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*Important update* We are happy to announce, that from September 14th on, walk-ins are now welcome. **Please note, we are still operating at a limited capacity. Reservations are encouraged for anyone wanting to ensure access to the building, however if we have not reached capacity with reservations, walk-ins will be accepted. Monday-Friday hours have also been extended to 9 am - 6 pm | Saturday - Library Take-out Service ONLY 9 am - 1 pm

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  • *Important update* We are happy to announce, that from September 14th on, walk-ins are now welcome. **Please note, we are still operating at a limited capacity. Reservations are encouraged for anyone...
  • Celebrate Miss Helen's love of literature with these seven fun interactive kids backpacks sponsored by the Friends of the Westerly Library and Wilcox Park!   Click here for more information.  ...
  • The book drop is now open! You can now bring your items to the book drop return. Previously borrowed material were due back by July 1st.  If you have been unable to return your borrowed material...
  • You can still access numerous resources and services from the comfort of home and is being updated regularly. Don't have a library card or it's expired? Don't work. Follow this link to get a new...

What's Happening

September 23
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9:30am - 10:00am
STRETCH & STRENGTHENSummer ESSENTRICS featured at Wilcox Park!Ready for a workout that gets results and relieves pain & stiffness?!  The class is held behind the Park pond near the YMCA. Heather Van Dam is a certified Essentrics Instructor, ACSM certified Group Exercise Instructor and NAFC...
September 24
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5:00pm - 6:30pm
Join us for a cooking demonstration/lecture about the health benefits of a plant-based diet! Ella Rodriguez's path towards plant-based nutrition started about eight years ago when she found a lump in her breast. Discouraged by the impersonal treatment and the lack of answers she...
September 26
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10:30am - 12:30pm
Adult Writers Workshop will meet every Saturday via Zoom. 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 Allynn at awilkinson@...
September 27
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2:00pm - 3:00pm
Stage Door Theater Company announces its fall production of Edward Albee's "THE AMERICAN DREAM" to be performed as a Live Stage Reading in Wilcox Park on September 20th at 2pm. The play is a "one-act absurdist comedy that turns a jaundiced eye on American values." The play has been referred to as...
September 29
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10:00am - 11:15am
Join a virtual sitdown with our library staff for advice on job hunting!  Each week we'll discuss a different set of topics about being a job seeker, and how to make your candidacy stand out from the crowd, and try to answer your questions and advice.  Specific topics will be announced a couple of...
September 29
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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....
September 23
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9:30am - 10:00am
STRETCH & STRENGTHENSummer ESSENTRICS featured at Wilcox Park!Ready for a workout that gets results and relieves pain & stiffness?!  The class is held behind the Park pond near the YMCA. Heather Van Dam is a certified Essentrics Instructor, ACSM certified Group Exercise Instructor and NAFC...
September 23
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4:00pm - 4:45pm
Join our virtual book club, aimed at homeschoolers, but all are welcome! Come having read this months book "Catherine, Called Birdy" by Karen Cushman....
September 28
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4:00pm - 4:15pm
  Don’t lose your cool! Check out some fun tips, tricks and activities to help keep calm and school on!  Find these short, pre-recorded videos on our  Westerly Library & Wilcox Park YouTube Channel    
September 29
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10:00am - 10:15am
Enjoy these pre-recorded storytimes on our Westerly Library & Wilcox Park YouTube Channel    
September 30
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9:30am - 10:00am
STRETCH & STRENGTHENSummer ESSENTRICS featured at Wilcox Park!Ready for a workout that gets results and relieves pain & stiffness?!  The class is held behind the Park pond near the YMCA. Heather Van Dam is a certified Essentrics Instructor, ACSM certified Group Exercise Instructor and NAFC...
October 01
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4:00pm - 4:15pm
Come join Meagan and Judy of the children’s room as they demonstrate easy recipes this fall and winter on Cooks with Books! Each month we will prepare a recipe that will be warm and healthy, but may require some adult assistance. Go to our ...
September 23
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9:30am - 10:00am
STRETCH & STRENGTHENSummer ESSENTRICS featured at Wilcox Park!Ready for a workout that gets results and relieves pain & stiffness?!  The class is held behind the Park pond near the YMCA. Heather Van Dam is a certified Essentrics Instructor, ACSM certified Group Exercise Instructor and NAFC...
September 23
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4:00pm - 4:45pm
Join our virtual book club, aimed at homeschoolers, but all are welcome! Come having read this months book "Catherine, Called Birdy" by Karen Cushman....
September 24
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3:00pm - 4:00pm
Interested in making a change in your community? Join us in a discussion of what’s going on in the world and what you can do to help! *Online registration required at least one day prior
September 27
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2:00pm - 3:00pm
Stage Door Theater Company announces its fall production of Edward Albee's "THE AMERICAN DREAM" to be performed as a Live Stage Reading in Wilcox Park on September 20th at 2pm. The play is a "one-act absurdist comedy that turns a jaundiced eye on American values." The play has been referred to as...
September 28
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10:00am - 5:00pm
Come grab a take & make craft from the teen space! Supplies limited, one per teen please. 
September 28
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3:00pm - 4:00pm
Did you know that books are still being challenged and censored in this country? Learn about why they are, and why you should read them!  *Online registration required at least one day prior. Please email ...
Wednesday, September 23
9:30am - 10:00am
STRETCH & STRENGTHENSummer ESSENTRICS featured at Wilcox Park!Ready for a workout that gets results and relieves pain & stiffness?!  The class is held behind the Park pond near the YMCA. Heather Van Dam is a certified Essentrics Instructor, ACSM certified Group Exercise Instructor and NAFC... Read More
Sunday, September 27
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Stage Door Theater Company announces its fall production of Edward Albee's "THE AMERICAN DREAM" to be performed as a Live Stage Reading in Wilcox Park on September 20th at 2pm. The play is a "one-act absurdist comedy that turns a jaundiced eye on American values." The play has been referred to as... Read More
Wednesday, September 30
9:30am - 10:00am
STRETCH & STRENGTHENSummer ESSENTRICS featured at Wilcox Park!Ready for a workout that gets results and relieves pain & stiffness?!  The class is held behind the Park pond near the YMCA. Heather Van Dam is a certified Essentrics Instructor, ACSM certified Group Exercise Instructor and NAFC... Read More
Wednesday, October 07
9:30am - 10:00am
STRETCH & STRENGTHENSummer ESSENTRICS featured at Wilcox Park!Ready for a workout that gets results and relieves pain & stiffness?!  The class is held behind the Park pond near the YMCA. Heather Van Dam is a certified Essentrics Instructor, ACSM certified Group Exercise Instructor and NAFC... 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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