Jenga Tournament Winner!

After a fierce tournament that lasted an hour yesterday, we had a Jenga winner! Brockque Tonini cleaned up in the end in a final nail-biter competition with the library director! The competitors were Jacob, Paula, Robin, AJ, and the Champion, Brockque. Paula was taunted and jeered but put on a tremendous performance! Robin had the steady hands of a surgeon, Jacob had the confidence of youth, and AJ was just going for it! In the end, Brockque demonstrated superior skill and strategy! Congratulations Brockque!!! He won the book Conrad's Fate by Diana Wynne Jones, which was generously donated by the Bookloft!

Opportunity to Help the Artists' Community

Libraries and the artist community share a natural connection. Librariescelebrate art in all its forms and provide the stage for many artists toconnect with their audience. This spring libraries have the opportunityto help secure the future vitality of our cultural community.
The Artists Foundation, a non-profit Massachusetts art organizationestablished to foster development of artists in all disciplines (visual,literary, performing, craft, etc..), is currently collecting data inorder to better understand and support Massachusetts artists and theirneeds.
Libraries may assist the Artists Foundation by making theirquestionnaire Stand Up and Be Counted available on their librarywebsite. The questionnaire may be completed on-line <> can bedownloaded off the Artists Foundation's website, or artists may requestthat it be mailed to them by calling 617-464-3559. By encouraging localartists to participate in this survey, the library will be reaching outto this important part of our community.
All of the aggregate data collected through the questionnaire will beavailable free on-line while preserving the privacy and data integrityof individual survey records (personal contact information will not bepublically shared).

Taken from an email with permission from Celeste Bruno of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners


The Bookmobile came last week! The library has a new selection of children's and adult books, adult large print, movies, and audio books! Come see what's new!

Spring Break!!!

Spring break is coming up, and there will be STUFF for kids to do in the library April 23rd-25th, Wednesday through Friday, 4-6PM! Wednesday there will be arts and crafts....lots of paper projects to choose from! Thursday will be Music Review based on criteria that YOU decide is important. Bring a few song titles with you and they'll be downloaded for the group to listen to and then review. Friday there will be a Jenga Tournament!! Bring your steady hands!


Ron Kujawski, weekly gardening columnist for The Berkshire Eagle and The Berkshire Record will discuss the cultivationand display of summer flowering bulbs. “Among the boldest and most colorful flowers in summergardens are the so-called summer flowering bulbs. Oftenunknown to beginning gardeners and under appreciated by veteran gardeners, these bulbs are among the easiest plants to grow”. This presentation will answer all of your questions aboutsummer flowering bulbs.

April 12th at 10:30AM-12PM in the New Town Hall. 21 State Line Rd. in the Conference Room.

Book Club

The next book discussion will be on May 2nd at 6PM in the library. The book is In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O'Brien. Everyone is welcome!

Saturday Morning Lecture Series

The Friends of the Library have published their lecture series on a set of DVD's. The set is available at the library for $40. And starting on April 12th, one lecture will be shown each Saturday at 10AM in the library. Bring a cup of coffee, relax, and learn!
April 12th: Marble Quarries
April 19th: Travel Back in Time
April 26th: Railroads


The following museum passes have been provided by the Friends of the West Stockbridge Library.


Ashley House and Bart's Cobble

Berkshire Bontanical Garden

Berkshire Museum

Clark Art Institute


DCR Parks Pass

The Folly at Feilds Farm

Hancock Shaker Village

Mass MOCA Mission House

The Mount


Norman Rockwell Museum

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Ventfort Hall