Author Archives: Berkshire Athenaeum

About Berkshire Athenaeum

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

Preschool Halloween Parade at the Library

The Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library, is pleased to host our Annual Preschool Halloween Parade on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.! Library Staff will be giving out treats (no tricks!) as kids trick-or-treat across all three floors of … Continue reading

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Halloween at the Library: Saturday, October 28

  The Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield Public Library, is proud to host “Halloween at the Library,” a day of spooky-themed events for all ages on Saturday, October 28, from 10:00AM to 2:00PM. Please join us in the Auditorium starting at 11:00 … Continue reading

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Forum credit for Berkshire Community College students

Year round the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum offer a variety of programs, generally on weekday evenings or Saturday afternoons, that take the form of author talks; informational lectures; musical performances; and other events of interest for their educational or … Continue reading

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STEAM, Wild Things and Community at Curiosity Day 2017!

Did you think that you saw a Wild Thing walking around town last week? Don’t worry, you weren’t imagining things: That was real! Thank you to our partners from Pittsfield CFCE, Berkshire Music School, Berkshire County Head Start, and Berkshire … Continue reading

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Beginner’s Genealogy Classes offered October-November

The Local History Department of the Berkshire Athenaeum announces a four-part series on beginning genealogy. On Thursday, October 12,  we’ll be learning how to organize and plan  family research, along with reviewing what the census is and how to glean … Continue reading

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New England Stone Walls: A Master Stonemason shares techniques

Join us at 2 pm on Saturday, September 16, when Kevin Gardner, author of The Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls, presents Discovering New England’s Stone Walls. The PowerPoint presentation features the history, techniques, stylistic … Continue reading

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Basic Genealogy series offered

We are pleased to announce a Basic Hands-on Genealogy series with Alan Doyle Horbal, professional genealogist, has been scheduled. This evening series, running 5:15 – 7:15 pm, is offered with the needs in mind of those who work during the … Continue reading

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