Berkshire Athenaeum

Pittsfield's Public Library

One Wendell Avenue

Pittsfield, MA 01201

Telephone (413) 499-9480

Fax (413) 499-9489

Birds of the New England Swamp:
Wednesday, May 4, 7 pm

bird in swamp
Join us at 7 pm on Wednesday, May 4, when wildlife photographer Peter Christoph presents a narrated slideshow, sharing both his award-winning images and his photographic secrets as he brings you inside a typical New England swamp. Christoph provides an intimate look into the many varieties of birds that inhabit our swamps, including ospreys and herons, shorebirds, woodpeckers, and other cavity dwellers. Free and no registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Genealogy Classes for Beginners:
May schedule now available

family tree
The Athenaeum Local History Department and Berkshire Family History Association are pleased to announce a schedule of genealogy classes for beginners, starting in May. [More]

Lego Club:
Wednesday, May 18, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

girl building with legos
Lego Club returns on Wednesday, May 18, 3:30 - 4:30 pm for building fun. Lego Club meets the Third Wednesday of each month is intended for children ages 5 and up. No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Blood Pressure Screenings:
Wednesday, May 4, 10 - 11:30 am
Berkshire Health Systems van
The Berkshire Health Systems Community Outreach Van visits at the library's Wendell Avenue entrance and professional staff on the van offer free Blood Pressure Screenings. No appointment necessary. Get cuffed, Berkshires!
Sponsored by Berkshire Health Systems and the Berkshire Athenaeum






Scrabble Thursdays @the Athenaeum:
Weekly at 6 pm

scrabble board and tiles
We're pleased to announce the debut of Scrabble Thursdays. Scrabble Thursdays provides a weekly opportunity for adult Scrabble players to meet for open play. All skill levels are welcome. Informal guidance will be available. Light refreshments are offered.
Scrabble Thursdays run 6 – 8 pm weekly in the library’s Food Zone. No registration required. Those with questions can contact Dave at (413) 499-3591 or (413) 344 3815

Dance Music from around the world:
Thursday, April 28, 7 pm
Eric Martin and Karen Axelrod
Eric Martin (fidde, viola, voice) and Karen Axelrod (paino, accordian) perform traditional dance music from around the world.
Free and no registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum. Attendance at library programs constitutes consent to be photographed; photos may be used in print or electronic publicity for the Berkshire Athenaeum.
This program is approved for Forum Credit for Berkshire Community College students.

Reference Department announces
Schedule of Spring Learning Opportunities

image of dictionary page with the word learning in bold

The spring schedule of learning opportunities includes: The Very Basics of 3D Printing; Coloring with Tablets; and the opportunity to schedule one hour of one-to-one instruction supporting library services called Reserve A Librarian
. [More]

Contact us | Updated April 28, 2016