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Adult Events

April 27, 2019

10:00am - 11:00am
Beyond the Rails with Lisa Bates  Saturday, April 27th at 10 AM  Have you ever wanted to travel the country by train? Bring your questions and learn firsthand from author, Lisa Bates, and her family’s adventures on four cross-country train trips, covering over 23,... Read more
Audience: Adult

April 27, 2019

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 ... Read more
Audience: Adult

April 27, 2019

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Jennifer Christina Holden Piano Studios Recital April 27th, 1 pm  Auditorium 
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

April 29, 2019

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. Each month we focus on a different cookbook: we choose recipes to prepare and share with the group, and discuss the cookbook over a delicious meal! This month, we're using... Read more
Audience: Adult

April 29, 2019

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Welcome to Sexuality and Gender Acceptance, a discussion and support group for adults about LGBTQ+ stories and issues in books, movies, TV shows, and more. This group will foster community through the sharing of stories by and for those who identify as LGBTQ+ and questioning in an inclusive,... Read more
Audience: Adult

April 30, 2019

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.  ... Read more
Audience: Adult

April 30, 2019

6:00pm - 7:45pm
Amatuer or experienced sewers are welcome to come by.  Sit down and talk with others while working on your project of choice.   Meets every tuesday except the second in each month, in the library's Makerspace, The Boiler Room, from 6 to 7:45pm.
Audience: Adult

May 01, 2019

2:00pm - 3:00pm
FILM CLUB Documentary Month!   How it Works  Similar to a book club, each month we will chose three movies to watch at home for... Read more
Audience: Adult

May 02, 2019

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.
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

May 04, 2019

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 ... Read more
Audience: Adult

May 06, 2019

10:00am - 12:00pm
Whether you have a high-end DSLR, a point-and-shoot, or just your tablet or cell phone, join us and learn to take better and more interesting photographs.  Using Wilcox Park as our subject matter, we will explore such concepts as composition, depth-of-field and macro photography.  All levels of... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

May 07, 2019

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.  ... Read more
Audience: Adult

May 07, 2019

6:00pm - 7:45pm
Amatuer or experienced sewers are welcome to come by.  Sit down and talk with others while working on your project of choice.   Meets every tuesday except the second in each month, in the library's Makerspace, The Boiler Room, from 6 to 7:45pm.
Audience: Adult

May 09, 2019

2:30pm - 6:30pm
Use the Library's laser cutter to make a Mother's Day gift that is both useful and personalized. Materials wil be provided, along with the expertise and assistance of our staff.  All you need to provide is the inspiration and your personalized message.
Audience: Adult, Teen

May 09, 2019

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.
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Join the Rhode Island Brewing Society as we walk you through the process of homebrewing your own beer! We will show you how to mash, sparge, boil and ferment, and even share some samples of finished brews. If you've ever wanted to dip your toe into the immensely fun and deceptively easy hobby of... Read more
Audience: Adult

May 11, 2019

10:00am - 12:00pm
Have you been writing a book or novel that you want published, but don't know where to start? Not sure whether to get a literary agent, start sending manuscripts to presses, or try to self publish your book? Come learn all about the publishing process from our local experts in this 2-hour Q&A... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

May 11, 2019

10:00am - 11:30am
Tour Wilcox Park.  Wilcox Park is home to 28 trees in the R.I. Big Tree Registry - more than any other place in the state!  Learn how a tree gets into the Registry, and meet the Champions and other Big Trees in the Park.  URI Master Gardeners will lead you around one loop of the Park, beginning and... Read more
Audience: Adult

May 11, 2019

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Hibernian Influence in Rhode Island's Labor Movement Irish immigrants flocked to membership and leadership in the 19th century American Labor movement. Through strikes and political activity, these "horny-fisted sons and daughters of toil" created a new and better life here. Come... Read more
Audience: Adult

May 14, 2019

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.  ... Read more
Audience: Adult

May 14, 2019

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... Read more
Audience: Adult
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.
Audience: Adult, Teen

May 15, 2019

6:00pm - 7:45pm
Please join us for the first event in our new program series Community Spotlight, on the Westerly Library! We will be giving tours through time of the library with a reception to follow! More information will be available soon. Registration is required for this... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen
6:00pm - 7:45pm
Please join us for the first event in our new program series Community Spotlight, on the ... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

May 16, 2019

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.
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

May 18, 2019

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 ... Read more
Audience: Adult

May 19, 2019

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
Audience: Adult

May 20, 2019

10:00am - 3:00pm
HSRI Special Enrollment 10am-3pm Open to the public.
Audience: Adult

May 20, 2019

10:00am - 12:00pm
Whether you have a high-end DSLR, a point-and-shoot, or just your tablet or cell phone, join us and learn to take better and more interesting photographs.  Using Wilcox Park as our subject matter, we will explore such concepts as composition, depth-of-field and macro photography.  All levels of... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

May 20, 2019

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. Each month we focus on a different cookbook: we choose recipes to prepare and share with the group, and discuss the cookbook over a delicious meal! This month, we're using ... Read more
Audience: Adult

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