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You might qualify for Food Stamps and not even know it

Too often people don’t apply for  Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – formerly known as Food Stamps – because they don’t realize they are eligible. You may be eligible for SNAP even if you are earning an income from wages, … Continue reading

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Would you like to help us give away free copies of books?

Would you like to be be part of World Book Night on April 23, when readers around the world share free copies of good books at local community spots? Apply to join us. Application Deadline: Sunday, January 5. Some frequently … Continue reading

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Do you need a boost to your food budget?

Too often people don’t apply for SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as Food Stamps, because they don’t realize they are eligible.  You may be eligible for SNAP even if you are earning an income from wages, Social … Continue reading

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Word of the Day

Children who know certain words by a certain age are more likely to succeed in life. Pittsfield Promise’s Word of the Day (WOD) project will help children learn some of those words during the summer when most kids aren’t thinking … Continue reading

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Athenaeum Accepting Food for Fines: through November 30, 2012

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

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Do you have Words to share?

In support of the 4th Annual WordXWord Festival, the Athenaeum invites you with a daily prompt to share your inspiration, your thoughts, your frustration and your talent with words. We’ll post a prompt on facebook – and tweet it – … Continue reading

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Digital Bookmobile visits for Third Thursday, August 16, 3-8 pm

August Third Thursday will be bookier and geekier when the Athenaeum hosts The Overdrive Digital Bookmobile, a bright blue 74-foot, 18-wheel tractor-trailer high-tech update of the traditional bookmobile. This Virtual Library houses personal computers, eReaders, mp3 players and other portable … Continue reading

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