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]
Politics & Patriots:
7 pm on Thursday, October 27
Tom Lindsay and Michae Eck, The Lost Radio Rounders, perform "Politics & Patriots", campaign songs and stories from America's founding to World War II; from George Washington to Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Humor, history and hummable melodies from across the aisle and across the years!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.
3D Printing: Wow!
We're kicking off our Fall training series with classes on 3D Printing. 3D printing, a signature project of the Maker Movement, has arrived at the library with recent purchases of a SeeMeCNC Orion and two Ultimaker 2 printers.
Two types of instruction are being offered: 3D Printing, Wow! is a concept-based competency class. Introduction to Tinkercad is a five part, skill-based series covering the design program Tinkercad. [MORE]
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.
Food for Fines:
Food for Fines returns in November! During this time the library will accept non-perishable food items in lieu of paying fines for overdue books. Food is accepted for payment of overdue fines for items currently in circulation as well as outstanding overdue fines from other transactions. The replacement costs of lost or damaged materials may not be resolved by donated food. All donated food will be turned over to the Rotary Club of Pittsfield as pat of that organization's annual food collection drive . [MORE]
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.