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  • Our 125th year was a big one and we couldn't have done it without your support! Thank you to our patrons, volunteers, donors, sponsors, staff, and community for all of your support over the last 125...
  • Enroll for health insurance for coverage in 2018! HealthSource RI will be at Westerly Library to help you enroll for health insurance. Did you know that you can sign up for health insurance any time...
  • 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...
  • 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...

What's Happening

January 18
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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.
January 20
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1:00pm - 3:00pm
Seminar by Kenneth R. Petrucci, MSW Psychotherapist Guest on radio talk shows Author Highlights of this innovative book will be studied and demonstrated throughout this interactive seminar by Kenneth R. Petrucci, MSW. Copies of the book are available to be checked out by those who pre-register...
January 20
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2:00pm - 3:00pm
Have a story you need to tell? Want to hear from and learn more about your neighbors and community members? Join us in the New Year for a brand new Writer's Workshop here at the library! We will be discussing readings, sharing work, and free writing together in the spirit of community building....
January 22
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6:00pm - 7:30pm
  If you're a fan of books and food, this club is for you! Once a month, the Cookbook Club meets in the 3rd floor Terrace Room from 6:00-7:30pm. Each meeting will focus on a different cookbook, which is made available for check-out at the Reference Desk 3 weeks in advance. Participants are asked to...
January 23
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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.  ...
January 18
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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.
January 25
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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.
January 29
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6:30pm - 7:30pm
Got unfinished business? Don't finish it - bring it to our next Pop-Up Museum! Bring anything that represents "unfinished" - it could be something you're in the process of creating, it could be something that has been constantly changing for years, it could even just be a piece of wood that hasn't...
February 01
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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.
February 07
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11:00am - 11:45am
Our homeschoolers book club is for ages 7 and up. Pre-register online BEFORE  January 20th. Our book for this session is "Story Thieves" by James Riley. Books will be provided at the first session, please do NOT read the book beforehand. PLEASE NOTE:...
February 08
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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.
January 17
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3:30pm - 6:30pm
Ever wanted to see what you could do on an iPad? From Garageband to iMovie, the possibilities are endless. And because we don't want to put a damper on your creativity, you can play in whatever app you decide. Come and join the fun!
January 18
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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.
January 19
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3:00pm - 5:00pm
Drop in to the Teen Space for a little therapeutic painting session. No painting skills required! Just mix colors, have fun, and express yourself. Materials will be provided, but are limited. Feel free to bring your own materials--including canvas and paints! 
January 23
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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. For this session, we will be editing and giving feedback to your work. So bring your stories, essays, poems,...
January 24
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3:30pm - 6:30pm
Join us for a board game spectacular! We have a ton of board games waiting to be played! Feel free to bring your own favorite ones from home too. 
January 25
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3:30pm - 5:30pm
Join us for teen anime! We'll have drawing supplies, perler beads, and more! We'll also be snacking on ramen and pocky while watching anime. See you there!
Saturday, March 24
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sunday, June 10
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Saturday, June 23
8:00pm - 11:00pm
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, January 3, 2018 to Wednesday, January 31, 2018