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Food for Fines: 400 lbs of food collected

  The Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library, is pleased to announce 400 pounds of non-perishable food was collected during April’s Food For Fines week. Annually during National Library Week the Athenaeum offers  modified fines amnesty, a week when patrons are … Continue reading

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Berkshire Athenaeum makes three annual awards

Libraries across the country celebrate National Library Week this year from April 7 through April 13 with the theme of “Libraries = Strong Communities.” Three awards are presented annually as part of the National Library Week celebration at the Berkshire … Continue reading

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Athenaeum offers Earth Day Technology Recycling Collection

In observance of Earth Day, the Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library, is hosting an Electronics Recycling Collection, Monday, April 22 – Tuesday, April 30. Partnering with Dell’s Reconnect residential recycling program, the library will accept monitors, scanners, mice, printers, keyboards, … Continue reading

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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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