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  • Westerly Library & Wilcox Park and the Westerly Historical Society invite you to celebrate the launch of their new book. Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 6:30 pm in the Hoxie Gallery. Light...
  • Join us Saturday, November 24th at 4:15 pm for a magical kick-off to the holidays! Leading up to the lighting, Mark Sullivan will read "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" and start us off singing some...
  • Learn about our amazing Special Collections here!
  • Come to the library on Tuesday nights for a knitting, crochet, needlework, and yarn craft club. Bring your project, work on a project with others, share your techniques, learn new skills, or swap...

What's Happening

November 16
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10:00am - 12:00pm
This is a organizational meeting to start a new group of memoir writers. Free and open the the public. Friday, Nov. 16 at 10 am 
November 16
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12:45pm - 2:30pm
This program has been cancelled for Nov. 16th. Please join them Nov. 30th at 12:45. Contact ...
November 17
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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 ...
November 19
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4:00pm - 6:00pm
Welcoming new and old players alike.  If you've ever been interested in Magic: The Gathering, feel free to stop by the library and either learn to play or just have a friendly match. Bring your own decks, or borrow some provided by the library for your game.   Contact Tim @...
November 19
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6:00pm - 7:30pm
If you're a fan of books and food, this club is for you! Once a month, the Cookbook Club meets in the 3rd floor Terrace Room. Each month we focus on a different cookbook: we choose recipes to prepare and share with the group, and discuss the cookbook over a delicious meal! This month, we're using...
November 20
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6:30pm - 7:30pm
Westerly Library & Wilcox Park and the Westerly Historical Society invite you to celebrate the launch of their new book. Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 6:30 pm in the Hoxie Gallery. Light refreshments will be served. Copies will be available for purchase for $15 each.
November 17
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10:00am - 2:00pm
Drop-In between 10am - 2pm to make your creation!
November 20
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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
November 21
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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!
November 21
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5:00pm - 8:00pm
The library will close at 5 pm for Thanksgiving.
November 22
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9:00am - 8:00pm
November 24
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10:00am - 2:00pm
Come and make a wreath or arrangement for the holiday season! Greens and wreath forms will be provided, but participants may wish to bring their own clippers, embellishments, or decorative containers. We ask that participants do not take extra greens home with them. We want to make sure that we...
November 16
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12:45pm - 2:30pm
This program has been cancelled for Nov. 16th. Please join them Nov. 30th at 12:45. Contact ...
November 16
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3:00pm - 4:30pm
Come to a Write Rhode Island Workshop with local writer Amanda Kallis in preparation for the Write Rhode Island Short Fiction Contest.  In collaboration with School One! More details TBA.   Open to all eligible contest participants, students enrolled in RI schools, grades 7 through 12 or equivalent...
November 16
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4:00pm - 5:45pm
  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...
November 16
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3:30pm - 4:30pm
 Want to read books before anyone else?  Want to help determine what books we add to the young adult collection? Share what you've been reading lately and get to take home a free book! Come get advanced reader's copies of the latest YA book releases; take them home before they come out!  Discuss...
November 17
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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...
November 19
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4:00pm - 6:00pm
Welcoming new and old players alike.  If you've ever been interested in Magic: The Gathering, feel free to stop by the library and either learn to play or just have a friendly match. Bring your own decks, or borrow some provided by the library for your game.   Contact Tim @...
Saturday, November 24
4:15pm - 5:00pm
Join us for a magical kick-off to the holidays! Leading up to the lighting, Mark Sullivan will read "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" and start us off singing some classic carols with the Chorus of Westerly. Make sure to come by the library earlier in the day as we will have lots of festive... Read More
Sunday, May 19
9:00am - 3:00pm
Friday, May 24
9:00am - 5:00pm
Monday, May 27
10:00am - 11:00am
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, October 3, 2018 to Thursday, November 1, 2018