Author Archives: Berkshire Athenaeum

About Berkshire Athenaeum

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

STEAM Kits Open House: Thursday, April 13, 4- 6 pm

The Berkshire Athenaeum is pleased to announce a free event for families and educators! Please join us on Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM in the Auditorium of the Berkshire Athenaeum to celebrate full STEAM ahead and our … Continue reading

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Celebrate National Library Week: Join us for a public reception at 11 am on Wednesday, April 12

  Please join us at 11 am on Wednesday, April 12, for a special community proclamation on the importance of libraries with Mayor Linda Tyer, an unveiling of a new portrait of longtime library director Ronald Latham, and the announcement … Continue reading

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Local history buffs: Let’s hear from you!

The Athenaeum Local History Department is offering online access to the Pittsfield Sun, a weekly local paper, on a trial basis in a database that includes full text content from the paper’s inception in 1800 through 1877. This  database allows researchers to … Continue reading

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Attention Stargazers!

  The Berkshire Athenaeum is pleased to announce that the library now owns an Orion Star Blast Altazimuth Reflector Tabletop Telescope that is available for circulation. Whether you’re an astronomer or just have a passion for gazing at the night … Continue reading

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Talking Book Fair: Thursday, April 27, 10 am

The Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library, is pleased to announce a Talking Book Fair will be held at the library at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 27, in the Main Reading Room. Erin Fragola, Library Outreach Coordinator from the Perkins Library will speak … Continue reading

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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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