Berkshire Athenaeum

Pittsfield, MA


  

Tuesday May 1, 2018 - Monday July 23, 2018
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Short Story Writing Contest for Children and Young Adults

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The Berkshire Athenaeum and The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum are pleased to
announce the 21st Annual Short Story Writing Contest for Young Adults and the 40th Annual Short Story Writing Contest for Children.

The contests opened on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Entry Forms  are available for download here – Children’s Contest and Young Adults Contest – and also at the Children’s desk during regular library hours.

The Young Adults contest is separated into two divisions (Aged 11 – 14
years as of June 1, 2018; and Aged 15 – 18 years as of June 1, 2018). If there are not enough entries in each one, the divisions may be combined.

Depending upon entries received, the following prizes will be awarded in each division:
First Place will receive a $35.00 cash prize, Second Place will receive a $25.00 cash prize, and Honorable Mentions will receive $20.00 cash prizes.

The Children’s Contest divisions are: ages 6 years as of June 1, 2018; Aged 7 – 8 years as of June 1, 2018 and Aged 9 –10 years as of June 1, 2018). If there are not enough entries in a division, it may be combined with another.

Depending upon entries received, the following prizes will be awarded in each division:
First Place will receive a $35.00 cash prize, Second Place will receive a $25.00 cash prize, and Honorable Mentions will receive $20.00 cash prizes.

Stories will be judged on their originality, appeal, and writing style. Each contestant
should submit her/his story to the Berkshire Athenaeum Children’s Library (1 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA 01201); and all entries, whether delivered in person or by mail, must be received by 4:00 PM on Monday July 23, 2018.

CONTACT:  Children's Dept.  499-9480 ext 203  
LOCATION: Children's Library

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The Berkshire Athenaeum and The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum are pleased to
announce the 21st Annual Short Story Writing Contest for Young Adults and the 40th Annual Short Story Writing Contest for Children.

The contests opened on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Entry Forms  are available for download here – Children’s Contest and Young Adults Contest – and also at the Children’s desk during regular library hours.

The Young Adults contest is separated into two divisions (Aged 11 – 14
years as of June 1, 2018; and Aged 15 – 18 years as of June 1, 2018). If there are not enough entries in each one, the divisions may be combined.

Depending upon entries received, the following prizes will be awarded in each division:
First Place will receive a $35.00 cash prize, Second Place will receive a $25.00 cash prize, and Honorable Mentions will receive $20.00 cash prizes.

The Children’s Contest divisions are: ages 6 years as of June 1, 2018; Aged 7 – 8 years as of June 1, 2018 and Aged 9 –10 years as of June 1, 2018). If there are not enough entries in a division, it may be combined with another.

Depending upon entries received, the following prizes will be awarded in each division:
First Place will receive a $35.00 cash prize, Second Place will receive a $25.00 cash prize, and Honorable Mentions will receive $20.00 cash prizes.

Stories will be judged on their originality, appeal, and writing style. Each contestant
should submit her/his story to the Berkshire Athenaeum Children’s Library (1 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA 01201); and all entries, whether delivered in person or by mail, must be received by 4:00 PM on Monday July 23, 2018.

CONTACT:
  Children's Dept.
  499.9480 ext 203
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

Thursday May 24, 2018
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10:00 AM
Preschool Play & Learn with Jenn!



For ages 3 - 5.

Come hear stories, sing songs and play some games!

Registration is required for Preschool Play & Learn only if your group includes 5 or more children.

Siblings are allowed to come as long as parents are aware that activities  will be intended for the age group listed.

This play group is cosponsored by Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) and the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times.

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

CONTACT:    (413) 499-9480 ext 5  
LOCATION: Children's Library



For ages 3 - 5.

Come hear stories, sing songs and play some games!

Registration is required for Preschool Play & Learn only if your group includes 5 or more children.

Siblings are allowed to come as long as parents are aware that activities  will be intended for the age group listed.

This play group is cosponsored by Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) and the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times.

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

CONTACT:
  
  (413) 499.9480 ext 5
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lego Club


Lego Club now meets every Thursday at 3:30 PM in the Children's Library!

Open to children of all ages!

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.
 

