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  • Ocean Community Collaborative presents, "Making Non-Profits’ Futures a Reality" David Culton - Futurist Friday, May 25 9:30am - 10:30am Westerly Library Auditorium For more info click here
  • Make 2018 the year you improve your writing and build community with our new Adult Writer's Workshop! We will be discussing readings, sharing work, and free writing together in the spirit of...
  • Come to the library on Tuesday nights for a knitting, crochet, needlework, and yarn craft club. Bring your project, work on a project with others, share your techniques, learn new skills, or swap...
  • Renaissance Toastmasters of Westerly, gathers at 6 pm 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...

What's Happening

May 25
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9:30am - 10:30am
Ocean Community Collaborative presents, "Making Non-Profits’ Futures a Reality" David Culton - Futurist Friday, May 25 9:30am - 10:30am Westerly Library Auditorium We will explore a range of innovation-related tools and topics designed to get non-...
May 26 to May 27
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10:00am - 5:00pm
May 26
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10:00am - 11:00am
Adult Writers Workshop will meet each Saturday morning in May at 10am. Share work, discuss readings, and write in response to prompts in this group-led prose writing workshop. All experience levels and genre interests welcome. Please contact Erik at ...
May 29
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3:00pm - 4:30pm
We all have data that we need to think about, organize, and draw useful conclusions from.  Whether it be a personal or household budget, something for work, or planning for holidays, spreadsheets are often the most useful ways to look at and organize any amount of data quickly. In this class, we'll...
May 29
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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.  ...
May 29
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6:00pm - 7:45pm
Whether you're an amatuer quilter looking for advice, or an experienced one with throws on every piece of furniture in your home, you're welcome to join this casual club at the library.  Bring questions, ideas, and projects to work on while you socialize with the other quilters.   Meets every...
May 26 to May 27
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10:00am - 5:00pm
May 29
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10:00am - 11:00am
Our Tuesday 10 am Family Storytime and Craft with Miss Sandy will continue through June, 2018. Join us for wonderful read-alouds, songs and other storytime activities
May 31
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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.
June 05
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10:00am - 11:00am
Our Tuesday 10 am Family Storytime and Craft with Miss Sandy will continue through June, 2018. Join us for wonderful read-alouds, songs and other storytime activities
June 05
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4:30am - 7:30am
Shoreline robotics is a non-profit organization dedicated helping middle and high schoolers learn about STEM. Come to our open house, where we will exhibit some of the many activities involved in a typical practice, including building, coding, driving robots, and 3D design. We will also talk about...
May 25
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4:00pm - 5:00pm
Help us shape the future of the Teen Space!  Pitch new program ideas, suggest new additions to our collection, and earn volunteer hours while you do so. Snacks will be provided.
May 26 to May 27
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10:00am - 5:00pm
May 29
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4:00pm - 5:30pm
Join us to discuss The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline.   This is our second meeting and first reading. New participants are welcome and encouraged to join!  After discussing The Marrow Thieves, we...
May 30
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6:00pm - 7:45pm
  Come join us at robotics practice! We are a group of 7th-12th graders who meet at the library once or 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...
May 31
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3:30pm - 5:30pm
Join us for teen anime! We'll have drawing supplies, perler beads, and more! We'll also be snacking on ramen and pocky while watching anime.  This will be the last anime showing until September! See you there!
Saturday, May 26
10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday, June 09
9:00am - 12:00pm
Ask a Master Gardener and get a free soil test! Bring your garden questions, insects, damaged leaves, etc.!  Get research-based answers to all your gardening questions.  Have your soil tested and get advice on how to improve it!  URI Master Gardeners will be on the Esplanade outside the Library (... Read More
Saturday, June 09
10:00am - 2:00pm
Bring your yarn crafts and join us for World Wide Knit in Public Day! We will gather under the bandstand to craft and chat. Please bring a chair, blanket, or something to sit on and your craft to work on.
Saturday, June 09
10:00am - 11:30am
Tour Wilcox Park.  Wilcox Park is home to 28 trees in the R.I. Big Tree Registry - more than any other place in the state!  Learn how a tree gets into the Registry, and meet the Champions and other Big Trees in the Park.  URI Master Gardeners will lead you around one loop of the Park, beginning and... Read More
The Hoxie Gallery, named after William D. and Lavinia B. Hoxie, is a public art gallery that generally displays the work of local area artists. In keeping with the overall mission of the Memorial and... Read More
On Display:
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 to Friday, June 1, 2018