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  • Saturday, November 30th at 4:15 pm Join us for a magical kick-off to the holidays! Come sing some classic carols with the Chorus of Westerly. There will be refreshments made by the Friends of the...
  • Wednesday, November 20th at 6:30 PM Join Dr. Alan Post,  long time meditator as he discusses the extraordinary effect of meditation.  It can reduce stress-related responses, improve concentration,...
  • Monday, November 18th 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...
  • Make 2019 the year you improve your writing and build community with our Adult Writer's Workshop! We will be discussing readings, sharing work, and free writing together in the spirit of community...

What's Happening

November 23
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9:00am - 4:00pm
Have you ever dreamed about writing a novel? Why wait?! November is National Novel Writing Month, and NaNoWriMo challenges you to write 50,000 words of a novel during the month of November. Westerly Library & Wilcox Park is here to support...
November 23
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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 Marilyn at mrusso@westerlylibrary.org...
November 25
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4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us for the second workshop in our Handmade Holidays series! This week, learn how to make eco-friendly, reusable food wraps. Each participant will leave with a wrap of their own, which can be easily recreated at home, and with very few materials.  This workshop is free and open to the public,...
November 25
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6:00pm - 7:00pm
Monday, November 25th at 6 PM 'An Evening of Tantalizing Tidbits and Trivia about Roger Williams' presented by Marc Kohler, founder of the Roger Williams Education Foundation     Join us for an informative & enjoyable presentation about Rhode Island's founder, Roger Williams!
November 25
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6:00pm - 7:30pm
Welcome to Sexuality and Gender Acceptance, a discussion and support group for adults about LGBTQ+ stories and issues in books, movies, TV shows, and more. This group will foster community through the sharing of stories by and for those who identify as LGBTQ+ and questioning in an inclusive,...
November 26
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1:00pm - 4:00pm
Do you, or a loved one, need information on where to access local social service agencies for food, clothing, classes, healthcare and more? Or maybe you have broad questions on what kind of help might be available.... With a history of assisting individuals connect with the appropriate resources,...
November 22
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4:00pm - 5:00pm
Call or come in to sign up for a one on one 15 minute time slot to read to a Therapy Dog. This program is designed for independent readers to help boost confidence in reading aloud. Call or come in to reserve your spot for this (p)awesome program! Time slots available:   4:00   ...
November 23
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9:30am - 12:00pm
Join the Swampabots, a First Lego League Robotics team, for 9 to 12 year old kids, as they practice building and coding with lego robots.
November 23
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10:00am - 2:00pm
Drop-In between 10am - 2pm to make your creation!
November 25
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10:00am - 11:00am
Book: Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift Supplementary Resources: Email Miss Krystal...
November 25
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2:00pm - 2:30pm
This afternoon storytime is for all ages!  Join us for wonderful read-alouds, songs and games with Miss Meagan!
November 25
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6:00pm - 7:00pm
Monday, November 25th at 6 PM 'An Evening of Tantalizing Tidbits and Trivia about Roger Williams' presented by Marc Kohler, founder of the Roger Williams Education Foundation     Join us for an informative & enjoyable presentation about Rhode Island's founder, Roger Williams!
November 22
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4:00pm - 5:45pm
  Come join us at robotics practice! We are a group of 7th-12th graders who meet at the library 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 robot,...
November 22
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6:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us under the stars on the Terrace Room Balcony.  We will be using the library's telescope to find planets and other celestial objects. 
November 25
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10:00am - 11:00am
Book: Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift Supplementary Resources: Email Miss Krystal...
November 25
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6:00pm - 7:00pm
Monday, November 25th at 6 PM 'An Evening of Tantalizing Tidbits and Trivia about Roger Williams' presented by Marc Kohler, founder of the Roger Williams Education Foundation     Join us for an informative & enjoyable presentation about Rhode Island's founder, Roger Williams!
November 26
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1:00pm - 4:00pm
Do you, or a loved one, need information on where to access local social service agencies for food, clothing, classes, healthcare and more? Or maybe you have broad questions on what kind of help might be available.... With a history of assisting individuals connect with the appropriate resources,...
November 26
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3:30pm - 4:30pm
Bring your friends and your game faces, we're testing our trivia knowledge in the Teen Space!
Saturday, November 30
4:15pm - 5:00pm
Join us for a magical kick-off to the holidays! Come sing some classic carols with the Chorus of Westerly. Make sure to come by the library earlier in the day as we will have lots of festive activities going on! -Wreath and Holiday Arrangement Workshop 10 am - 2 pm (while supplies last)  -Make Your... 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:
Monday, November 4, 2019 to Friday, November 29, 2019