This summer, FREE...
July 24
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10:00am - 11:00am
**PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS AT CRAIG FIELD A fun, energetic intro to self-defense. This is a hands-on, active showcase that will get kids off their butts and learning skills that will boost their confidence and discipline.   Directions to Craig Field (...
July 24
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11:30am - 2:00pm
Summer Food Program Feeds Kids For Free With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Westerly Library & Wilcox Park provides free meals to children during the summer. This summer, FREE...
July 24
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2:00pm - 4:00pm
  Animation Nation is back! Get ready to rock & roll through the summer with the return of our stop-motion film making program. Please pre-register. Only 25 slots available and they are sure to go fast! Ages 8-12.       Dates and times:   July 10        10am   July 17        10 am   July 24...
July 23
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11:30am - 2:00pm
Summer Food Program Feeds Kids For Free With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Westerly Library & Wilcox Park provides free meals to children during the summer. This summer, FREE...
July 23
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1:00pm - 6:00pm
  Drop in all day and make playlists, mixtape art & write zines. Upcycle old music cds and vinyl records.  Make musical.ly videos. You can also come and take photographs recreating famous album art.  
July 23
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6:00pm - 7:45pm
  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...
July 24
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11:30am - 2:00pm
Summer Food Program Feeds Kids For Free With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Westerly Library & Wilcox Park provides free meals to children during the summer. This summer, FREE...
July 24
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4:00pm - 5:30pm
Join us to discuss The radius of us by Marie Marquardt.   We will discuss this read, talk about surrounding topics, and pick a book to read for August. Teens are always welcome to come to discuss previous month's reads!  Prior reads include Brazen by Penelope Bagieu, The...
July 24
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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.
Saturday, July 21
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Buy Your Tickets Now to One Summer Night in Wilcox Park $125.00 per ticket All Proceeds Benefit Westerly Library and Wilcox Park Guest(s) Names (If buying more than one ticket you have the option to change the quantity on the paypal page).  ... Read More
Saturday, July 28
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, July 28
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
Sunday, July 29
2:00pm - 3:30pm
STAGE DOOR THEATER COMPANY will present a Live Stage Reading of Marsha Norman's 'NIGHT MOTHER on July 29 at 2pm. It is a two-character play. Actors are MARY SUE FRISHMAN as JESSIE and ELLEN ATWOOD as THELMA. Directed by EUGENE J. CELICO. Running time is about an hour and a half. There is no... 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
On Display:
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 to Thursday, June 28, 2018