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

Monday May 21, 2018
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Libations with Librarians

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

This month Berkshire Athenaeum Outreach Librarian Alex Geller will lead a discussion of Whatever happened to interracial love: stories  by Kathleen Collins.

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

Grab a pint or just grab a seat! We'd love to see you in the Lounge and share this experience with you. 

Hotel on North is located at 297 North Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts

 
Sponsored by the Berkshire Athenaeum and Hotel on North.
CONTACT:  Alex Geller  413-499-9480 ext 202  
LOCATION: Hotel on North

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

This month Berkshire Athenaeum Outreach Librarian Alex Geller will lead a discussion of Whatever happened to interracial love: stories  by Kathleen Collins.

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

Grab a pint or just grab a seat! We'd love to see you in the Lounge and share this experience with you. 

Hotel on North is located at 297 North Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts

 
Sponsored by the Berkshire Athenaeum and Hotel on North.
CONTACT:
  Alex Geller
  413.499.9480 ext 202
  

LOCATION: Hotel on North

 
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7:00 PM
Edible Perennial Gardening and Landscaping

John Root, educator and naturalist, presents "Edible Perennial Gardening and Landscaping”, a power point featurig the variety of trees, shrubs, vines and herbaceous perennials that can be grown in New Englas for bountiful harvests of fruits, nuts and vegetables. Learn how to care for these plants and the nutritional and medicinal benefits of the plants are discussed as well. 

 Perennials for edible landscaping and attracting songbirds, hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, and other beneficials will be offered for sale. 

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.

 
LOCATION: Library Auditorium

John Root, educator and naturalist, presents "Edible Perennial Gardening and Landscaping”, a power point featurig the variety of trees, shrubs, vines and herbaceous perennials that can be grown in New Englas for bountiful harvests of fruits, nuts and vegetables. Learn how to care for these plants and the nutritional and medicinal benefits of the plants are discussed as well. 

 Perennials for edible landscaping and attracting songbirds, hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, and other beneficials will be offered for sale. 

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.

 
LOCATION: Library Auditorium

Thursday May 24, 2018
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7:00 PM
Berkshire Museum presents Melville in Love

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

LOCATION: Berkshire Museum

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

LOCATION: Berkshire Museum

Thursday May 31, 2018
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7:00 PM
Mark Twain: An American Life

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

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

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

Free and open to the public.

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

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

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

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

Free and open to the public.

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

Tuesday June 12, 2018
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7:00 PM
Berkshire Hills Chorus

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

This event is free and open to the public.

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum and the Berkshire Athenaeum.

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

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

This event is free and open to the public.

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum and the Berkshire Athenaeum.

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

LOCATION: Library Auditorium

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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