September 1, 2015

The Best Books We Were Assigned in High School

Just in case you didn't, by chance, get through all your assigned reading in high school, here's a handy-dandy list for you.  Now's your chance to ace 11th grade English!

August 31, 2015

The bookstore bucket list

The Friends may have to take a hiatus from posting for a while because 
we totally want to visit all of these...

August 27, 2015

Calling all artists!

Applications to exhibit your artwork in the Burnett Gallery during the season beginning June 2016 are now available on the display rack in the atrium of the library or online at  Completed applications should be delivered by October 15, 2015 to the Jones Library office by mail or by hand.  Further details are given in the application.  Questions should be directed to the secretary of the Burnett Gallery Committee, Arthur Mange, 413 253-7769, or

August 24, 2015

Trivia Night at the Jones Library

Hey! What're you doing next Thursday night? A fat lot of nothing? We thought so!

Come to TRIVIA NIGHT, hosted by Mark "Harpo" Power, owner of The Harp. It's NEXT Thursday, September 3rd, from 6:30-8:30 in the Woodbury Room at the Jones. All trivia buffs are invited to participate. Even those who aren't trivia buffs are invited to participate. Because c'mon, you're just being a modest trivia buff.

Bring friends, family, and that special someone you're trying to impress and form a team. Or? Form a team on the spot with all the super cool people you'll meet there. Maximum of five folks per team. But if you're feeling that smart, you can be a team of one, too. There will be two rounds of 15 questions each and there will be prizes, PRIZES we say, for the top three teams. Maybe a Lamborghini, maybe not. You won't know until you go... Doors open at 6, the merriment begins promptly at 6:30 pm.

By the way, there is a suggested donation of $5-10 per person but if you're feeling all Rockefellery, you can slip us a $20. All proceeds benefit the Jones Library. And? Snacks, people. There will be snacks.

Open to the public. Have questions, call Janet Ryan at 413.259.3223. But she won't be telling you the trivia questions in advance so don't even try. Wisenheimer.