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  • Our 125th year was a big one and we couldn't have done it without your support! Thank you to our patrons, volunteers, donors, sponsors, staff, and community for all of your support over the last 125...
  • Enroll for health insurance for coverage in 2018! HealthSource RI will be at Westerly Library to help you enroll for health insurance. Did you know that you can sign up for health insurance any time...
  • Make 2018 the year you improve your writing and build community with our new Adult Writer's Workshop! We will be discussing readings, sharing work, and free writing together in the spirit of...
  • Come to the library on Tuesday nights for a knitting, crochet, needlework, and yarn craft club. Bring your project, work on a project with others, share your techniques, learn new skills, or swap...

What's Happening

January 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 from 6:00-7:30pm. Each meeting will focus on a different cookbook, which is made available for check-out at the Reference Desk 3 weeks in advance. Participants are asked to...
January 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.  ...
January 23
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6:00pm - 7:45pm
Join a small portion of the NInigret Quilters here at the library, for a recurring meetup.  Bring a project to work on, or questions if you need pointers.
January 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...
January 24
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6:00pm - 7:45pm
January 25
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4:00pm - 5:30pm
Come join us for a drawing and painting session in the library! Start a new project or continue working on something of your own. Everyone is welcome--beginners to expert artists. Share your insight, experience, methods, and ways of approaching a blank page together. ONLY PENCILS AND COMPUTER PAPER...
January 25
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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.
January 29
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6:30pm - 7:30pm
Got unfinished business? Don't finish it - bring it to our next Pop-Up Museum! Bring anything that represents "unfinished" - it could be something you're in the process of creating, it could be something that has been constantly changing for years, it could even just be a piece of wood that hasn't...
January 31
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6:00pm - 7:45pm
The New England High School Cycling Association is now in its third season of bringing mountain bike racing to middle and high school students across New England. With 600 kids in the league we are looking forward to another exciting season of racing across New England. Join NEHSCA and our local...
February 01
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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.
February 07
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11:00am - 11:45am
Our homeschoolers book club is for ages 7 and up. Pre-register online BEFORE  January 20th. Our book for this session is "Story Thieves" by James Riley. Books will be provided at the first session, please do NOT read the book beforehand. PLEASE NOTE:...
February 08
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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.
January 23
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3:30pm - 4:30pm
Join our Writer's Workshop in the Roberts Room of the library. All writing experience levels welcome! This is a space for YOU to decide what to write, how to write it, and why you write it. For this session, we will be editing and giving feedback to your work. So bring your stories, essays, poems,...
January 24
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3:30pm - 6:30pm
Join us for a board game spectacular! We have a ton of board games waiting to be played! Feel free to bring your own favorite ones from home too. 
January 25
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3:30pm - 5:30pm
Join us for teen anime! We'll have drawing supplies, perler beads, and more! We'll also be snacking on ramen and pocky while watching anime. See you there!
January 25
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4:00pm - 5:30pm
Come join us for a drawing and painting session in the library! Start a new project or continue working on something of your own. Everyone is welcome--beginners to expert artists. Share your insight, experience, methods, and ways of approaching a blank page together. ONLY PENCILS AND COMPUTER PAPER...
January 25
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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.
January 26
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4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us and help make the library better for you! Earn volunteer hours by giving your input on the teen space, programs, and the library in general!
Saturday, March 24
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sunday, June 10
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Saturday, June 23
8:00pm - 11:00pm
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, January 3, 2018 to Wednesday, January 31, 2018