Dear Members,

Welcome to the 2017 summer of the Watch Hill Memorial Library and Improvement Society!  Thanks to the work of many, we should have another marvelous summer of events for adults and children.

Our website,, has been updated this year with a more detailed ‘Member’s ‘section which is accessed with the Pass Word ‘Summer’.  This will allow our Members to find:  the Minutes, Calendar for meetings, New Member Proposal form, Volunteer opportunities, access names of Board Members, Pay Dues etc.  Please visit to see our most recent news, updates and information on all of our activities, volunteer or Pay your Dues online.  New Member proposals can be made on line or contact Ardi Schneider, Vice President,  Proposals must be submitted by June 15th or July 1st. 

Over the winter the WHMLIS Village Park Restoration Committee spear headed by Joan Beth Brown and Susan O’Connor has been working in collaboration with the Park Commission to continue our lovely park’s beautification. This year our primary focus will be on the southern end of the park near the The Dreamer.  Thanks to the generosity of those in theCommunity during last year’s Village Park Fund Raiser and fun-filled family BBQ Event this restoration and maintenance can go forward. 

Once again our Gardening Group, under the leadership of Joan Lemp, will be meeting at 8:30am on Saturdays in June and on Mondays in July and August, place TBD.  Anyone interested in helping to beautify, please contact Joan,, or just come out!  Everyone welcome!

Susan DeMovick and Lauren Corrinet will be Co-Chairing the Annual Independence Day Bicycle Parade which will be held on Sunday, July 2nd.  Decorating of bikes at 3:30 and Parade at 4:00.  Please check our website to Volunteer.

Mellen Vogt and Jen Mac Lear are already putting together what will be an amazing Photo Show.  A slight change this year: the Opening Reception will be on Sunday, July 30th and run through Sunday, August 6th.   For more information or to get involved, please visit our website.  

Our lovely Summer Boutique will again be held on the WH Village Park.  Thanks to the efforts of our Chairs, Regina Livingston and Stephanie Kelly we are looking forward to another great show.  Please note the dates: Friday, August 4th and Saturday, August 5thIt is never too early to volunteer!

The Children’s Program will have another fun array of activities and events thanks once again to the efforts of Chairs, Marny Homan, Meredith Flynn and Lauren Corrinet.  From a visit from the Mystic Aquarium to Animals with Dave to Tea Parties, there is bound to be something to entertain every child! 

Jeannie Blasberg and Katie Porter are Co-Chairing the Memoir Project a collection of essay remembrances that will be sponsored by the WHMLIS in collaboration with the Westerly Library.  Those looking for more information or to submit an application to write a short piece please visit our website under Memoir Project.

The library will be open from July 3rd through August 25th, Monday - Friday 9:00am- 1:00 pmStory Time will be held on Thursday mornings at 9:15 am.  Vicki Saglio and Eloise Patton, Co-Chairs. Volunteers needed.

We are always looking for volunteers to help support our Association and activities. So please look at our website or better yet come to a meeting and sign-up. 

Please take a moment to review your Invoice and contact Judy O’Connell at to update your email and mailing address.  Attached is our two-sided calendar: please review both sides for Adult and Children’s Activities and mark your calendars for a summer full of fun! (there will be extra hard copies at our meetings).

Our first Membership meeting will be Saturday, June 17th at 10:00 am.  Looking forward to seeing everyone.  Thanks so much for your support!


Joan Patton, President, WHMLIS


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