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December 14, 2019
December 5, 2019
December 3, 2019
December 2, 2019
December 1, 2019
November 21, 2019
12/9 6 p.m. Wildwood Elementary School
Town Listening Session to collect comments from the public on the need for four major capital investments facing the Town and to provide guidance to the Town Council in setting priorities. Members of the School Committee and Jones Library Trustees have assisted in development of the information for these sessions and will be present at each session.
12/16 5:30 p.m. Woodbury Room, Jones Library
Annual meeting of the Friends of the Jones Library. Come learn what we do and how we do it!
Posted by Lucy at 11:20 AM
November 20, 2019
November 19, 2019
"She was a true weirdo outsider artist who reinvented the rules of poetry and managed to contain infinitely huge ideas on miniature scraps of paper."
Read more about the Belle of Amherst here.
Posted by Lucy at 11:16 AM
November 14, 2019
Have cold-weather clothing you no longer need?
Have the children in your life outgrown last year's coats/boots/mittens?
Please, oh please, bring your gently used clothing to
the Jones Library Children's Room any time between now and 11/30.
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November 13, 2019
November 12, 2019
November 9, 2019
November 6, 2019
A book AND bake sale!
Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15-16, Friends.
Members get a jump on the crowds at our
Friday Night Friends Only Hour (like cocktail hour but even more fun).
Then Saturday 9-3 for the entire community.
Come for the books,
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Posted by Lucy at 2:43 PM
November 4, 2019
The Listening Sessions will be held on the following dates and times:
- Tuesday, December 3rd at 3:30 p.m. at Bangs Center Large Activity Room
- Tuesday, December 3rd at 7:00 p.m. at Crocker Farm Elementary School, Cafeteria
- Monday, December 9th at 3:00 p.m. at Fort River Elementary School, Cafeteria
- Monday, December 9th at 6:00 p.m. at Wildwood Elementary School, Cafeteria
These needs must also be balanced with the ongoing capital needs of the day-to-day operations of the Town, such as paving roads and replacing or adding sidewalks, maintaining existing buildings, and replacing vehicles as needed.
The goal of the Listening Sessions is to provide the Town Council with insights and opinions from the community that will help inform its planning for and funding significant investments in each of the four capital projects.
The Listening Sessions will be facilitated and structured to provide basic information to the public and offer the opportunity for members of the public to participate in small group discussions that will ensure wide, active participation of all involved. The Town website will also have a dedicated place to view the relevant materials and provide comments (coming soon).
The Town Council and staff will be listening, taking notes, and giving careful consideration to all comments. Please join your fellow residents to helping to shape how these four investment decisions are made.
Posted by Lucy at 11:38 AM
October 31, 2019
October 30, 2019
October 29, 2019
It's almost Halloween! Still looking for inspiration? Search no more! Here are a whole Halloween candy bagful of literary ideas for you and your small people on Thursday.
Posted by Lucy at 10:29 AM
October 26, 2019
English is, by any reckoning, a very large language. No one is entirely certain how many words it contains (since it is very difficult to get everyone to agree on how to count them), but general estimates are somewhere in the neighborhood of a million (it’s a very large neighborhood). Think you can name where the following words come from?
October 25, 2019
To celebrate the 125th anniversary of the McKim Building, the Boston Public Library is offering four couples the opportunity to get married for free inside the Abbey Room at the Central Library in Copley Square.
Hey Jones Library, we have an idea...
October 24, 2019
Representative Elijah Cummings died one week ago today. He was a man who loved his librarians. “The people who helped me the most were the librarians,” Cummings told Steve Kroft in a 60 Minutes interview broadcast in January of this year, adding that the public library was the only integrated institution in his neighborhood.
Watch a 2-minute video clip of that interview here.
October 23, 2019
The good folks over at BBC Radio have created a 15-question quiz for all you lovers of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Take it to find out if all the answers really are 42.
October 22, 2019
October 21, 2019
October 19, 2019
October 17, 2019
October 14, 2019
October 12, 2019
October 11, 2019
October 10, 2019
You know how some libraries have those book detectors that go off if your book hasn't been scanned out properly? Or if you accidentally tried to leave with an un-checked out book? And still, books walk out of libraries, never to be returned again.
Well, we have the solution for libraries experiencing book problems of this type:
October 5, 2019
October 4, 2019
Maybe you fancy yourself an erudite scholar of a certain macabre American writer? Maybe you think you'll be able to tell the difference immediately between such a lofty man of letters and My Chemical Romance or Jimmy Eat World? Let's take a look-see, Friends, with this quiz: Who Wrote It: Edgar Allan Poe or an Emo Band?
October 3, 2019
September 28, 2019
September 27, 2019
..."the library’s onsite 26-room B&B" that first caught our attention.
Perhaps it was merely the title of the Smithsonian Magazine article:
Regardless. We're smitten.
Want to learn how you, too, can spend the night in a library?
September 26, 2019
September 25, 2019
September 24, 2019
Because we're in the midst of Banned Books Week, we thought you all might be interested in this two minute video by the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom:
Then? Go check out George, A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, Captain Underpants, Junie B. Jones, The Hate U Give, Drama, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Tintin, Brave New World, The Catcher in the Rye, The Satanic Verses...
Posted by Lucy at 11:34 AM
September 22, 2019
"When priceless texts began disappearing from a seventh-century hilltop abbey, the police were mystified. They were even more befuddled when they finally caught the culprit...He was our Arsène Lupin.”
Who WAS this mystery man??