November 29, 2011

Shop at Amherst Books this Saturday!

This Saturday, December 3rd, is Bag Day in Amherst. Amherst Books has once again graciously agreed to partner with us, donating 10% of every purchase to the Friends.

Please help support the Friends and shop locally this Saturday at Amherst Books.

November 14, 2011

Frame Restoration Project a Success!

Many thanks to Chief Preparator William Myers and his students at the Smith College Museum of Art who donated their time and expertise to repair and conserve the ornate frame of "The English Lord" oil painting that greets visitors to the Jones Library. The Friends of the Jones Library System funded the conservation materials needed to clean the frame, create replacements for missing ornamentation, repaint and polish the frame to a golden luster. Details of the restoration procedures are documented in a display next to the artwork. It took over a year to bring the painting's ornate frame back to its former glory and back to the hallway where has been on display since 1928.

November 7, 2011

New Date for Friends Annual Meeting

Because of the destructive snowstorm, the Annual Meeting of members of The Friends of the Jones Library System (all who have contributed to the Friends' fund drive in the last year) has been postponed. Instead of the original date, it will be held the morning of Monday, December 5 at 7:45 AM in the Young People's Reading Room on the ground floor. All members are invited.

There will be an election of Board members. The following persons have been nominated to serve on the Board of the Friends for a 3-year term: Edith Byron, George Goodwin, Lucy McMurrer. These three, along with the recently elected Bonnie Isman and Mary Elizabeth Strunk, are members of the class of 2014. Additional nominations may be made from the floor.