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  • League of Women Voters - South County  Presents a program on Census 2020  The speaker will be Deborrah Smith, RI Partner Specialist US Census Bureau Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 at 6 PM  Westerly...
  • Pick up at Westerly Library or add $5 shipping to US address Book with Free Pick Up at Westerly Library $15.00 USDBook with Shipping to US Address $20.00 USD
  • Learn about our amazing Special Collections here!
  • Are you new to the area? Interested in getting to know the town, and making connections with others?  The library could use your input! We are working on designing a fun and unique program that will...

What's Happening

December 13
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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.
December 13
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6:00pm - 7:30pm
Welcome to Sexuality and Gender Acceptance, a discussion and support group for adults about LGBTQ+ stories and issues in books, movies, TV shows, and more. This group will foster community through the sharing of stories by and for those who identify as LGBTQ+ and questioning in an inclusive,...
December 15
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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 ...
December 17
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4:00pm - 7:30pm
With the holidays fast approaching, if you're having a hard time coming up with gift ideas, stop by our makerspace, and see if we can help you create something new and unique for someone on your gift list. Feel free to contact Tim (thayes@westerlylibrary....
December 17
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6:00pm - 7:30pm
For this month's Cookbook Club, we will be holding a cookie swap! We'll prepare cookies from the cookbook Dories Cookies by Dorie Greenspan. Each participant should bring ...
December 18
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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.  ...
December 13
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10:00am - 10:45am
Hop, skip, jump and wiggle your way to 3-5 Year Old Storytime! This storytime is jam packed with stories, songs, play and crafting!
December 13
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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.
December 15
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9:00am - 4:00pm
Today is the last day to send in your letter's to Santa, through our special Santa Mailbox, here in the Children's Room. Don't forget to put you address on it, you may even get a letter back!! ***Please note: The Libary closes at 4pm today!***
December 15
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10:00am - 2:00pm
Drop-In between 10am - 2pm to make your creation!
December 17
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10:00am - 10:45am
A fun, interactive, educational storytime designed for preschool age children who are Autistic and /or have Sensory challenges. It involves books, songs, movement and free play, in a safe and supportive environment
December 18
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10:30am - 11:30am
  Join us with guitarist, Mike Markowitz for our “all December holidays” holiday toddler sing-a-long!  Sponsored by the Friends of the Westerly Library
December 13
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3:30pm - 5:30pm
 Join us for teen anime club.  You choose the movie we watch.  We provide the snacks.     We'll have drawing supplies, perler beads, and more! Everyone who shows up can vote on the anime we watch.  We'll also be snacking on pocky and instaramen while watching.  See you there!
December 13
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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.
December 15
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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...
December 17
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3:30pm - 6:00pm
Want to make a special gift for the holidays?  What to indulge in self-care over winter break? We will be making natural bath bombs in the maker space! They will be accented with rose petals and lavender essential oils.     All ingredients will be provided.  Parent permission form required to bring...
December 17
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4:00pm - 7:30pm
With the holidays fast approaching, if you're having a hard time coming up with gift ideas, stop by our makerspace, and see if we can help you create something new and unique for someone on your gift list. Feel free to contact Tim (thayes@westerlylibrary....
December 18
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3:30pm - 4:30pm
This is a discussion and support group for teens 12-18 about LGBTQ+ stories and issues in books, movies, TV shows, and more. This group will foster discussion, the sharing of stories, and a sense of community for those who identify as LGBTQ+, questioning, or their allies in a welcoming, inclusive,...
Sunday, May 19
9:00am - 3:00pm
Friday, May 24
9:00am - 5:00pm
Monday, May 27
10:00am - 11:00am
Saturday, June 22
6:00pm - 11:50pm
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, December 5, 2018 to Friday, December 28, 2018