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Adult Events

May 25, 2018

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-... Read more
Audience: Adult

May 26, 2018

10:00am - 5:00pm
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

May 26, 2018

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 ... Read more
Audience: Adult

May 29, 2018

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... Read more
Audience: Adult

May 29, 2018

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.  ... Read more
Audience: Adult

May 29, 2018

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... Read more
Audience: Adult

May 30, 2018

5:00pm - 7:45pm
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

May 31, 2018

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... Read more
Audience: Adult

May 31, 2018

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.
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

June 02, 2018

10:00am - 11:00am
Adult Writers Workshop will meet every Saturday in June. 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 ... Read more
Audience: Adult

June 04, 2018

6:00pm - 7:00pm
New to using computers?  We're well aware of how frusturating and intimidating it can be to catch up with new technology, especially when everyone else seems like an expert. In this class on basic computer use, we'll cover how to use a mouse or touchpad to interact with a computer, and perform a... Read more
Audience: Adult

June 05, 2018

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... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

June 05, 2018

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.  ... Read more
Audience: Adult

June 05, 2018

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... Read more
Audience: Adult

June 05, 2018

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.
Audience: Adult, Teen

June 07, 2018

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.
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

June 07, 2018

6:00pm - 7:30pm
New to using computers?  We're well aware of how frusturating and intimidating it can be to catch up with technology, especially when everyone else seems like an expert. In this class on basic computer use, we'll introduce you to the Windows 10 desktop, learn a bit about files and programs and how... Read more
Audience: Adult

June 09, 2018

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
Audience: Adult
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.
Audience: Adult, Teen

June 09, 2018

10:00am - 11:00am
Adult Writers Workshop will meet every Saturday in June. 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 ... Read more
Audience: Adult

June 09, 2018

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
Audience: Adult

June 10, 2018

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

June 11, 2018

6:00pm - 7:30pm
The internet is one of the most powerful tools that we use in our everyday lives.  From streaming videos, to doing research, to keeping in touch with our family, it touches all parts of our life, and is a constant companion that it seems like everyone else just assumes you know how to use.  When... Read more
Audience: Adult

June 12, 2018

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has... Read more
Audience: Adult

June 12, 2018

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.  ... Read more
Audience: Adult

June 12, 2018

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... Read more
Audience: Adult

June 14, 2018

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.
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

June 14, 2018

6:00pm - 7:30pm
The internet is one of the most powerful tools that we use in our everyday lives.  From streaming videos, to doing research, to keeping in touch with our family, it touches all parts of our life, and is a constant companion that it seems like everyone else just assumes you know how to use.  When... Read more
Audience: Adult

June 16, 2018

10:00am - 11:00am
Adult Writers Workshop will meet every Saturday in June. 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 ... Read more
Audience: Adult

June 18, 2018

3:00pm - 4:30pm
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,... Read more
Audience: Adult

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