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  • Join us for a night of comedy and mind reading at the fourth annual Laughs for a Cause! Tickets include dinner and a show starring Thief of Thoughts Lon Cerel. This hilarious night will take place on...
  • Our 125th year was a big one and we couldn't have done it without your support! Thank you to our patrons, volunteers, donors, sponsors, staff, and community for all of your support over the last 125...
  • Join the Irish Coastal Club as they present Celebrating Ireland in Story and Song on Saturday, March 3rd at 2 pm. Featuring Kevin Fallon on guitar, fiddle & vocals, Paul Dube on accordian &...
  • 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...

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February 21
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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!
February 21
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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 will be...
February 22
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10:00am - 10:45am
Hop, skip, jump and wiggle your way to 3-5 Year Old Storytime! This story hour is jam packed with stories, songs, play and crafting!
February 22
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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.
February 22
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6:00pm - 7:00pm
Have a story you need to tell? Want to hear from and learn more about your neighbors and community members? Join us in the New Year for a brand new Writer's Workshop here at the library! We will be discussing readings, sharing work, and free writing together in the spirit of community building....
February 22
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6:00pm - 7:30pm
Whether it be something as simple as typing a letter, or as complex as writing a novel, everyone needs to make use of a word processing program at some point.  For people who don't use one regularly, the sheer variety of options and commands that are offered can be completely overwhelming,...
February 21
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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!
February 21
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11:00am - 11:45am
Please note: This program is FULL Our homeschoolers book club is for ages 7 and up. Pre-register online BEFORE  January 20th. Our book for this session is "Story Thieves" by James Riley. Books will be provided at the first session, please do NOT...
February 22
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10:00am - 10:45am
Hop, skip, jump and wiggle your way to 3-5 Year Old Storytime! This story hour is jam packed with stories, songs, play and crafting!
February 22
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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.
February 23
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10:15am - 11:15am
  Here's a great opportunity to teach young ones to communicate their needs or communicate with others! Each session focuses on a popular story and we will showcase simple and useful signs that go along with it! Program is recommended for ages 1-5 Members of the Frank Olean Center STEPS Program...
February 26
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10:00am - 11:00am
We will begin to offer a once a month storytime that will work to engage and socialize children with special needs and typical developing peers from ages 3-5. A routine based storytime will include adaptive pieces to make story time comfortable and enjoyable for all involved!              ...
February 22
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3:30pm - 4:30pm
Join us for our first poetry slam in the auditorium! We will start with an open mic for anyone who has poems they'd like to read, then use a prompt to free write original poems. Everyone will have a second chance to read the poem they've written based on that prompt. Let your words breathe in peace...
February 22
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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.
February 27
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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.
February 28
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3:30pm - 6:30pm
Ever wanted to see what you could do on an iPad? From Garageband to iMovie, the possibilities are endless. And because we don't want to put a damper on your creativity, you can play in whatever app you decide. Come and join the fun!
February 28
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6:30pm - 8:00pm
   Reducing Anxiety Through Meditation   Life in today’s world is stressful.  People are anxious about their health, their finances, their relationships, their safety and their work. Doctor’s and medical practitioners are promoting the benefits of meditation to relieve stress and...
March 01
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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.
Saturday, March 24
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sunday, June 10
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Saturday, June 23
8:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday, July 28
8:00pm - 10:00pm
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, February 7, 2018 to Saturday, March 31, 2018