Calendar

Jun
22
Tue
2021
Story Walk
Jun 22 @ 12:00 am – 11:45 pm
Story Walk – Daily starting on June 15th.
Come take a walk through the grounds and gardens of the Field Gallery and the West Tisbury Public Library. As you walk, you’ll read Summer Song by Kevin Henkes. While the library grounds are open for the public to enjoy, social distancing and mask wearing is required.
Email mlawson@clamsnet.org with any questions or concerns you may have.
 
Curbside Crafts
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Come pick up a curbside craft kit at the West Tisbury Library! These craft bags will include all of the pieces and parts to a craft you can complete at home. Pick them up on the cart outside, no need to call! Complete the craft and send in pictures to be featured on our page! 

 

 New crafts come out each Tuesday. This is while supplies last, and bags may not be reserved ahead of time.

Children’s “Take Out” Door
Jun 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The West Tisbury Free Public Library will be offering a “take out” door for checking out Children’s Materials on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Come up to the back door on the children’s porch to talk to our Children’s Librarian, Mikaela, and to browse materials through the windows or place requests with our staff. While our building remains closed to the public we have rotating displays in the windows and our staff is happy to assist your family in finding your next favorite book!

 

The hours for the “Take Out” Door are, Tuesday: 1pm-4pm and Wednesday: 10am-1pm . No need to schedule an appointment. Mask wearing and social distancing is mandatory. Library Card or form of ID is required. 

Email mlawson@clamsnet.org with any questions.

CLASS FULL! Watercolor class for adults
Jun 22 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
NEW virtual watercolor class for teens and adults!
Jun 22 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Join our fabulous art teacher Heather virtually and she begins a new watercolor course! Classes are held through Zoom and you must have your own supplies.

CLASS FULL! Teen and tween watercolor class
Jun 22 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
Jun
23
Wed
2021
Story Walk
Jun 23 @ 12:00 am – 11:45 pm
Story Walk – Daily starting on June 15th.
Come take a walk through the grounds and gardens of the Field Gallery and the West Tisbury Public Library. As you walk, you’ll read Summer Song by Kevin Henkes. While the library grounds are open for the public to enjoy, social distancing and mask wearing is required.
Email mlawson@clamsnet.org with any questions or concerns you may have.
 
Virtual Chair Yoga
Jun 23 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Chair Yoga

Virtual Yoga Hosted by the West Tisbury Library

Wednesdays 8 am

Chair yoga is a supported style of yoga that is accessible to all levels and ages. In this class, practitioners will be guided through seated and moving meditations utilizing the support and assistance of a chair. While some chair yoga classes are aimed at elderly practitioners or individuals recovering from injury, it can be a fun and relaxing way to practice for all populations. The chair can lend support for getting deeper into postures while maintaining the relaxation response throughout the class. In addition, meditation can be uncomfortable physically when practiced on a floor and in a cross legged or kneeling position. As such, seated meditation in a chair can be a great way to maintain comfort which will allow for more focus and a deeper meditation. All you need for this class is an armless chair and place to put it. We hope you can join us for this weekly virtual session offered by Jason Mazar-Kelly (yogijay) through the West Tisbury Library. Please email the library at least a day before class to sign up and get assistance with the online Zoom platform.

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.

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For more information about this event, please email wt_mail@clamsnet.org.

Children’s Take Out Door
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The West Tisbury Free Public Library will be offering a “take out” door for checking out Children’s Materials on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Come up to the back door on the children’s porch to talk to our Children’s Librarian, Mikaela, and to browse materials through the windows or place requests with our staff. While our building remains closed to the public we have rotating displays in the windows and our staff is happy to assist your family in finding your next favorite book!

 

The hours for the “Take Out” Door are, Tuesday: 1pm-4pm and Wednesday: 10am-1pm . No need to schedule an appointment. Mask wearing and social distancing is mandatory. Library Card or form of ID is required. 

Email mlawson@clamsnet.org with any questions.

Jun
24
Thu
2021
Story Walk
Jun 24 @ 12:00 am – 11:45 pm
Story Walk – Daily starting on June 15th.
Come take a walk through the grounds and gardens of the Field Gallery and the West Tisbury Public Library. As you walk, you’ll read Summer Song by Kevin Henkes. While the library grounds are open for the public to enjoy, social distancing and mask wearing is required.
Email mlawson@clamsnet.org with any questions or concerns you may have.
 
Online – Reading Great Modern Novels Study Group
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Online: Reading Great Modern Novels Group – Year 3

Please join us for Year Three of the Reading Great Modern Novels Group! This is an informal discussion group of committed readers who want to better understand each book’s history, context, assumptions, and resonance. Free and open to the public. Meets on Zoom.

This group will meet for 90 minutes every two or three Thursdays from January 7 to June 24, 10-11:30am. Group members can expect to read one novel (or its equivalent) every two or three weeks, and members of the group will share responsibility for introducing books and leading discussions. Books can be requested from any of the Island libraries.

Philip Weinstein, a well-known and highly respected literature teacher on our Island and Professor Emeritus at Swarthmore College, is the co-organizer of this discussion group. Phil will not lecture or formally teach the group, but he will be an active member.

Space is limited. If you are interested in becoming a member in this group, please contact co-organizer Jeff Nason. You can reach Jeff at 617-285-3160 or jnasonmd@gmail.com.

Reading list:
Jan. 7, Ann Patchett, Bel Canto.
Jan. 21, W.G. Sebald, Austerlitz.
Feb. 11, Jonathan Franzen, The Corrections.
March 4, Elizabeth Strout, Olive Kitteridge and Olive, Again.
March 18, Jennifer Egan, A Visit From the Goon Squad.
April 8, Kate Atkinson, Life After Life.
April 29, Rachel Cusk, Outline/Transit/Kudos trilogy.
May 13, Nicole Krause, Forest Dark.
May 27, Jesmyn Ward, Sing Unburied Sing.
June 10, Colum McCann, Apeirogon.
June 24, Elena Ferrante, The Lying Life of Adults.

MV Modern Quilt Guild Online
Jun 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the MV Modern Quilter’s Guild Online! Email Katherine at longkat@comcast.net for more information and the Zoom login. Meets alternating Wednesdays and Thursdays at 6:30pm. This group is always open to new members! Free and open to the public.

Jun
25
Fri
2021
Story Walk
Jun 25 @ 12:00 am – 11:45 pm
Story Walk – Daily starting on June 15th.
Come take a walk through the grounds and gardens of the Field Gallery and the West Tisbury Public Library. As you walk, you’ll read Summer Song by Kevin Henkes. While the library grounds are open for the public to enjoy, social distancing and mask wearing is required.
Email mlawson@clamsnet.org with any questions or concerns you may have.
 
Virtual Yoga: All-Levels Kripalu Flow Class
Jun 25 @ 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.

Jun
26
Sat
2021
Story Walk
Jun 26 @ 12:00 am – 11:45 pm
Story Walk – Daily starting on June 15th.
Come take a walk through the grounds and gardens of the Field Gallery and the West Tisbury Public Library. As you walk, you’ll read Summer Song by Kevin Henkes. While the library grounds are open for the public to enjoy, social distancing and mask wearing is required.
Email mlawson@clamsnet.org with any questions or concerns you may have.