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Adult Events

April 26, 2018

3:00pm - 4:30pm
We all have data that we need to think about, organize, and draw useful conclusions from.  Whether it be a personal or household budget, something for work, or planning for holidays, spreadsheets are often the most useful ways to look at and organize any amount of data quickly. In this class, we'll... Read more
Audience: Adult

April 26, 2018

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

April 28, 2018

10:00am - 11:00am
Have a story you need to tell? Want to hear from and learn more about your neighbors and community members? Join us for a brand new Writers Workshop here at the library! We will be discussing readings, sharing work, and free writing together in the spirit of community building. Everyone will get a... Read more
Audience: Adult

April 30, 2018

4:30pm - 7:30pm
Hear 16 of the world’s great poems competing with each other for your vote. Starting with the “Sweet 16”, we’ll narrow it to the “Elite 8”,... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

May 01, 2018

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
6:00pm - 7:30pm
This workshop, presented by the Alzheimer's Association, was created for those caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease. Though attending all sessions is encouraged, it is not mandatory. Part 3 - Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors This workshop is intended to help care... Read more
Audience: Adult

May 01, 2018

6:00pm - 7:45pm
Whether you're an amatuer quilter looking for advice, or an experienced one with throws on every piece of furniture in your home, you're welcome to join this casual club at the library.  Bring questions, ideas, and projects to work on while you socialize with the other quilters.   Meets every... Read more
Audience: Adult

May 01, 2018

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 02, 2018

5:00pm - 7:30pm
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

May 02, 2018

10:00am - 10:45am
  Join us as we venture through song and story each week in our 1-3 Year Old Storytime. It's the perfect time to spend with your little one!
Audience: Adult, Kids

May 03, 2018

10:00am - 10:45am
Hop, skip, jump and wiggle your way to 3-5 Year Old Storytime! This story hour is jam packed with stories, songs, play and crafting!
Audience: Adult, Kids

May 03, 2018

6:00pm - 7:45pm
TEACHING, TRAVELING, AND LEARNING IN SOUTHEAST ASIA Tim Flanagan teaches language arts and social studies at Pawcatuck Middle School. During the 2016-17 school year, he took a leave of absence, sold his house and set off on an adventure. He researched and taught for four months in Vietnam as a... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

May 03, 2018

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 03, 2018

6:00pm - 7:00pm
New to using computers?  We're well aware of how frusturating and intimidating it can be to catch up with new technology, especially when everyone else seems like an expert. In this class on basic computer use, we'll cover how to use a mouse or touchpad to interact with a computer, and perform a... Read more
Audience: Adult

May 05, 2018

10:00am - 11:00am
Adult Writers Workshop will meet each Saturday morning in May at 10am. Share work, discuss readings, and write in response to prompts in this group-led prose writing workshop. All experience levels and genre interests welcome. Please contact Erik at ... Read more
Audience: Adult

May 07, 2018

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Celebrate National Bike Month with Westerly Library and Wilcox Park!  Bring your bike to the library.  A weathered mechanic will teach you how to fix it up yourself.  The first hour will cover basic maintenance and mechanics of the bike in a show-and-tell format.  The second hour will be an open... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

May 08, 2018

1:00pm - 2:00pm
This month's book is Taylor Caldwell's "Answer as a man". An honest man faces personal disgrace and intimate betrayal as his marriage becomes a scandal, as he sees greed prevail over generosity, and as he resists the corruption that has engulfed his town.... Read more
Audience: Adult

May 08, 2018

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
6:00pm - 7:30pm
This workshop, presented by the Alzheimer's Association, was created for those caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease. Though attending all sessions is encouraged, it is not mandatory. Part 4 - Legal and Financial Planning Basic legal and financial considerations will be discussed when... Read more
Audience: Adult

May 08, 2018

6:00pm - 7:45pm
Whether you're an amatuer quilter looking for advice, or an experienced one with throws on every piece of furniture in your home, you're welcome to join this casual club at the library.  Bring questions, ideas, and projects to work on while you socialize with the other quilters.   Meets every... Read more
Audience: Adult

May 08, 2018

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

May 09, 2018

10:00am - 10:45am
  Join us as we venture through song and story each week in our 1-3 Year Old Storytime. It's the perfect time to spend with your little one!
Audience: Adult, Kids

May 10, 2018

10:00am - 10:45am
Hop, skip, jump and wiggle your way to 3-5 Year Old Storytime! This story hour is jam packed with stories, songs, play and crafting!
Audience: Adult, Kids

May 10, 2018

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 10, 2018

6:00pm - 7:30pm
New to using computers?  We're well aware of how frusturating and intimidating it can be to catch up with technology, especially when everyone else seems like an expert. In this class on basic computer use, we'll introduce you to the Windows 10 desktop, learn a bit about files and programs and how... Read more
Audience: Adult

May 12, 2018

10:00am - 11:00am
Adult Writers Workshop will meet each Saturday morning in May at 10am. Share work, discuss readings, and write in response to prompts in this group-led prose writing workshop. All experience levels and genre interests welcome. Please contact Erik at ... Read more
Audience: Adult

May 14, 2018

6:00pm - 7:45pm
Historical Significance and Cultural Practices of Wilcox Park - Alan Peck, Wilcox Park Superintendent.   Wilcox Park was listed in the National Registry of Historic Places in 1978; designated a Medallion Park by the ASLA in 1999; and deemed a "nationally significant" listing in the National... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Audience: Adult

May 14, 2018

6:00pm - 7:30pm
The internet is one of the most powerful tools that we use in our everyday lives.  From streaming videos, to doing research, to keeping in touch with our family, it touches all parts of our life, and is a constant companion that it seems like everyone else just assumes you know how to use.  When... Read more
Audience: Adult

May 15, 2018

2:00pm - 3:00pm
A Westerly Library Presentation A discussion of crime and investigations (A Q & A period and book signing will follow the talk) May 15th, 2018 at 2 P.M.        Andy Rosenzweig has an authentic voice as a result of over 30 years fighting crime and corruption in New York City His career was... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

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