Milne Public Library Williamstown

Milne Public Library Williamstown This is the official page for the David & Joyce Milne Public Library in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
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This is the official page for the David & Joyce Milne Public Library in Williamstown, Massachusetts. This page is dedicated to keeping our local patrons informed on upcoming events at the library, as well as exciting new library acquisitions. We will also post important announcements about the library and its staff. Patrons are welcome to post recommendations for us here as well.

Mission: To serve our local population's cultural and literary needs to the best of our abilities.

Blind date with a book is in full swing!  Hope you'll come by the library and select a book based on just a few tantaliz...
02/11/2020

Blind date with a book is in full swing! Hope you'll come by the library and select a book based on just a few tantalizing clues. Read and rate it, and submit your "feelings" for a chance to win a (possibly date-related) prize! More prizes have just been acquired and more books have been added. Check one out - you might find true love!

The library will be closing at 2p today due to the unsafe weather conditions. We want our patrons to stay safe when cond...
02/07/2020

The library will be closing at 2p today due to the unsafe weather conditions. We want our patrons to stay safe when conditions will be very slippery. Remember: you can always access materials online from home. Start at our website (milnelibrary.org) and look in the lower left corner for digital materials.

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01/28/2020
More Americans went to the library last year than to the movies, a new Gallup poll finds

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Last year, Americans visited the library more than they went to the movies, live sporting events, museums, concerts, amusement parks and casinos, among other activities, according to a Gallup poll.

The Milne Public Library will be closed on Monday January 20th in honor of Martin Luther King Jr Day.
01/13/2020

The Milne Public Library will be closed on Monday January 20th in honor of Martin Luther King Jr Day.

A Mighty Girl
01/08/2020

A Mighty Girl

This 'Tough Topics' poster from the Shreve Memorial Library in Shreveport, Louisiana is a powerful reminder of the valuable role that libraries play in our communities and the importance of the freedom to read!

For two excellent book series for tweens and teens that tackle a variety of challenging life topics, we highly recommend the Smart Girl's Guides for tween girls (http://amgrl.co/2xpFKOg) and the Instant Help Solutions Guides for teen girls and boys (https://amgrl.co/2mcTz1A)

For two inspiring books about girls fighting against censorship in schools - both for ages 9 to 12 - we highly recommend "Ban This Book" (https://www.amightygirl.com/ban-this-book) and "Property of the Rebel Librarian" (https://www.amightygirl.com/property-of-the-rebel-librarian)

And, for stories that celebrate the value that books bring to our lives -- and the libraries and librarians that help make them available to so many people -- visit our blog post, "35 Mighty Girl Stories about Books, Libraries, and Literacy," at https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=11656

The library will be closed today (12/30), due to the ice storm. We will reopen, from 10a to 12 noon, tomorrow (12/31), t...
12/30/2019

The library will be closed today (12/30), due to the ice storm. We will reopen, from 10a to 12 noon, tomorrow (12/31), then close for the rest of Tuesday and all of Wednesday (1/1), for New Year’s Day. We will be open for normal hours Thursday.

Sorry for any inconvenience. Stay safe!

Season’s Greetings & Happy Holidays from all of us at the Williamstown Milne Public Library! We celebrate the season of ...
12/23/2019

Season’s Greetings & Happy Holidays from all of us at the Williamstown Milne Public Library! We celebrate the season of lights with newly added lighting to our renovated space. We added stylish track lights to the front room and an eye-catching chandelier in our foyer to welcome you as you walk in.

Remember: we’re closed 12/24 & 12/25, but reopen for normal hours on 12/26. The same for New Year’s: closed 12/31 & 1/1, but open 1/2.

We hope to see you soon!

12/17/2019

Because of the snow, the library will be closing at 4 p.m. today.

12/16/2019
Join us tomorrow for our recipe potluck at noon!  Bring a dish with ANY type of ginger - pickled, ground, fresh...savory...
12/12/2019

Join us tomorrow for our recipe potluck at noon! Bring a dish with ANY type of ginger - pickled, ground, fresh...savory or sweet, and try out what others bring. Hope you can make it!

12/02/2019

The library will be closed today due to the snow. Please stay safe and we’ll see you tomorrow.

