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  • 1st and 3rd Mondays 10 am - 12 pm 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...
  • Join us Saturday, June 22 at 1 PM on the Esplanade for the Inaugural Match on the Class of 1969 Westerly High School Chess Table. The match will be played by Ryan Sowa from North Kingston, and Hayes...
  • Wednesday, June 19 at 3:30 PM School just got out & it's time to relax! Join Christine Gallo from Sunflower Kids Yoga in the teen space to do yoga.  Sunflower Kids Yoga provides a thematic...
  • 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

June 18
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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.  ...
June 18
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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.
June 19
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6:00pm - 8:00pm
The registration is full for this progam.  This month's Community Spotlight is on The Westerly Land Trust!  Please join us for an all ages Full Moon hike! "We will be hiking the Dr...
June 20
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6:00pm - 7:30pm
Join Miss Sue and her students ages 5 to 13 for their Annual Summer Piano Recital.  Thursday, June 20th at 6 PM. Open to the public.
June 20
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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.
June 20
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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!  
June 19
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1:00pm - 3:00pm
Animation Nation is back! Get ready to enter a Universe of Many Stories, with the return of our stop-motion film making program. Please pre-register online starting June 1st!  Only 25 slots available and they are sure to go fast! Ages 8-12.
June 19
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5:00pm - 6:00pm
This high energy, interactive magic show is sure to please both the young and young at heart! Family entertainment at its best including comedy, audience participation, special surprises and everyone's favorite “LIVE” magic bunny, Presto! Be part of this magical celebration as we experience “A...
June 19
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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.
June 19
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6:00pm - 8:00pm
The registration is full for this progam.  This month's Community Spotlight is on The Westerly Land Trust!  Please join us for an all ages Full Moon hike! "We will be hiking the Dr...
June 20
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10:15am - 11:00am
Bring your little creatives to learn about different artists through a short story time followed by a group painting class. Each toddler will have their own easel and paper to paint images inspired by the artist of the day. All paints will be nontoxic and eco-friendly. Wear your play clothing and...
June 20
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11:30am - 12:30pm
Beat the heat with an ice cream treat and some stories, at Mel's Downtown Creamery!
June 19
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1:00pm - 3:00pm
Animation Nation is back! Get ready to enter a Universe of Many Stories, with the return of our stop-motion film making program. Please pre-register online starting June 1st!  Only 25 slots available and they are sure to go fast! Ages 8-12.
June 19
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3:30pm - 4:30pm
School just got out & it's time to relax! Join Christine Gallo from Sunflower Kids Yoga in the teen space to do yoga.  Sunflower Kids Yoga provides a thematic movement experience, integrating yoga, music and mindfulness.  Christine will be leading teens through a energizing yoga class,...
June 19
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6:00pm - 8:00pm
The registration is full for this progam.  This month's Community Spotlight is on The Westerly Land Trust!  Please join us for an all ages Full Moon hike! "We will be hiking the Dr...
June 20
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4:30pm - 6:30pm
This is for all the people who want to show what they have to offer with their musical talents!  Bring an instrument if you know how to play (the teen space has a keyboard and acoustic guitar).  And if you do not have an instrument you can sing if you want.  Spoken word or poetry is also welcome. ...
June 20
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6:00pm - 7:30pm
Join Miss Sue and her students ages 5 to 13 for their Annual Summer Piano Recital.  Thursday, June 20th at 6 PM. Open to the public.
June 20
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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.
Thursday, June 20
10:15am - 11:00am
Bring your little creatives to learn about different artists through a short story time followed by a group painting class. Each toddler will have their own easel and paper to paint images inspired by the artist of the day. All paints will be nontoxic and eco-friendly. Wear your play clothing and... Read More
Friday, June 21
10:00am - 4:30pm
Welcome Summer 2019 by helping us make a Human Sundial! We will be creating the Sundial on Friday and you can come by on Saturday to see how it works!
Saturday, June 22
6:00pm - 11:50pm
Saturday, June 22
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
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, May 1, 2019 to Thursday, May 30, 2019