On The Block
Island Free Library Programs
Two chances to explore books, reading, singing and crafting with Ms. Morgan’s
Storytime: Wednesdays at 4 p.m. live on Facebook and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. live on
Zoom. Please contact the library at (401) 466-3233 to have the Zoom link sent to you.
Music Time with Ms. Carrie is on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. live on the Island Free Library’s
The following programs, presented by the library and the Senior Advisory Committee,
will be on Zoom. Please contact Gloria Redlich at email@example.com or the library
Book Group (with the Senior Advisory Committee) discusses “The World That We
Knew” by Alice Hoffman on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. Request a Zoom invite from Gloria
Redlich or the library.
Frankenstein Tea: A short story program for adult listeners on the Island Free Library
YouTube channel daily at 3 p.m.
Found Poetics, a joint program with the Senior Advisory Committee will be returning
in October. Interested participants can contact Gloria Redlich or the library.
Library Outside Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
and Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. At our front entrance and at the Kids’ Garden take-out
Take and Make Tuesdays at the Kids’ Garden take-out window. Take home craft kits
available for pick-up during Tuesday’s Library outside hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Helping Hands Food Pantry
Helping Hands will be open for distribution of food on Wednesday, Nov. 4 from 1 to
3 p.m. at the Harbor Church. Please wear your mask and bring your reusable shopping
The Mary D. Ball 2020 Celebrate at Home
The 2020 Mary D. Ball is being celebrated virtually this year. Covid-19 will keep us
apart but can not stop love, The Mary D. Ball, or the work of The Mary D. Fund during
this challenging time. If possible, make a donation of your ticket price starting at $40.
Tickets to the online event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mary-d-ball-at-home-2020-
tickets-114948279398 We’ll meet again at the Sullivan House in 2021! To learn more
about the Mary D. Ball 2020 Celebrate at Home, call at (401) 466-2332 or email at
Wake Up Well Podcast
Block Island’s podcast of community conversations released its 21st episode. All are
available on Anchor and Spotify. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to join
Two Guys On Block Island Podcast
A new podcast hosted by Rich Tretheway and Marc Scortino who will, each week,
feature guests and chat about Block Island. New episodes will drop on Wednesdays
wherever podcasts can be heard.
Block Island Fall 2020 Series
Kim Gaffett, The Nature Conservancy’s OVF Naturalist, will be hosting the fall season
of “Zoom on Nature.” Each month Kim will take us on a tour of one of the island’s
many natural areas, chosen with the beauty of the season in mind. In addition to getting
a glimpse of the island’s beauty, participants may get hints on where to look for orbs.
Go to www.natureblockisland.org to join the Zoom. All Zooms start at 9 a.m. and
will be recorded and made available to view on www.natureblockisland.org. Programs
co-sponsored by The Nature Conservancy and Block Island Conservancy. To learn
more about our self-guided and virtual program offerings please visit www.natureblockisland.org.