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Wednesday, April 19

Women of New England

Spies, soldiers, mothers, wives. Carole Owens shares stories of the remarkable women who helped shape a new country.

South County Center, Great Barrington, Room S-2

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

 

Thursday, April 20

Earth Week Forum

Join us as we learn about green transportation options and BCC’s plan for zero waste by 2020! Presenters include BRTA, massRIDES, Plaine’s Bicycles, BCC Staff, MassPIRG.

Koussevitzky Arts Center, K-111

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

 

Thursday, April 20

Release your inner artist

Janet Schwartz teaches you to move from perceiving to seeing what’s really there. Learn to simplify and capture the essence of your subject. A hands-on workshop with pastels.

Registration and valid public library card required. Please visit http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=PITTSFLD#5001295, contact the Reference Department (info@pittsfieldlibrary.org), or call 413 499-9480.

Berkshire Athenaeum, One Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA

6:30 PM

 

Friday, April 21

Martín Espada reads poetry

Pulitzer finalist, social justice fighter, Latino rights activist, and acclaimed poet, Martín Espada reads from his poetry celebrating and, at times, lamenting the immigrant and working class experience.

Berkshire Community College, Boland Theater

12 PM

 

Saturday, April 22

Living with wildlife

Dale Abrams, Massachusetts Audubon Society naturalist, explains how wildlife and us can become and remain good neighbors. We learn how to avoid problems, how to keep the wild wild, and how to make our local watershed a better neighborhood for everyone.

Berkshire Athenaeum, One Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA

3 PM

 

Monday, April 24 OR Thursday, May 4 OR Monday, May 8 OR Tuesday, May 16 OR Tuesday, May 23 OR Tuesday, May 30

The Yoga Forum

Kate Fortier offers one hour of gentle to moderate yoga. Sessions start with warm-ups and breath work, move on to a sequence of postures, and end with meditation and relaxation. Please bring your own mat if you have one.

Berkshire Athenaeum, One Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA

7 PM – 8 PM

 

Wednesday, April 26

3D Let’s print!

Improve your 3D printing skills. Learn about slicing programs, releasing a job using the Athenaeum’s machines, changing filament, MatterControl and Cura software. Additional questions will be addressed. Registration is required and accepted three weeks before each session. Please call (413) 499-9480 x202.

Berkshire Athenaeum, One Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA

3 PM

 

Thursday, April 27

Talking books

Erin Fragola, library outreach coordinator, talks about an important initiative making books and magazines available to anyone unable to read printed works.

Berkshire Athenaeum, One Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA

10 AM

 

Thursday, April 27

Writing and immigration

Jana Laiz, immigrant community advocate, refugee caseworker, and award-winning author, talks about writing and the immigrant experience.

Berkshire Community College, Jonathan Edwards Library

2:30 PM – 3:45 PM

 

Thursday, April 27

CreditAbility

Maureen Phillips Finn and the Greylock Financial Literacy Team explain the significance of a strong credit history, how to establish credit and how to use and maintain it wisely. The presentation also covers your rights and responsibilities as well as new laws governing credit card companies and credit reporting.

Koussevitzky Arts Center, K-111

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

 

Saturday, April 29

Life under the river

A shadow puppetry workshop for children 10 years and older. Get in touch with the wildlife in brooks, streams, ponds, and lakes. Participants will create shadow puppets and even stage a shadow puppet play. Preregistration is required. Please call 413-298-7024.

Berkshire Athenaeum, One Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

or

1 PM – 2:30 PM

 

Saturday, April 29

New directions for Jacob’s Pillow

Pamela Tatge, new director of Jacob’s Pillow Dance talks about artistic vision and strategic goals for the renowned dance festival.

Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street, Pittsfield, MA

2 PM

 

Tuesday, May 2

CreditAbility

Credit matters. Gloria Escobar, Greylock Federal Credit Union, walks you through the details of credit scores and reports and explains how to make credit work for you.

South County Center, Great Barrington, Room S-5

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

 

Wednesday, May 3

Weeping under the same moon

Jana Laiz reads and leads a discussion about her award-winning book chronicling the experience of Vietnamese children in the United States. This is a three-part event. At least two parts have to be attended to receive forum credit.

South County Center, Great Barrington, Room S-5

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

 

Thursday, May 4

Where’s My Money?

Professor Wendy Meehan empowers you to take charge of your financial house and begin tracking and planning towards saving for a better future. Become aware of your spending and savings habits. Set financial goals and develop spending plans. This workshop tells you how.

Guardian Life Insurance Company

Skyline Conference Room

700 South Street, Pittsfield

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM