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Teen Events

September 17, 2019

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

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Test your knowledge of banned books and censored literature. Guess the title of these classic & contemporary challenged books with just their catalog subject headings.   Checkout this quiz from The Lit Hub and practice!... Read more
Audience: Teen

September 18, 2019

4:00pm - 7:45pm
  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 robots, building them, programming them, driving them, strategizing, keeping records, and 3D design. If you are interested in STEM, or want to build a robot,... Read more
Audience: Teen

September 19, 2019

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Audience: Teen
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 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

2:30pm - 4:30pm
An exclusive event & writing workshop with authors Alexandra Villasante and Rory Power to discuss their debut YA novels, respectively, The Grief... Read more
Audience: Teen

September 20, 2019

3:30pm - 4:30pm
We get it. Writing 5 paragraph essays isn't always a delight. But writing can still be really fun! Do you miss writing stories, poems, or just having fun and being creative for an hour of your busy day? Come join our writing circle for prompts, journaling, and snacks. Bring in any stories you're... Read more
Audience: Teen
4:00pm - 5:45pm
  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 robots, building them, programming them, driving them, strategizing, keeping records, and 3D design. If you are interested in STEM, or want to build a robot,... Read more
Audience: Teen

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

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

10:00am - 11:00am
Audience: Kids, Teen

September 23, 2019

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Get in the equilibrium with equinox jars.  In the same vein as our astrology necklace jars and galaxy jars, we'll be crafting jars to celebrate the autumnal equinox. 
Audience: Teen

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

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 - 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

4:00pm - 7:45pm
  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 robots, building them, programming them, driving them, strategizing, keeping records, and 3D design. If you are interested in STEM, or want to build a robot,... Read more
Audience: Teen

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

2:00pm - 4:30pm
This is a discussion and support group for teens 12-18 about LGBTQ+ stories and issues in books, movies, TV shows, and more. This group will foster discussion, the sharing of stories, and a sense of community for those who identify as LGBTQ+, questioning, or their allies in a welcoming, inclusive,... Read more
Audience: 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

September 27, 2019

4:00pm - 5:45pm
  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 robots, building them, programming them, driving them, strategizing, keeping records, and 3D design. If you are interested in STEM, or want to build a robot,... Read more
Audience: Teen

September 27, 2019

2:30pm - 4:30pm
Audience: Teen

September 28, 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 30, 2019

10:00am - 11:00am
Book: The Odyssey by Homer Supplementary Resources:... Read more
Audience: Kids, Teen

October 01, 2019

3:30pm - 5:30pm
 Join us for teen anime club.  Come discuss your favorite manga and anime with your fellow teens.  This month we will try something different.  We will watch a new anime's first episode together and then discuss it.      We'll have drawing supplies, perler beads, and more! Everyone who shows up can... Read more
Audience: Teen

October 02, 2019

4:00pm - 7:45pm
  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 robots, building them, programming them, driving them, strategizing, keeping records, and 3D design. If you are interested in STEM, or want to build a robot,... Read more
Audience: Teen

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