Berkshire Athenaeum

Pittsfield's Public Library

One Wendell Avenue

Pittsfield, MA 01201

Telephone (413) 499-9480

Fax (413) 499-9489

info@pittsfieldlibrary.org

Expanded Library hours begin
Monday, September 12

neon OPEN sign
Starting Monday, September 12, the Athenaeum is open Monday evenings until 9 pm. As we move into the start of this academic year, the Berkshire Athenaeum will be open Monday – Thursday each week, 9 am – 9 pm; Friday, 9 am – 5 pm; and all day Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm. [MORE]

Genealogy Classes offered:
Registration now open

genealogy tree
The Athenaeum’s Local History Department has scheduled a series called New Beginner’s Genealogy Classes. The series includes classes that cover organizing your genealogy research; using the census; accessing vital records and immigration materials; as well as mining Ancestry.com and FamilySearch databases. Space is limited and registration is required. [MORE]

Genealogy with Alan Doyle Horbal:
Tuesdays in October

family tree
The Athenaeum Local History Department announces a series of Genealogy classes scheduled for October. Basic Hands-on Genealogy with professional genealogist Alan Doyle Horbal will be offered on Tuesday, October 4, 11, 18, & 25, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. [MORE]

Lego Club:
Thursday, September 22, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

girl building with legos
Lego Club returns on Thursday, September 22, 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.

Cooking with Chef Marco Belli:
Thursday, September 22, 7 pm
Chef Marco Belli holding large bowl of food

Local chef Marco Belli will visit the Athenaeum to prepare ratatouille! Of course tasting will follow his presentation!

Attention Berkshire Community College students: This program is approved for Forum Credit.
Free and no registration required. Sponsored by the The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

 

 

 

Rescheduled:
Animal Farm: Greylock Critters in Song & Story:
Wednesday, October 5, 7 pm
Wintergreen folk trio Larry & Alice Spatz and Jerod Polens
Folk trio Wintergreen and Mike Whelan, interpreter at the Greylock Visitors' Center, present "Animal Farm- Greylock Critters in Song and Story". This program is approved for Forum Credit for Berkshire Community College Students. 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.Attention Berkshire Community College students: This program is approved for Forum Credit.

New Museum Pass:
Shaker Museum at Mount Lebanon
Great Stone Barn at Shaker Museum, 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

Teen Book Giveaway:
October 6 - 15
table with free books

In honor of Teen Read Week, all teens encouraged to stop by the Young Adults' Department from Thursday, October 6, through Saturday, October 15, and select a free book or magazine while supplies last. Limit of one free item per teen..
Sponsored by Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum;
  

Greening the Gateway:
2 pm, Wednesday, September 21

drawing of 8 cartoon style trees


Matthew Sharron presents information on "Greening the Gateway", an initiative to increase the tree canopy in Gateway cities in Massachusetts.
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.

 


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