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  • Thursday, May 30th at 6 pm in the Auditorium. Savoy Bookshop & Café and Westerly Library present a Local Author Spotlight featuring four nonfiction authors from our area: David Cundy, the author...
  • The Walk-In Piano Concerto on Saturday, May 25th, is a simple and short session for kids to learn piano basics with a following improvisational performance by Josiah Kirk, Westerly High School Senior...
  • Read. Vote. Win!  Leer. Votar. Ganar.  In May we celebrate Rhode Island Latino Books Month. Sabías? Los Estados Unidos es el segundo país hispano hablante más grande del mundo. Did you know? The...
  • Become a part of History! Stop by Westerly Library's Media Room and share your suggestions for items to leave in the 350th Anniversary Time Capsule. Also, save the date - we will be digging up the...

What's Happening

May 25
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10:30am - 12:00pm
Adult Writers Workshop will meet every Saturday. Share work, discuss readings, and write in response to prompts in this group-led writing workshop. All experience levels and genre interests welcome. Please contact Erik at ...
May 25
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1:00pm - 3:00pm
  The Walk-In Piano Concerto is a simple and short session for kids to learn piano basics with a following improvisational performance by Josiah Kirk, Westerly High School Senior. Come learn on May 18th!   Come listen on May 25th! Take a break from the Virtu Art Festival and enjoy some relaxing...
May 28
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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.  ...
May 28
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6:00pm - 7:45pm
Amatuer or experienced sewers are welcome to come by.  Sit down and talk with others while working on your project of choice.   Meets every tuesday except the second in each month, in the library's Makerspace, The Boiler Room, from 6 to 7:45pm.
May 28
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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...
May 28
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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.
May 25
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10:00am - 2:00pm
Drop-In between 10am - 2pm to make your creation!
May 25
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1:00pm - 3:00pm
  The Walk-In Piano Concerto is a simple and short session for kids to learn piano basics with a following improvisational performance by Josiah Kirk, Westerly High School Senior. Come learn on May 18th!   Come listen on May 25th! Take a break from the Virtu Art Festival and enjoy some relaxing...
May 29
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4:00pm - 5:30pm
Join the Swampabots, a First Lego League Robotics team, for 9 to 12 year old kids, as they practice building and coding with lego robots.
May 30
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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.
May 30
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5:30pm - 7:30pm
Attention Students and Parents: All students in grades K-8 are now welcome to attend the Westerly Public Library’s upcoming Homework and/or Tutoring Groups! On Mondays and Thursdays tutoring sessions are held from 5:30-6:30 and 6:30-7:30. Students can drop in during these hours, and receive help...
June 03
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5:30pm - 7:30pm
Attention Students and Parents: All students in grades K-8 are now welcome to attend the Westerly Public Library’s upcoming Homework and/or Tutoring Groups! On Mondays and Thursdays tutoring sessions are held from 5:30-6:30 and 6:30-7:30. Students can drop in during these hours, and receive help...
May 24
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3:30pm - 4:30pm
We get it. Writing 5 paragraph essays isn't always a delight. But writing can still be really fun! Do you miss writing stories, poems, or just having fun and being creative for an hour of your busy day? Come join our writing circle for prompts, journaling, and snacks. Bring in any stories you're...
May 24
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4:00pm - 5:45pm
  Come join us at robotics practice! We are a group of 7th-12th graders who meet at the library once or twice a week. Activities include designing robots, building them, programming them, driving them, strategizing, keeping records, and 3D design. If you are interested in STEM, or want to build a...
May 25
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1:00pm - 3:00pm
  The Walk-In Piano Concerto is a simple and short session for kids to learn piano basics with a following improvisational performance by Josiah Kirk, Westerly High School Senior. Come learn on May 18th!   Come listen on May 25th! Take a break from the Virtu Art Festival and enjoy some relaxing...
May 25
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1:00pm - 2:30pm
Join us to play dungeons and dragons! 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 Locations: Teen Room, Makerspace Some...
May 28
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3:30pm - 4:30pm
After a hiatus, we're back with rad book club.  Come talk about what you want to read.  Rather than reading the same book, we will read along a theme, as well as think about watching rad films based on books. “I can't change where I come from or what I've been through, so why should I be ashamed of...
May 28
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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.
Friday, May 24
10:00am - 5:00pm
Monday, May 27
10:00am - 11:00am
Tuesday, June 04
3:30pm - 5:00pm
It's finally spring!  Join us for teen gardening club.  Let's plan out our garden and what the summer and harvest will look like.   This event will happen rain or shine!  Earn community service hours by helping out!
Saturday, June 08
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
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
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Wednesday, May 1, 2019 to Thursday, May 30, 2019