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Rockwell on Baseball

Rockwell on Baseball

June 18, 2019|1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Norman Rockwell Museum

Curator of Education and baseball enthusiast Tom Daly will explore Norman Rockwell’s depictions of America’s favorite pastime. Following conversat... MORE

Tea & Talk - Egyptomania

Tea & Talk - Egyptomania

June 18, 2019|4:00 pm

Ventfort Hall

Recognized as a foremost Egyptologist, Dr. Bob Brier (“Mr. Mummy”) will examine the fascination with the ancient world along the Nile and the even... MORE

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar Presents: : Steve Nelson-Gettin' Home

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar Presents: : Steve Nelson-Gettin' Home

June 20, 2019|5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Bookstore

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar 11 Housatonic Street, Lenox, MA 01240 Call: 413-637-3390 website: www.bookstoreinlenox.com Thu... MORE

“The Emerging Spirit-Oriented Scientific Revolution” with Nicanor Perlas

“The Emerging Spirit-Oriented Scientific Revolution” with Nicanor Perlas

June 21, 2019|7:00 pm

Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School

Hawthorne Valley Center for Social Research is pleased to host Nicanor Perlas for an evening lecture on Friday, June 21 at 7pm in the Assembly Hal... MORE

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar Presents: : Frances Bartowski: An Afterlife

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar Presents: : Frances Bartowski: An Afterlife

June 22, 2019|4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Bookstore

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar 11 Housatonic Street, Lenox, MA 01240 Call: 413-637-3390 website: www.bookstoreinlenox.com Saturd... MORE

Forests and Brain Health

Forests and Brain Health

June 23, 2019|6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bascom Lodge

A Presentation on the health benefits of Forests. MORE

BOOK LAUNCH: My Adventures as an Illustrator

BOOK LAUNCH: My Adventures as an Illustrator

June 23, 2019|1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Norman Rockwell Museum

My Adventures as an Illustrator Book Talk and Signing, with Abigail Rockwell. Celebrate the long-awaited rerelease of Norman Rockwell’s classic 1... MORE

Bagels & Books

Bagels & Books

June 24, 2019|9:00 am - 10:00 am

Mason Library

This month's selection: The Leavers by Lisa Ko MORE

Mystery Lover’s Book Club

Mystery Lover’s Book Club

June 25, 2019|5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

Mason Library

This month's selection is Lieberman's Folly by Stuart Kaminksy. In the History Room. MORE

Tea & Talk - The Tragic Story of the Majestic Normandie Ocean Liner

Tea & Talk - The Tragic Story of the Majestic Normandie Ocean Liner

June 25, 2019|4:00 pm

Ventfort Hall

A child with happy memories of crossing the Atlantic on ocean liners with his parents, author René Silvin will focus on the subject of his latest boo... MORE

The Serious Side of Food

The Serious Side of Food

June 25, 2019|6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Roeliff Jansen Community Library

The Roe Jan Community Library presents a 7 session Reading and Discussion program, "The Serious Side of Food," facilitated by Tessa Edick of FarmOn! F... MORE

WRITERS READ hosted by David Giannini

WRITERS READ hosted by David Giannini

June 25, 2019|5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

Lee Library

Three poets will read from their work: Catherine (Kate) Stearns is writer-in-residence at Roxbury Latin School in West Roxbury. Her first book, The... MORE

Book Lovers’ Book Club

Book Lovers’ Book Club

June 25, 2019|5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

Mason Library

This month's selection: Becoming by Michelle Obama MORE

Cellblock Visions

Cellblock Visions

June 26, 2019|7:00 pm

Otis Library and Museum

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Summer Book Club: The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas

Summer Book Club: The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas

June 26, 2019|7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Clark Art Institute

Join Clark staff and fellow book lovers for lively discussions of three novels related to our summer exhibitions. Gertrude Stein’s The Autobiography... MORE

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar Presents-Jessica Piazza-Amy Clampitt Poet: Woman, 41

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar Presents-Jessica Piazza-Amy Clampitt Poet: Woman, 41

June 28, 2019|5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Bookstore

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar 11 Housatonic Street, Lenox, MA 01240 Call: 413-637-3390 website: www.bookstoreinlenox.com Fri... MORE

