'Assume Nothing' Discussion at the Athenaeum

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PITTSFIELD, Mass.— March is National Reading Month and the Berkshire Athenaeum is participating in the Berkshire Domestic and Sexual Violence Task Force's One Book, One Community county-wide read of "Assume Nothing: A Story of Intimate Violence."
The memoir was written by Tanya Selvaratnam about her relationship with former NY State Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, and how she was able to extricate herself from the relationship and his abuse. 
The library has 12 copies of the book and will be hosting a zoom discussion of it on March 22 from 6:00-7:30 pm. This is one of 20 groups discussing the same book across Berkshire County.
On April 13 there will be a webinar presentation by the author, Tanya Selvaratnam, from 7:00-8:30 pm. To request that registration link contact susan.birns@mcla.edu

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EforAll Showcase and Gala at Hot Plate Brewing Company

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Entrepreneurship for All Berkshire County will celebrate the nine graduates of the 2023 Spring Accelerator Program and award nearly $7,000 in seed capital at their Showcase and Gala at Hot Plate Brewing Company on Thursday, June 8 at 5:30pm.
Entrepreneurship for All Berkshire County (EforAll) began its seventh Accelerator in February 2023 and will celebrate the nine businesses who have completed this intensive program. They spent 12 weeks learning from experts on a variety of topics about business. With the help of 27 volunteer mentors, the entrepreneurs have developed their plans to build and sustain their businesses. 
The ceremony will feature pitches from nine graduates, a speech presented by one of the graduating cohort members, and distribution of the $7,000 prize pool. Prior to the ceremony, the graduates have been invited to table and showcase their businesses as well as sell goods between 5:30pm and 6:30pm. The ceremony will begin at 6:30pm. 
The event will begin at 5:30pm on Thursday, June 8.
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