CONTACT:  Children's Library  (413) 499-9480 ext 5  
LOCATION: Children's Library


Lego Club now meets every Thursday at 3:30 PM in the Children's Library!

Open to children of all ages!

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.
 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  (413) 499.9480 ext 5
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

 
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7:00 PM
Berkshire Museum presents Melville in Love

Please note that the location of the screening is the Berkshire Museum.

 The Berkshire Museum will present a special screening of the film Melville in Love on Thursday, May 24, at 7 p.m. The event will include a Q&A session with Melville biographer Michael Shelden and the film’s director Seth Newton. Admission is $7.50; $5 for members of the Berkshire Museum and the Berkshire Historical Society.

Melville in Love is a full-length documentary on Herman Melville, the writing of Moby-Dick, and Melville’s secret love affair with Sarah Morewood, based on the recent book by noted biographer Michael Shelden. Filmed here in the Berkshires at Arrowhead and at other area landmarks, the movie was produced and directed by local filmmaker Seth Newton of Newton’s Law Productions.

Melville in Love (both the book and the film) tells the story of Herman Melville and the inspiration that led to the writing of Moby-Dick, his brilliant masterwork. Moby-Dick was not a success when it was published in 1851, ending Melville’s aspirations to literary fame. Because he kept few records, scholars know relatively little about the process that led him to create the obsessive Captain Ahab and the white whale.

Using fresh archival research, Michael Shelden, in his book Melville in Love, is able to reveal new information on this time in Melville’s life. He tells the compelling story of Herman Melville’s obsessive and passionate affair with a married woman named Sarah Morewood, an unconventional person with “libertine” impulses. In his research, Shelden found documents that suggest Melville and Morewood shared a resistance to the strict rules of social behavior of their time, and that sense of freedom inspired Melville in his writing. The excitement of their romance as well as time spent with literary figures Oliver Wendell Holmes and Nathaniel Hawthorne led Melville to the writing of Moby-Dick.

Filmed in Pittsfield and the Berkshires, at Melville’s home, nearby houses and farms that Melville visited, and even the local cemetery, the documentary includes interviews as well as dramatized scenes. The film includes an original score by Michael B. White; the composer will be in attendance at the May 24 screening.

 

LOCATION: Berkshire Museum

Please note that the location of the screening is the Berkshire Museum.

 The Berkshire Museum will present a special screening of the film Melville in Love on Thursday, May 24, at 7 p.m. The event will include a Q&A session with Melville biographer Michael Shelden and the film’s director Seth Newton. Admission is $7.50; $5 for members of the Berkshire Museum and the Berkshire Historical Society.

Melville in Love is a full-length documentary on Herman Melville, the writing of Moby-Dick, and Melville’s secret love affair with Sarah Morewood, based on the recent book by noted biographer Michael Shelden. Filmed here in the Berkshires at Arrowhead and at other area landmarks, the movie was produced and directed by local filmmaker Seth Newton of Newton’s Law Productions.

Melville in Love (both the book and the film) tells the story of Herman Melville and the inspiration that led to the writing of Moby-Dick, his brilliant masterwork. Moby-Dick was not a success when it was published in 1851, ending Melville’s aspirations to literary fame. Because he kept few records, scholars know relatively little about the process that led him to create the obsessive Captain Ahab and the white whale.

Using fresh archival research, Michael Shelden, in his book Melville in Love, is able to reveal new information on this time in Melville’s life. He tells the compelling story of Herman Melville’s obsessive and passionate affair with a married woman named Sarah Morewood, an unconventional person with “libertine” impulses. In his research, Shelden found documents that suggest Melville and Morewood shared a resistance to the strict rules of social behavior of their time, and that sense of freedom inspired Melville in his writing. The excitement of their romance as well as time spent with literary figures Oliver Wendell Holmes and Nathaniel Hawthorne led Melville to the writing of Moby-Dick.

Filmed in Pittsfield and the Berkshires, at Melville’s home, nearby houses and farms that Melville visited, and even the local cemetery, the documentary includes interviews as well as dramatized scenes. The film includes an original score by Michael B. White; the composer will be in attendance at the May 24 screening.

 

LOCATION: Berkshire Museum

Saturday May 26, 2018
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10:00 AM
Sally Ride Space & Science Day: Story Time

Let's celebrate the first American woman in space on her birthday, May 26! In the morning we'll have a fun space themed story time. In the afternoon, we'll have space stations with school age activities for the whole family to participate in. 

