On The Block

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 5:30pm

Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service
This year our Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service will be happening virtually. You
can watch from the comfort of your home. It will be livestreamed on the St. Andrew
Catholic Church Facebook page on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. If that’s not a good
time, you can tune in later and watch. If you don’t have Facebook, ask a family
member or a neighbor to show it to you on their phone or computer. It will be new
and different, as most everything else has been in 2020!

Island Free Library Programs
Two chances to explore books, reading, singing and crafting:
Ms. Morgan’s Storytime: Wednesdays at 4 p.m. live on Facebook and Thursdays
at 10:30 a.m. live on Zoom. Please contact the library at (401) 466-3233 to have the
Zoom link sent to you.
Music Time with Ms. Carrie: Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Watch live on the Island Free
Library’s Facebook page.
Book Group: With the Senior Advisory Committee. “Antelope Woman” by Louise
Erdrich on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. Request a Zoom invite from Gloria Redlich at
gloryb311@gmail.com or the library.
Found Poetics: A joint program with the Senior Advisory Committee. Interested
participants can contact Gloria Redlich or the library.
New Program: In Our Kitchens. Wednesdays at 4 p.m. Ask Gloria or the Library
for the Zoom link.
Frankenstein Tea: A short story program for adult listeners on the Island Free
Library YouTube channel daily at 3 p.m.
Take and Make Craft Kits: In the Kids’ Room at the Library. Take home craft kits
available for pick-up when the Library is open.
Library Hours: The Library is now 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.

Helping Hands Food Pantry
The next Helping Hands Food Pantry will be open for distribution of food on
Wednesday, Dec. 2 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Harbor Church. Please wear your mask
and bring your reusable shopping bags. The dates for the remainder of the year are
Wednesday, Dec. 16 and Dec. 30.

Wake Up Well Podcast
Block Island’s podcast of community conversations is available on Anchor and
Spotify. Contact wakeupwellblockisland@gmail.com to join the discussion.

Two Guys On Block Island Podcast
A new podcast hosted by Rich Tretheway and Marc Scortino who will, each week,
feature guests and chat about Block Island. New episodes will drop on Wednesdays
wherever podcasts can be heard.

Block Island Fall 2020 Series
Kim Gaffett, The Nature Conservancy’s OVF Naturalist, will be hosting the fall
season of “Zoom on Nature.” Each month Kim will take us on a tour of one of the
island’s many natural areas, chosen with the beauty of the season in mind. In addition to getting a glimpse of the island’s beauty, participants may get hints on where
to look for orbs.
Go to www.natureblockisland.org to join the Zoom. All Zooms start at 9 a.m.
and will be recorded and made available to view on www.natureblockisland.org.
Programs co-sponsored by The Nature Conservancy and Block Island Conservancy.
To learn more about our self-guided and virtual program offerings please visit www.