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Library Events: Events

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

EVENTS THIS SPRING

2017 Spring 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.  WE PROVIDE THE HELP AND THE  FOOD! 

 

Monday May 8th  from 10:00am to 2:30pm.

Tuesday May 9th from 10:00am to 2:30pm

Past Events

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

Internationally Acclaimed 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."  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 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.

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

Open Book Discussion of Weeping Under The Same Moon led by award winning author Jana Laiz. 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.

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

The Berkshire Immigrant Stories Project collects and shares 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.

Want to create and submit your story and a picture of your artifact 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

 

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

Exhibit and display made possible through a grant from MassHumanities.


 

2016 Fall Semester Write-In at BCC

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

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

Convocation 2016

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Library Chat

Chat via Chat Box or text us at 413-650-1275

Past Event Resources

2017 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.


2015/16

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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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Links to the 2015/16 events at BCC, including speaker and writer biographies.