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Adult Events

August 19, 2017

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... Read more
Audience: Adult

August 19, 2017

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!
Audience: Adult, Teen

August 19, 2017

August 21, 2017

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Audience: Adult, Teen

August 22, 2017

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... Read more
Audience: Adult

August 22, 2017

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,... Read more
Audience: Adult

August 22, 2017

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

August 23, 2017

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

August 24, 2017

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

August 24, 2017

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,... Read more
Audience: Adult

August 25, 2017

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Beat the Heat the last Friday of every Month this Summer! Join us for a Free Family Movie in the Auditorium from 3pm-5pm. June 30th - Beauty & the Beast (2017) July 28th - The Lego Batman Movie August 25th- Boss Baby
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

August 26, 2017

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
Audience: Adult, Teen

August 26, 2017

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
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

August 26, 2017

2:00pm - 3:30pm
As part of our Green Saturdays series, we are excited to welcome Becky Hirsh from the Mystic Aquarium to talk their conservation work. "The mission of Mystic Aquarium is to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet through conservation, education, and research"--... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

August 26, 2017

6:00pm - 10:00pm
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

August 28, 2017

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Film Title: Almost Dope Running Time: 85 minutes Suggested Audience: 13+   Synopsis In Almost Dope , co-directors Ana González and Jeff Matteis chronicle the arcs of eight different hip hop artists and groups from Rhode Island from the 1980s to today. They explore... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

August 28, 2017

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ever had an idea you've wanted to actually build or design?  Join us for these once a month workshops, to learn how to use modeling and design software.  Individuals of all levels of experience are welcomed.
Audience: Adult, Teen

August 29, 2017

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... Read more
Audience: Adult

August 29, 2017

6:00pm - 7:30pm
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

August 30, 2017

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Presentation by Blanche Higgins and Alexander Berardo.
Audience: Adult

August 31, 2017

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

August 31, 2017

6:00pm - 7:30pm
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

September 02, 2017

6:00pm - 10:00pm
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

September 04, 2017

9:00am - 8:00pm
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

September 05, 2017

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... Read more
Audience: Adult

September 06, 2017

3:00pm - 7:00pm
Open to anyone, for drop in visits with RISCA program staff for advice and assistance on grant applications. • Come meet RISCA staff • Get advice and feedback • Learn about our grants • Get grantwriting tips If you would like to register (not required), click... Read more
Audience: Adult

September 06, 2017

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Are you a yarn crafter? Then have we got a workshop for you! Learn to use Ravelry, an online community of yarn crafters where you can find patterns, yarn information, trends, discussion, and more. You can search for patterns that are perfect for you, even down to the amount of a certain weight of... Read more
Audience: Adult

September 07, 2017

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

September 07, 2017

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

September 09, 2017

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
Audience: Adult, Teen

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