April 23, 2021

Virtual Poetry Reading!


Some folks read poems aloud.

Others don’t dare.

Some people write great stuff,

Others get nowhere.


But Friends, here’s your chance!

Come join in the fun.

Read a poem from your favorite poet

Or hey! Read an original one.


Everyone is welcome.

In any language you choose.

We guarantee your poems

Will cure those pandemic blues.


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April 21, 2021

April 20, 2021

April 16, 2021

Inside the World’s Largest Jewish Cookbook Collection

A librarian with a love for eBay built this trove of culinary history. "Saltzman’s beloved community cookbooks, though, may be the collection’s most poignant historical records." 

Hungry for a community cookbook after you read this article? The Jones Library happens to have copies of Amherst's own "The Well-Read Cook" for sale! Check it out.

April 15, 2021

April 14, 2021

Monday, April 19

Two FABULOUS things are happening this day, Friends.
First? That's the day Massachusetts opens up vaccines to EVERYONE 16 and older. YEEHAW, Friends!
And second? Ukelele strum. You can exercise your sore upper arm by playing your uke! Win-win.
Brighter days are coming, Friends.


April 8, 2021

Station Eleven book discussion!

 You get two bites at the apple here. Busy Tuesday? Come by Wednesday! 

Who loves you?

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April 2, 2021

Opponents of Oliver Cromwell published his family recipes, with a side of fake news

Check out how Oliver Cromwell ate with this 17th century cookbook. Not only that but the Cromwell Museum has decided to print 500 copies for distribution. You could own your very own!