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*Important update* We are happy to announce, that from September 14th on, walk-ins are now welcome. **Please note, we are still operating at a limited capacity. Reservations are encouraged for anyone wanting to ensure access to the building, however if we have not reached capacity with reservations, walk-ins will be accepted. Monday-Friday hours have also been extended to 9 am - 6 pm | Saturday - Library Take-out Service ONLY 9 am - 1 pm

Virtual Author Talk with John Heminway

Virtual Author Talk with John Heminway

August 13, 2020 | 6:00 - 7:00 PM | via Zoom

John Heminway is a writer and filmmaker. Educated in New York, Switzerland, Massachusetts and at Princeton University, his award-winning body of work has focused on nature, science, history, biography, the American West and Africa.

He will be talking about his latest book "In Full Flight" about a woman’s quest for a new life in Africa in the wake of World War II — and a heroic career that hid a secret past.

Registration is required.

Please email bkearsch@westerlylibrary.org to register.

This event is in partnership with the Friends of Westerly Library & Wilcox Park. 


“In Full Flight” by John Heminway is available for purchase through Savoy Bookshop and Café. Please put in the order comments “WLWP Event” for the Library & Park to receive a portion of the book sales. Savoy Bookshop offers curbside pickup, local delivery to the Westerly area, and free shipping to all other areas. Click here to purchase the book.

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