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

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.

Creating a World Premiere – Williamstown Theatre Festival Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield talks with WTF creative team members about the generative process behind some of the world premiere work at the Festival this summer. Playwrights Douglas Carter Beane (The Closet) and James Anthony Tyler (Artney Jackson) will be joining her in the conversation.  

This exciting discussion offers a rare glimpse into how critically acclaimed, new theatre is made!    

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

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 43 spaces available.

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

Creating a World Premiere – Williamstown Theatre Festival Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield talks with WTF creative team members about the generative process behind some of the world premiere work at the Festival this summer. Playwrights Douglas Carter Beane (The Closet) and James Anthony Tyler (Artney Jackson) will be joining her in the conversation.  

This exciting discussion offers a rare glimpse into how critically acclaimed, new theatre is made!    

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

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 43 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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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Overdose Management & Narcan training

Cathleen Vidoli from Healthy Steps will be offering overdose management and Narcan administration training.  Participants will learn what measures one should take when responding to opioid overdoses (including fentanyl and cardentanil concerns). The class will cover overdose prevention techniques, signs of an overdose, rescue breathing, and narcan administration. All attendees will receive an overdose response kit, including Narcan nasal spray, to take with them after the training. 

The class is free and open to the public. Class size is limited and registration is required.

You may register below or call 413-499-9480 ext. 202 to register or if you have any questions.

Please note: A library card is not required to register.

Berkshire County offers many local substance use recovery services. Please visit the Massachusetts Substance use helpline website at https://helplinema.org or call (800) 327-5050 to learn more about your options. Helpline services are free and confidential. Their caring, trained Specialists will help you understand the treatment system and your options.

CONTACT:  Alex Geller  413 499-9480 x 202  alexander@pittsfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Athenaeum Room
There are 9 spaces available.

Cathleen Vidoli from Healthy Steps will be offering overdose management and Narcan administration training.  Participants will learn what measures one should take when responding to opioid overdoses (including fentanyl and cardentanil concerns). The class will cover overdose prevention techniques, signs of an overdose, rescue breathing, and narcan administration. All attendees will receive an overdose response kit, including Narcan nasal spray, to take with them after the training. 

The class is free and open to the public. Class size is limited and registration is required.

You may register below or call 413-499-9480 ext. 202 to register or if you have any questions.

Please note: A library card is not required to register.

Berkshire County offers many local substance use recovery services. Please visit the Massachusetts Substance use helpline website at https://helplinema.org or call (800) 327-5050 to learn more about your options. Helpline services are free and confidential. Their caring, trained Specialists will help you understand the treatment system and your options.

CONTACT:
  Alex Geller
  413 499.9480 x 202
  alexander@pittsfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Athenaeum Room

There are 9 spaces available.

 
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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 23, 2018
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10:30 AM
Music Classes in Spanish

Join us in the auditorium every Saturday in June for "Clases de música en Español".

For children 6mos- 4yrs and their adult!

This even 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 Berkshire Athenaeum

 

CONTACT:  Children's Library  413 499-9480 ext 203  
LOCATION: Library Auditorium

Join us in the auditorium every Saturday in June for "Clases de música en Español".

For children 6mos- 4yrs and their adult!

This even 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 Berkshire Athenaeum

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  413 499.9480 ext 203
  

LOCATION: Library Auditorium

 
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1:30 PM
From Seed to Shining Seed

Join us in the Berkshire Athenaeum's Community Garden to learn the basics of gardening and plant health in this workshop presented by the Berkshire Seed Library.

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.

 

 

CONTACT:  Alexander Geller  413 499 9480  alexander@pittsfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Berkshire Athenaeum Community Garden

Join us in the Berkshire Athenaeum's Community Garden to learn the basics of gardening and plant health in this workshop presented by the Berkshire Seed Library.

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.

 

 

CONTACT:
  Alexander Geller
  413 499 9480
  alexander@pittsfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Berkshire Athenaeum Community Garden

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

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mayor's Fitness Challenge: Monday Night Wellness Talks

Anna Gershenson will present "Simple and Delicious Ways with Produce in Season"

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

This event is free and open to the public.

