Applications to exhibit your artwork in the Burnett Gallery during the season beginning June 2016 are now available on the display rack in the atrium of the library or online at joneslibrary.org/burnett. Completed applications should be delivered by October 15, 2015 to the Jones Library office by mail or by hand. Further details are given in the application. Questions should be directed to the secretary of the Burnett Gallery Committee, Arthur Mange, 413 253-7769, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hey! What're you doing next Thursday night? A fat lot of nothing? We thought so!
Come to TRIVIA NIGHT, hosted by Mark "Harpo" Power, owner of The Harp. It's NEXT Thursday, September 3rd, from 6:30-8:30 in the Woodbury Room at the Jones. All trivia buffs are invited to participate. Even those who aren't trivia buffs are invited to participate. Because c'mon, you're just being a modest trivia buff.
Bring friends, family, and that special someone you're trying to impress and form a team. Or? Form a team on the spot with all the super cool people you'll meet there. Maximum of five folks per team. But if you're feeling that smart, you can be a team of one, too. There will be two rounds of 15 questions each and there will be prizes, PRIZES we say, for the top three teams. Maybe a Lamborghini, maybe not. You won't know until you go... Doors open at 6, the merriment begins promptly at 6:30 pm.
By the way, there is a suggested donation of $5-10 per person but if you're feeling all Rockefellery, you can slip us a $20. All proceeds benefit the Jones Library. And? Snacks, people. There will be snacks.
Open to the public. Have questions, call Janet Ryan at 413.259.3223. But she won't be telling you the trivia questions in advance so don't even try. Wisenheimer.
Perhaps you, like some people the Friends know, happen to adore all things F. Scott Fitzgerald? Have you read each and every thing The Great Man wrote? Do you fancy yourself a True Aficionado? Betcha you didn't know about THIS.
Join us for the next movie in our summer movie series on Saturday, August 8 at 2:30 pm. This week's movie focuses on the theme of baseball as we screen the 2013 film entitled 42: The True Story of An American Legend.
Jackie Robinson's story is told in this biopic from writer/director Brian Helgeland. Robinson paved a new road for minorities by being the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball since the racial barrier was put in place in the late 1800s.
This film is rated PG13 & it's free & open to the public.
Hey, you know who made this summer movie series possible? Go on, guess. Just guess.
Some clever person went and reviewed literary homes for AirBnB. Want to stay at Four Privet Drive? What about The Wall? All we can say is, read the reviews first...
The accommodations were so cozy and comfortable, perfect for napping all day -- but also, paradoxically, perfect for creating an insatiable thirst for adventure. The only thing I did not appreciate was the host's constant attempts to feed me. Eggs, potatoes, pickles, raspberry jam, cheese, chicken, cakes -- all of it, he tried to shove down my throat while prattling on about second dinners. Ummm, what?! Finally I had to sit him down and tell him that I've had trouble eating due to recent heartbreak and did not appreciate being pressured. He apologized and we hugged it out.
The Jones will be screening the film To Kill a Mockingbird, the classic film based on Lee's first book on Tuesday, August 4 at 5:30 pm in the Woodbury Room. This screening is free & open to the public.
Then, on Thursday, August 20, at 7 pm, join us for a lively discussion of Harper Lee's new book Go Set a Watchman, the sequel to her beloved work, To Kill a Mockingbird. The conversation will be led by Professor Barry O'Connell, the James E. Ostendarp Professor of English, Emeritus, at Amherst College. Refreshments will be served.
You know who sponsored this intellectual feast? That's right! The Friends of the Jones Library System.
The Circle by Dave Eggers; Narrated by Dion Graham
Recent college graduate Mae Holland has accepted a highly coveted position at The Circle, a powerful company which encourages humankind's complete transparency through the use of technology. The reader follows Mae's journey from excitement and advocacy to her eventual questioning and distrust.