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Events Listing

July 10, 2018

10:00am - 11:00am
**PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS AT CRAIG FIELD*** The Shanteyman presents a program of music, poetry and stories of the sea. The program is geared toward elementary and middle school-aged children and is highly participatory. Kids will play in a 'fufu' band, an improvisational group... Read more
Audience: Kids

July 10, 2018

11:30am - 3:00pm
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. This summer, FREE... Read more
Audience: Kids, Teen

July 10, 2018

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has... Read more
Audience: Adult

July 10, 2018

4:30pm - 5:30pm
  Come read the latest YA book releases, some before they come out, and discuss them over snacks with friends!
Audience: Teen

July 10, 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

July 10, 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

July 11, 2018

9:00am - 7:30pm
Thousands of books and other materials available! Come and grab a great deal! Books for children, tweens, teens, and adults available, as well as CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks.
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen
10:00am - 11:00am
**ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION OPENS JUNE 1ST** This workshop uses portable mics and free coding software aimed towards educating a new generation of programmers and sound engineers. Kids will be introduced to programming using age-appropriate software tools to modify voices and/or... Read more
Audience: Kids

July 11, 2018

9:15am - 10:00am
Come join us for a storytime at the Watch Hill Memorial Library & Improvement Society.
Audience: Kids

July 11, 2018

11:30am - 3:00pm
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. This summer, FREE... Read more
Audience: Kids, Teen

July 11, 2018

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Audience: Adult, Teen

July 11, 2018

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Try your hand at songwriting in the first session of our Songwriters Series. This time we'll have a workshop on writing song lyrics. Bring some of your favorite songs and song lyrics for us to talk about.  Don't forget to check back for part 2 to learn how to make the music to flesh out your lyrics!
Audience: Teen

July 11, 2018

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Audience: Adult, Teen

July 12, 2018

9:00am - 7:30pm
Thousands of books and other materials available! Come and grab a great deal! Books for children, tweens, teens, and adults available, as well as CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks.
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

July 12, 2018

10:00am - 11:00am
**PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS AT CIMALORE FIELD A fun, energetic intro to self-defense. This is a hands-on, active showcase that will get kids off their butts and learning skills that will boost their confidence and discipline. Directions to Cimalore... Read more
Audience: Kids

July 12, 2018

11:30am - 3:00pm
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. This summer, FREE... Read more
Audience: Kids, Teen

July 12, 2018

11:30am - 12:30pm
Beat the heat with an ice cream treat and some stories, at Mel's Downtown Creamery!
Audience: Kids

July 12, 2018

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Take action about environmental issues in our community.  How can we go green here?  Become a part of Teens Against Pollution!  Plan petitions, write letters to the editor, make activist art. 
Audience: Teen

July 12, 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
6:00pm - 7:30pm
From June 28 to August 2, for six Thursday evenings this summer retired Naval Academy professor Bob Madison will offer a course in Literature of the Sea at the Westerly Public Library. Madison, who taught at Annapolis for over twenty-five years, has edited over a dozen volumes of sea literature and... Read more
Audience: Adult

July 13, 2018

9:00am - 5:30pm
Thousands of books and other materials available! Come and grab a great deal! Books for children, tweens, teens, and adults available, as well as CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks.
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen
10:00am - 11:00am
Why do we have zoos? What do zoos do to contribute to the conservation and appreciation of species? Most kids love zoo; zoo and aquarium visits outnumber all of the professional sporting events combined. At this program we discuss exhibit design, special projects and careers in the zoo. We will... Read more
Audience: Kids

July 13, 2018

11:30am - 3:00pm
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. This summer, FREE... Read more
Audience: Kids, Teen

July 13, 2018

2:00pm - 5:30pm
Patches and thread provided.  Bring your own jeans and tote bags to patch and bedazzle.
Audience: Teen

July 14, 2018

9:00am - 12:00pm
Ask a Master Gardener and get a free soil test! Bring your garden questions, insects, damaged leaves, etc.!  Get research-based answers to all your gardening questions.  Have your soil tested and get advice on how to improve it!  URI Master Gardeners will be on the Esplanade outside the Library (... Read more
Audience: Adult
9:00am - 3:30pm
Thousands of books and other materials available! Come and grab a great deal! Books for children, tweens, teens, and adults available, as well as CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks.
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

July 14, 2018

10:00am - 11:30am
Tour Wilcox Park.  Wilcox Park is home to 28 trees in the R.I. Big Tree Registry - more than any other place in the state!  Learn how a tree gets into the Registry, and meet the Champions and other Big Trees in the Park.  URI Master Gardeners will lead you around one loop of the Park, beginning and... Read more
Audience: Adult

July 14, 2018

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Drop in creative writing session! Bring any story ideas you're already working on. There will also be prompts available to free write off of.
Audience: Teen

July 14, 2018

8:00pm - 10:00pm
The United Theatre in partnership with The Westerly Library & Wilcox Park presents Movies in the Park 2018 Saturday, July 14... Read more
Audience:

July 16, 2018

10:00am - 11:00am
Come join us for some toe-tapping fun, with this participatory/interactive music program for parents and kids, birth to 5 years old.
Audience: Kids

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