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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

September 08, 2020

10:00am - 10:15am
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

September 08, 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
1:00pm - 2:00pm
"Ask Again, Yes" by Mary Beth Keane.  "Francis Gleeson and Brian Stanhope, rookie NYPD cops, are neighbors in the suburbs. What happens... Read more
Audience: Adult

September 08, 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

September 10, 2020

3:00pm - 4:00pm
 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

September 10, 2020

4:30pm - 5:00pm
Listen to Miss Krystal read some of the books on the  Westerly Public Schools Battle of the Books list! Find these short, pre-recorded videos on our ‘Kids Online Programming’ Facebook Group (located under ‘Groups’... Read more
Audience: Kids

September 10, 2020

6:00pm - 8:30pm
We're excited to host ENRICHri for Introduction to Homeschooling: A Workshop for Parents New to Homeschooling or Interested in Homeschooling. The topics that will be discussed include: Homeschooling in Rhode Island: state laws, district policies and what to submit 101 Reasons... Read more
Audience: Adult

September 11, 2020

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 ... Read more
Audience: Kids

September 12, 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

September 14, 2020

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Starting to think about what you'd like for a job or career but not clear on your options? Let us show you some of the resources you can use to make informed decisions for your future!  *Online registration required at least one day prior. Please email ... Read more
Audience: Teen

September 15, 2020

10:00am - 10:15am
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

September 15, 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

September 15, 2020

2:00pm - 3:00pm
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September 15, 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

September 16, 2020

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Our Cookbook Club is returning virtually! Please join us once a month to prepare and share recipes from the selected cookbook. Some of the books will be held at Circulation for the meeting at the beginning of the month, but please contact Amanda in Circulation if you're interested in scheduling a... Read more
Audience: Adult

September 16, 2020

7:00pm - 7:15pm
Get cozy and cuddled up as you listed to a bedtime story from the Children's Room team!
Audience: Kids

September 17, 2020

3:00pm - 4:00pm
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 (roughly) every other Thursday from 3-4pm for a digital open discussion on anything book or writing related! We'll be using Zoom, and you... Read more
Audience: Teen

September 18, 2020

4:00pm - 4:15pm
Get bendy with books as Miss Krystal reads a yoga themed picture book, and then leads us through those poses
Audience: Kids

September 19, 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

September 21, 2020

9:00am - 4:00pm
During the 3rdweek of each month, we will have Crafternoon kits available to-go!  Call (401) 596-2877 x306 (Reference Department)... Read more
Audience: Adult

September 21, 2020

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Join us for some trivia fun! We’ll be meeting through Zoom and using Kahoot. Topics will vary.  The easiest way to participate is with both a computer and a smart phone, please download the Kahoot app! *Online registration required at least one day prior. Please email... Read more
Audience: Teen

September 22, 2020

10:00am - 10:15am
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
10:00am - 1:00pm
Are you registered to vote? Have you moved recently and need to update your registration? Stop by the Esplanade in Wilcox Park between 10 am and 1 pm to register. We will have paper registrations on hand for both Rhode Island and Connecticut. You will also be able to register online with... Read more
Audience: Adult

September 22, 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

September 22, 2020

2:00pm - 4:30pm
Are you registered to vote? Have you moved recently and need to update your registration? Stop by the Esplanade in Wilcox Park between 2 pm and 4:30 pm to register. We will have paper registrations on hand for both Rhode Island and Connecticut. You will also be able to register online with... Read more
Audience: Adult

September 22, 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

September 22, 2020

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Tuesday September 22nd at 6:30pm "Begin the Fall Season with Meditation" with Nirav Sheth via zoom. Meditation has been known as a healing modality.  Many people all over the world are turning to meditation to help... Read more
Audience: Adult

September 24, 2020

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
Audience: Teen

September 25, 2020

4:00pm - 4:15pm
Check out this months STEAM building challenge in our Kids Facebook Group! Use whatever you have in your house to build with We can’t wait to... Read more
Audience: Kids

September 26, 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

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