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Westerly Library is now available by appointment only. Some sections of the first floor will be available for browsing material and to utilize the public computer lab, by reservation only. During this initial reopening phase we are unable to accommodate walk-ins. To make a reservation please call 401.596.2877 ext 930 for Circulation and ext 311 for the computer lab. Please check back for updates! Library Takeout Service is still available via the Books & Materials tab for contact-free pickup and the book drop is now open for material returns.

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What's New

  • This year our SRP has gone digital. Some programs will be held live via Zoom and require preregistration. Other programs will be prerecorded and accessible any time after their initial release date...
  • We have reopened by appointment only.  For the safety and health of our patrons and staff, and in compliance of state guidelines we are operating under limited capacity. As of Monday, July 6th our...
  • The book drop is now open! You can now bring your items to the book drop return. Previously borrowed material were due back by July 1st.  If you have been unable to return your borrowed material...
  • 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...

What's Happening

July 18
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10:30am - 12:30pm
Adult Writers Workshop will meet every Saturday via Zoom. 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 Allynn at awilkinson@...
July 21
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9:00am - 3:00pm
Every other week in July and August, we will have Crafternoon kits available to-go!  Call (401) 596-2877 x306 (Reference Department) on Monday July 20th or Tuesday July 21st to make an appointment to pick up this week's kit at the library. Kits are limited, and each caller may only...
July 21
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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...
July 21
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2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join us on Zoom as we discuss the films- "World War Z" (2013) "Panic in the Streets" (1950) "Jaws" (1975) As well as discussing the movie, we always love to share recommendations about movies and tv shows! It's always fun and laughs are guaranteed! Please email Caroline...
July 21
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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.
July 21
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5:00pm - 6:00pm
Julia Reid is a resident of Westerly, and a 200 hour certified yoga teacher. She teaches Baptiste power yoga.  She has been practicing yoga on and off for 3 years, and has trained with many professional yoga instructors all over the world. Outside of yoga, Julia is a Special Education Teacher. She...
July 16
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10:00am - 10:30am
Join At Home Science, as they lead you through some fun science experiements you can do at home! First 25 pre-registrants will receive a bag of supplies needed, so they can follow along with the experiments at home!  ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY 7/12 Pre-registrants will be...
July 16
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10:00am - 10:15am
    Join Judy and Meagan as they travel to various locations in our downtown community to read fun, themed picture books!  Find these short, pre-recorded videos on our ‘Kids Online Programming’ Facebook Group (...
July 16
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11:30am - 1:00pm
With summer here, it’s time to think about keeping children and teens healthy while school is out. Westerly Library & Wilcox Park provides free meals to children and teens during the summer beginning June 29 thru August 31, 2020. This summer, FREE...
July 17
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10:00am - 10:30am
Join Mike Markowitz with some fun songs to sing and dance around to! Pre-registrants will be sent a link and password to join the Zoom program.        
July 17
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11:30am - 1:00pm
With summer here, it’s time to think about keeping children and teens healthy while school is out. Westerly Library & Wilcox Park provides free meals to children and teens during the summer beginning June 29 thru August 31, 2020. This summer, FREE...
July 20
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9:00am - 3:00pm
Come grab a bag of supplies from the ‘Kids’ tote that will be located outside the Library front door. Each Monday there will be a new craft. Please note, supplies are limited, first come, first serve,we are unable to reserve or set aside crafts.1 per child
July 16
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11:30am - 1:00pm
With summer here, it’s time to think about keeping children and teens healthy while school is out. Westerly Library & Wilcox Park provides free meals to children and teens during the summer beginning June 29 thru August 31, 2020. This summer, FREE...
July 16
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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 (roughly) every other Thursday from 3:30-4:30 for a digital open discussion on anything book or writing related! We'll be using Zoom, and...
July 17
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11:30am - 1:00pm
With summer here, it’s time to think about keeping children and teens healthy while school is out. Westerly Library & Wilcox Park provides free meals to children and teens during the summer beginning June 29 thru August 31, 2020. This summer, FREE...
July 20
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9:00am - 3:00pm
Come and grab a teen take & make craft kit! Each week will feature a different bag of goodies for you to take home and assemble. Although instructions and most supplies will be provided, some household staples like scissors and glue will not be. This craft is pretty tricky! Find the full...
July 20
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11:30am - 1:00pm
With summer here, it’s time to think about keeping children and teens healthy while school is out. Westerly Library & Wilcox Park provides free meals to children and teens during the summer beginning June 29 thru August 31, 2020. This summer, FREE...
July 21
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11:00am - 12:00pm
 Interested in learning the basics of art? Join us on Zoom as we show you the basics of drawing and painting and crafting! *Online registration required at least one day prior. Please email skobos@westerlylibrary.org  
Tuesday, July 21
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Julia Reid is a resident of Westerly, and a 200 hour certified yoga teacher. She teaches Baptiste power yoga.  She has been practicing yoga on and off for 3 years, and has trained with many professional yoga instructors all over the world. Outside of yoga, Julia is a Special Education Teacher. She... Read More
Wednesday, July 22
9:30am - 10:00am
STRETCH & STRENGTHENSummer ESSENTRICS featured at Wilcox Park!Ready for a workout that gets results and relieves pain & stiffness?!   Heather Van Dam is a certified Essentrics Instructor, ACSM certified Group Exercise Instructor and NAFC Personal Trainer. Heather specializes in functional... Read More
Tuesday, July 28
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Julia Reid is a resident of Westerly, and a 200 hour certified yoga teacher. She teaches Baptiste power yoga.  She has been practicing yoga on and off for 3 years, and has trained with many professional yoga instructors all over the world. Outside of yoga, Julia is a Special Education Teacher. She... Read More
Wednesday, July 29
9:30am - 10:00am
STRETCH & STRENGTHENSummer ESSENTRICS featured at Wilcox Park!Ready for a workout that gets results and relieves pain & stiffness?!   Heather Van Dam is a certified Essentrics Instructor, ACSM certified Group Exercise Instructor and NAFC Personal Trainer. Heather specializes in functional... 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
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