Halloween at the Library: Saturday, October 28


carving tools

The Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield Public Library, is proud to host “Halloween at the Library,” a day of spooky-themed events for all ages on Saturday, October 28, from 10:00AM to 2:00PM.

Please join us in the Auditorium starting at 11:00 AM for a pumpkin-carving party. The Library will provide the pumpkins, courtesy of Taft Farms, carving tools, and stencils. Library staff will give out prizes for the most creative pumpkin designs. Also, instead of throwing out the pumpkin seeds with the rest of the guts, why not give seed saving a try! Seeds saved at the party will be included in the Athenaeum’s new Seed Lending Library, which will open in February 2018. What is a Seed Lending Library, you ask. Seed Lending Library’s make seeds available for patrons to “borrow.” Patrons then plant the seeds in their garden, enjoy the fruits of their labor, and at harvest time collect seeds from some of their plants and return these seeds to the library for other patrons to checkout.

Pumpkins cannot be reserved, and will be available on a first-come-first served basis. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Do you know where the most haunted places in Berkshire County are? Come to the Local History Department all day to find out. You can read about the eerie events that happened around Western Massachusetts, see the Library’s display of hauntings, and take home a free map of the spookiest places.

The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum and Alchemy Initiative.

Refreshments will be served. Costumes are encouraged. No registration required. For more information, please call Alex Geller, Outreach Librarian, at 413-499-9480, ext. 202


About Berkshire Athenaeum

We are the public library for the city of Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
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