The Revolutionary Change in Women's Fashion, 1900-1925

The Revolutionary Change in Women's Fashion, 1900-1925

June 29, 2019|2:00 pm

Lynda's Antique Clothing Loft

Free lecture  Saturday June 29, 2:00 pm, at Lynda's Antique Clothing Loft in Adams,  41 Park Street, 2nd floor.  The Revolutionary Change in Wo... MORE

Tea & Talk - Posting It, or Networking Victorian Style

Tea & Talk - Posting It, or Networking Victorian Style

July 2, 2019|4:00 pm

Ventfort Hall

Prof. Catherine Jean Golden will reveal the story of a little-known revolution with her presentation. It started in early 19th century Britain when th... MORE

Meet the Makers - Benoît Rolland, bow maker

Meet the Makers - Benoît Rolland, bow maker

July 5, 2019|4:00 pm

Tanglewood

“A violin without a bow is only a guitar.” Benoît Rolland—a 2012 MacArthur Fellow and a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres—is one of the world... MORE

John Simon

John Simon

July 6, 2019|8:00 pm

MASS MoCA

Legendary music producer John Simon put his stamp on some of the greatest albums ever recorded, from The Band’s Music from Big Pink to Janis Jop... MORE

Reading and Performance by Gerald Elias

Reading and Performance by Gerald Elias

July 6, 2019|2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Shaker Dam Coffeehouse

Please join us for a delightful reading and performance of Maestro the Potbellied Pig, by author and BSO violinist Gerald Elias, accompanied by Franzi... MORE

Tanglewood Learning Institute: The Big Idea, Madeleine K. Albright, Secretary of State (1997-2001)

Tanglewood Learning Institute: The Big Idea, Madeleine K. Albright, Secretary of State (1997-2001)

July 6, 2019|5:00 pm

Tanglewood

Explore nation-building in the 21st century with Madeleine Albright, Secretary of State (1997—2001), and one of the foremost diplomats of our time. ... MORE

Haystack Book Talks presents Fryderyk Chopin: A Conversation with Alan Walker and Melvin Chen

Haystack Book Talks presents Fryderyk Chopin: A Conversation with Alan Walker and Melvin Chen

July 7, 2019|1:00 pm

Norfolk Library

Dr. Alan Walker’s monumental Fryderyk Chopin: A Life and Times is the most comprehensive biography of the great Polish composer to appear in English... MORE

Tanglewood Learning Institute - Meet the Makers: Meow Meow, postmodern diva

Tanglewood Learning Institute - Meet the Makers: Meow Meow, postmodern diva

July 9, 2019|1:30 pm

Tanglewood

What is a postmodern diva? In this case: a singer, actress, dancer, and performance artist with degrees in law, German, and fine art. Born “in a Ber... MORE

Tea & Talk - Downton Abbey Style: The Influences on Fashion, 1912 – 1925

Tea & Talk - Downton Abbey Style: The Influences on Fashion, 1912 – 1925

July 9, 2019|4:00 pm

Ventfort Hall

Downton Abbey Style: The Influences on Fashion, 1912 – 1925 is the subject behind what historic textile and costume expert Susan J. Jerome calls “... MORE

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar Presents-AT THE LENOX LIBRARY: Thomas Wolf-The Nightingale's Sonata

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar Presents-AT THE LENOX LIBRARY: Thomas Wolf-The Nightingale's Sonata

July 10, 2019|4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Lenox Library

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar 11 Housatonic Street, Lenox, MA 01240 Call: 413-637-3390 website: www.bookstoreinlenox.com Wednesday, Ju... MORE

Tanglewood Learning Institute - Meet the Makers: Joan Tower, composer

Tanglewood Learning Institute - Meet the Makers: Joan Tower, composer

July 10, 2019|4:30 pm

Tanglewood

As a contemporary American composer, performer, conductor, and educator, Joan Tower has done it all. And she is still hard at work. Hear Fanfare for ... MORE

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar Presents-Scott Walker: Rantings of a Machine Tool Salesman

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar Presents-Scott Walker: Rantings of a Machine Tool Salesman

July 11, 2019|5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar 11 Housatonic Street, Lenox, MA 01240 Call: 413-637-3390 website: www.bookstoreinlenox.com Thu... MORE

