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Adult Events

November 18, 2019

10:00am - 12:00pm
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

November 18, 2019

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us for the first workshop in our Handmade Holiday series! This week, we will be making a set of 4 personalized tile coasters, a unique gift for the loved ones in your life. Participants should plan to bring at least 4 photos from home which will be used to decorate the coasters (Note: these... Read more
Audience: Adult

November 18, 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

November 19, 2019

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,... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

November 19, 2019

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Even tech gurus need support sometimes.  Stop by the library and pick the brains of our technology staff about those pesky problems that are troubling you.  Feel free to bring a troublesome device with you.
Audience: Adult

November 19, 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

November 19, 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

November 19, 2019

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Explore Mindful Living Join Chris Liguori a certified meditation & yoga teacher to discover how to live in the present moment, with authentically and joy. Our modern worlds' pace, demands and information overload can easily make us feel overwhelmed. To discover our dreams we need to search our... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

November 20, 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

November 20, 2019

6:30pm - 7:30pm
The scientific community has recently been exploring the use of meditation as a healing modality.  Join  Dr. Alan Post,  long time meditator as he discusses the extraordinary effect of meditation.  It can reduce stress-related responses, improve concentration, enhance clarity of thought and mental... Read more
Audience: Adult
5:30pm - 6:30am
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

November 21, 2019

3:00pm - 6:00pm
Come have some screen free fun with the family!  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

November 21, 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
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Why should the kids have all the fun?  Adults are welcome to stop by and try out the library's virtual reality at any time, but come by for a special night of guided experiences and gaming with our technology staff. Let the future amaze you!  
Audience: Adult

November 21, 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

November 23, 2019

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... Read more
Audience: Adult

November 23, 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

November 25, 2019

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,... Read more
Audience: Adult

November 25, 2019

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!
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

November 25, 2019

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,... Read more
Audience: Adult

November 26, 2019

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,... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

November 26, 2019

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Even tech gurus need support sometimes.  Stop by the library and pick the brains of our technology staff about those pesky problems that are troubling you.  Feel free to bring a troublesome device with you.
Audience: Adult

November 26, 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

November 26, 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

November 26, 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

November 27, 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

November 27, 2019

5:00pm - 8:00pm
The library will close at 5 pm for Thanksgiving.
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

November 28, 2019

9:00am - 8:00pm
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

November 30, 2019

10:00am - 2:00pm
Come and make a wreath or arrangement for the holiday season! Greens and wreath forms will be provided, but participants may wish to bring their own clippers, embellishments, or decorative containers. We ask that participants do not take extra greens home with them. We want to make sure that we... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

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