Thursday, January 10, 2008

Pittsfield, Mass. Appalachian Trail Events

Pittsfield, MA is reading Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods, and a number of connected events are listed in the 9 January 2008 Berkshire Eagle Online under the headline "Pittsfield READS! events".

The two events directly related to the Trail are:

on Saturday, 12 January "A citywide book celebration and kick-off party will be held from 11 a.m. to noon at the Berkshire Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Ave. This event will feature refreshments and a lively illustrated talk by Mike Innis, who recently walked the entire length of the Appalachian Trail."


on "March 14, 7:30 p.m.: 'The Appalachian Trail in Massachusetts,' a talk with Cosmo Catalano, chairman of the Massachusetts Appalachian Trail Management Committee".

An article of more substance than those notices appears in the same paper on 9 January 2008, written by Jenn Smith under the headline "Launching literacy; The city gets on the same page as residents prepare for Saturday". Smith recounts the point of a one-book-one-community program, the funding for Pittsfield's effort, and some of the training librarians and others have had to make this a success.

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