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  • The United Theatre, in partnership with Westerly Library & Wilcox Park presents the third movie of our musically inspired 2018 Movies in the Park series; Grease. Join us on Friday, August 17th in...
  • Renaissance Toastmasters of Westerly, gathers at 6 pm 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...
  • Imagination, Exploration and Beauty Barbara Ackerman's pieces will be from her recent body of work titled, Personal Geography. Her niece Rory's will be work from her studies with State Street School...
  • Make 2018 the year you improve your writing and build community with our new Adult Writer's Workshop! We will be discussing readings, sharing work, and free writing together in the spirit of...

What's Happening

August 16
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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.
August 16
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6:00pm - 7:30pm
August 17
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2:00pm - 3:00pm
August 18
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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 ...
August 21
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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.  ...
August 21
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6:30pm - 7:50pm
This workshop, presented by the Alzheimer's Association, was created for those caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease. Though attending all sessions is encouraged, it is not mandatory. Part 1 - The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease This workshop is designed to provide you...
August 16
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10:00am - 11:00am
  **PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS AT CIMALORE FIELD Storyteller Joe Theroux presents a collection of stories about humanity's universal language: music! A young violinist is the only one who can save the world from the Sea King's dreadful dancing. A greedy turtle uses his quick wit to trick...
August 16
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11:30am - 2:00pm
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...
August 16
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11:30am - 12:30pm
Join us at the library, as Children's Workshop comes and does a storytime followed with a craft!
August 16
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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.
August 21
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10:00am - 12:00pm
  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...
August 22
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9:15am - 10:00am
Come join us for a storytime at the Watch Hill Memorial Library & Improvement Society.
August 16
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11:30am - 2:00pm
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...
August 16
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3:00pm - 5:30pm
Come learn how to bake vegan sweets.  We'll make some to take home and some for the summer party the next day!   ** Registration for this program is FULL. **  Please contact Melanie at 401-598-2877 ext 301 if you have any questions about your spot. Thanks!
August 16
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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.
August 17
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3:00pm - 5:00pm
Come celebrate the end of Summer Reading in the Teen Space.  Pizza and M&Ms provided.   We'll discuss what we read and have a final musical jam session.  Prizes for the summer reading program will be drawn.
August 20
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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...
August 21
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2:00pm - 4:00pm
 Come get advanced reader's copies of the latest YA book releases; take them home before they come out!  Discuss what you've been reading with friends and munch on snacks provided in the teen space.
Friday, August 17
8:00pm - 10:00pm
The United Theatre in partnership with The Westerly Library & Wilcox Park presents Movies in the Park 2018 Friday, August 17th at Sundown Grease Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the... Read More
Saturday, August 25
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
Saturday, August 25
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
Friday, August 31
8:00pm - 10:00pm
The United Theatre in partnership with The Westerly Library & Wilcox Park presents Movies in the Park 2018 Friday, August 31st at Sundown Dirty Dancing   Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance... Read More
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, July 4, 2018 to Friday, July 27, 2018