10a: Story Time, geared for preschool but all are welcome. 

1p-3p: Space Stations, geared for school age youths but families are welcome.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times.

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.

CONTACT:  Children's Library  413-499-9480 x111  
LOCATION: Library Auditorium

Let's celebrate the first American woman in space on her birthday, May 26! In the morning we'll have a fun space themed story time. In the afternoon, we'll have space stations with school age activities for the whole family to participate in. 

10a: Story Time, geared for preschool but all are welcome. 

1p-3p: Space Stations, geared for school age youths but families are welcome.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times.

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.

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  413.499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Library Auditorium

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sally Ride Space & Science Day: Space Stations

Let's celebrate the first American woman in space on her birthday, May 26! In the morning we'll have a fun space themed story time. In the afternoon, we'll have space stations with school age activities for the whole family to participate in. 

10a: Story Time, geared for preschool but all are welcome. 

1p-3p: Space Stations, geared for school age youths but families are welcome.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times.

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.

CONTACT:  Children's Library  413-499-9480 x111  
LOCATION: Library Auditorium

Let's celebrate the first American woman in space on her birthday, May 26! In the morning we'll have a fun space themed story time. In the afternoon, we'll have space stations with school age activities for the whole family to participate in. 

10a: Story Time, geared for preschool but all are welcome. 

1p-3p: Space Stations, geared for school age youths but families are welcome.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times.

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.

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  413.499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Library Auditorium

Monday May 28, 2018
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Library closed in observance of Memorial Day

Thursday May 31, 2018
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10:00 AM
Preschool Play & Learn with Jenn!



For ages 3 - 5.

Come hear stories, sing songs and play some games!

Registration is required for Preschool Play & Learn only if your group includes 5 or more children.

Siblings are allowed to come as long as parents are aware that activities  will be intended for the age group listed.

This play group is cosponsored by Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) and the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times.

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

CONTACT:    (413) 499-9480 ext 5  
LOCATION: Children's Library



For ages 3 - 5.

Come hear stories, sing songs and play some games!

Registration is required for Preschool Play & Learn only if your group includes 5 or more children.

Siblings are allowed to come as long as parents are aware that activities  will be intended for the age group listed.

This play group is cosponsored by Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) and the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times.

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

CONTACT:
  
  (413) 499.9480 ext 5
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lego Club


Lego Club now meets every Thursday at 3:30 PM in the Children's Library!

Open to children of all ages!

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.
 

CONTACT:  Children's Library  (413) 499-9480 ext 5  
LOCATION: Children's Library


Lego Club now meets every Thursday at 3:30 PM in the Children's Library!

Open to children of all ages!

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.
 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  (413) 499.9480 ext 5
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

 
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7:00 PM
Mark Twain: An American Life

Singer and entertainer Judy Cook presents Mark Twain: An American Life 1835 - 1910.

 You will see photos of the day, works of art, and lyrics of the choruses projected on a large screen. Judy, in costume, will read quotes and excerpts from Mark Twain’s writings, play tunes of the time, and sing songs that were written and sung during his lifetime. The songs and tunes include both well-known and unfamiliar gems. The themes are timeless: joy and sorrow, humor, courage and love. The spoken word, images, and music combine to provide fascinating insights into Mark Twain: his life, and the America he lived in. 

This program has been approved for Forum Credit for Berkshire Community College students.

Free and open to the public.

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

Singer and entertainer Judy Cook presents Mark Twain: An American Life 1835 - 1910.

 You will see photos of the day, works of art, and lyrics of the choruses projected on a large screen. Judy, in costume, will read quotes and excerpts from Mark Twain’s writings, play tunes of the time, and sing songs that were written and sung during his lifetime. The songs and tunes include both well-known and unfamiliar gems. The themes are timeless: joy and sorrow, humor, courage and love. The spoken word, images, and music combine to provide fascinating insights into Mark Twain: his life, and the America he lived in. 

This program has been approved for Forum Credit for Berkshire Community College students.

Free and open to the public.

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

Monday June 4, 2018
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10:00 AM
Tiny Tots Story Time



For ages Infant to 2

Story time for very young children!

