October 2020
news & updates
One Book One Valley is doing a two year. Instead of hosting an all-remote event this year, the libraries decided to do a big one next year.

Paul Doiron's series follows the adventures of Mike Bowditch, Maine game warden, as he moves through the state solving mysteries. There are 11 books with a 12th releasing in June of 2021.

Our plan is to offer you a full year to ravenously consume - I mean read - as many books as you like. Next fall we will offer related programming and events leading up to an evening with Mr. Doiron in October of 2021.

We are really excited about this event. The books are quick and easy reads, but with lots of atmosphere... I would even say the state itself is one of the principal characters. Perfect for this moment in our culture where we all need a bit of an escape. We own the whole series, so get your holds in!
We are thrilled to announce our subscription to online craft and art workshops is now live.

Login to our Jackson Library Creativebug page, create an account and access hundreds of classes on everything from origami and sewing to printmaking and painting . Unlike YouTube, these have a high production value and come from credible, vetted teachers.

Lotte (10 years old) and I have been working through Lisa Congdon's drawing classes. We both enjoy it and find it easy to follow. My latest product is below.

Crafting season is upon us, friends! Let's start making those gifts. Tell you what, tag your finished projects with #jplcreativebug on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or anything else or show it to us in whatever way makes sense for you and you will be entered to win a prize in the early days of 2021.

Make early, make often!
With our generous COVID-19 funding from NH Humanities and as part of our ongoing effort to offer you as many services as possible while our building is still closed, we have purchased two Google Chromebooks to check out.

These are terrific little laptops for general browsing, checking email, shopping or whatever you do online. They do not have software already installed, everything is done via a browser.

Pair them with one of our hotspots and it's a free, mobile home office from us to you!
It's not news to us that the Jackson Police Department is one of the best around. Did you know that our Chief Perley is a musician and has been getting famous with a very local song?
Friends of the Jackson Library
Please drop off your gently used books at the old town garage (next to Flossie’s General Store) on the first Saturday of the month between 9:00-11:00. If you are unable to make this time, call Melinda Marsello at 401-824-6924 to arrange pick up.

The Friends of the Library hosts periodic book sales to supplement the library budget and provide support for new initiatives. Keep your eye on the blog and/or the calendar for upcoming sales.

Please remember books should be in good condition and no: text books, encyclopedias, foreign language or periodicals.
'All Eyes Are Upon Us,' a Zoom event on October 8th

COVID closures and Zoom conferences can be tricky, but they can also offer us new opportunities. One of those is a chance for us to partner with the libraries of Cook Memorial in Tamworth, Conway, Freedom, Madison, as well as the NH Humanities to ...

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