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

Summer Activities for Kids!

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.

Summer Activities for Teens!

Make Your Own Comic Book – July 7th through 11th,  from 10 to 11:30 am each day, facilitated by Emily Brannan. 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. For 6th through 12th graders.

Create A Masterpiece with Progressive Palette – Thursday, July 24th, from 1 to 3 pm.  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. For 6th through 12th graders.

WilliNet Encore YouTube for You!  – July 29th, 30th, and 31st, from 10 am to 12:30 pm Find out how you can utilize the full functionality of YouTube. You will shoot a video, edit and upload it, and learn the do’s and don’ts of music copyright and fair use. Held at the WilliNet Studio on Spring Street. For 7th through 12th graders.

June Artist at the Library

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Ghetta Hirsch will show her oil paintings at the Milne Library in Williamstown for the month of July.  She will also host a reception on Saturday June 14thfrom 2:00-4:00 p.m.

After growing up in Africa and France, Ghetta Hirsch lived in England before moving to Washington DC and pursuing a career as an educator.  She recently settled in the Berkshires in 2008, shifting from a life focused on being a school principal to make room to pursue her long-neglected love of painting.

In her paintings, Ghetta aims to translate to canvas the simple pleasures she observes– a fruit, a field of grass, or billowing clouds- in dynamic compositions and palpable textures.   She sees a transition in her recent work from realism to a more interpretive expression of her subjects.  Her use of the palette knife to convey light and texture has been influenced by the work of Ed Carson and Lucy MacGillis, with whom she has studied in workshops over the last few years.

Ghetta currently exhibits at the Southern Vermont Arts Center and at the White Birch Wellness Center in North Adams.  Prior to this, she has exhibited in North Adams Gallery 107, North Adams Regional Hospital, the Eclipse Mill Gallery, and in a selected interior design showcases in York Harbor Maine and the Boston area.

French Club Info

French Club is a casual weekly group that gets together to practice their French and learn about French culture.  All skill levels are welcome to attend.

For now, French Club is meeting every Wednesday evening, from 7-7:45 pm, in a classroom at the back of the library.

Please check the website, both in the home page slide show and here, for weekly updates on any meeting time changes or special events.

You can also call the library and speak with Juliana Haubrich if you have any questions: 413-458-5369.

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