Tag Archives: local author

Join us for our book launch of Bernard A. Drew’s new work, “Literary Luminaries of the Berkshires”!

The Berkshire Athenaeum on is adding a new book to its collection of works by local authors. History Press and local historian Bernard A. Drew will launch his newest work, Literary Luminaries of the Berkshires: From Herman Melville to Patricia … Continue reading

Posted in local history department | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

New Colonial Theatre History Available at the Athenaeum!!

After more than a dozen years of exhaustive research by a team of dedicated authors, the History of the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield, Massachusetts has been published in both hardcover and paperback editions. Copies of the 524 page, beautifully illustrated hardcover … Continue reading

Posted in local history department | Tagged | Leave a comment

O’Hara exhibit chronicles Donkey Pilgrimmage

Local Author and 2012 John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Award Winner Kevin O’Hara kindly shares some of his collection with library patrons in a display available for viewing through the end of November. on the Athenaeum’s Main Floor. The collection includes photos … Continue reading

Posted in Special Exhibit | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

We’re on the Melville Trail!

Library patron Galen Milewski views the Athenaeum’s recently installed Melville Trail  Plaque, honoring our Melville Room, which houses the largest collection of Melville family personal memorabilia in the world. The intent of the Melville Trail is to deepen the public’s … Continue reading

Posted in local history department | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

A Booktalk with Kevin O’Hara on Tuesday, May 3, 7 pm

Pittsfield author Kevin O’Hara joins us on Tuesday, May 3, at 7 pm, to talk about his book, A Lucky Irish Lad, his memories of growing up in Pittsfield. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. … Continue reading

Posted in Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum | Tagged , | Leave a comment

October Events sponsored by the Friends

From Jazz (by the Brazilian Jazz Trio) to a local author reading (Emilie Piper from her new biography of Elizabeth Freeman) to a one-woman historically authentic performance (the tragedy of the Titanic through the eys of Mrs Thomas Andrews) — … Continue reading

Posted in Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Tuesday, September 21, 7 pm: Child of War

Join us Tuesday evening, September 21, at 7 pm, when Williamstown author Curtis Tong will lead a discussion of his book, Child of War: Son of Angels, a memoir of his childhood inprisonment on the Philippine Islands during World War … Continue reading

Posted in Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum | Tagged , , | Leave a comment