Registration is required  only if your group includes 5 or more children.

Siblings are allowed to come as long as parents are aware that activities  will be intended for the age group listed.

This story time is cosponsored by Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) and the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times.

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

CONTACT:    (413) 499-9480 ext 5  
LOCATION: Children's Library



For ages Infant to 2

Story time for very young children!

Registration is required  only if your group includes 5 or more children.

Siblings are allowed to come as long as parents are aware that activities  will be intended for the age group listed.

This story time is cosponsored by Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) and the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times.

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

CONTACT:
  
  (413) 499.9480 ext 5
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

Tuesday June 5, 2018
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6:00 PM
Tuesdays on The Terrace: Celebrating Creativity- Performing Arts

Join us this June for special performances on the Library Terrace.

June 5th will feature the Berkshire Theater Group.

This event is free and open to the public.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times

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

Seating is limited so please register below.

There are 35 spaces available.

Join us this June for special performances on the Library Terrace.

June 5th will feature the Berkshire Theater Group.

This event is free and open to the public.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times

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

Seating is limited so please register below.

There are 35 spaces available.

Wednesday June 6, 2018
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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Blood Pressure Screenings

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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!

LOCATION: Wendell Avenue Entrance

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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!

LOCATION: Wendell Avenue Entrance

Thursday June 7, 2018
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10:00 AM
Preschool Play & Learn with Jenn!



For ages 3 - 5.

Come hear stories, sing songs and play some games!

Registration is required for Preschool Play & Learn only if your group includes 5 or more children.

Siblings are allowed to come as long as parents are aware that activities  will be intended for the age group listed.

This play group is cosponsored by Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) and the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times.

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

CONTACT:    (413) 499-9480 ext 5  
LOCATION: Children's Library



For ages 3 - 5.

Come hear stories, sing songs and play some games!

Registration is required for Preschool Play & Learn only if your group includes 5 or more children.

Siblings are allowed to come as long as parents are aware that activities  will be intended for the age group listed.

This play group is cosponsored by Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) and the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times.

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

CONTACT:
  
  (413) 499.9480 ext 5
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lego Club


Lego Club now meets every Thursday at 3:30 PM in the Children's Library!

Open to children of all ages!

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.
 

CONTACT:  Children's Library  (413) 499-9480 ext 5  
LOCATION: Children's Library


Lego Club now meets every Thursday at 3:30 PM in the Children's Library!

Open to children of all ages!

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.
 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  (413) 499.9480 ext 5
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

 
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Community Expo:Disabilities Information

The Community Expo provides a safe, welcoming space for patrons to interact with organizations that provide direct services to our community.

At our June Expo, we are delighted to host organizations that offer services to individuals with disabilities.  Representatives from AdLibBCArcBerkshire Benevolent Association for the BlindBerkshire Talking ChronicleElder ServicesMass Commission for the BlindMass Department of Conservation & RecreationMass RehabPerkins Library, the Pittsfield Fire Department and UCP will be here to answer your questions. Join us!

The June Expo is co-sponsored by the Berkshire Benevolent Association for the Blind and the Berkshire Athenaeum. Light refreshments  will be served.

Free and open to the public!

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times.

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

Hosted by the Bekshire Athenaeum.

CONTACT:  Madeline Kelly  413-499-9480 x202  Madeline@pittsfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Reading Room

The Community Expo provides a safe, welcoming space for patrons to interact with organizations that provide direct services to our community.

At our June Expo, we are delighted to host organizations that offer services to individuals with disabilities.  Representatives from AdLibBCArcBerkshire Benevolent Association for the BlindBerkshire Talking ChronicleElder ServicesMass Commission for the BlindMass Department of Conservation & RecreationMass RehabPerkins Library, the Pittsfield Fire Department and UCP will be here to answer your questions. Join us!

The June Expo is co-sponsored by the Berkshire Benevolent Association for the Blind and the Berkshire Athenaeum. Light refreshments  will be served.

Free and open to the public!

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times.

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

Hosted by the Bekshire Athenaeum.

CONTACT:
  Madeline Kelly
  413.499.9480 x202
  Madeline@pittsfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Reading Room

Monday June 11, 2018
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10:00 AM
Tiny Tots Story Time



For ages Infant to 2

Story time for very young children!

