February 27, 2019

Hurry, hurry, HURRY!

State Senator Jo Comerford is RIGHT NOW holding office hours at the Jones Library 11am-2pm (Amherst Room, 2nd floor) today. Stop by and introduce yourself to her! Tell her some Friends sent you.

Miss Lynn's rainbow machine!

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February 26, 2019

February 25, 2019

February 20, 2019

Everyone's favorite a cappella group

Did you miss their concert at mini golf at the Jones last month? 
That's okay: the Zumbyes are back!

And? There may be a banana.

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February 18, 2019

Family Movie Matinee & Crafternoon

Come to the Woodbury Room in the Jones Library on Wednesday, February 20th, from 2:00-5:00 for a craft (2:00-3:00) and a movie. The craft is creating a paper collage feast. The rated G movie stars a rat who dreams of becoming a chef but we're not telling you anything more...

February 16, 2019

Exactly ONE WEEK from today!

The Nields! 
Live! In concert! Free! At the Jones! 
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February 15, 2019

Free Children's Music Series

Looking for something to do on cold, snowy Saturdays? 
Come to the Jones!

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February 14, 2019

February 12, 2019

Money and power and politics discussion Feb. 26!

Because of today's snow, tonight's 
On The Same Page program will be postponed. 
Here's the new time and date:

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Impending storm = closing

Friends, quick! Rush out to the Jones right now and grab your books and movies and books on CD and a ukelele! Because of the coming snow, the library's closing at 1:00. 

Stay cozy and warm!

February 7, 2019

Best Picture nominees in Picture Book form

"Who has the time, am I right? You’re busy people. The likelihood that you’ve had a chance to see all of the Oscar contenders for Best Picture this year is slim. To lighten the load, let me make it easy on you." Check it out.


Mini Golf Classic 2019

Want to get a closer look at the Mini Golf Classic sponsored by UMassFive College Credit Union?
Watch this 2-minute slideshow and smile.

February 6, 2019

Yay! Mini golf!

Check out today's Daily Hampshire Gazette article:  


We couldn't have done it without our sponsors. 
Please support those who support the library.

February 5, 2019

An XL thank you for MINI golf!

The Friends want to thank our amazing mini golf sponsors (who were so incredibly creative in decorating their holes!):

Title Sponsor

Diamond Sponsor

Premium Hole Sponsors
Lee Edwards
Tammy Ely
Chris Hoffman
Alex Lefebvre
Bob Pam
Austin Sarat

Hole Sponsors
Crocker Farm Reads!
Anonymous donors in honor of

In-kind donations by:

Not only did we have all the support of those businesses and community members BUT? The Amherst College Men's golf team volunteered at set-up, throughout the day, and clean-up. The Amherst Regional High School golf team was represented also. We also got a FREE concert by our local vocal favorites: the Amherst College Zumbyes.

A huge thank you to our celebrity putters:
The Zumbyes
all THREE elementary school principals
Sam the Minuteman
the Amherst Fire Department

A HUGE thank you to library staff and patrons who weren't playing mini golf at the library and cheerfully went about their regular Saturday business in spite of elevated excitement levels.

February 1, 2019


Warm your fingers and your voice as you play along with the crowd at the Ukelele Strum Along!