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Westerly Library is now available by appointment only. Some sections of the first floor will be available for browsing material and to utilize the public computer lab, by reservation only. During this initial reopening phase we are unable to accommodate walk-ins. To make a reservation please call 401.596.2877 ext 930 for Circulation and ext 311 for the computer lab. Please check back for updates! Library Takeout Service is still available via the Books & Materials tab for contact-free pickup and the book drop is now open for material returns.

All Upcoming Events Events

August 05, 2020

9:30am - 10:00am
STRETCH & STRENGTHENSummer ESSENTRICS featured at Wilcox Park!Ready for a workout that gets results and relieves pain & stiffness?!   Heather Van Dam is a certified Essentrics Instructor, ACSM certified Group Exercise Instructor and NAFC Personal Trainer. Heather specializes in functional... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen
9:30am - 10:00am
STRETCH & STRENGTHENSummer ESSENTRICS featured at Wilcox Park!Ready for a workout that gets results and relieves pain & stiffness?!   Heather Van Dam is a certified Essentrics Instructor, ACSM certified Group Exercise Instructor and NAFC Personal Trainer. Heather specializes in functional... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen
9:30am - 10:00am
STRETCH & STRENGTHENSummer ESSENTRICS featured at Wilcox Park!Ready for a workout that gets results and relieves pain & stiffness?!   Heather Van Dam is a certified Essentrics Instructor, ACSM certified Group Exercise Instructor and NAFC Personal Trainer. Heather specializes in functional... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

August 05, 2020

10:00am - 10:30am
  Come chat with the Westerly Children’s Librarians for a ' stripes' themed book chat. Tell us what you’ve been reading, a joke, story or something fun you’ve done. Time permitted, we will have a read-aloud too! Pre-registrants will be sent a link and password to join the... Read more
Audience: Kids
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. We will have paper registrations on hand for both Rhode Island and Connecticut. You will also be able to register online with... Read more
Audience: Adult

August 05, 2020

11:30am - 1:00pm
With summer here, it’s time to think about keeping children and teens healthy while school is out. Westerly Library & Wilcox Park provides free meals to children and teens during the summer beginning June 29 thru August 31, 2020. This summer, FREE... Read more
Audience: Kids, Teen
11:30am - 1:00pm
With summer here, it’s time to think about keeping children and teens healthy while school is out. Westerly Library & Wilcox Park provides free meals to children and teens during the summer beginning June 29 thru August 31, 2020. This summer, FREE... Read more
Audience: Kids, Teen

August 06, 2020

10:00am - 10:15am
    Join Judy and Meagan as they travel to various locations in our downtown community to read fun, themed picture books!  Find these short, pre-recorded videos on our ‘Kids Online Programming’ Facebook Group (... Read more
Audience: Kids

August 06, 2020

11:30am - 1:00pm
With summer here, it’s time to think about keeping children and teens healthy while school is out. Westerly Library & Wilcox Park provides free meals to children and teens during the summer beginning June 29 thru August 31, 2020. This summer, FREE... Read more
Audience: Kids, Teen
11:30am - 1:00pm
With summer here, it’s time to think about keeping children and teens healthy while school is out. Westerly Library & Wilcox Park provides free meals to children and teens during the summer beginning June 29 thru August 31, 2020. This summer, FREE... Read more
Audience: Kids, Teen

August 06, 2020

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Looking for some book recommendations? Or want to chat about what you've been reading? Maybe want feedback on something you're writing? Join your teen librarians (roughly) every other Thursday from 3:30-4:30 for a digital open discussion on anything book or writing related! We'll be using Zoom, and... Read more
Audience: Teen

August 07, 2020

10:00am - 11:00am
 Join Mr. T (Toscano) as he leads you through some fun science experiements you can do at home! First 25 pre-registrants will receive a bag of supplies needed, so they can follow along with the experiments at home!   Pre-registrants will be sent a link and password to join the Zoom program, and... Read more
Audience: Kids

August 07, 2020

11:30am - 1:00pm
With summer here, it’s time to think about keeping children and teens healthy while school is out. Westerly Library & Wilcox Park provides free meals to children and teens during the summer beginning June 29 thru August 31, 2020. This summer, FREE... Read more
Audience: Kids, Teen
11:30am - 1:00pm
With summer here, it’s time to think about keeping children and teens healthy while school is out. Westerly Library & Wilcox Park provides free meals to children and teens during the summer beginning June 29 thru August 31, 2020. This summer, FREE... Read more
Audience: Kids, Teen

August 08, 2020

10:30am - 12:30pm
Adult Writers Workshop will meet every Saturday via Zoom. 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 Allynn at awilkinson@... Read more
Audience: Adult

August 10, 2020

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

August 11, 2020

11:00am - 12:00pm
 Interested in learning the basics of art? Join us on Zoom as we show you the basics of drawing and painting and crafting! *Online registration required at least one day prior. Please email skobos@westerlylibrary.org  
Audience: Teen

August 11, 2020

11:30am - 1:00pm
With summer here, it’s time to think about keeping children and teens healthy while school is out. Westerly Library & Wilcox Park provides free meals to children and teens during the summer beginning June 29 thru August 31, 2020. This summer, FREE... Read more
Audience: Kids, Teen
11:30am - 1:00pm
With summer here, it’s time to think about keeping children and teens healthy while school is out. Westerly Library & Wilcox Park provides free meals to children and teens during the summer beginning June 29 thru August 31, 2020. This summer, FREE... Read more
Audience: Kids, Teen

August 11, 2020

1:00pm - 4:00pm
While the Westerly Library is closed and 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... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen
1:00pm - 4:00pm
While the Westerly Library is closed and 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... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Welcome to the new Afternoon Book Discussion! For the first time we'll be meeting virtually (Zoom)! The title up for discussion this month is "... Read more
Audience: Adult

August 11, 2020

2:00pm - 2:15pm
Join Judy and Meagan and beat the heat with some yummy treats!  Find these short, pre-recorded videos on our ‘Kids Online Programming’ Facebook Group (located under ‘Groups’ on the Westerly Library & Wilcox... Read more
Audience: Kids

August 11, 2020

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.
Audience: Adult
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Julia Reid is a resident of Westerly, and a 200 hour certified yoga teacher. She teaches Baptiste power yoga.  She has been practicing yoga on and off for 3 years, and has trained with many professional yoga instructors all over the world. Outside of yoga, Julia is a Special Education Teacher. She... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Julia Reid is a resident of Westerly, and a 200 hour certified yoga teacher. She teaches Baptiste power yoga.  She has been practicing yoga on and off for 3 years, and has trained with many professional yoga instructors all over the world. Outside of yoga, Julia is a Special Education Teacher. She... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Julia Reid is a resident of Westerly, and a 200 hour certified yoga teacher. She teaches Baptiste power yoga.  She has been practicing yoga on and off for 3 years, and has trained with many professional yoga instructors all over the world. Outside of yoga, Julia is a Special Education Teacher. She... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

August 12, 2020

9:30am - 10:00am
STRETCH & STRENGTHENSummer ESSENTRICS featured at Wilcox Park!Ready for a workout that gets results and relieves pain & stiffness?!   Heather Van Dam is a certified Essentrics Instructor, ACSM certified Group Exercise Instructor and NAFC Personal Trainer. Heather specializes in functional... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

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