Author Archives: Berkshire Athenaeum

About Berkshire Athenaeum

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

Food For Fines: November 1 – 30

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

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“Pittsfield is my Home” Community Project

The Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library, invites the public to submit photos and short written pieces to our “Pittsfield Is My Home” project. Photos and writing will be displayed on the Community Bulletin Board through the end of December. We … Continue reading

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Genealogy with Alan Doyle Horbal

Join volunteers, Cathi Iuliano and Susan Bedard and learn the basic outline and instruction on researching the 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940 U.S. Census. Learn how to find your ancestors’ immigration to the U.S. using the http://stevemorse.org website and the www.ellisisland.org website, along with … Continue reading

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Herman Melville Memorial Room: Closed Monday, October 1, through Friday, October 5

The Berkshire Athenaeum is in the midst of an extensive project to replace all of the lighting fixtures throughout the library with energy efficient alternatives.  Most of the work has been proceeding without disruption of services. However, in order to … Continue reading

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Friends of Libraries Week: October 22 – 27

Mark your calendar for National Friends of the Library Week, Monday, October 22 –  Saturday, October 27. We’ll be wishing a Happy 80th Birthday to our own dedicated Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum with a variety of activities: Monday, October 22: … Continue reading

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Take 10 minutes to improve county transportation

The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission needs your help to understand future transportation needs across Berkshire County. They are providing Berkshire residents the opportunity to identify key transportation challenges and to voice in what way the County’s transportation system can better … Continue reading

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Build a Basic Budget: Wednesday, September 19, 5:30 – 7 pm

Come join Lynn Wallace, Certified Federal Credit Union Financial Counselor, for an evening program designed to motivate, educate, and empower you to improve your financial future. This session will address: – Tips on saving money – Tracking strategies – An exercise … Continue reading

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