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Rooftop Newsletter: The Power of One

We’ve been fighting senior hunger as an organization for many years. And I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to be involved for about ten of those years. Unfortunately, as I look back, many of tho…
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Rooftops Newsletter: Can Ruben Count on You?

Ruben once served bravely for our country, surrounded by his brothers and sisters in arms. Now, at 101 years old, he is homebound, living alone – his only company the fading memories of his fellow …
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Food For Fines: November 1 – 30

The Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s public library, will offer a modified fines amnesty from Thursday, November 1, through Friday, November 30. During this four-week period the library will accept…
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Berkshire Festival of Trees 2018

Celebrating the opening of Festival of Trees 2018: Often HeardDiscover Festival of Trees 2018: Often Heard after hours, when the twinkling lights are ablaze on every tree but the galleries are dark. …
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“Pittsfield is my Home” Community Project

The Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield's Public Library, invites the public to submit photos and short written pieces to our “Pittsfield Is My Home" project. Photos and writing will be displayed on …
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Rooftops Newsletter: More of a Good Thing

From time to time in the past, we used this space to report on the progress of the first nine congregate nutrition programs (CNPs) in Georgia that participated in NFESH’s What A Waste program. The re…
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Genealogy with Alan Doyle Horbal

Join volunteers, Cathi Iuliano and Susan Bedard and learn the basic outline and instruction on researching the 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940 U.S. Census. Learn how to find your ancestors' immigr…
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Herman Melville Memorial Room: Closed Monday, October 1, through Friday, October 5

The Berkshire Athenaeum is in the midst of an extensive project to replace all of the lighting fixtures throughout the library with energy efficient alternatives.  Most of the work has been proceedi…
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Friends of Libraries Week: October 22 – 27

Mark your calendar for National Friends of the Library Week, Monday, October 22 –  Saturday, October 27. We’ll be wishing a Happy 80th Birthday to our own dedicated Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeu…
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Take 10 minutes to improve county transportation

The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission needs your help to understand future transportation needs across Berkshire County. They are providing Berkshire residents the opportunity to identify key tr…
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Red Cross Urges Residents to Prepare for Remnants of Hurricane Florence, Red Cross Deploys Local Volunteers, Vehicles

Medford, Mass – The American Red Cross is urging Massachusetts residents to prepare for severe weather as Hurricane Florence prepares to make landfall and potentially travel up the east coast.The Red…
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Build a Basic Budget: Wednesday, September 19, 5:30 – 7 pm

Come join Lynn Wallace, Certified Federal Credit Union Financial Counselor, for an evening program designed to motivate, educate, and empower you to improve your financial future. This session will …
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50 Plus Job Fair: Wednesday, September 26, 10 – 12

BerkshireWorks, in collaboration with Elder Services of Berkshire County, Inc. presents a 50 Plus Job Fair on Wednesday, September 26, in the library’s Auditorium! Are you seeking full time or part t…
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September is National Library Card Sign Up Month!

This September, the Berkshire Athenaeum is pleased to be joining with Downtown Pittsfield and libraries across the country for National Library Card Sign-up Month! This month, we are encouraging ev…
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Genealogy for Beginners

The Berkshire Athenaeum Local History Department has announced a schedule of Genealogy Classes for Beginners. September 27, 2018 10am-12pm: Organizing your Family Research and Introduction to the Cen…
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