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About Berkshire Athenaeum

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

An easy way to donate to the Athenaeum when you shop

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to … Continue reading

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Book Sale!

Hard Covers. Classics and Collectibles. Thousand of Paperbacks. Vinyl. DVDs & CDs. VHS. Cassettes. Audiobooks. Baby & Children’s Books. Games. Gardening. Animals. Puzzles. Sports. Self-Help. Biography. Photography. Architecture. Science. World War II. All process support quality programs, workshops, equipment and … Continue reading

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St Joseph High School: Portrait hung

  The Berkshire Athenaeum is proud to have received a portrait of St Joseph High School by local artist Marilyn Larkin. The painting was given to the school in May 2015 by Michael J Nichols (Class of ’65) in memory … Continue reading

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Get Tested at the Library

The Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library, is partnering with the Berkshire Medical Center’s State Clinic to offer free, confidential health screenings on a walk-in basis. Beginning Monday, July 10, 10 a.m. – 12 noon, and continuing on the second Monday of each month, … Continue reading

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Sensory Story Times scheduled for June

The Berkshire Athenaeum is pleased to announce new dates for our ongoing Sensory Story times, targeted to families with children on the autism spectrum. Sensory Story Times for June are scheduled for 11 am – 12 noon on Tuesday, June 13, … Continue reading

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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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