Berkshire Athenaeum

Pittsfield's Public Library

One Wendell Avenue

Pittsfield, MA 01201

Telephone (413) 499-9480

Fax (413) 499-9489

Tom Tyning presents Turtles!:
Saturday, February 28, 2 pm


Please join us at 2 pm on Saturday, February 28, for an afternoon of family fun when published author and Environmental Science professor Tom Tyning presents Turtles! Free and no registration required.
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]

Cinema of Law Returns:
Tuesdays in March, 6 pm

judge's gavel
Join us at 6 pm on the first four Tuesdays in March when the Cinema of Law returns for a ninth season, joining films on legal topics with expert commentary by local attorneys. Join us for one, or more, or all four screenings!
Attention College Students: Cinema of Law programs accepted by Berkshire Community College for Forum Credits. [MORE]
Sponsored by the Berkshire Trial Court Law Library, Berkshire Bar Association and the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Friends' Spring Book Sale:
Thursday, March 12 - Saturday, March 14

The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum Spring Book Sale will be held 4 - 8 pm on Thursday*, March 12;10 am - 4 pm, Friday, March 13; 10 am - 4 pm, Saturday, March 14. Sale includes books for all ages and interests; audiobooks; CDs; DVDs; Vinyl; Games & Puzzles. Shelved for easy browsing; bargain prices.
*Thursday sale is open exclusively to Members of the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum. Not a member? Join at the door for as little as $10.





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]

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, March 18, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

girl building with legos
Lego Club returns on Wednesday, March 18, 3:30 - 4:30 pm for building fun. This month's theme is: Outer Space.
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.

Contact us | Updated February 23, 2015