The library has new Xbox, Wii, and Playstation games to circulate. Stop by the adult circulation desk to check them out.
Calling all teen writers (7th – 12th grade)! We are seeking poems or short essays for a writing contest, to be held during Teen Read Week, October 12-18. The theme is: “Turning Dreams Into Reality.” Submission must be an original piece of work, and should be emailed or handed in at the library (children’s room) during the week of Oct.12. There will be a first and second place winner, and prizes will be gift cards for books or media. Announcement of the winners will be at the end of October.
There’s a good book-finding app called Teen Book Finder, developed by YALSA, the youth division of ALA. It can be used either on an i-phone (i-pod, i-pad) or on an android device, and is free.
Here’s a link to more info: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/products/teenbookfinder
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.”
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.
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:
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.