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Fri, 03/18/2022 - 7:00am
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Island Free Library Programs

The Island Free Library invites everyone to participate in the programs listed below. More information and Zoom links available at islandfreelibrary.org.

Library Hours: The Library will remain 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. Please remember face masks are required while visiting the library.

*** KIDS’ PROGRAMS ***

Tuesdays: Take & Make Craft Kits for preschoolers are available for pick-up.
Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m. Music Time with Ms. Carrie, Ages 6 months to 5 years old. Join us on Facebook or in person.
Wednesdays: 10:30 a.m. Lapsit Story Time for ages 0 to 2. Stories, songs, and fingerplays with Ms. Morgan.

Thursdays: 10:30 a.m. Preschool Storytime for ages 3 to 5 years with Ms. Morgan. Read, sing, dance and play! Join us on Facebook or in person.

Fridays: 10:30 a.m. Healthy Kids with Kim Gaffett, the OVF Naturalist with the TNC. All kids welcome! Come join us outdoors at the library.
Saturdays: 10:30 a.m. Kid Yoga – Yoga for kids that everyone can do! Join us on the Island Free Library YouTube channel.

*** TEEN PROGRAMS ***

Tuesdays: 5 p.m. Dungeons and Dragons. Grades 6 through 12 are invited to come to play or learn.

*** ADULT PROGRAMS ***

Tuesdays: 5:30 p.m. Stitch Together: Bring your projects (knitting, crochet, weaving, or embroidering) for crafting and conversations. All ages and skill levels welcome – bring your problems and questions - help is available!

Tuesdays: Clase de ingles/English Language Class returns in-person at the library. La clase de ingles sera en la biblioteca hoy. Beginner class: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Intermediate/advanced: 6:40 to 7:50. Individual tutoring is available weekdays.

Wednesday: Book Group, March 23 and 30. The Island Free Library and Senior Advisory Committee will start the discussion of “Jazz,” by Toni Morrison. Stop by the library for more details and to pick up a copy.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday: March 18 through 19. Come join us during open hours to grow your own lemon tree. All supplies provided.
Saturdays: 10 a.m. Mah Jongg. Join us for a fun game of Mah Jongg in Room A at the Island Free Library. Do not know how to play? No problem - we will show you.
Saturdays: 3 p.m. Frankenstein Tea. short stories for adult listeners on YouTube.

Saturday: April 9. Save the date! Come learn the Ukrainian art form of decorating “Pysanky Eggs,” which are a symbol of peace for Ukraine. Registration is required. All materials will be provided.
Wake Up Well Podcast
Block Island's community podcast, Wake Up Well, continues its second season and continues to ask questions about personal well-being and our collective responsibility and power to keep the island well. You can listen to Season Two on Anchor or Spotify and you can join the conversation at wakeupwellblockisland@gmail.com.
Caretakers Support Group
The Caregivers Support Group will be meeting in person at the Community Center on Thursday, March 24, at 4 p.m.. Meetings are free of charge and will be held every other week. Contact Kerri Gaffett at kblockisland@aol.com for questions.
Senior Ride Service

Open to island seniors (60 and over) and persons with special needs as well as caretakers without transportation. Register by calling Gloria Redlich, Senior Coordinator at (401) 486-9279 or email gloryb311@gmail.com. To call for a ride contact Sue at (401) 742-0436 or Vin at (401) 741-1410.
Helping Hands Food Pantry
Helping Hands food pantry will be held on Wednesday, March 23, at 12 to 2:30 p.m. at the Harbor Church. Masks required and please bring reusable bags. Heavy rain day will be Thursday. The next Helping Hands food pantry will be on April 6.
La despensa de alimentos será el miércoles 23 marzo a las 12 hasta 2:30 p.m. en Harbor Church. El uso de máscara es requerido. Por favor traer bolsas reusables. Si llueve será el jueves!
The Nature Conservancy and Block Island Conservancy present:
Crazy-as-a-Coot Bird Walk Tuesday, April 5 at 8 a.m. Changing locations based on weather, wind, and hot bird sighting tips. Call Kim for location: (401) 595-7055