May 28, 2015
10 Old English Words You Need to Be Using
The Friends are on a mission to bring back at least one of these words. Mugwump and grubbling in particular...
May 27, 2015
NYT summer reading list
When earning a 100% ISN'T a good thing.
May 26, 2015
Want to picture where they wrote?
Here are a few pictures of English writers' houses where they were inspired to create their masterpieces.
May 22, 2015
There's never a bad time to read a book...
Check out this guy's Instagram project.
May 20, 2015
Reading on the school bus? Banned.
Usually the Friends admire our Neighbors to the North. This time, though?
They're being completely ridonkulous.
May 19, 2015
Ohmygosh. Ohmygosh. Ohmygosh.
Apparently, some heroic historian has actually uncovered
May 18, 2015
are finding imaginative ways to stay in touch with their readers. And although, as a rule, the Friends are particularly taken with Neil Gaiman, we think Gary Shetyngart's Little Failure book trailer is. Complete. Genius.
May 15, 2015
Heaven or hell?
A Brooklyn man has spent six months creating a digital version of Jorge Luis Borges' The Library of Babel, the classic tale of how librarians are driven mad searching through an infinite number of books to find the answers to the mysteries of humankind. The online version includes all possible books with "all possible combinations of letters."
So we ask again: heaven or hell?
May 14, 2015
13 Times Books Perfectly Described Heartbreak
Sometimes books can explain our broken hearts better than our voices...
May 13, 2015
The House We Live In
"The House We Live In" is part three in a documentary series called Race: The Power of an Illusion, and explores the ways our institutions and policies advantage some groups at the expense of others.
A facilitated discussion will follow.
Co-sponsored by the Jones Library and the Coming Together Project.
Free & open to the public.
Storytime returns to the North Amherst Library!
Preschoolers and their families are invited to join us on Wednesday afternoons from 4:00-5:00 p.m. for stories and fun.
The North Amherst branch is located at 8 Montague Road.
Please call 413.259.3099 for more information.
Library passes to local museums
This summer when you don't have camp scheduled for the kids, when the A/C is on the blink, when you're back from visiting Grandma, or when it's raining outside, check THESE babies out! (Literally.)
(Need 'em bigger? Click the image.)
May 9, 2015
The Friends are pretty psyched about the latest cover of The Nation. And hey, the article inside is compelling, too. Are our local libraries on the front lines against government surveillance?
May 8, 2015
Talk with your kids
about the books their reading. Here are 15 tips for starting a lifelong conversation about books.
May 6, 2015
For all the animal lovers out there
If you're in dire need of an animal fix, click on these memorable animals from the annals of literature.
The Friends are particularly taken with the quote from Charlotte (of Charlotte's Web), "You have been my Friend, that in itself is a tremendous thing."
May 4, 2015
26 Books From Around The World
Are your summer plans aren't shaping up to be the international whirlwind you'd really wanted? That's okay! As always, your trusty Friends are here to help you out!
Go around the world without getting off your comfy couch. Check out these 26 books that will bring you from Rwanda to Japan, Argentina to France, China to Israel. No need to even renew your passport.
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