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Events Listing

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.
Audience:

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
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

September 10, 2019

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Renaissance Toastmasters of Westerly, gathers twice a month (2nd & 4th Tuesdays) to share stories and get comfortable speaking in front of an audience. It is a process that over time helps to build self-confidence. Taking small steps, we eventually master the art of public... Read more
Audience: Adult

September 11, 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 11, 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 11, 2019

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Last season, Shoreline Robotics were the state champions in the FIRST Tech Challenge competition, where they build and code their own robots to perform a variety of tasks.  At the World Championships, they competed against 160 teams from 22 different countries.  Drop in for an open house where you... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

September 12, 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
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Join us Thursday, September 12th at 5:30 PM for an interactive workshop about climate change. The workshop will be led by Sharon Gold. Sharon has been a resident of Wakefield for 30+ years. She Holds a Master's Degree in Environmental Studies from the City University of New York. Sharon works with... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

September 12, 2019

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Attention Caregivers:  You are not alone!  The Alzheimer’s Association is now offering a Family Caregiver Support Group. A trained former caregiver will be facilitating all group sessions.  The groups will be a safe space to discuss the unique challenges of caregiving.  Topics may include: ... Read more
Audience:

September 12, 2019

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Welcome to Sexuality and Gender Acceptance, a discussion and support group for adults about LGBTQ+ stories and issues in books, movies, TV shows, and more. This group will foster community through the sharing of stories by and for those who identify as LGBTQ+ and questioning in an inclusive,... Read more
Audience: Adult

September 13, 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 13, 2019

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Today we will be making back to school tie dye shirts while we brainstorm the future of the world and the teen space.  REgister to reserve a shirt or bring your own. Get involved! Help us reshape the teen space and the world. We want to work with you to change... Read more
Audience: Teen

September 14, 2019

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
Audience: Adult
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 14, 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

September 14, 2019

10:00am - 11:30am
Tour Wilcox Park.  Wilcox Park is home to 28 trees in the R.I. Big Tree Registry - more than any other place in the state!  Learn how a tree gets into the Registry, and meet the Champions and other Big Trees in the Park.  URI Master Gardeners will lead you around one loop of the Park, beginning and... Read more
Audience: Adult
10:00am - 2:00pm
Drop-In between 10am - 2pm to make your creation!
Audience: Kids

September 16, 2019

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Start your baby off to a great start, with this fun, interactive storyime, with songs and books and giggles galore!
Audience: Kids

September 16, 2019

6:00pm - 7:45pm
Diggin’ Your Roots: Genealogy Workshop   Description: What is genealogy? How do you start to build your own family tree? This workshop will cover the basics to get you started. You’ll learn basic research methods and work with free websites (or paper if you prefer... Read more
Audience: Adult

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