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Westerly Library is open for browsing by appointment. Computers, printing, scanning, and copying are available by reservation. We are unable to accommodate walk-ins at this time. To make a reservation please call 401.596.2877 x930 for Circulation, and x311 for the Computer Lab. Library Takeout Service is still available and the book drop is open for returns. And don't forget to check out all of our virtual programs and resources!

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What's New

  • *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 19
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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@...
September 20
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2:00pm - 3:00pm
Stage Door Theater Company announces its fall production of Edward Albee's "THE AMERICAN DREAM" to be performed as a Live Stage Reading in Wilcox Park on September 20th at 2pm. The play is a "one-act absurdist comedy that turns a jaundiced eye on American values." The play has been referred to as...
September 21
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9:00am - 4:00pm
During the 3rd week of each month, we will have Crafternoon kits available to-go!  Call (401) 596-2877 x306 (Reference Department)...
September 22
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10:00am - 1:00pm
Are you registered to vote? Have you moved recently and need to update your registration? Stop by the Esplanade in Wilcox Park between 10 am and 1 pm to register.  Be sure to drop by from 12:00 - 1:00 PM for the Westerly Raging Grannies, a local group committed to our democratic foundations will...
September 22
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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 22
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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 21
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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    
September 22
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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
September 23
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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 23
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4:00pm - 4:45pm
Join our virtual book club, aimed at homeschoolers, but all are welcome! Come having read this months book "Catherine, Called Birdy" by Karen Cushman....
September 28
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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    
September 29
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10:00am - 10:15am
Enjoy these pre-recorded storytimes on our Westerly Library & Wilcox Park YouTube Channel    
September 20
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2:00pm - 3:00pm
Stage Door Theater Company announces its fall production of Edward Albee's "THE AMERICAN DREAM" to be performed as a Live Stage Reading in Wilcox Park on September 20th at 2pm. The play is a "one-act absurdist comedy that turns a jaundiced eye on American values." The play has been referred to as...
September 21
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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...
September 22
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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 23
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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 23
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4:00pm - 4:45pm
Join our virtual book club, aimed at homeschoolers, but all are welcome! Come having read this months book "Catherine, Called Birdy" by Karen Cushman....
September 24
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3:00pm - 4:00pm
Interested in making a change in your community? Join us in a discussion of what’s going on in the world and what you can do to help! *Online registration required at least one day prior
Sunday, September 20
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Stage Door Theater Company announces its fall production of Edward Albee's "THE AMERICAN DREAM" to be performed as a Live Stage Reading in Wilcox Park on September 20th at 2pm. The play is a "one-act absurdist comedy that turns a jaundiced eye on American values." The play has been referred to as... Read More
Tuesday, September 22
10:00am - 1:00pm
Are you registered to vote? Have you moved recently and need to update your registration? Stop by the Esplanade in Wilcox Park between 10 am and 1 pm to register.  Be sure to drop by from 12:00 - 1:00 PM for the Westerly Raging Grannies, a local group committed to our democratic foundations will... Read More
Tuesday, September 22
2:00pm - 4:30pm
Are you registered to vote? Have you moved recently and need to update your registration? Stop by the Esplanade in Wilcox Park between 2 pm and 4:30 pm to register. We will have paper registrations on hand for both Rhode Island and Connecticut. You will also be able to register online with... Read More
Wednesday, September 23
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
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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