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Rowling Picks Mount Greylock as Site of Fictional Wizarding School

The state's highest peak was revealed on Tuesday to be the location of a school of wizardry. J.K. Rowling, author of the immensely popular "Harry Potter" series, released a short story on Tuesday on the history of Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at Pottermore.com.

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United Way Installing 50 Bookhouses Across County to Improve Literacy

By the third grade, half of the county's youth are not proficient at reading. But the Berkshire United Way is continuing its efforts to change that. For the last five or so years the organization has run a number of programs and projects aimed to bring that percentage close to 90 percent by 2020 and this year the efforts are ramping up even more. "This year, because that is how we are, we are going bigger and we're going better," CEO Kristine Hazzard said on Monday when the organization a

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Q&A: Ali Benjamin and the Thing About Award-Winning Fiction

"There are so many good books in the running." — Ali Benjamin

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Words Are Wonderful Parade Marches Around WES

The costume parade encourages both the students and the staff to dress as their favorite character from a book or their favorite word.

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Williamstown Mom Writes Children's Book With 5-Year-Old Son

“I wanted it to be this adventure of them together.” — Jennifer Holey

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Williamstown Author's Book Up For National Award

Benjamin's "The Thing About Jellyfish" is one of five titles nominated in the Young People's Literature category for the prize, which will be awarded on Nov. 18.

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North Adams Teacher Writes Book On City's History

"What I tried to do with my book is tell personal stories." — Deborah Sala

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Catamount Rotary Donates 1,280 Books to SVMC

The books will be distributed during patients’ regular well-child visits to encourage literacy and a love of reading.

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Local Author Publishes Book On Northern Berkshire Trains

"The rails have been ripped up and they no longer exist, but what was it like? We need to get people back there." — Kristen Demeo

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Local Physician Writes About the History of NARH

Part I of the series covers the years 1882-1910. In 1882, a catastrophic train accident galvanized a small group of North Adams residents to initiate the concept of a hospital, which was built with private donations and opened in March 1885.

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New Children's Book Showcases Imperfect Produce

"The ugly-looking vegetables tasted just the same as the prettier ones." — Amelia Ritner

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Packer's Shakespeare Book Being Released April 7

Published by Knopf, "Women of Will" is a fierce and witty exploration — part master class, part brilliant analysis — of the women in Shakespeare’s plays that illuminates Shakespeare’s changing understanding of the feminine and reveals some of his deepest

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Williamstown Woman Pens Two-Part 'Tell-All' Memoir

"Every single one of my chapter titles is a Bible verse. It's almost impossible for me to think any other way." — Jennifer Holey

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On-demand Publisher Shares Secret at WCMA

"Today, we're finishing out 300 books. That's just orders we've had this week. We do about that per week — sometimes more, sometimes less." — Patricia No

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