The Willett Free Library was founded as the Saunderstown Library Association in 1885. It has occupied its current building since 1903, with a complete renovation occurring in 2013. The smallest library in Rhode Island, the Willett is located in the heart of the historic village of Saunderstown. The library is part of Ocean State Libraries, the statewide network of public libraries. Find out about our hours, events, or search the catalog here.
Call us at: 401-294-2081 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Better yet, stop by!
Story Time: Mondays (except holidays) 3:45-4:30 p.m.
Stories, songs, crafts, and loads of fun.
No registration required. Best for children 5 and under.
Beyond Beginning Guitar
Mondays (except holidays), 6-7 p.m.
Learn a few new chords, along with new rhythms, finger style, and plenty of songs. This class if for adults and older teens. Bring a playable guitar. Free! And no registration required.
The Willett Poetry Group: Alternate Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m.
The next meeting of the Poetry Group will take place on Tuesday, April 3, 4-5 PM. Come share your poetry and listen to other poets in this supportive, self-directed group. For adults and older teens.
Beginning Guitar: Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
On chilly Wednesday afternoons we light a fire in our fireplace and serve s’mores and cocoa! Stop in to relax!
Fridays, 4 – 5 p.m.
(No class this Friday, March 23, because our teacher Dora must be away. Classes resume Friday, March 30.)
Learn phrases, vocabulary, and sayings that will let you speak Italian right from the start. No experience is necessary, just a desire to learn. Classes are led by Dora Waters, retired teacher of Italian and Spanish with over thirty-five years’ experience. Space is limited for this free class. Call, email, or stop by to register.
Wednesday, March 28, 7:00 p.m.
Anna Karenina Reading Group
Thursday, April 12 , 3:30-5:00 p.m.
This will be the seventh in our series of eight monthly meetings of the Anna Karenina Reading Group. Even if you haven’t attended the discussion before, you are welcome to join in. Stop by the library to pick up a copy of the novel. The discussion is led by retired college literature teacher and librarian Keith Stavely.
The Cookbook Club:
Friday, April 20, 12:00-1:00 p.m.