Fri, 06/17/2022 - 2:45pm

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: 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.
Wednesday, June 22: “Read Beyond the Beaten Path.” Summer Reading Program kicks off. Open to kids, teens, and adults.
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.
Tuesdays at 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 6:30 p.m. Intermediate/advanced: 6:40 to 7:50. Individual tutoring is available weekdays.
Tuesday, June 21 at 7 p.m.: Book discussion of “Drawdown, The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming,” with Socha Cohen.
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 chitchatting - just come and read.
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. Mah Jongg will be offered twice weekly starting in June.
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!
Save the Date: June 22 the “Read Beyond the Beaten Path” Summer Reading Program kicks off. Open to kids, teens, and adults.
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, June 30, 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.

Re-Register for Summer 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:
Crazy-as-a-Coot Bird Walk: Tuesday, June 21 at 8 a.m. Changing locations based on weather, wind, and hot bird sighting tips. Call Kim for location: (401) 595-7055.
James Stover Exploration Series: Insect Walk at Hodge Preserve. Saturday, June 25 at 9 a.m.
Trail Less Traveled: Each week explore different conservation areas with a local naturalist. Monday, June 27 at 8 a.m., Sacred Labyrinth, Corn Neck Road. Advanced sign-up recommended at Kim.Gaffett@tnc.org.

Not New Boutique
Opening Sale: 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.
The Not New Boutique is accepting donations of good, clean used clothing, shoes,
pocketbooks, hats and belts.. Items may be dropped off at St. Andrew Parish Center
on Spring Street at the lower-level box.

The International Student Center
at Harbor Church will open for the summer on June 21 with a kick-off dinner from
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. All are welcome. The recreation room will be open weekly on
Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. All summer student workers are welcome.

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

Block Island Lions Club Golf Tournament
Block Island Lions Club Golf Tournament will be on Monday, July 11 at 10 a.m.
at the Richmond Country Club. Interstate Navigation has generously donated the
round-trip boat tickets. Please contact Jon McCusker at (401) 218-3476 or Michele
Phelan at (401) 741-6577 for details and to sign up. Cost is $120. All proceeds go
towards scholarships and educational enrichment programs.
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