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About Berkshire Athenaeum

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

Food for Fines: 400 lbs of food collected

  The Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library, is pleased to announce 400 pounds of non-perishable food was collected during April’s Food For Fines week. Annually during National Library Week the Athenaeum offers  modified fines amnesty, a week when patrons are … Continue reading

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Berkshire Athenaeum makes three annual awards

Libraries across the country celebrate National Library Week this year from April 7 through April 13 with the theme of “Libraries = Strong Communities.” Three awards are presented annually as part of the National Library Week celebration at the Berkshire … Continue reading

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Athenaeum offers Earth Day Technology Recycling Collection

In observance of Earth Day, the Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library, is hosting an Electronics Recycling Collection, Monday, April 22 – Tuesday, April 30. Partnering with Dell’s Reconnect residential recycling program, the library will accept monitors, scanners, mice, printers, keyboards, … Continue reading

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Grant Research Databases available

The Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library, is pleased to share that a grant from  Berkshire Bank  makes it possible to continue offering free public access to the Foundation Directory Online Databases. The Berkshire Athenaeum is part of a national organization … Continue reading

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We added a Film Streaming Service!

The Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library, has added the on demand film streaming service Kanopy. Library cardholders can select from a collection of over 30,000 quality films and award-winning documentaries which includes film festival favorites, classic films, shorts, and world … Continue reading

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Holiday Recess: We’re here to help!

Attention Moms, Dads, Grandparents & Caregivers: We can help with that Holiday Recess challenge of keeping your kiddos engaged. Movie & Craft: On Thursday, December 27, our Children’s Library offers a screening of Incredibles 2 on our big auditorium screen, … Continue reading

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Consumer Reports available for home use

Whether you are purchasing for yourself or shopping for gifts, you want to select reliable products that are worth  your hard-earned dollars. The Berkshire Athenaeum offers access to Consumer Reports, a go-to source for product testing and evaluation. From headphones … Continue reading

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