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Monday August 21, 2017 Go To Top
nat_moon_full 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM View the Solar Eclipse at the Library     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Dept   (413) 499-9480 x202   
   

If you are wondering how to watch the solar eclipse that will pass over the United States on Monday, August 21, first look to your library. Thanks to the generous donation from the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum, the Library will host a series of eclipse-themed activities on August 21st from 2PM-4PM, including a build-your-own pin-hole camera for viewing the eclipse. The Library will also provide 100 pairs of certified safe shades for eclipse viewing. 
 
Even though the "totality"--a 70-miles-wide area where the sun is completely blocked by the moon--will not pass over the Berkshires, we will still experience a partial eclipse. In Pittsfield, the eclipse will peak at 2:43 PM, when the moon obscures 65.9% of the sun. This will be the first total solar eclipse in the past 40 years, and an astronomical event not to be missed!

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 Berkshire Athenaeum and the  Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum

 

About the Solar Eclipse    
 
lib_book_red 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Libations with Librarians     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alex Geller   413-499-9480 ext 202   
   

Hotel on North is excited to team up with the Berkshire Athenaeum for Libations with Librarians -- a new monthly book club in the Lounge!
August: Librarian Alex Geller
Book: Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
Grab a pint or just grab a seat! We'd love to see you in the Lounge and share this experience with you. 
Hotel on North is located at 297 North Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
 
Sponsored by the Berkshire Athenaeum and Hotel on North.
    Location: Hotel on North
Tuesday August 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM 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. Taught by Madeline.

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 August 1st.

On August 1st,  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
   
Thursday August 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM 3D Scanning     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Services Department   413 499 9480 x202   info@pittsfieldlibrary.org
   

3D Scanning: Get a Sense of How to Scan & 3D Print Yourself or Someone Else (or whatever else you want to replicate)!
Have you heard? We own a hand-held scanner that we have been using to create busts and other amazing designs! Come learn how our 3D Sense scanner works and let your imagination take you away! Taught by Andrea.

Space is limited and Preregistration is required. Registration opens August 3rd.

On August 3rd,  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.
 
rec_yoga 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Evening 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!

Attention Berkshire Community College Students: This class is eligible for Forum credit.

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 August 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Fall in Love with 3D Printing     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Services Department   413 499 9480 x202   info@pittsfieldlibrary.org
   

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Together we’ll print a summer seasonal design. Have another design you would like to try? Go ahead and test your luck in this open workshop. Taught by Madeline.

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 August 8th.

On August 8th,  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 6 spaces available.
Thursday August 31, 2017 Go To Top
rec_yoga 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Evening 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!

Attention Berkshire Community College Students: This class is eligible for Forum credit.

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 September 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_usflag Library closed in observance of Labor Day.     Tell a Friend
    About Labor Day    
Wednesday September 6, 2017 Go To Top
med_stethoscope 9:30 AM  -  10:30 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
Monday September 11, 2017 Go To Top
med_bag1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Get Tested at the Library     Tell a Friend
   

The Berkshire Athenaeum is partnering with the Berkshire Medical Center's State Clinic to offer free, confidential health screenings on a walk-in basis. Clinic staff will perform testing for STD, HIV, and Hepatitis C at the library’s balcony level meeting room on the second Monday of each month.. All testing is confidential and notifications and follow-up services will be provided by clinic staff.

About Berkshie Medical Center's State Clinics    
    Location: Athenaeum Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM 'Crazy': A Documentary Film Screening     Tell a Friend
   

"Crazy" is a film about a father and son's fight for choice under the weight of an Involuntary Outpatient Commitment Order, and the ongoing struggle to find balance. In 2011, Eric, diagnosed schizophrenic, faced a critical choice - whether to comply with traditional mental health treatment or follow his own path to wellness. Eric’s doctors want to medicate him for his own protection...but after eight years of psych meds, Eric wants to refuse drugs he believes may harm him. With extraordinary access, CRAZY explores both sides of the story. Eric, his father and his attorney argue passionately for Eric’s right to make his own medical decisions. Filmmaker Lise Zumwait will lead a discussion following the screening.            

Free and no registration required.

Sponsored by The Western Mass Recovery Learning Community (RLC) and The Berkshire Athenaeum.                                                                                  

About "Crazy"    
    Location: Library Auditorium
Tuesday September 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Meditation with Dr. Andrew Vidich     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Dept   (413) 499-9480 x202   
   

Dr. Andrew Vidich returns to the Berkshire Athenaeum to present “Meditation for Peace and Well Being”.
The evening will close with a practice meditation.
 
This program may be approved for Forum Credit for BCC students. We will update as soon as we know.

