The Kids Chess Club will be on break until September.  Keep up your playing skills with friends and family during the summer, and we will resume in the fall!

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