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Posted on: October 17, 2018

A Valentine for the Jones Library!

Dear Public Library from Oprah Magazine

The November issue of Oprah Magazine includes a very sweet valentine to the Jones Library written by local author Catherine Newman. You can read "Dear Public Library" at or here (PDF). Thank you, Catherine!

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Posted on: June 9, 2017

Jones Library ESL Program Receives Grant

ESL Photo - Nafie & Dimi - ©Daily Hampshire Gazette

From the Amherst Bulletin (bottom of 'Around Amherst' section):

"The English as Second Language Center at the Jones Library recently received a $1,000 grant to help new immigrants achieve English literacy and proficiency.

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Posted on: June 9, 2017

Jones Library Recognized by Human Rights Commission

Human Rights Heroes Awards

We are honored to have been recognized by the Amherst Human Rights Commission.

Excerpted from their PRESS RELEASE entitled "Amherst Human Rights Commission announces Recipients of 13th Annual Human Rights Heroes Awards":

The special recognition aw...

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Posted on: July 6, 2016

The Oxford English Dictionary: 'Nothing Else Comes Close'

Word-lover in OED

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 i...

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Posted on: January 22, 2016

Significant Robert Frost Donation Given to the Jones Library


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 on...

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Posted on: January 22, 2016

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