April 30, 2012

Make a gift for Mom!

Drop -in Workshop Craft at the Jones Library for children ages 4-8 yrs.

Wednesday, May 9, from 3-4 in the Large Meeting Room

April 24, 2012

Jones Library Singing Circle

Thursday, April 26, 2012
4-5:30pm; Amherst Room, 2nd Floor


This is a FREE relaxed, supportive, group-led singing circle for adults and teens ages 13 and up.  We’ll sing songs, rounds, and chants from around the world.  No singing experience required.  Bring instruments if you like!

Questions?  Please contact The Pioneer Valley Muse Group at pvmusegroup@gmail.com or Amy at the Jones Library: anayaa@joneslibrary.org


Tra la la la!

April 10, 2012

Steeltowns, Cornfields and the Unbroken Circle



Saturday, April 21, 2012; 11am
The Jones Library's Large Meeting Room

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Tom Breiding delivers unique musical stories of life in American towns
over the last century.  With guitar, banjo and harmonica
accompaniment, Breiding captivates audiences while they learn about
the history behind West Virginia's coal industry and about generations
of workers in the steel, coal and glass industries of Pittsburgh.

For adults and children ages 8+.

April 6, 2012

Uke Jam!



The Jones Library; Large Meeting Room
Thursday, April 19, 7:30-9 pm

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Back by popular demand:  Joe Blumenthal of Northampton’s Downtown
Sounds and his ukulele group, AEIOUkes!

There will be ukes to borrow if you don’t own one—yet!  Please bring a
music stand if you have one.

Come and strum, learn to play, sing along, or just listen!  All levels
welcome.

This FREE program is brought to you by The Friends of the Jones
Library and is intended for ages 13 and up.

Questions? Call 413.259.3132 or anayaa@joneslibrary.org

April 3, 2012

Snapshot Day!



On Thursday April 12, the Jones Library, Inc. will join libraries across the Commonwealth and the nation to provide a “snapshot” of what happens on a day in the life of libraries. How many books are checked out? How many people receive help finding a job? Finding a tax form?  Doing their homework? During Snapshot Day, libraries will collect data and photos that help demonstrate the value of libraries and raise public awareness that libraries are busier than ever.

Everyone can participate in this second annual event, simply by coming to the library.  Stop by and pick up the book you’ve requested, find a DVD to watch that weekend, attend story hour in the children’s room, read a newspaper, or use the Internet.  Talk to a librarian about downloading digital books from the library, get some homework help, or pick up last minute income tax forms.  Help us get a good snapshot of a day in the life at the Jones Library by stopping by on April 12.

New this year is online participation. Patrons can go to www.mass.gov/libraries and post comments about the ways they use the library. “With so many people using our online resources, we wanted to include them in the fun,” said a Snapshot Day organizer.   There is a wealth of library resources available online at any time, including digital books to download and access to full text magazine articles.  Last year, residents downloaded more than 9 million articles from trusted library resources.

Hope to see you at any one of Amherst's public libraries on Thursday, April 12, 2012!