Looking for a book to fall into over the holiday?!  The NYT has put together a list of books about families and dinner g...
11/26/2019
Dreading Thanksgiving? Pack One of These Books for Moral Support

Looking for a book to fall into over the holiday?! The NYT has put together a list of books about families and dinner guests who are less than perfect. Or head to its general Books page for all kinds of other suggestions.

Sometimes we read for escape. Sometimes we read to be reminded of the obvious: Things could be worse.

The library will be closing on Wednesday, 11/27, at 12 noon, for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will reopen on Saturday, 1...
11/22/2019

The library will be closing on Wednesday, 11/27, at 12 noon, for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will reopen on Saturday, 11/30, at 10 am, for normal hours.

In September, the 19th Annual Massachusetts Book Awards were announced at the State House.  Many of the winning authors ...
11/05/2019
Mass Book Awards — Massachusetts Center for the Book

In September, the 19th Annual Massachusetts Book Awards were announced at the State House. Many of the winning authors and Honors authors were in attendance. Check out the link below for a list of titles - we have almost all of the winning and Honors titles!

11/01/2019

A reminder that the Milne Public Library will be closed on Saturday November 2nd for flooring installation. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Milne Public Library Williamstown's cover photo
11/01/2019

Milne Public Library Williamstown's cover photo

Next Wednesday, November 6 at 5:30!Why is New Hampshire's Mt. Washington called the “Home of the World’s Worst Weather?"...
10/31/2019

Next Wednesday, November 6 at 5:30!

Why is New Hampshire's Mt. Washington called the “Home of the World’s Worst Weather?"

Join Mount Washington Observatory's Will Broussard for an investigation into the unique life and work of weather observers stationed at the observatory year-round. He will explain how the mountain's weather works and what it can tell us about New England’s own weather patterns. This program will include interactive demonstrations, weather instruments, stunning photography, and video footage from the summit, and is appropriate for adults and children alike!

We're #1!!! We have the ONLY copy in the C/WMARS system of some interesting, unusual titles... see photos below...and if...
10/30/2019

We're #1!!! We have the ONLY copy in the C/WMARS system of some interesting, unusual titles... see photos below...and if Williamstown is your home library, you get first dibs on these new titles (and over 100 other titles) every month!

NOTICE: The library will be closed on Saturday November 2nd for flooring installation. Sorry for the inconvenience! Plea...
10/25/2019

NOTICE: The library will be closed on Saturday November 2nd for flooring installation. Sorry for the inconvenience! Please plan accordingly.

Hope to see you on Friday!
10/23/2019

Hope to see you on Friday!

10/21/2019

Just a reminder that we will have a special guest, storyteller Motoko, here for preschool story time tomorrow at 10:30 a.m.!

All kinds of new books have arrived.  Come in and "check them out!!"
10/15/2019

All kinds of new books have arrived. Come in and "check them out!!"

And the Nobel winners have been announced!  Next up, the National Book Award winners will be announced on November 20th....
10/10/2019
The official website of the Nobel Prize - NobelPrize.org

And the Nobel winners have been announced! Next up, the National Book Award winners will be announced on November 20th. Ask us if you'd like copies of the prize winners' or nominees' works.

Nobel Prize in Literature 2018 Olga Tokarczuk The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2018 is awarded to the Polish author Olga Tokarczuk "for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life." Bio-bibliography   Olga Tokarczuk. Ill. Niklas El...

Tomorrow the Nobel Prize for literature, for both 2019 AND 2018 will be announced. For the first time in 70 years, no aw...
10/09/2019
Who Will Win the 2019 (or the 2018!) Nobel Prize in Literature?

Tomorrow the Nobel Prize for literature, for both 2019 AND 2018 will be announced. For the first time in 70 years, no award was given last year due to scandal at the Swedish Academy. Stay tuned tomorrow for the announcement!

The only thing we know for sure is that the Swedish Academy won’t have Philip Roth to kick around anymore.

