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  • Trivia Night to Support Westerly Library and Wilcox Park! $120 per Team (Maximum of Six Players per Team) Beer, Wine Soft Drinks for purchase  Snacks will be provided Get your tickets now! ...
  • Come one, come all!   -  Local Transportation  - Barbara Polichetti from RIPTA Ocean Community Collaborative Friday, September 21  9:30 am - 10:30 am Westerly Library   The program will include...
  • Yoga Today: Which one & Why?  Saturday, September 15 at 1:30 pm With so many styles offered these days, it can be confusing to select a yoga class to attend. Join Gary of Quonny Yoga, Charlestown...
  • Monday, September 17 at 6pm. Once a month, the Cookbook Club will meet in the 3rd floor Terrace Room from 6:00-7:30pm. Each meeting will focus on a different cookbook, which is made available for...

What's Happening

September 22
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9:00am - 12:00pm
Ask a Master Gardener and get a free soil test! Bring your garden questions, insects, damaged leaves, etc.!  Get research-based answers to all your gardening questions.  Have your soil tested and get advice on how to improve it!  URI Master Gardeners will be on the Esplanade outside the Library (...
September 22
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10:00am - 3:30pm
What is a Camera Obscura?  Come to the Park by the Pond and find out! Hint-- It's a really cool, naturally occuring, optical phenomenon that you won't believe until you see it!
September 22
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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 ...
September 22
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10:00am - 11:30am
Tour Wilcox Park.  Wilcox Park is home to many native trees and shrubs, and has several gardens planted mainly with natives.  Learn about the value of natives, and see the native gardens and plants in the Park.  URI Master Gardeners will lead you around one loop of the Park, beginning and ending at...
September 24
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6:00pm - 7:30pm
Making has become something of a modern slogan, as the artisian and fabricator begins to find their place in our society again. If you've every been interested in joining the maker movement, stop by the library and get a chance to familiarize yourself with the tools and equipment in our Makerspace...
September 25
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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.  ...
September 22
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10:00am - 3:30pm
What is a Camera Obscura?  Come to the Park by the Pond and find out! Hint-- It's a really cool, naturally occuring, optical phenomenon that you won't believe until you see it!
September 22
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10:00am - 12:30pm
2018 /2019 Girl Scout registration: Register your daughter on 9/22/18 at the Westerly Library from 10am -12:30pm GS grades K- 12 for the Westerly-Pawcatuck community 
September 22
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10:00am - 2:00pm
Drop-In between 10am - 2pm to make your creation!
September 26
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10:00am - 10:45am
THIS EVENT IS CLOSED **ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED** Homeschoolers Book Group (Ages 11 and up) September Book: The Girl who drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill Time: 10-10:45am Dates...
September 27
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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.
September 29
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10:00am - 2:00pm
Drop-In between 10am - 2pm to make your creation!
September 21
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2:30pm - 5:30pm
Celebrate the last day of Summer & the International Day of Peace at the Teen Space.  We will make sun prints outside in the park and work on peace flags inside the Space.  How can we create peace in the library and the world?
September 21
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4:00pm - 5:45pm
  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...
September 21
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4:00pm - 5:30pm
  Help us shape the future of the Teen Space!  We want to hear your ideas about the library and the world.  Have a skill or hobby you want to share with other teens?  Need a space to do something you can't elsewhere?  Pitch new program ideas, suggest new additions to our collection, and earn...
September 22
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10:00am - 3:30pm
What is a Camera Obscura?  Come to the Park by the Pond and find out! Hint-- It's a really cool, naturally occuring, optical phenomenon that you won't believe until you see it!
September 24
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3:30pm - 7:00pm
Celebrate the power of words!  This library celebrates banned books week. Come kick off the week by making black out poetry and reading out from your favorite banned books.   Particpate in a country wide virtual Read Out.
September 24
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6:00pm - 7:30pm
Making has become something of a modern slogan, as the artisian and fabricator begins to find their place in our society again. If you've every been interested in joining the maker movement, stop by the library and get a chance to familiarize yourself with the tools and equipment in our Makerspace...
Saturday, September 22
9:00am - 12:00pm
Ask a Master Gardener and get a free soil test! Bring your garden questions, insects, damaged leaves, etc.!  Get research-based answers to all your gardening questions.  Have your soil tested and get advice on how to improve it!  URI Master Gardeners will be on the Esplanade outside the Library (... Read More
Saturday, September 22
10:00am - 11:30am
Tour Wilcox Park.  Wilcox Park is home to many native trees and shrubs, and has several gardens planted mainly with natives.  Learn about the value of natives, and see the native gardens and plants in the Park.  URI Master Gardeners will lead you around one loop of the Park, beginning and ending at... Read More
Thursday, September 27
3:00pm - 4:00pm
  It has been exactly 100 years ago this year that WW I ended. We pause to  remember the scarifices of 4 million US military and the 23 killed from Pawcatuck and Westerly. Our DAV chapter #6 is named after one of the fallen hero's...100 years ago today Josiah Ferguson Broadfoot was KIA in France.... Read More
Saturday, October 13
9:00am - 12:00pm
Ask a Master Gardener and get a free soil test! Bring your garden questions, insects, damaged leaves, etc.!  Get research-based answers to all your gardening questions.  Have your soil tested and get advice on how to improve it!  URI Master Gardeners will be on the Esplanade outside the Library (... Read More
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, September 12, 2018 to Friday, September 28, 2018