Berkshire Athenaeum

Pittsfield's Public Library

One Wendell Avenue

Pittsfield, MA 01201

Telephone (413) 499-9480

Fax (413) 499-9489



Despicable Me 3:
Wednesday, December 27, 2 pm

Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist.
Join us for a movie - drinks and snacks included!

Free and open to the public. No registraiton required.
Sponsored by the Children's Library and the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Join us at Library Libations at Hotel on North on Tuesday, January 16 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 We are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby.
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.

Commemorating Pittsfield's Role in WWI:
An exhibit of local photos

Image of Columbia, a woman with a red cap, wearing stars and stripes, with verbiage, Will you have a part in  Victory?
The Local History Department is proud to present a new exhibit commemorating Pittsfield’s role in World War I.  Artifacts and newspaper articles take you back to a time of rationing, victory gardens, and patriotic events in Pittsfield.  Come see photographs of Pittsfield’s World War I veterans and read about life in the trenches and on the Home Front. Find out more about how everyday life in Pittsfield changed during the war and what the citizens did to help with the war effort. The exhibit will be changing frequently so be sure to check back in to see new photographs, articles, and artifacts.
The exhibit will run through November 2018.

The Firebird:
Tuesday, December 26, 1 pm

bright red firebird puppet in front of greenery. Another puppet depicting a male dressed in gold shirt and blue trousers with boots, sits at the right side.
Inspired by the Russian folktale and popular ballet of The Firebird, watch as even the impossible is possible, as the mythical firebird comes to life and Ivan and Princess Yelena team up to break the enchantment placed over their kingdom. This 50 minute magical puppet fantasy features beautifully handcrafted marionettes, lavish costumes, vivid sets, and a large body puppet; masterly accompanied by Stravinsky's musical score from the ballet of The Firebird.
Free and no registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum. 

Lego Club -- and a Movie!
Thursday, December 28, 3 pm

Cover of DVD The Lego Ninjago Movie, pictures the lego ninja characters with swords
This month's Lego Club starts 1/2 hour early so we have time to screen a cool Lego movie while you build: The Lego Ninjago Movie. "Six young ninjas Lloyd, Jay, Kai, Cole, Zane and Nya are tasked with defending their island home, called Ninjago. By night, they're gifted warriors, using their skills and awesome fleet of vehicles to fight villains and monsters. By day, they're ordinary teens struggling against their greatest enemy: high school." - Movie insider
Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum

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.
The telescope was purchased by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.




Contact Us | Updated December 16, 2017