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Events Listing

August 08, 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

August 09, 2019

10:00am - 11:00am
Under pressure! Let's head into the lab as we explore the forces and elements governing our planet and space. With mind blowing, eye catching experiments we are about to put our states of matter to the ultimate test! Get ready for an engaging dry ice space show with At Home Science!
Audience: Kids

August 09, 2019

11:00am - 1:00pm
Summer Food Program Feeds Kids For Free With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Westerly Library & Wilcox Park provides free meals to children during the summer beginning June 24 thru August 23... Read more
Audience: Kids, Teen

August 09, 2019

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Play some of the very first arcade style video games in this video game tourney. Galaga, Super Mario Bros, Donkey Kong, Pacman, and more will be available to play throughout this open gaming session. The highest score across all games at the end of the day will win a prize! Good luck.
Audience: Teen

August 10, 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

August 10, 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

August 10, 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

August 12, 2019

6:00pm - 7:45pm
  Come join us at robotics practice! We are a group of 7th-12th graders who meet at the library once or 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... Read more
Audience: Teen

August 13, 2019

11:00am - 1:00pm
Summer Food Program Feeds Kids For Free With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Westerly Library & Wilcox Park provides free meals to children during the summer beginning June 24 thru August 23... Read more
Audience: Kids, Teen

August 13, 2019

1:00pm - 2:00pm
A dashing young orator during the Great Famine of the 1840s, in which a million of his Irish countrymen died, Thomas Francis Meagher led a failed uprising against British rule, for which he was banished to a Tasmanian prison colony. He escaped and six months later was heralded in the streets of New... Read more
Audience: Adult

August 13, 2019

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Galaxy in a jar!  Create your own glow in the dark lamp that resembles a galaxy.  Learn about the Perseids Meteor shower, which peaks on August 12th & 13th, while creating.  Or create a new galaxay star jar.  We will provide recycled jars to take home.   Snacks also provided!   ** A summer... Read more
Audience: Teen

August 13, 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

August 13, 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
8:00pm - 10:30pm
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

August 14, 2019

9:15am - 10:00am
Come join us for a storytime at the Watch Hill Memorial Library & Improvement Society.
Audience: Kids

August 14, 2019

11:00am - 1:00pm
Summer Food Program Feeds Kids For Free With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Westerly Library & Wilcox Park provides free meals to children during the summer beginning June 24 thru August 23... Read more
Audience: Kids, Teen

August 14, 2019

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Animation Nation is back! Get ready to enter a Universe of Many Stories, with the return of our stop-motion film making program. Please pre-register online starting June 1st!  Only 25 slots available and they are sure to go fast! Ages 8-12.
Audience: Kids, Teen

August 14, 2019

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

August 14, 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

August 14, 2019

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Literacy Volunteers of Washington County offers a  free conversation classes for English language learners looking to  improve their conversation skills and make new friends. Every Wednesday Evening at 5:30 pm in the Roberts Room   Classes are also offered on... Read more
Audience:

August 15, 2019

10:15am - 11:00am
*REGISTRATION IS FOR SESSION 7 ONLY *IF YOU KNOW YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE A SESSION, PLEASE LET US KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, SO THAT WAY ANOTHER CHILD MAY HAVE THAT SPOT Bring your little creatives to learn about different artists through a short story time followed by a group painting class.... Read more
Audience: Kids

August 15, 2019

11:00am - 1:00pm
Summer Food Program Feeds Kids For Free With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Westerly Library & Wilcox Park provides free meals to children during the summer beginning June 24 thru August 23... Read more
Audience: Kids, Teen

August 15, 2019

11:30am - 12:30pm
Beat the heat with an ice cream treat and some stories, at Mel's Downtown Creamery!
Audience: Kids

August 15, 2019

2:00pm - 4:00pm
 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... Read more
Audience: Teen

August 15, 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
5:00pm - 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

August 16, 2019

11:00am - 1:00pm
Summer Food Program Feeds Kids For Free With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Westerly Library & Wilcox Park provides free meals to children during the summer beginning June 24 thru August 23... Read more
Audience: Kids, Teen

August 16, 2019

2:00pm - 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

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