Berkshire Athenaeum

Pittsfield's Public Library

One Wendell Avenue

Pittsfield, MA 01201

Telephone (413) 499-9480

Fax (413) 499-9489

Computer Classes:
Spring/Summer Schedule announced

computer lab

The Spring/Summer schedule of Computer Lab classes has been announced. Classes at various levels are offered; space is limited and registration with a library card is required. Class topics include: Computer Basics; The Evergreen Library Catalog; QuickBooks; Facebook; Word; Excel; iOS and Android device platforms.
This round includes a first time offering: a 7-week intensive session on personal budgeting with YNAB, offered in collaboration with the Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity

The Berkshire Hills Chorus:
Tuesday, May 12, 7 pm

Berkshire Hills Chorus
Join us at 7 pm on Tuesday, May 12, when the Berkshire Hills Chorus presents a free concert of a cappella music. Open to the public.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Kill A Watt:
Manage your home energy use

Kill a Watt device
The Berkshire Athenaeum is now lending  a Kill A Watt Kit, which assists homeowners in understanding and curbing their energy use. The kit includes a meter for measuring the electrical draw of household appliances. Library patrons may borrow the kit for 3 weeks using a CWMARS library card. For further information, stop at the Athenaeum Circulation Desk during regular library hours. [More]
Friends' Summer Book Sale:
Thursday, July 9- Saturday, July 11

The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum Summer Book Sale will be held 4 - 8 pm on Thursday*, July 9; 10 am - 4 pm, Friday, July 10; 10 am - 4 pm, Saturday, July 11. 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.





Teen Book Giveaway:
Monday, April 13 - Saturday, April 18

library table with giveaway books

Teen Book Giveaway returns on for the week of Monday, April 13 - Saturday April 18. All Teens are encouraged to stop by the Young Adults' Department and select a free book or magazine while supplies last. Limit of one free item per teen. Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Food for Fines:
Monday, April 13 - Saturday, April 18

Donated Food
As part of its celebration of National Library Week, the Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s public library, will offer a modified fines amnesty from Monday, April 13, through Saturday, April 18. During this time the library will accept non perishable food items in lieu of paying fines for overdue books.. [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 April 21, 2015