Category Archives: Reference

Consumer Reports available for home use

Whether you are purchasing for yourself or shopping for gifts, you want to select reliable products that are worth  your hard-earned dollars. The Berkshire Athenaeum offers access to Consumer Reports, a go-to source for product testing and evaluation. From headphones … Continue reading

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“Pittsfield is my Home” Community Project

The Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library, invites the public to submit photos and short written pieces to our “Pittsfield Is My Home” project. Photos and writing will be displayed on the Community Bulletin Board through the end of December. We … Continue reading

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3D Printing Stories: Repairing our SeeMeCNC Orion

  The Berkshire Athenaeum’s well-loved SeeMeCNC Orion Delta printer has seen a lot of use over the course of our programming at the library, thanks to the library’s Self-Guided Program. As it happened, one afternoon when library staff was looking … Continue reading

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“Let’s Talk 3D Printing” Program Celebrates Library Patron’s Creativity, Ingenuity & Success Using the Berkshire Athenaeum’s 3D Printers!

The Berkshire Athenaeum has been offering programming on 3D Printing to all ages using our 2 Ultimaker 2’s and SeeMeCNC Orion models. On October 25, 2017, The Berkshire Athenaeum and the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum were pleased to host … Continue reading

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Upgraded Printing – and New Scanning Service

We are thrilled to announce improved public computing and printing service. Following an upgrade  on Friday, March 10, the library is providing better print management to the many patrons who visit to create and print resumes, research papers, and other personal or … 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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Election 2012: Get the Facts

Not sure how to think about what you hear in political speeches? Here are some fact-checking websites that can help sort the facts from the fiction. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget Bipartisan nonprofit … Continue reading

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