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Westerly Library is now available by appointment only. Some sections of the first floor will be available for browsing material and to utilize the public computer lab, by reservation only. During this initial reopening phase we are unable to accommodate walk-ins. To make a reservation please call 401.596.2877 ext 930 for Circulation and ext 311 for the computer lab. Please check back for updates! Library Takeout Service is still available via the Books & Materials tab for contact-free pickup and the book drop is now open for material returns.

Events Listing

July 14, 2020

2:00pm - 2:15pm
Join Judy and Meagan and beat the heat with some yummy treats!  Find these short, pre-recorded videos on our ‘Kids Online Programming’ Facebook Group (located under ‘Groups’ on the Westerly Library & Wilcox... Read more
Audience: Kids

July 14, 2020

5:30pm - 7:30pm
While the library is closed the Knit and Crochet Group is still meeting virtually!  For more information please email cwalsh@westerlylibrary.org.
Audience: Adult
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Julia Reid is a resident of Westerly, and a 200 hour certified yoga teacher. She teaches Baptiste power yoga.  She has been practicing yoga on and off for 3 years, and has trained with many professional yoga instructors all over the world. Outside of yoga, Julia is a Special Education Teacher. She... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

July 15, 2020

9:30am - 10:00am
STRETCH & STRENGTHENSummer ESSENTRICS featured at Wilcox Park!Ready for a workout that gets results and relieves pain & stiffness?!   Heather Van Dam is a certified Essentrics Instructor, ACSM certified Group Exercise Instructor and NAFC Personal Trainer. Heather specializes in functional... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

July 15, 2020

10:00am - 10:30am
  Come chat with the Westerly Children’s Librarians for a 'sports team hat/shirt" themed book chat. Tell us what you’ve been reading, a joke, story or something fun you’ve done. Time permitted, we will have a read-aloud too! Pre-registrants will be sent a link and... Read more
Audience: Kids

July 15, 2020

11:30am - 1:00pm
With summer here, it’s time to think about keeping children and teens healthy while school is out. Westerly Library & Wilcox Park provides free meals to children and teens during the summer beginning June 29 thru August 31, 2020. This summer, FREE... Read more
Audience: Kids, Teen

July 15, 2020

6:30pm - 7:45pm
Wednesday July 15th @ 6:30pm "Overcoming Stress and Anxiety Using Meditation" with John Bednarik via Zoom  We are living in a time that feels often confusing and stressful.  Incorporating meditation in our lives... Read more
Audience: Adult

July 16, 2020

10:00am - 10:30am
Join At Home Science, as they lead you through some fun science experiements you can do at home! First 25 pre-registrants will receive a bag of supplies needed, so they can follow along with the experiments at home!  ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY 7/8 Pre-registrants will be... Read more
Audience: Kids
10:00am - 10:15am
    Join Judy and Meagan as they travel to various locations in our downtown community to read fun, themed picture books!  Find these short, pre-recorded videos on our ‘Kids Online Programming’ Facebook Group (... Read more
Audience: Kids

July 16, 2020

11:30am - 1:00pm
With summer here, it’s time to think about keeping children and teens healthy while school is out. Westerly Library & Wilcox Park provides free meals to children and teens during the summer beginning June 29 thru August 31, 2020. This summer, FREE... Read more
Audience: Kids, Teen

July 16, 2020

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Looking for some book recommendations? Or want to chat about what you've been reading? Maybe want feedback on something you're writing? Join your teen librarians every Thursday from 3:30-4:30 for a digital open discussion on anything book or writing related! We'll be using Zoom, and you can find... Read more
Audience: Teen

July 17, 2020

10:00am - 10:30am
Join Mike Markowitz with some fun songs to sing and dance around to! Pre-registrants will be sent a link and password to join the Zoom program.        
Audience: Kids

July 17, 2020

11:30am - 1:00pm
With summer here, it’s time to think about keeping children and teens healthy while school is out. Westerly Library & Wilcox Park provides free meals to children and teens during the summer beginning June 29 thru August 31, 2020. This summer, FREE... Read more
Audience: Kids, Teen

July 18, 2020

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@... Read more
Audience: Adult

