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  • 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 20
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11:00am - 3:30pm
CANCELLED DUE TO EXTREME HEAT!  No one wants to stand in a black box in this weather!  See you next week! 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...
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 22
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6:00pm - 7:30pm
If you're a fan of books and food, this club is for you! Once a month, the Cookbook Club meets in the 3rd floor Terrace Room. Each month we focus on a different cookbook: we choose recipes to prepare and share with the group, and discuss the cookbook over a delicious meal!    This month, we'll be...
July 23
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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.  ...
July 23
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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.
July 23
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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...
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 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 20
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11:00am - 3:30pm
CANCELLED DUE TO EXTREME HEAT!  No one wants to stand in a black box in this weather!  See you next week! 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...
July 22
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9:30am - 10:30am
Sanity & Tallulah” are best friends who live in the space station at the end of the Galaxy.  Sanity uses her lab skills to create a very cute kitten who quickly wreaks havoc on the space station.  This is a fun read about friendship, science, and adventure.  Join us at the Westerly Library...
July 22
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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 23
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10:00am - 11:00am
**PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS AT CRAIG FIELD*** Join Miss Christine from Sunflower Kids Yoga on a yoga storytelling adventure! We will listen to stories from around the world and retell them using our bodies through yoga postures. We will stretch, dance, sing, and breathe...
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...
July 20
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11:00am - 3:30pm
CANCELLED DUE TO EXTREME HEAT!  No one wants to stand in a black box in this weather!  See you next week! 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...
July 22
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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 22
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1:00pm - 3:00pm
Join us to play dungeons and dragons! We will explain all the rules and play through a long-running adventure story. All game pieces will be included; all you need to bring is a willingness to learn and play!    Spots are Limited.   Event Category: Teen   Event Locations: Teen Room, Makerspace Some...
July 22
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6:00pm - 7:45pm
  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...
Saturday, July 20
11:00am - 3:30pm
CANCELLED DUE TO EXTREME HEAT!  No one wants to stand in a black box in this weather!  See you next week! 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... Read More
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
Thursday, July 25
10:15am - 11:00am
*REGISTRATION IS FOR SESSION 4 ONLY *IF YOU KNOW YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE A SESSION, PLEASE LET US KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, SO THAT WAY ANOTHER CHILD MAY HAVE THAT SPOT Bring your little creatives to learn about different artists through a short story time followed by a group painting class.... 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