Please register below or by calling the Berkshire Athenaeum at (413) 499-9480 ext 202 or register in person at the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

LOCATION: Library Auditorium
There are 50 spaces available.

Anna Gershenson will present "Simple and Delicious Ways with Produce in Season"

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

This event is free and open to the public.

Please register below or by calling the Berkshire Athenaeum at (413) 499-9480 ext 202 or register in person at the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

LOCATION: Library Auditorium

There are 50 spaces available.

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

Friday June 29, 2018 - Friday August 17, 2018
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Children's Summer Reading Program

Berkshire Athenaeum Youth Summer Reading Program

 June 29 - August 17

Beginning June 29th, 2018 come to the Children’s Library and pick up your BragTag® and Chain when you register for our “Libraries Rock!” Summer Reading Program! Collect Brag Beads for every 15 minutes you read. Read longer and collect rarer beads. Reading includes: audiobooks, reading aloud, being read to, even reading the back of your cereal box!

Receive a ticket for our end of summer Pick -a -Prize raffle for every weekly check in and event attended! Prizes will be drawn during the End of Summer Celebration on 8/17!

WEEKLY PROGRAMMING

All programs will run from 7/2- 8/17 unless otherwise noted. A reminder:  Children under 10 must be accompanied at all times by an adult over 18 years of age.

 

Summer Reading Program is sponsored by:  The Massachusetts Library System; Massachusetts Board of Library CommissionersFriendly's; The Pittsfield Suns;  The Big E; Yankee CandleBoston Bruins; The USS Constitution Museum; The Berkshire Athenaeum and the wonderful generosity of the The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

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

Berkshire Athenaeum Youth Summer Reading Program

 June 29 - August 17

Beginning June 29th, 2018 come to the Children’s Library and pick up your BragTag® and Chain when you register for our “Libraries Rock!” Summer Reading Program! Collect Brag Beads for every 15 minutes you read. Read longer and collect rarer beads. Reading includes: audiobooks, reading aloud, being read to, even reading the back of your cereal box!

Receive a ticket for our end of summer Pick -a -Prize raffle for every weekly check in and event attended! Prizes will be drawn during the End of Summer Celebration on 8/17!

WEEKLY PROGRAMMING

All programs will run from 7/2- 8/17 unless otherwise noted. A reminder:  Children under 10 must be accompanied at all times by an adult over 18 years of age.

 

Summer Reading Program is sponsored by:  The Massachusetts Library System; Massachusetts Board of Library CommissionersFriendly's; The Pittsfield Suns;  The Big E; Yankee CandleBoston Bruins; The USS Constitution Museum; The Berkshire Athenaeum and the wonderful generosity of the The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

CONTACT:
  Children's Dept.
  413 499.9480 x111
  

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

 
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10:30 AM
Music Classes in Spanish

Join us in the auditorium every Saturday in June for "Clases de música en Español".

For children 6mos- 4yrs and their adult!

This even 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 Berkshire Athenaeum

 

CONTACT:  Children's Library  413 499-9480 ext 203  
LOCATION: Library Auditorium

Join us in the auditorium every Saturday in June for "Clases de música en Español".

For children 6mos- 4yrs and their adult!

This even 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 Berkshire Athenaeum

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  413 499.9480 ext 203
  

LOCATION: Library Auditorium

Monday July 2, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Make it Monday

Make it Monday: DIY Windchime!

This is a school-age Makerspace program where each week participants will tinker, experiment, explore, and create. All materials provided EXCEPT on 7/16.

Registration encouraged! No program 7/9 or 8/13.

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.

 

 

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

Make it Monday: DIY Windchime!

This is a school-age Makerspace program where each week participants will tinker, experiment, explore, and create. All materials provided EXCEPT on 7/16.

Registration encouraged! No program 7/9 or 8/13.

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.

 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  413 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

Tuesday July 3, 2018
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10:00 AM
Preschool Story Time



Stories, songs and a craft!

Geared to Preschool age but all 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.

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



Stories, songs and a craft!

