August 27, 2014

Need another time-waster?

The Friends present:

(Just click on the above link or the below picture and boom! you're insulting with panache.)

August 26, 2014

Go on. Guess.

Guess which unexpected country in the world is experiencing a huge self-publishing boom?  Think you know?  Click here.

August 21, 2014


The Jones Library and Art & Soul present a series of programs during the month of September on the theme of forgiveness, including a mini community read and a film  series as a part of a yearlong effort called The Forgiveness Project.  As a basis for this project is the newly released book by Desmond Tutu, called The Book of Forgiving.  Join us on Sundays at 2 p.m. throughout the month of September for this community conversation on the questions, challenges, struggles, and possibilities of forgiveness.

Copies of the books are available for checkout at the reference desk, can be requested through the C/W Mars system, or can be purchased from your favorite bookseller.

On 9/7, 9/14, and 9/21, there will be a film series reflecting on forgiveness.
On 9/28, there will be a community discussion, loosely based on Tutu's book, to allow sharing of questions, challenges, and thoughts on forgiveness.

For more information on the series of programs, visit our webpage here:

For more information about Art & Soul, visit their webpage here:

e-Readers vs. books

New research shows that readers absorb less of what they read when they read from an e-Reader as opposed to a traditional book.

(However, a highly scientific, independent study of the Friends of the Jones Library blog indicates that blog readers have perfect recall of all posts ever posted.  Ever.)

August 19, 2014

Harry Potter for the fish

The Friends think this is an awesome idea for your aquarium:

(credit to the creative:

August 11, 2014

Family reading

Too many books all over the living room?  And in the dining room?  By your bed?  Perhaps even, dare we insinuate, near the lavatory?

It's okay.  A good thing. Really.  "Regardless of how many books [a] family already has, each addition to the home library helps children do better..."  Here's proof.  Go get some more books for the family.

August 7, 2014

Over-run with fruit?

This time of year there are so many delicious fruits.  Tempted to make some cherry jam?  Marmalade? Want to try some "love jam?"  You're in luck!  The great Nostradamus wrote a cookbook just for you!

Sadly, the 1555 "Traite des fardemens et confitures," or "Treatise on Make-Up and Jam," isn't in the library system.

August 5, 2014

Diversity in comic books

Yay, Marvel Comics!  

Want more women and people of color in your superhero reading?  You got it.