Do you like to cook or bake, and share what you've made? Would you like to try other people's dishes and find out how th...
09/24/2019

Do you like to cook or bake, and share what you've made? Would you like to try other people's dishes and find out how they made them? If so, on Friday we are having the first Recipe Potluck meeting at 12 noon! This month's theme is apples, so please bring a dish to share that involves apples. We'll provide plates and cutlery. Hope to see you there!

What are your favorites?
09/13/2019

What are your favorites?

Please join us on September 25th for a talk by a Southern Vermont Medical Center OB/GYN about women and intimacy later i...
09/10/2019

Please join us on September 25th for a talk by a Southern Vermont Medical Center OB/GYN about women and intimacy later in life. Free and open to the public!

How do you compare? How many items do you have checked out right now? (And for the real power users among us - how many ...
09/10/2019

How do you compare? How many items do you have checked out right now? (And for the real power users among us - how many holds?)

Americans check out an average of 7 items per year from the library. Is that close to your yearly average, or are you more of a library power user? How many items do you have checked out right now? #LibraryCardSignUp

Do you feel like you have no time to sit down and read, or do you spend a lot of time in the car or on the go?  Then aud...
09/03/2019
Audiobooks 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Audiobooks | Bookish

Do you feel like you have no time to sit down and read, or do you spend a lot of time in the car or on the go? Then audiobooks might be for you. Bookish.com talks about the advantages of audiobooks, and where you can find recorded titles for free. At the library, we can help you select and find the right title, to listen to on your device or on CD. There are thousands to choose from!

Listen up, readers: We know the world of audiobooks can be intimidating. That’s why we’re here with an easy guide to getting started.

See what's new this week at the David & Joyce Milne Public Library at:*** http://wowbrary.org/nu.aspx?fb&p=731-449 ***Th...
08/21/2019

See what's new this week at the David & Joyce Milne Public Library at:

*** http://wowbrary.org/nu.aspx?fb&p=731-449 ***

There are seven new bestsellers, 29 new movies, four new audiobooks, four new music CDs, 25 new children's books, and 42 other new books.

The new bestsellers this week include "How to Be an Antiracist," "A Better Man: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel," and "Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver." The new movies this week include "The Sun Is Also a Star," "Descendants 2," and "UglyDolls."

Thanks to everyone who helped make A Universe of Stories - our kids' Summer Reading program this year - such a success! ...
08/16/2019

Thanks to everyone who helped make A Universe of Stories - our kids' Summer Reading program this year - such a success! Our Children's staff is taking a little break to recover from the busy summer, so there will be no storytimes for the rest of August. (You can still come and hang out and play at the library, of course!) We'll see you again for stories and crafts and songs in September!

Below is just a small selection of our brand new titles! Come in and check 'em out near the Circulation Desk, or browse ...
08/14/2019

Below is just a small selection of our brand new titles! Come in and check 'em out near the Circulation Desk, or browse them on Evergreen or Wowbrary (see previous post for the Wowbrary link). Lots of new material for finishing up those Book Bingo sheets....

See what's new this week at the David & Joyce Milne Public Library at:*** http://wowbrary.org/nu.aspx?fb&p=731-448 ***Th...
08/14/2019

See what's new this week at the David & Joyce Milne Public Library at:

*** http://wowbrary.org/nu.aspx?fb&p=731-448 ***

There are 21 new bestsellers, ten new movies, 17 new children's books, and 83 other new books.

The new bestsellers this week include "Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls," "Unfreedom of the Press," and "River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey." The new movies this week include "Tolkien," "Jamestown: Seasons 1 & 2," and "Ray Donovan: The Sixth Season."

Calling all bookworms: Turn in your completed adult book bingo card by the end of August for a chance to win fun prizes ...
08/09/2019

Calling all bookworms:
Turn in your completed adult book bingo card by the end of August for a chance to win fun prizes from Chapter Two Books, Bath expressions Showroom by Security Supply, Berkshire Palate, and MASS MoCA! Click here to view a book bingo card to see how well you're doing: https://www.milnelibrary.org/post/get-ready-for-summer-book-bingo

“Access to knowledge is the superb, the supreme act of truly great civilizations. Of all the institutions that purport t...
08/07/2019
Toni Morrison, Towering Novelist of the Black Experience, Dies at 88

“Access to knowledge is the superb, the supreme act of truly great civilizations. Of all the institutions that purport to do this, free libraries stand virtually alone in accomplishing this.” - Toni Morrison, 1931-2019

Ms. Morrison, who wrote “Beloved” and “Song of Solomon,” was the first African-American woman to win the Nobel in literature.

