Discover the latest books at the Jervis public library

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The Jervis Public Library, 613 N. Washington St., is once again open to the public! Face masks and social distancing are mandatory.

Library hours are 8:30 am to 7:30 pm Monday through Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday; and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

The library has 110,000 books; nearly 20,000 digital books and audiobooks through OverDrive’s Libby app (midyork.overdrive.com); 4,500 DVDs; 6,000 books on CD; nearly 200 magazines and newspapers; and 155 digital magazines.

Borrow unique items, including rackets, a karaoke machine and CDs, DVD player, VCR, and Kill-a-Watt meter. The library also offers meeting rooms and a licensed notary public – call ahead for availability. Access it all with a free library card. To get your library card, bring ID with your current address.

Call 315-336-4570, email askJPL@jervislibrary.org, or go online at www.jervislibrary.org or www.facebook.com/jervispubliclibrary for more information.

Drop point

As well as serving as a place to pick up everything from books to snowshoes, the library also serves as a repository for a variety of items.

Cell phones for soldiers became an annual tradition in November in conjunction with AT&T and NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo. The collection bin for old phones is on the first service counter you see when you enter the library on the Washington Street side. The library accepts cell phones year round in preparation for the annual collection.

All year round, we collect eyeglasses for the Lions Club. They have just provided us with an official collection bin, which is now located inside the entrance that leads to the parking lot.

Events

Wednesday January 5, 10:30 a.m., Story Time with Ms. Emily

Thursday, January 6, 6:30 p.m., virtual event for teens: JSYK

Did you know?

January 2 is National Science Fiction Day. It’s the birthday of famous sci-fi author Isaac Asimov, and the perfect time to check out new books or revisit an old favorite. Call or visit the library, visit our home page, or use the Libby app to browse our collections of eBooks and eBooks from the comfort of your own home!

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Top titles

“Going There More” by Katie Couric. From Little, Brown and Company.

For over forty years, Katie Couric has been an iconic presence in the media world. In her brutally honest, hilarious and heartbreaking memoir, she reveals what went on behind the scenes in her sometimes tumultuous personal and professional life – a story she has never shared, until now.

About the medium she loves, the one that made her a household name, she says, “TV can put you in a box; the flat screen may flatten out. On TV, you are larger than life but also shorter. That’s not the whole story, and it’s not all me. The book is. “

“Shadows of Men: A Novel (Wyndham & Banerjee Mysteries)” by Abir Mukherjee. From Pegasus Crime.

Calcutta, 1923

When a Hindu theologian is found murdered in his home, the city is on the verge of an all-out religious war. Can Imperial Police officers Captain Sam Wyndham and Sergeant “Surrender-Not” Banerjee track down those responsible in time to stop a bloodbath?

Set in an era of heightened political tension, starting in the atmosphere of Calcutta and taking detectives all the way to bustling Bombay, the latest installment in this remarkable series presents Wyndham and Banerjee with an unprecedented challenge. Will this be the case that will ultimately separate them?

Children’s corner

“Soul Food Sunday” by Winsome Bingham. Abrams books for young readers.

At Granny’s, Sunday isn’t Sunday without a big family reunion over a lovingly prepared meal. Old enough now, our narrator is finally invited to help cook the dishes for the first time: he joins Granny in grating the cheese, cleaning the vegetables and preparing the meat for Roscoe Ray’s grill.

But just as Grandma says they’re done, her grandson makes his own contribution, sweetening up this Sunday gathering and the many more to come.

Evocatively written and vividly illustrated, this mouth-watering story is a warm celebration of tradition and meeting around a table filled with love and delicious food.

“Angelina Ballerina loves the library” by Katharine Holabird. From Simon Spotlight.

Angelina is thrilled to get a Chipping Cheddar Library Library Card. There are so many books that she wants to read.

Then she discovers that she can only consult five books at a time! What will Angelina do? She will find a way … and learn all kinds of things from the books she reads!

“The Fowl Twins Get What They Deserve” by Eoin Colfer. From Disney-Hyperion.

For nearly two years Lord Teddy Bleedham-Drye, the Duke of Scilly, has been plotting his revenge against the Fowl Twins, who humiliated him in the first book. Teddy plans to give them exactly what they deserve: final death.

He threatens Myles with his armed jet, and Beckett and Specialist Lazuli succeed in disarming the plane and causing an accident that kills the Duke. But does he really do it?


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