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Monday March 27, 2017 -  Friday April 28, 2017 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 Tee Shirt Art Contest     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   (413) 499-9480 X203   
   

T shirt

The Berkshire Athenaeum and The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum are pleased to sponsor a T-shirt Drawing Contest for children and youth. There will be two categories for entries: Children, ages 0 to 12, and Teens, ages 13 to 18. The winner in the children’s category will have their artwork printed on children’s T-shirts and the winner of the Teens category will have their artwork printed on adult sized T-shirts to be sold in the Friend’s gift shop at the library.

Artwork must be your original work. One art design per person on 81/2" X 11" paper. Picture must include mention of Pittsfield, MA or Berkshire Athenauem or The Berkshires. Participant or parent must be a library card holder in Berkshire County, MA.

Please bring your artwork directly to the Children's desk at the Berkshire Athenaeum.  It's important to make your submissions in person so you can get your free water bottle!  Free water bottles are going out to all participants who enter the contest!

Prizes: First Prize, in addition to having the artwork printed on the T-shirt, is $50.00. Second Prize is $25, and Third Prize is $10.00 in each category. All winning entries will be displayed in the library display case and on a large format poster for community members to enjoy. All entries become the property of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Winners will be notified by telephone, and a list of winners will be posted in the Children’s Library after May 8, 2017.

 

    Location: Children's Library
Monday April 24, 2017 Go To Top
rec_yoga 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Yoga at the Library with Katie Fortier     Tell a Friend
   

Kripalu certified yoga instructor, Katie Fortier has planned a series of free yoga classes at the Berkshire Athenaeum.
Join Katie for a one hour gentle/moderate Kripalu Yoga class to cultivate breath and body awareness, stretch and tone muscles, alleviate tension, support mental clarity, invite deep peace, and honor your inner wisdom.   She will begin with warm-ups and breath work, follow a sequence of postures, and end with a short meditation and relaxation.
All are welcome.
Please bring your own mat, if you have one!

The class will run from 7 to 8 PM in April and May. The day of the week will vary: Tuesday, April 18; Monday, April 24; Thursday, May 4; Monday, May 8; Tuesday, May 16, 23 and 30. Participants can attend some or all of the classes.

This program is approved for Forum Credit for Berkshire Community College Students.

Free and no registration required.

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

 

    Location: Library Auditorium
Wednesday April 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM 3D Let's Print     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Services Department   413 499 9480 x202   info@pittsfieldlibrary.org
   

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Topics covered in this class will include slicing programs and how to release a job using each machine. We will be reviewing MatterControl software (SeeMeCNC Orion) and Cura software (Ultimake 2); how to change filament and addressing additional questions.

This class will be offered 3 times: Wednesday, February 15th 3:00 - 4:30 PM; Wednesday, March 15th, 3:00 - 4:30 PM;  ; Wednesday, April 26th, 3:00 - 4:30 PM. Please register for one session only.

This program is approved for Forum Credit for Berkshire Community College Students.

Our Computer Lab sessions are taught presuming attendees’ ability to type on a computer keyboard; use either a laptop touchpad or a mouse; and enter an address in the address bar of a browser. Those who do not have these skills are welcome to sign up for our sessions; however they may find they are unable to fully participate.

Space is limited and Preregistration is required. Registration opens April 5th.

On April 5th,  you may register for this class by clicking the Register button below and entering your library card number. Your card must be current in order to register for classes.  You may also email the Reference Department at  info@pittsfieldlibrary.org or call 413 499-9480 during regular business hours. 

Please note: We accept your registration as a commitment to attend a session and we will hold a spot for you. If you later find you will not be able to attend, we request that you let us know so we can alert someone on our waiting list. Those who habitually reserve a spot and then don't show may be denied the opportunity to register for future sessions. Thank you.

    Location: Computer Lab
        There are 5 spaces available.
Thursday April 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Talking Book Fair     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Madeline Kelly   (413) 499-9480 x202   Madeline@pittsfieldlibrary.org
   

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Erin Fragola, Library Outreach Coordinator from the Perkins Library will speak about the Talking Books program, a federally funded service that provides free reading material to those who cannot read printed materials because of blindness or other disabilities.

Members of the public are invited to attend Fragola’s free presentation. No registration is required. Light refreshments will be served.

