Author Archives: Berkshire Athenaeum

About Berkshire Athenaeum

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

PJ Drive: through March 15

  The Berkshire Athenaeum is teaming up with the Boston Bruins to participate in their annual pajama drive to benefit DCF Kids (Department of Children and Families) and Cradles to Crayons. The PJ Drive’s goal is to collect 10,000 pairs of new pajamas for children … Continue reading

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Teen Book Giveaway

The Teen Book Giveaway table is stocked with free titles for the taking! From Monday, February 13, through Tuesday, February 21, young adults are invited to take a free book or magazine, one item per person, while supplies last. Grab … Continue reading

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Genealogy Series Scheduled

The Athenaeum Local History Department is pleased to announce a Beginners Genealogy series to start in late January. Basic Hands-on Genealogy will be led by professional genealogist Alan Doyle Horbal. Horbal will outline and instruct on methods for researching the … Continue reading

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Borrow the Internet from the Berkshire Athenaeum

The Berkshire Athenaeum now offers library patrons the opportunity to borrow Verizon Jetpack brand 4G mobile hotspots. Each hotspot can connect up to 15 WiFi enabled devices (tablets, laptops, smart phones) to the internet. Hotspots are available on a first … Continue reading

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Pearl Harbor Day Observed

The Athenaeum Local History Department has assembled an exhibit in the case in the Berkshire Authors Room honoring the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, highlighting Pittsfield connections and local news reports. Featured are two young men from Pittsfield who were … Continue reading

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Unusual Reprints Make Unique Holiday Gifts

The Berkshire Athenaeum has displayed various Berkshire County historical books that have been reprinted for use by modern students and researchers.  Many of these volumes had been out of print for decades before being republished by The Berkshire Family History … Continue reading

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3D Printing: Wow!

  The Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library kicks off its Fall training series with classes on 3D Printing. 3D printing, a signature project of the Maker Movement, has arrived at the library with recent purchases of a SeeMeCNC Orion and … Continue reading

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