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  • Last chance to take the Tour through Time! Back by popular demand! Celebrate our 125th anniversary by touring the original building and learning about the many changes that have happened over the...
  • We will have a craft available to do while we wait for the solar eclipse to peak as well as proper viewing instruments. Pack a late lunch or snack and enjoy the Great American Solar Eclipse right...
  • Join us on September 9th for this free hands-on demonstration, and learn everything you never knew about worm composting: what it is, how it benefits your soil and the environment, and how you can...

What's Happening

August 19
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9:30am - 1:00pm
Homebuyer Education Class - Saturday March 18, 2017 from 9:30am-1:00pm       For more than 40 years, Rhode Island Housing has been making it easier for people to call Rhode Island home. We offer an extensive line of loan options for first-time homebuyers, current homeowners and...
August 19
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12:00pm - 3:00pm
Web development show and tell. Chance to collaborate and present what you are working on!  Free and open to all attendees!
August 22
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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...
August 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,...
August 21
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10:00am - 11:00am
Come join us for some toe-tapping fun, with this participatory/interactive music program for parents and kids, birth to 5 years old.
August 21
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1:00pm - 4:15pm
Not since June of 1918, has an eclipse shone across the entire United States! This will be a great opportunity for kids to not only view the eclipse in a safe way, but learn how the eclipse will work, a brief history of solar eclipses and learn proper safety guidelines for viewing the eclipse. We...
August 23
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10:00am - 11:00am
*Online Pre-Registration Opens June 1st* Animation Nation returns! Please join us for our summer animation workshop series. Kids ages 8-12 will watch animated short films, experiment with different animation methods, and help create original stop-motion films. ...
August 23
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5:00pm - 7:00pm
As part of our 125th anniversary celebrations, please join us for a reception to mark the opening of Treasures through Time. Treasures through Time will display items in the library's Special Collections in the Hoxie Gallery. See items like the Velocipede, a six-foot-tall bicycle made in Westerly;...
August 24
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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.
August 19
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12:00pm - 3:00pm
Web development show and tell. Chance to collaborate and present what you are working on!  Free and open to all attendees!
August 22
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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.
August 23
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10:00am - 11:00am
*Online Pre-Registration Opens June 1st* Animation Nation returns! Please join us for our summer animation workshop series. Kids ages 8-12 will watch animated short films, experiment with different animation methods, and help create original stop-motion films. ...
August 23
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5:00pm - 7:00pm
As part of our 125th anniversary celebrations, please join us for a reception to mark the opening of Treasures through Time. Treasures through Time will display items in the library's Special Collections in the Hoxie Gallery. See items like the Velocipede, a six-foot-tall bicycle made in Westerly;...
Monday, August 21
1:00pm - 4:15pm
Not since June of 1918, has an eclipse shone across the entire United States! This will be a great opportunity for kids to not only view the eclipse in a safe way, but learn how the eclipse will work, a brief history of solar eclipses and learn proper safety guidelines for viewing the eclipse. We... Read More
Saturday, August 26
9:00am - 12:00pm
On the second and fourth Saturday of the month, from June through October, bring your gardening questions and/or soil samples to Wilcox Park.  URI Master Gardeners will test your sample as you wait, and provide suggestions for improvement.  They will provide research and experienced based answers... Read More
Saturday, August 26
10:00am - 11:30am
On the fourth Saturday of the month, from June through October, come take a walk around Wilcox Park.  URI Master Gardeners will show you the native gardens and plants in the Park.  Tours begin with a history of the Park and an introduction to native plants.  We'll make a loop around the Park,... 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:
Thursday, July 6, 2017 to Friday, August 11, 2017