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The purpose of the West Stockbridge Public Library is to enable all to be effective users of information and to appreciate and enjoy literature and other creative expressions of information. Our collection includes books for all types of readers, 14 magazine subscriptions, the daily Berkshire Eagle and weekly Record ,the Richmond Record and Local Yokel , DVD's, and audiobook CD's, as well as museum day passes to local attractions. We offer 4 public computers, a Kindle preloaded with best sellers,and wifi access for laptops. 

LIBRARY NEWS

 OUR NEW LOGO!

We thank Joel Hotchkiss for our distinctive new library logo.  The design highlights our famous "Beardless Draped Lincoln" by sculptor Leonard W. Volk as well as the many mobiles that create our library's unique style. 

Joel has been designing and creating contemporary kinetic art and hanging mobiles since 1976. His art mobiles have been sold in museum stores including the Guggenheim Museum, the SFMOMA and Chicago Art Institute. Check out his "sculpture in air”online or - better yet - stop in his shop downtown, beside the Post Office.

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Our National Library Week 2015 Open House was again a big success with visitors stopping in for a slice of his signature delicious chocolate book cake from Chef William Merelle at Rouge.  Thanks also to Ginna Dudney for assembling our West Stockbridge “Main Street” goodies raffle basket.
 
 


SUMMER UPDATES

  • Steepletop Tour Passes new this season
  •  Our summer reading program is all about heroes and stories. We’re featuring a series of professional storytellers, welcoming back our favorite Sciencetellers, and including some canine pals.  Stay tuned for more info.

  • We’re looking for students entering grades 7-10 to help in the library this summer.  Jobs include assisting library patrons,  shelving books and helping with the summer reading program and LEGO Club.  Get an application at the library.  
  • Computer classes, including Windows 8 and introductory classes, available. Call or stop at the library to sign up.  

Seen it?   John Stanmeyer of Stanmeyer Gallery and Shaker Dam Coffee House, has written an article "Where I Live" published in National Geographic.  Click on the above link to read the article. 

  

Recent Announcements

  • Art at the Library May & June 2015 LOCAL RESIDENTS, JERRI BUEHLER, SANDRA FLANNERY, GLORIA FRIEDMAN, AND ANDI GOODMAN WILL DISPLAY PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN ON THEIR 2013 SAFARI TO SOUTHERN AFRICA.  THE EXHIBIT HIGHLIGHTS THE VARIED  WILDLIFE, VISTAS, AND ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2015, 1:58 PM by Roland Dudney
  • Sharon Vidal - February Artist Sharon's February exhibit features vistas of West Stockbridge.  Visit our Local Artists Exhibits page to see samples of what available. 
    Posted Jan 24, 2015, 12:09 PM by Roland Dudney
  • Sharon Vidal - January/February 2015 Artist "Painterly Photos" Sharon lives in West Stockbridge with her rescued black lab Lucca. She Has a BFA in Art Education, and was an Advertising Executive for 40 years. She specializes in hand ...
    Posted Jan 7, 2015, 12:24 PM by Roland Dudney
  • Liza Gyllenhaal on her new novel Bleeding Heart This “compelling, adroitly crafted novel of suspense”* is set in a small Berkshire community and includes a subplot involving a local Historical Society’s efforts to restore an historic building ...
    Posted Nov 8, 2014, 1:48 PM by Roland Dudney
  • Legendary Locals of the Southern Berkshires Mark your calendar's, Friday October 24th at 7:00 PM, Gary Levielle will share some stories.
    Posted Oct 21, 2014, 3:52 PM by Roland Dudney
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