The library has access to thousands of online journals and magazines.

The answer to your questions! Learn how to make the most of the resources in front of you.

Local History

Discover the beautiful towns of Westerly, RI and Stonington, CT.

Home

What's New

  • We want your input!  As a private non-profit organization, Westerly Library and Wilcox Park strives to offer a wide array of services and programs that are free and open to the public.  We also want...
  • Make 2019 the year you improve your writing and build community with our new Adult Writer's Workshop! We will be discussing readings, sharing work, and free writing together in the spirit of...
  • 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...
  • Autism Awareness Art Show April 3 - April 25, 2019 Westerly Library Hoxie Gallery    

What's Happening

April 22
-
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Please note the date has changed to Monday, April 29th at 6 pm. Click here for more information.
April 23
-
4:30pm - 7:00pm
Help us celebrate the Birthday of the Bard with cake, sonnets, Shakespearean monologues and more! When: April 23rd, from 4:30-7pm Where: The Auditorium of the Library Open to any and all ages- completely free! Email: info@colonialtheatreri.org for...
April 23
-
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.  ...
April 23
-
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.
April 23
-
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...
April 23
-
6:00pm - 6:45pm
Meditation group--all ages and experience levels are welcome! Join us in the Terrace Room of the Westerly Library on Tuesday evening from 6:00 - 6:45 pm.
April 22
-
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Attention Students and Parents: All students in grades K-8 are now welcome to attend the Westerly Public Library’s upcoming Homework and/or Tutoring Groups! On Mondays and Thursdays tutoring sessions are held from 5:30-6:30 and 6:30-7:30. Students can drop in during these hours, and receive help...
April 23
-
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
April 23
-
4:30pm - 7:00pm
Help us celebrate the Birthday of the Bard with cake, sonnets, Shakespearean monologues and more! When: April 23rd, from 4:30-7pm Where: The Auditorium of the Library Open to any and all ages- completely free! Email: info@colonialtheatreri.org for...
April 24
-
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!
April 25
-
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!
April 25
-
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.
April 22
-
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Attention Students and Parents: All students in grades K-8 are now welcome to attend the Westerly Public Library’s upcoming Homework and/or Tutoring Groups! On Mondays and Thursdays tutoring sessions are held from 5:30-6:30 and 6:30-7:30. Students can drop in during these hours, and receive help...
April 23
-
3:30pm - 4:30pm
This is a discussion and support group for teens 12-18 about LGBTQ+ stories and issues in books, movies, TV shows, and more. This group will foster discussion, the sharing of stories, and a sense of community for those who identify as LGBTQ+, questioning, or their allies in a welcoming, inclusive,...
April 23
-
4:30pm - 7:00pm
Help us celebrate the Birthday of the Bard with cake, sonnets, Shakespearean monologues and more! When: April 23rd, from 4:30-7pm Where: The Auditorium of the Library Open to any and all ages- completely free! Email: info@colonialtheatreri.org for...
April 23
-
6:00pm - 6:45pm
Meditation group--all ages and experience levels are welcome! Join us in the Terrace Room of the Westerly Library on Tuesday evening from 6:00 - 6:45 pm.
April 24
-
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Join us in the Teen Space to learn about the legacy of Coretta Scott King, a champion forcivil rights and books that represent kids of all colors and creeds. We will celebrate Coretta Scott King and “the power of African American children’s literature, as expressed through the enduring legacy of...
April 24
-
4:30pm - 7:30pm
  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...
Thursday, April 25
4:00pm - 5:00pm
It's finally spring!  Join us for teen gardening club.  Let's plan out our garden and what the summer and harvest will look like.   This event will happen rain or shine!  Earn community service hours by helping out!
Wednesday, May 08
3:30pm - 5:30pm
It's finally spring!  Join us for teen gardening club.  let's plan out our garden and what the summer and harvest will look like.   This event will happen rain or shine!  Earn community service hours by helping out!
Saturday, May 11
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
Sunday, May 19
9:00am - 3:00pm
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, April 3, 2019 to Thursday, April 25, 2019