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*Important update* We are happy to announce, that from September 14th on, walk-ins are now welcome. **Please note, we are still operating at a limited capacity. Reservations are encouraged for anyone wanting to ensure access to the building, however if we have not reached capacity with reservations, walk-ins will be accepted. Monday-Friday hours have also been extended to 9 am - 6 pm | Saturday - Library Take-out Service ONLY 9 am - 1 pm

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  • *Important update* We are happy to announce, that from September 14th on, walk-ins are now welcome. **Please note, we are still operating at a limited capacity. Reservations are encouraged for anyone...
  • Celebrate Miss Helen's love of literature with these seven fun interactive kids backpacks sponsored by the Friends of the Westerly Library and Wilcox Park!   Click here for more information.  ...
  • The book drop is now open! You can now bring your items to the book drop return. Previously borrowed material were due back by July 1st.  If you have been unable to return your borrowed material...
  • 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 it's expired? Don't work. Follow this link to get a new...

What's Happening

September 22
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10:00am - 1:00pm
Are you registered to vote? Have you moved recently and need to update your registration? Stop by the Esplanade in Wilcox Park between 10 am and 1 pm to register.  Be sure to drop by from 12:00 - 1:00 PM for the Westerly Raging Grannies, a local group committed to our democratic foundations will...
September 22
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10:00am - 11:15am
Join a virtual sitdown with our library staff for advice on job hunting!  Each week we'll discuss a different set of topics about being a job seeker, and how to make your candidacy stand out from the crowd, and try to answer your questions and advice.  Specific topics will be announced a couple of...
September 22
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1:00pm - 4:00pm
During these challenging times individuals need assistance now more than ever. Our volunteer Community Resource Advocate, Susan Rosen, is available to offer help! Susan can be reached via email to offer guidance to connect you or loved ones with local resources available based on specific needs....
September 22
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2:00pm - 4:30pm
Are you registered to vote? Have you moved recently and need to update your registration? Stop by the Esplanade in Wilcox Park between 2 pm and 4:30 pm to register. We will have paper registrations on hand for both Rhode Island and Connecticut. You will also be able to register online with...
September 22
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5:30pm - 7:30pm
While the library is closed the Knit and Crochet Group is still meeting virtually!  For more information please email cwalsh@westerlylibrary.org.
September 22
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6:30pm - 7:30pm
Tuesday September 22nd at 6:30pm "Begin the Fall Season with Meditation" with Nirav Sheth via zoom. Meditation has been known as a healing modality.  Many people all over the world are turning to meditation to help...
September 22
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9:00am - 4:00pm
Come grab a bag of supplies from the ‘Kids’ tote that will be located outside the Library front door.  Please note, supplies are limited, first come, first serve,we are unable to reserve or set aside crafts. 1 per child
September 23
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9:30am - 10:00am
STRETCH & STRENGTHENSummer ESSENTRICS featured at Wilcox Park!Ready for a workout that gets results and relieves pain & stiffness?!  The class is held behind the Park pond near the YMCA. Heather Van Dam is a certified Essentrics Instructor, ACSM certified Group Exercise Instructor and NAFC...
September 23
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4:00pm - 4:45pm
Join our virtual book club, aimed at homeschoolers, but all are welcome! Come having read this months book "Catherine, Called Birdy" by Karen Cushman....
September 28
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4:00pm - 4:15pm
  Don’t lose your cool! Check out some fun tips, tricks and activities to help keep calm and school on!  Find these short, pre-recorded videos on our  Westerly Library & Wilcox Park YouTube Channel    
September 29
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10:00am - 10:15am
Enjoy these pre-recorded storytimes on our Westerly Library & Wilcox Park YouTube Channel    
September 30
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9:30am - 10:00am
STRETCH & STRENGTHENSummer ESSENTRICS featured at Wilcox Park!Ready for a workout that gets results and relieves pain & stiffness?!  The class is held behind the Park pond near the YMCA. Heather Van Dam is a certified Essentrics Instructor, ACSM certified Group Exercise Instructor and NAFC...
September 22
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1:00pm - 4:00pm
During these challenging times individuals need assistance now more than ever. Our volunteer Community Resource Advocate, Susan Rosen, is available to offer help! Susan can be reached via email to offer guidance to connect you or loved ones with local resources available based on specific needs....
September 23
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9:30am - 10:00am
STRETCH & STRENGTHENSummer ESSENTRICS featured at Wilcox Park!Ready for a workout that gets results and relieves pain & stiffness?!  The class is held behind the Park pond near the YMCA. Heather Van Dam is a certified Essentrics Instructor, ACSM certified Group Exercise Instructor and NAFC...
September 23
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4:00pm - 4:45pm
Join our virtual book club, aimed at homeschoolers, but all are welcome! Come having read this months book "Catherine, Called Birdy" by Karen Cushman....
September 24
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3:00pm - 4:00pm
Interested in making a change in your community? Join us in a discussion of what’s going on in the world and what you can do to help! *Online registration required at least one day prior
September 27
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2:00pm - 3:00pm
Stage Door Theater Company announces its fall production of Edward Albee's "THE AMERICAN DREAM" to be performed as a Live Stage Reading in Wilcox Park on September 20th at 2pm. The play is a "one-act absurdist comedy that turns a jaundiced eye on American values." The play has been referred to as...
September 28
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10:00am - 5:00pm
Come grab a take & make craft from the teen space! Supplies limited, one per teen please. 
Tuesday, September 22
10:00am - 1:00pm
Are you registered to vote? Have you moved recently and need to update your registration? Stop by the Esplanade in Wilcox Park between 10 am and 1 pm to register.  Be sure to drop by from 12:00 - 1:00 PM for the Westerly Raging Grannies, a local group committed to our democratic foundations will... Read More
Tuesday, September 22
2:00pm - 4:30pm
Are you registered to vote? Have you moved recently and need to update your registration? Stop by the Esplanade in Wilcox Park between 2 pm and 4:30 pm to register. We will have paper registrations on hand for both Rhode Island and Connecticut. You will also be able to register online with... Read More
Wednesday, September 23
9:30am - 10:00am
STRETCH & STRENGTHENSummer ESSENTRICS featured at Wilcox Park!Ready for a workout that gets results and relieves pain & stiffness?!  The class is held behind the Park pond near the YMCA. Heather Van Dam is a certified Essentrics Instructor, ACSM certified Group Exercise Instructor and NAFC... Read More
Sunday, September 27
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Stage Door Theater Company announces its fall production of Edward Albee's "THE AMERICAN DREAM" to be performed as a Live Stage Reading in Wilcox Park on September 20th at 2pm. The play is a "one-act absurdist comedy that turns a jaundiced eye on American values." The play has been referred to as... 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
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