Registration is required  only if your group includes 5 or more children.

Siblings are allowed to come as long as parents are aware that activities  will be intended for the age group listed.

This story time is cosponsored by Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) and the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times.

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

CONTACT:    (413) 499-9480 ext 5  
LOCATION: Children's Library



For ages Infant to 2

Story time for very young children!

Registration is required  only if your group includes 5 or more children.

Siblings are allowed to come as long as parents are aware that activities  will be intended for the age group listed.

This story time is cosponsored by Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) and the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times.

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

CONTACT:
  
  (413) 499.9480 ext 5
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Get Tested at the Library

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.

LOCATION: Athenaeum Room

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.

LOCATION: Athenaeum Room

Tuesday June 12, 2018
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6:00 PM
Tuesdays on The Terrace: Celebrating Creativity- Performing Arts

Join us this June for special performances on the Library Terrace.

June 12th will feature Jacob’s Pillow, with director Pamela Tatge

This event is free and open to the public.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times

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

Seating is limited so please register below.

There are 35 spaces available.

Join us this June for special performances on the Library Terrace.

June 12th will feature Jacob’s Pillow, with director Pamela Tatge

This event is free and open to the public.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times

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

Seating is limited so please register below.

There are 35 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM
Berkshire Hills Chorus

The Berkhsire Hill Chorus presents a capella music for your enjoyment.

This event is free and open to the public.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times

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 and the Berkshire Athenaeum.

CONTACT:  Reference Department  413 499-9480 ext 202  info@pittsfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Library Auditorium

The Berkhsire Hill Chorus presents a capella music for your enjoyment.

This event is free and open to the public.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times

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 and the Berkshire Athenaeum.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  413 499.9480 ext 202
  info@pittsfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Library Auditorium

Thursday June 14, 2018
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10:00 AM
Preschool Play & Learn with Jenn!



For ages 3 - 5.

Come hear stories, sing songs and play some games!

Registration is required for Preschool Play & Learn only if your group includes 5 or more children.

Siblings are allowed to come as long as parents are aware that activities  will be intended for the age group listed.

This play group is cosponsored by Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) and the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times.

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

CONTACT:    (413) 499-9480 ext 5  
LOCATION: Children's Library



For ages 3 - 5.

Come hear stories, sing songs and play some games!

Registration is required for Preschool Play & Learn only if your group includes 5 or more children.

Siblings are allowed to come as long as parents are aware that activities  will be intended for the age group listed.

This play group is cosponsored by Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) and the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times.

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

CONTACT:
  
  (413) 499.9480 ext 5
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lego Club


Lego Club now meets every Thursday at 3:30 PM in the Children's Library!

Open to children of all ages!

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.
 

CONTACT:  Children's Library  (413) 499-9480 ext 5  
LOCATION: Children's Library


Lego Club now meets every Thursday at 3:30 PM in the Children's Library!

Open to children of all ages!

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.
 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  (413) 499.9480 ext 5
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

Saturday June 16, 2018
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Library in the Wilderness Summer Kick-Off Event

The Boulders Hike, Dalton/Pittsfield
Join us for the kick-off of the Library in the Wilderness Program!

Saturday, June 16, 2018, 10:00am-1:00pm

Description: Explore 3 miles of beautiful woods and learn about a new initiative of BNRC and the Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library. The Library in the Wilderness Program allows library cardholders to check out backpacks equipped with field guides, BNRC trail guides, a basic first aid kit, a compass, a magnifying glass, bug spray, and two ponchos just as they would a library book. The backpacks will be available for a 1-week checkout and reservations are required. We’ll have the backpacks on site and participants can experiment with all of the fun contents! Please bring lunch/snack, water, and appropriate footwear.

Directions: From Pittsfield, take Routes 8/9 east towards Dalton. Take a left onto Park Avenue. Take another left onto Gulf Road in about 0.5 miles. Trailhead parking is 0.25 miles ahead on the left.

Sponsored by the Berkshire Athenaeum and Berkshire Natural Resources Council.

The Boulders Hike, Dalton/Pittsfield
Join us for the kick-off of the Library in the Wilderness Program!

