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Kids Events

August 12, 2022

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

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 - 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

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

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

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

August 16, 2022

11:00am - 11:45am
**Please note that this program has been cancelled.** Please join Genviéve Spitale from The Chorus of Westerly at 11:00am in Wilcox Park for an interactive musical performance! Geared towards families of children ages 0-6, all... Read more
Audience: Kids

August 17, 2022

10:00am - 10:30am
Please join us on Wednesdays at 10:00 am in the Terrace room for a family storytime! The program will be geared towards ages birth through 11 years when accompanied by a caregiver.  *Please note: masks are optional and patrons will be responsible for their own social distancing. 
Audience: Kids

August 17, 2022

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Will this summer be boring…dull…ho hum even? Not with Animation Nation returning to Westerly Library! Join us for our exciting LEGO stop-motion movie making program, taking place all summer long. Can Batman and Santa team up to save the day? Will Bigfoot and Boba Fett prove too much for our heroes... Read more
Audience: Kids

August 18, 2022

10:00am - 1:00pm
Join the Friends for their Summer Pop-up Book Sales! Look for them out on the esplanade Thursdays from 10 am-1 pm, weather permitting. Cash or check only please. For more information or questions please contact the Friends at friends@westerlylibrary.org... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

August 18, 2022

11:00am - 11:45am
**Please note that this program has been cancelled.** Please join Genviéve Spitale from The Chorus of Westerly at 11:00am in Wilcox Park for an interactive musical performance! Geared towards families of children ages 0-6, all... Read more
Audience: Kids

August 18, 2022

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Keep calm and game on! Come hang out and test your Wii skills (and other fun games) against your friends for bragging rights.  This program is for ages 9-12. For more information or questions please contact the Kids room x316.
Audience: Kids

August 18, 2022

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Want a chance to hone your skills against a variety of players, including two state champions? Stop by the Westerly Library and Wilcox Park on Thursdays, between 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm for our weekly community Chess Club. Meets are held in the library's Old Main Reading room and players of any skill... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

August 20, 2022

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Celebrate your participation in the Kids and Teens Summer Reading Program out in Wilcox Park near the fountain, with some drums and drumsticks! Rick Morin's Rhythm Room will lead you in a drum circle, after you've cooled off with some drumstick ice cream! 
Audience: Kids, Teen

August 24, 2022

10:00am - 10:30am
Please join us on Wednesdays at 10:00 am in the Terrace room for a family storytime! The program will be geared towards ages birth through 11 years when accompanied by a caregiver.  *Please note: masks are optional and patrons will be responsible for their own social distancing. 
Audience: Kids

August 24, 2022

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Will this summer be boring…dull…ho hum even? Not with Animation Nation returning to Westerly Library! Join us for our exciting LEGO stop-motion movie making program, taking place all summer long. Can Batman and Santa team up to save the day? Will Bigfoot and Boba Fett prove too much for our heroes... Read more
Audience: Kids

August 25, 2022

10:00am - 1:00pm
Join the Friends for their Summer Pop-up Book Sales! Look for them out on the esplanade Thursdays from 10 am-1 pm, weather permitting. Cash or check only please. For more information or questions please contact the Friends at friends@westerlylibrary.org... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

August 25, 2022

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join the Olean Center for a drop-in art class hosted by Phebe Poppins! Enjoy creating with others in the community. Supplies are provided, and this activity is open to all ages. For more information or questions please contact Phebe at getpoppinart@gmail.com... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

August 25, 2022

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Want a chance to hone your skills against a variety of players, including two state champions? Stop by the Westerly Library and Wilcox Park on Thursdays, between 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm for our weekly community Chess Club. Meets are held in the library's Old Main Reading room and players of any skill... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

August 28, 2022

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Please join us for a free concert in Wilcox Park's historic bandstand with Geoff Kaufman's "Songs of the Heart and Spirit"! Please feel free to bring a blanket or chair and enjoy some evening folk tunes! About the artist: Geoff Kaufman, recognized as one of the finest tenors on the... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

August 30, 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

August 31, 2022

10:00am - 10:30am
Please join us on Wednesdays at 10:00 am in the Terrace room for a family storytime! The program will be geared towards ages birth through 11 years when accompanied by a caregiver.  *Please note: masks are optional and patrons will be responsible for their own social distancing. 
Audience: Kids

September 01, 2022

10:00am - 10:30am
Please join us for 30 minutes of lap sit fun with your baby including stories, rhymes, songs, and free-play time for ages birth through 18 months. For more information or questions please contact the Kids room x316.
Audience: Kids

September 01, 2022

10:00am - 1:00pm
Join the Friends for their Summer Pop-up Book Sales! Look for them out on the esplanade Thursdays from 10 am-1 pm, weather permitting. Cash or check only please. For more information or questions please contact the Friends at friends@westerlylibrary.org... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

September 01, 2022

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Want a chance to hone your skills against a variety of players, including two state champions? Stop by the Westerly Library and Wilcox Park on Thursdays, between 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm for our weekly community Chess Club. Meets are held in the library's Old Main Reading room and players of any skill... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

September 03, 2022

1:00pm - 1:30pm
Come and make your own scarecrow magnet for fall! Supplies provided, but are first come, first served. For more information or questions please contact the Kids room x316.
Audience: Kids

September 05, 2022

9:00am - 8:00pm
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

September 06, 2022

11:00am - 11:30am
Join us for an artistic morning in the Kids room Castle! We will use our imaginations and creativity to create our own unique masterpieces. This program is intended for ages 2-5 and registration is required. For more information or questions please contact the Kids room x316.
Audience: Kids

September 07, 2022

5:00pm - 7:00pm
This month's exhibit will feature local artist Jillian Barber! Head to the Hoxie Gallery from 5-7 pm Wednesday, September 7th to "Meet the Artist". Her pieces can be viewed in the Hoxie Gallery through the month of September during library hours. About Jillian Barber: Born in... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen
10:00am - 10:30am
Please join us on Wednesdays at 10:00 am in the Terrace room for a family storytime! The program will be geared towards ages birth through 11 years when accompanied by a caregiver.  *Please note: There is no Family Storytime on October 5th. The library will open at 1 pm on that day due to staff... Read more
Audience: Kids

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