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This page highlights all the various events happening at Berkshire Community College's Jonathan Edwards Library throughout the year.
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UPCOMING EVENTS/PROJECTS

January - February 2017  - The 225th Anniversary Of The Bill Of Rights. 

Exhibit and display made possible through a grant from MassHumanities.

 

April 6, 2017, 12:15 p.m.  - The Berkshire Immigrant Stories Project

The Berkshire Immigrant Stories Project will collect and share the stories of recent local immigrants and their children and grandchildren through an online exhibit and archive called “Your Story, Our Story,” developed by the Tenement Museum of New York.

BCC project partners, including the Berkshire Athenaeum and BCC’s Jonathan Edwards Library, will offer hands-on help with photographing objects, writing stories and submitting them to the “Your Story, Our Story” online archive. The workshops, which are free and open to the public, will be held at the Athenaeum at 6 p.m. on Feb. 23 and March 2, and at BCC’s Jonathan Edwards Library on April 6 at 12:15 p.m.

Want to create and submit your story and a picture of your artifcact on your own?  First take a digital picture of your active.  Then fill out the form and upload your image.   Here is the links to the form: Share Your Story.    NEED HELP?  NEED HELP?  Here  are instructions.

This project is made possible through a generous grant  Mass Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities

Book Discussion Led By Jana Laiz.  April 6, 13, 20, 2017 : 2:30 - 3:30   

Open Book Discussion of Weeping Under The Same Moon, by Jana Laiz. We are honored to have the author herself lead this book discussion.  Jana Laiz has been an advocate for immigrant and refugee communities for over twenty years.  She is also the author of books on Elizabeth Freeman and on Celtic myth.  She is currently the writer in residence at Arrowhead, Herman Melville's estate.     Free and open to the General Public. 

This event is made possible through a generous grant from MassHumanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Part of the BCC Pilot for the Humanities Center.

Reading by Poet Martín Espada, April 21, 2017 12:00 - 1:30   

Award Winning Author and Poet, Martín Espada.  In the Boland Auditoreum, Koussevitsky.   Martín Espada has dedicated much of his career to issues of social justice, and the rights of  immigrants, Latinos, tenants, and the working class.  Espada's critically acclaimed poetry "celebrates and laments the immigrant and working class experience."  Born in Brooklyn to Puerto Richa Parents, Espada is a former tenant lawyer, a professor, and celebrated lecturer.  He is a Pulitzer finalist and PENN award winner. Free and open to the General Public. 

This event is made possible through a generous grant from MassHumanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Part of the BCC Pilot for the Humanities Center.

April 27, 2017  2:30 - 3:45 

Author Jana Laiz will come and discuss her book Weeping Under The Same Moon and her recent extensive work with Immigrants' stories.   Free and open to the General Public. 

This event is made possible through a generous grant from MassHumanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Part of the BCC Pilot for the Humanities Center.

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    EVENTS THIS SPRING

    Berkshire Immigrant Stories Project 

     

    We are all immigrants. 

    That we are here means that someone made a decision to come to this place from elsewhere. If you are an immigrant, or the child or grandchild of an immigrant, we want to help you share your story.

    Share your story.

    Add to the ongoing story of immigration in the Berkshires. Take a photo of an object from your family history and tell the story of the object.

    The Tenement Museum in New York has created an online exhibit featuring immigration and migration narratives. Visit yourstory.tenement.org to upload your image and story. Please use the tag Berkshire_Immigrant_Stories. View the growing collection of Berkshire Immigrant Stories!

    Share Your Story

    NEED HELP?  Here  are instructions.

    Free Workshops

    We are here to help. BCC and the Berkshire Athenaeum will provide hands-on help with photographing objects, writing stories, and submitting them. These workshops are free and open to the public. Food and drink will be served.

    Berkshire Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield

    • February 23, 2017 at 6 p.m.
    • March 2, 2017 at 6 p.m.

    Berkshire Community College — Jonathan Edwards Library, 1350 West St., Pittsfield

    • April 6, 2017 at 12:15 p.m.

    Facebook logo Follow Berkshire Immigrant Stories on Facebook.

    For more information on this project, visit the BCC Berkshire Immigrant Stories Page

     

        

      Past Event Resources

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      The Jonathan Edwards Library is honored to have been awarded an NEH/ALA grant. Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA), is a public programming initiative that supports the exploration of the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape the United States over the last five centuries.

      Latino Americans: 500 Years of History has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

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      Past Events

      2016 Fall Semester Write-In at BCC

      Need time to work on your final papers? Join us, members of the Writing Center and faculty in the Jonathan Edwards Library for a writing clinic.

      Monday Dec. 5th from 9:00am to 2:00pm.

      Tuesday Dec. 6th from 9:00am to 2:00pm

      Convocation 2016

       This year's Convocation took place in October.  For part of this annual tradition at BCC, a book is inscribed and given to the Library in honor of one or two convocation students. The Library is grateful for a generous grant by the Osher Institute For Life Long Learning for making the purchase of these books possible.

      LIST OF CONVOCATION HONOREES AND THE BOOKS DONATED IN THEIR NAME

       

      Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 2pm - Screening of the film classic, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.  Refreshments!

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

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