Category Archives: community

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

Posted in community, Veterans | Leave a comment

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

Posted in community, health | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Children's Library, community, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in community | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in community, Technology, Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in community, Reference | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in community | Tagged | Leave a comment