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Westerly Library is now available by appointment only. Some sections of the first floor will be available for browsing material and to utilize the public computer lab, by reservation only. During this initial reopening phase we are unable to accommodate walk-ins. To make a reservation please call 401.596.2877 ext 930 for Circulation and ext 311 for the computer lab. Please check back for updates! Library Takeout Service is still available via the Books & Materials tab for contact-free pickup and the book drop is now open for material returns.

Events Listing

July 23, 2020

10:00am - 10:15am
    Join Judy and Meagan as they travel to various locations in our downtown community to read fun, themed picture books!  Find these short, pre-recorded videos on our ‘Kids Online Programming’ Facebook Group (... Read more
Audience: Kids

July 23, 2020

11:30am - 1:00pm
With summer here, it’s time to think about keeping children and teens healthy while school is out. Westerly Library & Wilcox Park provides free meals to children and teens during the summer beginning June 29 thru August 31, 2020. This summer, FREE... Read more
Audience: Kids, Teen

July 23, 2020

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Can you believe it? We're about halfway through our Summer Reading Program! In keeping with this year's theme "Imagine Your Story", let's meet up to talk about great memoirs/biographies you've been reading throughout the summer! Contact Caroline for Zoom meeting details-... Read more
Audience: Adult

July 23, 2020

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Want to learn how to cook but don’t know where to begin? Start here! We’ll walk you through, on Zoom, the basics of some of the most versatile dishes you can make.  *Online registration required at least one day prior. Please email skobos@westerlylibrary.... Read more
Audience: Teen

July 24, 2020

10:00am - 11:00am
First  25 pre-registrants will receive a bag of supplies needed, to follow along and create their own masterpiece! Pre-registrants will be sent a link and password to join the Zoom program and will be notified if they are one of the first 25 pre-registrants, and instructions on when to pick up... Read more
Audience: Kids

July 24, 2020

11:30am - 1:00pm
With summer here, it’s time to think about keeping children and teens healthy while school is out. Westerly Library & Wilcox Park provides free meals to children and teens during the summer beginning June 29 thru August 31, 2020. This summer, FREE... Read more
Audience: Kids, Teen

July 25, 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

July 27, 2020

9:00am - 3:00pm
Come grab a bag of supplies from the ‘Kids’ tote that will be located outside the Library front door. Each Monday there will be a new craft. Please note, supplies are limited, first come, first serve,we are unable to reserve or set aside crafts. 1 per child
Audience: Kids
9:00am - 3:00pm
Come and grab a teen take & make craft kit! Each week will feature a different bag of goodies for you to take home and assemble. Although instructions and most supplies will be provided, some household staples like scissors and glue will not be. While supplies last, one per teen please!
Audience: Teen

July 27, 2020

10:00am - 10:15am
  Don’t lose your cool! Check out some fun tips, tricks and activities to help keep calm and summer on!    Find these short, pre-recorded videos on our ‘Kids Online Programming’ Facebook Group (located under ‘... Read more
Audience: Kids

July 27, 2020

11:30am - 1:00pm
With summer here, it’s time to think about keeping children and teens healthy while school is out. Westerly Library & Wilcox Park provides free meals to children and teens during the summer beginning June 29 thru August 31, 2020. This summer, FREE... Read more
Audience: Kids, Teen

July 27, 2020

3:00pm - 3:15pm
Enjoy some fun stories with Sara!  Find these short, pre-recorded videos on our ‘Kids Online Programming’ Facebook Group (located under ‘Groups’ on the Westerly Library & Wilcox Park Facebook Page), as well as... Read more
Audience: Kids

July 28, 2020

11:00am - 12:00pm
Join us on Zoom to explore the magical world of herbs! Learn about their properties and benefits and their special role in Harry’s universe. Then play a game to see how much you’ve learned! *Online registration required at least one day prior  
Audience: Teen

