November 30, 2015

Winter craft time at the Jones

For the small but oh-so-crafty people in your life...

November 28, 2015

17 Little House on the Prairie facts we betcha you didn't know

Sure you read (and re-read) the Little House on the Prairie series. Yeah, you hated Nellie Oleson with a passion. C'mon, who didn't? Maybe you dressed as Laura for Halloween for a couple of years. And hey, you watched it after school every day.

BUT did you know this about the cast of your beloved show?

We'll never view Pa the same again...

November 25, 2015

Perfectly Nerdy Thanksgiving Feast Ideas

Food is great. Books are great. Food inspired by books? Great! 

Happy Thanksgiving to our favorite book-loving eaters.

November 24, 2015

Calling all 1st and 2nd graders!

Book groups aren't just for the grownups in your life!

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November 21, 2015

SOS -- Calling All Black People

Come no matter what your color!

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November 20, 2015

Restoration Retrospective this Sunday

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Shoot Special Collections an email at

Come make stuff! For free!

Know someone ages 8-12?
Have a Saturday free?

Does the Jones have something cool for them! 

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Tomorrow afternoon

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November 19, 2015

TONIGHT! Professor Chris Appy @ the Jones

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Join us for two exciting engineering youth programs!

** Lego Club **
For ages 6-10. Saturdays from 3:00- 4:30 in the Woodbury Room 11/14 and 12/12. No registration is required. Imagine, build, and create using the library’s LEGO bricks.
** JONES/ ARPS Makerspace **
For ages 8-12. Saturdays 2-3:30 in the Crafts Room 11/21, 12/5, and 12/19. Please pre-register for one of the three sessions in the kids room. Use a variety of tools and materials to experiment and create! From robotics and coding to Legos and art supplies, this lab encourages kids to try out new technologies, learn new processes, and make something awesome!

November 18, 2015

Oh just for fun...

Let the British newspaper, The Independent, guess how old you are based on your favorite books.

November 16, 2015

Downtown Donation Days

The Blue Marble will be donating to the Friends this coming weekend (starting Thursday!). 
Please help support local businesses and local non-profits!
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November 12, 2015

Need technical assistance?

Come to the Munson every single Wednesday* for the rest of the calendar year. You can put away your Magic 8 Ball because all your questions will be answered by Dr. Hank.

*Well, not the day before Thanksgiving since you'll be cooking and all. And not Wednesday 12/23. But other than that...

19th Century Women Artists

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November 11, 2015

Breathe deeply, Friend.

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Holiday Book Fair!

Don't forget! 9-3 this Saturday at the Jones! 
You can browse used books for sale and, 
best of all, Friends of the Jones Library SWAG!

We're talking private label Friends tea, 
lovely Friends mugs to enjoy it in, and 
fashionable totes. Totes, people!

The 10 best quotes in a crisis

"Who knows, my friend? 
Maybe the sword does have some magic. 
Personally, I think it's the warrior who wields it."

-- Redwall, Brian Jacques

November 5, 2015

Barnes & Noble book fair

Bring your holiday gift list to Barnes & Noble on Saturday, Nov. 28, and get all your shopping done and benefit the Jones Library. Extra added bonus: Donate a coupla bucks and get your newly purchased items wrapped for you by the Friends right in the bookstore!

And then? Well, then you can sit back and relax the rest of the holiday season. Pat yourself on the back and sip that well-deserved pumpkin latte.

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Can't make it to the store in-person? Shop online at Barnes & Noble! Just remember to type in the Bookfair ID 11714409.

And hey. Thanks.

November 2, 2015

Friends Book Recommendation of the Month

by Ian McEwan

In 1962 Florence and Edward celebrate their wedding at a hotel on the coast of Dorset. Each brings different experiences and expectations to their first night together, and they are unaware that decisions made that evening will have dramatic consequences for the future. This is a story described as how lives are transformed by gestures not made, and words not spoken. It is a short, beautifully written novel that lingers long after reading it.

-- Tamson, Trustee, Jones Library

November 1, 2015

Hear ye, hear ye!

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