July 30, 2014

Breastfeeding at Barnes & Noble

When a breastfeeding mom in Nanuet, NY, was given a hard time at a local Barnes & Noble, this is what happened.

Just for the record, moms are always allowed to breastfeed in any Massachusetts library.

July 28, 2014

Censorship in Singapore

Libraries in Singapore protested the destruction of books with gay themes.  So the government ordered And Tango Makes Three and The White Swan Express moved to the adult section.  Read more here.  

Curious about those two books?
You can check out both of them out from the Jones.

July 24, 2014

Daisy, Nick, & Jay...

...Come spend this Saturday afternoon with them.

Join us at 2 pm in the Woodbury Room on Saturday, July 26th for this week's Hot Summer Saturday Movie Matinee!

Free & open to the public.

Co-sponsored by Captain Video. 

And us. The Friends. And you. People who support the Friends. 

Thanks, guys!

July 23, 2014

Project Backpack

The Jones Library is pleased to serve as a collection point for Project Backpack 2014, a community outreach program of the Amherst Public Schools that provides new backpacks and school supplies to income-eligible students.  A list of suggested items is found below.

Please bring your donation to the Children’s Room by August 1, to allow for distribution before school starts.

***There is a desperate need for larger backpacks for 
students in grades 7 - 12.***

(Click on image to enlarge.)

July 21, 2014

Enjoy reading magazines digitally?

Help the Jones choose digital magazines for its collection. Take this easy survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZGXZPC2.

(To download a magazine from the current selection, visit the Jones Library website.)

July 18, 2014

Self-portraits based on books

Now this guy's clever!  He created self-portraits with books.  If you've got a couple of minutes to spare, check out how creative he is.

July 17, 2014

The Help. This weekend.

Stay cool this weekend and join us at 2 pm in the Woodbury Room on Saturday, July 19th for this week's Hot Summer Saturday Movie Matinee!

Free & open to the public.
Co-sponsored by Captain Video. And, of course, your Friends here.

July 16, 2014

They didn't REALLY read them

In case you're feeling guilty because all your friends are reading all the In Books right now, you need to read this article. Then you can nod sagely, when they quote something from one of the first few pages.  Because you know and they know, they never finished it.

We're looking at you, Thomas Piketty.

July 15, 2014

The Whalemobile is coming! The Whalemobile is coming!

The Jones Library Children’s Department presents The Whalemobile, a life-sized (43 ft.)  inflatable whale, Nile, on Wednesday July 23 at 3 pm. in the Woodbury Room. Pre-registration required. This program is suitable for ages 5 to 12.

Children will be able to climb inside Nile and handle whale artifacts. Cynde McInnis, owner of The Whalemobile will begin the presentation with a slide show introducing children to the toothed whales that are found off the coast of Massachusetts. Pre-registration is required. Sign up at the Children’s Desk.  Please note later start time of 3 pm.

July 14, 2014

eBook or paper book?

So what DO we prefer?  Which is better for our brains?  Wanna know what scientists say?  Click here to read more.

July 11, 2014

The Green Mountain state

Another reason to love our neighbors to the north: according to Publishers Weekly, of Vermont's 38 bookstores, only one is a big-box retailer and one is a chain.  The rest?  Why, they're all indies.

Maybe they should add a book to all those state symbols...

July 10, 2014

Not sure what to read?

If you have some free time on your hands and want to know what are some good books out there, check out this Indie Bestsellers list.  Then head to the Jones, the Munson, or the North Amherst library and stock up.  A tall glass of iced tea, a hammock, and a book and you're good to go.

The afternoon nap with the book on your chest?  That's all up to you.