Knitting in the afternoon at the library

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The Milne Public Library will host a knitting group every Tuesday from 2:00-4:00 beginning January 12th 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. You can start at any time.

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.

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

New E-media Platforms


Check out these new e-book, e-audiobook, and e-video websites that are available to you as a Williamstown Library patron. Just have your library card handy to create accounts. All of these platforms are through the Massachusetts Library System. Enjoy!

First, start at Mass Library System’s website for general information on these three platforms:  Commonwealth eBook Collections.

There you will find links to BiblioBoard (historical documents, images, and video), Axis 360 (from publisher Baker & Taylor), and EBL (academic research, personal interests, from cooking to gardening).

2016 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest


2016 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest:

High school students are invited to write an essay on a courageous political act by an elected official in the U.S.who served during or after 1956. Winners will receive monetary prizes for college scholarships; first place winner is awarded $10,000 in scholarship money.  Deadline is January 6, 2016.

For complete guidelines see the poster in the YA room, or visit the Profile in Courage Essay Contest at

Free Online Music & Art Instruction



Milne Library patrons now have access to online tutorials in music and art. All you need is your Milne Library card to create a free account through ArtistWorks.

Just click HERE to open the RB Digital Gateway page for ArtistWorks. Then look in the upper right corner for the link to “Create New Account.”