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  • Join us Wednesday, July 24 at 1 PM for our board-breaking and self-defense program. They teach simple and safe jiu-jitsu skills through fun and interactive drills. First 12 registered students in...
  • Join us on Friday, September 6th for There's Nothing Trivial About Westerly!  This wildly fun trivia game will be at the Windjammer Surf Bar in Misquamicut and will feature four rounds of trivia and...
  • Monday, July 22nd at 6pm. Once a month, the Cookbook Club will meet in the 3rd floor Terrace Room from 6:00-7:30pm. Each meeting will focus on a different cookbook, which is made available for check-...
  • Become a part of History! Stop by Westerly Library's Media Room and share your suggestions for items to leave in the 350th Anniversary Time Capsule. Also, save the date - we will be digging up the...

What's Happening

July 22
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6:00pm - 7:30pm
If you're a fan of books and food, this club is for you! Once a month, the Cookbook Club meets in the 3rd floor Terrace Room. Each month we focus on a different cookbook: we choose recipes to prepare and share with the group, and discuss the cookbook over a delicious meal!    This month, we'll be...
July 23
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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.  ...
July 23
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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.
July 23
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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...
July 24
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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...
July 25
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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...
July 22
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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...
July 22
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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...
July 23
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10:00am - 11:00am
**PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS AT CRAIG 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 breathe...
July 23
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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...
July 24
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10:00am - 11:00am
Sensei Dean will teach kids fun, karate-based drills, basic karate moves likes blocks and jump-kicks, and how to show confidence and respect. Some lucky kids will even get to break a real wooden board!
July 24
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10:00am - 10:45am
Special Toddler Music program Wed July 24 at 10:00 am with Chris "Kavi" Carbone  (weather permitting) at the Runaway Bunny statue in our own Wilcox Park. Bring a chair or blanket and a picnic, and enjoy a wonderful musical morning. (In case of inclement weather we'll be in the...
July 22
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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...
July 22
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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...
July 22
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6:00pm - 7:45pm
  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...
July 23
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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...
July 23
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2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ready for a competition to celebrate this year's 50th anniversary of the moon landing? The challenge goes like this: design a moon shuttle model out of recycled materials that prevents your two "astronauts" from catapulting out of their shuttle upon landing. Show your understanding of air...
July 24
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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...
Monday, July 22
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Stage Door Theater Company presents its summer production of “You Do Not Want to See a Nun at the DMV, ” a comedy written and directed by Eugene J. Celico. The story begins when Sister Mary Rita and Sister Mary Sybil go to the Division of Motor Vehicles in Cranston, RI to renew Sister Rita’s... Read More
Wednesday, July 24
10:00am - 10:45am
Special Toddler Music program Wed July 24 at 10:00 am with Chris "Kavi" Carbone  (weather permitting) at the Runaway Bunny statue in our own Wilcox Park. Bring a chair or blanket and a picnic, and enjoy a wonderful musical morning. (In case of inclement weather we'll be in the... Read More
Thursday, July 25
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
Friday, July 26
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
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, July 3, 2019 to Thursday, August 1, 2019