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Fri, 04/15/2022 - 8:30am
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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.
*** TEEN PROGRAMS ***

Tuesdays: 5:45 p.m. Dungeons and Dragons. Grades 6 through 12 are invited to come to play or learn.

*** ADULT PROGRAMS ***

Tuesday, April 19, 11 a.m. - Broadening your Knowledge of Investing. Join Peter Gobis III, Financial Advisor for Edward Jones for an approximately 30-minute seminar designed to educate the attendees’ knowledge beyond their current investments.

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 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, April 20, at 2 p.m.: Book Group. The Island Free Library and Senior Advisory Committee will continue to discuss “Jazz” by Toni Morrison.
Friday, April 29 at 4 p.m. - Gathering of Poets. A night of poetry for everyone who wants to read or listen.
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.
Making Strides for Mental Health - Change of Date
5K Walk or run for mental health, Thursday, April 28, 3:30 p.m. at Block Island School. Email swilliams@students.bischool.net to sign up. All donations (cash or check only) will go to NAMI-BI.
Caretakers Support Group
The Caregivers Support Group will be meeting in person at the Community Center on Thursday, April 21, 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, April 20, 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 May 11.
La despensa de alimentos será el miércoles 20 abril 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 19 at 8 a.m. Changing locations based on weather, wind, and hot bird sighting tips. Call Kim for location: (401) 595-7055.
Thursday, April 21 at 4 p.m. Celebrate Earth Day by planting beach grass. Meet at the second beach path north of Fred Benson Town Beach - teams will be deployed to different areas. Foul weather date: Friday, April 22 or Saturday April 23. Call Kim Gaffett at (401) 595-7055 for information.