Berkshire Athenaeum

Pittsfield's Public Library

One Wendell Avenue

Pittsfield, MA 01201

Telephone (413) 499-9480

Fax (413) 499-9489

pittsref@cwmars.org

Shades of Gray, Splashes of Color:
7 pm, Thursday, September 10


Shades of Gray book cover

Author Bill Cooke visits at 7 pm on Thursday, September 10, and presents "Shades of Gray, Splashes of Color: A Thru-Hike of the Colorado Trail". This is a multi-media booktalk about the author's 38 day hike of the 482 mile Colorado Trail. Free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum. 

Making Green Smoothies:
2 pm, Saturday, September 19

Julie Salvato with green smoothie in her hand
Presenter Julie Salvato presents a green smoothie demonstration and tasting at 2 pm on Saturday, September 19.  Participants will learn the health benefits of raw green food smoothies as they’re created and sampled. Free and no registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum. .

Kill A Watt:
Manage your home energy use

Kill a Watt device
The Berkshire Athenaeum is now lending  a Kill A Watt Kit, which assists homeowners in understanding and curbing their energy use. The kit includes a meter for measuring the electrical draw of household appliances. Library patrons may borrow the kit for 3 weeks using a CWMARS library card. For further information, stop at the Athenaeum Circulation Desk during regular library hours. [More]
Ebooks and Downloadable Audiobooks
for your iPad, Smartphone or Other Device

ipad and smartphone
We have eBooks, downloadable audiobooks and videos for your iPad, smarthphone, tablet or other personal device. Borrow novels or nonfiction, books for children, teens and adults, all available with your library card. Not sure how to start? Ask for assistance at the Reference Desk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BHS Community Outreach Van visits:
Wednesday, September 2, 10 am - 12 noon

Berkshire Health Systems Community Health Van
The Berkshire Health Systems Community Outreach Van
visits on Wednesday, September 2, 10 am - 12 noon, when it will be parked at the Wendell Avenue library entrance. 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.
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Curiosity Day with Clifford:
Saturday, September 19, 10:30 am - 12 noon

Clifford the Big Red Dog
Hear a special guest reader, make a craft, explore different musical insruments and much more on Saturday, September 19, 10:30 am - 12 noon, when we celebrate Curiosity Day!
No registration required. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times. 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 sponsored in part by the Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield CFCE, Pittsfield Promise,
Wee Read, Berkshire County Head Start, Pittsfield Public Schools, Child Care of the Berkshires and the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum



Full STEAM ahead in the
Athenaeum Children's Library
blast of steam

We are excited to announce our Children’s Library has been awarded a “Full STEAM Ahead” grant by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC). The $7,500 grant, funded under the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), promotes libraries working within their community toward increasing children’s interest and skills in the important areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math..[MORE]

Lego Club:
Wednesday, September 16, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

girl building with legos
Lego Club returns on Wednesday, September 16, 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.
Children under 10 years old may not be left unattended in the Library. Attendance at library programs constitutes consent to be photographed; photos may be used in print or electronic publicity for the Berkshire Athenaeum.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.




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