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

Events Listing

September 07, 2019

7:00pm - 10:00am
The United Theatre in partnership with The Westerly Library & Wilcox Park presents Movies in the Park 2019 Saturday, September 7th at Sundown Up Seventy-eight year old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his home equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

September 08, 2019

10:00am - 12:00pm
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2019 WILCOX PARK, WESTERLY, RI   WALK BEGINS AT PARK FOUNTAIN... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

September 09, 2019

10:00am - 12:00pm
Whether you have a high-end DSLR, a point-and-shoot, or just your tablet or cell phone, join us and learn to take better and more interesting photographs.  Using Wilcox Park as our subject matter, we will explore such concepts as composition, depth-of-field and macro photography.  All levels of... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

September 09, 2019

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Heirloom tomatoes, growing varieties, gardening basics, and tomato tasting. Bring one of yours to share, with the seed name and where to purchase.
Audience:

September 10, 2019

1:00pm - 2:00pm
In the episode that lends the book its title, the "ugly American" is Homer Atkins, a plain and plain-spoken man, who has been sent by the U.S. government to advise the Southeast Asian country of Sarkhan on engineering projects. When Atkins finds badly misplaced priorities and bluntly challenges the... Read more
Audience: Adult

September 10, 2019

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Come to the library for our friendly knitting, crochet, needlework, and yarn craft club. Bring your project, share your techniques or learn a new skill as you social with other crafters. Join us on the second floor in the Reference Department any time between 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm every Tuesday.  ... Read more
Audience: Adult
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

September 10, 2019

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Renaissance Toastmasters of Westerly, gathers twice a month (2nd & 4th Tuesdays) to share stories and get comfortable speaking in front of an audience. It is a process that over time helps to build self-confidence. Taking small steps, we eventually master the art of public... Read more
Audience: Adult

September 11, 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

September 11, 2019

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Last season, Shoreline Robotics were the state champions in the FIRST Tech Challenge competition, where they build and code their own robots to perform a variety of tasks.  At the World Championships, they competed against 160 teams from 22 different countries.  Drop in for an open house where you... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

September 12, 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
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Join us Thursday, September 12th at 5:30 PM for an interactive workshop about climate change. The workshop will be led by Sharon Gold. Sharon has been a resident of Wakefield for 30+ years. She Holds a Master's Degree in Environmental Studies from the City University of New York. Sharon works with... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

September 12, 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
Audience:

September 12, 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

September 14, 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

September 14, 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

September 14, 2019

10:00am - 11:30am
Tour Wilcox Park.  Wilcox Park is home to 28 trees in the R.I. Big Tree Registry - more than any other place in the state!  Learn how a tree gets into the Registry, and meet the Champions and other Big Trees in the Park.  URI Master Gardeners will lead you around one loop of the Park, beginning and... Read more
Audience: Adult

September 16, 2019

6:00pm - 7:45pm
Diggin’ Your Roots: Genealogy Workshop   Description: What is genealogy? How do you start to build your own family tree? This workshop will cover the basics to get you started. You’ll learn basic research methods and work with free websites (or paper if you prefer... Read more
Audience: Adult

September 17, 2019

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Come to the library for our friendly knitting, crochet, needlework, and yarn craft club. Bring your project, share your techniques or learn a new skill as you social with other crafters. Join us on the second floor in the Reference Department any time between 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm every Tuesday.  ... Read more
Audience: Adult

September 17, 2019

6:00pm - 7:45pm
Amatuer or experienced sewers are welcome to come by.  Sit down and talk with others while working on your project of choice.   Meets every tuesday except the second in each month, in the library's Makerspace, The Boiler Room, from 6 to 7:45pm.
Audience: Adult

September 18, 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

September 19, 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

September 20, 2019

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Please join us for this month's Community Spotlight on Stand Up for Animals! The event will be held at the shelter where there will be a presentation complete with dog trainers and tips, and tours to follow! This is a family friendly... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

September 20, 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

September 21, 2019

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

September 21, 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

September 21, 2019

3:00pm - 6:00pm
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

September 23, 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

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