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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

All Upcoming Events Events

September 23, 2020

9:30am - 10:00am
STRETCH & STRENGTHENSummer ESSENTRICS featured at Wilcox Park!Ready for a workout that gets results and relieves pain & stiffness?!  The class is held behind the Park pond near the YMCA. Heather Van Dam is a certified Essentrics Instructor, ACSM certified Group Exercise Instructor and NAFC... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen
9:30am - 10:00am
STRETCH & STRENGTHENSummer ESSENTRICS featured at Wilcox Park!Ready for a workout that gets results and relieves pain & stiffness?!  The class is held behind the Park pond near the YMCA. Heather Van Dam is a certified Essentrics Instructor, ACSM certified Group Exercise Instructor and NAFC... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen
9:30am - 10:00am
STRETCH & STRENGTHENSummer ESSENTRICS featured at Wilcox Park!Ready for a workout that gets results and relieves pain & stiffness?!  The class is held behind the Park pond near the YMCA. Heather Van Dam is a certified Essentrics Instructor, ACSM certified Group Exercise Instructor and NAFC... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

September 23, 2020

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Join our virtual book club, aimed at homeschoolers, but all are welcome! Come having read this months book "Catherine, Called Birdy" by Karen Cushman.... Read more
Audience: Kids, Teen
4:00pm - 4:45pm
Join our virtual book club, aimed at homeschoolers, but all are welcome! Come having read this months book "Catherine, Called Birdy" by Karen Cushman.... Read more
Audience: Kids, Teen

September 24, 2020

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Interested in making a change in your community? Join us in a discussion of what’s going on in the world and what you can do to help! *Online registration required at least one day prior
Audience: Teen

September 24, 2020

5:00pm - 6:30pm
Join us for a cooking demonstration/lecture about the health benefits of a plant-based diet! Ella Rodriguez's path towards plant-based nutrition started about eight years ago when she found a lump in her breast. Discouraged by the impersonal treatment and the lack of answers she... Read more
Audience: Adult

September 26, 2020

10:30am - 12:30pm
Adult Writers Workshop will meet every Saturday via Zoom. 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 Allynn at awilkinson@... Read more
Audience: Adult

September 27, 2020

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Stage Door Theater Company announces its fall production of Edward Albee's "THE AMERICAN DREAM" to be performed as a Live Stage Reading in Wilcox Park on September 20th at 2pm. The play is a "one-act absurdist comedy that turns a jaundiced eye on American values." The play has been referred to as... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Stage Door Theater Company announces its fall production of Edward Albee's "THE AMERICAN DREAM" to be performed as a Live Stage Reading in Wilcox Park on September 20th at 2pm. The play is a "one-act absurdist comedy that turns a jaundiced eye on American values." The play has been referred to as... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

September 28, 2020

10:00am - 5:00pm
Come grab a take & make craft from the teen space! Supplies limited, one per teen please. 
Audience: Teen

September 28, 2020

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Did you know that books are still being challenged and censored in this country? Learn about why they are, and why you should read them!  *Online registration required at least one day prior. Please email ... Read more
Audience: Teen

September 28, 2020

4:00pm - 4:15pm
  Don’t lose your cool! Check out some fun tips, tricks and activities to help keep calm and school on!  Find these short, pre-recorded videos on our  Westerly Library & Wilcox Park YouTube Channel    
Audience: Kids

September 29, 2020

10:00am - 10:15am
Enjoy these pre-recorded storytimes on our Westerly Library & Wilcox Park YouTube Channel    
Audience: Kids
10:00am - 11:15am
Join a virtual sitdown with our library staff for advice on job hunting!  Each week we'll discuss a different set of topics about being a job seeker, and how to make your candidacy stand out from the crowd, and try to answer your questions and advice.  Specific topics will be announced a couple of... Read more
Audience: Adult

