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Adult Events

September 16, 2019

6:00pm - 7:45pm
Diggin’ Your Roots: Genealogy Workshop This workshop is now full, but we are adding people to the waiting list.   Description: What is genealogy? How do you start to build your own family tree? This workshop will cover... Read more
Audience: Adult

September 16, 2019

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. Each month we focus on a different cookbook: we choose recipes to prepare and share with the group, and discuss the cookbook over a delicious meal! This month, we'll be... Read more
Audience: Adult
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Literacy Volunteers of Washington County offers a  free conversation classes for English language learners looking to  improve their conversation skills and make new friends. Every Monday evening at 5:30 pm in the Roberts Room.    Classes are also offered on ... Read more
Audience: Adult

September 17, 2019

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.  ... Read more
Audience: Adult
5:30pm - 6:30pm
What's the deal with CBD? Cannabidiol (CBD) is a hemp-derived nutrient that has been receiving a lot of attention for its benefits in health and well-being. It's likely that you've heard from someone who is using it to control their stress or pain. Despite its popularity, there is a lot of... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

September 17, 2019

6:00pm - 7:45pm
Amatuer or experienced sewers are welcome to come by.  Sit down and talk with others while working on your project of choice.   Meets every tuesday except the second in each month, in the library's Makerspace, The Boiler Room, from 6 to 7:45pm.
Audience: Adult

September 18, 2019

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet fellow seniors and talk about your technology problems!  Learn new skills! Protect yourself online!  Master tech lingo and impress your grand kids!  Computers have become a fact of life whether we like it or not.  This is an opportunity to talk with our technology staff and like minded... Read more
Audience: Adult

September 18, 2019

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Audience: Adult

September 19, 2019

3:00pm - 6:00pm
Come have some screen free fun with the famiily!  Each week there will be different board games provided from 3-6pm, for families to come and enjoy. Games are geared towards ages 7 and up, but all are welcome
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

September 19, 2019

6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Westerly Library will be participating in “Peace, Remembrance, Hope” with two movie nights, Thursday, September 5th, at 6:00 PM showing The Ghost Army, and Thursday, September 19th, at 6:00 PM showing The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Both films will be followed by a discussion led by John O’... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

September 19, 2019

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.
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

September 19, 2019

6:00pm - 7:30pm
This July, our Irish Games Night as Gaeilge ( in IRISH ) is planned for the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 6:00 - 7:30 pm on the Second Floor Westerly Library Roberts ... Read more
Audience: Adult

September 20, 2019

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Please join us for this month's Community Spotlight on Stand Up for Animals! The event will be held at the shelter, 33 Hirsch Lane, Westerly, RI 02891. There will be a presentation complete with dog trainers and tips, and tours of... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

September 20, 2019

6:30pm - 10:00pm
NEW DATE: SEPTEMBER 20TH  All other details remain the same. Friday, September 20th for There's Nothing Trivial About Westerly!  This... Read more
Audience: Adult

September 21, 2019

11:00am - 3:30pm
It's BACK!!! Weather permitting (we need sun!) Come hunt down the Camera Obscura in the park, and get a chance to experience this really cool, naturally occuring, optical phenomenon that you won't believe until you see it!
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

September 21, 2019

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... Read more
Audience: Adult

September 21, 2019

3:00pm - 6:00pm
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

September 23, 2019

10:00am - 11:30am
Movie and Q&A with Westerly's Plastic Reduction Committee Free event, open to everyone. We are grateful to collaborate with Green Planet Films in the Velvet Mill to spread education and awareness regarding reduction of waste in our town. This will be a monthly event with a new movie. Event... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

September 23, 2019

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Literacy Volunteers of Washington County offers a  free conversation classes for English language learners looking to  improve their conversation skills and make new friends. Every Monday evening at 5:30 pm in the Roberts Room.    Classes are also offered on ... Read more
Audience: Adult

September 23, 2019

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Second Annual International Day of Peace Vigil is a gathering of community members for readings, music and prayers for peace.  It will be held on the Esplenade adjacent to the library.  Frank Pendola will play his guitar.
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

September 24, 2019

10:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 is National Voter Registration Day. Are you registered to vote? If not stop by the library between 10 am and 7 pm to register or go to... Read more
Audience: Adult

September 24, 2019

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.  ... Read more
Audience: Adult
5:30pm - 6:30pm
All those living in Westerly who are interested in discussing their thoughts on climate change and its effects globally and locally are invited to share their thoughts at this Climate Roundtable.  This event will be led by Teens Against Pollution, who will be giving a presentation at the event.... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

September 24, 2019

6:00pm - 7:45pm
Amatuer or experienced sewers are welcome to come by.  Sit down and talk with others while working on your project of choice.   Meets every tuesday except the second in each month, in the library's Makerspace, The Boiler Room, from 6 to 7:45pm.
Audience: Adult

September 24, 2019

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Renaissance Toastmasters of Westerly, gathers twice a month (2nd & 4th Tuesdays) to share stories and get comfortable speaking in front of an audience. It is a process that over time helps to build self-confidence. Taking small steps, we eventually master the art of public... Read more
Audience: Adult
6:00pm - 6:45pm
Meditation group--all ages and experience levels are welcome! Join us in the Terrace Room of the Westerly Library on Tuesday evening from 6:00 - 6:45 pm.
Audience: Adult, Teen

September 25, 2019

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet fellow seniors and talk about your technology problems!  Learn new skills! Protect yourself online!  Master tech lingo and impress your grand kids!  Computers have become a fact of life whether we like it or not.  This is an opportunity to talk with our technology staff and like minded... Read more
Audience: Adult

September 25, 2019

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Movie and Q&A with Westerly's Plastic Reduction Committee Free event, open to everyone. We are grateful to collaborate with Green Planet Films in the Velvet Mill to spread education and awareness regarding reduction of waste in our town. This will be a monthly event with a new movie. Event... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

September 26, 2019

3:00pm - 6:00pm
Come have some screen free fun with the famiily!  Each week there will be different board games provided from 3-6pm, for families to come and enjoy. Games are geared towards ages 7 and up, but all are welcome
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

September 26, 2019

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.
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

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