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  • Join us for a special all-ages storytime and craft in partnership with Jumpstart RI as part of Read for the Record. We'll be reading Quackers. Learn more about this event here. To learn more about...
  • Studio Rhode Westerly is here! We are offering programs that bring technology and arts together. We hope that these programs will bring the community and artists together and put individuals in touch...
  • 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...
  • Join us on Wednesday, October 25th for the premiere of our new stop-motion movie! Check out the trailer here.

What's Happening

October 19
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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.
October 19
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6:30pm - 7:45pm
How Will Recent Social Security Changes Affect You? Get clear on how the massive changes to Social Security will affect you in retirement. Learn about strategies you can use to get the most from your hard-earned benefits. All attendees eligible for a fully customized Social...
October 20
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10:15am - 11:00am
  Here's a great opportunity to teach young ones to communicate their needs or communicate with others! Each session focuses on a popular story and we will showcase simple and useful signs that go along with it! Program is recommended for ages 1-5 Members of the Frank Olean Center STEPS Program...
October 21
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2:00pm - 3:00pm
  Are you interested in wind power and electric cars? People’s Power and Light is a non-profit organization in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Their mission is to make energy more affordable and environmentally sustainable for consumers and businesses through...
October 23
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6:30pm - 9:00pm
Join the Dante Society for an Italian Film Festival in the month of October. These film screenings are free and open to the public. Tonight, they will be showing Mediterraneo. Summary from Google: When a group of Italian soldiers washes up on a Greek island after the Allies sink their ship, the men...
October 24
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5:30pm - 7:30pm
Knit and Crochet @ Westerly Library   Come to the library for our friendly knitting, crochet, needlework, and yarn craft club. Bring your project, work on a project with others, share your techniques or learn a new skill. Join us on the second floor in the Reference Department any time between 5:30...
October 19
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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.
October 20
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10:15am - 11:00am
  Here's a great opportunity to teach young ones to communicate their needs or communicate with others! Each session focuses on a popular story and we will showcase simple and useful signs that go along with it! Program is recommended for ages 1-5 Members of the Frank Olean Center STEPS Program...
October 20
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3:30pm - 4:30pm
  Come join us and our Jumpstart friends, as we have a very special storytime and craft as part of National Read for the Record Day! All ages welcome! About Jumpstart Jumpstart is a national early education organization working toward the day...
October 21
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2:00pm - 3:00pm
  Are you interested in wind power and electric cars? People’s Power and Light is a non-profit organization in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Their mission is to make energy more affordable and environmentally sustainable for consumers and businesses through...
October 25
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10:00am - 11:00am
Hop, Skip, Jump, Slide on in for 1 to 3 Year Old Storytime! Join us as we have a fun filled storytime comprised of movement and stories!Parents, Caregivers and children 1 to 3 years old welcome!
October 25
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11:00am - 11:45am
***PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM IS FULL *****   Our homeschoolers book club is for ages 7 and up. Pre-register online BEFORE September 12th . Our book for this session is "Capture the Flag" by Kate Messner. Books will be provided at the first session, please do NOT read the book...
October 19
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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.
October 20
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3:30pm - 5:30pm
Drop in to the Teen Space for a little therapeutic painting session. No painting skills required! Just mix colors, have fun, and express yourself. Materials will be provided, but are limited. Feel free to bring your own materials--including canvas and paints! 
October 20
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4:00pm - 5:45pm
October 21
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2:00pm - 3:00pm
  Are you interested in wind power and electric cars? People’s Power and Light is a non-profit organization in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Their mission is to make energy more affordable and environmentally sustainable for consumers and businesses through...
October 24
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3:30pm - 4:30pm
Join our Writer's Workshop in the Roberts Room of the library. All writing experience levels welcome! This is a space for YOU to decide what to write, how to write it, and why you write it. There will be prompts, snacks, and time to read for everyone. Come out for our Halloween themed prompts and...
October 24
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6:00pm - 7:00pm
Join us in our partnership with School One's Write Rhode Island, where prizes and potential publication await! We'll be joined by Katie Dieder, a local author. You won't want to miss it!
Saturday, October 28
9:00am - 12:00pm
On the second and fourth Saturday of the month, from June through October, bring your gardening questions and/or soil samples to Wilcox Park.  URI Master Gardeners will test your sample as you wait, and provide suggestions for improvement.  They will provide research and experienced based answers... Read More
Saturday, October 28
10:00am - 11:30am
On the fourth Saturday of the month, from June through October, come take a walk around Wilcox Park.  URI Master Gardeners will show you the native gardens and plants in the Park.  Tours begin with a history of the Park and an introduction to native plants.  We'll make a loop around the Park,... Read More
Saturday, November 25
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Annual tree lighting on the Esplanade
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, August 23, 2017 to Saturday, November 25, 2017