January 27, 2012

Just a few days to go -- 
January 31 is the deadline for basket donations!

January 23, 2012

Check Presentation & Mystery Author Panel

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.

For more information or to inquire about the winning photograph,
please contact Janet Ryan at ryanj@joneslibrary.org or 413.259.3223.

January 20, 2012

January 11, 2012

E-Readers at the library!

The Jones Library ispleased to announce the launch of our new E-Reader Lending

Patrons who are at least 18-years-old can sign up to borrow an E-
Reader and experience reading an e-book. We currently have Nook and
NookColor E-Readers available and we will be adding others soon.

Learn more about the program by visiting our website:

If you have any additional questions or if you'd like to request an E-
Reader, please call the Reference Desk at 413-259-3096.