ON THE BLOCK
Island Free Library Programs
The Island Free Library invites everyone to participate in the programs listed below.
More information at islandfreelibrary.org.
Library Hours: The Library is open on Tuesdays 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
*** KIDS’ PROGRAMS ***
Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m. Music Time with Ms. Carrie. Ages 6 months to 5 years old.
Come sing, dance and play.
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!
Saturday, September 17: Drag Queen Storytime. Come read books, eat snacks and dance on the lawn.
*** ADULT PROGRAMS ***
Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. Mah Jongg. In addition, we will play on Saturdays at 10 a.m.
Come play a game or two. If you don’t know how to play, we will teach you. All are welcome to participate.
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 6:40 p.m. Intermediate/advanced: 6:50 to 8 p.m. Individual tutoring is available weekdays.
Wednesday, Sept. 21 and 28 at 2 p.m. Book Group via Zoom. Claire Oshetsk’s “Chouette.” Stop by the library to pick up a copy.
Thursdays: 5 - 6 p.m. D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read). Join others in an hour of silent reading. No other library services will be available - and no chitchatting, please.
Saturdays at 10 a.m.: Mah Jongg. Come play a game or two. If you don’t know how to play, we will teach you. All are welcome to participate.
Saturdays 1 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!
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.
Caretakers Support Group: The Caregivers Support Group will be meeting in person at the Community Center on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 4 p.m.. Meetings are free of charge and will be held every other week. Contact Kerri Gaffett at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
Senior Ride Service Open to full-time and seasonal island seniors (60 and over) and persons with special needs as well as caretakers without transportation. Please limit trips to two to three per week. Register by calling Gloria Redlich, Senior Coordinator at (401) 486-9279 or email email@example.com. To call for a ride contact Sue at (401) 742-0436 or Vin at (401) 741-1410.
The Nature Conservancy and Block Island Conservancy present:
Andy’s Way Bird Walk. Tuesday, September 20 at 8 a.m. Meet in parking area.
Queerness in Nature. Sunday, September 18 at 2 p.m. Meet at Settlers Rock.
Night Sky Viewing, Thursday, September 22 at 8 p.m. Hodge Preserve. Contact Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Monarch Butterfly Walk and Tagging, Sat., Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. Hodge Preserve.
International Coastal Cleanup Sunday, September 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet at Fred Benson Town Beach.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s Join the Alzheimer's Association at the Walk to End Alzheimer's in memory of Peter Greenman on September 18 at Fred Benson Town Beach. Registration begins at 10 a.m., with the ceremony to begin at 11 a.m.
Soundwaves Movies at the Beach presents “But I’m a Cheerleader,” a Block Island Pride event, Sunday, September 18 at 6:30 p.m. Fred Benson Town Beach.
Community Café Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Block Island Community Center. Come socialize, play games, learn a new craft, and more. Sponsored by the Senior Advisory Committee.
Soup Group Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Community Center.
The B.I. Historical Society presents “Interwoven: the tale of one Block Island Family’s influence on the history, politics, on the history, politics, and culture of Block Island.” Sunday,
September 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.