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Westerly Library is open for browsing by appointment. Computers, printing, scanning, and copying are available by reservation. We are unable to accommodate walk-ins at this time. To make a reservation please call 401.596.2877 x930 for Circulation, and x311 for the Computer Lab. Library Takeout Service is still available and the book drop is open for returns. And don't forget to check out all of our virtual programs and resources!

Events Listing

October 06, 2020

10:00am - 11:15am
Join a virtual sitdown with our library staff for advice on job hunting!  Each week we'll discuss a different set of topics about being a job seeker, and how to make your candidacy stand out from the crowd, and try to answer your questions and advice.  Specific topics will be announced a couple of... Read more
Audience: Adult

October 06, 2020

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

October 06, 2020

5:30pm - 7:30pm
While the library is closed the Knit and Crochet Group is still meeting virtually!  For more information please email cwalsh@westerlylibrary.org.
Audience: Adult

October 07, 2020

9:00am - 1:00pm
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

October 07, 2020

9:30am - 10:00am
STRETCH & STRENGTHENSummer ESSENTRICS featured at Wilcox Park!Ready for a workout that gets results and relieves pain & stiffness?!  The class is held behind the Park pond near the YMCA. Heather Van Dam is a certified Essentrics Instructor, ACSM certified Group Exercise Instructor and NAFC... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

October 07, 2020

4:00pm - 4:15pm
October Challenge: "Movin' on up" Items needed: 8-12 cups, one of which is a different color Go to our Westerly Library & Wilcox Park Youtub... Read more
Audience: Kids

October 07, 2020

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Wednesday, October 7th at 6:30pm  "Meditation for Inner Peace During Turbulent Times" with Markus Schramm via zoom. We are living in a time that often feels confusing and stressful.  People are more anxious and... Read more
Audience: Adult

October 08, 2020

3:00pm - 4:00pm
 Interested in learning the basics of art? Join us on Zoom as we show you the basics of drawing and painting and crafting! *Online registration required at least one day prior. Please email skobos@westerlylibrary.org  
Audience: Teen

October 10, 2020

10:30am - 12:30pm
Adult Writers Workshop will meet every Saturday via Zoom. 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 Allynn at awilkinson@... Read more
Audience: Adult

October 12, 2020

9:00am - 8:00pm
Audience:

October 13, 2020

10:00am - 10:15am
Enjoy these pre-recorded storytimes on our Westerly Library & Wilcox Park YouTube Channel    
Audience: Kids
10:00am - 11:15am
Join a virtual sitdown with our library staff for advice on job hunting!  Each week we'll discuss a different set of topics about being a job seeker, and how to make your candidacy stand out from the crowd, and try to answer your questions and advice.  Specific topics will be announced a couple of... Read more
Audience: Adult

October 13, 2020

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
1:00pm - 2:00pm
"Ordinary Grace" by William Ken Krueger "Looking back at a tragic event that occurred durin his thirteenth year, Frank Drum... Read more
Audience: Adult

October 13, 2020

5:30pm - 7:30pm
While the library is closed the Knit and Crochet Group is still meeting virtually!  For more information please email cwalsh@westerlylibrary.org.
Audience: Adult

October 14, 2020

9:30am - 10:00am
STRETCH & STRENGTHENSummer ESSENTRICS featured at Wilcox Park!Ready for a workout that gets results and relieves pain & stiffness?!  The class is held behind the Park pond near the YMCA. Heather Van Dam is a certified Essentrics Instructor, ACSM certified Group Exercise Instructor and NAFC... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

October 14, 2020

4:00pm - 4:15pm
Find out this months top reads, new arrivals and librarian favs!
Audience: Kids

October 14, 2020

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Our Cookbook Club is returning virtually! Please join us once a month to prepare and share recipes from the selected cookbook. Books will be held at Circulation for checkout at the beginning of the month. Pre-registration is required for this program. For more information or to a reserve a... Read more
Audience: Adult

October 15, 2020

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Looking for some book recommendations? Or want to chat about what you've been reading? Maybe want feedback on something you're writing? Join your teen librarians (roughly) every other Thursday from 3-4pm for a digital open discussion on anything book or writing related! We'll be using Zoom, and you... Read more
Audience: Teen

October 17, 2020

10:30am - 12:30pm
Adult Writers Workshop will meet every Saturday via Zoom. 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 Allynn at awilkinson@... Read more
Audience: Adult

October 19, 2020

9:00am - 4:00pm
During the 3rd week of each month, we will have Crafternoon kits available to-go!  Call (401) 596-2877 x306 (Reference Department)... Read more
Audience: Adult

October 19, 2020

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Join us for some trivia fun! We’ll be meeting through Zoom and using Kahoot. Topics will vary.  The easiest way to participate is with both a computer and a smart phone, please download the Kahoot app! *Online registration required at least one day prior. Please email... Read more
Audience: Teen

October 19, 2020

4:00pm - 4:15pm
  Don’t lose your cool! Check out some fun tips, tricks and activities to help keep calm and school on!  Find these short, pre-recorded videos on our  Westerly Library & Wilcox Park YouTube Channel    
Audience: Kids

October 20, 2020

9:00am - 4:00pm
Come grab a bag of supplies from the ‘Kids’ tote that will be located outside the Library front door.  Please note, supplies are limited, first come, first serve,we are unable to reserve or set aside crafts. 1 per child
Audience: Kids

October 20, 2020

10:00am - 11:15am
Join a virtual sitdown with our library staff for advice on job hunting!  Each week we'll discuss a different set of topics about being a job seeker, and how to make your candidacy stand out from the crowd, and try to answer your questions and advice.  Specific topics will be announced a couple of... Read more
Audience: Adult

October 20, 2020

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

October 20, 2020

2:00pm - 3:00pm
This month's theme is Movies from 1941 Join us on Zoom as we discuss-   How Green Was My Valley The Maltese Falcon Citizen Kane   As well as discussing the movie, we always love to share recommendations about movies and tv shows. It's always fun and laughs are... Read more
Audience: Adult

October 20, 2020

5:30pm - 7:30pm
While the library is closed the Knit and Crochet Group is still meeting virtually!  For more information please email cwalsh@westerlylibrary.org.
Audience: Adult

October 20, 2020

6:00pm - 7:00pm
This event will be pending state regulations for group size at the time due to Covid.
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

October 21, 2020

9:30am - 10:00am
STRETCH & STRENGTHENSummer ESSENTRICS featured at Wilcox Park!Ready for a workout that gets results and relieves pain & stiffness?!  The class is held behind the Park pond near the YMCA. Heather Van Dam is a certified Essentrics Instructor, ACSM certified Group Exercise Instructor and NAFC... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

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