Saturday, June 16, 2018, 10:00am-1:00pm

Description: Explore 3 miles of beautiful woods and learn about a new initiative of BNRC and the Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library. The Library in the Wilderness Program allows library cardholders to check out backpacks equipped with field guides, BNRC trail guides, a basic first aid kit, a compass, a magnifying glass, bug spray, and two ponchos just as they would a library book. The backpacks will be available for a 1-week checkout and reservations are required. We’ll have the backpacks on site and participants can experiment with all of the fun contents! Please bring lunch/snack, water, and appropriate footwear.

Directions: From Pittsfield, take Routes 8/9 east towards Dalton. Take a left onto Park Avenue. Take another left onto Gulf Road in about 0.5 miles. Trailhead parking is 0.25 miles ahead on the left.

Sponsored by the Berkshire Athenaeum and Berkshire Natural Resources Council.

Monday June 18, 2018
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10:00 AM
Tiny Tots Story Time



For ages Infant to 2

Story time for very young children!

Registration is required  only if your group includes 5 or more children.

Siblings are allowed to come as long as parents are aware that activities  will be intended for the age group listed.

This story time is cosponsored by Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) and the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times.

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

CONTACT:    (413) 499-9480 ext 5  
LOCATION: Children's Library



For ages Infant to 2

Story time for very young children!

Registration is required  only if your group includes 5 or more children.

Siblings are allowed to come as long as parents are aware that activities  will be intended for the age group listed.

This story time is cosponsored by Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) and the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times.

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

CONTACT:
  
  (413) 499.9480 ext 5
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Libations with Librarians

Hotel on North is excited to team up with the Berkshire Athenaeum for Libations with Librarians -- a monthly book club in the Lounge!

This month Berkshire Athenaeum Outreach Librarian Alex Geller will lead a discussion of Without you, there is no us : my time with the sons of North Korea's elite / Suki Kim

Copies of the book may be requested through the Reference Department at the Berkshire Athenaeum.

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.
CONTACT:  Alex Geller  413-499-9480 ext 202  
LOCATION: Hotel on North

Hotel on North is excited to team up with the Berkshire Athenaeum for Libations with Librarians -- a monthly book club in the Lounge!

This month Berkshire Athenaeum Outreach Librarian Alex Geller will lead a discussion of Without you, there is no us : my time with the sons of North Korea's elite / Suki Kim

Copies of the book may be requested through the Reference Department at the Berkshire Athenaeum.

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.
CONTACT:
  Alex Geller
  413.499.9480 ext 202
  

LOCATION: Hotel on North

Tuesday June 19, 2018
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6:00 PM
Tuesdays on The Terrace: Celebrating Creativity- Performing Arts

Join us this June for special performances on the Library Terrace.

June 5th will feature Williamstown Theatre Festival.

This event is free and open to the public.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times

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

Seating is limited so please register below.

There are 35 spaces available.

Join us this June for special performances on the Library Terrace.

June 5th will feature Williamstown Theatre Festival.

This event is free and open to the public.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times

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

Seating is limited so please register below.

There are 35 spaces available.

Thursday June 21, 2018
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10:00 AM
Preschool Play & Learn with Jenn!



For ages 3 - 5.

Come hear stories, sing songs and play some games!

Registration is required for Preschool Play & Learn only if your group includes 5 or more children.

Siblings are allowed to come as long as parents are aware that activities  will be intended for the age group listed.

This play group is cosponsored by Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) and the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times.

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

CONTACT:    (413) 499-9480 ext 5  
LOCATION: Children's Library



For ages 3 - 5.

Come hear stories, sing songs and play some games!

Registration is required for Preschool Play & Learn only if your group includes 5 or more children.

Siblings are allowed to come as long as parents are aware that activities  will be intended for the age group listed.

This play group is cosponsored by Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) and the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times.

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

CONTACT:
  
  (413) 499.9480 ext 5
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lego Club


Lego Club now meets every Thursday at 3:30 PM in the Children's Library!

Open to children of all ages!

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.
 

CONTACT:  Children's Library  (413) 499-9480 ext 5  
LOCATION: Children's Library


Lego Club now meets every Thursday at 3:30 PM in the Children's Library!

Open to children of all ages!

