Amherst, MA – This spring, the Jones Library is participating in the Thoreau Bicentennial Statewide Read, a yearlong event that has events taking place in every city and town in Massachusetts through 2017. The Thoreau Bicentennial Statewide ...
Amherst, MA – Many Americans are watching the decisions and actions by the current administration with concern. Please join us in the Woodbury Room of the Jones Library at 7:00 pm on Thursday, March 16, 2017 as Austin Sarat explores...
From the Daily Hampshire Gazette article by Scott Merzbach (November 15, 2016):
An enthusiastic champion of the proposed project to expand and renovate the Jones Library will fill a vacancy on the trustees’ board.
Alex Lefebvre, of 52 North Prospect St., re...
On December 12th, 2016, a vacancy on the Jones Library Board of Trustees will be filled at a joint meeting of the five member Select Board and the remaining five voting members of library trustees. Interested candidates must submit a Letter of Interest to...
If you shop at Barnes & Noble in Hadley on Sunday, December 4th, 2016, and you present this voucher at checkout, a percentage of your purchases will be donated to the Jones Library and branches!Or, you can place an online order on that date, and enter t...Read more ï¿½
Read Michael Wolff's obituary. Please note: there will be a public memorial celebrating his life on Sunday, February 19th, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. at the Jewish Community of Amherst, located at 742 Main Street.
From the Daily Hampshire Gazette article by S...
UPDATE: Due to continued work on the building, the Munson Memorial Library will be closed until Monday, October 3rd, at the earliest.
The Munson Memorial Library in South Amherst will be closed until Monday, September 26th, due to the repair and...Read more ï¿½
Beginning on Tuesday, September 6th, 2016, the sidewalk in front of the Jones Library will be closed due to a construction project to improve the crosswalk, the sidewalk, and a section of Amity Street. The sidewalk, the adjacent parking spots, and the lib...Read more ï¿½
The date for election of a Jones Library Trustee will now be at a joint meeting of the Select Board and the remaining members of the Jones Library Trustees on Sept 26, 2016 . A Letter of Interest must be received by 4 p.m. Wed., Sept. 21, 2016.The perso...Read more ï¿½
The Oxford English Dictionary.It calls itself "the definitive record of the English Language," and rightly so. If you're a writer, a poet, or just a "word-lover" (first documented usage in 1857, says the OED), you might lose yourself...Read more ï¿½
The sidewalk leading to the Munson Memorial Library entrances will be replaced beginning June 28, 2016. The work is expected to take about 3 weeks.
The library will be open during the construction. However, library patrons will be asked to enter the li...Read more ï¿½
Beginning on Monday, May 9th, 2016, work will begin to demolish and rebuild the Amity Street Parking Lot. The work includes complete demolition, repaving, lighting and electric, drainage, curbing, and sidewalks.
The entire parking lot and sidewalk on ...Read more ï¿½
Trustee President Austin Sarat, writing on behalf of the Jones Library Board of Trustees, addresses concerns about the library garden in the following statement:
We've just launched Jones Library News -- an email newsletter with announcements from our libraries about special events, services, collections, and more.
We hope you’ll find it useful, and we’d appreciate hearing your feedback. If yo...Read more ï¿½
The family of Warren R. Brown has generously donated an exciting new addition to the Robert Frost Collection housed in Special Collections at The Jones Library. These items highlight Frost’s connection to Brown, his good friend and a long...Read more ï¿½