July 23, 2016

Know what next Wednesday is?


The July Literary Feast, baby!

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Take your favorite dining companion along with you on July 27th and dîne Chez Albert. Enjoy a kir on the terrace. Have a burger at the bar. Cozy up with your cutie in a booth. No matter what, you'll be eating tasty food, helping a local non-profit, and supporting the good folks at a local restaurant.

You'll feel as virtuous as that time you let someone with only two items in front of you in line at the grocery store. Maybe even better.

July 20, 2016

Free Fun Friday at the Eric Carle Museum

July 22, 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm 
FREE Admission


Come celebrate picture books with art activities, special story times with authors/illustrators Lita Judge and Brian Lies, films, music by the Harmaniacs, and more!

Click here for more information.

July 19, 2016

July Literary Feast


It's too hot to cook. 
Next week go enjoy a lovely dinner at Chez Albert instead! 

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It benefits the Friends, a local restaurant, and your AC bill.

July 8, 2016

Authors Respond to Disinvites from Schools


Instead of banning books, many school districts are simply not purchasing controversial books for their libraries and asking authors of those books not to visit.

"When we decide a book is inappropriate for a school library because it deals with a tough subject, we're telling kids in that situation that their problems can't even be talked about."



July 7, 2016

Massive Bookstore Chain Will Soon Sell Beer and Wine


Even Barnes & Noble is going to start tending bar. 
The Friends think this is an idea whose time has come


We're looking at you, Jones Library.


July 6, 2016

Adding Classes and Content, Resurgent Libraries Turn a Whisper Into a Roar


The New York Times nails it: "Far from becoming irrelevant in the digital age, libraries in New York City and around the nation are thriving: adding weekend and evening hours; hiring more librarians and staff; and expanding their catalog of classes and services to include things like job counseling, coding classes and knitting groups."


Just a little food for thought, Friends.