June 28, 2012

17th Annual Amherst Garden Tour & the North Amherst Library

The North Amherst Branch of The Jones Library System will be one of the stops along this Saturday's (June 30, 2012; 9:30am-4pm) Garden Tour.

Seven other unique gardens will also be featured, including the historic garden at The Renaissance Center, the award-winning Permaculture garden at UMASS, and an original garden at the Amity Place Condominiums.

This year's tour will feature artists Edith Hunsberger and Annie Shaver-Crandell working "en plein air."  See the creative process at work in an inspirational setting!

Tickets are for sale at the following locations:
•  A.J. Hastings Inc.
•  Andrew's Greenhouse
•  Amherst History Museum
•  Annie's Garden and Gift Store
•  The Hadley Garden Center

Tickets are also for sale online. Go to www.AmherstHistory.org to buy your tickets now!

June 21, 2012

Lemonade and cookies for YOU!

On Monday, June 25, 2012, from 1-5pm, the Jones Library will be serving lemonade to its patrons.  (Bonnie Isman, Former Library Director and current Friend of the Jones, and Tamson Ely, Library Trustee, will be our servers.)

We want to thank you, all our patrons, for being so patient during this transition to Evergreen.  We realize how hard it has been on you, and we want to reassure you that the system will get better.

Along with the lemonade/cookies, staff members will be available to answer Evergreen questions.  Also, we will have a suggestion box available so that patrons can write down their comments/concerns about the new OPAC; we will forward patron comments on to C/W MARS staff.

Come with your questions.  Come with your comments.  Come thirsty!

June 13, 2012

Workshop Cancellation

Artist Gregory Maichack has canceled the pastel workshop originally scheduled for tomorrow evening.  Those who have signed up can get their refunds at the Main Office in the Jones.

With deep apologies,
The Friends

June 11, 2012

Give Me Space!

Celebrate space, reading, and laugh out loud with children’s book author, Jane Schoenberg, on Saturday, June 16, 2012, at the Basset Planetarium, Amherst College, 201 Morgan Hall, from 3-4:00pm.

For directions to the Plantarium, please click here:

Jane will be reading the first story, "Give Me Space," from her new book, "Stuey Lewis Against All Odds," the sequel to "The One and Only Stuey Lewis."

After the reading there will be a book signing, and a special planetarium show.

This free event, for 5-10 year-olds and their families, is co-sponsored by The Jones Library, Inc. and the Bassett Planetarium of Amherst College, and will launch The Jones Library's Summer Reading Program, whose theme this year is "Dream Big: Read."

June 5, 2012

Still time to sign up!

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Next Thursday's class still has a few openings!  If you want to spend two hours immersed in the art of Georgia O'Keeffe and pastels, sign up by calling 259.3090.