Calendar

Oct
1
Thu
2020
CLASS FULL! Online Free-Write Poetry Class – Series 5
Oct 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CLASS FULL! Online Free-Write Poetry Class (series 5)

Starting Thursday, September 17 at 4pm, the West Tisbury Library will host another online Free-Write Poetry Class led by West Tisbury Poet Laureate Spencer Thurlow. In this class, we will do five four-minute free-write sessions. After each session, writers will be encouraged to read their work to the group, but it is not required. A prompt will be given for each free-write so that we all begin with the same line, but of course, after that, writers are free to go in any direction they choose.

Come connect and get creative with us! Classes will meet virtually through Zoom on six Thursdays at 4pm. Class will be limited to five participants. Sign up is required. Please email wt_mail@clamsnet.org. Class dates: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22. Free and open to the public!

Oct
2
Fri
2020
Virtual Yoga: All-Levels Kripalu Flow Class
Oct 2 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

All-Levels Kripalu Flow Class
Virtual Yoga Hosted by the West Tisbury Library

Starting Friday, March 27 at 8am, the West Tisbury Library will host an online all-levels Kripalu Flow Class led by Jason Mazar-Kelly (Yogijay). Classes will meet virtually through Zoom on Fridays at 8am. This class is focused on soothing the nervous system through a combination of movement, breathwork, and meditation. This class is accessible to all levels and is a fun way to wake up while starting the day with a sense of peace in these times of uncertainty. Sign up is required. Please contact wt_mail@clamsnet.org to sign up. Free and open to the public!

About the instructor:

Jason is a certified yoga instructor, mindfulness consultant, business consultant, private chef, and CPA. From meditation and breathwork to hot vinyasa and pranic flows, Jason likes to share a variety of tools and techniques with practitioners at all levels. At the age of 12, Jason was diagnosed with severe obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). For the majority of his teenage years he struggled with OCD until finding yoga and mindfulness therapy. The practices he shares are practices he has worked with since 2011. Since 2014, he has shared these practices with communities around New England. His practices have been discovered through personal inquiry as well as through training, research, and mentorships. He will not only challenge you physically but will also challenge you to go deeper, to step into rigorous personal inquiry, and to engage with sensation. Discover the sweetness that comes from stepping outside of your comfort zone and into being fully alive.

Online! Balance: Chi Kung, Yoga & Breath
Oct 2 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Online! Balance: Chi Kung, Yoga & Breath

Starting Monday, April 13 at 11:30am, the West Tisbury Library will host an online Balance Series led by Kanta Lipsky. In this class, we will explore ways to strengthen our connection to the earth and increase our bodies’ ability to maintain good balance. No yoga mat needed, but a chair will be necessary for some of the movements. 

Classes will meet virtually through Zoom on Mondays and Fridays from 11:30am-12:30pm. All are welcome. Please contact wt_mail@clamsnet.org to sign up. Free and open to the public.

Kanta Lipsky is a massage therapist and yoga teacher. She is also a painter, dancer, singer, and playwright who has been exploring alternative forms of healing and well being for many years.

Oct
3
Sat
2020
Online Pilates Class with Judy Kranz
Oct 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Online Pilates Class with Judy Kranz

Tuesdays starting April 7, 2020 @ 8:30 – 9:30 am VIA ZOOM

Saturdays starting April 11, 2020 @ 9:30 – 10:30 am VIA ZOOM

email rrooney@clamsnet.org to sign up

Limited space to 8 per day. Please sign-up for one day to start.

This is free and open to the public

 

Pop-Up Library!
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Pop-Up Library!

On Saturdays 11am-2pm, come to the West Tisbury Library’s “Pop-Up Library” in our parking lot! This event will be offered on Saturdays through October 24. Free and open to the public.

The purpose of the Pop-Up Library is to make library materials more accessible to families due to the library’s COVID-19 closing. Children’s and Young Adult materials, along with adult books and DVDS, will be available for contactless browsing. Librarians will be available on site to help browsers pick their next reads. Onsite check outs will be available for patrons to bring books home and enjoy. This event will take place in the library parking lot under a tent, weather permitting. 

Please bring your library card or ID. There will be forms available to register for a card if you’ve never had one before.

Books may not be touched by patrons until the material has been checked out to limit the possibility of spreading COVID-19. Mask wearing and social distancing is mandatory.

Email wt_mail@clamsnet.org with any questions or concerns you may have.

Oct
5
Mon
2020
Online! Balance: Chi Kung, Yoga & Breath
Oct 5 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Online! Balance: Chi Kung, Yoga & Breath

Starting Monday, April 13 at 11:30am, the West Tisbury Library will host an online Balance Series led by Kanta Lipsky. In this class, we will explore ways to strengthen our connection to the earth and increase our bodies’ ability to maintain good balance. No yoga mat needed, but a chair will be necessary for some of the movements. 

Classes will meet virtually through Zoom on Mondays and Fridays from 11:30am-12:30pm. All are welcome. Please contact wt_mail@clamsnet.org to sign up. Free and open to the public.

Kanta Lipsky is a massage therapist and yoga teacher. She is also a painter, dancer, singer, and playwright who has been exploring alternative forms of healing and well being for many years.

