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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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Basic Genealogy series offered

We are pleased to announce a Basic Hands-on Genealogy series with Alan Doyle Horbal, professional genealogist, has been scheduled. This evening series, running 5:15 – 7:15 pm, is offered with the needs in mind of those who work during the … Continue reading

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Join us on Monday, August 21 to View the Solar Eclipse!

Experience the solar eclipse as it is happening at the Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library, 1 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield, Monday, August 21, starting at 2:00 PM! Here in the Berkshires we will see a partial eclipse with the moon covering … Continue reading

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Sensory Story Times scheduled for June

The Berkshire Athenaeum is pleased to announce new dates for our ongoing Sensory Story times, targeted to families with children on the autism spectrum. Sensory Story Times for June are scheduled for 11 am – 12 noon on Tuesday, June 13, … Continue reading

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Winners of the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum’s T-shirt Art Contest are Announced!

The Berkshire Athenaeum and The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum are pleased to announce the winners of their T-Shirt Art Contest. The first place winner’s designs will be made into T-shirts that will be available for purchase at the Library … Continue reading

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World War I: Commemorating Pittsfield’s role

  The Local History Department is proud to present a new exhibit: World War I:100 Years, commemorating Pittsfield’s role in World War I.  Artifacts and newspaper articles take you back to a time of rationing, victory gardens, and patriotic events … Continue reading

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Short Story Contest for ages 5 – 18: cash prizes awarded!

The Berkshire Athenaeum and The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum are pleased to announce the 38th Annual Short Story Writing Contest for Children and Young Adults. Contest opens Monday, May 1, 2017.  Application forms available at the Children’s desk and … Continue reading

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