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Grant Research Databases available

The Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library, is pleased to share that a grant from  Berkshire Bank  makes it possible to continue offering free public access to the Foundation Directory Online Databases. The Berkshire Athenaeum is part of a national organization … Continue reading

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We added a Film Streaming Service!

The Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library, has added the on demand film streaming service Kanopy. Library cardholders can select from a collection of over 30,000 quality films and award-winning documentaries which includes film festival favorites, classic films, shorts, and world … Continue reading

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Holiday Recess: We’re here to help!

Attention Moms, Dads, Grandparents & Caregivers: We can help with that Holiday Recess challenge of keeping your kiddos engaged. Movie & Craft: On Thursday, December 27, our Children’s Library offers a screening of Incredibles 2 on our big auditorium screen, … Continue reading

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New Genealogy Class offered Tuesday, December 11, 2 – 4 pm

One Family’s History from 1840 to 1940: Using the Census and Ancestry.com In this never before offered class you will learn how to search for relatives listed on the US Census using the Library Edition of Ancestry.com. A single family … Continue reading

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Herman Melville Memorial Room: Closed Monday, October 1, through Friday, October 5

The Berkshire Athenaeum is in the midst of an extensive project to replace all of the lighting fixtures throughout the library with energy efficient alternatives.  Most of the work has been proceeding without disruption of services. However, in order to … Continue reading

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Friends of Libraries Week: October 22 – 27

Mark your calendar for National Friends of the Library Week, Monday, October 22 –  Saturday, October 27. We’ll be wishing a Happy 80th Birthday to our own dedicated Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum with a variety of activities: Monday, October 22: … Continue reading

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Take 10 minutes to improve county transportation

The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission needs your help to understand future transportation needs across Berkshire County. They are providing Berkshire residents the opportunity to identify key transportation challenges and to voice in what way the County’s transportation system can better … Continue reading

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