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.
 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  (413) 499.9480 ext 5
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

Monday June 25, 2018
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10:00 AM
Tiny Tots Story Time



For ages Infant to 2

Story time for very young children!

Registration is required  only if your group includes 5 or more children.

Siblings are allowed to come as long as parents are aware that activities  will be intended for the age group listed.

This story time is cosponsored by Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) and the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times.

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

CONTACT:    (413) 499-9480 ext 5  
LOCATION: Children's Library



For ages Infant to 2

Story time for very young children!

Registration is required  only if your group includes 5 or more children.

Siblings are allowed to come as long as parents are aware that activities  will be intended for the age group listed.

This story time is cosponsored by Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) and the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times.

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

CONTACT:
  
  (413) 499.9480 ext 5
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

Thursday June 28, 2018
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10:00 AM
Preschool Play & Learn with Jenn!



For ages 3 - 5.

Come hear stories, sing songs and play some games!

Registration is required for Preschool Play & Learn only if your group includes 5 or more children.

Siblings are allowed to come as long as parents are aware that activities  will be intended for the age group listed.

This play group is cosponsored by Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) and the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times.

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

CONTACT:    (413) 499-9480 ext 5  
LOCATION: Children's Library



For ages 3 - 5.

Come hear stories, sing songs and play some games!

Registration is required for Preschool Play & Learn only if your group includes 5 or more children.

Siblings are allowed to come as long as parents are aware that activities  will be intended for the age group listed.

This play group is cosponsored by Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) and the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times.

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

CONTACT:
  
  (413) 499.9480 ext 5
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lego Club


Lego Club now meets every Thursday at 3:30 PM in the Children's Library!

Open to children of all ages!

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.
 

CONTACT:  Children's Library  (413) 499-9480 ext 5  
LOCATION: Children's Library


Lego Club now meets every Thursday at 3:30 PM in the Children's Library!

Open to children of all ages!

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.
 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  (413) 499.9480 ext 5
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

Saturday June 30, 2018
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Library in the Wilderness Workshop

Learn about local flora and fauna and find out how to check out a backpack fully equipped for an outdoor adventure.
Email Mariah at mauman@bnrc.org or call 413-499-0596 with any questions.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times.

This program has been approved for Forum Credit for Berkshire Community College students.

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 Berkshire Natural Resources Council.

LOCATION: Library Auditorium

Learn about local flora and fauna and find out how to check out a backpack fully equipped for an outdoor adventure.
Email Mariah at mauman@bnrc.org or call 413-499-0596 with any questions.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times.

This program has been approved for Forum Credit for Berkshire Community College students.

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 Berkshire Natural Resources Council.

LOCATION: Library Auditorium

Tuesday July 3, 2018
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6:00 PM
Tuesdays on The Terrace: Celebrating Creativity- The Mastheads

Tuesdays on the Terrace: Meredith McGill

On each of the first four Tuesdays in July, The Mastheads will host a literary lecture on the lovely outdoor terrace of the Berkshire Athenaeum. For our first lecture, Professor Meredith McGill of Rutgers University will discuss the work of Berkshire writers and activists Catherine Maria Sedgwick and Fanny Kemble. 

This event is free and open to the public.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times

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

Seating is limited so please register below.

Sponsored by The Berkshire Athenaeum and The Mastheads.

There are 35 spaces available.

Tuesdays on the Terrace: Meredith McGill

On each of the first four Tuesdays in July, The Mastheads will host a literary lecture on the lovely outdoor terrace of the Berkshire Athenaeum. For our first lecture, Professor Meredith McGill of Rutgers University will discuss the work of Berkshire writers and activists Catherine Maria Sedgwick and Fanny Kemble. 

This event is free and open to the public.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times

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

Seating is limited so please register below.

Sponsored by The Berkshire Athenaeum and The Mastheads.

There are 35 spaces available.

Monday July 9, 2018
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Get Tested at the Library

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.

LOCATION: Athenaeum Room

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.

LOCATION: Athenaeum Room

Tuesday July 10, 2018
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6:00 PM
Tuesdays on The Terrace: Celebrating Creativity- The Mastheads

Tuesdays on the Terrace: Neil Roberts

In partnership with the Berkshire County NAACP, and in celebration of the 150th birthday of Berkshire County native W. E. B. Du Bois,  Professor Neil Roberts of Williams University will give a talk on Du Bois's writings and Berkshire legacy.

