April 2016

Portrait of Samuel Minot Jones

Samuel Minot Jones

Pictured here is the Library’s namesake, Samuel Minot Jones. Did you know that the Sammy Awards are also named after him?

(Originally posted April 7, 2016)

Aaron Lansky and Becky Lockwood at the 2015 Samuel Minot Jones Awards for Literary Achievement

Aaron Lansky and Becky Sheridan Lockwood at the 2015 Sammys

Aaron Lansky attended the Sammys last year at the National Yiddish Book Center. This year, he is being honored with the Samuel Minot Jones Award for Significant Contribution to Amherst’s Literary Culture.

Charles and Polly Longsworth on bicycle

Polly and Charles Longsworth

Polly and Charles Longsworth are bicycling across the Hampshire College campus in 1969. Polly Longsworth will receive the Samuel Minot Jones Award for Local Literary Achievement at the Sammys next Thursday!

(Originally posted April 21, 2016)

Interior of The Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

Interior of the Mead Art Museum

In this photograph by Lincoln Barnes (taken prior to 1966), you can see one of the rooms of the Mead Art Museum. Join us tonight at the Mead Art Museum for the Sammys and see how things have changed!

(Originally posted April 28, 2016)