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  • For this first time, you have the option to complete the Census online! Visit https://my2020census.gov/ to get started. Have questions? Visit https://2020census.gov/.   The video below will walk you...
  • Hoopla is a digital media service offered by your local library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even...
  • Trying to search for grants from home? During the closure, you can access Candid’s (candid.org) Foundation Directory Essential by clicking here. The Westerly Library can also assist you with funding...
  • Westerly Library is currently closed. Please remember that 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...

What's Happening

April 04
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10:00am - 1:00pm
**This program has been cancelled until further notice. Please check back for updates**...
April 04
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10:00am - 12:00pm
**This program has been cancelled, and will be rescheduled at a later date. Please check back for updates** ...
April 04
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10:30am - 12:00pm
THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED THROUGH MARCH. Adult Writers Workshop will meet every Saturday. Share work, discuss readings, and write in response...
April 06
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12:00pm - 1:30pm
*This program is cancelled* Peace and Justice Group of Westerly and Pawcatuck will meet the first Monday of every month at 12pm.
April 06
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4:00pm - 7:00pm
**This program has been cancelled until further notice. Please check back for updates** AARP membership is NOT required, and the program is open to taxpayers of all ages and...
April 07
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1:00pm - 4:00pm
*This program has been cancelled until further notice. Please check back for updates* Do you, or a loved one, need information on where to access local social service agencies for food, clothing, classes, healthcare and more? Or maybe you have broad questions on what kind of help...
April 04
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10:00am - 12:00pm
**This program has been cancelled, and will be rescheduled at a later date. Please check back for updates** ...
April 04
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10:00am - 1:00pm
Come enjoy a family fun craft led by library staff and volunteers from 10am-10:30, then self-directed until 1pm!
April 04
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1:00pm - 2:30pm
Children ages 1-8 will enjoy hunting for Easter eggs and meeting with the Easter Bunny and Lucky the Duck in Wilcox Park in downtown Westerly, RI Event begins at 1pm with youngest age group first.  This event is free to all!   See the Chamber website for more info: ...
April 05
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1:00pm - 2:30pm
Children ages 1-8 will enjoy hunting for Easter eggs and meeting with the Easter Bunny and Lucky the Duck in Wilcox Park in downtown Westerly, RI Event begins at 1pm with youngest age group first.  This event is free to all!   See the Chamber website for more info: ...
April 06
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11:00am - 11:45am
Parents and preschoolers can come and practice motor skills, while having fun and getting messy!
April 07
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10:00am - 10:45am
Our Tuesday 10 am Family Storytime and Craft with Miss Sandy for all ages!  Join us for wonderful read-alouds, songs and other storytime activities
April 04
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10:00am - 12:00pm
**This program has been cancelled, and will be rescheduled at a later date. Please check back for updates** ...
April 07
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1:00pm - 4:00pm
*This program has been cancelled until further notice. Please check back for updates* Do you, or a loved one, need information on where to access local social service agencies for food, clothing, classes, healthcare and more? Or maybe you have broad questions on what kind of help...
April 07
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3:30pm - 5:30pm
 Join us for teen anime club.  Come discuss your favorite manga and anime with your fellow teens. Everyone who shows up can vote on the anime we watch. We'll have drawing supplies, perler beads, and more! We'll also be snacking on pocky and instaramen while watching.  See you there!
April 07
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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. If this is your first time attending the class,...
April 08
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4:00pm - 7:45pm
This event has been cancelled until further notice.  Please contact thayes@westerlylibrary.org with any questions. Come join us at robotics practice! We are a group of 7th-12th graders who meet at the library twice a week. Activities include designing...
April 09
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3:00pm - 5:00pm
This event has been suspended until further notice. Please contact thayes@westerlylibrary.org with any questions. Ever wanted to build a model boat, but never really knew where to start? Join Ben Ellcome, Director of the Mystic Seaport Sailing...
Saturday, April 04
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Children ages 1-8 will enjoy hunting for Easter eggs and meeting with the Easter Bunny and Lucky the Duck in Wilcox Park in downtown Westerly, RI Event begins at 1pm with youngest age group first.  This event is free to all!   See the Chamber website for more info: ... Read More
Sunday, April 05
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Children ages 1-8 will enjoy hunting for Easter eggs and meeting with the Easter Bunny and Lucky the Duck in Wilcox Park in downtown Westerly, RI Event begins at 1pm with youngest age group first.  This event is free to all!   See the Chamber website for more info: ... Read More
Wednesday, April 08
5:00pm - 5:45pm
Join us for our WEEK 1 Group Run!  ----- Our brand new running group is designed to help almost anyone go from a "non runner" to a "5k distance runner" in 8 weeks, following the C25k® program!  The C25k® program is designed for beginners, easing you into running for progressively longer distances,... Read More
Wednesday, April 15
5:00pm - 5:45pm
Join us for our WEEK 2 Group Run! ----- Our brand new running group is designed to help almost anyone go from a "non runner" to a "5k distance runner" in 8 weeks, following the C25k® program!  The C25k® program is designed for beginners, easing you into running for progressively longer distances,... 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, April 1, 2020 to Friday, May 1, 2020