Berkshire Athenaeum

Pittsfield's Public Library

One Wendell Avenue

Pittsfield, MA 01201

Telephone (413) 499-9480

Fax (413) 499-9489

info@pittsfieldlibrary.org


 


Berkshire Seed Library

With Spring just around the corner, we invite you to wipe away the winter blues and investigate the offerings of the new Berkshire Seed Library, a partnership of The Berkshire Athenaeum,  Alchemy Initiative and Hancock Shaker Village. Membership is free and open to the public. Questions? Ask at the Reference Desk. Thanks the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum and the Pittsfield Cultural Council for their generous support.

Join us at Library Libations at Hotel on North on Monday, May 21, for a Book Club Discussion!white bookshelves, backlit, red rug, chairs
We are excited to team up with Hotel on North for Libations with Librarians - a monthly book club in the Lounge! Outreach Librarian Alex Geller will be leading a book talk on Whatever happened to interracial love: stories by Kathleen Collins.. Stop by the library to request a copy.
Grab a pint or just grab a seat! We'd love to see you in the Lounge and share this experience with you. Join us at Hotel on North from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.

We are Lending Board Games!
female librarian standing in front of shelves with a variety of board games
We are pleased to be offering a collection of family friendly board games. From traditional favorites like Candyland and Monopoly to brainteasers like Scattergories and Trivial Pursuit to the simple fun to be found in Chutes and Ladders and Cootie, there’s something for all ages and interests. Patrons can select from over 20 different games shelved in the library’s Reference area.
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The Berkshire Athenaeum is pleased to announce that the library now owns an Orion Star Blast Altazimuth Reflector Tabletop Telescope that is available for circulation. Whether you’re an astronomer or just have a passion for gazing at the night sky, this easy-does-it telescope is here for you to try.
The telescope is available for check out to adults (age 18 and older) with a library card in good standing. You must have a physical library card.  The loan period is seven days with no renewals.
All inquiries should be made at the Children’s Desk at the Berkshire Athenaeum or by phone at: (413) 499-9480, ext 203.

This telescope was generously purchased by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.


 

Community Expo: The Environment & Outdoor Recreation - Tuesday, April 24, 11 am - 1pm

human hands and forearms upraised, in various bright colors, some left hands, some right hands, above the words Communtiy EXPO
The Community Expo provides a safe, welcoming space for patrons to interact with organizations that provide direct services to our community.
At our April Expo, we are delighted to host organizations that support job readiness and soft skills training. Representatives from  City of Pittsfield Department of Health, City of Pittsfield Department of Community Development, Berkshire Natural Resources Council, Berkshire Environmental Action Team, Housatonic Valley Association will be here to answer your questions!
Free and open to the public!

Museum Pass Program grows


We are pleased to announce an addition to the Berkshire Athenaeum’s  collection of Museum Passes. Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum, a pass to The Zoo at Forest Park in Springfield is now available.

This latest addition joins the Athenaeum’s selection of over fifteen museum passes, providing free or reduced general admission to museums and cultural attractions  in the Berkshires and beyond. What a great way to plan an affordable family visit to these gems. [MORE]



 

 

Contact Us | Updated April 23, 2018