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.

Story Times:
Tuesdays at 10 am

story time
An opportunity to share the joys of reading - and being read to - with little ones:The Athenaeum Children's Library offers Storytime, most Tuesdays at 10 am. Free and open to the public. No registration required.
Children under 10 years old may not be left unattended in the Library.

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]

Lego Club:
Wednesday, January 21, 3:30 - 4:30

Lego club
The wildly popular Lego Club returns at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, January 21, when creativity and fun will be in no short supply. This month's building theme is Robots.
Lego Club meets the third Wednesday of each month and is intended for children ages 5 and up. Children under 10 years old may not be left unattended in the Library. .Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum

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 16, 2015