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*Important update* We are happy to announce, that from September 14th on, walk-ins are now welcome. **Please note, we are still operating at a limited capacity. Reservations are encouraged for anyone wanting to ensure access to the building, however if we have not reached capacity with reservations, walk-ins will be accepted. Monday-Friday hours have also been extended to 9 am - 6 pm | Saturday - Library Take-out Service ONLY 9 am - 1 pm

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  • *Important update* We are happy to announce, that from September 14th on, walk-ins are now welcome. **Please note, we are still operating at a limited capacity. Reservations are encouraged for anyone...
  • Celebrate Miss Helen's love of literature with these seven fun interactive kids backpacks sponsored by the Friends of the Westerly Library and Wilcox Park!   Click here for more information.  ...
  • The book drop is now open! You can now bring your items to the book drop return. Previously borrowed material were due back by July 1st.  If you have been unable to return your borrowed material...
  • You can still access numerous resources and services from the comfort of home and is being updated regularly. Don't have a library card or it's expired? Don't work. Follow this link to get a new...

What's Happening

September 29
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10:00am - 11:15am
Join a virtual sitdown with our library staff for advice on job hunting!  Each week we'll discuss a different set of topics about being a job seeker, and how to make your candidacy stand out from the crowd, and try to answer your questions and advice.  Specific topics will be announced a couple of...
September 29
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1:00pm - 4:00pm
During these challenging times individuals need assistance now more than ever. Our volunteer Community Resource Advocate, Susan Rosen, is available to offer help! Susan can be reached via email to offer guidance to connect you or loved ones with local resources available based on specific needs....
September 29
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5:30pm - 7:30pm
While the library is closed the Knit and Crochet Group is still meeting virtually!  For more information please email cwalsh@westerlylibrary.org.
September 30
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9:30am - 10:00am
STRETCH & STRENGTHENSummer ESSENTRICS featured at Wilcox Park!Ready for a workout that gets results and relieves pain & stiffness?!  The class is held behind the Park pond near the YMCA. Heather Van Dam is a certified Essentrics Instructor, ACSM certified Group Exercise Instructor and NAFC...
October 03
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10:30am - 12:30pm
Adult Writers Workshop will meet every Saturday via Zoom. 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 Allynn at awilkinson@...
October 06
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10:00am - 11:15am
Join a virtual sitdown with our library staff for advice on job hunting!  Each week we'll discuss a different set of topics about being a job seeker, and how to make your candidacy stand out from the crowd, and try to answer your questions and advice.  Specific topics will be announced a couple of...
September 29
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10:00am - 10:15am
Enjoy these pre-recorded storytimes on our Westerly Library & Wilcox Park YouTube Channel    
September 30
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9:30am - 10:00am
STRETCH & STRENGTHENSummer ESSENTRICS featured at Wilcox Park!Ready for a workout that gets results and relieves pain & stiffness?!  The class is held behind the Park pond near the YMCA. Heather Van Dam is a certified Essentrics Instructor, ACSM certified Group Exercise Instructor and NAFC...
October 01
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4:00pm - 4:15pm
Come join Meagan and Judy of the children’s room as they demonstrate easy recipes this fall and winter on Cooks with Books! Each month we will prepare a recipe that will be warm and healthy, but may require some adult assistance. Go to our ...
October 05
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4:00pm - 4:15pm
  Don’t lose your cool! Check out some fun tips, tricks and activities to help keep calm and school on!  Find these short, pre-recorded videos on our  Westerly Library & Wilcox Park YouTube Channel    
October 06
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9:00am - 4:00pm
Come grab a bag of supplies from the ‘Kids’ tote that will be located outside the Library front door.  Please note, supplies are limited, first come, first serve,we are unable to reserve or set aside crafts. 1 per child
October 07
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9:30am - 10:00am
STRETCH & STRENGTHENSummer ESSENTRICS featured at Wilcox Park!Ready for a workout that gets results and relieves pain & stiffness?!  The class is held behind the Park pond near the YMCA. Heather Van Dam is a certified Essentrics Instructor, ACSM certified Group Exercise Instructor and NAFC...
September 29
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1:00pm - 4:00pm
During these challenging times individuals need assistance now more than ever. Our volunteer Community Resource Advocate, Susan Rosen, is available to offer help! Susan can be reached via email to offer guidance to connect you or loved ones with local resources available based on specific needs....
September 30
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9:30am - 10:00am
STRETCH & STRENGTHENSummer ESSENTRICS featured at Wilcox Park!Ready for a workout that gets results and relieves pain & stiffness?!  The class is held behind the Park pond near the YMCA. Heather Van Dam is a certified Essentrics Instructor, ACSM certified Group Exercise Instructor and NAFC...
October 01
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3:00pm - 4:00pm
Looking for some book recommendations? Or want to chat about what you've been reading? Maybe want feedback on something you're writing? Join your teen librarians (roughly) every other Thursday from 3-4pm for a digital open discussion on anything book or writing related! We'll be using Zoom, and you...
October 05
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3:00pm - 4:00pm
Join us for some trivia fun! We’ll be meeting through Zoom and using Kahoot. Topics will vary.  The easiest way to participate is with both a computer and a smart phone, please download the Kahoot app! *Online registration required at least one day prior. Please email...
October 06
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1:00pm - 4:00pm
During these challenging times individuals need assistance now more than ever. Our volunteer Community Resource Advocate, Susan Rosen, is available to offer help! Susan can be reached via email to offer guidance to connect you or loved ones with local resources available based on specific needs....
October 07
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9:30am - 10:00am
STRETCH & STRENGTHENSummer ESSENTRICS featured at Wilcox Park!Ready for a workout that gets results and relieves pain & stiffness?!  The class is held behind the Park pond near the YMCA. Heather Van Dam is a certified Essentrics Instructor, ACSM certified Group Exercise Instructor and NAFC...
Wednesday, September 30
9:30am - 10:00am
STRETCH & STRENGTHENSummer ESSENTRICS featured at Wilcox Park!Ready for a workout that gets results and relieves pain & stiffness?!  The class is held behind the Park pond near the YMCA. Heather Van Dam is a certified Essentrics Instructor, ACSM certified Group Exercise Instructor and NAFC... Read More
Wednesday, October 07
9:30am - 10:00am
STRETCH & STRENGTHENSummer ESSENTRICS featured at Wilcox Park!Ready for a workout that gets results and relieves pain & stiffness?!  The class is held behind the Park pond near the YMCA. Heather Van Dam is a certified Essentrics Instructor, ACSM certified Group Exercise Instructor and NAFC... Read More
Wednesday, October 14
9:30am - 10:00am
STRETCH & STRENGTHENSummer ESSENTRICS featured at Wilcox Park!Ready for a workout that gets results and relieves pain & stiffness?!  The class is held behind the Park pond near the YMCA. Heather Van Dam is a certified Essentrics Instructor, ACSM certified Group Exercise Instructor and NAFC... Read More
Tuesday, October 20
6:00pm - 7:00pm
This event will be pending state regulations for group size at the time due to Covid.
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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