June 26, 2013

Project Backpack & Safe Seats for Kids

In its fifth year, the much anticipated community outreach program, Project Backpack & Safe Seats for Kids, is now underway. The Amherst Public Schools are in need of school supplies and backpacks for 900 income-eligible students.  More information can be found at www.arps.org or by clicking this PSA link.

June 17, 2013

A Parenting Story

Thursday, June 20, 7pm
Woodbury Room of the Jones Library

A Parenting Story is a one act, one-person play that examines the joys and heartaches of raising children.  Bill Campbell draws on his 35 years as a professional comedian and father of three to present a touching, hilarious, and compelling tale.  Within a simple living room setting, Bill’s Everyman character uses the advent of his 25th Father’s Day to take the audience on a remarkable tour from babies to grandparenting.  You will laugh deeply one minute and wipe a tear from your eye the next as Bill takes you on this real-life emotional roller coaster ride that he simply calls his “parenting story.”  It will touch a nerve, some bone and certainly your heart as it explores the depth of family.  Parents feel an urge to hug their children; kids view their parents in a new light; and everyone leaves feeling validated for their efforts to seek intimacy with those they love.

Free and open to the public.  For more information, please contact Janet Ryan at 413/259-3223.

June 10, 2013

Recipe contest!

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Submit your recipe(s) by July 11th and be entered into a drawing to win an incredible dessert created by a surprise chef!

June 8, 2013

Win tasty treats delivered to your door!!

Psst!  Want a chance at an amazing, delicious, and homemade dessert delivered right to your door?

All you have to do is submit one recipe to the Friends of the Jones Library cookbook.  Just one!  (Although more are warmly welcomed.)  You'll be entered into a drawing to receive a mouthwatering homemade dessert, prepared just for you, from the forth-coming cookbook!

Click here!  Win treats!  Be happy!

June 7, 2013

Free tickets to a Mohawk Trail Concert!

Consider taking a beautiful ride into the hills of Charlemont this summer to listen to first class chamber music!

Mohawk Trail Concerts is offering Jones Library patrons a pair of FREE TICKETS to a concert of your choice.

Tickets are available at the Library’s Adult Circulation Desk.  Supplies are limited so come in soon!

To view their 2013 season, please click here.

June 6, 2013

Jones Library Classics Book Club

Join the “Jones Library Classics Book Club” for an in-depth reading of George Eliot's Middlemarch, a novel Virginia Woolf considered "one of the few English novels written for grown up people."

All meetings are held on Saturdays, 2:30 - 4:00pm at the Jones Library beginning June 15.  We'll meet three more times every other Saturday and read about 200 pages for each session.

To register and/or check out a copy of Middlemarch, visit the Library’s Reference Desk.