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  • We want your input!  As a private non-profit organization, Westerly Library and Wilcox Park strives to offer a wide array of services and programs that are free and open to the public.  We also want...
  • Make 2019 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...
  • Become a part of History! Stop by Westerly Library's Media Room and share your suggestions for items to leave in the 350th Anniversary Time Capsule. Also, save the date - we will be digging up the...
  • Beyond the Rails with Lisa Bates  Saturday, April 27th at 10 AM  Have you ever wanted to travel the country by train? Bring your questions and learn firsthand from author, Lisa Bates, and her family’...

What's Happening

April 25
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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.
April 27
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10:00am - 11:00am
Beyond the Rails with Lisa Bates  Saturday, April 27th at 10 AM  Have you ever wanted to travel the country by train? Bring your questions and learn firsthand from author, Lisa Bates, and her family’s adventures on four cross-country train trips, covering over 23,...
April 27
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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 Erik at ...
April 27
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1:00pm - 3:00pm
Jennifer Christina Holden Piano Studios Recital April 27th, 1 pm  Auditorium 
April 29
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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're using...
April 29
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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,...
April 24
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10:00am - 10:45am
  Join us as we venture through song and story each week in our 1-3 Year Old Storytime. It's the perfect time to spend with your little one!
April 25
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10:00am - 10:45am
Hop, skip, jump and wiggle your way to 3-5 Year Old Storytime! This storytime is jam packed with stories, songs, play and crafting!
April 25
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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.
April 25
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5:30pm - 7:30pm
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! On Mondays and Thursdays tutoring sessions are held from 5:30-6:30 and 6:30-7:30. Students can drop in during these hours, and receive help...
April 27
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10:00am - 2:00pm
Drop-In between 10am - 2pm to make your creation!
April 27
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1:00pm - 3:00pm
Jennifer Christina Holden Piano Studios Recital April 27th, 1 pm  Auditorium 
April 24
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3:30pm - 5:30pm
Join us in the Teen Space to learn about the legacy of Coretta Scott King, a champion forcivil rights and books that represent kids of all colors and creeds. We will celebrate Coretta Scott King and “the power of African American children’s literature, as expressed through the enduring legacy of...
April 24
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4:30pm - 7:30pm
  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...
April 25
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4:00pm - 5:00pm
It's finally spring!  Join us for teen gardening club.  Let's plan out our garden and what the summer and harvest will look like.   This event will happen rain or shine!  Earn community service hours by helping out!
April 25
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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.
April 25
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5:30pm - 7:30pm
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! On Mondays and Thursdays tutoring sessions are held from 5:30-6:30 and 6:30-7:30. Students can drop in during these hours, and receive help...
April 26
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3:30pm - 4:30pm
 Want to read books before anyone else?  Want to help determine what books we add to the young adult collection? Share what you've been reading lately and get to take home a free book! Come get advanced reader's copies of the latest YA book releases; take them home before they come out!  Discuss...
Thursday, April 25
4:00pm - 5:00pm
It's finally spring!  Join us for teen gardening club.  Let's plan out our garden and what the summer and harvest will look like.   This event will happen rain or shine!  Earn community service hours by helping out!
Wednesday, May 08
3:30pm - 5:30pm
It's finally spring!  Join us for teen gardening club.  let's plan out our garden and what the summer and harvest will look like.   This event will happen rain or shine!  Earn community service hours by helping out!
Saturday, May 11
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
Sunday, May 19
9:00am - 3:00pm
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, April 3, 2019 to Thursday, April 25, 2019