Robert Rivest, a comic mime artist, will present "Dig Into Reading with Mime" at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, in the Berkshire Athenaeum auditorium. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Rivest will bring his favorite "underground" stories to life, from a pirate digging for gold, to a paleontologist excavating fossils, to a child building a sand castle at the beach.

This 45 minute family event is free. No registration is required but children under 10 must be accompanied at all times by an adult over 28 years of age.