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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 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 24
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6:00pm - 6:45pm
Meditation group--all ages and experience levels are welcome! Join us in the Terrace Room of the Westerly Library on Tuesday evening from 6:00 - 6:45 pm.
October 25
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6:00pm - 7:00pm
Join us at our “Medicare 101” meeting to learn about your Medicare Options from AAA and Aetna. Wednesday, Oct. 26th at 6 pm REGISTER HERE or Call...
October 25
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6:00pm - 7:00pm
Join us for the world premiere of our now stop-motion animated LEGO movie! The Animation Nation Club laboured all summer to create this ghostly, ghoulish, ghastly, and... goofy film - just in time for Halloween! Bring your friends... bring your family... it's going to be frighteningly good!!!
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 25
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6:00pm - 7:00pm
Join us for the world premiere of our now stop-motion animated LEGO movie! The Animation Nation Club laboured all summer to create this ghostly, ghoulish, ghastly, and... goofy film - just in time for Halloween! Bring your friends... bring your family... it's going to be frighteningly good!!!
October 26
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10:00am - 11:00am
Stories. rhymes, songs and crafting! Our 3 to 5 Year Old Storytime is happening!Join us each week as we venture into a new theme through stories, craft and more! Parents, Caregivers and children ages 3 to 5 welcome!
October 26
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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 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!
October 24
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6:00pm - 6:45pm
Meditation group--all ages and experience levels are welcome! Join us in the Terrace Room of the Westerly Library on Tuesday evening from 6:00 - 6:45 pm.
October 25
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6:00pm - 7:00pm
Join us for the world premiere of our now stop-motion animated LEGO movie! The Animation Nation Club laboured all summer to create this ghostly, ghoulish, ghastly, and... goofy film - just in time for Halloween! Bring your friends... bring your family... it's going to be frighteningly good!!!
October 25
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6:00pm - 7:45pm
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