Berkshire Athenaeum

Pittsfield's Public Library

One Wendell Avenue

Pittsfield, MA 01201

Telephone (413) 499-9480

Fax (413) 499-9489

pittsref@cwmars.org

3D Printing for Teens:
Thursday, July 28, 2 - 4 pm

3D printer
Come join us on  in the Young Adult Department  on Thursday, July 28, 2 – 4 pm to get started with 3D Printing. We will be printing your favorite sport’s logo in honor of Summer Reading.
This event is free, requires no registration, and is open to all ages from 12-18.
No prior 3D Printing design experience required!

Teen Summer Reading Program:
Prizes offered!

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Grab a Bingo Card, read some books, return the completed Bingo Card and be entered to win prizes that include Beacon Cinema Tickets or Ayelada gift cards. The fun begins when registration opens on Monday, June 27.
A special thank you to our sponsors: Beacon Cinema, Ayelada, Massachusetts Library System, the Collaborative Summer Reading Program,The Pittsfield Suns, and the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Lego Club:
Wednesday, August 17, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

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Lego Club returns on Wednesday, August 17, 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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Summer Booksale:
Thursday, July 14; Friday, July 15, Saturday, July 16
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The Friends Summer Booksale is scheduled for Thursday, July 14, 4 - 8* pm, Friday, July 15, 10 am - 4 pm; Saturday, July 16, 10 am - 4 pm. Thousands of items: hardcovers, paperbacks, DVDs, CDs, something for the whole family.
Proceeds from these sales sponsored by the Friends of the Library support library activities.
*Please note that Thursday evening is an exclusive sale for members of the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum only. Not a member? Join at the door for as little as $10.

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Reading Club for Kids:
Monday, June 27, through Saturday, August 20

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Summer Reading returns! Registration opens on Monday, June 27. The fun includes weely special performances; afternoon sports-themed movies; and weekly drawings for Klutz books, sports games and other prizes.
The Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, Taco Bell, Burger King, The Pittsfield Suns, TD Bank, Cyberstation, and the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.


Adult Summer Reading Program:
Why should the kids have all the fun?
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Summer reading for adults or, Why should the kids have all the fun? Read along with us: novels, history, graphic novels, for fun or for a challenge. Register starting Monday, June 27, to track your progress and access reading lists. Stop at any of our public desks and pick up a BINGO Card to track your reading. Each completed BINGO Card can be turned in as araffle entry for a free, full year membership in the wonderful Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.  

Crafts & Activities:
Monday, July 25, 2 pm

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Call or stop in at the Children’s desk to register a week in advance for Crafts and Activities with our Explorer’s Club. For ages 5 - 12 Registration is required (in person or by phone). Signups start one week prior to activity and is limited to the first 12 children.

The Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, Taco Bell, Burger King, The Pittsfield Suns, TD Bank, Cyberstation, and the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 


Contact us | Updated July 22, 2016