Fri, 05/27/2022 - 10:45am

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.
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 at the library 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.
Tuesdays: 5:45 p.m. Dungeons and Dragons. Grades 6 through 12 are invited to come to play or learn.
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, May 31, and June 7, 6 to 7 p.m.: Learn how to prepare nutritious and flavorful meals on a budget and decrease your risk of obesity and related chronic diseases through food and diet changes. This is a free, four-week virtual course through Zoom (from at home or in the library) in conjunction with Lifespan Community Health. Participants will receive a free cookbook and bottle of extra virgin olive oil. Register in advance at www.surveymonkey.com/r/FIM52022QGBBYK2.
Tuesday, May 31 at 6 p.m. Film and soup concludes for the season with “Gathering.”
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.
Tuesdays, June 7, 14, and 21 at 7 p.m.: Book discussion of “Drawdown, The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming,” with Socha Cohen.
Wednesday, June 1 at 2 p.m. Book Group via Zoom. Rebecca Solnit’s “Recollections of My Nonexistance.” Stop by the library to pick up a copy of the book.
Thursdays: 8:30 a.m. Movement for Life. Join Tom Hobin on the library’s front lawn for this easy-to-follow Tai Chi based movement.
Thursdays, 5 to 6 p.m. DEAR - Drop Everything and Read. Come to the library and join others for an hour of silent reading. No other library services will be available and no chit chatting - just come and read.
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.
Saturday, May 28: Bake, Book & Bloom 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bakers, volunteers, and shoppers all welcome at this annual event.
Island Free Library Book Mobile: Not feeling well or can’t get out of the house? The IFL Book Mobile will bring books, movies, or magazines to you. Please call Judy at (401)466-3233 and she can bring your items to you.

Movie and Munchies returns to Harbor Church. Friday, May 27: “Infinite Storm,”
a 2022 film about the rescue of a hiker on Mount Washington. A real life adventure story
based on the life of Pam Bales. Starring Naomi Watts. Single-serving snacks and beverages will be served. Film begins at 6:30 p.m.

Farmers Market Annual Members Meeting The Farmers Market Annual Members Meeting will be on Sunday, May 29 at 2 p.m. at the picnic tables at Ball O’Brien Park. For those wishing to join the market, the meeting for potential new members will follow at 3 p.m. Please bring samples of what you are submitting to sell; must be handmade, grown or baked on Block Island. Priority is given to produce and other food and drink items.

Caretakers Support Group The Caregivers Support Group will be meeting in person at the Community Center on Thursday, June 2, 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.

Block Island Arts & Crafts Guild Annual Meeting Saturday, June 4 at 2 p.m. at the Block Island Historical Society. The guild will be jurying new artists’ works at this time. Please bring three to five samples of your work to be reviewed if you are interested in joining the guild.

The Nature Conservancy and Block Island Conservancy present:
Crazy-as-a-Coot Bird Walk: Tuesday, June 7 at 8 a.m. Changing locations based on weather, wind, and hot bird sighting tips. Call Kim for location: (401) 595-7055.

Gardeners’ Spring Plant Swap Everyone is invited to the Block Island Gardeners’ Spring Plant Swap on Saturday, June 11, from 10 a.m. to noon (rain or shine) on the porch of the Block Island Historical Society. Share gardening ideas and pick up some plants for your garden or drop off any unwanted extras you have. Don’t worry if you don’t have plants to share - there are always plenty of extras. For questions, please contact Maude at (401) 466-5676.

Not New Boutique The Not New Boutique will be accepting donations of good, clean used clothing, shoes, pocketbooks, hats and belts starting on May 10. Items may be dropped off at St. Andrew Parish Center on Spring Street at the lower level box. Opening sale on Saturday, June 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of the Parish Center, then every Wednesday (rain date Thursdays) through June, July and August.

St. Ann’s Summer Festival Save the date! Saturday, June 25 (rain date June 26)
Summer Festival with tag sale, silent auction, craft fair, and food. Donations are now being accepted for the tag sale on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call (401) 466-5471 for further information.

Frederick J. Benson Memorial Scholarship Applications are ready for pickup or email for the 2022-23 academic year. All applicants must have completed at least one full year of post- secondary studies. Please contact Michele Phelan at: michelezphelan@gmail or (401) 741-6577. The deadline is Monday, June 6, at 5 p.m. Sorry, no exceptions.