This program is approved for Forum Credit for Berkshire Community College Students.

The April 27 Talking Book Fair is part of a two-year Athenaeum initiative made possible by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC). LSTA is administered and funded on the federal level by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

    Location: Main Reading Room
Saturday April 29, 2017 Go To Top
nat_bush.GIF 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Life Under the River Shadow Puppetry Workshop for Children and Adults     Tell a Friend
    Contact:    413-298-7024   mass@hvatoday.org
   

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        PREREGISTER FOR 10:30am to Noon OR  1pm to 2:30pm. Call HVA at 413-298-7024.

Children 10 years and older as well as adults are invited to bring out their creative sides while at the same time geting in touch with the life under our brooks, streams and ponds. Participants will create hinged shadow puppets and, under Ms. Babcock’s guidance, will create a short, shadow puppet play that will be presented at the end of the workshop. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

This program is approved for Forum Credit for Berkshire Community College Students.

All programs are free and open to the public.

Be River Smart month is coordinated by the Housatonic Valley Association.

These programs are made possible by the generous support of the Pittsfield Cultural Council,  the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum and the Berkshire Athenaeum.

About the Housatonic Valley Association    
    Location: Library Auditorium
 
nat_bush.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Life Under the River Shadow Puppetry Workshop for Children and Adults     Tell a Friend
    Contact:    413-298-7024   mass@hvatoday.org
   

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        PREREGISTER FOR 10:30am to Noon OR 1pm to 2:30pm. Call HVA at 413-298-7024.

Children 10 years and older as well as adults are invited to bring out their creative sides while at the same time geting in touch with the life under our brooks, streams and ponds. Participants will create hinged shadow puppets and, under Ms. Babcock’s guidance, will create a short, shadow puppet play that will be presented at the end of the workshop. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

This program is approved for Forum Credit for Berkshire Community College Students.

All programs are free and open to the public.

Be River Smart month is coordinated by the Housatonic Valley Association.

These programs are made possible by the generous support of the Pittsfield Cultural Council, the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum and the Berkshire Athenaeum.

About the Housatonic Valley Association    
    Location: Library Auditorium
Tuesday May 2, 2017 Go To Top
food_apple 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM SNAP Visit     Tell a Friend
   

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Staff from the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts have scheduled a SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) visit. Food Bank staff and volunteers will be available to answer all your questions, provide pre-screening, determine eligibility and offer application assistance.

About SNAP    
    Location: Main Reading Room
Wednesday May 3, 2017 Go To Top
med_stethoscope 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Blood Pressure Screenings     Tell a Friend
   

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Get cuffed, Berkshires!

Did you know high blood pressure is the silent killer and every 39 seconds an adult dies of a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular disease? A nurse from Berkshire Health Systems will be in the library to take your blood pressure.

No appointment necessary.

Sponsored by Berkshire Health Systems and the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Stop in to learn your numbers!

About Get Cuffed Berkshires    
    Location: Wendell Avenue Entrance
Thursday May 4, 2017 Go To Top
rec_yoga 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Yoga at the Library with Katie Fortier     Tell a Friend
   

Kripalu certified yoga instructor, Katie Fortier has planned a series of free yoga classes at the Berkshire Athenaeum.
Join Katie for a one hour gentle/moderate Kripalu Yoga class to cultivate breath and body awareness, stretch and tone muscles, alleviate tension, support mental clarity, invite deep peace, and honor your inner wisdom.   She will begin with warm-ups and breath work, follow a sequence of postures, and end with a short meditation and relaxation.
All are welcome.
Please bring your own mat, if you have one!

The class will run from 7 to 8 PM in April and May. The day of the week will vary: Tuesday, April 18; Monday, April 24; Thursday, May 4; Monday, May 8; Tuesday, May 16, 23 and 30. Participants can attend some or all of the classes.

This program is approved for Forum Credit for Berkshire Community College Students.

Free and no registration required.

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

 

    Location: Library Auditorium
Monday May 8, 2017 Go To Top
rec_yoga 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Yoga at the Library with Katie Fortier     Tell a Friend
   

Kripalu certified yoga instructor, Katie Fortier has planned a series of free yoga classes at the Berkshire Athenaeum.
Join Katie for a one hour gentle/moderate Kripalu Yoga class to cultivate breath and body awareness, stretch and tone muscles, alleviate tension, support mental clarity, invite deep peace, and honor your inner wisdom.   She will begin with warm-ups and breath work, follow a sequence of postures, and end with a short meditation and relaxation.
All are welcome.
Please bring your own mat, if you have one!

