Expanded Library hours:
We're open Monday nights!
The Athenaeum is now open Monday evenings until 9 pm. Weekly library hours are: Monday – Thursday each week, 9 am – 9 pm; Friday, 9 am – 5 pm; and all day Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm. [MORE]
Jazz Week Performance:
7 pm on Thursday, October 13
The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum present a free Jazz Week Concert with prodigy Nathan Farrell on the alto saxaphone. Join us! Free and no registration required.
Why Only Women Should Vote:
Saturday, October 15, 2 pm
Join us at 2 pm on Saturday, October 15, when author Tom Fitzgerald presents "Why Only Women Should Vote", a radical alternative to our longstanding male-dominated systems of governance. 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.
Thursday, October 27, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Lego Club returns on Thursday, October 27, 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.
Screening of Camille Claudel:
3 pm, Tuesday, October 11
The Berkshire International Club sponsors the screening of Camille Claudel (l988). A sculptor in her own right, Claudel is often remembered for her relationship with Auguste Rodin. Film is in French with English subtitles. Free and open to the public.
New Museum Pass:
Shaker Museum at Mount Lebanon
A new museum pass has been added to the Athenaeum collection. Patrons can now borrow a pass to visit the Shaker Museum at Mount Lebanon, the North Family site at Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, consisting of 11 remaining buildings on 91 acres, This pass joins an already robost collection, providing free and reduced price admission to these significant cultural venues.
Museum passes are funded by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum
Preschool Halloween Parade:
Friday, October 28, 11 am
Come Trick or Treat through the library in your Halloween costume! Library staff will be giving out treats (no tricks!) at the Preschool Halloween Parade, which begins promptly at 11:00 AM on Friday, October 28. For babies & children up to age 5. Groups welcome. No registration required. Sponsored by the The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.