English Language Classes at the Milne

Classes start Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at the Milne Public Library.

ESOL A “Introductory Class”:  meets Tu., We., Th.,  8:30 – 10:30 a.m.; Teachers are Arlene Curtiss Tu and Th, and Marina Brodskaya on We.

ESOL B “Intermediate/Advanced Class”:  meets Tu. and We., 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.

For more information, please contact:
Thelma Margulies, Coordinator

Northern Berkshire Adult Basic Education Program 

MCLA-Learning Services (413) 662-5310

Recommended books that were read by your peers this summer…

Beneath the Surface –Teen Summer Reading wraps up!

This year we had 41 teens signed up, reporting a total of 116 books, and probably more were actually read. About 25 prizes were distributed and we had two highly successful workshops, attended by 22 kids in total.

Here’s a short list of some highly recommended books that were read by your peers this summer:


Chomp –Hiassen

We the Children – Clements

A Single Shard – Park

Into the Wild – Hunter

Wild Man Island – Hobbs

Gunslinger Girl 1, 2,  and 3 – Yu Aida

Release of the Red Phoenix – Yoyo

Fly By Night – Hardinge

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry – Taylor

Wizards at War – Duane

Uglies – Westerfeld

The Witches – Dahl

Here’s To You Rachel Robinson – Blume

Call of the Winged Panther – Yoyo

Tunnels – Gordon/Williams

Boy 2 Girl – Blacker

Fablehaven – Mull

Caught – Haddix

Mockingjay – Collins

Copper – Kibuishi

Kira-Kira – Kadohata

Trace – Cornwell

Out of the Dust – Hesse

Breadcrumbs – Ursu

Small Steps – Sachar

Teen Resource: College Database

For the last five years, the University of Texas college directory webpage has been an excellent resource for a complete listing of accredited colleges and universities. Even Massachusetts high school students and their families use the webpage to find and research institutions in which they may be interested.

The college database is an updated, non-commercial directory of all large universities, small colleges, community colleges and trade schools nationwide. In addition to using the most complete and current data available, they’ve also incorporated Google maps and highlighted key data points for each college, including tuition rate, enrollment, and institution type – vital decision-making factors for potential students.

The College Database (Homepage): http://www.onlinecollegesdatabase.org

The College Database (Massachusetts): http://www.onlinecollegesdatabase.org/online-colleges-in-massachusetts/

college homepage

Reading is Great youth program!

adult and child reading

This program has been temporarily suspended while Williams College students are on summer break. The program will resume in September when they return for classes.

“Reading is Great” is a buddy system reading program in partnership with Williams College.   Your child can have a Williams College student be their “reading buddy” for a time, to encourage their reading skills.

“Reading is Great” is offered on Saturday mornings from 10:30-noon, in the Children’s Room at the Milne Public Library.

This program will be suspended during the Williams College Spring Break: March 15-31.