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  • Dante Society presents Italian Film Festival  La Vita e Bella (Life is Beautiful) Monday, Oct.15 - 6:30 pm Ciao, Professore! Monday, Oct. 22 - 6:30 pm It Started in Naples Monday, Oct. 29 - 6:30 pm
  • We need YOUR feedback!  We at the library are working on developing more programs and services to bring people in the community together to share ideas, collaborate on an issue or just connect and...
  • Join author Pat Hinkley Thursday, Oct. 18th at 6:30 PM. She will be talking about her latest book Chasing Sleep.  Like millions of Americans, do you suffer from sleeplessness? Do you struggle to...
  • Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America’s Most Notorious Pirates Saturday, October 20th at 2 pm  Set against the backdrop of the Age of Exploration, Black Flags, Blue Waters reveals the...

What's Happening

October 22
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10:00am - 12:00pm
Aetna Medicare changes for 2019.  Monday Oct. 22 at 10 am
October 22
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6:30pm - 9:00pm
Dante Society presents Italian Film Festival  Ciao, Professore! Monday, October 22nd at 6:30 pm Marco Sperelli is a teacher, he is divorced and he is sent to work in Corzano, a town near Naples. The first day of work he finds in the school only the school-caretaker and few girls and boys in the...
October 22
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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...
October 23
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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.  ...
October 23
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6:00pm - 7:30pm
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018, at 6 pm in the Library Auditorium. The Southern URI Master Gardeners presents "Gardening for Wildlife" by Kim Calcagno, Refuge Manager at Audubon Society of Rhode Island.  The talk will introduce gardeners to techniques, design ideas, and plant choices for attracting...
October 23
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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...
October 22
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10:00am - 10:45am
A fun, interactive, educational storytime designed for preschool age children who are Autistic and /or have Sensory challenges. It involves books, songs, movement and free play, in a safe and supportive environment
October 23
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10:00am - 10:45am
Our Tuesday 10 am Family Storytime and Craft with Miss Sandy for all ages!  Join us for wonderful read-alouds, songs and other storytime activities
October 24
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10:00am - 10:45am
**THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED** Homeschoolers Book Group (Ages 11 and up) October Book: Closed for the Season by Mary Downing Hahn Time: 10-10:45am Dates: 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24 Each meeting in October, we will be...
October 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!
October 24
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6:00pm - 7:00pm
Join us for the world premiere of our new stop-motion animation film, The Mysterious Island! Wednesday, October 24th 6:00 pm in the Auditorium All are welcome! Join us for...fun… adventure… pizza!
October 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!
October 23
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4:00pm - 5:30pm
  Join us to discuss our next radical read, Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram. From Goodreads: "Darius doesn't think he'll ever be enough, in America or in Iran. Hilarious and...
October 23
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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.
October 24
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10:00am - 10:45am
**THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED** Homeschoolers Book Group (Ages 11 and up) October Book: Closed for the Season by Mary Downing Hahn Time: 10-10:45am Dates: 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24 Each meeting in October, we will be...
October 24
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4:00pm - 6:00pm
"Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. Everyone can participate, just pick up a pen and start drawing," says the original creator of the monthly drawing practice, Jake Parker.  Find...
October 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...
October 25
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3:30pm - 5:30pm
It's back after our summer and rug hiatus! Join us for teen anime. We'll have drawing supplies, perler beads, and more! Everyone who shows up can vote on the anime we watch.  We'll also be snacking on pocky while watching anime.  See you there!
Saturday, October 27
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, October 27
10:00am - 11:30am
Tour Wilcox Park.  Wilcox Park is home to many native trees and shrubs, and has several gardens planted mainly with natives.  Learn about the value of natives, and see the native gardens and plants in the Park.  URI Master Gardeners will lead you around one loop of the Park, beginning and ending at... Read More
Wednesday, October 31
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Join us for our 5th Annual Kids Halloween Party, outside on the Esplanade (to the right of the Library, by the Columbus Statue), for some carnival style fun for kids of all ages. Drop in anytime in between 4 and 6pm for some games and temporary tattoo booth!
Saturday, November 24
4:15pm - 5:00pm
Join us for a magical kick-off to the holidays! Leading up to the lighting, Mark Sullivan will read "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" and start us off singing some classic carols with the Chorus of Westerly. Make sure to come by the library earlier in the day as we will have lots of festive... 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, October 3, 2018 to Thursday, November 1, 2018