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August 12, 2022

9:00am - 10:00am
We invite you to join us and Michael Dotolo for yoga in Wilcox Park on Fridays at 9:00am! We will be meeting on the back side of the pond. About the class: Sum Yoga is a more traditional practice of hatha yoga designed to sum up the actions of posture, breathing, and concentration... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen
9:00am - 10:00am
We invite you to join us and Michael Dotolo for yoga in Wilcox Park on Fridays at 9:00am! We will be meeting on the back side of the pond. About the class: Sum Yoga is a more traditional practice of hatha yoga designed to sum up the actions of posture, breathing, and concentration... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

August 12, 2022

10:00am - 11:00am
Members of organization Project Outreach of Westerly will have a table set up outside the library's Old Main Reading Room the second Friday of every month from 10-11 am. They will be there to aid veterans in navigating available benefits and other services.   The mission of Project Outreach is to... Read more
Audience: Adult
10:00am - 10:30am
Join us in Wilcox Park by the fountain and gather round with instructors from the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, to craft, hear folktales of local wildlife and meet a live animal. Children use natural items as stamps and create seed mosaics, and end the class with the campfire staple...... Read more
Audience: Kids

August 12, 2022

4:30pm - 5:30pm
In partnership with Savoy Bookshop and Bank Square Books, and The Day, please join us for a discussion with author Jamie Ford and his new book... Read more
Audience: Adult

August 12, 2022

7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Colonial Theatre of Westerly presents Samuel Beckett’s classic masterpiece WAITING FOR GODOT on stage, outdoors in Wilcox Park, directed by Marion Markham. Visitors are welcome and encouraged to bring a blanket or chair for seating, or a picnic dinner to enjoy during the show.... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen
7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Colonial Theatre of Westerly presents Samuel Beckett’s classic masterpiece WAITING FOR GODOT on stage, outdoors in Wilcox Park, directed by Marion Markham. Visitors are welcome and encouraged to bring a blanket or chair for seating, or a picnic dinner to enjoy during the show.... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen
7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Colonial Theatre of Westerly presents Samuel Beckett’s classic masterpiece WAITING FOR GODOT on stage, outdoors in Wilcox Park, directed by Marion Markham. Visitors are welcome and encouraged to bring a blanket or chair for seating, or a picnic dinner to enjoy during the show.... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

August 13, 2022

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 - 4:00pm
Come pick up a kit in the Kids room with templates and photos to create your very own scavenger hunt! While supplies last, materials will be available beginning August 13th. For more information or questions please contact the Kids room x316.
Audience: Kids

August 13, 2022

10:00am - 12:30pm
The Westerly Writers Group will meet the second Saturday of each month. Share work, discuss readings, and write in response to prompts in this group-led writing workshop. All experience levels and genre interests welcome.  If you are interested in joining the group please first contact Dyann at... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen
10:00am - 12:30pm
The Westerly Writers Group will meet the second Saturday of each month. Share work, discuss readings, and write in response to prompts in this group-led writing workshop. All experience levels and genre interests welcome.  If you are interested in joining the group please first contact Dyann at... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen
10:00am - 11:30am
Wilcox Park is a world class arboretum and holds a large variety of tree species. This tour showcases some of the Master Gardeners favorite trees in the Park. The Master Gardeners will also tell you a bit about trees—how they grow and reproduce, how to identify some trees. URI Master Gardeners will... Read more
Audience: Adult

August 13, 2022

10:30am - 11:30am
Please join us for Zumba in Wilcox Park on Saturday mornings with Yvonne Brown and Tina Pagliusi! Classes will be held on the grassy area by the fountain, weather permitting.  "Zumba is a fitness program that combines Latin and international music with dance moves. Zumba routines incorporate... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen
10:30am - 11:30am
Please join us for Zumba in Wilcox Park on Saturday mornings with Yvonne Brown and Tina Pagliusi! Classes will be held on the grassy area by the fountain, weather permitting.  "Zumba is a fitness program that combines Latin and international music with dance moves. Zumba routines incorporate... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

August 13, 2022

1:00pm - 3:00pm
At Camp Chumbawamba, residents tell stories of the long abandoned cabin on the edge of the woods, where, according to legend, the monstrous “Big Face” is responsible for several disappearances...." Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to join a one-day role playing campaign led by Midsummer Games. ... Read more
Audience: Teen

