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  • Westerly Library & Wilcox Park and the Westerly Historical Society invite you to celebrate the launch of their new book. Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 6:30 pm in the Hoxie Gallery. Light...
  • Join us Saturday, November 24th at 4:15 pm for a magical kick-off to the holidays! Leading up to the lighting, Mark Sullivan will read "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" and start us off singing some...
  • Learn about our amazing Special Collections here!
  • Come to the library on Tuesday nights for a knitting, crochet, needlework, and yarn craft club. Bring your project, work on a project with others, share your techniques, learn new skills, or swap...

What's Happening

November 15
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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.
November 15
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6:00pm - 7:30pm
This is a information session for anyone who is interested in becoming a foster parent in Westerly, RI. Thursday, November 15th at 6pm.
November 15
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6:00pm - 7:30pm
Come play Cribbage in a fun and relaxed environment.  Welcome to all ages! The library has some boards but please bring one if you can! Registration is NOT required beforehand.  Contact Melanie at mdesantis@westerlylibrary.org with any questions...
November 16
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10:00am - 12:00pm
This is a organizational meeting to start a new group of memoir writers. Free and open the the public. Friday, Nov. 16 at 10 am 
November 16
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12:45pm - 2:30pm
This program has been cancelled for Nov. 16th. Please join them Nov. 30th at 12:45. Contact ...
November 17
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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 ...
November 15
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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!
November 15
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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.
November 15
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6:00pm - 7:30pm
Come play Cribbage in a fun and relaxed environment.  Welcome to all ages! The library has some boards but please bring one if you can! Registration is NOT required beforehand.  Contact Melanie at mdesantis@westerlylibrary.org with any questions...
November 17
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10:00am - 2:00pm
Drop-In between 10am - 2pm to make your creation!
November 20
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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
November 21
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10:00am - 10:45am
  Join us as we venture through song and story each week in our 1-3 Year Old Storytime. It's the perfect time to spend with your little one!
November 15
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5:00pm - 6:00pm
Take action about environmental issues in our community.  How can we go green here?  Become a part of Teens Against Pollution!  Plan petitions, write letters to the editor, make activist art. 
November 15
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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.
November 15
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6:00pm - 7:30pm
Come play Cribbage in a fun and relaxed environment.  Welcome to all ages! The library has some boards but please bring one if you can! Registration is NOT required beforehand.  Contact Melanie at mdesantis@westerlylibrary.org with any questions...
November 16
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12:45pm - 2:30pm
This program has been cancelled for Nov. 16th. Please join them Nov. 30th at 12:45. Contact ...
November 16
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3:00pm - 4:30pm
Come to a Write Rhode Island Workshop with local writer Amanda Kallis in preparation for the Write Rhode Island Short Fiction Contest.  In collaboration with School One! More details TBA.   Open to all eligible contest participants, students enrolled in RI schools, grades 7 through 12 or equivalent...
November 16
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4:00pm - 5:45pm
  Come join us at robotics practice! We are a group of 7th-12th graders who meet at the library once or 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...
Saturday, November 24
4:15pm - 5:00pm
Join us for a magical kick-off to the holidays! Leading up to the lighting, Mark Sullivan will read "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" and start us off singing some classic carols with the Chorus of Westerly. Make sure to come by the library earlier in the day as we will have lots of festive... Read More
Sunday, May 19
9:00am - 3:00pm
Friday, May 24
9:00am - 5:00pm
Monday, May 27
10:00am - 11:00am
The Hoxie Gallery, named after William D. and Lavinia B. Hoxie, is a public art gallery that generally displays the work of local area artists. In keeping with the overall mission of the Memorial and... Read More
On Display:
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 to Thursday, November 1, 2018