Halloween Happenings at the Berkshire Athenaeum

The Berkshire Athenaeum is proud to host “Halloween at the Library,” a day of spooky-themed events for all ages from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. 

Costumes are encouraged and refreshments will be served. The day kicks off with a pumpkin-carving party in the auditorium at 11 a.m. The library will provide pumpkins, carving tools, and stencils for the activity. Library staff will distribute prizes for the most creative pumpkin designs. Pumpkins cannot be reserved, and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Leftover pumpkin seeds will be included in the athenaeum’s new seed lending library, which will open in February 2018, and makes seeds available for patrons to use and return through an exchange.

Be sure to stop by the library’s Local History Department to learn more about the most haunted places in Berkshire County, eerie events that happened around western Massachusetts, view the library’s display of hauntings, and take home a free map of the spookiest places.

The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum and Alchemy Initiative.

For more information, please call Alex Geller, Outreach Librarian, at 413-499-9480, ext. 202