Since washing our hands is more important than ever, now is the perfect time to learn how to make soap. Join us Tuesday, June 16 at 1:30 pm for Soap Making 101.

Brooke Isham of Lomah Farmstead in Sangerville will teach us how to make beautiful, cold processed natural soap from ingredients that can be found locally, using simple equipment. She currently sells her soap online and at various Farmer’s Markets. She specializes in soaps that are free of synthetic fragrances & colorants.

Feel free to ask questions & share your own soap making tips!

This program is free & open to the public. To participate, join the Zoom meeting at: (Meeting ID: 883 7067 0600). You can also dial in by phone at: 1-646-876-9923.

For a different take on TFL’s 101 series join our guide, poet and library guy Tom Lyford on a unique magical mystery tour of surprising songs and lyrics he’s mined like rare minerals over the decades. An original presentation, the emphasis this month is on pure listening entertainment, ranging from audio “fireworks” (with printed lyrics) that will touch your heart to those that will tickle your funny bone. Be prepared to groove on unexpected gems from the likes of Peter Sellers, Johnny Cash, and more!

Thursday, September 12 at 1:30 pm!

Join us for the next workshop in our TFL 101 Series on Thursday, August 8 at 1:30 pm!

Herbalist Linda Tisdale shows us how to create our own medicine chest filled with medicinal herbs & homeopathic remedies–and how to use them safely & effectively. This interactive presentation will cover remedies for common ailments, and guidelines for using herbs as medicine.

Be sure to bring your questions for Linda!

Join us for Mindfulness 101 on Thursday, June 13 at 1:30 pm here at the Thompson Free Library.

Alicia Randolph-Lucchesi, an experienced teacher with an extensive background in many holistic approaches, shares the basic principles & practices of mindfulness. She’ll guide us through a simple meditation and discuss various types of meditation so you can discover which one is right for you—whether you have 2 minutes or 20!

We often hear about the positive health benefits of mindfulness, but how can we make it a part of our daily lives? Alicia will show us how. As she puts it, “We have to tune in to our bodies to understand them better…we hear what’s best for us when we know how to listen…we are mind, body, and spirit. Living mindfully honors this and gives us balance.”

Join us on Thursday, May 9 at 1:30 pm for our next TFL 101 event:

Holly Johnsen shows us how to create, embellish, and bind a simple pocket journal using paper items & recycled materials. You’ll be able to chronicle your memories, stories, & feelings–or a special adventure! Please bring your old maps, wallpaper, stationery, ticket stubs, photos–even junk mail–and your creativity! It’s sure to be a fun time!

About the TFL 101 Series: These monthly programs are lively, informative, interactive demonstrations from the practical to the creative. Pick up some basic how-to’s, then learn & explore on your own. Or, just satisfy your curiosity & have fun.