June 28th – August 15th
Keep a reading log, and be eligible for prizes every week, and raffle drawings of big prizes at the end of the summer. Sign up now!
All events listed below are free, will take place at the library, and are open to all ages.
Saturday June 28th, 10:30 a.m. – Pinto Bella Hoops: hula hooping workshop
Monday, July 7th – 1:30 p.m. – Ask-A-Scientist: Williams Professor Amy Gehring of the Chemistry Department will talk about what scientists do and show us some of her chemistry research about bacteria.
Saturday, July 12th – 1 p.m. – Mad Science of New England presents Fire and Ice: a fun interactive science program.
Wednesday, July 30th – 6:30 p.m. – a magic show presented by Ed the Wizard: this program is supported in part by a grant from the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Thursday, August 7th – 1:30 p.m. – Ask-A-Scientist: Williams Professor Daniel Aalberts of the Physics Department will talk about what scientists do and show us some hands-on experiments.
“Spark A Reaction”
Teen Summer Reading Program
Keep a reading log, and be eligible for a prize drawing each week.
Free hands-on workshops – participate, and spark your creativity!
Make Your Own Comic Book – July 7 – 11, 10 – 11:30 am each day, facilitated by Emily Brannan, for 6th -12th graders. Create a captivating story and illustrate the action – learn how to panel a page and create a story planner to advance the plot and bring characters to life.
Create A Masterpiece with Progressive Palette – a painting party for teens, whether or not you’ve ever painted before– go home with a beautiful work of art! Paint with acrylics on canvas. Thursday, July 24, 1 – 3 pm. 6th – 12th graders.
WilliNet Encore - YouTube for You! Find out how you can utilize the full functionality of YouTube – you will shoot a video, edit and upload it, learn the do’s and don’ts of music copyright and fair use. Held at the WilliNet Studio on Spring Street.July 29, 30, 31, from 10 am – 12:30 pm. 7th – 12th graders.
Sign up for summer reading and for any of the workshops at the library, starting June 16th.
Before and after photos of our new Kids’ Room furniture. New chairs, table and shelving, courtesy of The Friends of the Milne Public Library and the Alice Shaver Foundation.
WELCOME TO THE TEEN ZONE!
The Williamstown Public Library Teen Zone is your home for great programs, events, books, and other materials for young adults. Come in and see what we’ve got to offer!
Spark the Arts: a new magazine for Massachusetts Teens
WELCOME TO THE CHILDREN’S ROOM!
Come to Story Time!
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. - Pre-school Story Time
Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. - Pre-school Story Time and Craft
Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. - Toddler Story Time
Check out our helpful links to the right!
“I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.”
— Jorge Luis Borges
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/
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.