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  • 1st and 3rd Mondays 10 am - 12 pm Whether you have a high-end DSLR, a point-and-shoot, or just your tablet or cell phone, join us and learn to take better and more interesting photographs.  Using...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Make 2019 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...

What's Happening

June 27
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10:00am - 11:00am
Help us celebrate a century of support to military personnel, veterans, their family members, and their communities | 1919-2019Please join us for a Dedication and Unveiling to honor the 100 Year Anniversary of The American Legion and celebrate its journey toward the next century of service!
June 27
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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.
June 27 to June 30
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7:00pm - 9:00pm
June 27
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6:00pm - 7:30pm
What is the Maker Movement?  What are its success stories and failures, and how are organizations in our community supporting and engaging with it?  As a bonus, get a chance to see how some of the library's Makerspace equipment functions, and ask questions about it.   We hear a lot about new and...
June 29
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10:00am - 11:30am
The time capsule buried in Wilcox Park for will be dug up and opened in this community event where everyone is welcome.  The Capsule was buried in 1969 commemorating the 300th anniversary (Tercentenary) of the Town of Westerly.  2019 marks the 350th anniversary of our town.  Come and see for...
June 29
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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 ...
June 27
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10:15am - 11:00am
*REGISTRATION IS FOR SESSION 2 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....
June 27
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10:00am - 11:00am
Help us celebrate a century of support to military personnel, veterans, their family members, and their communities | 1919-2019Please join us for a Dedication and Unveiling to honor the 100 Year Anniversary of The American Legion and celebrate its journey toward the next century of service!
June 27
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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...
June 27
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11:30am - 12:30pm
Beat the heat with an ice cream treat and some stories, at Mel's Downtown Creamery!
June 27
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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.
June 27 to June 30
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7:00pm - 9:00pm
June 27
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10:00am - 11:00am
Help us celebrate a century of support to military personnel, veterans, their family members, and their communities | 1919-2019Please join us for a Dedication and Unveiling to honor the 100 Year Anniversary of The American Legion and celebrate its journey toward the next century of service!
June 27
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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...
June 27
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2:00pm - 4:00pm
Come bake something out of this world!  We'll bake something to look like a galaxy and experiment with different food coloring designs. You'll get the chance to help out making a delicious baked good right in the library's kitchen on the third floor. Learn the basics of baking and working...
June 27
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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.
June 27 to June 30
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7:00pm - 9:00pm
June 28
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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...
Thursday, June 27
10:15am - 11:00am
*REGISTRATION IS FOR SESSION 2 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
Thursday, June 27
10:00am - 11:00am
Help us celebrate a century of support to military personnel, veterans, their family members, and their communities | 1919-2019Please join us for a Dedication and Unveiling to honor the 100 Year Anniversary of The American Legion and celebrate its journey toward the next century of service!
Thursday, June 27
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, June 29
10:00am - 11:30am
The time capsule buried in Wilcox Park for will be dug up and opened in this community event where everyone is welcome.  The Capsule was buried in 1969 commemorating the 300th anniversary (Tercentenary) of the Town of Westerly.  2019 marks the 350th anniversary of our town.  Come and see for... 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, May 1, 2019 to Thursday, May 30, 2019