July 28, 2020

11:30am - 1:00pm
With summer here, it’s time to think about keeping children and teens healthy while school is out. Westerly Library & Wilcox Park provides free meals to children and teens during the summer beginning June 29 thru August 31, 2020. This summer, FREE... Read more
Audience: Kids, Teen

July 28, 2020

1:00pm - 4:00pm
While the Westerly Library is closed and 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... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

July 28, 2020

2:00pm - 2:15pm
Join Judy and Meagan and beat the heat with some yummy treats!  Find these short, pre-recorded videos on our ‘Kids Online Programming’ Facebook Group (located under ‘Groups’ on the Westerly Library & Wilcox... Read more
Audience: Kids

July 28, 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
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Julia Reid is a resident of Westerly, and a 200 hour certified yoga teacher. She teaches Baptiste power yoga.  She has been practicing yoga on and off for 3 years, and has trained with many professional yoga instructors all over the world. Outside of yoga, Julia is a Special Education Teacher. She... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

July 29, 2020

9:30am - 10:00am
STRETCH & STRENGTHENSummer ESSENTRICS featured at Wilcox Park!Ready for a workout that gets results and relieves pain & stiffness?!   Heather Van Dam is a certified Essentrics Instructor, ACSM certified Group Exercise Instructor and NAFC Personal Trainer. Heather specializes in functional... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

July 29, 2020

10:00am - 10:30am
  Come chat with the Westerly Children’s Librarians for a 'dress like your favorite book/fairytale character" themed book chat. Tell us what you’ve been reading, a joke, story or something fun you’ve done. Time permitted, we will have a read-aloud too! Pre-registrants... Read more
Audience: Kids

July 29, 2020

11:30am - 1:00pm
With summer here, it’s time to think about keeping children and teens healthy while school is out. Westerly Library & Wilcox Park provides free meals to children and teens during the summer beginning June 29 thru August 31, 2020. This summer, FREE... Read more
Audience: Kids, Teen

July 29, 2020

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Please join us for a virtual Cookbook Club meeting! We will be dining and discussing meals prepared from our own family recipes. All are encouraged to prepare and share a recipe from your family for the meeting. This meeting will be held via Zoom. For more information, to send your recipe to... Read more
Audience: Adult

July 30, 2020

10:00am - 10:15am
    Join Judy and Meagan as they travel to various locations in our downtown community to read fun, themed picture books!  Find these short, pre-recorded videos on our ‘Kids Online Programming’ Facebook Group (... Read more
Audience: Kids

July 30, 2020

11:30am - 1:00pm
With summer here, it’s time to think about keeping children and teens healthy while school is out. Westerly Library & Wilcox Park provides free meals to children and teens during the summer beginning June 29 thru August 31, 2020. This summer, FREE... Read more
Audience: Kids, Teen

July 30, 2020

3:30pm - 4:30pm
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 every Thursday from 3:30-4:30 for a digital open discussion on anything book or writing related! We'll be using Zoom, and you can find... Read more
Audience: Teen

July 31, 2020

10:00am - 10:30am
Join Mike Markowitz with some fun songs to sing and dance around to! Pre-registrants will be sent a link and password to join the Zoom program.        
Audience: Kids

July 31, 2020

11:30am - 1:00pm
With summer here, it’s time to think about keeping children and teens healthy while school is out. Westerly Library & Wilcox Park provides free meals to children and teens during the summer beginning June 29 thru August 31, 2020. This summer, FREE... Read more
Audience: Kids, Teen

August 01, 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

August 03, 2020

9:00am - 3:00pm
Come grab a bag of supplies from the ‘Kids’ tote that will be located outside the Library front door. Each Monday there will be a new craft. Please note, supplies are limited, first come, first serve,we are unable to reserve or set aside crafts. 1 per child
Audience: Kids
9:00am - 3:00pm
Come and grab a teen take & make craft kit! Each week will feature a different bag of goodies for you to take home and assemble. Although instructions and most supplies will be provided, some household staples like scissors and glue will not be. While supplies last, one per teen please!
Audience: Teen

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