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  • The Dante Society of Westerly Presents Italy: A Cultural Journey Slide Show, Talk and Discussion by Ashley Turney, L’Esperta Tuesday, August 14 at 7 pm When one thinks of Italy the usual thoughts...
  • 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...
  • Imagination, Exploration and Beauty Barbara Ackerman's pieces will be from her recent body of work titled, Personal Geography. Her niece Rory's will be work from her studies with State Street School...
  • 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...

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August 14
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1:00pm - 2:00pm
To Christina Olson, the entire world was her family’s remote farm in the small coastal town of Cushing, Maine. Born in the home her family had lived in for generations, and increasingly incapacitated by illness, Christina seemed destined for a small life. Instead, for more than twenty years, she...
August 14
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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.  ...
August 14
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7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Dante Society of Westerly Presents Italy: A Cultural Journey Slide Show, Talk and Discussion by Ashley Turney, L’Esperta Tuesday, August 14 at 7 pm When one thinks of Italy the usual thoughts come to mind: great food, great wine, beautiful countryside. But delve deeper into this rich and...
August 14
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6:00pm - 7:30pm
Renaissance Toastmasters of Westerly, gathers 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 helps to build self-confidence. Taking small steps, we eventually master the art of public...
August 15
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1:00pm - 3:00pm
August 15
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6:00pm - 7:30pm
August 14
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10:00am - 12:00pm
  Animation Nation is back! Get ready to rock & roll through the summer with the return of our stop-motion film making program. Please pre-register. Only 25 slots available and they are sure to go fast! Ages 8-12.       Dates and times:   July 10        10am   July 17        10 am   July 24...
August 14
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11:30am - 2:00pm
Summer Food Program Feeds Kids For Free With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Westerly Library & Wilcox Park provides free meals to children during the summer. This summer, FREE...
August 14
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3:30pm - 4:30pm
**PLEASE NOTE: THE LOCATION AND TIME HAS CHANGED TO THE LIBRARY TERRACE ROOM AT 3:30PM*** A  fast paced, hands on show that brings the audience into the mysterious world of reptiles. Ray Ward's unbridled enthusiasm and quick wit keeps...
August 15
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9:15am - 10:00am
Come join us for a storytime at the Watch Hill Memorial Library & Improvement Society.
August 15
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11:30am - 2:00pm
Summer Food Program Feeds Kids For Free With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Westerly Library & Wilcox Park provides free meals to children during the summer. This summer, FREE...
August 15
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6:00pm - 7:00pm
A 45 minute, high energy magic show which combines audience participation and comedy with good ole family fun! Complete with "Presto" the magic (live) bunny, magical surprises transform any program into a true experience of wonder sure to please both children and "children at heart!"
August 14
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11:30am - 2:00pm
Summer Food Program Feeds Kids For Free With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Westerly Library & Wilcox Park provides free meals to children during the summer. This summer, FREE...
August 14
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2:30pm - 3:30pm
Art Therapy with Katie Ziskind, BS, MA, MFT, RTY500, ERTY200, Experiential Family Therapist in Niantic, Connecticut. Learn how to create serenity and balance from within during your 45-minute art therapy session. Complementing traditional talk with art and other experiential therapies can be highly...
August 15
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10:00am - 12:00pm
Join us to play dungeons and dragons and have fun over the summer! We will explain all the rules and play through a long-running adventure story. All game pieces will be included; all you need to bring is a willingness to learn and play!    Spots are Limited.   Event Category: Teen   Event...
August 15
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11:30am - 2:00pm
Summer Food Program Feeds Kids For Free With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Westerly Library & Wilcox Park provides free meals to children during the summer. This summer, FREE...
August 15
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1:00pm - 3:00pm
August 15
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2:00pm - 3:00pm
Let's embark on a poetic walk through the park! (Snaps for those syllables, right?) Prompts provided. Take some time to slow down, see the beauty of the natural world, and reflect with the written word in the spirit of mindfulness and meditative mental wellness. We'll meet in the Teen Space before...
Friday, August 17
8:00pm - 10:00pm
The United Theatre in partnership with The Westerly Library & Wilcox Park presents Movies in the Park 2018 Friday, August 17th at Sundown Grease Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the... Read More
Saturday, August 25
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, August 25
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
Friday, August 31
8:00pm - 10:00pm
The United Theatre in partnership with The Westerly Library & Wilcox Park presents Movies in the Park 2018 Friday, August 31st at Sundown Dirty Dancing   Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance... 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, July 4, 2018 to Friday, July 27, 2018