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Events Listing

December 10, 2018

10:30am - 11:30am
Join our Frank Olean Center friends, as we play with instruments, have fun and sing our fa-la-la’s out! Instruments will be provided, but feel free to bring your own!  
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

December 10, 2018

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Test your POP CULTURE KNOWLEDGE. Your peer, Emilio, will be trivia master! Trivia questions were written by a teen patron!  Categories include music, movies, tv, and more.  Snacks! Prizes!
Audience: Teen

December 10, 2018

4:00pm - 7:30pm
With the holidays fast approaching, if you're having a hard time coming up with gift ideas, stop by our makerspace, and see if we can help you create something new and unique for someone on your gift list. Feel free to contact Tim (thayes@westerlylibrary.... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

December 10, 2018

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Literacy Volunteers of Washington County offers a  free conversation classes for English language learners looking to  improve their conversation skills and make new friends Every Monday Evening at 5:30 pm in the Roberts Room
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December 11, 2018

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
Audience: Kids

December 11, 2018

1:00pm - 2:00pm
"Sing for your life" by Daniel Berger The touching, triumphant story of a young black man's journey from violence and despair to one of the world's most elite artistic institutions. In 2011, at the age of twenty-four, Ryan won a nationwide competition hosted by New York's... Read more
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December 11, 2018

3:00pm - 4:30pm
  Join us to discuss our next radical read, To be decided in November PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN TIME, to half hour earlier!   “I can't change where I come from or what I've been through, so why should I be ashamed of what makes me, me... Read more
Audience: Teen

December 11, 2018

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.  ... Read more
Audience: Adult

December 11, 2018

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... Read more
Audience: Adult

December 12, 2018

10:00am - 10:45am
  Join us as we venture through song and story each week in our 1-3 Year Old Storytime. It's the perfect time to spend with your little one!
Audience: Kids

December 12, 2018

3:30pm - 5:30pm
Join us in going green!  Give green gifts this holiday season.  In line with a recent campaign by Teens Against Pollution to ban plastic in Westerly and Stonington, we will be making our own "beeswrap" or reusable food wraps in the teen space.  Use them yourself or give them as gifts and help your... Read more
Audience: Teen

December 12, 2018

4:30pm - 7:30pm
  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... Read more
Audience: Teen

December 12, 2018

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Are you new to the area? Interested in getting to know the town, and making connections with others?  The library could use your input! We are working on designing a fun and unique program that will help newcomers to the area feel welcome, connected, and truly at home. To develop areally meaningful... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

December 12, 2018

6:00pm - 7:30pm
League of Women Voters - South County  Presents a program on Census 2020  The speaker will be Deborrah Smith, RI Partner Specialist US Census Bureau Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 at 6 PM  Westerly Library Auditorium  This program is free and open to the public.
Audience: Adult

December 13, 2018

10:00am - 11:30am
Literacy Volunteers of Washington County offers a  free conversation classes for English language learners looking to  improve their conversation skills and make new friends. Every Thursday morning at 10 am in the Roberts Room. 
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December 13, 2018

10:00am - 10:45am
Hop, skip, jump and wiggle your way to 3-5 Year Old Storytime! This storytime is jam packed with stories, songs, play and crafting!
Audience: Kids

December 13, 2018

3:30pm - 5:30pm
 Join us for teen anime club.  You choose the movie we watch.  We provide the snacks.     We'll have drawing supplies, perler beads, and more! Everyone who shows up can vote on the anime we watch.  We'll also be snacking on pocky and instaramen while watching.  See you there!
Audience: Teen

December 13, 2018

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.
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

December 13, 2018

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Welcome to Sexuality and Gender Acceptance, a discussion and support group for adults about LGBTQ+ stories and issues in books, movies, TV shows, and more. This group will foster community through the sharing of stories by and for those who identify as LGBTQ+ and questioning in an inclusive,... Read more
Audience: Adult

December 15, 2018

9:00am - 4:00pm
Today is the last day to send in your letter's to Santa, through our special Santa Mailbox, here in the Children's Room. Don't forget to put you address on it, you may even get a letter back!! ***Please note: The Libary closes at 4pm today!***
Audience: Kids

December 15, 2018

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 ... Read more
Audience: Adult

December 15, 2018

10:00am - 2:00pm
Drop-In between 10am - 2pm to make your creation!
Audience: Kids

December 15, 2018

1:00pm - 3:00pm
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... Read more
Audience: Teen

December 17, 2018

10:00am - 10:45am
A fun, interactive, educational storytime designed for preschool age children who are Autistic and /or have Sensory challenges. It involves books, songs, movement and free play, in a safe and supportive environment
Audience: Kids

December 17, 2018

12:00pm - 5:00pm
Open to all Rhode Islanders who have may have experienced a recent life change and are in need of health insurance for 2019.
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December 17, 2018

3:30pm - 6:00pm
Want to make a special gift for the holidays?  What to indulge in self-care over winter break? We will be making natural bath bombs in the maker space! They will be accented with rose petals and lavender essential oils.     All ingredients will be provided.  Parent permission form required to bring... Read more
Audience: Teen

December 17, 2018

4:00pm - 7:30pm
With the holidays fast approaching, if you're having a hard time coming up with gift ideas, stop by our makerspace, and see if we can help you create something new and unique for someone on your gift list. Feel free to contact Tim (thayes@westerlylibrary.... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

December 17, 2018

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Literacy Volunteers of Washington County offers a  free conversation classes for English language learners looking to  improve their conversation skills and make new friends Every Monday Evening at 5:30 pm in the Roberts Room
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December 17, 2018

6:00pm - 7:30pm
For this month's Cookbook Club, we will be holding a cookie swap! We'll prepare cookies from the cookbook Dories Cookies by Dorie Greenspan. Each participant should bring ... Read more
Audience: Adult

December 18, 2018

10:30am - 11:30am
  Join us with guitarist, Mike Markowitz for our “all December holidays” holiday toddler sing-a-long!  Sponsored by the Friends of the Westerly Library
Audience: Kids

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