Category Archives: Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum

Celebrate the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum: October 15 – 21

The Berkshire Athenaeum will be spending the week of October 15-21, 2017, celebrating its Friends of the Library group as part of the 12th annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week. The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum was established in 1938 and  has been an invaluable source … Continue reading

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Halloween at the Library: Saturday, October 28

  The Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield Public Library, is proud to host “Halloween at the Library,” a day of spooky-themed events for all ages on Saturday, October 28, from 10:00AM to 2:00PM. Please join us in the Auditorium starting at 11:00 … Continue reading

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Forum credit for Berkshire Community College students

Year round the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum offer a variety of programs, generally on weekday evenings or Saturday afternoons, that take the form of author talks; informational lectures; musical performances; and other events of interest for their educational or … Continue reading

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STEAM, Wild Things and Community at Curiosity Day 2017!

Did you think that you saw a Wild Thing walking around town last week? Don’t worry, you weren’t imagining things: That was real! Thank you to our partners from Pittsfield CFCE, Berkshire Music School, Berkshire County Head Start, and Berkshire … Continue reading

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New England Stone Walls: A Master Stonemason shares techniques

Join us at 2 pm on Saturday, September 16, when Kevin Gardner, author of The Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls, presents Discovering New England’s Stone Walls. The PowerPoint presentation features the history, techniques, stylistic … Continue reading

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Book Sale!

Hard Covers. Classics and Collectibles. Thousand of Paperbacks. Vinyl. DVDs & CDs. VHS. Cassettes. Audiobooks. Baby & Children’s Books. Games. Gardening. Animals. Puzzles. Sports. Self-Help. Biography. Photography. Architecture. Science. World War II. All process support quality programs, workshops, equipment and … Continue reading

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Attention Stargazers!

  The Berkshire Athenaeum is pleased to announce that the library now owns an Orion Star Blast Altazimuth Reflector Tabletop Telescope that is available for circulation. Whether you’re an astronomer or just have a passion for gazing at the night … Continue reading

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