Stockbridge Library Association Annual Used Book Sale

Stockbridge Library Association Annual Used Book Sale

July 12, 2019 - July 14, 2019

Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives

The Stockbridge Library Association will hold its Annual Used Book Sale, a tradition under the tent, on the Library's front lawn at 46 Main Street, St... MORE

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar Presents-Greg Mattingly: Emily Dickinson as a Second language: Demystifying the Poetry

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar Presents-Greg Mattingly: Emily Dickinson as a Second language: Demystifying the Poetry

July 12, 2019|5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Bookstore

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar 11 Housatonic Street, Lenox, MA 01240 Call: 413-637-3390 website: www.bookstoreinlenox.com Fri... MORE

Author Talk and Book Launch: Courtney Maum, Costalegre (2019)

Author Talk and Book Launch: Courtney Maum, Costalegre (2019)

July 12, 2019|10:00 am

Norfolk Library

Enjoy coffee, tea, and scones while talking with Courtney Maum about her new novel Costalegre.  This book—her first historical novel, and her first... MORE

Food for Thought: Dinner with Simon Winchester

Food for Thought: Dinner with Simon Winchester

July 13, 2019|6:00 pm

Hancock Shaker Village

Join revered author Simon Winchester for an evening of food and discussion The revered New York Times bestselling author and historian Simon Winc... MORE

A Little Rebellion Now and Then: A History of Shay’s Rebellion

A Little Rebellion Now and Then: A History of Shay’s Rebellion

July 13, 2019|10:00 am

Tyringham Union Church

A talk by Dennis Picard, former Director of Storrowtown Village Museum.  Shays Rebellion is considered an agrarian revolt pitting impoverished farmer... MORE

I Give You My Word - Women's Letters as Life Support 1973-1987 - Signe Eklund Schaefer

I Give You My Word - Women's Letters as Life Support 1973-1987 - Signe Eklund Schaefer

July 13, 2019|1:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Mason Library

From a surprising discovery of a box of handwritten letters, now relics of a pre-internet world, comes a  moving account of the reflections, mutual s... MORE

The Chester Theatre Summer Season 2019

The Chester Theatre Summer Season 2019

July 16, 2019|7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Becket Arts Center

Enjoy the first Explorations Lecture evening of the season: a preview of Chester Theatre Company’s 30th season, with Producing Artistic Director Dan... MORE

Tea & Talk - Lenox Rusticators on the Maine Coast

Tea & Talk - Lenox Rusticators on the Maine Coast

July 16, 2019|4:00 pm

Ventfort Hall

Historians Cornelia Brooke Gilder and Ronald Epp will join together to present the story of the impact the Berkshires had on the development of the Ac... MORE

Navigating 17th Century England and New England

Navigating 17th Century England and New England

July 20, 2019|10:00 am

Tyringham Union Church

A talk by author Katherine Dimencescu. On July 20 you can set sail with Mayflower passengers, arrive in Boston Harbor on a Winthrop Fleet ship, sett... MORE

Mushrooms! Mushrooms! Mushrooms!

Mushrooms! Mushrooms! Mushrooms!

July 21, 2019|6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bascom Lodge

A visual presentation on local fungi identification. MORE

Tea & Talk - After Emily: The Women Who Introduced Emily Dickinson

Tea & Talk - After Emily: The Women Who Introduced Emily Dickinson

July 23, 2019|4:00 pm

Ventfort Hall

Mabel Loomis Todd was the woman who brought to light the work of a reclusive but highly talented poet. Prof. Julie Dobrow will discuss After Emily: Th... MORE

Tanglewood Learning Institute: Meet the Makers - Tom Stoppard, playwright

Tanglewood Learning Institute: Meet the Makers - Tom Stoppard, playwright

July 24, 2019|10:00 am

Tanglewood

The BSO co-commissioned an “opera of sorts” from composer Sir André Previn and librettist Tom Stoppard about marriage and the endurance of love t... MORE

Tanglewood Learning Institute - The Big Idea: Doris Kearns Goodwin

Tanglewood Learning Institute - The Big Idea: Doris Kearns Goodwin

July 27, 2019|5:00 pm

Tanglewood

Explore leadership in America with Doris Kearns Goodwin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and renowned presidential historian, in conjunction with th... MORE

