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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...
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  • 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 10
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10:30am - 11:30am
Join our Frank Olean Center friends, as we play with instruments, have fun and sing our fa-la-la’s out! Instruments will be provided, but feel free to bring your own!  
December 10
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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 11
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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 11
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6:00pm - 7:30pm
Renaissance Toastmasters of Westerly, gathers 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 helps to build self-confidence. Taking small steps, we eventually master the art of public...
December 12
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5:00pm - 6:00pm
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 help newcomers to the area feel welcome, connected, and truly at home. To develop areally meaningful...
December 12
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6:00pm - 7:30pm
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 Library Auditorium  This program is free and open to the public.
December 10
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10:30am - 11:30am
Join our Frank Olean Center friends, as we play with instruments, have fun and sing our fa-la-la’s out! Instruments will be provided, but feel free to bring your own!  
December 11
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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
December 12
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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!
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 10
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10:30am - 11:30am
Join our Frank Olean Center friends, as we play with instruments, have fun and sing our fa-la-la’s out! Instruments will be provided, but feel free to bring your own!  
December 10
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3:30pm - 5:00pm
Test your POP CULTURE KNOWLEDGE. Your peer, Emilio, will be trivia master! Trivia questions were written by a teen patron!  Categories include music, movies, tv, and more.  Snacks! Prizes!
December 10
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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 11
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3:00pm - 4:30pm
  Join us to discuss our next radical read, To be decided in November 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 what makes me, me...
December 12
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3:30pm - 5:30pm
Join us in going green!  Give green gifts this holiday season.  In line with a recent campaign by Teens Against Pollution to ban plastic in Westerly and Stonington, we will be making our own "beeswrap" or reusable food wraps in the teen space.  Use them yourself or give them as gifts and help your...
December 12
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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...
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