Fri, 01/20/2023 - 4:15pm

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 Tuesday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Thur. and Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Wednesdays: 10:30 a.m. Lapsit Story Time for ages 0 to 2. Stories, songs, and fingerplays at the library with Ms. Morgan.
Wednesdays: 3:30 p.m. After-school storytime. Join in for stories, songs, movement, and snacks.
Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Healthy Kids with Kim Gaffett. Ages 0 to 5 along with their caregivers are invited to enjoy a nature walk with our local naturalist. Meet at the library.
Fridays at 1 p.m. Kids Stitch Together. Stop by for an introductory class on learning to knit, crochet, or sew. All ages welcome - bring what you want to work on or get some inspiration.
Friday, Jan. 27 at 4 p.m.: Friday Food Fun with Family and Friends. Learn how to make fruit skewers. All materials provided.
Friday, Jan. 20, at 5 p.m. Library Underground After Hours for grades 6 to 12. Come play filmmaker and try out some video production equipment including green screens, tripods, lenses, and more.
Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. Memoir Writing Workshop by Zoom. Bring a few pages of your memoir writing to share with the group and give and receive feedback. Sessions will be bi-weekly.
Wed., Jan. 25, at 2 p.m. Hybrid Book Group. In-person or by Zoom. Louise Erdrich’s “The Sentence.” Copies available at the library. All readers welcome.
Wednesdays 5 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!
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.
Saturday, Jan. 21, “Panto” performances at 1 p.m. Come to the Island Free Library for a screening of a live theatrical performance in the British tradition of “Panto.” On Jan. 21, “Aladdin” will be shown. All ages invited. Audience participation encouraged.
Saturday, Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Drawdown, the Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming: The public is invited to a PowerPoint presentation by Socha Cohen on the book “Drawdown, the Most
Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming.” Edited by Paul Hawken. Island Free Library.

Helping Hands Food Pantry: Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 12 to 2:30 p.m. on the front lawn of Harbor Church. In the event of rain, pantry will be inside. Masks required and please bring reusable bags. The next Helping Hands food pantry will be February 8. La despensa de alimentos será el miércoles 25 enero las 12 hasta 2:30 p.m. en Harbor Church. El uso de máscara es requerido. Por favor traer bolsas reusables. Si llueve estará en el interior.Caretakers Support Group will be meeting in person at the Community Center on Thursday, January 26 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 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 gloryb311@gmail.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:
Stover Exploration Series: Winter Walk, January 21 at 10 a.m. at Win Dodge.
Meet at intersection of Cooneymus and Dickens Road.

Crazy-as-a-Coot Bird Walks: Tuesday, February 7 at 8:30 a.m. Contact Kim for location at kim.gaffett@tnc.org.

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.

Lunch Bunch: On January 24 come celebrate Chinese New Year with traditional foods cooked up by island chef Judy Mitchell, followed by a presentation with Ben Hruska on historic Block Island. 12:30 p.m. Community Center.