Have you ever read a book that described a food you wished you could actually taste? You're not alone, dear Friend. Atlas Obscura has an article on fake snacks we'd all most like to try. So go grab a butterbeer and some Scooby snacks and read away.
And in honor of it, The Guardian has an article on the best banned books to read. Because, hey, increasing the public's desire to actually read the book the point of banning them, isn't it? Most of the books in the article are either children's books or YA so they're pretty much accessible to us all. Let's have it, Friends.
If you are detail-oriented, computer savvy, and enjoy seeing what other people are reading these days, this job is for you! No previous library experience required.
The Jones Library in Amherst is hiring a Library Technician for its Technical Services Department to perform a variety of clerical tasks related to the cataloging and physical processing of all Library materials.
The successful candidate will be trained to perform data entry, verify shipments of materials, maintain the Library’s Online Public Access Catalog, cover books, re-package audio-visual items, and repair damaged books.
The Jones Library is dedicated to building a culturally diverse staff which reflects and represents the Amherst community.
A high school diploma or GED equivalent and two (2) years of increasingly responsible experience in a library or office, or any equivalent combination of related education and experience. Requires ability to operate a personal computer and an intermediate skill level with Microsoft Excel and Word. Bilingual capabilities strongly preferred. Experience working with diverse groups of people; ability to pay close attention to detail; ability to bend, reach for and lift books of all sizes and weights.
This is a part-time position (19 hours per week; Monday through Friday). The current hourly rate is $12.81 to $16.52, plus annual sick and personal leave.
Please see attached job description for complete details.
If this sounds like an exciting opportunity, please apply online at https://www.amherstma.gov/jobs.aspx
This position will remain open until filled.
The Jones Library is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by law.
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The Friends hadn't heard the phrase "retronym" before reading this article. Apparently the oldest print usage for the word was from New York Times columnist William Saffire's "On Language" article in 1980.
This NY Times article asks important questions to contemplate as you go about creating a book group: "What kind of books will you read? How will books be chosen? Where will you meet? How will you make sure everyone who wants to talk gets a chance to?"
And, arguably the most important question, what snacks will be served?
First printed in 1915, The Original Suffrage Cook Book is being reprinted to mark the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act, a bill allowing some women and all men the right to vote for the first time in Great Britain and Ireland.
While this book isn't in the CW/MARS system, The Well Read Cook sure is! You can whip up a tasty treat to snack on when you're queuing up to vote on Tuesday!