Author Archives: Berkshire Athenaeum

About Berkshire Athenaeum

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

Melville in Love: Screening at the Berkshire Museum

  Please note that the location of the screening is the Berkshire Museum. The Berkshire Museum will present a special screening of the film Melville in Love on Thursday, May 24, at 7 p.m. The event will include a Q&A … Continue reading

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Disability Information Expo: Thursday, June 7, 5 – 8pm

The Community Expo provides a safe, welcoming space for patrons to interact with organizations that provide direct services to our community.  The June Expo is co-sponsored by the Berkshire Benevolent Association for the Blind and the Berkshire Athenaeum. Light refreshments  … Continue reading

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New Book alerts come to you mailbox!

The Berkshire Athenaeum is excited to offer patrons free “Wowbrary” email alerts that showcase the library’s newest items each week. The alerts feature the latest bestsellers, movies, music CDs, audio books, children’s titles, cookbooks, mysteries, travel guides, health books, science fiction, … Continue reading

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Mobile Printing Now Available!

The Berkshire Athenaeum is pleased to announce that we have grown the opportunities for wireless printing by launching mobile printing options. Library patrons can submit a document from their personal computer or mobile device to the library’s printer from any … Continue reading

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Short Story Contest Opens: Cash prizes to be awarded!

The Berkshire Athenaeum and The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum are pleased to announce the 21st Annual Short Story Writing Contest for Young Adults and the 40th Annual Short Story Writing Contest for Children. The contests opened on Tuesday, May 1, … Continue reading

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Overdose Management & Narcan Training: Friday, May 18, 10 am – 12 noon

The Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library, is proud to join Cathleen Vidoli from Healthy Steps in offering overdose management and Narcan administration training on Friday, May 18, from 10AM-12PM in the Athenaeum Room. In this training, you will learn what measures to … Continue reading

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Free Recycling for old computers & peripherals: April 18 – 21

  In celebration of Earth Day 2018 the Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library, is collecting used computer equipment and peripherals for environmentally friendly recycling. In partnership with Goodwill and Dell Reconnect, the library is accepting any brand of used computer equipment in … Continue reading

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