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

The Library will be opening at 1 PM on Thursday, July 18, 2019

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What's New

  • DUE TO WEATHER, THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO AUGUST 13TH AT 10AM (LOCATION TBA)
  • 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 18
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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.
July 18 to July 21
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7:00pm - 9:00pm
July 18
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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!  
July 18
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6:00pm - 7:30pm
This July, our Irish Games Night as Gaeilge ( in IRISH ) is planned for Thursday,  July 18th from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at the back of the Second Floor Westerly Library Reference  ...
July 20
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11:00am - 3:30pm
It's BACK!!! Weather permitting (we need sun!) Come hunt down the Camera Obscura in the park, and get a chance to experience this really cool, naturally occuring, optical phenomenon that you won't believe until you see it!
July 20
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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 ...
July 18
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10:00am - 11:00am
DUE TO WEATHER, THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO AUGUST 13TH AT 10AM (LOCATION TBA) **PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS AT CIMALORE FIELD*** Feel Good Circus is an...
July 18
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11:30am - 12:30pm
Beat the heat with an ice cream treat and some stories, at Mel's Downtown Creamery!
July 18
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1:00pm - 3:00pm
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 18
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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.
July 18 to July 21
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7:00pm - 9:00pm
July 19
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10:00am - 11:00am
There are many species of animals that are not recognizable.  They have strange appearances and even more strange behaviors for survival. Presented by Jane Greco Deming, Humane Education Specialist, with generous sponsorship...
July 18
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1:00pm - 3:00pm
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 18
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4:00pm - 5:30pm
Need to earn volunteer hours for school, youth group, or national honors society? Want to learn about gardening, growing your own food, sustainability, and native plants? Then join teen gardening club!  We'll meet every Thursday at 4pm in the Teen Space before heading out to the garden behind the...
July 18
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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.
July 18 to July 21
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7:00pm - 9:00pm
July 19
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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 19
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2:00pm - 4:00pm
Build your own world. Literally. Make a clay model of a faraway planet in some distant galaxy. What colors will it be? Is there water there? What does the surface of the planet look like? What kind of creatures live there? How many moons, suns, and neighboring planets can be seen from its surface...
Thursday, July 18
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, July 20
11:00am - 3:30pm
It's BACK!!! Weather permitting (we need sun!) Come hunt down the Camera Obscura in the park, and get a chance to experience this really cool, naturally occuring, optical phenomenon that you won't believe until you see it!
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
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