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About Berkshire Athenaeum

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

Community Preservation: Your input requested before November 20

  The Community Preservation Committee of the city of Pittsfield has released a public input survey as part of its efforts related to the development of a Community Preservation Plan. The survey is designed to be completed in less than five minutes, with … Continue reading

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Holiday Joy: Providing warm clothing, food, toys

The Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library, is proud to join the Berkshire Community Action Council, the Salvation Army, The Christian Center, and the Eagle Santa Fund on Monday, November 27, from 10 a.m.. to 12 p.m, for the Holiday Joy … Continue reading

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Food for Fines returns for November

  The Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s public library, will offer a modified fines amnesty from Wednesday, November 1, through Thursday, November 30. During this four-week period the library will accept nonperishable food items in lieu of paying fines for overdue books. … Continue reading

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Be Amazing with Us

What did you do last week? Here at the Berkshire Athenaeum in Pittsfield, we were carving pumpkins. We have a sweet terrace just off of our Children’s Library, which made for a very sincere pumpkin patch. At craft tables filled with … Continue reading

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“Let’s Talk 3D Printing” Program Celebrates Library Patron’s Creativity, Ingenuity & Success Using the Berkshire Athenaeum’s 3D Printers!

The Berkshire Athenaeum has been offering programming on 3D Printing to all ages using our 2 Ultimaker 2’s and SeeMeCNC Orion models. On October 25, 2017, The Berkshire Athenaeum and the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum were pleased to host … Continue reading

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The Friends: Moving us from Good to Great!

As part of this week’s celebration honoring the many contributions of our Friends, just before 3 pm today we host a reading of Mayor Linda Tyer’s Proclamation of Friends of Libraries Week, followed by the Friends’ Annual Meeting. All are … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum: October 15 – 21

The Berkshire Athenaeum will be spending the week of October 15-21, 2017, celebrating its Friends of the Library group as part of the 12th annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week. The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum was established in 1938 and  has been an invaluable source … Continue reading

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