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Adult Events

June 27, 2019

10:00am - 11:00am
Help us celebrate a century of support to military personnel, veterans, their family members, and their communities | 1919-2019Please join us for a Dedication and Unveiling to honor the 100 Year Anniversary of The American Legion and celebrate its journey toward the next century of service!
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

June 27, 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
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

June 27, 2019

6:00pm - 7:30pm
What is the Maker Movement?  What are its success stories and failures, and how are organizations in our community supporting and engaging with it?  As a bonus, get a chance to see how some of the library's Makerspace equipment functions, and ask questions about it.   We hear a lot about new and... Read more
Audience: Adult

June 29, 2019

10:00am - 11:30am
The time capsule buried in Wilcox Park for will be dug up and opened in this community event where everyone is welcome.  The Capsule was buried in 1969 commemorating the 300th anniversary (Tercentenary) of the Town of Westerly.  2019 marks the 350th anniversary of our town.  Come and see for... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

June 29, 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

July 01, 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

July 02, 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

July 02, 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

July 03, 2019

2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Audience: Adult

July 03, 2019

5:00pm - 7:45pm
Join Katia Jirankova Levanti for her opening reception of Universal Fountains.  Wednesday, July 3rd at 5 PM Katia Jirankova Levanti Bio - “I arrived at the name “Subconsciounalism” to describe my work after studying deeply in the philosophies and writings of a few authors whose understanding of... Read more
Audience: Adult

July 05, 2019

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

July 06, 2019

11:00am - 3:30pm
It's BACK!!! Weather permitting (we need sun!) Come hunt down the Camera Obscura in the park, and get a chance to experience this really cool, naturally occuring, optical phenomenon that you won't believe until you see it!
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

July 06, 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

July 08, 2019

10:00am - 1:00pm
Please join us for this month's Community Spotlight on Save the Bay South Coast Center! We will be meeting here at the library in Wilcox Park on the esplanade for a brief discussion on the organization, and will walk over together to the... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

July 08, 2019

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Whether you've just finished writing your first resume, updating your resume for a career change, or simply want a second set of eyes to check for spelling errors, stop by our resume writing workshop to get some quick tips and suggestions from our technology staff. Please bring a printed copy of... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

July 09, 2019

3:30pm - 7:30pm
Friends of Westerly Library and Wilcox Park can get into the Summer Book Sale early! Thousands of books, audiobooks, CDs, and DVDs available for all ages. Not a member of the Friends yet? You can join on Tuesday evening and get into the book sale! Annual membership is $15 for an individual or $25... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

July 09, 2019

1:00pm - 2:00pm
The inspiring story of how Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, alongside a team of researchers, parents, friends, and community leaders, discovered that the children of Flint, Michigan, were being exposed to lead in their tap water--and then battled her own government and a brutal backlash to expose that truth... Read more
Audience: Adult

July 09, 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
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Why should the kids have all the fun?  Adults are welcome to stop by and try out the library's virtual reality at any time, but come by for a special night of guided experiences and gaming with our technology staff. Let the future amaze you!  
Audience: Adult

July 09, 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

July 10, 2019

9:00am - 7:30pm
Thousands of books and other materials available! Come and grab a great deal! Books for children, tweens, teens, and adults available, as well as CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks.
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

July 10, 2019

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Whether you've just finished writing your first resume, updating your resume for a career change, or simply want a second set of eyes to check for spelling errors, stop by our resume writing workshop to get some quick tips and suggestions from our technology staff. Please bring a printed copy of... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

July 11, 2019

9:00am - 7:30pm
Thousands of books and other materials available! Come and grab a great deal! Books for children, tweens, teens, and adults available, as well as CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks.
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

July 11, 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
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

July 11, 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

July 12, 2019

9:00am - 5:30pm
Thousands of books and other materials available! Come and grab a great deal! Books for children, tweens, teens, and adults available, as well as CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks.
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

July 13, 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
9:00am - 3:30pm
Thousands of books and other materials available! Come and grab a great deal! Books for children, tweens, teens, and adults available, as well as CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks.
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

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