February 29, 2012

Edible perennial gardening workshop

The Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce its next Brown Bag program on March 6, “Edible Perennial Gardening and Landscaping.” Led by naturalist John Root, the workshop will take place at the Jones Library  in downtown Amherst from 12:00-1:30 PM and admission is free. To reserve space at the event, please email tony@amherstarea.com or call the Chamber at 413-253-0700.

February 27, 2012

Singing Circle at the Jones

This program will be a relaxed and supportive, group-led singing circle open to ages 13 and up.  We will sing songs, rounds, and chants from around the world.  No previous singing experience required.  Bring instruments if you like!

Registered members will meet for four sessions, each on the fourth Thursday of the month: March 22, April 26, May 24, and June 28 from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Amherst Room, on the second floor of The Jones Library.

Please register to join!  Call (413) 259-3132, or email anayaa@joneslibrary.org

Participation is limited.

Questions?  Please contact The Pioneer Valley Muse Group at pvmusegroup@gmail.com or cell: (413) 387-9576.

February 13, 2012

David Copperfield book group

The Jones Library is celebrating Charles Dickens' 200th birthday by starting a book group to read his favorite and most autobiographical novel, David Copperfield. The group begins Saturday, March 3rd and will meet every other week. Our goal is to read 9 chapters or more for each get together, stamina permitting. Coffee will be provided. Please try to read the first 9 chapters for the first meeting.

Sign up at the Jones Reference Desk by phone (259-3096), email (reference at joneslibrary.org), or in person. You can check out a copy of the novel at Reference if underlining is not a necessity. We've got some large print editions and a few audio books, too.

If you've got questions please contact Seth at sethmr@joneslibrary.org.

This will be a great adventure.

February 1, 2012

Travel writer talk

Please join us on Saturday, February 4, 2012 from 2-4pm at The Jones Library in Amherst as Max Grinnell, traveler, explorer and writer, will talk about his recent travels through the U.S and give an informative and entertaining look into the history of American travel writing and automobile-based tourism.
This event is free and open to the public.