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About Berkshire Athenaeum

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

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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50 Plus Job Fair: Wednesday, September 26, 10 – 12

BerkshireWorks, in collaboration with Elder Services of Berkshire County, Inc. presents a 50 Plus Job Fair on Wednesday, September 26, in the library’s Auditorium! Are you seeking full time or part time work? Meet with organizations that are age friendly … Continue reading

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September is National Library Card Sign Up Month!

This September, the Berkshire Athenaeum is pleased to be joining with Downtown Pittsfield and libraries across the country for National Library Card Sign-up Month! This month, we are encouraging everyone in our community to obtain a free library card that will save … Continue reading

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Genealogy for Beginners

The Berkshire Athenaeum Local History Department has announced a schedule of Genealogy Classes for Beginners. September 27, 2018 10am-12pm: Organizing your Family Research and Introduction to the Census Learn suggestions on organizing your family research, along with what a census … Continue reading

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Pittsfield Baseball Document

Baseball is the talk of the town! We have seen an increased interest and questions from Pittsfielders surrounding the Berkshire Athenaeum’s “Baseball Document.” The story about this document uncovered by Berkshire Athenaeum goes back nearly 14 years! In April 2004, … Continue reading

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We honor the Pittsfield Americans!

“Pittsfield is our home, and when one of us does well, we want to celebrate that to the fullest,” says Mayor Linda Tyer. We agree! The Library’s Main Floor Reading Room offers a display honoring the Pittsfield Americans, our winning Little … Continue reading

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