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Events Listing

October 23, 2019

4:00pm - 7:45pm
  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
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

October 23, 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:
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Get in the spooky spirit with some family favorite movies! Drinks and popcorn will be provided for our ghost and ghouls viewer entertainment! *Parental accompaniment required A group of kids discover that... Read more
Audience: Kids

October 24, 2019

10:00am - 10:45am
Hop, skip, jump and wiggle your way to 3-5 Year Old Storytime! This storytime is jam packed with stories, songs, play and crafting!
Audience: Kids

October 24, 2019

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Make your own Halloween make up out of natural ingredients.  We will use wild colors so you can look out of this world. All ingredients and materials provided.   Registration is required and limited.  This program is intended for ages 13 -19.   Please contact the teen space with... Read more
Audience: Teen
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Come have some screen free fun with the famiily!  Each week there will be different board games provided from 3-6pm, for families to come and enjoy. Games are geared towards ages 7 and up, but all are welcome
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

October 24, 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

October 24, 2019

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Due to staff changes the Dementia Family Caregiver Support Group has been cancelled until further notice. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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October 25, 2019

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Every job search has to start somewhere, but with the explosion of information and postings available online, knowing where to start and how to narrow information can be daunting. Join us for a free hands on class, on navigating indeed.com, the world's largest website for job postings, and using it... Read more
Audience: Adult

October 25, 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

October 25, 2019

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Call or come in to sign up for a one on one 15 minute time slot to read to a Therapy Dog. This program is designed for independent readers to help boost confidence in reading aloud. Call or come in to reserve your spot for this (p)awesome program! Time slots available:   4:00   ... Read more
Audience: Kids

October 26, 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

October 26, 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 Marilyn at mrusso@westerlylibrary.org... Read more
Audience: Adult
9:30am - 12:00pm
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

October 26, 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
10:00am - 2:00pm
Drop-In between 10am - 2pm to make your creation!
Audience: Kids

October 26, 2019

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Attention all ghouls and goblins! It's time to celebrate our annual Kids Halloween Party! Join us this year as our special guests, Maleficent and Aurora provide us with a spooktacular time, as they sing, play games, meet and greets and more (can Aurora convince Maleficent that she's really not... Read more
Audience: Kids

October 26, 2019

7:00pm - 10:00am
The United Theatre in partnership with The Westerly Library & Wilcox Park presents Movies in the Park 2019 Saturday, October 26th at Sundown... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

October 28, 2019

10:00am - 12:00pm
Movie and Q&A with Westerly's Plastic Reduction Committee Free event, open to everyone. We are grateful to collaborate with Green Planet Films in the Velvet Mill to spread education and awareness regarding reduction of waste in our town. This will be a monthly event with a new movie. Event... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

October 28, 2019

2:00pm - 2:30pm
This afternoon storytime is for all ages!  Join us for wonderful read-alouds, songs and games with Miss Meagan!
Audience: Kids

October 28, 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
Audience: Adult

October 28, 2019

6:30pm - 9:00pm
Dante Society presents Italian Film Festival  Golden Door Monday, October 28th at 6:30 pm The story is set at the beginning of the 20th century in Sicily. Salvatore, a very poor farmer, and a widower, decides to emigrate to the US with all his family, including his old mother. Before they embark,... Read more
Audience: Adult

October 28, 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

October 29, 2019

10:00am - 10:45am
Our Tuesday 10 am Family Storytime and Craft with Miss Sandy for all ages!  Join us for wonderful read-alouds, songs and other storytime activities
Audience: Kids

October 29, 2019

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Do you, or a loved one, need information on where to access local social service agencies for food, clothing, classes, healthcare and more? Or maybe you have broad questions on what kind of help might be available.... With a history of assisting individuals connect with the appropriate resources,... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

October 29, 2019

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Even tech gurus need support sometimes.  Stop by the library and pick the brains of our technology staff about those pesky problems that are troubling you.  Feel free to bring a troublesome device with you.
Audience: Adult

October 29, 2019

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Attend a panel hosted by Domestic Violence Resource Center! We’ve invited different community members to explain how domestic violence has impacted them. Listen to experiences from health service workers, law enforcement, Domestic Violence advocates and... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

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