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Events Listing

August 11, 2022

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Please join us for Zumba classes Thursday evenings with Yvonne Brown and Tina Pagliusi! Classes will be held on the grassy area by the fountain in Wilcox Park, weather permitting.  "When it comes to body sculpting, Zumba® Toning raises the bar (or rather, the toning stick)! It combines targeted... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

August 11, 2022

7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Colonial Theatre of Westerly presents Samuel Beckett’s classic masterpiece WAITING FOR GODOT on stage, outdoors in Wilcox Park, directed by Marion Markham. Visitors are welcome and encouraged to bring a blanket or chair for seating, or a picnic dinner to enjoy during the show. Tickets... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

August 12, 2022

9:00am - 10:00am
We invite you to join us and Michael Dotolo for yoga in Wilcox Park on Fridays at 9:00am! We will be meeting on the back side of the pond. About the class: Sum Yoga is a more traditional practice of hatha yoga designed to sum up the actions of posture, breathing, and concentration... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

August 12, 2022

10:00am - 10:30am
Join us in Wilcox Park by the fountain and gather round with instructors from the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, to craft, hear folktales of local wildlife and meet a live animal. Children use natural items as stamps and create seed mosaics, and end the class with the campfire staple...... Read more
Audience: Kids
10:00am - 11:00am
Members of organization Project Outreach of Westerly will have a table set up outside the library's Old Main Reading Room the second Friday of every month from 10-11 am. They will be there to aid veterans in navigating available benefits and other services.   The mission of Project Outreach is to... Read more
Audience: Adult

August 12, 2022

4:30pm - 5:30pm
In partnership with Savoy Bookshop and Bank Square Books, please join us for a discussion with author Jamie Ford and his new book The Many Daughters of... Read more
Audience: Adult

August 12, 2022

7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Colonial Theatre of Westerly presents Samuel Beckett’s classic masterpiece WAITING FOR GODOT on stage, outdoors in Wilcox Park, directed by Marion Markham. Visitors are welcome and encouraged to bring a blanket or chair for seating, or a picnic dinner to enjoy during the show. Tickets... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

August 13, 2022

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
9:00am - 4:00pm
Come pick up a kit in the Kids room with templates and photos to create your very own scavenger hunt! While supplies last, materials will be available beginning August 13th. For more information or questions please contact the Kids room x316.
Audience: Kids

August 13, 2022

10:00am - 11:30am
Wilcox Park is a world class arboretum and holds a large variety of tree species. This tour showcases some of the Master Gardeners favorite trees in the Park. The Master Gardeners will also tell you a bit about trees—how they grow and reproduce, how to identify some trees. URI Master Gardeners will... Read more
Audience: Adult
10:00am - 12:30pm
The Westerly Writers Group will meet the second Saturday of each month. Share work, discuss readings, and write in response to prompts in this group-led writing workshop. All experience levels and genre interests welcome.  If you are interested in joining the group please first contact Dyann at... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

August 13, 2022

10:30am - 11:30am
Please join us for Zumba in Wilcox Park on Saturday mornings with Yvonne Brown and Tina Pagliusi! Classes will be held on the grassy area by the fountain, weather permitting.  "Zumba is a fitness program that combines Latin and international music with dance moves. Zumba routines incorporate... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

August 13, 2022

1:00pm - 3:00pm
At Camp Chumbawamba, residents tell stories of the long abandoned cabin on the edge of the woods, where, according to legend, the monstrous “Big Face” is responsible for several disappearances...." Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to join a one-day role playing campaign led by Midsummer Games. ... Read more
Audience: Teen

August 13, 2022

7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Colonial Theatre of Westerly presents Samuel Beckett’s classic masterpiece WAITING FOR GODOT on stage, outdoors in Wilcox Park, directed by Marion Markham. Visitors are welcome and encouraged to bring a blanket or chair for seating, or a picnic dinner to enjoy during the show. Tickets... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

August 15, 2022

10:00am - 7:30pm
During the 3rd week of each month, we will have Crafternoon kits available to-go! Our Adult Crafternoon Kits are available on a first come, first served basis. Kits will be available beginning at 10 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the library, and are limited to one per person please. This month, we're... Read more
Audience: Adult

