Berkshire Athenaeum

Pittsfield's Public Library

One Wendell Avenue

Pittsfield, MA 01201

Telephone (413) 499-9480

Fax (413) 499-9489

Unusual Reprints make
Unique Holiday Gifts

assortment of paperbound books
Our Main Floor display case contains a selection of Berkshire County history titles 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 Association. In the course of republishing, complete name indexes were created for most of the volumes. Inquiries should be addressed to the Local History Department of the Library at 499-9480 x6. MORE

Pastel Painting:
Tuesday, November 29, 6 pm
cutting board with lemons and knife
Gregory Maichack, a national award-winning pastelist and talented instructor, returns to the Berkshire Athenaeum to present a workshop entitled:"Pastel Paint Stunning Still Lifes Like the Masters". He demonstrates how beginners to accomplished artists can easily pastel paint a still life while applying techniques applied by masters such as van Gogh, O’Keeffe, Monet & da Vinci. . All required materials will be provided.
This program is free and open to the public but space is limited and preregistration is required. Participants must be at least 18 years old.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum
Attention Berkshire Community College students: This program is approved for Forum Credit.

3D Printing: Wow!

3D Printer
We're kicking off our Fall training series with classes on 3D Printing. 3D printing, a signature project of the Maker Movement, has arrived at the library with recent purchases of a SeeMeCNC Orion and two Ultimaker 2 printers.
Two types of instruction are being offered: 3D Printing, Wow! is a concept-based competency class. Introduction to Tinkercad is a five part, skill-based series covering the design program Tinkercad. [MORE]

Lego Club:
Thursday, December 22, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

girl building with legos
Lego Club returns on Thursday, December 22, 3:30 - 4:30 pm for building fun. Lego Club meets the Fourth Thursday of each month and is intended for children ages 5 and up. No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.





Pearl Harbor Day:
Display honors 75th Anniversary
Library display case containing photos and newspaper articles related to death of two local servicemen on Pearl Harbor Day
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 killed that day; Edward J. Burns who was in charge of a ground crew at the Pearl Harbor base, and Roman W. Sadlowski who was aboard the U.S.S. Oklahoma. [MORE]

World Aids Day:
Free Testing & Information 12 - 4 pm
tree of worlds aid day ribbons with event details
On Thursday, December 1, 12 - 4 pm, the Athenaeum hosts a State Clinic providing free testing for HIV, Hepatitis C, STDs. Prizes, information & advocates!
Sponsored by Advocacy for Access, Berkshire Public Health Alliance, Elizabeth Freeman Center, Qommunity, YMCA.

Rockachusetts, a Book Talk:
Wednesday, December 7, 7 pm
Cover of book Rockachusetts
Christy Butler presents a book talk on Rockachusetts: An Explorer's guide to Amazing Boulders of Massachusetts.
Attention Berkshire Community College students: This program is approved for Forum Credit.
Free and no registration required. No registration required. Sponsored by the The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

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