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

 

About Andrew Vidich    
    Location: Library Auditorium
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Saturday September 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM Discovering New England's Stone Walls     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Dept   (413) 499-9480 x202   
   

Kevin Gardner, author of The Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls, presents Discovering New England’s Stone Walls. The PowerPoint presentation features the history, techniques, stylistic development and aesthetics of New England’s thousands of miles of stone walls.
 
This program may be approved for Forum Credit for BCC students. We will update as soon as we know.
 
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

 

About Kevin Gardner    
    Location: Library Auditorium
Wednesday September 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Boots to Business Reboot     Tell a Friend
   

Boots to Business is the two-step entrepreneurial training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as a training track within the Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP).

The two-step training program includes

  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship Two-Day Course – - a two-day classroom course offered as one of the three Transition GPS elective tracks
  • Foundations of Entrepreneurship – an eight-week, instructor-led online course that offers in-depth instruction on the elements of a business plan and tips and techniques for starting a business

Boots to Business | Reboot is designed for Veterans and their dependents that have already made the transition back to civilian life. The curriculum continuum includes steps for evaluating business concepts, the foundational knowledge required to develop a business plan and information on SBA resources available to help access start-up capital and additional technical assistance. Veterans of all eras, Service members (including National Guard and Reserves) and their spouses are eligible to enroll in classes.

Seating is limited. Please register by September 12th @ https://sbavets.force.com/s/.

This program is brought to you locally by the U.S. Small Business Adminsitration.  For more information please call 413-785-0484 or email oreste.varela@sba.gov

About Boots to Business    
    Location: Library Auditorium
Tuesday September 26, 2017 Go To Top
ent_note 7:00 PM Too Human in Concert     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Dept   (413) 499-9480 x202   
   

Join us for "A Celebration of Song: The American Song Book and Beyond".   Ellen Schwartz and Roger Bruno return with songs from the Great American Song Book. This concert also features Bryan Rizzuto on upright bass

This program may be approved for Forum Credit for BCC students. We will update as soon as we know.
 
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.

This concert is sponsored by  a Cultural Council Grant from the Pittsfield Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Culttural Council, a state agency and the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum

 

About Too Human    
    Location: Library Auditorium
Wednesday October 4, 2017 Go To Top
med_stethoscope 9:30 AM  -  10:30 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
Monday October 9, 2017 Go To Top
med_bag1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Get Tested at the Library     Tell a Friend
   

The Berkshire Athenaeum is partnering with the Berkshire Medical Center's State Clinic to offer free, confidential health screenings on a walk-in basis. Clinic staff will perform testing for STD, HIV, and Hepatitis C at the library’s balcony level meeting room on the second Monday of each month.. All testing is confidential and notifications and follow-up services will be provided by clinic staff.

About Berkshie Medical Center's State Clinics    
    Location: Athenaeum Room
Wednesday November 1, 2017 Go To Top
med_stethoscope 9:30 AM  -  10:30 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
Thursday November 2, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Booksale: Friends Preview Sale Night     Tell a Friend
   


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 this evening is an exclusive sale for members of the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum only. Not a member? A membership table will be available at the entrance to the sale.
We are starting one hour earlier than usual!


Attendance at library programs constitutes consent to be photographed; photos may be used in print or electronic publicity for the Berkshire Athenaeum.
 

About the Friends    
Friday November 3, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Booksale     Tell a Friend
   


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.

Attendance at library programs constitutes consent to be photographed; photos may be used in print or electronic publicity for the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

About the Friends    
Saturday November 4, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Booksale     Tell a Friend
   


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.

Attendance at library programs constitutes consent to be photographed; photos may be used in print or electronic publicity for the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

About the Friends    
Monday November 13, 2017 Go To Top
med_bag1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Get Tested at the Library     Tell a Friend
   

The Berkshire Athenaeum is partnering with the Berkshire Medical Center's State Clinic to offer free, confidential health screenings on a walk-in basis. Clinic staff will perform testing for STD, HIV, and Hepatitis C at the library’s balcony level meeting room on the second Monday of each month.. All testing is confidential and notifications and follow-up services will be provided by clinic staff.

About Berkshie Medical Center's State Clinics    
    Location: Athenaeum Room
Wednesday December 6, 2017 Go To Top
med_stethoscope 9:30 AM  -  10:30 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
Monday December 11, 2017 Go To Top
med_bag1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Get Tested at the Library     Tell a Friend
   

The Berkshire Athenaeum is partnering with the Berkshire Medical Center's State Clinic to offer free, confidential health screenings on a walk-in basis. Clinic staff will perform testing for STD, HIV, and Hepatitis C at the library’s balcony level meeting room on the second Monday of each month.. All testing is confidential and notifications and follow-up services will be provided by clinic staff.

About Berkshie Medical Center's State Clinics    
    Location: Athenaeum Room
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