Geared to Preschool age but all 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.

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  (413) 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

 
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6:00 PM
Summer Movie Series: The Emperor's New Groove



 

Relax in the air conditioning and enjoy some childhood favorites!

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

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



 

Relax in the air conditioning and enjoy some childhood favorites!

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  (413) 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

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

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

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 30 spaces available.

Wednesday July 4, 2018
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Library Closed in Observance of the Fourth of July Holiday

Thursday July 5, 2018
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lego Challenge


Lego Club gets an overhaul for summer reading!

Put together a team or work independently to compete in our weekly challenge

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

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


Lego Club gets an overhaul for summer reading!

Put together a team or work independently to compete in our weekly challenge

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  (413) 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

Friday July 6, 2018
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2:00 PM
GeoDome Workshop

Please join us in the auditorium for a GeoDome workshop presented by Mallory Bagwell.

 Math, science, art, psychology, and architecture all converge as teams of students work together to build a variety of polyhedral geometric structures.  Students participate in the construction of several two-story geodesic domes seating 30 people!. Large scale icosahedrons (pictured), octahedrons, and 25 foot tall pentagonal towers are in the mix as well.   

By utilizing c-pvc pipe to erect large scale geostructures, students visualize the terminology, principles, relationships, and real world relevance of their constructions.

Geared for grades K - 8!

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

 

 

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

Please join us in the auditorium for a GeoDome workshop presented by Mallory Bagwell.

 Math, science, art, psychology, and architecture all converge as teams of students work together to build a variety of polyhedral geometric structures.  Students participate in the construction of several two-story geodesic domes seating 30 people!. Large scale icosahedrons (pictured), octahedrons, and 25 foot tall pentagonal towers are in the mix as well.   

By utilizing c-pvc pipe to erect large scale geostructures, students visualize the terminology, principles, relationships, and real world relevance of their constructions.

Geared for grades K - 8!

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  (413) 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Library Auditorium

Monday July 9, 2018
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1:00 PM
Creature Teachers

Meet an array of animals and learn how they live in the wild.

Suitable for all ages.

Free and 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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

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

Meet an array of animals and learn how they live in the wild.

Suitable for all ages.

Free and 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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  413 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Library Auditorium

 
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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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10:00 AM
Preschool Story Time



Stories, songs and a craft!

Geared to Preschool age but all 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 Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

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



Stories, songs and a craft!

Geared to Preschool age but all 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 Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  (413) 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

 
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6:00 PM
Summer Movie Series: Wall-E



 

Relax in the air conditioning and enjoy some childhood favorites!

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

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



 

Relax in the air conditioning and enjoy some childhood favorites!

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  (413) 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

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

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

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 31 spaces available.

Wednesday July 11, 2018
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
'-Ology' Workshop Series: Alienology

Plunder in the library, search for other life forms, race down the Nile, become a true wizard, and train your own dragon in this six week series.

Explore a new "-Ology" book each week through discussion and activities.

Suited for 3rd - 7th Grade.

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.

 

 

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

Plunder in the library, search for other life forms, race down the Nile, become a true wizard, and train your own dragon in this six week series.

Explore a new "-Ology" book each week through discussion and activities.

Suited for 3rd - 7th Grade.

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.

 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  413 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

Thursday July 12, 2018
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lego Challenge


Lego Club gets an overhaul for summer reading!

Put together a team or work independently to compete in our weekly challenge

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

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


Lego Club gets an overhaul for summer reading!

Put together a team or work independently to compete in our weekly challenge

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  (413) 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

 
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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
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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
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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.

 

Monday July 16, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Make it Monday

Make it Monday: Sharpie Tie Dye! Please bring a white or light colored item to dye!

This is a school-age Makerspace program where each week participants will tinker, experiment, explore, and create. All materials provided EXCEPT on 7/16.

Registration encouraged! No program 7/9 or 8/13.

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.

 

 

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

Make it Monday: Sharpie Tie Dye! Please bring a white or light colored item to dye!

This is a school-age Makerspace program where each week participants will tinker, experiment, explore, and create. All materials provided EXCEPT on 7/16.

