The Berkshire Athenaeum and The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum are pleased to sponsor a T-shirt Drawing Contest for children and youth. There will be two categories for entries: Children, ages 0 to 12, and Teens, ages 13 to 18. The winner in the children’s category will have their artwork printed on children’s T-shirts and the winner of the Teens category will have their artwork printed on adult sized T-shirts to be sold in the Friend’s gift shop at the library.
Artwork must be your original work. One art design per person on 81/2" X 11" paper. Picture must include mention of Pittsfield, MA or Berkshire Athenauem or The Berkshires. Participant or parent must be a library card holder in Berkshire County, MA.
Please bring your artwork directly to the Children's desk at the Berkshire Athenaeum. It's important to make your submissions in person so you can get your free water bottle! Free water bottles are going out to all participants who enter the contest!
Prizes: First Prize, in addition to having the artwork printed on the T-shirt, is $50.00. Second Prize is $25, and Third Prize is $10.00 in each category. All winning entries will be displayed in the library display case and on a large format poster for community members to enjoy. All entries become the property of the Berkshire Athenaeum.
Winners will be notified by telephone, and a list of winners will be posted in the Children’s Library after May 8, 2017.
Cinema of Law concludes the season.
Attorney Janet Pumphrey introduces the documentary "One Big Home" (2016).On the tiny island of Martha’s Vineyard, where presidents and celebrities vacation, trophy homes threaten to destroy the island’s unique character. Twelve years in the making, "One Big Home" follows one carpenter’s journey to understand the trend toward giant houses. When he feels complicit in wrecking the place he calls home, he takes off his tool belt and picks up a camera. Bumping up against angry homeowners and builders who look the other way, he works with his community and attempts to pass a new bylaw to limit house size.
This program is approved for Forum Credit for Berkshire Community College students.
Free and no registration required.