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Events Listing

September 03, 2019

3:30pm - 5:30pm
 Join us for teen anime club.  Come discuss your favorite manga and anime with your fellow teens.  This month we will try something different.  We will watch a new anime's first episode together and then discuss it.      We'll have drawing supplies, perler beads, and more! Everyone who shows up can... Read more
Audience: Teen

September 03, 2019

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.  ... Read more
Audience: Adult

September 03, 2019

6:00pm - 7:45pm
Amatuer or experienced sewers are welcome to come by.  Sit down and talk with others while working on your project of choice.   Meets every tuesday except the second in each month, in the library's Makerspace, The Boiler Room, from 6 to 7:45pm.
Audience: Adult

September 03, 2019

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.
Audience: Adult, Teen

September 04, 2019

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet fellow seniors and talk about your technology problems!  Learn new skills! Protect yourself online!  Master tech lingo and impress your grand kids!  Computers have become a fact of life whether we like it or not.  This is an opportunity to talk with our technology staff and like minded... Read more
Audience: Adult

September 04, 2019

2:00pm - 3:30pm
FILM CLUB Foreign Film Month!   Similar to a book club, each month we will chose three movies to watch at home for discussion the... Read more
Audience: Adult

September 04, 2019

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Join the Swampabots, a First Lego League Robotics team, for 9 to 12 year old kids, as they practice building and coding with lego robots.
Audience: Kids

September 04, 2019

5:00pm - 7:30pm
Opening Reception will be Wednesday, September 4th 2019 at 5 pm.
Audience:
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Together, let’s take protecting our wild fish into our own hands. Join us at our FREE screening of Artifishal on September 4th at 5:30 PM in the Auditorium! This film explores wild salmon’s slide toward extinction, threats posed by fish hatcheries and fish farms, and our continued loss of faith in... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

September 04, 2019

4:00pm - 7:45pm
  Come join us at robotics practice! We are a group of 7th-12th graders who meet at the library 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 robot,... Read more
Audience: Teen

September 05, 2019

6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Westerly Library will be participating in “Peace, Remembrance, Hope” with two movie nights, Thursday, September 5th, at 6:00 PM showing The Ghost Army, and Thursday, September 19th, at 6:00 PM showing The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Both films will be followed by a discussion led by John O’... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

September 05, 2019

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Travel 101 is a meeting for people who have a very strong passion for traveling, even for some people who can't afford traveling outside of their hometown.  You will be able to travel from your armchair!  This program will help people get more aware of worldwide travel destinations with the help of... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

September 05, 2019

5:30pm - 7:30pm
All ages and experience levels are welcome. All you need is a desire to learn more about the game of chess. Chess sets and roll up boards will be provided.
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

September 06, 2019

10:15am - 11:00am
 Here's a great opportunity to teach young ones to communicate their needs or communicate with others! Each session focuses on a popular story and a craft, and we will showcase simple and useful signs that go along with it! Program is recommended for ages 3 and up Facilitated by members of the... Read more
Audience: Kids

September 06, 2019

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Calling all teen readers: Want to read books before anyone else? Want to help determine what books we add to the young adult collection? Share what you've been reading lately and get to take home a free book! We have advanced reader's copies of the latest YA book releases, courtesy of Savoy... Read more
Audience: Teen

September 06, 2019

4:00pm - 5:45pm
  Come join us at robotics practice! We are a group of 7th-12th graders who meet at the library 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 robot,... Read more
Audience: Teen

September 06, 2019

6:30pm - 10:00pm
Join us on Friday, September 6th for There's Nothing Trivial About Westerly!  This wildly fun trivia game will be at the Windjammer Surf Bar in Misquamicut and will feature four rounds of trivia and four rounds of food. All funds raised will be donated to Westerly Library and Wilcox Park!... Read more
Audience: Adult

September 07, 2019

11:00am - 3:30pm
It's BACK!!! Weather permitting (we need sun!) Come hunt down the Camera Obscura in the park, and get a chance to experience this really cool, naturally occuring, optical phenomenon that you won't believe until you see it!
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

September 07, 2019

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 ... Read more
Audience: Adult
10:00am - 3:00pm
Audience: Kids

September 07, 2019

10:00am - 2:00pm
Drop-In between 10am - 2pm to make your creation!
Audience: Kids

September 07, 2019

7:00pm - 10:00am
The United Theatre in partnership with The Westerly Library & Wilcox Park presents Movies in the Park 2019 Saturday, September 7th at Sundown Up Seventy-eight year old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his home equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

September 08, 2019

10:00am - 12:00pm
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2019 WILCOX PARK, WESTERLY, RI   WALK BEGINS AT PARK FOUNTAIN... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

September 09, 2019

10:00am - 12:00pm
Whether you have a high-end DSLR, a point-and-shoot, or just your tablet or cell phone, join us and learn to take better and more interesting photographs.  Using Wilcox Park as our subject matter, we will explore such concepts as composition, depth-of-field and macro photography.  All levels of... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

September 09, 2019

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Heirloom tomatoes, growing varieties, gardening basics, and tomato tasting. Bring one of yours to share, with the seed name and where to purchase.
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September 10, 2019

1:00pm - 2:00pm
In the episode that lends the book its title, the "ugly American" is Homer Atkins, a plain and plain-spoken man, who has been sent by the U.S. government to advise the Southeast Asian country of Sarkhan on engineering projects. When Atkins finds badly misplaced priorities and bluntly challenges the... Read more
Audience: Adult

September 10, 2019

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Make a colorful and harmonic wind chime out of recyled bicycle gears and other knick knacks.  Snacks provided! 
Audience: Teen

September 10, 2019

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.  ... Read more
Audience: Adult
6:00pm - 7:00pm
WESTERLY LIBRARY: Nonfiction Local Author Spotlight Featuring Valerie Dziengiel (Alone in the Darkness), Robert E. P. Elmer III (Join the Journey), and Michael Fine (Health Care Revolt)   Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm Savoy Bookshop & Café presents a nonfiction local... Read more
Audience: Adult
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Why should the kids have all the fun?  Adults are welcome to stop by and try out the library's virtual reality at any time, but come by for a special night of guided experiences and gaming with our technology staff. Let the future amaze you!  
Audience: Adult

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