Registration encouraged! No program 7/9 or 8/13.

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.

 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  413 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

Tuesday July 17, 2018
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10:00 AM
Preschool Story Time



Stories, songs and a craft!

Geared to Preschool age but all 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 Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

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



Stories, songs and a craft!

Geared to Preschool age but all 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 Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  (413) 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

 
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1:00 PM
A Song and Story Celebration with Davis Bates & Roger Tincknell

A participatory program of songs & stories for all ages.  There will also be a short lesson on how to play the musical spoons and an appearance by a dancing wooden dog named Bingo. 

Appropriate for all ages!

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.

Sponsored by the Pittsfield Cultural Council and the  Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

 

 

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

A participatory program of songs & stories for all ages.  There will also be a short lesson on how to play the musical spoons and an appearance by a dancing wooden dog named Bingo. 

Appropriate for all ages!

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.

Sponsored by the Pittsfield Cultural Council and the  Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  (413) 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Library Auditorium

 
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6:00 PM
Summer Movie Series: Space Jam



 

Relax in the air conditioning and enjoy some childhood favorites!

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

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



 

Relax in the air conditioning and enjoy some childhood favorites!

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  (413) 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

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

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

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 34 spaces available.

Wednesday July 18, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Ukulele Workshop: Session 1

This 3-week beginner’s session is for youths grades 6th-8th. The classes will be held on July 18, July 25 and August 1.

Please plan on attending all 3 sessions, and bringing your own ukulele.

SPACE IS LIMITED, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Please stop by the Children's Department to register.

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

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

This 3-week beginner’s session is for youths grades 6th-8th. The classes will be held on July 18, July 25 and August 1.

Please plan on attending all 3 sessions, and bringing your own ukulele.

SPACE IS LIMITED, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Please stop by the Children's Department to register.

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  413 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Library Auditorium

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
'-Ology' Workshop Series: Dragonolgy

Plunder in the library, search for other life forms, race down the Nile, become a true wizard, and train your own dragon in this six week series.

Explore a new "-Ology" book each week through discussion and activities.

Suited for 3rd - 7th Grade.

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.

 

 

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

Plunder in the library, search for other life forms, race down the Nile, become a true wizard, and train your own dragon in this six week series.

Explore a new "-Ology" book each week through discussion and activities.

Suited for 3rd - 7th Grade.

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.

 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  413 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Library Auditorium

Thursday July 19, 2018
rec_legoguy
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lego Challenge


Lego Club gets an overhaul for summer reading!

Put together a team or work independently to compete in our weekly challenge

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.
 

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


Lego Club gets an overhaul for summer reading!

Put together a team or work independently to compete in our weekly challenge

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.
 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  (413) 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

Monday July 23, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Make it Monday

Make it Monday: DIY Drum or Rainstick!

This is a school-age Makerspace program where each week participants will tinker, experiment, explore, and create. All materials provided EXCEPT on 7/16.

Registration encouraged! No program 7/9 or 8/13.

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.

 

 

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

Make it Monday: DIY Drum or Rainstick!

This is a school-age Makerspace program where each week participants will tinker, experiment, explore, and create. All materials provided EXCEPT on 7/16.

Registration encouraged! No program 7/9 or 8/13.

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.

 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  413 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

Tuesday July 24, 2018
lib_teddybear_reading
10:00 AM
Preschool Story Time



Stories, songs and a craft!

Geared to Preschool age but all 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 Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

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



Stories, songs and a craft!

Geared to Preschool age but all 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 Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  (413) 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

 
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6:00 PM
Summer Movie Series: A Goofy Movie



 

Relax in the air conditioning and enjoy some childhood favorites!

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

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



 

Relax in the air conditioning and enjoy some childhood favorites!

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  (413) 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

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

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

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 34 spaces available.

Wednesday July 25, 2018
ent_gclef
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Ukulele Workshop: Session 1

This 3-week beginner’s session is for youths grades 6th-8th. The classes will be held on July 18, July 25 and August 1.

Please plan on attending all 3 sessions, and bringing your own ukulele.

