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Westerly Library remains closed to the public, but we are working on our reopening plan and expect to open our doors in a limited capacity soon. Please check back for updates! Currently Library Takeout Service is available via the Books & Materials tab and the book drop is now open for material returns.

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What's New

  • The book drop is reopening on June 1st! We know that many of you have materials you have been waiting to return. You can now bring your items to the book drop return. Please note: that we are...
  • We are excited to announce a new service - Library Takeout!   While we finalize our full reopening plan, we are happy to provide our contact-free Library Takeout service.  This service will allow...
  • Westerly Library is currently closed. Please remember that you can still access numerous resources and services from the comfort of home and is being updated regularly. Don't have a library card or...
  • We have collaborated with local organizations and individuals and are proud to bring you our Community Hero Storytime Program. Thanks to our amazing community heroes who are always helping and...

What's Happening

June 03
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1:00pm - 3:00pm
Wednesdays 1 - 3 PM online Our Wonderful Weekly Wedneday (WWW) Tech Social is BACK!   (sort of) Join us on Zoom to talk about all things technology and how it can help us all navigate these difficult times. Everyone is welcome but please email Allynn...
June 09
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1:00pm - 4:00pm
While the Westerly Library is closed and during these challenging times individuals need assistance now more than ever. Our volunteer Community Resource Advocate, Susan Rosen, is available to offer help! Susan can be reached via email to offer guidance to connect you or loved ones with local...
June 09
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2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join us for a discussion of "Motherless Brooklyn" (2019).  New members are always welcome! Set against the backdrop of 1950s New York, “Motherless Brooklyn” follows Lionel Essrog (Edward Norton), a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome, as he...
June 09
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5:30pm - 7:30pm
While the library is closed the Knit and Crochet Group is still meeting virtually!  For more information please email cwalsh@westerlylibrary.org.
June 10
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1:00pm - 3:00pm
Wednesdays 1 - 3 PM online Our Wonderful Weekly Wedneday (WWW) Tech Social is BACK!   (sort of) Join us on Zoom to talk about all things technology and how it can help us all navigate these difficult times. Everyone is welcome but please email Allynn...
June 16
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1:00pm - 4:00pm
While the Westerly Library is closed and during these challenging times individuals need assistance now more than ever. Our volunteer Community Resource Advocate, Susan Rosen, is available to offer help! Susan can be reached via email to offer guidance to connect you or loved ones with local...
June 25 to June 26
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7:00pm - 9:00pm
Founded in 1989, Flock Theatre is one of the most adventurous theatre companies in New England. Whether working with the timeless words of Shakespeare, modern classics such as Eugene O'Neill, puppet pieces, teaching in schools, or conducting their annual Burning of Benedict Arnold Festival, Flock...
June 28
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7:00pm - 9:00pm
Founded in 1989, Flock Theatre is one of the most adventurous theatre companies in New England. Whether working with the timeless words of Shakespeare, modern classics such as Eugene O'Neill, puppet pieces, teaching in schools, or conducting their annual Burning of Benedict Arnold Festival, Flock...
July 02 to July 03
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7:00pm - 9:00pm
Founded in 1989, Flock Theatre is one of the most adventurous theatre companies in New England. Whether working with the timeless words of Shakespeare, modern classics such as Eugene O'Neill, puppet pieces, teaching in schools, or conducting their annual Burning of Benedict Arnold Festival, Flock...
July 05
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7:00pm - 9:00pm
Founded in 1989, Flock Theatre is one of the most adventurous theatre companies in New England. Whether working with the timeless words of Shakespeare, modern classics such as Eugene O'Neill, puppet pieces, teaching in schools, or conducting their annual Burning of Benedict Arnold Festival, Flock...
July 31 to August 02
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8:00pm - 10:00pm
August 04 to August 09
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8:00pm - 10:00pm
June 04
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3:30pm - 4:30pm
Looking for some book recommendations? Or want to chat about what you've been reading? Maybe want feedback on something you're writing? Join your teen librarians every Thursday from 3:30-4:30 for a digital open discussion on anything book or writing related! We'll be using Zoom, and you can find...
June 09
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1:00pm - 4:00pm
While the Westerly Library is closed and during these challenging times individuals need assistance now more than ever. Our volunteer Community Resource Advocate, Susan Rosen, is available to offer help! Susan can be reached via email to offer guidance to connect you or loved ones with local...
June 11
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3:30pm - 4:30pm
Looking for some book recommendations? Or want to chat about what you've been reading? Maybe want feedback on something you're writing? Join your teen librarians every Thursday from 3:30-4:30 for a digital open discussion on anything book or writing related! We'll be using Zoom, and you can find...
June 16
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1:00pm - 4:00pm
While the Westerly Library is closed and during these challenging times individuals need assistance now more than ever. Our volunteer Community Resource Advocate, Susan Rosen, is available to offer help! Susan can be reached via email to offer guidance to connect you or loved ones with local...
June 18
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3:30pm - 4:30pm
Looking for some book recommendations? Or want to chat about what you've been reading? Maybe want feedback on something you're writing? Join your teen librarians every Thursday from 3:30-4:30 for a digital open discussion on anything book or writing related! We'll be using Zoom, and you can find...
June 23
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1:00pm - 4:00pm
While the Westerly Library is closed and during these challenging times individuals need assistance now more than ever. Our volunteer Community Resource Advocate, Susan Rosen, is available to offer help! Susan can be reached via email to offer guidance to connect you or loved ones with local...
Thursday, June 25
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Founded in 1989, Flock Theatre is one of the most adventurous theatre companies in New England. Whether working with the timeless words of Shakespeare, modern classics such as Eugene O'Neill, puppet pieces, teaching in schools, or conducting their annual Burning of Benedict Arnold Festival, Flock... Read More
Sunday, June 28
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Founded in 1989, Flock Theatre is one of the most adventurous theatre companies in New England. Whether working with the timeless words of Shakespeare, modern classics such as Eugene O'Neill, puppet pieces, teaching in schools, or conducting their annual Burning of Benedict Arnold Festival, Flock... Read More
Thursday, July 02
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Founded in 1989, Flock Theatre is one of the most adventurous theatre companies in New England. Whether working with the timeless words of Shakespeare, modern classics such as Eugene O'Neill, puppet pieces, teaching in schools, or conducting their annual Burning of Benedict Arnold Festival, Flock... Read More
Sunday, July 05
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Founded in 1989, Flock Theatre is one of the most adventurous theatre companies in New England. Whether working with the timeless words of Shakespeare, modern classics such as Eugene O'Neill, puppet pieces, teaching in schools, or conducting their annual Burning of Benedict Arnold Festival, Flock... 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, April 1, 2020 to Friday, May 1, 2020