The class will run from 7 to 8 PM in April and May. The day of the week will vary: Tuesday, April 18; Monday, April 24; Thursday, May 4; Monday, May 8; Tuesday, May 16, 23 and 30. Participants can attend some or all of the classes.

This program is approved for Forum Credit for Berkshire Community College Students.

Free and no registration required.

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

 

    Location: Library Auditorium
Tuesday May 9, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sensory Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (413) 499-9480 ext 5   
   

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Sensory Story Times are customized to meet the needs of children on the autism spectrum. The program uses prompts to provide a tangible way for children to follow a story line and a structure that helps with transition from one activity to the next. 

Sensory Story Time is for children 6 years and younger.

No registration required.

The Sensory Story Time is funded by a grant to the Athenaeum provided through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. 

    Location: Library Auditorium
Tuesday May 16, 2017 Go To Top
rec_yoga 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Yoga at the Library with Katie Fortier     Tell a Friend
   

Kripalu certified yoga instructor, Katie Fortier has planned a series of free yoga classes at the Berkshire Athenaeum.
Join Katie for a one hour gentle/moderate Kripalu Yoga class to cultivate breath and body awareness, stretch and tone muscles, alleviate tension, support mental clarity, invite deep peace, and honor your inner wisdom.   She will begin with warm-ups and breath work, follow a sequence of postures, and end with a short meditation and relaxation.
All are welcome.
Please bring your own mat, if you have one!

The class will run from 7 to 8 PM in April and May. The day of the week will vary: Tuesday, April 18; Monday, April 24; Thursday, May 4; Monday, May 8; Tuesday, May 16, 23 and 30. Participants can attend some or all of the classes.

This program is approved for Forum Credit for Berkshire Community College Students.

Free and no registration required.

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

 

    Location: Library Auditorium
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Tuesday May 23, 2017 Go To Top
rec_yoga 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Yoga at the Library with Katie Fortier     Tell a Friend
   

Kripalu certified yoga instructor, Katie Fortier has planned a series of free yoga classes at the Berkshire Athenaeum.
Join Katie for a one hour gentle/moderate Kripalu Yoga class to cultivate breath and body awareness, stretch and tone muscles, alleviate tension, support mental clarity, invite deep peace, and honor your inner wisdom.   She will begin with warm-ups and breath work, follow a sequence of postures, and end with a short meditation and relaxation.
All are welcome.
Please bring your own mat, if you have one!

The class will run from 7 to 8 PM in April and May. The day of the week will vary: Tuesday, April 18; Monday, April 24; Thursday, May 4; Monday, May 8; Tuesday, May 16, 23 and 30. Participants can attend some or all of the classes.

This program is approved for Forum Credit for Berkshire Community College Students.

Free and no registration required.

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

 

    Location: Library Auditorium
Tuesday May 30, 2017 Go To Top
rec_yoga 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Yoga at the Library with Katie Fortier     Tell a Friend
   

Kripalu certified yoga instructor, Katie Fortier has planned a series of free yoga classes at the Berkshire Athenaeum.
Join Katie for a one hour gentle/moderate Kripalu Yoga class to cultivate breath and body awareness, stretch and tone muscles, alleviate tension, support mental clarity, invite deep peace, and honor your inner wisdom.   She will begin with warm-ups and breath work, follow a sequence of postures, and end with a short meditation and relaxation.
All are welcome.
Please bring your own mat, if you have one!

The class will run from 7 to 8 PM in April and May. The day of the week will vary: Tuesday, April 18; Monday, April 24; Thursday, May 4; Monday, May 8; Tuesday, May 16, 23 and 30. Participants can attend some or all of the classes.

This program is approved for Forum Credit for Berkshire Community College Students.

Free and no registration required.

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

 

    Location: Library Auditorium
Wednesday June 7, 2017 Go To Top
med_stethoscope 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Blood Pressure Screenings     Tell a Friend
   

Image result for get cuffed berkshires

Get cuffed, Berkshires!

