November 21, 2019

Two Mondays of note in December!


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!

November 20, 2019

Meet the Bookmobile’s Cousin


Hey Jones Library, everyone knows what a bookmobile is 
but whaddya say to a FOODmobile? 
The NY Public Library has one going on.
 
https://nyti.ms/2rVNvx1
 

November 19, 2019

Modern Women Writers Reflect on Emily Dickinson's Influence


"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."

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/tell-it-slant-modern-women-writers-emily-dickinson-appletv-1250744

Read more about the Belle of Amherst here.

November 14, 2019

Donate your old coats!


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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With gratitude,
your Friends.


November 13, 2019

THIS Friday and Saturday!


Book sale! Book sale! Read all about it!
Friday, 6:30-7:30, for members (you can join on the spot!)
and Saturday, 9:00-3:00, at the Jones Library.


Two fabulous Sunday events at the Jones!




November 12, 2019

November 6, 2019

What's better than a book sale?


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, 
stay for the brownies.
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Tales from Mt. Washington


You think the weather's bad here? Could be worse, Friends. 
Could be worse.

TOMORROW NIGHT!
  
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November 4, 2019

Capital Investments: Community Listening Sessions

https://www.amherstma.gov/civicalerts.aspx?AID=2473
The Town Council will hold four Listening Sessions 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.

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
The Town has a clear need to make significant investments in four major capital projects –elementary school(s) (Fort River Elementary School and Wildwood Elementary School), Department of Public Works facility, Fire/Emergency Medical Services headquarters, and the Jones Library. These investments could happen through new construction, extensive renovation, or addressing only major repairs.

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.