September 29, 2020

1:00pm - 4:00pm
During these challenging times individuals need assistance now more than ever. Our volunteer Community Resource Advocate, Susan Rosen, is available to offer help! Susan can be reached via email to offer guidance to connect you or loved ones with local resources available based on specific needs.... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen
1:00pm - 4:00pm
During these challenging times individuals need assistance now more than ever. Our volunteer Community Resource Advocate, Susan Rosen, is available to offer help! Susan can be reached via email to offer guidance to connect you or loved ones with local resources available based on specific needs.... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

September 29, 2020

5:30pm - 7:30pm
While the library is closed the Knit and Crochet Group is still meeting virtually!  For more information please email cwalsh@westerlylibrary.org.
Audience: Adult

September 30, 2020

9:30am - 10:00am
STRETCH & STRENGTHENSummer ESSENTRICS featured at Wilcox Park!Ready for a workout that gets results and relieves pain & stiffness?!  The class is held behind the Park pond near the YMCA. Heather Van Dam is a certified Essentrics Instructor, ACSM certified Group Exercise Instructor and NAFC... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen
9:30am - 10:00am
STRETCH & STRENGTHENSummer ESSENTRICS featured at Wilcox Park!Ready for a workout that gets results and relieves pain & stiffness?!  The class is held behind the Park pond near the YMCA. Heather Van Dam is a certified Essentrics Instructor, ACSM certified Group Exercise Instructor and NAFC... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen
9:30am - 10:00am
STRETCH & STRENGTHENSummer ESSENTRICS featured at Wilcox Park!Ready for a workout that gets results and relieves pain & stiffness?!  The class is held behind the Park pond near the YMCA. Heather Van Dam is a certified Essentrics Instructor, ACSM certified Group Exercise Instructor and NAFC... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

October 01, 2020

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Looking for some book recommendations? Or want to chat about what you've been reading? Maybe want feedback on something you're writing? Join your teen librarians (roughly) every other Thursday from 3-4pm for a digital open discussion on anything book or writing related! We'll be using Zoom, and you... Read more
Audience: Teen

October 01, 2020

4:00pm - 4:15pm
Come join Meagan and Judy of the children’s room as they demonstrate easy recipes this fall and winter on Cooks with Books! Each month we will prepare a recipe that will be warm and healthy, but may require some adult assistance. Go to our ... Read more
Audience: Kids

October 03, 2020

10:30am - 12:30pm
Adult Writers Workshop will meet every Saturday via Zoom. 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 Allynn at awilkinson@... Read more
Audience: Adult

October 05, 2020

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Join us for some trivia fun! We’ll be meeting through Zoom and using Kahoot. Topics will vary.  The easiest way to participate is with both a computer and a smart phone, please download the Kahoot app! *Online registration required at least one day prior. Please email... Read more
Audience: Teen

October 05, 2020

4:00pm - 4:15pm
  Don’t lose your cool! Check out some fun tips, tricks and activities to help keep calm and school on!  Find these short, pre-recorded videos on our  Westerly Library & Wilcox Park YouTube Channel    
Audience: Kids

October 06, 2020

9:00am - 4:00pm
Come grab a bag of supplies from the ‘Kids’ tote that will be located outside the Library front door.  Please note, supplies are limited, first come, first serve,we are unable to reserve or set aside crafts. 1 per child
Audience: Kids

October 06, 2020

10:00am - 11:15am
Join a virtual sitdown with our library staff for advice on job hunting!  Each week we'll discuss a different set of topics about being a job seeker, and how to make your candidacy stand out from the crowd, and try to answer your questions and advice.  Specific topics will be announced a couple of... Read more
Audience: Adult

October 06, 2020

1:00pm - 4:00pm
During these challenging times individuals need assistance now more than ever. Our volunteer Community Resource Advocate, Susan Rosen, is available to offer help! Susan can be reached via email to offer guidance to connect you or loved ones with local resources available based on specific needs.... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen
1:00pm - 4:00pm
During these challenging times individuals need assistance now more than ever. Our volunteer Community Resource Advocate, Susan Rosen, is available to offer help! Susan can be reached via email to offer guidance to connect you or loved ones with local resources available based on specific needs.... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

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