August 15, 2022

10:30am - 11:30am
Please join us for Zumba in Wilcox Park on Saturday mornings with Yvonne Brown and Tina Pagliusi! Classes will be held on the grassy area by the fountain, weather permitting.  "Zumba is a fitness program that combines Latin and international music with dance moves. Zumba routines incorporate... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

August 15, 2022

1:00pm - 1:30pm
Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to work in the teen garden bed, cutting flowers to take home or press. Teens that attend this program will receive their Green Thumb Badge for their Summer Adventure Journal.  Registration is required. The statewide Rhode Island Summer Reading Program is supported... Read more
Audience: Teen

August 15, 2022

6:00pm - 6:30pm
Join us in Wilcox Park by the fountain for some family fitness and fun. We'll try hula hoop, jump rope and ribbon games for a fun way to get moving! If it's raining, we'll meet up in the Terrace room on the library's third floor. *Please note: patrons will be responsible for their own social... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

August 16, 2022

9:00am - 10:00am
We invite you to join us and Chelsea from Bluebird Yoga for an all levels (beginner friendly) yoga practice in the park Tuesdays at 9:00am! Wake up your body with a gentle stretch followed by flowing movement and strengthening. We will be meeting behind the pond, next to the big tree and near the... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

August 16, 2022

10:00am - 11:00am
Join us at Westerly Library & Wilcox Park for activities, interactive songs, games and so much more! For more information, or to register, contact Maria Camarena at mcamarena@westerly.k12.ri.us/ Parents as Teachers is committed to making a... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

August 16, 2022

11:00am - 11:45am
Please join Genviéve Spitale from The Chorus of Westerly at 11:00am in Wilcox Park for an interactive musical performance! Geared towards families of children ages 0-6, all are invited to bring a blanket and sing, clap, dance, and play along to live children's music. In the event of rain, the... Read more
Audience: Kids

August 16, 2022

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.... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

August 16, 2022

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Do you have problems with technology?Do you have questions about new gadgets?Do you have frustrations with the internet? NEW day and time!Come join us every Tuesday afternoon at 2PM via... Read more
Audience: Adult

August 16, 2022

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Escape into another world! Join us in Teen Space for a teen-led Dungeons & Dragons campaign! Build your character and set off on an adventure. No previous Dungeons & Dragons experience required! Teens that attend this event between the dates of June 21st-August 16th will receive the... Read more
Audience: Teen

August 16, 2022

5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Knit and Crochet Group is a social event - bring a project to work on and talk about! Drop in any time between 5:30 and 7:30 pm to craft and chat. This program is not a class for learning to knit or crochet, but attendees are usually willing and able to answer questions if you’re having trouble... Read more
Audience: Adult

August 17, 2022

10:00am - 10:30am
Please join us on Wednesdays at 10:00 am in the Terrace room for a family storytime! The program will be geared towards ages birth through 11 years when accompanied by a caregiver.  *Please note: masks are optional and patrons will be responsible for their own social distancing. 
Audience: Kids

August 17, 2022

9:30am - 10:00am
STRETCH & STRENGTHEN Ready for a workout that gets results and relieves pain & stiffness?! Get ready to dynamically strengthen and stretch to develop a strong, toned and elongated body with full range of motion! Spring into Summer ESSENTRICS featured at Wilcox Park! Heather Van Dam is a... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

August 17, 2022

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Will this summer be boring…dull…ho hum even? Not with Animation Nation returning to Westerly Library! Join us for our exciting LEGO stop-motion movie making program, taking place all summer long. Can Batman and Santa team up to save the day? Will Bigfoot and Boba Fett prove too much for our heroes... Read more
Audience: Kids

August 17, 2022

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Our Cookbook Club is meeting once again! Please join us once a month to share our prepared dishes and experiences with recipes from the selected cookbook. Books will be held at Circulation for checkout at the beginning of the month. Dishes must be ready-made, and please provide your own serving... Read more
Audience: Adult

August 18, 2022

10:00am - 1:00pm
Join the Friends for their Summer Pop-up Book Sales! Look for them out on the esplanade Thursdays from 10 am-1 pm, weather permitting. Cash or check only please. For more information or questions please contact the Friends at friends@westerlylibrary.org... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

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