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  • Come out to the park and meet Elephant & Piggie! Wilcox Park Saturday, April 6th 10 AM to 11 AM 44 Broad Street |   Westerly, RI 02891 |   P. 401.596.2877   Join us for "Elephant & Piggie...
  • Westerly Library invites Artist of all ages who are affected by autism or would like to raise awareness to have their work on display throughout the month of April in our Hoxie Gallery. If you are...
  • The Irish Coastal Club presents: AN INTRODUCTION TO GENETIC GENEALOGY Saturday, March 30, 2019  1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Westerly Library Auditorium, 44 Broad St., Westerly, RI Thinking about having your...
  • Babcock-Smith House Museum & The Westerly Historical Society present  Our Story: 350 Years Come see Westerly History illustrated by highlights from the collections of the Babcock-Smith House...

What's Happening

March 19
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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.  ...
March 19
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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...
March 20
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6:00pm - 7:00pm
Green Collar Jobs Orientation  Wednesday March 20th at 6 PM Registration information below
March 21
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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.
March 21
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6:00pm - 7:30pm
Come play Cribbage in a fun and relaxed environment.  Welcome to all ages! The library has some boards but please bring one if you can! Registration is NOT required beforehand.  Contact Melanie at mdesantis@westerlylibrary.org with any questions...
March 23
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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 ...
March 18
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5:30pm - 7:30pm
Attention Students and Parents: All students in grades K-8 are now welcome to attend the Westerly Public Library’s upcoming Homework and/or Tutoring Groups! On Mondays and Thursdays tutoring sessions are held from 5:30-6:30 and 6:30-7:30. Students can also drop in during these hours, and receive...
March 19
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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
March 20
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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!
March 21
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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!
March 21
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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.
March 21
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5:30pm - 7:30pm
Attention Students and Parents: All students in grades K-8 are now welcome to attend the Westerly Public Library’s upcoming Homework and/or Tutoring Groups! On Mondays and Thursdays tutoring sessions are held from 5:30-6:30 and 6:30-7:30. Students can also drop in during these hours, and receive...
March 18
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5:30pm - 7:30pm
Attention Students and Parents: All students in grades K-8 are now welcome to attend the Westerly Public Library’s upcoming Homework and/or Tutoring Groups! On Mondays and Thursdays tutoring sessions are held from 5:30-6:30 and 6:30-7:30. Students can also drop in during these hours, and receive...
March 19
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3:30pm - 4:30pm
After a hiatus, we're back with rad book club.  Come talk about what you want to read.  Rather than reading the same book, we will consider reading along a theme, as well as watching rad films based on books.   ON March 19th there will be special snacks in the teen space to celebrate San Giuseppe (...
March 20
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4:30pm - 7:30pm
  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...
March 21
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4:00pm - 5:30pm
This is for all the people who want to show what they have to offer with their musical talents!  Bring an instrument if you know how to play (the teen space has a keyboard and acoustic guitar).  And if you do not have an instrument you can sing if you want.  Spoken word or poetry is also welcome...
March 21
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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.
March 21
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5:30pm - 7:30pm
Attention Students and Parents: All students in grades K-8 are now welcome to attend the Westerly Public Library’s upcoming Homework and/or Tutoring Groups! On Mondays and Thursdays tutoring sessions are held from 5:30-6:30 and 6:30-7:30. Students can also drop in during these hours, and receive...
Saturday, April 06
10:00am - 11:00am
Come out to the park and meet Elephant & Piggie! Wilcox Park Saturday, April 6th 10 AM to 11 AM 44 Broad Street |   Westerly, RI 02891 |   P. 401.596.2877   Join us for "Elephant & Piggie Build a Strong Community."  Following the play we will have a meet and greet... Read More
Wednesday, April 17
10:00am - 11:00am
Musically fueled interactive Hoop Dancing Entertainment designed to inspire and ignite creative movement, dance, play and laughter.  Participants will learn basic waist hooping, tricks, on and off body moves.  Custom hula hoops will be available for use! *Weather permitting, we will meet by the... Read More
Sunday, May 19
9:00am - 3:00pm
Friday, May 24
9:00am - 5:00pm
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, February 6, 2019 to Thursday, March 28, 2019