Multi Media art show at the Milne Library


Kristen Tool will be exhibiting many different art formats at the Milne Library in Williamstown for the month of March.

As a kid Kristen spent a lot of time at her parent’s craft shows throughout Vermont and New England making friendship bracelets and sewing a million stuffed cats with embroidered faces. As an adult she has moved on to fiber arts, jewelry, book and paper craft and detailed illustrations. In 2008 she graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco with her BFA in Textile and Fashion Design. She quickly realized teaching was as much a passion as art itself and went back to school for Early Childhood Education. In 2011 Kristen returned home to the beautiful Berkshires where she currently works at Williams College Children’s Center as a School Age and Enrichment Teacher.

For her illustrations Kristen uses a variety of materials including watercolor, pen and ink, brush markers and colored pencil. Nature, specifically relating to trees and birds, has always been an inspiration to her. Along with influence drawn from the Earth there are elements of social justice and strong positive messages in many of her pieces. Kristen is currently working on an illustrated book featuring original drawings of whimsical ‘kid quotes’ from her many experiences with children.

She will be hosting a reception on March 14th (Sat) at 1:00 p.m. the public is welcome.

Please feel free to check out her artist website, with a link to her Etsy shop,

Knitting in the Afternoon at the Milne Library

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The Milne Public Library will host a knitting group every Tuesday from 2:00-4:00 beginning February 24 and continuing into April.

All levels of experience are welcome. The program is free and open to the public. Just bring your projects and knit. The group may explore different yarns and items to knit including socks, shawls, sweaters, hats, etc.

The group coordinator will be Carole Thompson who enjoys exploring yarns and designing her own patterns using body measurements. Carole is the Curator of the Robert Frost Museum in Shaftsbury.

Sign up is required contact the Library.

The David & Joyce Milne Public Library is located at 1095 Main St. Williamstown, (413) 458-5369

Improv for Teens!



Introduction to Improv for Teens:  Tuesday, Feb. 17, 3-4 pm at the Milne Public Library

This short program will introduce teens to improvisational acting, through a series of games and exercises. Seth Brown, a 10-year veteran of the Royal Berkshire Improv Troupe, will facilitate.

Sign up, in advance, in the children’s room or call 458-5369.

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                                                                                                                                              The library will be closing at NOON on Wednesday, Dec. 24th, and will be closed all day Thursday, Dec. 25th.

The library will also close at NOON on Wednesday, Dec. 31st, and will be closed all day Thursday, Jan. 1st.

Happy Holidays!