Tuesday, December 30, 1 pm
Join us at 1 pm onTuesday, December 30, for Puppet People's newest production, The Firebird, inspired by the Russian folktale and popular ballet. Watch as even the impossible is possible, as the mythical firebird comes to life and Ivan and Princess Yelena team up to break the enchantment placed over their kingdom.
Free and 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. Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.
Berkshire County History Titles
Make Unique 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 Association.
The display can be viewed in the Blake Reading Room on the main floor of the Library. For the holiday season, copies of all of these books are available for purchase at the Local History Department of the Berkshire Athenaeum. [MORE]
Teen Book Giveaway Week:
December 15 - 20
Be ready for winter reading opportunities: During Teen Book Giveaway Week - Monday, December 15, through Saturday, December 20 - stop in and grab a book or magazine from the free table in the Young Adults Department. We will offer paperbacks, popular titles, new and next-to-new. Limit one free item per teen.Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum
Shaker Gift Drawing to be Exhibited
The Athenaeum has loaned a rare Shaker Gift Drawing to the New York State Museum in Albany for inclusion in an exhibition entitled The Shakers: America’s Quiet Revolutionaries.This Gift Drawing was last exhibited in 2008. The New York State Museum exhibition began November 15, 2014 and will continue through March of 2016. [More]
Fall schedule announced
The Fall schedule of Computer Classes has been announced and includes basic sessions on MIcrosoft Word; Microsoft Excel; Setting up an Email account. More advanced sessions are offered on Multimedia Resources; Exploring Web Browsers & Search Engines; and Cloud Computing. [More]
Wednesday, December 10, 3:30 - 4:30
The wildly popular Lego Club returns at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, December 10, when creativity and fun will be in no short supply. This month's building theme: Planes, Trains & Racecars.
Lego Club meets the second Wednesday of each month and is intended for children ages 5 and up. Children under 10 years old may not be left unattended in the Library. .Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum
Berkshire Music School Holiday Concert:
Saturday, December 13, 1 pm
The Berskhire Music School presents a free holiday concert for the whole family. Come enjoy holiday music with Berkshire Music School students and ensembles. Free and no registration required. 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
My wife, Abigail Adams:
Saturday, December 6, 2 pm
The Athenaeum will be honored by a visit from John Adams at 2 pm on Saturday, December 6, when President Adams' alter ego, George Baker, presents My Wife, Abigail Adams, the first Modern Woman. Free and no registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.