This event is free and open to the public.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times

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

Seating is limited so please register below.

Sponsored by The Berkshire Athenaeum and The Mastheads.

There are 35 spaces available.

Tuesdays on the Terrace: Neil Roberts

In partnership with the Berkshire County NAACP, and in celebration of the 150th birthday of Berkshire County native W. E. B. Du Bois,  Professor Neil Roberts of Williams University will give a talk on Du Bois's writings and Berkshire legacy.

This event is free and open to the public.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times

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

Seating is limited so please register below.

Sponsored by The Berkshire Athenaeum and The Mastheads.

There are 35 spaces available.

Thursday July 12, 2018
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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Booksale: Friends Preview Sale Night


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.
 


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.
 

Friday July 13, 2018
lib_book_bunch1
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Booksale


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.

 


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.

 

Saturday July 14, 2018
lib_book_bunch1
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Booksale


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.

 


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.

 

Tuesday July 17, 2018
nat_bush.GIF
6:00 PM
Tuesdays on The Terrace: Celebrating Creativity- The Mastheads

Tuesdays on the Terrace: Dolores Hayden

For our third Tuesday on the Terrace at the Berkshire Athenaeum, author, scholar, and poet Dolores Hayden will join us for a talk on urbanism and design. 

This event is free and open to the public.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times

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

Seating is limited so please register below.

Sponsored by The Berkshire Athenaeum and The Mastheads.

There are 35 spaces available.

Tuesdays on the Terrace: Dolores Hayden

For our third Tuesday on the Terrace at the Berkshire Athenaeum, author, scholar, and poet Dolores Hayden will join us for a talk on urbanism and design. 

This event is free and open to the public.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times

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

Seating is limited so please register below.

Sponsored by The Berkshire Athenaeum and The Mastheads.

There are 35 spaces available.

Tuesday July 24, 2018
nat_bush.GIF
6:00 PM
Tuesdays on The Terrace: Celebrating Creativity- The Mastheads

Tuesdays on the Terrace: Jaswinder Bolina

At our final Tuesday on the Terrace, award-winning poet and professor Jaswinder Bolina will give a poetry reading and a discussion of his work as the founder of Write the Power, an online social justice community. 

This event is free and open to the public.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times

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

Seating is limited so please register below.

Sponsored by The Berkshire Athenaeum and The Mastheads.

There are 35 spaces available.

Tuesdays on the Terrace: Jaswinder Bolina

At our final Tuesday on the Terrace, award-winning poet and professor Jaswinder Bolina will give a poetry reading and a discussion of his work as the founder of Write the Power, an online social justice community. 

This event is free and open to the public.

Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times

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

Seating is limited so please register below.

Sponsored by The Berkshire Athenaeum and The Mastheads.

There are 35 spaces available.

Wednesday August 1, 2018
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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Blood Pressure Screenings

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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!

LOCATION: Wendell Avenue Entrance

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!

LOCATION: Wendell Avenue Entrance

Monday August 13, 2018
med_bag1
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Get Tested at the Library

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.

LOCATION: Athenaeum Room

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.

LOCATION: Athenaeum Room

Wednesday September 5, 2018
med_stethoscope
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Blood Pressure Screenings

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!

LOCATION: Wendell Avenue Entrance

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!

LOCATION: Wendell Avenue Entrance

Monday September 10, 2018
med_bag1
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Get Tested at the Library

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.

LOCATION: Athenaeum Room

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.

LOCATION: Athenaeum Room

Wednesday October 3, 2018
med_stethoscope
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Blood Pressure Screenings

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!

LOCATION: Wendell Avenue Entrance

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!

LOCATION: Wendell Avenue Entrance

Monday October 8, 2018
med_bag1
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Get Tested at the Library

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.

LOCATION: Athenaeum Room

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.

LOCATION: Athenaeum Room

Wednesday December 5, 2018
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9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Blood Pressure Screenings

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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!

LOCATION: Wendell Avenue Entrance

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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!

LOCATION: Wendell Avenue Entrance

Monday December 10, 2018
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Get Tested at the Library

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.

LOCATION: Athenaeum Room

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.

LOCATION: Athenaeum Room


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