Berkshire Athenaeum

Pittsfield's Public Library

One Wendell Avenue

Pittsfield, MA 01201

Telephone (413) 499-9480

Fax (413) 499-9489

info@pittsfieldlibrary.org

In observation of President's Day, we will be closed on Monday, February 20th. Our catalog will be experiencing system-wide updates on Monday, February 20th which may result in temporary interruptions. We will be open for regular hours of 10-5 on Saturday, and reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday.

Teen Book Giveaway:
Monday, February 13, to Tuesday, February 21
round wooden table with books and sign, Teen Book Giveaway
The Teen Book Giveaway table is stocked with free titles for the taking! From Monday, February 13, through Tuesday, February 21, young adults are invited to take a free book or magazine, one item per person, while supplies last. Grab some vacation reading!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Self-Publishing for the aspiring author:
Wednesday, February 15, 7 pm

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Join us at 7 pm on Wednesday, February 15, when local science fiction author Jon Wynn presents “The Lowdown and Upside of Self-Publishing: Options for the Aspiring Author.”. Free and no registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.Attention Berkshire Community College Students: This program is approved for Forum Credit.

Lego Club:
Thursday, February 23, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

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Lego Club returns on Thursday, February 23, 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.

 

 

 

 

Links for Literacy:
Saturday, February 25, 10 am - 4 pm
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Play miniature golf INSIDE the library! A 10-hole golf course (to complement Pittsfield’s 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival’s theme), complete with hazards, will be set up inside the library.
Date & Time: Saturday, February 25, 10 AM – 4 PM
Admission: $5 for adults & $2 for kids under 12
Family fun, at an affordable price, that benefits a great cause: Join us!

3D Printing:
Learning opportunties
3D Printer

The Berkshire Athenaeum is proud to offer 3D Printing to the City of Pittsfield! The Reference Department has available for general use one Ultimaker 2 and one SeeMeCNC Orion. The Children’s Library has available one Ultimaker 2 which is included in programming in the Children’s Library.
We recognize that 3D Printing and Computer Aided Design (CAD) is new to our community. We recognize that the schedules and needs of members in our city varies widely, so in addition to onsite sessions  we are offering a self-guided program that can largely be completed on your own time.
Attention Berkshire Community College Students: These programs are approved for Forum Credit. [MORE]

Borrow the Internet!
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The Berkshire Athenaeum now offers library patrons the opportunity to borrow Verizon Jetpack brand 4G mobile hotspots. Each hotspot can connect up to 15 WiFi enabled devices (tablets, laptops, smart phones) to the internet.
Hotspots are available on a first come, first served basis and are checked out at the Reference Desk for a one week loan, from Wednesday to Tuesday.  Patrons planning community events, family gatherings or meetings where internet access would be valuable are encouraged to reserve a hotspot in advance. [MORE]

 


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Contact us | Updated February 15, 2017