Berkshire Athenaeum

Pittsfield's Public Library

One Wendell Avenue

Pittsfield, MA 01201

Telephone (413) 499-9480

Fax (413) 499-9489

Blood Pressure Screenings:
Wednesday, December 2, 10 - 11:30 am

Community Health Van

The Berkshire Health Systems Community Outreach Van visits at the library's Wendell Avenue entrance from 10 - 11:30 am on Wednesday, December 2.
Professional staff on the van offer free Blood Pressure Screenings. No appointment necessary. Get cuffed, Berkshires!
Sponsored by Berkshire Health Systems and the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Wednesday, December 9, 7 pm:
Old Style Appalachian music with Moonshine Holler

Moonshine Holler Bluegrass Duo
Please join us at 7 pm on Wednesday, December 9, when Moonshine Holler,the husband and wife duet of Paula Bradley and Bill Dillof, brings us old style Appalachian melodies.
Free and no registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Computer Classes:
Fall Schedule announced

Computer Lab
The Reference Department has announced the Fall schedule of computer classes. Sessions include training on Computer Basics; Android & iOS devices; Google Docs; Google Sheets; Facebook; and Foundation Center Grant Research. Reservations are required and require a library card. Registration opens 3 weeks before the start of each class and made be made through the library's online Calendar of Events or by contacting the Reference Department during regular library hours.
Ebooks and Downloadable Audiobooks
for your iPad, Smartphone or Other Device

ipad and smartphone
We have eBooks, downloadable audiobooks and videos for your iPad, smartphone, tablet or other personal device. Borrow novels or nonfiction, books for children, teens and adults, all available with your library card. Not sure how to start? Ask for assistance at the Reference Desk.







Holiday Music Sing Along:
Saturday, December 5, 10 am

Berkshire Music School logo
The Berkshire Music School presents a celebration of winter holiday music plus a Sing Along at 10 am on Saturday, December 5.Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.
Special programs are suggested for children ages 5 and up.Children under 10 years old may not be left unattended in the Library.
Tuesday, December 1, 6 - 8 pm:
Paint like Georgia O'Keefe

Gregory Maichack, a national award-winning pastelist and talented instructor, returns to the Berkshire Athenaeum to present a workshop entitled: "Scarlet Poppies: Pastel Paint Like Georgia O’Keeffe". Georgia O’Keeffe’s famous poppy paintings (single and double) will be the focus of this workshop. Maichack will provide an easy entry into the world of pastel painting. All necessary strokes needed to pastel paint any image will be demonstrated. All required materials will be provided.
Preregistration is required and participants must be at least 18 years old. Registration is limited to the first 25 participants.You may register for this class at the library's Calendar of Events page or by contacting the Athenaeum Reference Department at or 413 499-9480 during regular business hours. A current library card is required for registration.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Food for Fines:
November 2015
food donations

Food for Fines returns in November when the Athenaeum offers a month-long modified fines amnesty from Sunday, November 1, through Monday, November 30. During this four-week period we will accept non perishable food items in lieu of paying fines for overdue books. [MORE]

Lego Club:
Wednesday, December 16, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

girl building with legos
Lego Club returns on Wednesday, December 16, 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 November 30, 2015