January 30, 2020

Putt through the stacks, Friends.


Have you been practicing your putts?
(Pro tip: better putts come from small adjustments.)

Have you been using your golf terminology?
(Try to work "Mulligan" into your next work email.)

Have you blocked off your tee time on Saturday's schedule?
(2nd Annual Mini Golf Classic at the Jones Library, baby!)
 
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January 27, 2020

Library trounces movies!


Did you know that last year more people went to the library than the movie theater? By. Far. Going to the library is the most common cultural activity Americans engage in. And? The library was most frequented by young adults, women and low-income households.

https://news.gallup.com/poll/284009/library-visits-outpaced-trips-movies-2019.aspx

Want to learn more? Check out this Gallup poll.

January 16, 2020

Kanopy -- just for you


Dear Amherst Resident,

Do you like watching stuff on your computer, tablet, smart phone, or smart TV, maybe snuggled under a cozy blanket on the couch? Movies such as A Quiet Passion, about our own Belle of Amherst? Or Agn├Ęs Varda's laugh-out-loud Faces Places? Or the poignant not-a-documentary-but-coulda-been Eighth Grade? Or 30,000 OTHER acclaimed independent, foreign, documentary, and classic films?

https://joneslibrary.kanopy.com/

The Jones Library is here to make all your dreams come true. Go check out Kanopy and discover all  you could be watching.

In your jammies.

Love,
your Friends

P.S. This service is only available to folks who live in Amherst. Don't live in Amherst? Make friends with someone who does and show up on their doorstep with snacks!


January 14, 2020

The 10 Most Checked-Out Books in N.Y. Public Library History


“The idea was to see what has been generally popular out in the world,” Medlar said. “We wanted to start from the love of books and the love of reading rather than the numbers.” More than half of the books on the list are children's books but there's also:
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/13/books/ny-public-library-top-books-history.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&fbclid=IwAR2iHfd0Xw9tI8-V_qFeu4hqMvhRuEb6KDHwoSUY4VcdZMgJoC-2x79W_Zs
Hey Jones Library, any idea what our books are? 
Inquiring minds want to know...

January 13, 2020

Get out your mini golf pants!


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The golf is mini, not the publicity.

January 9, 2020

You know why we've been quiet recently, Friends?


Because of THIS!


Mini golf is coming!
Mini golf is coming!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 1, from 9:00-4:00. 

And then? 
There's Wine and Nine, adults only putt from 6:00-7:30 while enjoying snacks and an adult beverage.

Come join us.