Category Archives: Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum

T-shirt design contest: Cash prizes!

The Berkshire Athenaeum and The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum are pleased to sponsor a T-shirt Drawing Contest for children and youth. There will be two categories for entries: Children, ages 0 to 12, and Teens, ages 13 to 18. … Continue reading

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Rotary recognizes Friends leader

Florian Ptak, a long-time president and treasurer of the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum, was recently presented the David Kagan Award, given annually by the Rotary Club of Pittsfield as a recognition of public service – for his efforts on … Continue reading

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Tablets for Kids!

The Children’s Department is excited to announce the addition of two tablet devices to our collection. The devices, a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids Edition and an Apple iPad Mini, will be available for in-house only use starting on Monday, … Continue reading

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Thursday, May 28: Learn about the Last Destroyer Escort Afloat, the USS Slater

Join us at 7 pm on Thursday, May 28, when Steve Long, a member of the Board of Directors for the Destroyer Escort Foundation for the USS Slater, will speak about the war ship, now a WWII vintage museum berthed … Continue reading

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Cinema of Law returns: Tuesdays in March, 6 pm

The Cinema of Law returns for a ninth year, providing screening of films on legal topics with  commentary by law professionals.  Presentations by local attorneys begin at 6 p.m. and the movies follow. Join us for one or more – … Continue reading

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Booksale: Thursday, November 6; Friday, November 7; Saturday, November 8

Booksale this Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Continue reading

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Custom-made afghan for raffle!

The mission of the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum is to enhance the library experience of the patrons of Pittsfield’s public library. Enhancement may involve the purchase of amenities not covered by the library’s budget or the sponsorship of free … Continue reading

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