April 14, 2014

Photographic tour of America's libraries

Did you catch Weekend Edition on NPR this Saturday?  They had a great segment on America's libraries. Check it out here.

April 11, 2014

Bibliomotocarro = Italian for bookmobile

Completely cool bookmobile.  Those Italians have such style.  

Read more about Antonio La Cava here.

April 10, 2014

Don't want to make dinner tonight?

You don't have to!  Come to the Sammys and enjoy arancini balls, Florentine stuffed mushrooms, wild mushroom empanadas, bruschetta, and potato pancakes.  We'll have fresh fruit, cheeses, and crudites.  Plus wine, beer, Samuel's Manhattans, coffee, tea... AND?


Don't make dinner.  Dine with us.

April 9, 2014

It's wine o'clock!

After a long day at work, who wouldn't want to relax with good friends and a glass of wine?  Would you like to enjoy conversations with fellow Amherstonians and a glass of Stella Pinot Grigio or Baron d'Arignac, specially chosen for you by Amherst Wines & Spirits?  Come join us Thursday night at the Sammys!

April 8, 2014

Samuel's Manhattan

Ever tasted a Samuel's Manhattan?  Want to?

Click here and you can.

An evening with Chris Bohjalian

In case you missed it, two weeks ago New York Times best-selling author Chris Bohjalian came to Amherst.  Here are some highlights from the evening:

Delicious Armenian-themed food, sparkling drinks, and lively conversation at the Friends reception with Chris Bohjalian before his talk.

Local author Cammie McGovern's hilarious introduction of Chris.

Chris's moving and fascinating talk of The Sandcastle Girls and the Armenian genocide.

In case you missed this wonderful evening, don't be too blue.  It was part of the 2014 On the Same Page series put on by the Jones Library.  The good news?  There'll be another On the Same Page next year.  

Stay tuned....

April 5, 2014

When doubling in size is a good thing

A bigger, cozier, safer and more fun children's space?  An enclosed space with glass doors for visual monitoring for teens?  A rooftop sauna for patrons who pay their late book fines?  Find out which of these exciting ideas the Jones Library is considering in their grant application to the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners feasibility study.  (Hint: we made one of those ideas up.)  Read more here.