April 20, 2020

When “Serious” Writers Write Books For Kids


Once upon a time Ken Kesey wrote an endearing tale about a wily squirrel and a hungry bear... And he wasn't the only one.
https://lithub.com/when-serious-writers-write-books-for-kids/


You can UKE!

Did you enjoy yesterday's ukelele strum-along? Want another? Your wish is our command!
Join us for another Zoom uke group at 3 this coming Sunday. Deets here.

https://www.joneslibrary.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=10048&month=4&year=2020&day=26&calType=0

April 18, 2020

Happy retirement, Maggie Spiegel!!


Friends, have you ever popped into the North Amherst Library and interacted with the wonderful Maggie Spiegel? Perhaps you saw her smiling face around the Jones Library? Drop her a line and let her know how much she'll be missed. She's becoming a civilian after 20 years of working for the Jones Library.  
 
 
 
Congratulations on a well-earned break, Maggie! 
 

April 17, 2020

Spring Reading Challenge!


Friends! Friends! It's a way to read AND win! It's a win-win!
More here.
 
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April 16, 2020

Sunday is Strumday!


https://www.joneslibrary.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=10047&month=4&year=2020&day=19&calType=0
Sure we may all be stuck inside but that doesn't mean we can play with friends! Zoom on over to a uke strum-along at 3 on Sunday. More info here.

April 15, 2020

"Teaching: A Life's Work"


Local author book talk today with Alicia L√≥pez and Sonia Nieto​!  
Register here or simply go to:
bit.ly/umass-nieto-lopez

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April 13, 2020

Because as important as books are...


...this is more important.

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Please help us spread the word.

April 3, 2020

Still strumming!


Jones Library is offering a Ukulele Strum Along every Sunday in April at 3 pm. Led by our wonderful Julie Stepanek using the Zoom platform, grab your ukulele - or any other instrument - and join us for a jam session.

Get your instrument (it doesn't have to be a ukulele) and join Julie for 40 minutes of singing and playing. Lyrics and ukulele chords provided. Participants are muted so you don't have to worry about how you sound :-)

Topic: Ukulele Strum Along

Time: Apr 5, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time
Every week on Sun, 4 occurrence(s)
Apr 5, 2020 03:00 PM
Apr 12, 2020 03:00 PM
Apr 19, 2020 03:00 PM
Apr 26, 2020 03:00 PM

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

Weekly: https://bit.ly/2yxFPo7

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/120272516

Meeting ID: 120 272 516

Folks will need that Meeting ID to get in. There's no password needed, just the ID.