Did you know high blood pressure is the silent killer and every 39 seconds an adult dies of a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular disease? A nurse from Berkshire Health Systems will be in the library to take your blood pressure.

No appointment necessary.

Sponsored by Berkshire Health Systems and the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Stop in to learn your numbers!

About Get Cuffed Berkshires    
    Location: Wendell Avenue Entrance
Tuesday June 13, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sensory Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (413) 499-9480 ext 5   
   

http://www.nesmithlibrary.org/sites/nesmithlibrary.org/files/styles/medium/public/images/events/Sensory-Storytime.png?itok=Jx9LzQzz

Sensory Story Times are customized to meet the needs of children on the autism spectrum. The program uses prompts to provide a tangible way for children to follow a story line and a structure that helps with transition from one activity to the next. 

Sensory Story Time is for children 6 years and younger.

No registration required.

The Sensory Story Time is funded by a grant to the Athenaeum provided through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. 

    Location: Library Auditorium
Wednesday July 5, 2017 Go To Top
med_stethoscope 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Blood Pressure Screenings     Tell a Friend
   

Image result for get cuffed berkshires

Get cuffed, Berkshires!

Did you know high blood pressure is the silent killer and every 39 seconds an adult dies of a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular disease? A nurse from Berkshire Health Systems will be in the library to take your blood pressure.

No appointment necessary.

Sponsored by Berkshire Health Systems and the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Stop in to learn your numbers!

About Get Cuffed Berkshires    
    Location: Wendell Avenue Entrance
Wednesday August 2, 2017 Go To Top
med_stethoscope 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Blood Pressure Screenings     Tell a Friend
   

Image result for get cuffed berkshires

Get cuffed, Berkshires!

Did you know high blood pressure is the silent killer and every 39 seconds an adult dies of a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular disease? A nurse from Berkshire Health Systems will be in the library to take your blood pressure.

No appointment necessary.

Sponsored by Berkshire Health Systems and the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Stop in to learn your numbers!

About Get Cuffed Berkshires    
    Location: Wendell Avenue Entrance
Wednesday September 6, 2017 Go To Top
med_stethoscope 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Blood Pressure Screenings     Tell a Friend
   

Image result for get cuffed berkshires

Get cuffed, Berkshires!

Did you know high blood pressure is the silent killer and every 39 seconds an adult dies of a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular disease? A nurse from Berkshire Health Systems will be in the library to take your blood pressure.

No appointment necessary.

Sponsored by Berkshire Health Systems and the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Stop in to learn your numbers!

About Get Cuffed Berkshires    
    Location: Wendell Avenue Entrance
Wednesday October 4, 2017 Go To Top
med_stethoscope 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Blood Pressure Screenings     Tell a Friend
   

Image result for get cuffed berkshires

Get cuffed, Berkshires!

Did you know high blood pressure is the silent killer and every 39 seconds an adult dies of a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular disease? A nurse from Berkshire Health Systems will be in the library to take your blood pressure.

No appointment necessary.

Sponsored by Berkshire Health Systems and the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Stop in to learn your numbers!

About Get Cuffed Berkshires    
    Location: Wendell Avenue Entrance
Wednesday November 1, 2017 Go To Top
med_stethoscope 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Blood Pressure Screenings     Tell a Friend
   

Image result for get cuffed berkshires

Get cuffed, Berkshires!

Did you know high blood pressure is the silent killer and every 39 seconds an adult dies of a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular disease? A nurse from Berkshire Health Systems will be in the library to take your blood pressure.

No appointment necessary.

Sponsored by Berkshire Health Systems and the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Stop in to learn your numbers!

About Get Cuffed Berkshires    
    Location: Wendell Avenue Entrance
Wednesday December 6, 2017 Go To Top
med_stethoscope 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Blood Pressure Screenings     Tell a Friend
   

Image result for get cuffed berkshires

Get cuffed, Berkshires!

Did you know high blood pressure is the silent killer and every 39 seconds an adult dies of a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular disease? A nurse from Berkshire Health Systems will be in the library to take your blood pressure.

No appointment necessary.

Sponsored by Berkshire Health Systems and the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Stop in to learn your numbers!

About Get Cuffed Berkshires    
    Location: Wendell Avenue Entrance
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