Year round the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum offer a variety of programs, generally on weekday evenings or Saturday afternoons, that take the form of author talks; informational lectures; musical performances; and other events of interest for their educational or cultural value. Library events are free and open to the public; and, with some exceptions, generally require no preregistration. Berkshire Community College students may find it useful to know that many library programs are approved for Forum credit.
The Athenaeum website calendar provides dates, times and descriptions of library events and generally includes announcement of whether the event is approved for Forum credit. Students with additional questions about whether a specific program is credit worthy are encouraged to contact the college’s Office of Assistant Dean of Students (413-236-1601).