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Submitted by: seclark on 04/03/2020 - 11:46am
Hello Everyone! Hope you've all been having a wonderful week. Since it is the first friday of the month we would normally be hosting our Teen Book Club meeting this afternoon. Everyone is welcome to attend and we share what we are currently reading as well as some favorites. Unfortunately we can't be together I thought I would share a few of my recent favorite YA picks. They can be found on our website using our digital resources. Have a great...
Submitted by: SKobos on 04/02/2020 - 3:35pm
Having trouble finding something new to read since you can't browse our new selves? Here are five brand new teen titles that came out this week! Some are available as ebooks from the library or on hoopla, or add them to your tbr list and grab a copy in the near future! We Are the Wildcats by...
Submitted by: seclark on 03/27/2020 - 11:24am
Hey Everyone!  Happy Friday I hope you are well and settling into routines or finding new ways to enjoy your time. I know being stuck at home can be boring but it doesn't have to be! I have many things on my bucket list I hope to accomplish and one of them is visiting as many National Parks as I can. Thanks to the internet there is a way to visit them for free while never leaving the couch! The link below has virtual access to 33 parks across...
Submitted by: seclark on 03/24/2020 - 12:36pm
Hey Everyone!  I hope you are all well and getting used to the changes happening all around us. As I mentioned in my last post we need to take care of our mental health during this stressful time. Adapting to this new way of life can seem overwhelming and that's okay! It isn't going to be easy for everyone but taking care of our physical and mental health will help us get through these challenges. Below I have found a few resources that may be...
Submitted by: seclark on 03/23/2020 - 2:41pm
Hey Everyone!  We are all struggling to get through these difficult and stressful times in our own way. During this time it is essential to focus on our mental health and well-being. The stress and anxiety of this situation can negatively influence our daily life if we let it. If you are in a rut and can't figure out what to do with your new free time I've compiled a list of ways I am finding it helpful to get through it. We should be constantly...
Submitted by: SKobos on 03/20/2020 - 2:57pm
Have you ever listened to a podcast? If not, now is a great time to start! What is a podcast? Well it's an audio file that you can download onto your computer or smartphone and then listen to. They usually have reoccurring hosts, and come out periodically as a series. And there are a ton! There are ones on any nonfiction topic you could ever possibly be interested in, history, sports, books, cooking, you name it. And there are also fictional...
Submitted by: SKobos on 03/18/2020 - 4:15pm
Here are some resources we hope can help. This post will be updated continuously. Take time now to focus on your mental health! Check out these sites to learn how: https://www.virusanxiety.com/ https://afsp.org/taking-care-of-your-mental-health-in-the-face-of-uncertainty/ The State of Rhode Island Office of...
Submitted by: MDeSantis on 04/29/2019 - 3:52pm
  Read. Vote. Win!  Leer. Votar. Ganar.  Sabías? Los Estados Unidos es el segundo país hispano hablante más grande del mundo. Did you know? The United States is the second largest Spanish-speaking country in the world. In May we celebrate this with Rhode Island Latino Books Month. Read the 2019 nominees, vote on your favorite. The author with the most votes will win the Rhode Island Latino Book Award and be...
Submitted by: MDeSantis on 01/15/2019 - 9:31am
Attention Students and Parents: All students in grades K-8 are now welcome to attend the Westerly Public Library’s upcoming Homework and/or Tutoring Groups! The two new programs are for students to receive extra help in a variety of subjects at the Library! On Mondays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 the new Homework Group will be held, where you can stop in, no sign up required, and do homework in a calm and quiet environment. On Mondays,...
Submitted by: ECaswell on 07/11/2018 - 1:30pm
Have you ever wanted to write music? Well, you've got to start somewhere! Join us this summer for the Teen Songwriters Series to make your musical debut. The first session will be about writing lyrics on July 11th @ 2pm in the Teen Space. If you missed out, you can look at some PowerPoint slides that will help you get started.https://drive.google.com/open?id=...

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