On The Block
Island Free Library Programs
Two chances to explore books, reading, singing and crafting:
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: Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Watch live on the Island Free
Library’s Facebook page.
Book Group: With the Senior Advisory Committee. “Antelope Woman” by Louise
Erdrich on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. Request a Zoom invite from Gloria Redlich at
email@example.com or the library.
Found Poetics: A joint program with the Senior Advisory Committee. Interested
participants can contact Gloria Redlich or the library.
New Program: In Our Kitchens. Wednesdays at 4 p.m. First session will be
Wednesday, Nov. 11 with Pat Doyle’s “Our Daily Bread.” Ask Gloria or the Library
for the Zoom link.
Frankenstein Tea: A short story program for adult listeners on the Island Free
Library YouTube channel daily at 3 p.m.
Take and Make Craft Kits: In the Kids’ Room at the Library. Take home craft kits
available for pick-up when the Library is open.
Library Hours: The Library is now open for in-person browsing. Tuesdays 11 a.m. -
7 p.m.; Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Helping Hands Food Pantry
Helping Hands will be open for distribution of food on Wednesday, Nov. 11 from
1 to 3 p.m. at the Harbor Church. Please wear your mask and bring your reusable
Wake Up Well Podcast
Block Island’s podcast of community conversations has released its 22nd episode. All
are available on Anchor and Spotify. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to
join the discussion.
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.
Painting Class at Spring Street Gallery
Join artist Claire Marschak on Sunday, Nov. 8 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Spring Street
Gallery to create Tuscan Hills, a tonal oil painting class. The class fee is $40 and
includes all supplies. Pre-registration is necessary; contact Claire to guarantee your
spot. Please call (401) 225-4963 or email artclairem@ gmail.com.
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-athome-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 email@example.com.