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  • Free Tax Prep Help with the Westerly Senior Center and AARP February 4th to April 17th Mondays 4 pm to 7 pm Saturdays 10 am to 1 pm AARP membership is NOT required, and the program is open to...
  • Sometimes life takes you in a different direction than where you thought you’d go. But it’s never too late to make a change—and we can guide you. Now is the time for you to dust off a few dreams. At...
  •  Celebrate 125 Years of Westerly Library and Wilcox Park with A Tour Through Time March 10, 2017 Tours From 4:15 pm to 6:30 pm $20 per Person includes Tour and Light Refreshments Click Here to...
  • In our free workshop, you will learn to search the millions of original documents in Ancestry Library Edition, and save your finds on the Family Tree provided by Ancestry.com free edition. You...

What's Happening

February 21
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5:30pm - 7:30pm
Come to the library for a knitting, crochet, needlework, and yarn craft club. Bring your project, work on a project with others, share your technique or learn a new skill, or swap yarn and ideas with fellow yarnies. Join us on the second floor in the Reference Department any time between 5:30 pm...
February 22
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5:00pm - 6:00pm
February 23
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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 25
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10:00am - 1:00pm
AARP membership is NOT required, and the program is open to taxpayers of all ages and backgrounds. What you'll need: Social security card and photo ID Copy of last year's tax return Bring ALL tax documents, including Social Security statement If married, both spouses should come....
February 27
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10:30am - 12:00pm
Please register for this free Life Reimagined Checkup! Sometimes life takes you in a different direction than where you thought you’d go. But it’s never too late to make a change—and we can guide you. Now is the time for you to dust off a few dreams. At a free Life Reimagined...
February 27
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4:00pm - 7:00pm
AARP membership is NOT required, and the program is open to taxpayers of all ages and backgrounds. What you'll need: Social security card and photo ID Copy of last year's tax return Bring ALL tax documents, including Social Security statement If married, both spouses should come....
February 21
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10:00am - 11:00am
Join us on February 21st as we welcome MadScience here for an hour of dinosaur filled fun!We will find out how scientists learn about Dinosaurs and make a cast of a dinosaur tooth to take home! Program is intended for ages 4 and up. Pre-Registration is Required, see online registration form to...
February 22
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10:00am - 11:00am
Hop, Skip, Jump, Slide on in for 1 to 3 Year Old Storytime! Join us as we have a fun filled storytime comprised of movement and stories!Parents, Caregivers and children 1 to 3 years old welcome!
February 22
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11:00am - 12:00pm
Our homeschoolers book club is for ages 7 and up. Pre-register online BEFORE January 25th . Our book for this session is "Chasing Vermeer" by Blue Balliett. Books will be provided at the first session, please do NOT read the book beforehand. This session is FULL.
February 23
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10:00am - 11:00am
Stories. rhymes, songs and crafting! Our 3 to 5 Year Old Storytime is happening!Join us each week as we venture into a new theme through stories, craft and more! Parents, Caregivers and children ages 3 to 5 welcome!
February 23
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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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4:30pm - 5:30pm
 Join the  Stonington Free Library and Westerly Library for our first collaborative family reading program, running January 3 – March 31. Both libraries will offer times to drop-in and hear the book read aloud, fun activities and an exclusive movie screening celebration at the end of the program....
February 21
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12:00pm - 6:00pm
You're out of school and want to play some games? Perfect, the teen space has you covered! We'll have the ps4 and Wii out, as well as some of our most classic board games for the majority of the day! Who knows, maybe a gaming tournament will even break out!
February 23
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4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join our Writer's Workshop in the Terrace Room of the library. All writing experience levels welcome! This is a space for YOU to decide what to write, how to write it, and why you write it. We will discuss your favorite books and fanfics, free write to fun prompts, and share each other's work. Put...
February 23
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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 24
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4:00pm - 5:00pm
February 25
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1:00pm - 3:00pm
February 27
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4:00pm - 6:00pm
Come on down to the teen space, where we craft with just about anything on Mondays. Perler beads, duct tape, origami, beads, buttons, and more! Every Monday, drop-in any time between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to get your craftin' on! Pinterested ideas welcome. 
Saturday, April 08
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Sunday, April 09
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Sunday, May 21
9:00am - 3:00pm
The 35th Annual Garden Market Fair - a Festival of Plants takes place on Sunday, May 21st, 2017, from 9 am to 3 pm in Wilcox Park.  Vendors from Rhode Island and Connecticut will be selling annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, vegetables, herbs, and garden accessories. There will be a large... Read More
Saturday, May 27
10:00am - 5:00pm
The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce proudly hosts the ... 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, February 1, 2017 to Friday, March 31, 2017