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In an effort to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community Westerly Library will be closed until further notice. We will continue to communicate with you as our response to this outbreak evolves. Please check back regularly for updates.

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  • Hoopla is a digital media service offered by your local library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even...
  • Trying to search for grants from home? During the closure, you can access Candid’s (candid.org) Foundation Directory Essential by clicking here. The Westerly Library can also assist you with funding...
  • 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...
  • The library may be closed, but you can still borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks for FREE using Overdrive or the Libby app (click here to see a video about Libby). For help with Overdrive on computers,...

What's Happening

March 31
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1:00pm - 4:00pm
THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH. Do you, or a loved one, need information on where...
March 31
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2:00pm - 4:00pm
This program has been cancelled until further notice.  Virtual Technology Assistance is available by email at tech@westerlylibrary.org.   Even tech gurus need support sometimes.  Stop by the library and pick the brains of our technology staff about...
March 31
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5:30pm - 7:30pm
THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED ...
March 31
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6:00pm - 7:45pm
THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED THRU THE END OF MARCH. Amatuer or experienced sewers are welcome to come by.  Sit down and talk with...
April 01
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12:30pm - 2:00pm
**The Art Show has been cancelled** Beyond the Label: Discovering the Individual Art Show...
April 01
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1:00pm - 3:00pm
These events have been cancelled until further notice. Please contact awilkinson@westerlylibrary.org with any questions. Meet fellow seniors and talk about your technology problems!  Learn new skills! Protect yourself online!  Master tech lingo...
March 31
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10:00am - 10:45am
Our Tuesday 10 am Family Storytime and Craft with Miss Sandy for all ages!  Join us for wonderful read-alouds, songs and other storytime activities
March 31
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3:30pm - 5:00pm
Come enjoy a family fun craft led by library staff and volunteers from 3:30-4pm, then self-directed until 5pm!
April 01
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12:30pm - 2:00pm
**The Art Show has been cancelled** Beyond the Label: Discovering the Individual Art Show...
April 01
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5:00pm - 6:30pm
**The Art Show has been cancelled** Beyond the Label: Discovering the Individual Art Show...
April 02
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10:00am - 10:45am
Hop, skip, jump and wiggle your way to 3-5 Year Old Storytime! This storytime is jam packed with stories, songs, play and crafting!
April 02
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5:30pm - 7:30pm
*This program is cancelled until further notice. Please check back for updates* 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.
March 31
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1:00pm - 4:00pm
THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH. Do you, or a loved one, need information on where...
April 01
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12:30pm - 2:00pm
**The Art Show has been cancelled** Beyond the Label: Discovering the Individual Art Show...
April 01
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4:00pm - 7:45pm
This event has been cancelled until further notice.  Please contact thayes@westerlylibrary.org with any questions. 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...
April 01
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5:00pm - 6:30pm
**The Art Show has been cancelled** Beyond the Label: Discovering the Individual Art Show...
April 02
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10:00am - 12:00pm
This event has been suspended until further notice. Please contact thayes@westerlylibrary.org with any questions Ever wanted to build a model boat, but never really knew where to start? Join Ben Ellcome, Director of the Mystic Seaport Sailing Center...
April 02
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5:30pm - 7:30pm
*This program is cancelled until further notice. Please check back for updates* 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.
Saturday, April 04
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Children ages 1-8 will enjoy hunting for Easter eggs and meeting with the Easter Bunny and Lucky the Duck in Wilcox Park in downtown Westerly, RI Event begins at 1pm with youngest age group first.  This event is free to all!   See the Chamber website for more info: ... Read More
Sunday, April 05
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Children ages 1-8 will enjoy hunting for Easter eggs and meeting with the Easter Bunny and Lucky the Duck in Wilcox Park in downtown Westerly, RI Event begins at 1pm with youngest age group first.  This event is free to all!   See the Chamber website for more info: ... Read More
Wednesday, April 08
5:00pm - 5:45pm
Join us for our WEEK 1 Group Run!  ----- Our brand new running group is designed to help almost anyone go from a "non runner" to a "5k distance runner" in 8 weeks, following the C25k® program!  The C25k® program is designed for beginners, easing you into running for progressively longer distances,... Read More
Wednesday, April 15
5:00pm - 5:45pm
Join us for our WEEK 2 Group Run! ----- Our brand new running group is designed to help almost anyone go from a "non runner" to a "5k distance runner" in 8 weeks, following the C25k® program!  The C25k® program is designed for beginners, easing you into running for progressively longer distances,... 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, April 1, 2020 to Friday, May 1, 2020