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Food For Fines: November 1 – 30

The Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s public library, will offer a modified fines amnesty from Thursday, November 1, through Friday, November 30. During this four-week period the library will accept nonperishable food items in lieu of paying fines for overdue books. According to Library … Continue reading

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“Pittsfield is my Home” Community Project

The Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library, invites the public to submit photos and short written pieces to our “Pittsfield Is My Home” project. Photos and writing will be displayed on the Community Bulletin Board through the end of December. We … 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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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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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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Free Recycling for old computers & peripherals: April 18 – 21

  In celebration of Earth Day 2018 the Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library, is collecting used computer equipment and peripherals for environmentally friendly recycling. In partnership with Goodwill and Dell Reconnect, the library is accepting any brand of used computer equipment in … Continue reading

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