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Discover the beautiful towns of Westerly, RI and Stonington, CT.

Library will be opening at 1 PM on Thursday, July 18, 2019

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  • Join us on Friday, September 6th for There's Nothing Trivial About Westerly!  This wildly fun trivia game will be at the Windjammer Surf Bar in Misquamicut and will feature four rounds of trivia and...
  • Monday, July 22nd at 6pm. Once a month, the Cookbook Club will meet in the 3rd floor Terrace Room from 6:00-7:30pm. Each meeting will focus on a different cookbook, which is made available for check-...
  • 1st and 3rd Mondays 10 am - 12 pm Whether you have a high-end DSLR, a point-and-shoot, or just your tablet or cell phone, join us and learn to take better and more interesting photographs.  Using...
  • 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

July 16
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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.  ...
July 16
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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.
July 16
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6:00pm - 6:45pm
Meditation group--all ages and experience levels are welcome! Join us in the Auditorium of the Westerly Library on Tuesday evening from 6:00 - 6:45 pm.
July 17
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6:00pm - 7:30pm
Curious about this thing called the Internet? Then come to Internet 101 to get a basic introduction on how to use it, what it can do, and how much fun it can be to surf the web! For beginning computer users with basic keyboard and mouse skills
July 18
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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.
July 18 to July 21
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7:00pm - 9:00pm
July 16
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10:00am - 11:00am
**PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS AT CRAIG FIELD*** Feel Good Circus is an upbeat, fun-filled circus program that entertains, interacts, and gets the audience involved to Watch, Learn, Play and Join the Circus! Watch Acacia dazzle in a whirlwind of hula...
July 16
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11:00am - 1:00pm
Summer Food Program Feeds Kids For Free With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Westerly Library & Wilcox Park provides free meals to children during the summer beginning June 24 thru August 23...
July 17
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10:00am - 11:00am
Join Miss Christine from Sunflower Kids Yoga on a yoga storytelling adventure! We will listen to stories from around the world and retell them using our bodies through yoga postures. We will stretch, dance, sing, and breathe together, ending our yoga practice with a peaceful trip to our Secret...
July 17
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9:15am - 10:00am
Come join us for a storytime at the Watch Hill Memorial Library & Improvement Society.
July 17
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11:00am - 1:00pm
Summer Food Program Feeds Kids For Free With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Westerly Library & Wilcox Park provides free meals to children during the summer beginning June 24 thru August 23...
July 17
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1:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration is now closed for this program.
July 16
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11:00am - 1:00pm
Summer Food Program Feeds Kids For Free With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Westerly Library & Wilcox Park provides free meals to children during the summer beginning June 24 thru August 23...
July 16
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2:00pm - 3:30pm
"The Last soft-landing on the Moon by NASA was in 1972 during the Apollo 17 maned lunar landing mission.  To prepare for Apollo, robotic space craft equipped with scientific instrumentation studied the moon from 1962 to 1968.  We will program our Ranger to provide photographic coverage of the...
July 16
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6:00pm - 6:45pm
Meditation group--all ages and experience levels are welcome! Join us in the Auditorium of the Westerly Library on Tuesday evening from 6:00 - 6:45 pm.
July 17
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11:00am - 1:00pm
Summer Food Program Feeds Kids For Free With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Westerly Library & Wilcox Park provides free meals to children during the summer beginning June 24 thru August 23...
July 17
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1:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration is now closed for this program.
July 17
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2:00pm - 4:00pm
Indulge in some cosmic self care.  Let a supernova explode in your bathtub!  We will be making space themed bath bombs with all natural ingredients!  They will be accented with fresh flower petals, essential oils, and - of course - GLITTER.   All ingredients will be provided.  Parent permission...
Thursday, July 18
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, July 20
11:00am - 3:30pm
It's BACK!!! Weather permitting (we need sun!) Come hunt down the Camera Obscura in the park, and get a chance to experience this really cool, naturally occuring, optical phenomenon that you won't believe until you see it!
Monday, July 22
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Stage Door Theater Company presents its summer production of “You Do Not Want to See a Nun at the DMV, ” a comedy written and directed by Eugene J. Celico. The story begins when Sister Mary Rita and Sister Mary Sybil go to the Division of Motor Vehicles in Cranston, RI to renew Sister Rita’s... Read More
Wednesday, July 24
10:00am - 10:45am
Special Toddler Music program Wed July 24 at 10:00 am with Chris "Kavi" Carbone  (weather permitting) at the Runaway Bunny statue in our own Wilcox Park. Bring a chair or blanket and a picnic, and enjoy a wonderful musical morning. (In case of inclement weather we'll be in 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, July 3, 2019 to Thursday, August 1, 2019