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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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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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