Berkshire Athenaeum

Pittsfield's Public Library

One Wendell Avenue

Pittsfield, MA 01201

Telephone (413) 499-9480

Fax (413) 499-9489

pittsref@cwmars.org


Bark: Get to know your trees
Tuesday, April 14, 7 pm

Bark: A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast

Join us at 7 pm on Tuesday, April 14, when Michael Wojtech, author of Bark: A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast , will be here for a book talk and tree identification practice. This event has been accepted for Berkshire Community College Forum Credits.
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.

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

booksale
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, April 15, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

girl building with legos
Lego Club returns on Wednesday, April 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.
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 March 25, 2015