Category Archives: Children’s Library

Short Story Contest Opens: Cash prizes to be awarded!

The Berkshire Athenaeum and The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum are pleased to announce the 21st Annual Short Story Writing Contest for Young Adults and the 40th Annual Short Story Writing Contest for Children. The contests opened on Tuesday, May 1, … Continue reading

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Family Scavenger Hunt: Saturday, March 17, 10:30a – 3:30p

Join the Family Scavenger Hunt this St. Patrick’s Day! The fun and hunt for prizes starts in the Children’s Library and will continue throughout the Library! Registration is required due to staggered start times. Please call (413 499-9480 ext 203) or … Continue reading

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Family Movie Night: Wonder

  Join us at 6 pm on Wednesday, March 14, for a screening of Wonder. Based on R J Palacio’s  best selling novel of the same name, Wonder tells the story of ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme … Continue reading

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Bruins Annual PJ Drive

We are also pleased to be hosting a special kick off event on Tuesday, February 20th from 2-3. Blades from the Boston Bruins and Lauren Baker will be visiting us, reading stories and growing excitement about this initiative. Please join us in the Children’s Library as we kick off school vacation week in style with the Bruins! Continue reading

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Be Amazing with Us

What did you do last week? Here at the Berkshire Athenaeum in Pittsfield, we were carving pumpkins. We have a sweet terrace just off of our Children’s Library, which made for a very sincere pumpkin patch. At craft tables filled with … Continue reading

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“Let’s Talk 3D Printing” Program Celebrates Library Patron’s Creativity, Ingenuity & Success Using the Berkshire Athenaeum’s 3D Printers!

The Berkshire Athenaeum has been offering programming on 3D Printing to all ages using our 2 Ultimaker 2’s and SeeMeCNC Orion models. On October 25, 2017, The Berkshire Athenaeum and the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum were pleased to host … Continue reading

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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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