The Jones Library is proud have been selected as the November 2011 winners of the “We Love Libraries” lottery sponsored by Sisters in Crime, an international organization formed to promote the professional development and advancement of women crime fiction writers. Throughout 2010 and 2011, Sisters in Crime has been holding a monthly lottery drawing of photographs submitted by libraries which depict library staff with three books from the library collection written by Sisters in Crime authors. Each monthly winner receives a grant of $1,000. In the winning photograph, Jones Library staff members posed holding books by Massachusetts member authors.
Presentation of the $1,000 check will take place on Sunday, February 5 at 2 pm in the large meeting room at The Jones Library, and will be followed by a panel discussion entitled “Writing New England Mysteries, Long and Short." Panelists will include Sheila Connolly, 2011 president of the Sisters in Crime New England chapter and author of the Orchard Mystery series; Kate Flora, whose work includes the Thea Kozak mystery series; and Barbara Ross, current president of the Sisters in Crime New England chapter and co-editor of an annual anthology of best crime stories by New England authors.
Free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing. The snow date is Sunday, February 12 at 2 pm.