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The Library will be opening at 1 PM on Thursday, July 18, 2019

Events Listing

July 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

July 24, 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

July 24, 2019

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Our board-breaking and self-defense program teaches simple and safe jiu-jitsu skills through fun and interactive drills. First 12 registered students in this program will get to break a wooden board.   For questions, contact Melanie (mdesantis@... Read more
Audience: Teen

July 24, 2019

5:30pm - 7:00pm
 This class has been cancelled until September. 
Audience:

July 24, 2019

6:00pm - 7:30pm
As we move further and further into the Digital Age, we find ourselves confronted with questions about the information that we and our devices generate.  Who owns it?  What can we do to safeguard it and ourselves?  Should there be back doors in our devices' encryption?  Sit down with our tech staff... Read more
Audience: Adult

July 25, 2019

10:00am - 11:00am
**PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS AT CIMALORE FIELD*** Join Miss Christine from Sunflower Kids Yoga on a yoga storytelling adventure! We will listen to stories from around the world and retell them using our bodies through yoga postures. We will stretch, dance, sing, and... Read more
Audience: Kids

July 25, 2019

10:15am - 11:00am
*REGISTRATION IS FOR SESSION 4 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

July 25, 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

July 25, 2019

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

July 25, 2019

3:30pm - 4:30pm
This is a discussion and support group for teens 12-18 about LGBTQ+ stories and issues in books, movies, TV shows, and more. This group will foster discussion, the sharing of stories, and a sense of community for those who identify as LGBTQ+, questioning, or their allies in a welcoming, inclusive,... Read more
Audience: Teen

July 25, 2019

5:30pm - 7:45pm
Adults only.   Stop by our first ever board game night, and let us know more about the types of games that interest you.  Bring your own games, or play some that are part of the library's collection.  Contemporary and classic games are available, as well as experienced hands to give you tutorials... Read more
Audience: Adult

July 25, 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

July 25, 2019

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Attention Caregivers:  You are not alone!  The Alzheimer’s Association is now offering a Family Caregiver Support Group. A trained former caregiver will be facilitating all group sessions.  The groups will be a safe space to discuss the unique challenges of caregiving.  Topics may include: ... Read more
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July 26, 2019

10:00am - 11:00am
Cats and Dogs and Llamas and horses.  Yes, many animals engage in the work of sharing their beauty, gentle manner and love with the sick, injured and hurting people who look forward to their visits. Presented by Jane Greco... Read more
Audience: Kids

July 26, 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

July 26, 2019

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Build your own world. Literally. This time we'll be digging in to the art of storybuilding. How do your favorite sci-fi writers build a world that is convincing, exciting, and realistic? What kinds of storytelling elements go into setting up a sci-fi world that's either far into the future or quite... Read more
Audience: Teen

July 26, 2019

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

July 27, 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

July 27, 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

July 27, 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

July 29, 2019

10:00am - 10:45am
Come join us for some toe-tapping fun, with this participatory/interactive music program for parents and kids, birth to 5 years old.
Audience: Kids
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

July 29, 2019

9:30am - 10:30am
Sanity & Tallulah” are best friends who live in the space station at the end of the Galaxy.  Sanity uses her lab skills to create a very cute kitten who quickly wreaks havoc on the space station.  This is a fun read about friendship, science, and adventure.  Join us at the Westerly Library... Read more
Audience: Kids

July 29, 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

July 29, 2019

1:00pm - 3:00pm
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

July 29, 2019

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Create your own galactic slime! All materials and snacks provided.  We will make slime and add coloring and glitter to make it look like a galaxy, a supernova, a universe.  Take your slime home that day!  In an effort to make our programming more sustainable and earth-conscious, please bring... Read more
Audience: Teen

July 29, 2019

5:30pm - 7:00pm
 This class has been cancelled until September. 
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July 29, 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

July 30, 2019

10:00am - 11:00am
***PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS AT CRAIG FIELD*** Fiddle N' Fun is an independent music education program designed for young children. We provide unique, hands-on learning experiences through singing, movement, instruments, and much more! Owned and operated by a certified music... Read more
Audience: Kids

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