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About Berkshire Athenaeum

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

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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New Genealogy Class offered Tuesday, December 11, 2 – 4 pm

One Family’s History from 1840 to 1940: Using the Census and Ancestry.com In this never before offered class you will learn how to search for relatives listed on the US Census using the Library Edition of Ancestry.com. A single family … Continue reading

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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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