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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 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 20
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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.  ...
November 20
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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...
November 20
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6:00pm - 6:45pm
Meditation group--all ages and experience levels are welcome! Join us in the Auditorium of the Westerly Library on Tuesday evening from 6:00 - 6:45 pm.
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 24
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10:00am - 2:00pm
Drop-In between 10am - 2pm to make your creation!
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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4:00pm - 7:00pm
Monthly Quiet Reading Hours Come read in the teen space.  Teens can read off their Westerly fines by reading for a half hour or more within the Teen Space.  We will also provide a quiet space to do homework and offer homework help, catering to ESOL students, during this time. Origami supplies will...
November 20
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3:30pm - 4:30pm
  Join us to discuss our next radical read, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. 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...
November 20
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6:00pm - 6:45pm
Meditation group--all ages and experience levels are welcome! Join us in the Auditorium of the Westerly Library on Tuesday evening from 6:00 - 6:45 pm.
November 20
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6:00pm - 7:45pm
In the final of three Google Photos sessions, you will learn how to edit and share photos in your Google Photos library. Specifically, we will show you how to enhance your photos and create animations and albums.  Then you will learn how easy it is to share some or all of your photos with family...
November 21
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4:00pm - 6:00pm
Drop in to the space for time, help, and idea sharing writing for National Novel Writing Month! The first hour will be dedicated to talking through issues, sharing tips & resources, and looking at some great examples of solid writing. The second hour will be where we sit down and write! Feel...
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