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About Berkshire Athenaeum

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

Winners of the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum’s T-shirt Art Contest are Announced!

The Berkshire Athenaeum and The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum are pleased to announce the winners of their T-Shirt Art Contest. The first place winner’s designs will be made into T-shirts that will be available for purchase at the Library … Continue reading

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World War I: Commemorating Pittsfield’s role

  The Local History Department is proud to present a new exhibit: World War I:100 Years, commemorating Pittsfield’s role in World War I.  Artifacts and newspaper articles take you back to a time of rationing, victory gardens, and patriotic events … Continue reading

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Short Story Contest for ages 5 – 18: cash prizes awarded!

The Berkshire Athenaeum and The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum are pleased to announce the 38th Annual Short Story Writing Contest for Children and Young Adults. Contest opens Monday, May 1, 2017.  Application forms available at the Children’s desk and … Continue reading

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STEAM Kits Open House: Thursday, April 13, 4- 6 pm

The Berkshire Athenaeum is pleased to announce a free event for families and educators! Please join us on Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM in the Auditorium of the Berkshire Athenaeum to celebrate full STEAM ahead and our … Continue reading

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Celebrate National Library Week: Join us for a public reception at 11 am on Wednesday, April 12

  Please join us at 11 am on Wednesday, April 12, for a special community proclamation on the importance of libraries with Mayor Linda Tyer, an unveiling of a new portrait of longtime library director Ronald Latham, and the announcement … Continue reading

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Historic newspaper database trial extended through May 31!

The Athenaeum Local History Department is offering online access to the Pittsfield Sun, a weekly local paper, on a trial basis in a database that includes full text content from the paper’s inception in 1800 through 1877. This  database allows researchers to … Continue reading

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Attention Stargazers!

  The Berkshire Athenaeum is pleased to announce that the library now owns an Orion Star Blast Altazimuth Reflector Tabletop Telescope that is available for circulation. Whether you’re an astronomer or just have a passion for gazing at the night … Continue reading

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