Jones Library Fourth Annual Samuel Minot Jones Awards for Literary Achievement

Sammys_OwlThe Jones Library is proud to announce that the Fourth Annual Samuel Minot Jones Awards for Literary Achievement will honor ARHS parent Cammie McGovern, author and founder of Whole Children, and Arthur Kinney, founding director of the University of Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, for their literary contributions. The gala event, the “Sammys”, will take place on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College.

The Sammys is Amherst’s signature event honoring the community’s remarkable and vibrant literary heritage. The evening will begin in the beautiful Mead galleries with delicious, abundant hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine from local breweries/vineyards, a signature cocktail, and live music. The awards ceremony will be held next door in comfortable Stirn Auditorium, where the evening will end with dessert, coffee and book signings by the honorees.

All proceeds from the Sammys will be used to support Library collections, purchasing materials in all formats and for all ages. Tickets can be purchased at the Jones Library or online at

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