SPACE IS LIMITED, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Please stop by the Children's Department to register.

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

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

This 3-week beginner’s session is for youths grades 6th-8th. The classes will be held on July 18, July 25 and August 1.

Please plan on attending all 3 sessions, and bringing your own ukulele.

SPACE IS LIMITED, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Please stop by the Children's Department to register.

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  413 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Library Auditorium

 
lib_bookpurple
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
'-Ology' Workshop Series: Wizardology

Plunder in the library, search for other life forms, race down the Nile, become a true wizard, and train your own dragon in this six week series.

Explore a new "-Ology" book each week through discussion and activities.

Suited for 3rd - 7th Grade.

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.

 

 

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

Plunder in the library, search for other life forms, race down the Nile, become a true wizard, and train your own dragon in this six week series.

Explore a new "-Ology" book each week through discussion and activities.

Suited for 3rd - 7th Grade.

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.

 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  413 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Library Auditorium

Thursday July 26, 2018
rec_legoguy
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lego Challenge


Lego Club gets an overhaul for summer reading!

Put together a team or work independently to compete in our weekly challenge

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.
 

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


Lego Club gets an overhaul for summer reading!

Put together a team or work independently to compete in our weekly challenge

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.
 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  (413) 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

Friday July 27, 2018
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11:00 AM
Rolie Polie Guacamole

Join this award-winning "kindie" band from Brooklyn, NY for a high energy, interactive show that’s a mix of funk, rock and folk music mashed into original tunes about natural living, eating healthy and staying active! 

Appropriate for all ages!

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.

Sponsored by the  Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

 

 

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

Join this award-winning "kindie" band from Brooklyn, NY for a high energy, interactive show that’s a mix of funk, rock and folk music mashed into original tunes about natural living, eating healthy and staying active! 

Appropriate for all ages!

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.

Sponsored by the  Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  (413) 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Library Auditorium

Monday July 30, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Make it Monday

Make it Monday: Sculpey Ships & Tensile Bubbles!

This is a school-age Makerspace program where each week participants will tinker, experiment, explore, and create. All materials provided EXCEPT on 7/16.

Registration encouraged! No program 7/9 or 8/13.

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.

 

 

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

Make it Monday: Sculpey Ships & Tensile Bubbles!

This is a school-age Makerspace program where each week participants will tinker, experiment, explore, and create. All materials provided EXCEPT on 7/16.

Registration encouraged! No program 7/9 or 8/13.

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.

 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  413 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

Tuesday July 31, 2018
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10:00 AM
Preschool Story Time



Stories, songs and a craft!

Geared to Preschool age but all 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 Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

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



Stories, songs and a craft!

Geared to Preschool age but all 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 Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  (413) 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

 
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1:00 PM
Happy Birthday Harry Potter!

We’ll be celebrating Harry’s birthday with a magical party!

Activities, crafts and refreshments will be provided,

Appropriate for all ages!

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.

Sponsored by the  Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

 

 

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

We’ll be celebrating Harry’s birthday with a magical party!

Activities, crafts and refreshments will be provided,

Appropriate for all ages!

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.

Sponsored by the  Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  (413) 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Library Auditorium

 
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6:00 PM
Summer Movie Series: Matilda



 

Relax in the air conditioning and enjoy some childhood favorites!

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

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



 

Relax in the air conditioning and enjoy some childhood favorites!

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  (413) 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

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

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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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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Ukulele Workshop: Session 1

This 3-week beginner’s session is for youths grades 6th-8th. The classes will be held on July 18, July 25 and August 1.

Please plan on attending all 3 sessions, and bringing your own ukulele.

SPACE IS LIMITED, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Please stop by the Children's Department to register.

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

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

This 3-week beginner’s session is for youths grades 6th-8th. The classes will be held on July 18, July 25 and August 1.

Please plan on attending all 3 sessions, and bringing your own ukulele.

SPACE IS LIMITED, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Please stop by the Children's Department to register.

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  413 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Library Auditorium

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
'-Ology' Workshop Series: Monsterology

Plunder in the library, search for other life forms, race down the Nile, become a true wizard, and train your own dragon in this six week series.

