Berkshire Athenaeum

Pittsfield's Public Library

One Wendell Avenue

Pittsfield, MA 01201

Telephone (413) 499-9480

Fax (413) 499-9489

Meditation with Dr Vidich:
Thursday, January 29, 7 pm

Andrew Vidich

Returning by popular demand! Join us at 7 pm on Thursday, January 29, when Dr Andrew Vidich returns to offer "Meditation for Total Health and Happiness."
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.

Local History Department announces
Spring Genealogy Classes

family tree
The Local History Department has announced a round of Spring Genealogy Classes. Three workshop sessions are offered for novices; a four-week series is scheduled for those using census and other resources. [MORE]

Attention owners of personal devices:
We offer downloadable ebooks, audiobooks & videos

Do you have a an iPad or Android tablet? Do you like to listen to audiobooks on an MP3 player? Would you like downloadable books and videos having to purchase every title? We offer downloadable eBooks, audiobooks and videos. Titles are checked out on your library card, downloaded and return themselves. (No overdue fines!) Fiction in a variety of genres; nonfiction on many topics; books for children, teens and adults are included.[MORE]

Shaker Gift Drawing to be Exhibited
Shaker Spirit Drawing
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]





Computer Classes:
Winter schedule announced

computer lab

The Winter schedule of Computer Classes has been announced and includes basic sessions on using a laptop; setting up an Email account; and introduction to smartphones. More advanced sessions are offered on Cloud Computing; Personal Device troubleshooting; and Quickbooks.[More]

Get a charge out of this!
Friends provide Courtesy Charging Station

charging station
We are happy to announce a  Courtesy Charging Station is installed in  the library’s Food Zone. The unit, purchased by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum,  provides 8 connectors (2 Apple Lightning; 2 Apple 30-pin; 3 micro USB; and 1 mini USB) for patrons to charge cell phones and personal devices. [MORE]

New Colonial Theatre History
Available at the Athenaeum
colonial theatre book

After more than a dozen years of exhaustive research by a team of dedicated authors, the History of the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield, Massachusetts has been published. Copies of the 524 page, beautifully illustrated hardcover edition have been donated to the Athenaeum by the authors, the late Anne Everest Wojtkowski, Robert M. Boland, Jeffry Alan Bradway and William F. Munn, and are available for use in the Local History Department.[MORE]

Boom & Bust Sing-a-Long with Doug Schmolze:
Thursday, January 22, 7 pm

Doug Schmolze with guitar
Doug Schmolze on guitar and Eric Martin on violin/viola present Boom and Bust Sing-a-Long, a program of vintage American songs.Mark the date and bring your singing voice: Thursday, January 22, 7 pm. Free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Contact us | Updated January 28, 2015