Author Archives: Berkshire Athenaeum

About Berkshire Athenaeum

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

3D Printing: From random thought to reality

Athenaeum patron Bill Macfarlane shares his experiences with our 3D printers in a recent post to his blog, Channeling Whittlin Jim. Want to be part of the fun of 3D printing? Join us!  

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T-shirt design contest: Cash prizes!

The Berkshire Athenaeum and The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum are pleased to sponsor a T-shirt Drawing Contest for children and youth. There will be two categories for entries: Children, ages 0 to 12, and Teens, ages 13 to 18. … Continue reading

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Upgraded Printing – and New Scanning Service

We are thrilled to announce improved public computing and printing service. Following an upgrade  on Friday, March 10, the library is providing better print management to the many patrons who visit to create and print resumes, research papers, and other personal or … Continue reading

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New Services for Children On the Autism Spectrum

The Berkshire Athenaeum is pleased to announce new services targeted to families with children on the autism spectrum. The Children’s Library has a new collection of sensory tools, including fidget toys and related items, for play in the library. Fidget … Continue reading

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PJ Drive: through March 15

  The Berkshire Athenaeum is teaming up with the Boston Bruins to participate in their annual pajama drive to benefit DCF Kids (Department of Children and Families) and Cradles to Crayons. The PJ Drive’s goal is to collect 10,000 pairs of new pajamas for children … Continue reading

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Teen Book Giveaway

The Teen Book Giveaway table is stocked with free titles for the taking! From Monday, February 13, through Tuesday, February 21, young adults are invited to take a free book or magazine, one item per person, while supplies last. Grab … Continue reading

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Genealogy Series Scheduled

The Athenaeum Local History Department is pleased to announce a Beginners Genealogy series to start in late January. Basic Hands-on Genealogy will be led by professional genealogist Alan Doyle Horbal. Horbal will outline and instruct on methods for researching the … Continue reading

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