On The Block

Fri, 10/23/2020 - 10:45am

Island Free Library Programs
Two chances to explore books, reading, singing and crafting with 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 is on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. live on the Island Free
Library’s Facebook page.
The following programs, presented by the library and the Senior Advisory Committee,
will be on Zoom. Please contact Gloria Redlich at gloryb311@gmail.com or the library
to register.
Book Group (with the Senior Advisory Committee) discusses “The World That We
Knew” by Alice Hoffman on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. Request a Zoom invite from
Gloria Redlich or the library.
Frankenstein Tea: A short story program for adult listeners on the Island Free
Library YouTube channel daily at 3 p.m.
Found Poetics, a joint program with the Senior Advisory Committee will be returning
in October. Interested participants can contact Gloria Redlich or the library.
Library Outside Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
and Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. At our front entrance and at the Kids’ Garden take-out
Take and Make Tuesdays at the Kids’ Garden take-out window. Take home craft
kits available for pick-up during Tuesday’s Library outside hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Questions and Answers with the Democrats
The New Shoreham Democrat Town Committee invites everyone to Zoom with
the Candidates on Sunday, Oct. 25 at 5:30 p.m. The Democrat candidates for Town
Council will be answering your questions and sharing their vision for Block Island.
This event will be informative and fun and we look forward to your participation.
Please email the committee at kristin02807@yahoo.com to receive the zoom link.

The Mary D. Ball 2020 Celebrate at Home
The 2020 Mary D. Ball is being celebrated virtually this year. Covid-19 will keep us
apart but can not stop love, The Mary D. Ball, or the work of The Mary D. Fund during
this challenging time. If possible, make a donation of your ticket price starting at $40.
Tickets to the online event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mary-d-ball-at-home-2020-
tickets-114948279398 We’ll meet again at the Sullivan House in 2021! To learn more
about the Mary D. Ball 2020 Celebrate at Home, call at (401) 466-2332 or email at

Wake Up Well Podcast
Block Island’s podcast of community conversations released its 20th episode. All are
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 each week on
Wednesday 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.natureblockisland.org.

“Cloudscape” painting class at Spring Street Gallery
Join artist Claire Marschak on Sunday, Oct. 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Spring Street
Gallery to create your own dreamy cloudscape. Attendees work on a 12x12 canvas
with a smaller study on paper. Take note this will be a 3 hour workshop, which
includes an intro lesson of oils and color mixing, with plenty of time to paint and a
critique. Class fee is $45 and includes all supplies. Pre-registration is necessary, so
contact Claire to guarantee your spot. Please call (401) 225-4963 or email artclairem@