Explore a new "-Ology" book each week through discussion and activities.

Suited for 3rd - 7th Grade.

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.

 

 

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

Plunder in the library, search for other life forms, race down the Nile, become a true wizard, and train your own dragon in this six week series.

Explore a new "-Ology" book each week through discussion and activities.

Suited for 3rd - 7th Grade.

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.

 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  413 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Library Auditorium

Thursday August 2, 2018
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lego Challenge


Lego Club gets an overhaul for summer reading!

Put together a team or work independently to compete in our weekly challenge

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.
 

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


Lego Club gets an overhaul for summer reading!

Put together a team or work independently to compete in our weekly challenge

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.
 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  (413) 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

Monday August 6, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Make it Monday

Make it Monday: Sound Spinners & Catapults!

This is a school-age Makerspace program where each week participants will tinker, experiment, explore, and create. All materials provided EXCEPT on 7/16.

Registration encouraged! No program 7/9 or 8/13.

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.

 

 

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

Make it Monday: Sound Spinners & Catapults!

This is a school-age Makerspace program where each week participants will tinker, experiment, explore, and create. All materials provided EXCEPT on 7/16.

Registration encouraged! No program 7/9 or 8/13.

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.

 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  413 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

Tuesday August 7, 2018
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10:00 AM
Preschool Story Time



Stories, songs and a craft!

Geared to Preschool age but all 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 Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

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



Stories, songs and a craft!

Geared to Preschool age but all 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 Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  (413) 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

 
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Goodwill Job Readiness Training

Goodwill Job Readiness Trainers will be at the Berkhsire Athenaeum for three free "Lunch & Learns" in the Athenaeum Room, August 7, 14, and 21.

Goodwill Job Trainers help people of any age from all walks of life gain operational skills, soft skills and 'real work' experience to strengthen their family's economic status.

These training sessions are free and open to the public.. Space is limited and registration is required.

Lunch will be provided. Child Care will be provided upon request.

Please register below.

 

CONTACT:  Alexander Geller  413 499-9480 ext 202  alexander@pittsfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Athenaeum Room
There are 10 spaces available.

Goodwill Job Readiness Trainers will be at the Berkhsire Athenaeum for three free "Lunch & Learns" in the Athenaeum Room, August 7, 14, and 21.

Goodwill Job Trainers help people of any age from all walks of life gain operational skills, soft skills and 'real work' experience to strengthen their family's economic status.

These training sessions are free and open to the public.. Space is limited and registration is required.

Lunch will be provided. Child Care will be provided upon request.

Please register below.

 

CONTACT:
  Alexander Geller
  413 499.9480 ext 202
  alexander@pittsfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Athenaeum Room

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM
Summer Movie Series: The Goonies



 

Relax in the air conditioning and enjoy some childhood favorites!

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

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



 

Relax in the air conditioning and enjoy some childhood favorites!

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  (413) 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

Wednesday August 8, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Ukulele Workshop: Session 2

This 3-week beginner’s session is for youths grades 9th - 12th. The classes will be held on August 8, August 15 and August 22.

Please plan on attending all 3 sessions, and bringing your own ukulele.

SPACE IS LIMITED, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Please stop by the Children's Department to register.

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

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

This 3-week beginner’s session is for youths grades 9th - 12th. The classes will be held on August 8, August 15 and August 22.

Please plan on attending all 3 sessions, and bringing your own ukulele.

SPACE IS LIMITED, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Please stop by the Children's Department to register.

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  413 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Library Auditorium

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
'-Ology' Workshop Series: Mythology

Plunder in the library, search for other life forms, race down the Nile, become a true wizard, and train your own dragon in this six week series.

Explore a new "-Ology" book each week through discussion and activities.

Suited for 3rd - 7th Grade.

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.

 

 

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

Plunder in the library, search for other life forms, race down the Nile, become a true wizard, and train your own dragon in this six week series.

Explore a new "-Ology" book each week through discussion and activities.

Suited for 3rd - 7th Grade.

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.

