Willett Free Library

The Willett Free Library will be closed on Monday, January 21,

in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.


winter willett

Founded as the Saunderstown Library Association in 1885, the Willett Free Library has occupied its current building since 1903, with a complete renovation in 2013. It is the smallest library open to the public in Rhode Island and is located in the heart of the historic village of Saunderstown.

The library is part of Ocean State Libraries, the statewide network of public and private libraries. Find out about our hours, events, or search the catalog here.

Call us at: 401-294-2081 or email us at willettfree@gmail.com. 


upside down snowman


winter storytime

Mondays, 3:45-4:30 p.m.

Stories, songs, crafts, fun.

Best for children under 5. 


Guitar for Beginners

Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Easy chords and songs to get you playing!

Beyond Beginning Guitar

Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

New techniques, chords & finger-style for the slightly advanced player.

Please bring a playable acoustic guitar to class.

Wednesday Night Movies!

Wednesday, January 16 7 p.m.

Hearts Beat Loud


Wednesday, January 30, 7 p.m.

The Catcher Was a Spy

catcher spy


Conversational Italian with Dora Waters

Fridays, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Contact the library for details.

winter trees


Willett Poetry Group

Alternate Tuesdays. Next meeting: January 22, 4-5 p.m.

Do you write poetry or are you interested in sampling this exciting medium? Join us!


Writing for Children:

A workshop for adults

Award-winning author Barbara Mariconda is offering this five-part writers’ workshop through January 31.

Barbara covers such topics as genre, story creation, character development, and preparing your manuscript for submission. She also provides individual critiques of manuscripts.

Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. Contact the library for details.


The Cookbook Club meets Friday, February 8, 12-1:00 PM

For February, we’ll be preparing dishes from Claudia Roden’s Arabesque. Interested in joining us for lunch? Stop by the library to register and pick up a copy of the book.


Little Dorrit

Next Meeting of the Little Dorrit Book Group:

Thursday, February 14, 3:30-5:00 PM