Event Series VIRTUAL WEEKLY CLASS: Qigong for Adults


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: https://zoom.us/j/117278043

Event Series Knit & Crafts Circle

Knit & Crafts Circle

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

Hosted by Sheep & Shawl (Liz Sorenson) at Tilton Library  Bring crafts of your choosing – knitting, crochet, spinning, rug-hooking, mending, any portable craft. Free. The indoor crafts circle requires registration as seats are limited. (But up to 12 are allowed as we will meet upstairs this year!) Masks are strongly recommended. Email  liz@sheepandshawl.com to learn more & get on the registration list or waiting list (updates weekly if seats become available when someone knows they will be away).

CLASS NOW FULL: Sound Bathing and Guided Meditation

  UPDATE: THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL AND THERE ARE NO SPOTS LEFT ON THE WAITING LIST - WE HOPE TO RUN THIS AGAIN IN THE FUTURE!   This Valentines Day season, give yourself the gift of relaxation and inner peace through the transformative power of sound. Join us for a Sacred Sound Journey and Guided Meditation. Come immerse yourself in the synergy of sacred sounds and guided meditation with crystal and Tibetan bowls, rhythm of drums, gongs and more. Connect with your body and spirit, quieting the mind and explore the beauty of your inner self. Learn the science of how sound interacts with the cells of your body. Please wear warm, comfortable clothing. Bring a blanket(s) and/or pillow, yoga mat to create a cozy nest for yourself. Our facilitator Denise is an Energy Medicine Practitioner, Sound Healer, Guided Mediation Facilitator and Reiki Master Teacher. Funded by the Friends of Tilton Library.

SIGN UP: Winter Wildlife Tracking

Inclement weather date 3/11   Meet at Pocumtuck Range Trail, Pine Nook Road parking lot (behind Eaglebrook School - see link and map below), Deerfield, MA Enjoy a walk in the winter woods on the Pocumtuck Range Trail with Laura Beltran from the Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary. At one time being able to read tracks was vital for survival. Tracking is more than simply finding a trail and following it and prints aren't always necessary to track an animal. The forest is full of signs that tell us about the wildlife within.  We will discuss how animals spend the winter and learn to read the tracks and signs left by animals that live in our area. Dress in warm comfortable winter layers with footwear appropriate for walking on a trail in winter.   LIMITED TO 10 STUDENTS, PLEASE SIGN UP. CALL OR EMAIL TILTONLIBRARY@CWMARS.ORG https://pocumtuck.org/trail/   Funded by the Friends of Tilton Library.

CANCELLED – Community Nature Observation with iNaturalist

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. WE WILL SCHEDULE ANOTHER DATE, TBA.   With over 125 million observations, iNaturalist - a joint initiative of the California Academy of Sciences and the National Geographic Society - is one of the world's largest online platforms and communities for sharing and discussing nature observations. Learn the iNaturalist basics like how to make and identify observations, see what others are seeing, and how observations have been used by researchers. See why the New York Times calls this "The Nicest Place Online...As civil discourse online and off increasingly proves elusive, a website devoted to identifying plants and animals may be teaching humans how to get along."

VIRTUAL Cooking: Healthy Amazing Sauces

Healthy Amazing Sauces with Colin McCullough, author and chef: A great sauce is the secret to making healthy foods taste delicious! In this class we'll learn how to make 4 different tasty sauces for hearty and heart-healthy bowl meals using fresh, whole-food ingredients. Right now many people are trying to find uses for their pantry items like beans, grains, etc., and these delicious sauces are a versatile way to put those pantry items to use! EMAIL TILTONLIBRARY@CWMARS.ORG TO SIGN UP – YOU WILL BE SENT A ZOOM LINK SHORTLY BEFORE THE EVENT.   Funded by the Friends of Tilton Library.


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 poetry...be prepared to be messy and creative!   Open to all ages - kids, teens, adults.

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 tiltonlibrary@cwmars.org 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..  

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 tiltonlibrary@cwmars.org 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.