Calendar

May
10
Mon
2021
Online! Balance: Chi Kung, Yoga & Breath
May 10 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Online! Balance: Chi Kung, Yoga & Breath

On Mondays and Fridays 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. 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, and singer who has been exploring alternative forms of healing and well being for many years.

Virtual Children’s Musical Theatre Jazz Class
May 10 @ 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm

A dance class great for all levels that focuses on the style, storytelling, and emotion brought forth through dance for musical theatre. Expect fun and upbeat songs that really get you moving! Available to all body abilities, ages 7-12. 

Email mlawson@clamsnet.org for the ZOOM log in to join.

Online Writers Read
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Online Writers Read
Led by Niki Patton

On Monday, May 10 at 7pm, the West Tisbury Library will host its monthly “Writers Read” evening online through Zoom. This event, led by Niki Patton, features community members reading short original prose pieces. Both fiction and nonfiction readings are welcome. Each reader is allotted eight minutes to read. Critique to follow reading is optional. Free and open to the public. Sign up to be a reader or listener at this event by emailing Niki at gaia1muse@gmail.com.

May
11
Tue
2021
Online Pilates with Judy Kranz
May 11 @ 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

 

 

Curbside Crafts
May 11 @ 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
May 11 @ 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.

Among Us Zoom Get Together
May 11 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
CLASS FULL! Watercolor class for adults
May 11 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
CLASS FULL! Teen and tween watercolor class
May 11 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
May
12
Wed
2021
Virtual Chair Yoga
May 12 @ 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
May 12 @ 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.

Online Adult Community Dance Class with Jesse Keller Jason
May 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Online Adult Community Dance Class with Jesse Keller Jason

On Wednesdays at 10:30am, the West Tisbury Library presents Adult Community Dance Class through Zoom. This class welcomes adults, seniors, and everyone in between. 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. Attend one, some, or all sessions. All are welcome! Please contact the library to receive the Zoom invitation to join: wt_mail@clamsnet.org. 

May
13
Thu
2021
Online – Reading Great Modern Novels Study Group
May 13 @ 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.

Online Class: Empowering Well-Being
May 13 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Online Class: Empowering Well-Being

The West Tisbury Library invites you to join Shanta Gabriel’s “Empowering Well-Being” class on Zoom. Classes meet on Thursdays from 11:30am-12:30pm. Attend one, some, or all sessions. This class is free and open to the public. Please email wt_mail@clamsnet.org to sign up. Classes meet February through May.

Class description:

We live in a time when great change and transition fill our lives. 

Strengthening the energetic flow through the body can help create an inner environment of well-being so you can thrive in the midst of change. 

In this class you will receive simple yet profound exercises that will help you feel more aligned and nourished in your daily life. Each class is complete, but they will build on themselves for more calm agility during life’s ongoing change.

Shanta Gabriel is an author and teacher, who has been an energy healer for over 40 years using a variety of modalities to strengthen well-being in daily life.

CLASS FULL! Online Free-Write Poetry Class – Series 9
May 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CLASS FULL! Online Free-Write Poetry Class (series 9)

Starting Thursday, April 15 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: 4/15, 4/22, 4/29. 5/6, 5/13, and 5/20. Free and open to the public!