Civilian Conservation Corps with Ranger Mike

Civilian Conservation Corps with Ranger Mike

July 28, 2019|6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bascom Lodge

An illustrated history of the C.C.C. and its work on Mount Greylock and Bascom Lodge. MORE

Tanglewood Learning Institute - Meet the Makers: Stephen H. Carver, piano technician Steinway Spirio Digital Player Piano

Tanglewood Learning Institute - Meet the Makers: Stephen H. Carver, piano technician Steinway Spirio Digital Player Piano

July 29, 2019|1:30 pm

Tanglewood

In the second of our featured Meet the Makers artisan talks, join Tanglewood’s master piano technician Stephen H. Carver for an in-depth look at t... MORE

Tea & Talk - John White Alexander: An American Gilded Age Artist

Tea & Talk - John White Alexander: An American Gilded Age Artist

July 30, 2019|4:00 pm

Ventfort Hall

Considered on a par with John Singer Sargent and William Merritt Chase, the once acclaimed portrait painter John White Alexander is especially recogni... MORE

The Luthier's Art

The Luthier's Art

July 30, 2019|7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Becket Arts Center

Meet guitar maker John Osthoff, who will discuss his designs and creative process in the quest for the ultimate tone in an acoustic guitar. All pro... MORE

Summer Book Club: To The Lighthouse

Summer Book Club: To The Lighthouse

July 31, 2019|7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Clark Art Institute

Join Clark staff and fellow book lovers for lively discussions of three novels related to our summer exhibitions. Gertrude Stein’s The Autobiography... MORE

Tea & Talk - Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland

Tea & Talk - Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland

August 6, 2019|4:00 pm

Ventfort Hall

Wadsworth Atheneum chief curator Robin Jaffee Frank will take us on a ride with Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861 – 2008. The lea... MORE

Impacts of the Revised Massachusetts Criminal Justice Code

Impacts of the Revised Massachusetts Criminal Justice Code

August 6, 2019|7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Becket Arts Center

Participate in a community conversation with District Attorney, Hon. Andrea Harrington to see how the revised Massachusetts criminal justice code will... MORE

Lenox Library Annual Book Sale

Lenox Library Annual Book Sale

August 9, 2019 - August 11, 2019

Lenox Town Hall

August 9, 2019 - August 11, 2019 Town Hall, Lenox, MA   The Lenox Library will hold its annual used book sale, a summer tradition for mo... MORE

Tea & Talk - Archer Milton Huntington & the Hispanic Society of America Museum

Tea & Talk - Archer Milton Huntington & the Hispanic Society of America Museum

August 13, 2019|4:00 pm

Ventfort Hall

Historian Francis Morrone will uncover the life of an intensely private personality, Archer Milton Huntington, founder of the Hispanic Society of Amer... MORE

The Legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois

The Legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois

August 13, 2019|7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Becket Arts Center

With Camesha Scruggs, Site Guide at the W.E.B. DuBois National Historic Site. A lecture portraying the life of Berkshire native, W.E.B. DuBois, one... MORE

Food for Thought: Dinner with Jim Shepard

Food for Thought: Dinner with Jim Shepard

August 17, 2019|6:00 pm

Hancock Shaker Village

Join renowned author Jim Shepard for an evening of food and discussion. The first book of nonfiction from one of today’s great fiction writers, ... MORE

How Kids are Leading the Climate Protest

How Kids are Leading the Climate Protest

August 20, 2019|7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Becket Arts Center

Panel Discussion with moderator Susan Dworkin, author on environment and agriculture, as well as multi-media displays by local students. Hear about... MORE

Tea & Talk - The Grandest Madison Square Garden

Tea & Talk - The Grandest Madison Square Garden

August 20, 2019|4:00 pm

Ventfort Hall

There is a cast of fascinating characters in The Grandest Madison Square Garden: Art, Scandal and Architecture in Gilded Age New York by art historian... MORE

Tanglewood Learning Institute: Meet the Makers - Aiven O’Leary, flute maker and Alan Weiss, flutist

Tanglewood Learning Institute: Meet the Makers - Aiven O’Leary, flute maker and Alan Weiss, flutist

August 21, 2019|3:00 pm

Tanglewood

The creation of a handmade flute is on full display in a Meet the Makers session featuring flute head joint maker Aiven O’Leary and artist in resi... MORE