See what's new this week at the David & Joyce Milne Public Library at:*** http://wowbrary.org/nu.aspx?fb&p=731-447 ***Th...
08/07/2019

See what's new this week at the David & Joyce Milne Public Library at:

*** http://wowbrary.org/nu.aspx?fb&p=731-447 ***

There are 16 new bestsellers, three new movies, one new audiobook, three new music CDs, 41 new children's books, and 92 other new books.

The new bestsellers this week include "Three Women," "A Dangerous Man," and "Whisper Network: A Novel." The new movies this week are "Amazing Grace," "The Professor," and "High Life."

Rainy day got you down? Don't forget that we have a magic show at 3:30 p.m. today and a talk about planet formation at 5...
07/31/2019

Rainy day got you down? Don't forget that we have a magic show at 3:30 p.m. today and a talk about planet formation at 5:30 p.m.!

See what's new this week at the David & Joyce Milne Public Library at:*** http://wowbrary.org/nu.aspx?fb&p=731-446 ***Th...
07/31/2019

See what's new this week at the David & Joyce Milne Public Library at:

*** http://wowbrary.org/nu.aspx?fb&p=731-446 ***

There are eight new bestsellers, four new movies, one new audiobook, two new music CDs, 18 new children's books, and three other new books.

The new bestsellers this week include "Chances Are: A Novel," "The Inn," and "Never Have I Ever: A Novel." The new movies this week include "Long Shot," "Maria By Callas," and "The La Llorona Curse."

We are offering a kids and teens session of a Progressive Palette party on Friday - kids at 11 a.m. and teens at 1 p.m. ...
07/29/2019

We are offering a kids and teens session of a Progressive Palette party on Friday - kids at 11 a.m. and teens at 1 p.m. The teen section is almost filled, but we still have lots of room in the kid one (ages 8-12). Call us now to register, and don't wait until the last minute!

Oh no! Better read a little faster! :)
07/27/2019

Oh no! Better read a little faster! :)

So stressful!! 🙀 #caturday

The knitting/crocheting group hosted by the library is looking for more members - they meet on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. in the...
07/24/2019

The knitting/crocheting group hosted by the library is looking for more members - they meet on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. in the small meeting room. Open to everyone!

See what's new this week at the David & Joyce Milne Public Library at:*** http://wowbrary.org/nu.aspx?fb&p=731-445 ***Th...
07/24/2019

See what's new this week at the David & Joyce Milne Public Library at:

*** http://wowbrary.org/nu.aspx?fb&p=731-445 ***

There are four new bestsellers, nine new movies, four new music CDs, 15 new children's books, and ten other new books.

The new bestsellers this week include "Lady in the Lake: A Novel," "Labyrinth," and "Smokescreen." The new movies this week include "Breakthrough," "Shazam!," and "The Intruder."

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1095 Main St
Williamstown, MA
01267

Located across from the Williams Inn, which is a local bus stop, on Route 7, in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

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Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:20
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:20
Wednesday 10:00 - 19:50
Thursday 10:00 - 17:20
Friday 10:00 - 17:20
Saturday 10:00 - 15:50

Telephone

(413) 458-5369

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Last day - come in for some great books and media and remember the Friends Book Sale next Friday and Saturday at the elementary school
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Is the library open today (friday)?
Once upon a time the library was in the Botsford house on Main Street. Mrs Meehan was children's librarian. Children's room was in the little parlor before the "new ell" was built.
We ❤️ the Milne! Thank you for a wonderful week of creating!
The hills around us are alive with music! From Tanglewood to Tannery Pond to Taconic Music Festival to Marlboro to Wilco: The Milne Library has CDs and DVDs featuring many of the artists and composers you'll hear this summer. From Joan Baez to James Taylor to Andris Nelsons to Mahler to Schubert to Wilco - we've got your music! Got questions: just ask me (Laura: your Music Librarian)