Demystifying Investing – a financial program

The David and Joyce Milne Public Library will host a presentation by Financial Advisor, Walter Lother titled “Demystifying Investing” What Matters Most to Your Family or Yourself on Wednesday, May 13th at 5:30 pm.

Whether you are saving for college, thinking about retirement or both, once you have a picture of your investing goals things will be easier to navigate. A strategy will help you get there.

You’re invited to a talk about understanding investing, whether you are new to it or need a refresher. The tools and strategies needed to assist you and your family will be explored so that you are more comfortable with the investing process.

This presentation is free and feel free to bring family and friends.

For more information, contact Library Director Pat McLeod at 458-5369

Local Author Charles O’Brien at Library


Local Author Charles O’Brien to speak at the Milne Public Library in Williamstown

May 9th at 1:00

The David and Joyce Milne Public Library will host Charles O’Brien resident and local author to speak on Saturday May 9th at 1:00 pm.

Charles is known for his nine historical fiction novels the Anne Cartier mysteries that he started in 2004 and finished the captivating nine novels all set in England and France in the late eighteenth century.

His newest series is from American history of the gilded age his first novel being Death of a Robber Baron and the second Death in Saratoga Springs, with a new book coming in June all with private investigator Pamela Thompson.

Mr. O’Brien will talk about the 18th century, the gilded age and the 2 main characters in both of these series. He will address the prominent role of women in his research and novels.

Discounted books will be available for signing.

“O’Brien shifts from pre-Revolutionary France (False Patriots and eight other Anne Cartier mysteries) to Gilded Age America with this capable first in a new series…O’Brien captures the colorful details and varied characters of an opulent era deftly.”   Publishers Weekly

We Need You! Library Survey!

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The Trustees of the David & Joyce Milne Public Library are conducting research to help inform our 2015 Milne Library Master Plan. This plan will help us set priorities for services and programs in the next 5 years. So that we may better serve you, we would like to learn more about your needs and interests. Whether you visit the Library once a week, once a month, hardly ever, or even never, we want to know YOUR thoughts. What should your public library offer to its community?

This survey should take about 10 minutes to complete, and your responses are anonymous.

If you have any questions about the survey, please do not hesitate to email Pat McLeod, Library Director, at, or call the library at (413) 458-5369.

Thank you for your participation.

New Online Magazine Service!


Recorded Books is pleased to announce Zinio for Libraries, a new online periodical catalog with magazines free for library patrons to browse.

To Access: use the following web link to get to the Zinio homepage and set up your new free Zinio account:

NOTE: there are SPECIFIC steps to set up a free account and to access magazines from a mobile device.

First, you MUST create your Zinio account via their website. After creating your account online, select any magazines you’d like to read. Once you’ve done this, you can then activate your mobile device to view the magazines you’ve selected online.

To activate your mobile device for viewing magazines, go to the app store, search for the Zinio app, and download it. Now this is where is gets a little tricky. When you log into the app (with the name and password you created at their website), it will ask you to select your country (pick United States), and then your state – BUT you HAVE TO select Maryland as your home state, not Massachusetts. And instead of your library name, you MUST type in/or select “Popular 50 eMagazine Collection.” Once you’ve done this, you will see the magazines you selected via their website, ready for viewing.  You will only have to do this once.

If you have any questions, comments, please contact us at the library.