The David & Joyce Milne Public Library presents…

A workshop for family members caring for a senior parent, spouse, grandparent or other older relative who are feeling the stress and anxiety of trying to balance the competing demands of work, family and caregiving responsibilities.

The workshop:
• Provides information about available resources and services
• Helps the caregiver recognize the importance of taking care of his/her own physical and emotional well-being
• Provides strategies to help improve the quality of life of both the caregiver and care recipient

Wed. Sept. 24th 5:00 -6:00 pm

David & Joyce Milne Public Library
1095 Main St.
Williamstown, MA 01267

About the Presenter: Bob Dean, Director of Navigation for Caregivers, has an extensive background working with seniors and family caregivers, and as a family caregiver himself. From 2003 through 2012, Bob served as Executive Director of Elder Services of Berkshire County, Inc., the federally designated Area Agency on Aging, and state designated Aging Services Access Point for Berkshire County. Contact Bob at (413) 464-1519, e-mail:

September’s Artist…Alison Kolesar

Milne Public Library Showcases Watercolors and Drawings


The month of September will showcase the artwork of Alison Kolesar. The artwork will be hung in the main hall and the library hours are Mon-Fri 10-5:30, Wed. 10-8, and Sat. 10-4.


30 year Williamstown resident, Alison Kolesar, has been drawing ever since she can remember. Watercolors are a favorite medium, but in recent years she has also done a lot of collage and expanded her arsenal to include acrylic paint, acrylic inks, alcohol inks and papier-mache.  She increasingly works from her imagination, though without straying too far from the natural world.


“People are sometimes surprised at the variety in my work, but I’m energized by moving from one medium to another.  I love bright colors, texture and pattern as well as the process of discovery – whether it’s allowing happy accidents in watercolor or trying papers next to each other in collage until they sing.”


You can see more of Alison’s work at or in her Etsy store,


The Library has exhibit space and a display case available and encourages artists, photographers, illustrators and crafts people to hang their works for a one-month period.

For more information or to reserve exhibit space please contact Pat McLeod, Library Director at (413) 458-5369



Check out Destination Williamstown!

A new Internet addition to our Berkshire online resources, Destination Williamstown is a site devoted to visitors planning a trip to our little Village Beautiful.

Check it out!  Just click on the image below. It’s a great resource and endorsement for our community.

Destination Williamstown

Goodwill donation site at the Library


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The Milne Library will join Goodwill Industries as a donation site

Every 2nd and 3rd Sunday of the month from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Beginning April 13th the big white truck will begin taking donations from the parking lot of the library.

Through donations, volunteering, recycling initiatives and sales at their retail stores, our area donors make it possible for Goodwill to train people in our community to get jobs.


Donations include the following:



Holiday items

Home goods – linens and household items

Lightly worn clothing



Albums, CD’s DVD’s and videos

Accessories – jewelry, belts, scarves, pocket books and sunglasses


Also will recycle:



Computers – All parts




Goodwill Industries of the Berkshires, serving the Berkshires and Southern Vermont.



For more information please contact Pat McLeod, Library Director at (413) 458-5369