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July 24, 2018

2:00pm - 3:00pm
  Animation Nation is back! Get ready to rock & roll through the summer with the return of our stop-motion film making program. Please pre-register. Only 25 slots available and they are sure to go fast! Ages 8-12.       Dates and times:   July 10        10am   July 17        10 am   July 24... Read more
Audience: Kids

July 24, 2018

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Join us to discuss a book to be determined in June.     What does the word "radical" mean to you?  Today, we use it to mean something is "cool," or "far out," but it literally means "of or pertaining to the root, having roots."  Come discuss this and other unconventional ideas in the Teen... Read more
Audience: Teen

July 24, 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 24, 2018

6:00pm - 7:45pm
Whether you're an amatuer quilter looking for advice, or an experienced one with throws on every piece of furniture in your home, you're welcome to join this casual club at the library.  Bring questions, ideas, and projects to work on while you socialize with the other quilters.   Meets every... Read more
Audience: Adult

July 24, 2018

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Renaissance Toastmasters of Westerly, gathers twice a month (2nd & 4th Tuesdays) to share stories and get comfortable... Read more
Audience: Adult

July 25, 2018

10:00am - 11:00am
A show and tell program on a variety of animals, including different types of bunnies, guinea pigs, chinchillas, ferrets, a rooster, domestic dumbo rats, and Al Pacino the Red Footed Tortoise. Different animals are introduced followed by a bunch of fun facts. The children are then able to pet and... Read more
Audience: Kids

July 25, 2018

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

July 25, 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 25, 2018

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

July 25, 2018

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Try your hand at songwriting in the second session of our Songwriters Series. This time learn how to make basic chord progressions so you can begin to really give life to your song lyrics! **Registration required! Don't forget to check back for part 3 to learn the basics of songwriting production... Read more
Audience: Teen

July 25, 2018

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us Wednesday, July 25th at 6:30pm for The Not So Golden Life of the Gilded Age Wife presented by Velya Jancz-Urban Grounded Goodwife. Although Gilded Age women in the upper and lower classes had many differences, they had one similarity – women were viewed as second best to men, and were ... Read more
Audience: Adult

July 25, 2018

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

July 26, 2018

10:00am - 11:00am
**PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS AT CIMALORE 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... Read more
Audience: Kids

July 26, 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 26, 2018

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

July 26, 2018

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Performer Maurice does a vaudevillian styled Juggling and Balloon variety show. The performance includes gravity defying juggling, amazing balloon twisting, a little balloon magic, a comedy skit, some classic rock, and lots of laughs.  After the performance, learn to make your own balloon dog.... Read more
Audience: Teen

July 26, 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 27, 2018

10:00am - 11:00am
The least explored environment in the world, te ocean realms hold many mysteries and thousands of species yet to be discovered. Global warming and pollution are causing many changes and much damage. The presentation includes a powerpoint presentation and a short video and concludes with a... Read more
Audience: Kids

July 27, 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 27, 2018

2:00pm - 3:00pm
There will be time to read and write original poems at this program in the auditorium. Snacks, prompts, and snaps all around. Please bring some prompts and favorite poems of your own to share, too!
Audience: Teen

July 28, 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

July 28, 2018

10:00am - 11:30am
Tour Wilcox Park.  Wilcox Park is home to many native trees and shrubs, and has several gardens planted mainly with natives.  Learn about the value of natives, and see the native gardens and plants in the Park.  URI Master Gardeners will lead you around one loop of the Park, beginning and ending at... Read more
Audience: Adult
10:00am - 3:00pm
Like hunting for treasure?  Better, yet, like creating treasure? Come create a geocache which we will then hide in the park!  Millions of geocaches are hidden around the world.  Learn more about them and how to play at ... Read more
Audience: Teen

July 29, 2018

2:00pm - 3:30pm
STAGE DOOR THEATER COMPANY will present a Live Stage Reading of Marsha Norman's 'NIGHT MOTHER on July 29 at 2pm. It is a two-character play. Actors are MARY SUE FRISHMAN as JESSIE and ELLEN ATWOOD as THELMA. Directed by EUGENE J. CELICO. Running time is about an hour and a half. There is no... Read more
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July 30, 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
9:30am - 10:30am
Attn:  Boys and Girls in Grades 4-6 Want to join a “COOL” Club this Summer?   Join us on Monday’s from 9:30-10:30 a.m. At the Westerly Public Library under the direction of Mrs. Treb If you like music, art, and reading...you don’t want to miss this!! Based on the Book:  First Rule of Punk, by Celia... Read more
Audience: Kids

July 30, 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 30, 2018

3:30pm - 5:30pm
Teens and Young Adults!  Duke it out between eachother playing video games in a battle royale tournament. Compete for a prize - The prize is Pocky. What kind? Come figure it out.  Yes, I said it, Pocky.   The second in a series of three summer battles. In July it will be Smash Brothers.  In August... Read more
Audience: Teen

July 30, 2018

6:00pm - 7:45pm
  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

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