Category Archives: community

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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Entrepreneurial Program for Veterans offered at the Library in September

  The Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library, in cooperation with the US Small Business Administration (SBA) is hosting Boots to Business Reboot on Wednesday, September 20, 9:30 am – 4 pm. The daylong entrepreneurship training program is intended for veterans … Continue reading

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Get Tested at the Library

The Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library, is partnering with the Berkshire Medical Center’s State Clinic to offer free, confidential health screenings on a walk-in basis. Beginning Monday, July 10, 10 a.m. – 12 noon, and continuing on the second Monday of each month, … Continue reading

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PJ Drive: through March 15

  The Berkshire Athenaeum is teaming up with the Boston Bruins to participate in their annual pajama drive to benefit DCF Kids (Department of Children and Families) and Cradles to Crayons. The PJ Drive’s goal is to collect 10,000 pairs of new pajamas for children … Continue reading

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Food for Fines: April 13 – 18

As part of its celebration of National Library Week, the Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s public library, will offer a modified fines amnesty from Monday, April 13, through Saturday, April 18. During this time the library will accept non perishable food items … Continue reading

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Power Struggles: Manage your energy usage with Kill A Watt!

The Berkshire Athenaeum is now lending  a Kill A Watt Kit, which assists homeowners in understanding and curbing their energy use. The kit includes a meter for measuring the electrical draw of household appliances. An instruction booklet provides further information … Continue reading

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IRS Cuts Back Print Forms Supplied to Libraries

As a courtesy service to our patrons, the Berkshire Athenaeum continues to participate in the IRS Tax Forms Outlet Program (TFOP), providing access to print tax forms and publications shipped to us by the Internal Revenue Service. IRS has notified … Continue reading

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