Tanglewood Learning Institute: The Big Idea - Daniel Shapiro

Tanglewood Learning Institute: The Big Idea - Daniel Shapiro

August 24, 2019|5:00 pm

Tanglewood

Explore the pursuit of peace with Daniel Shapiro, world-renowned expert on negotiation and conflict resolution, founding director of the Harvard Inter... MORE

"O Bubble blast, how long can’st last?”: An Unhappy Marriage in Puritan Boston

August 24, 2019|10:00 am

Tyringham Union Church

A talk by author Allegra DiBonaventura. Hear the remarkable story of the marriage of Edward and Hannah Lane in 1650s Boston.  Hannah, a wealthy heire... MORE

Wildlands and Woodlands

Wildlands and Woodlands

August 25, 2019|6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bascom Lodge

Presentation on how protecting open space not only preserves critical ecosystems, but also provides health, climate, and economic benefits to our comm... MORE

Tea & Talk - New York Exposed: A Gilded Age Police Scandal

Tea & Talk - New York Exposed: A Gilded Age Police Scandal

August 27, 2019|4:00 pm

Ventfort Hall

Prof. Daniel Czitrom latest book New York Exposed: The Gilded Age Police Scandal That Launched the Progressive Movement reveals several key themes tha... MORE

The Musical Magic of Cole Porter

The Musical Magic of Cole Porter

August 27, 2019|7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Becket Arts Center

Frank Newton, singer/storyteller and Bob Shepherd, accompanist, will lead an evening exploration of Porter's life and music, as well as a sing along o... MORE

Summer Book Club: Invisible Cities

Summer Book Club: Invisible Cities

August 28, 2019|7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Clark Art Institute

Join Clark staff and fellow book lovers for lively discussions of three novels related to our summer exhibitions. Gertrude Stein’s The Autobiography... MORE

Tea & Talk - George Bisacca, His Life, His Way

Tea & Talk - George Bisacca, His Life, His Way

September 3, 2019|4:00 pm

Ventfort Hall

George Bisacca: His Life, His Way” presented by Berkshire native and reporter Steve Crowe will renew memories of Eastover Resort’s founder. The be... MORE

Tea & Talk - Life Along the Hudson: The Historic Livingston Country Estates

Tea & Talk - Life Along the Hudson: The Historic Livingston Country Estates

September 10, 2019|4:00 pm

Ventfort Hall

Leading international photographer Pieter Estersohn captures the beauty of thirty-five sublime country estates for his book Life Along the Hudson: The... MORE

The Biennial as a Global Phenomenon: Brian Sholis and Caroline Jones in Conversation

The Biennial as a Global Phenomenon: Brian Sholis and Caroline Jones in Conversation

September 12, 2019|5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Clark Art Institute

In conjunction with the exhibition Art’s Biggest Stage: Collecting the Venice Biennale, 2007–2019, exhibition curator Brian Sholis and MIT art his... MORE

The Art Academy outside Europe

The Art Academy outside Europe

September 13, 2019|9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Clark Art Institute

This public symposium will undertake a collective and comparative study of the art academy outside Europe and the United States as a way of defamiliar... MORE

Basic Black

Basic Black

September 17, 2019|5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Clark Art Institute

Beinecke Fellow Jared Sexton presents “Basic Black.” What would happen, what would be enabled theoretically and practically if we re-imagined ... MORE

Hemp

Hemp

September 22, 2019|6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bascom Lodge

Presentation on the Health and Economic Benefits of Hemp with an Update on Commercial Hemp Production by Ralph Brill. MORE

Images in the Margins: Renaissance Readers Draw the Meanings of their Texts

Images in the Margins: Renaissance Readers Draw the Meanings of their Texts

September 25, 2019|5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Clark Art Institute

Anthony Grafton presents “Images in the Margins: Renaissance Readers Draw the Meanings of their Texts.” Anthony Grafton considers the meaning ... MORE

Forests and Climate Change

Forests and Climate Change

September 29, 2019|6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bascom Lodge

Presentation on how the presence or lack of forests impact climate. MORE

Benefits of Wildland Forests

Benefits of Wildland Forests

October 13, 2019|6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bascom Lodge

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