Berkshire Athenaeum

Pittsfield's Public Library

One Wendell Avenue

Pittsfield, MA 01201

Telephone (413) 499-9480

Fax (413) 499-9489

pittsref@cwmars.org

Short Story Contest:
Cash Prizes!

notebooks and pencil
The Berkshire Athenaeum and The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum are pleased to announce the 38th Annual Short Story Writing Contest for Children and the 19th Annual Short Story Contest for Young Adults. Forms available at the Children’s desk. Depending upon entries received, the following prizes will be awarded in each division: First Place will receive a $35.00 cash prize, Second Place will receive a $25.00 cash prize, and Honorable Mentions will receive $20.00 cash prizes. [MORE]
Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Genealogy Classes for Beginners:
May schedule now available

family tree
The Athenaeum Local History Department and Berkshire Family History Association are pleased to announce a schedule of genealogy classes for beginners, starting in May. [More]

Lego Club:
Wednesday, June 15, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

girl building with legos
Lego Club returns on Wednesday, June 15, 3:30 - 4:30 pm for building fun. Lego Club meets the Third Wednesday of each month is intended for children ages 5 and up. No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Summer Booksale:
Thursday, July 14; Friday, July 15, Saturday, July 16
booksale
The Friends Summer Booksale is scheduled for Thursday, July 14, 4 - 8* pm, Friday, July 15, 10 am - 4 pm; Saturday, July 16, 10 am - 4 pm. Thousands of items: hardcovers, paperbacks, DVDs, CDs, something for the whole family.
Proceeds from these sales sponsored by the Friends of the Library support library activities.
*Please note that Thursday evening is an exclusive sale for members of the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum only. Not a member? Join at the door for as little as $10.

 

 

 

 

 

Scrabble Thursdays @the Athenaeum:
Weekly at 6 pm

scrabble board and tiles
.Scrabble Thursdays provides a weekly opportunity for adult Scrabble players to meet for open play. All skill levels are welcome. Informal guidance will be available. Light refreshments are offered.
Scrabble Thursdays run 6 – 8 pm weekly in the library’s Food Zone, through May 26. No registration required. Those with questions can contact Dave at (413) 499-3591 or (413) 344 3815

History of Pittsfield in Postcards:
Wednesday, May 25, 5:30 pm
postcard of James Bowes Building
Peter Bergman of the Berkshire Historical Society presents "A Celebration of the History of Pittsfield in Postcards". Free and no registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum
This program is approved for Forum Credit for Berkshire Community College students.
Attendance at library programs constitutes consent to be photographed; photos may be used in print or electronic publicity for the Berkshire Athenaeum.   

Teen Book Giveaway:
Monday, June 6 - Saturday, June 11

Table with free books for teens


Teen Book Giveaway runs Monday, June 6, through Saturday, June 11. All teens are
invited to select a free book or magazine from the designated giveaway table in the library's Young Adults Department.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Contact us | Updated May 23, 2016