August 13, 2022

7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Colonial Theatre of Westerly presents Samuel Beckett’s classic masterpiece WAITING FOR GODOT on stage, outdoors in Wilcox Park, directed by Marion Markham. Visitors are welcome and encouraged to bring a blanket or chair for seating, or a picnic dinner to enjoy during the show.... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen
7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Colonial Theatre of Westerly presents Samuel Beckett’s classic masterpiece WAITING FOR GODOT on stage, outdoors in Wilcox Park, directed by Marion Markham. Visitors are welcome and encouraged to bring a blanket or chair for seating, or a picnic dinner to enjoy during the show.... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen
7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Colonial Theatre of Westerly presents Samuel Beckett’s classic masterpiece WAITING FOR GODOT on stage, outdoors in Wilcox Park, directed by Marion Markham. Visitors are welcome and encouraged to bring a blanket or chair for seating, or a picnic dinner to enjoy during the show.... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

August 15, 2022

10:00am - 7:30pm
During the 3rd week of each month, we will have Crafternoon kits available to-go! Our Adult Crafternoon Kits are available on a first come, first served basis. Kits will be available beginning at 10 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the library, and are limited to one per person please. This month, we're... Read more
Audience: Adult

August 15, 2022

10:30am - 11:30am
Please join us for Zumba in Wilcox Park on Saturday mornings with Yvonne Brown and Tina Pagliusi! Classes will be held on the grassy area by the fountain, weather permitting.  "Zumba is a fitness program that combines Latin and international music with dance moves. Zumba routines incorporate... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen
10:30am - 11:30am
Please join us for Zumba in Wilcox Park on Saturday mornings with Yvonne Brown and Tina Pagliusi! Classes will be held on the grassy area by the fountain, weather permitting.  "Zumba is a fitness program that combines Latin and international music with dance moves. Zumba routines incorporate... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

August 15, 2022

1:00pm - 1:30pm
Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to work in the teen garden bed, cutting flowers to take home or press. Teens that attend this program will receive their Green Thumb Badge for their Summer Adventure Journal.  Registration is required. The statewide Rhode Island Summer Reading Program is supported... Read more
Audience: Teen

August 15, 2022

6:00pm - 6:30pm
Join us in Wilcox Park by the fountain for some family fitness and fun. We'll try hula hoop, jump rope and ribbon games for a fun way to get moving! If it's raining, we'll meet up in the Terrace room on the library's third floor. *Please note: patrons will be responsible for their own social... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen
6:00pm - 6:30pm
Join us in Wilcox Park by the fountain for some family fitness and fun. We'll try hula hoop, jump rope and ribbon games for a fun way to get moving! If it's raining, we'll meet up in the Terrace room on the library's third floor. *Please note: patrons will be responsible for their own social... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen
6:00pm - 6:30pm
Join us in Wilcox Park by the fountain for some family fitness and fun. We'll try hula hoop, jump rope and ribbon games for a fun way to get moving! If it's raining, we'll meet up in the Terrace room on the library's third floor. *Please note: patrons will be responsible for their own social... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

August 16, 2022

9:00am - 10:00am
We invite you to join us and Chelsea from Bluebird Yoga for an all levels (beginner friendly) yoga practice in the park Tuesdays at 9:00am! Wake up your body with a gentle stretch followed by flowing movement and strengthening. We will be meeting behind the pond, next to the big tree and near the... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen
9:00am - 10:00am
We invite you to join us and Chelsea from Bluebird Yoga for an all levels (beginner friendly) yoga practice in the park Tuesdays at 9:00am! Wake up your body with a gentle stretch followed by flowing movement and strengthening. We will be meeting behind the pond, next to the big tree and near the... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

August 16, 2022

10:00am - 11:00am
Join us at Westerly Library & Wilcox Park for activities, interactive songs, games and so much more! For more information, or to register, contact Maria Camarena at mcamarena@westerly.k12.ri.us/ Parents as Teachers is committed to making a... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen
10:00am - 11:00am
Join us at Westerly Library & Wilcox Park for activities, interactive songs, games and so much more! For more information, or to register, contact Maria Camarena at mcamarena@westerly.k12.ri.us/ Parents as Teachers is committed to making a... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

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