Check out new titles, and upcoming events at Jervis Public Library

Published May 13, 2018 at 9:00am

Jervis Public Library, 613 N. Washington St., has 110,000 books; tens of thousands of digital books, audiobooks, movies, comics, and music via the hoopla app; nearly 20,000 digital books and audiobooks via OverDrive’s Libby app; 4,500 DVDs; 6,000 books on CD; nearly 200 magazines and newspapers; and 155 digital magazines via the RBDigital app.  

Borrow unique items including snowshoes, fishing poles, karaoke machine and CDs, DVD player, VCR, and Kill-a-Watt meter.

The library also offers meeting rooms, licensed Notary Public, and one-on-one tech help — call ahead for availability.

Access all this with a free library card.

To get one, bring in identification with your current address.

Library hours: open at 9:30 a.m., closing at 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 5:30 p.m. Fridays; and 5 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays. Call 315-336-4570 or go online to www.jervislibrary.org. Also on Facebook.

Events

*registration required

  • Monday, 10 a.m., Low Cost Health Insurance by MVP; 10 a.m., Drop-In Tech Help; 4 p.m., Exploring with Books Creating with Art: K-3 Club*; 6:30 p.m., Pajama Story Time.
  • Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., Toddler Story Time*; 5 p.m. Unplug and Play Tabletop Games
  • Wednesday, noon, Connect with the Classics Revived — “Kidnapped” by Robert Louis Stevenson; 6 p.m., Citizen Preparedness Training
  • Friday, 3 p.m., On Point for College
  • Saturday, 2 p.m., Royal Wedding Tea

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Top Titles

“The Mars Room” by Rachel Kushner. From Scribner.

It’s 2003 and Romy Hall is at the start of two consecutive life sentences at Stanville Women’s Correctional Facility, deep in California’s Central Valley. Outside is the world from which she has been severed: the San Francisco of her youth and her young son, Jackson.

Inside is a new reality: thousands of women hustling for the bare essentials needed to survive; the bluffing and pageantry and casual acts of violence by guards and prisoners alike; and the deadpan absurdities of institutional living, which Kushner evokes with great humor and precision.

“Adjustment Day” by Chuck Palahniuk.  From W. W. Norton & Company.

People pass the word only to those they trust most: Adjustment Day is coming. They’ve been reading a mysterious book and memorizing its directives. They are ready for the reckoning.

“Adjustment Day” is “an ingeniously comic work in which Chuck Palahniuk does what he does best: skewer the absurdities in our society.” Smug, geriatric politicians bring the nation to the brink of a third world war in an effort to control the burgeoning population of young males; working-class men dream of burying the elites; and professors propound theories that offer students only the bleakest future.

Kid’s Corner

“Grandpa’s Great Escape” by David Walliams.  From HarperCollins.

Grandpa is Jack’s favorite person in the world. It doesn’t matter that he wears his slippers to the supermarket, serves Spam a la Custard for dinner, and often doesn’t remember Jack’s name. But then Grandpa starts to believe he’s back in World War II, when he was a Spitfire fighter pilot, and he’s sent to live in an old folk’s home run by the sinister Matron Swine. Now it’s up to Jack to help Grandpa plot a daring escape!

“Natsumi!” by Susan Lendroth.  From G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers.

When Natsumi’s family practices for their town’s Japanese arts festival, Natsumi tries everything. But her stirring is way too vigorous for the tea ceremony, her dancing is just too imaginative, and flower arranging doesn’t go any better. Can she find just the right way to put her exuberance to good use?

On display

  • Art and Knitting, by Kirsten Stellato
  • Master Gardeners, by Gretchen Mero
  • Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” by Trena DeFranco
  • Rome Capitol Theatre
  • Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust