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Lecture on the History of the Williamstown Public Library
10:23AM / Monday, April 08, 2024
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The first in a series of lectures celebrating the 150th anniversary of Williamstown's public library will take place on Saturday, April 13, at 2:00 p.m. in the Milne Public Library, 1095 Main Street in Williamstown.  
Dustin Griffin will give a talk on "The History of the Williamstown Public Library" from its beginnings in a corner of a general store on Water Street in 1874, through a move to the Botsford House on Main Street in 1941, and the complex real estate deal that made it possible to move in 1996 to its present location, where it became known as the Milne Library.
Dustin Griffin is well-known to Williamstown audiences for his public lectures and his several books, including "Williamstown and Williams College: Explorations in Local History" (2018), "Further Explorations" (2021), and "Williamstown and Williams College Volume 3" (2023).  
He is a Williams College graduate, a retired professor of English, and a resident of Williamstown since 2003.  
Details of events occurring during the 150th anniversary year can be found on the Milne website:
The events and programs of the Williamstown Library's 150th anniversary are made possible through funding by lead sponsor MountainOne, your local Berkshires bank.
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