Book donations

The Friends of the Jackson Public Library will once again be accepting book donations for a book sale sometime in the spring.

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 sale will once again be in the Whitney Community Center and we are hoping it will be a successful fund raiser for the library.

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 bring you an exciting event relevant to our particular place in time and geography.

Jackie Robinson
Join us for an online event October 8th at 6:30pm

From Brooklyn to Boston, from World War II to the present, Jason Sokol traces the modern history of race and politics in the Northeast. Why did white fans come out to support Jackie Robinson as he broke baseball’s color barrier in 1947 even as Brooklyn’s blacks were shunted into segregated neighborhoods? How was African-American politician Ed Brooke of Massachusetts, who won a Senate seat in 1966, undone by the resistance to desegregation busing in Boston? Is the Northeast’s history a microcosm of America as a whole: outwardly democratic, but inwardly conflicted over race?

We invite you to join us on Zoom on October 8th at 6:30pm for Jason Sokol's presentation: All Eyes Are Upon Us: Racial Struggles in the Northeast, from Jackie Robinson to Deval Patrick. Please sign up to receive a Zoom invite or tune in to the Conway Public Library's Facebook page for a live feed. Contact Lichen  (603-383-9731) if you don't have the skills or equipment to participate, but would like to.