 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  413 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Library Auditorium

Thursday August 9, 2018
rec_legoguy
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lego Challenge


Lego Club gets an overhaul for summer reading!

Put together a team or work independently to compete in our weekly challenge

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.
 

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


Lego Club gets an overhaul for summer reading!

Put together a team or work independently to compete in our weekly challenge

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.
 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  (413) 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

Monday August 13, 2018
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11:00 AM
Drumming with Aimee Gelinas- Family Session

Join us in the auditorium for West African & Caribbean drum classes with Aimee Gelinas.

There will be two sessions: 11am- Family Session (Kids under 10 with their adult) and1pm- School Age Session (kids 10+)

Instruments will be provided for both sessions.

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.

Sponsored by the  Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

 

 

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

Join us in the auditorium for West African & Caribbean drum classes with Aimee Gelinas.

There will be two sessions: 11am- Family Session (Kids under 10 with their adult) and1pm- School Age Session (kids 10+)

Instruments will be provided for both sessions.

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.

Sponsored by the  Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  (413) 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Library Auditorium

 
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1:00 PM
Drumming with Aimee Gelinas- School Age Session

Join us in the auditorium for West African & Caribbean drum classes with Aimee Gelinas.

There will be two sessions: 11am- Family Session (Kids under 10 with their adult) and1pm- School Age Session (kids 10+)

Instruments will be provided for both sessions.

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.

Sponsored by the  Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

 

 

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

Join us in the auditorium for West African & Caribbean drum classes with Aimee Gelinas.

There will be two sessions: 11am- Family Session (Kids under 10 with their adult) and1pm- School Age Session (kids 10+)

Instruments will be provided for both sessions.

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.

Sponsored by the  Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  (413) 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Library Auditorium

 
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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 August 14, 2018
lib_teddybear_reading
10:00 AM
Preschool Story Time



Stories, songs and a craft!

Geared to Preschool age but all 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 Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

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



Stories, songs and a craft!

Geared to Preschool age but all 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 Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  (413) 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

 
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Goodwill Job Readiness Training

Goodwill Job Readiness Trainers will be at the Berkhsire Athenaeum for three free "Lunch & Learns" in the Athenaeum Room, August 7, 14, and 21.

Goodwill Job Trainers help people of any age from all walks of life gain operational skills, soft skills and 'real work' experience to strengthen their family's economic status.

These training sessions are free and open to the public.. Space is limited and registration is required.

Lunch will be provided. Child Care will be provided upon request.

Please register below.

 

CONTACT:  Alexander Geller  413 499-9480 ext 202  alexander@pittsfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Athenaeum Room
There are 10 spaces available.

Goodwill Job Readiness Trainers will be at the Berkhsire Athenaeum for three free "Lunch & Learns" in the Athenaeum Room, August 7, 14, and 21.

Goodwill Job Trainers help people of any age from all walks of life gain operational skills, soft skills and 'real work' experience to strengthen their family's economic status.

These training sessions are free and open to the public.. Space is limited and registration is required.

Lunch will be provided. Child Care will be provided upon request.

Please register below.

 

CONTACT:
  Alexander Geller
  413 499.9480 ext 202
  alexander@pittsfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Athenaeum Room

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM
Minecraft Madness with Jungle Jim

Join Jungle Jim as he leads participants through the magical world of Minecraft! Combining balloon artistry, magic, comedy and improv, Activities include Giant Dragon creation, the Building Block Madness Tournament, a riveting Zombie Chase and the Balloon Firework Rocket extravaganza!

Appropriate for children ages 4-11, though siblings are welcome.

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

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

Join Jungle Jim as he leads participants through the magical world of Minecraft! Combining balloon artistry, magic, comedy and improv, Activities include Giant Dragon creation, the Building Block Madness Tournament, a riveting Zombie Chase and the Balloon Firework Rocket extravaganza!

Appropriate for children ages 4-11, though siblings are welcome.

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  (413) 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Library Auditorium

 
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6:00 PM
Summer Movie Series: Hook



 

Relax in the air conditioning and enjoy some childhood favorites!

