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Celebrate National Library Week: Join us for a public reception at 11 am on Wednesday, April 12

  Please join us at 11 am on Wednesday, April 12, for a special community proclamation on the importance of libraries with Mayor Linda Tyer, an unveiling of a new portrait of longtime library director Ronald Latham, and the announcement … Continue reading

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Talking Book Fair: Thursday, April 27, 10 am

The Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library, is pleased to announce a Talking Book Fair will be held at the library at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 27, in the Main Reading Room. Erin Fragola, Library Outreach Coordinator from the Perkins Library will speak … Continue reading

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T-shirt design contest: Cash prizes!

The Berkshire Athenaeum and The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum are pleased to sponsor a T-shirt Drawing Contest for children and youth. There will be two categories for entries: Children, ages 0 to 12, and Teens, ages 13 to 18. … Continue reading

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PJ Drive: through March 15

  The Berkshire Athenaeum is teaming up with the Boston Bruins to participate in their annual pajama drive to benefit DCF Kids (Department of Children and Families) and Cradles to Crayons. The PJ Drive’s goal is to collect 10,000 pairs of new pajamas for children … Continue reading

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Genealogy Series Scheduled

The Athenaeum Local History Department is pleased to announce a Beginners Genealogy series to start in late January. Basic Hands-on Genealogy will be led by professional genealogist Alan Doyle Horbal. Horbal will outline and instruct on methods for researching the … Continue reading

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Pearl Harbor Day Observed

The Athenaeum Local History Department has assembled an exhibit in the case in the Berkshire Authors Room honoring the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, highlighting Pittsfield connections and local news reports. Featured are two young men from Pittsfield who were … Continue reading

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Unusual Reprints Make Unique Holiday Gifts

The Berkshire Athenaeum has displayed various Berkshire County historical books that have been reprinted for use by modern students and researchers.  Many of these volumes had been out of print for decades before being republished by The Berkshire Family History … Continue reading

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