National Cocoa Day Celebration

While supplies last Have a cup of hot cocoa on us, to honor National Cocoa Day. Traditional and gluten/dairy free options. We’ll also have marshmallows and candy canes! And books about the history and uses of cocoa, as well as easy recipes to try at home. Upstairs at Tilton Library in Deerfield.

Event Series Visit With J-Lo

Visit with J-lo

Tilton Library 75 North Main Street, South Deerfield, MA, United States

J-lo is a trained therapy dog. Stop by  the Tilton Library’s children’s room to read her a story or just give her some love!

Nina Totenberg: Virtual Author Talk

As part of the Library Speakers Consortium, you are invited to a FREE intimate conversation with Nina Totenberg as she talks about her nearly fifty-year friendship with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her book, Dinners With Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships. Dinners with Ruth is an extraordinary account of two women who paved the way for future generations by tearing down professional and legal barriers. It is also an intimate memoir of the power of friendships as women began to pry open career doors and transform the workplace. Ruth and Nina saw each other not only through personal joys but also illness, loss, and widowhood. They shared not only a love of opera, but also of shopping, as they instinctively understood that clothes were armor for women who wanted to be taken seriously in a workplace dominated by men. During Ruth’s last year, they shared so many small dinners that Saturdays were “reserved for Ruth” in Nina’s house. Inspiring and revelatory, Dinners with Ruth is a moving story of the joy and true meaning of friendship. Register now: libraryc.org/tiltonlibrary/42965 Funded by the Friends of Tilton Library

Madeline Miller: Virtual Author Talk

 As part of the Library Speakers Consortium, you’re invited to a fascinating exploratory conversation with Madeline Miller, bestselling author of The Song of Achilles and Circe, as she chats with us about her body of work and her process of retelling Greek classics into fresh, modern epics in fiction. In The Song of Achilles, Achilles, "the best of all the Greeks," son of the cruel sea goddess Thetis and the legendary king Peleus, is strong, swift, and beautiful, irresistible to all who meet him. Patroclus is an awkward young prince exiled from his homeland after an act of shocking violence. Brought together by chance, they forge an inseparable bond despite risking the gods' wrath. In Circe, to Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child--neither powerful like her father nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power: the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from or with the mortals she has come to love. Register Now: libraryc.org/tiltonlibrary/42967 Funded by The Friends of Tilton Library

Event Series J-lo Visit

Visit with J-lo

Tilton Library 75 North Main Street, South Deerfield, MA, United States

J-lo is a trained therapy dog. Stop by  the Tilton Library’s children’s room to read her a story or just give her some love!

Event Series Story Time

Story Time with Caroline Chase

Tilton Library 75 North Main Street, South Deerfield, MA, United States

Local author, Caroline Chase will read her book about her dog, Daisy. You’ll also be able to purchase a copy of her book and meet Daisy! All ages & abilities welcome!  Drop in the children's room for a relaxed story hour, listen to books, play, make crafts, and visit our bearded dragon!

Smithsonian Food History Book Virtual Talk

Paula J. Johnson, The Foods, People, and Innovations That Feed Us, Tuesday, April 2nd   Virtually step into the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History with Curator Paula Johnson as she discusses the book Smithsonian American Table: The Foods, People, and Innovations That Feed Us.   American Table is a sweeping history of food and culture that summons everyone to the table for a fresh look at some of the people, ingredients, events, and movements that have shaped how and what we eat. Johnson, curator and project director of the American Food History Project, will discuss several stories featured in the volume, with an emphasis on those that intersect most directly with the Smithsonian’s research, collecting, and programming around food history.   After this enlightening, enriching, and entertaining webinar, you can cook your way through the recipes that are featured in the volume that reflect American history and culture. Hungry for more? Register now: libraryc.org/tiltonlibrary/44621   Funded by the Friends of Tilton Library

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

Colum McCann American Mother Virtual Book Talk

As part of the Library Speakers Consortium, join us for a one-of-a-kind conversation with National Book Award-winner Colum McCann as he is joined by Diane Foley, the inspiration behind the heartrending book American Mother, the story of a mother who, in the course of confronting her son’s killer, gets to the elemental heart of violence and forgiveness. Diane Foley is the mother of Jim, a freelance journalist captured and beheaded by ISIS in 2014, an image that became one of the most iconic of the 21st century. Seven years later, Diane gets the chance to spend three days with the murderer of her son in a Virginia courthouse, inspiring her to tell her life story. https://libraryc.org/tiltonlibrary/45026 Funded by The Friends of Tilton Library