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

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



 

Relax in the air conditioning and enjoy some childhood favorites!

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  (413) 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

Wednesday August 15, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Ukulele Workshop: Session 2

This 3-week beginner’s session is for youths grades 9th - 12th. The classes will be held on August 8, August 15 and August 22.

Please plan on attending all 3 sessions, and bringing your own ukulele.

SPACE IS LIMITED, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Please stop by the Children's Department to register.

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

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

This 3-week beginner’s session is for youths grades 9th - 12th. The classes will be held on August 8, August 15 and August 22.

Please plan on attending all 3 sessions, and bringing your own ukulele.

SPACE IS LIMITED, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Please stop by the Children's Department to register.

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  413 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Library Auditorium

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
'-Ology' Workshop Series: Vampireology

Plunder in the library, search for other life forms, race down the Nile, become a true wizard, and train your own dragon in this six week series.

Explore a new "-Ology" book each week through discussion and activities.

Suited for 3rd - 7th Grade.

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.

 

 

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

Plunder in the library, search for other life forms, race down the Nile, become a true wizard, and train your own dragon in this six week series.

Explore a new "-Ology" book each week through discussion and activities.

Suited for 3rd - 7th Grade.

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.

 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  413 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

Thursday August 16, 2018
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lego Challenge


Lego Club gets an overhaul for summer reading!

Put together a team or work independently to compete in our weekly challenge

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.
 

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


Lego Club gets an overhaul for summer reading!

Put together a team or work independently to compete in our weekly challenge

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.
 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  (413) 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

Tuesday August 21, 2018
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Goodwill Job Readiness Training

Goodwill Job Readiness Trainers will be at the Berkhsire Athenaeum for three free "Lunch & Learns" in the Athenaeum Room, August 7, 14, and 21.

Goodwill Job Trainers help people of any age from all walks of life gain operational skills, soft skills and 'real work' experience to strengthen their family's economic status.

These training sessions are free and open to the public.. Space is limited and registration is required.

Lunch will be provided. Child Care will be provided upon request.

Please register below.

 

CONTACT:  Alexander Geller  413 499-9480 ext 202  alexander@pittsfieldlibrary.org
LOCATION: Athenaeum Room
There are 10 spaces available.

Goodwill Job Readiness Trainers will be at the Berkhsire Athenaeum for three free "Lunch & Learns" in the Athenaeum Room, August 7, 14, and 21.

Goodwill Job Trainers help people of any age from all walks of life gain operational skills, soft skills and 'real work' experience to strengthen their family's economic status.

These training sessions are free and open to the public.. Space is limited and registration is required.

Lunch will be provided. Child Care will be provided upon request.

Please register below.

 

CONTACT:
  Alexander Geller
  413 499.9480 ext 202
  alexander@pittsfieldlibrary.org

LOCATION: Athenaeum Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Wednesday August 22, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Ukulele Workshop: Session 2

This 3-week beginner’s session is for youths grades 9th - 12th. The classes will be held on August 8, August 15 and August 22.

Please plan on attending all 3 sessions, and bringing your own ukulele.

SPACE IS LIMITED, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Please stop by the Children's Department to register.

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

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

This 3-week beginner’s session is for youths grades 9th - 12th. The classes will be held on August 8, August 15 and August 22.

Please plan on attending all 3 sessions, and bringing your own ukulele.

SPACE IS LIMITED, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Please stop by the Children's Department to register.

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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  413 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Library Auditorium

 
lib_bookpurple
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
'-Ology' Workshop Series:Egyptology

Plunder in the library, search for other life forms, race down the Nile, become a true wizard, and train your own dragon in this six week series.

Explore a new "-Ology" book each week through discussion and activities.

Suited for 3rd - 7th Grade.

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.

 

 

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

Plunder in the library, search for other life forms, race down the Nile, become a true wizard, and train your own dragon in this six week series.

Explore a new "-Ology" book each week through discussion and activities.

Suited for 3rd - 7th Grade.

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.

 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Library
  413 499.9480 x111
  

LOCATION: Children's Library

Wednesday September 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 September 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

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
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 December 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


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