Online Adult Community Dance Class with The Yard
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Online Adult Community Dance Class with The Yard

Online dance class is returning this fall! Starting Monday, September 21, The Yard and the West Tisbury Library present Adult Community Dance Class through Zoom. This class welcomes adults, seniors, and everyone in between. The Yard’s Director of Island Programs and Education, Jesse Keller Jason, makes every(body) feel comfortable in this dance class. The class begins with a guided warm-up that will align the body and introduce dance technique along with building strength, stability, and flexibility. After bodies are warm and energized, participants transition to upbeat movement sequences that keep us socially connected and moving as one. Class will end with a combination that leaves space for the dancers’ own creativity. This class can be done in the comfort of your own home on any surface, seated or standing. Free and open to the public!

Classes will meet virtually on Zoom throughout the fall on Mondays from 2-3pm and Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30am. Attend one, some, or all sessions. All are welcome! Please contact the library to receive the Zoom invitation to join: wt_mail@clamsnet.org. 

Virtual watercolor class for kids ages 7+
Oct 5 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

New day, new time, same great class! Join Heather for her fabulous virtual watercolor class!

Online Book Group: A Dollop of Trollope!
Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Zoom with the VH and WT Libraries.

  • Which book? Doctor Thorne
  • Why that one? A great intro to Trollope and a great TV version too!
  • Who’s leading? Myra Stark & Dee Leopold
  • Why them? Myra knows Trollope and Dee knows Zoom
  • When? Choose a group: Sunday or Monday at 5:00 pm in October
  • Can I get the book? Yes. Hard copies and eBooks
  • Do I need to be a Trollope scholar? Please. It’s a pandemic. Let’s not make up things to worry about

Interested? Email Dee at dleopold@clamsnet.org

Oct
6
Tue
2020
Online Pilates with Judy Kranz
Oct 6 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Online Pilates Class with Judy Kranz

Tuesdays starting April 7, 2020 @ 8:30 – 9:30 am VIA ZOOM

Saturdays starting April 11, 2020 @ 9:30 – 10:30 am VIA ZOOM

email rrooney@clamsnet.org to sign up

Limited space to 8 per day. Please sign-up for one day to start.

This is free and open to the public

 

 

Virtual book group- Read aloud
Oct 6 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Join us for this virtual book group. Heather will read aloud “The Chronicles of Narnia” to kids of all ages.

 

Virtual Watercolor Class for teens and adults continuing this fall!
Oct 6 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Join us into the fall as we continue with our virtual watercolor class for teens and adults. Each week has a different theme to paint, instruction will be over Zoom.

Learn and Practice English: Online ESL Class – Aprenda e pratique inglês! Aula ESL Online de Nível Misto
Oct 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Learn and Practice English!
Online Mixed Level ESL Class

On October Tuesdays at 5pm, the West Tisbury Library will host a weekly online conversational ESL class with instructor Jonah Kaplan-Woolner. Jonah has been teaching English to speakers of other languages for over 10 years in Massachusetts and New York City. He specializes in guiding students to improve their English in concrete, real-world situations. This class is open to all levels of students: beginner, intermediate or advanced. The class will be organized around discussions that will allow students to improve vocabulary and fluency. There will also be brief grammar lessons, short writing activities, lots of games, and interactive homework assignments. This class is free and open to the public.

Meetings: via Google Meet, Tuesdays at 5pm: October 6, 13, 20, and 27.

To sign up, please contact the West Tisbury Library at wt_mail@clamsnet.org. Please bring a notebook and pen or pencil to each class.

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Aprenda e pratique inglês!
Aula ESL Online de Nível Misto

Nas terças-feiras de outubro às 17h, a Biblioteca West Tisbury oferecerá uma aula semanal de conversação online de ESL com o instrutor Jonah Kaplan-Woolner. Jonah ensina inglês para falantes de outras línguas há mais de 10 anos em Massachusetts e na cidade de Nova York. Ele é especialista em orientar os alunos a melhorar seu inglês em situações concretas do mundo real. Esta aula está aberta a todos os níveis de alunos: iniciante, intermediário ou avançado. A aula será organizada em torno de discussões que permitirão aos alunos melhorar o vocabulário e a fluência. Haverá também breves aulas de gramática, atividades de redação curta, muitos jogos e dever de casa interativo. Esta aula é gratuita e aberta ao público.

Reuniões: via Google Meet, terças-feiras às 17h: 6, 13, 20 e 27 de outubro.

Para se inscrever, entre em contato com a Biblioteca West Tisbury: wt_mail@clamsnet.org. Traga um caderno e uma caneta ou lápis para cada aula.

NEW SESSION-Virtual beginner drawing class for adults and teens
Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for a NEW session of Beginner Drawing with Jen Burkin! This virtual class is for teens and adults looking to learn to draw with charcoal and ink.

Oct
7
Wed
2020
Online Adult Community Dance Class with The Yard
Oct 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Online Adult Community Dance Class with The Yard

Online dance class is returning this fall! Starting Monday, September 21, The Yard and the West Tisbury Library present Adult Community Dance Class through Zoom. This class welcomes adults, seniors, and everyone in between. The Yard’s Director of Island Programs and Education, Jesse Keller Jason, makes every(body) feel comfortable in this dance class. The class begins with a guided warm-up that will align the body and introduce dance technique along with building strength, stability, and flexibility. After bodies are warm and energized, participants transition to upbeat movement sequences that keep us socially connected and moving as one. Class will end with a combination that leaves space for the dancers’ own creativity. This class can be done in the comfort of your own home on any surface, seated or standing. Free and open to the public!

Classes will meet virtually on Zoom throughout the fall on Mondays from 2-3pm and Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30am. Attend one, some, or all sessions. All are welcome! Please contact the library to receive the Zoom invitation to join: wt_mail@clamsnet.org.