July 21, 2014

Enjoy reading magazines digitally?

Help the Jones choose digital magazines for its collection. Take this easy survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZGXZPC2.

(To download a magazine from the current selection, visit the Jones Library website.)

July 18, 2014

Self-portraits based on books

Now this guy's clever!  He created self-portraits with books.  If you've got a couple of minutes to spare, check out how creative he is.

July 17, 2014

The Help. This weekend.

Stay cool this weekend and join us at 2 pm in the Woodbury Room on Saturday, July 19th for this week's Hot Summer Saturday Movie Matinee!

Free & open to the public.
Co-sponsored by Captain Video. And, of course, your Friends here.

July 16, 2014

They didn't REALLY read them

In case you're feeling guilty because all your friends are reading all the In Books right now, you need to read this article. Then you can nod sagely, when they quote something from one of the first few pages.  Because you know and they know, they never finished it.

We're looking at you, Thomas Piketty.

July 15, 2014

The Whalemobile is coming! The Whalemobile is coming!

The Jones Library Children’s Department presents The Whalemobile, a life-sized (43 ft.)  inflatable whale, Nile, on Wednesday July 23 at 3 pm. in the Woodbury Room. Pre-registration required. This program is suitable for ages 5 to 12.

Children will be able to climb inside Nile and handle whale artifacts. Cynde McInnis, owner of The Whalemobile will begin the presentation with a slide show introducing children to the toothed whales that are found off the coast of Massachusetts. Pre-registration is required. Sign up at the Children’s Desk.  Please note later start time of 3 pm.

July 14, 2014

eBook or paper book?

So what DO we prefer?  Which is better for our brains?  Wanna know what scientists say?  Click here to read more.

July 11, 2014

The Green Mountain state

Another reason to love our neighbors to the north: according to Publishers Weekly, of Vermont's 38 bookstores, only one is a big-box retailer and one is a chain.  The rest?  Why, they're all indies.

Maybe they should add a book to all those state symbols...