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About Berkshire Athenaeum

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

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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StoryWalk: Saturday, July 21, 10 am – 1 pm

Explore the city with us Saturday, July 21, at the Downtown Pittsfield StoryWalk. Start at the Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market anytime between 10AM and 1PM and grab a map of the route. The first 75 kids who stop by will receive  a free … Continue reading

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Summer Reading: It’s not just for kids!

The Berkshire Athenaeum Circulation Department is pleased to announce that Summer Reading Bingo for Adults has returned for 2018. The program runs from Thursday, June 28, through Friday, August 17. How does this work? Ask for a Bingo Card at … Continue reading

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The Dance Center of the nation is only a bus ride away!

The Pittsfield-Pillow Express stops here!  Free round-trip bus transportation between Pittsfield and Jacob’s Pillow: the dance center of the nation is only a bus ride away! Saturdays | June 23-August 25, 2018 Pickups at 12:25 pm & 3:25 pm Drop-offs … Continue reading

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