November 15, 2017

Oscar Wilde fans

Plan a trip to New York City because we've got a walking tour just for you. Well, you and Dorian Gray. Check out this article on four places every Oscar Wilde fan must visit in Manhattan.

November 14, 2017

As you gear up for

the Friends of the Jones Library annual book sale THIS WEEKEND, you might be interested in reading this article: 13 Secrets of Rare Book Dealers.

Who knows what gems you'll find at the book sale on Friday or Saturday? But now you, dear Friend, will be armed with the foreknowledge that the book in your hand might be a true treasure.

November 10, 2017

November 9, 2017

Youngest winner of Australian Poetry Slam

Poetry doesn't just come in books. Or tucked into your brown paper bag of warm bread at The Hungry Ghost. Or delivered to your ears in the Goodwin Room at the Jones Library.

Sometimes? Sometimes a 12-year old reminds us to simply breathe in and breathe out. 

Through poetry.

November 8, 2017


If you know what it is, host a party!

If you don't know what it is, click here and then? Host a party!

November 3, 2017

Friends of the Jones Library Holiday Book Fair

The only thing better than a library book? The books you get to keep! (Um, without incurring library fines.)

Come one, come all to the Friends of the Jones Library Holiday Book Fair! Open to members-only on Friday, November 17, (6:30pm - 8:30pm) and Saturday, November 18, to the general public (9:00am - 1:00pm) at the Jones Library.

On Friday night, we'll have a Concierge Librarian available to help you make your selections. Especially knowledgeable in children's literature, the Concierge Librarian can help find something for all the smallest people in your life. Not a member of the Friends? No probs. Join on the spot. Memberships start at $15.

Saturday the book fair is free to everyone. But we can't guarantee that the No Cussing Club will still be somewhere on the tables.

Most books are priced at $1-2. All proceeds from the sale benefit the Jones, Munson, and North Amherst libraries.

Plus? The Well-Read Cook, a community cook book of your recipes, Friends! It's just arrived, hot off the press, in time for the sale. Between the cook book, library totes, tea, mugs, and t-shirts, your holiday gift-giving couldn't be easier!

And you can feel good about making the world a better place after having supported your Friends at our annual book sale. That? That's priceless.

November 2, 2017

Wanted! Used books!

The Friends would greatly appreciate donations of gently used books, CDs, DVDs, and puzzles for our annual book sale. Our book sale is Friday, November 17th, and Saturday the 18th. Drop them off before then in the Jones Library at the room with the Yo Yo Ma poster (in the Fiction section).

And hey, thanks, Friend.

November 1, 2017

Got wet books?

Maybe it was left out in the rain. Maybe it was dropped in the tub. 
We're not judging. 

We're here to help solve your soggy problem. 
This 3-minute video will have your book back to almost-normal in a flash.

Books 1, e-readers 0.