Advice to the tourist in Thailand? Leave 1984 at home.
August 27, 2014
August 26, 2014
August 25, 2014
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: http://www.joneslibrary.org/
For more information about Art & Soul, visit their webpage here:
Posted by Lucy at 9:46 AM
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.)
Posted by Lucy at 8:54 AM
August 19, 2014
August 11, 2014
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.
Posted by Lucy at 8:00 AM
August 7, 2014
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.