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Events Listing

June 19, 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

June 19, 2019

5:00pm - 6:00pm
This high energy, interactive magic show is sure to please both the young and young at heart! Family entertainment at its best including comedy, audience participation, special surprises and everyone's favorite “LIVE” magic bunny, Presto! Be part of this magical celebration as we experience “A... Read more
Audience: Kids

June 19, 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
3:30pm - 4:30pm
School just got out & it's time to relax! Join Christine Gallo from Sunflower Kids Yoga in the teen space to do yoga.  Sunflower Kids Yoga provides a thematic movement experience, integrating yoga, music and mindfulness.  Christine will be leading teens through a energizing yoga class,... Read more
Audience: Teen

June 19, 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
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June 19, 2019

6:00pm - 8:00pm
The registration is full for this progam.  This month's Community Spotlight is on The Westerly Land Trust!  Please join us for an all ages Full Moon hike! "We will be hiking the Dr... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

June 20, 2019

10:15am - 11:00am
Bring your little creatives to learn about different artists through a short story time followed by a group painting class. Each toddler will have their own easel and paper to paint images inspired by the artist of the day. All paints will be nontoxic and eco-friendly. Wear your play clothing and... Read more
Audience: Kids

June 20, 2019

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

June 20, 2019

4:30pm - 6:30pm
This is for all the people who want to show what they have to offer with their musical talents!  Bring an instrument if you know how to play (the teen space has a keyboard and acoustic guitar).  And if you do not have an instrument you can sing if you want.  Spoken word or poetry is also welcome. ... Read more
Audience: Teen
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Join Miss Sue and her students ages 5 to 13 for their Annual Summer Piano Recital.  Thursday, June 20th at 6 PM. Open to the public.
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

June 20, 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

June 20, 2019

6:30pm - 7:30pm
July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the Moon as part of NASA's Apollo 11 lunar mission. Join Renée Gamba, Director of the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium, to learn about NASA's past lunar missions, and what future plans it may have for the Moon. This... Read more
Audience: Kids

June 21, 2019

10:00am - 4:30pm
Welcome Summer 2019 by helping us make a Human Sundial! We will be creating the Sundial on Friday and you can come by on Saturday to see how it works!
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

June 21, 2019

1:30pm - 4:30pm
Kick off summer by celebrating the summer solstice. This year we are celebrating a Universe of Stories!  We'll have light space themed snacks, pizza, & music. If the sun is out, we'll make sun prints!  Come make your own print to take home on special UV paper while supplies last!
Audience: Teen

June 21, 2019

3:30pm - 4:30pm
We get it. Writing 5 paragraph essays isn't always a delight. But writing can still be really fun! Do you miss writing stories, poems, or just having fun and being creative for an hour of your busy day? Come join our writing circle for prompts, journaling, and snacks. Bring in any stories you're... Read more
Audience: Teen
4:00pm - 5:45pm
  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

June 22, 2019

6:00pm - 11:50pm
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June 22, 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

June 22, 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

June 22, 2019

10:00am - 11:30am
Tour Wilcox Park.  Wilcox Park is home to many native trees and shrubs, and has several gardens planted mainly with natives.  Learn about the value of natives, and see the native gardens and plants in the Park.  URI Master Gardeners will lead you around one loop of the Park, beginning and ending at... Read more
Audience: Adult

June 22, 2019

12:00pm - 2:00pm
Saturday, June 22nd 12 PM to 2 PM  Join Jamie Whitney for a walk-in Piano Concert. Escape the heat while enjoying some beautilful music. Free and open to the public. 
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

June 22, 2019

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Join us Saturday, June 22 at 1 PM on the Esplanade for the Inaugural Match on the Class of 1969 Westerly High School Chess Table. The match will be played by Ryan Sowa from North Kingston, and Hayes Goodman from Westerly.  Hayes is the state’s current middle school champion and is the state’s... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

June 24, 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

June 24, 2019

1:00pm - 3:00pm
What is a resume?  What does it have to include, and how should it be organized?  Why do you even need one? Join us for a beginner's workshop in the library's auditorium, where we'll try to answer your questions, and walk you through getting started on putting your resume together. Access to an... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

June 24, 2019

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Join us to play dungeons and dragons! We will explain all the rules and play through a long-running adventure story. All game pieces will be included; all you need to bring is a willingness to learn and play!    Spots are Limited.   Event Category: Teen   Event Locations: Teen Room, Makerspace Some... Read more
Audience: Teen

June 24, 2019

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Come paint and decorate paper lanterns like planets, aliens, starry skies, or anything else space themed to kick off the first week of summer reading. We will provide everything you need for crafting and painting. Earn raffle tickets for attending programs and reading books all summer long for a... Read more
Audience: Teen

June 24, 2019

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Come play VR with one of RICADV's Ten Men! Ask him about the group, how TEN MEN help our community and what it means to be man.    In Collaboration with the Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County.
Audience: Teen

June 24, 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 Monday Evening at 5:30 pm in the Roberts Room   Classes are also offered on... Read more
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June 24, 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

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