The library will be closed, Monday, January 20, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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
Looking for a job in Berkshire County?
Click on this link to access Berkshire Works website, which has all kinds of resources for the unemployed seeking a job, including resume workshops and a comprehensive listing of employment opportunities in Berkshire County.
Milne Library card holders now have free access to a number of area newspapers online.
Click on this link: onlinenewspapers
You will be prompted to enter your library card number. Then you will see a list of area papers. Click on any one of them to view online.
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:
TITLE – AUTHOR
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
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.
The College Database (Massachusetts): http://www.
Check out our newest testing resource for High School teens: Varsity Tutors.
They have free practice tests that teens can use to beef up their skills for college entrance exams.
If you have any questions about this resource, feel free to contact our Young Adult Librarian, Helen Olshever, at our library.
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.