Plan your garden with long-time organic farmer and Atlas Farm owner, Gideon Porth! This workshop is for all experience levels whether you've been gardening for years or are planning on starting your first one this year. Plot out your garden beds and pick the brain of an organic farmer with over 15 years of experience growing in the valley. LIMITED TO 8 PEOPLE, SIGN-UP REQUIRED – STOP BY TILTON LIBRARY OR CALL 413-665-4683

Fun With Poetry Workshop

Where everyone's a poet, but you might not know it. (yet) We'll use paint chips, magazine photos, and your words to create prepared to be messy and creative!   Open to all ages - kids, teens, adults.

CYANOTYPE CLASS: Sign-up Required

In the Tilton Library backyard with artist Madge Evers. Rain date Saturday June 3. Limited to 15: please sign up. Stop by the library, call 413-665-4683, or send an email to to reserve your spot! Magical and simple cyanotypes are a camera-less technique that results in graphic blue and white prints. Developed in 1852, this alternative photographic process uses a light-sensitive solution on paper, sunlight, and pressed plants to make beautiful botanical images. Participants will make one cyanotype print to take home. Funded by the Friends of Tilton Library.

Event Series MINDFUL MONDAYS: Sign-up Required

MINDFUL MONDAYS: Sign-up Required

Registration is required. Stop by the library, call 413-665-4683, or send an email to to reserve your spot. Learn to slow down, relax, and experience mindfulness in this free four-week workshop. We’ll explore the principles of mindfulness and teach meditation strategies including breath work, mindful movement, and mindful writing.Led by community members and mindfulness practitioners Jennie Donohue, Erika Higgins Ross, and Sara Coblyn. Limited to eight people, 18 years and older. Please wear comfortable clothing and feel free to bring a yoga mat, blanket, and pillow or cushion to sit on..  

SIGN UP: Fly Fishing Workshop

LIMITED TO 8 PEOPLE - PLEASE SIGN UP AT LIBRARY: 413-665-4683, Rain Date: July 19, 6pm In this hands-on introductory class, we will explore the fundamentals of casting a fly rod. Certified Casting Instructor Jim Dowd will take you through the mechanics and physics of fly casting. We cover the basic pick up and lay down cast, false casting, and the roll cast.  

SIGN UP: Indigo Dying Art Workshop

INDIGO VAT & SHIBORI DYING A FREE ART CLASS WITH GAIL CALLAHAN: SAT 9/16 10-12 (RAIN DATE 9/23) Outside at Tilton Library, Deerfield LIMITED TO 8 PEOPLE, PLEASE SIGN UP (stop by library or call 413-665-4683) Participants will help make the indigo dye vat which comes out a stunning bright blue, and use the Japanese method of Shibori dying using the 3 items brought to class, for fantastic results! PLEASE BRING 3 FRESHLY WASHED COTTON OR LINEN ITEMS (NAPKIN, T-SHIRT, TEA TOWEL) & GLOVES   This program funded by the Deerfield Cultural Council

Make Your Own Bag–for Teens

Tilton Library 71 North Main Street, South Deerfield, MA, United States

Want to learn basic sewing skills but don’t know where to start? Join us for an evening full of snacks and supportive, trained staff from Swanson’s Fabrics! We will be making bags out of fabric that you can fill with anything your heart desires! Supplies & pizza dinner included. All experience levels welcome, open to students 6th through 12th grade. Spots are limited, please call or email Tilton Library to reserve your spot. Sponsored by a Deerfield Mass Cultural Council grant.


A free class with local artist & author Keri Smith. LIMITED TO 8 PEOPLE, PLEASE SIGN UP: 413-665-4683 or Ages 12-adult. Join us for an afternoon of art activities from Keri's book The Guerilla Art Kit. We will create things to leave in your neighborhood, from a local "wish tree" to making your own stickers using home made wheat paste. We will explore the different methods of putting your message out into the world, using techniques that are safe, fun and non-toxic.


TILTON IS CO-HOSTING THIS FREE WEEKLY CLASS, SPONSORED BY SUNDERLAND LIBRARY. Dvora Eisenstein leads this free weekly Qigong class on Zoom. Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system integrating slow movements, breathing techniques, and focused intention. Qigong calms your mind, improves your balance, and enhances health. This practice is suitable for all levels of ability and ages. Anyone may join this free class at any time. TO JOIN, CLICK THIS ZOOM LINK: