Category Archives: community

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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3D Printing Stories: Repairing our SeeMeCNC Orion

  The Berkshire Athenaeum’s well-loved SeeMeCNC Orion Delta printer has seen a lot of use over the course of our programming at the library, thanks to the library’s Self-Guided Program. As it happened, one afternoon when library staff was looking … Continue reading

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Libations with Librarians: Tuesday, January 16, 6 – 7:30 pm

Are making a New Year’s resolution to read more? We can help. Join us for our monthly book club, Libations with Librarians, hosted by Hotel on North,  with discussion led by Berkshire Athenaeum Outreach Librarian Alex Geller. Free and no … Continue reading

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Community Preservation: Your input requested before November 20

  The Community Preservation Committee of the city of Pittsfield has released a public input survey as part of its efforts related to the development of a Community Preservation Plan. The survey is designed to be completed in less than five minutes, with … Continue reading

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Holiday Joy: Providing warm clothing, food, toys

The Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library, is proud to join the Berkshire Community Action Council, the Salvation Army, The Christian Center, and the Eagle Santa Fund on Monday, November 27, from 10 a.m.. to 12 p.m, for the Holiday Joy … Continue reading

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Food for Fines returns for November

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

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Rewarding Volunteer opportunity available

Empowering someone with the ability to read: how rewarding would that be? If such a volunteer experience speaks to you, we invite you to consider the following. Literacy Volunteers of Berkshire County will hold an orientation for anyone interested in … Continue reading

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