July 20, 2020

9:00am - 3:00pm
Come grab a bag of supplies from the ‘Kids’ tote that will be located outside the Library front door. Each Monday there will be a new craft. Please note, supplies are limited, first come, first serve,we are unable to reserve or set aside crafts.1 per child
Audience: Kids
9:00am - 3:00pm
Come and grab a teen take & make craft kit! Each week will feature a different bag of goodies for you to take home and assemble. Although instructions and most supplies will be provided, some household staples like scissors and glue will not be. This craft is pretty tricky! Find the full... Read more
Audience: Teen

July 20, 2020

10:00am - 10:15am
  Don’t lose your cool! Check out some fun tips, tricks and activities to help keep calm and summer on!    Find these short, pre-recorded videos on our ‘Kids Online Programming’ Facebook Group (located under ‘... Read more
Audience: Kids

July 20, 2020

11:30am - 1:00pm
With summer here, it’s time to think about keeping children and teens healthy while school is out. Westerly Library & Wilcox Park provides free meals to children and teens during the summer beginning June 29 thru August 31, 2020. This summer, FREE... Read more
Audience: Kids, Teen

July 20, 2020

3:00pm - 3:15pm
Enjoy some fun stories with Sara!  Find these short, pre-recorded videos on our ‘Kids Online Programming’ Facebook Group (located under ‘Groups’ on the Westerly Library & Wilcox Park Facebook Page), as well as... Read more
Audience: Kids

July 21, 2020

9:00am - 3:00pm
Every other week in July and August, we will have Crafternoon kits available to-go!  Call (401) 596-2877 x306 (Reference Department) on Monday July 20th or Tuesday July 21st to make an appointment to pick up this week's kit at the library. Kits are limited, and each caller may only... Read more
Audience: Adult

July 21, 2020

11:00am - 12:00pm
 Interested in learning the basics of art? Join us on Zoom as we show you the basics of drawing and painting and crafting! *Online registration required at least one day prior. Please email skobos@westerlylibrary.org  
Audience: Teen

July 21, 2020

11:30am - 1:00pm
With summer here, it’s time to think about keeping children and teens healthy while school is out. Westerly Library & Wilcox Park provides free meals to children and teens during the summer beginning June 29 thru August 31, 2020. This summer, FREE... Read more
Audience: Kids, Teen

July 21, 2020

1:00pm - 4:00pm
While the Westerly Library is closed and 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... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

July 21, 2020

2:00pm - 2:15pm
Join Judy and Meagan and beat the heat with some yummy treats!  Find these short, pre-recorded videos on our ‘Kids Online Programming’ Facebook Group (located under ‘Groups’ on the Westerly Library & Wilcox... Read more
Audience: Kids
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Audience: Adult

July 21, 2020

5:30pm - 7:30pm
While the library is closed the Knit and Crochet Group is still meeting virtually!  For more information please email cwalsh@westerlylibrary.org.
Audience: Adult
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Julia Reid is a resident of Westerly, and a 200 hour certified yoga teacher. She teaches Baptiste power yoga.  She has been practicing yoga on and off for 3 years, and has trained with many professional yoga instructors all over the world. Outside of yoga, Julia is a Special Education Teacher. She... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

July 22, 2020

9:30am - 10:00am
STRETCH & STRENGTHENSummer ESSENTRICS featured at Wilcox Park!Ready for a workout that gets results and relieves pain & stiffness?!   Heather Van Dam is a certified Essentrics Instructor, ACSM certified Group Exercise Instructor and NAFC Personal Trainer. Heather specializes in functional... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

July 22, 2020

10:00am - 10:30am
  Come chat with the Westerly Children’s Librarians for a 'tie-dye" themed book chat. Tell us what you’ve been reading, a joke, story or something fun you’ve done. Time permitted, we will have a read-aloud too! Pre-registrants will be sent a link and password to join the... Read more
Audience: Kids

July 22, 2020

11:30am - 1:00pm
With summer here, it’s time to think about keeping children and teens healthy while school is out. Westerly Library & Wilcox Park provides free meals to children and teens during the summer beginning June 29 thru August 31, 2020. This summer, FREE... Read more
Audience: Kids, Teen

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