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.

Fantasy and Science Fiction Festival Benefit

Deerfield Community Center, 16 Memorial Street, Old Deerfield. CASH ONLY – FIRST-COME, FIRST SERVE TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR: $20 for adults, $10 for ages 12 and under.   PANEL DISCUSSION! READINGS! BOOK SIGNING! MEET PIONEER VALLEY AUTHORS: HOLLY BLACK Author of The Book of Night, The Stolen Heir, and the Spiderwick series. ANDREA HAIRSTON Author of Will Do Magic For Small Change and Redwood and Wildfire. ALLEN STEELE Author of the Coyote series and the new Captain Future series JAMES CAMBIAS Author of A Darkling Sea and the "Billion Worlds"   Sponsored by the Tilton Fund, Inc., Deerfield. All proceeds benefit the Tilton Library renovation fund.  

All Ages Halloween Party

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

  Hosted by Tilton Library and the Atlas Farm Store Pumpkin decorating & Apple Tasting! There will be candy, crafts, & games for all ages and a special treat for coming in costume! Live music featuring local musicians. In case of of rain the event will be moved indoors.


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.

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 71 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: 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: Funded by The Friends of Tilton Library

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:   Funded by the Friends of Tilton Library

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. Funded by The Friends of Tilton Library