Check out the latest at Jervis Public Library

Published Jan 28, 2018 at 9:00am

Jervis Public Library, 613 N. Washington St., has 110,000 books, 4,500 DVDs, 6,000 books on CD, and receives nearly 200 magazines and newspapers.

Library cards are free. To get one, bring in ID with your current address. Minors must bring a parent or guardian with appropriate identification.

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.

Events

*registration required

  • Monday, 10 a.m., Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan: Health Insurance Information by MVP Health Care; 2:30 p.m., Drop-in Tech Help
  • Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., Toddler Story Time*; 3 p.m., Living With Alzheimer’s for People With Younger Onset*; 6 p.m., Fiction Writers’ Group
  • Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., History Discovered Book Discussion — “The Drillmaster of Valley Forge: Baron de Steuben and the Making of the American Army” by Paul Lockhart
  • Saturday, 2:30 p.m., YAC~Teen Volunteer Group at Jervis

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Top Titles

“The Largesse of the Sea Maiden: Stories” by Denis Johnson. From Random House.

The Largesse of the Sea Maiden is the long-awaited new story collection from National Book Award winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Denis Johnson.

Written in the luminous prose that made him one of the most beloved and important writers of his generation, this collection finds Johnson in new territory, contemplating the ghosts of the past and the elusive and unexpected ways the mysteries of the universe assert themselves.

“Anatomy of a Scandal” by Sarah Vaughan.  From Atria/Emily Bestler Books.

An “astonishingly incisive and suspenseful novel” about a scandal amongst Britain’s privileged elite and the women caught up in its wake.

Sophie’s husband James is a loving father, a handsome man, a charismatic and successful public figure. And yet he stands accused of a terrible crime. Sophie is convinced he is innocent and desperate to protect her precious family from the lies that threaten to rip them apart.

Kid’s Corner

“Just Like Jackie” by Lindsey Stoddard.  From HarperCollins.

For as long as Robinson Hart can remember, it’s just been her and Grandpa.

He taught her about cars, baseball, and everything else worth knowing.

But Grandpa’s memory has been getting bad—so bad that he sometimes can’t even remember Robbie’s name.

She’s sure that she’s making things worse by getting in trouble at school, but she can’t resist using her fists when bullies like Alex Carter make fun of her for not having a mom. 

Now she’s stuck in group guidance—and to make things even worse, Alex Carter is there too.

There’s no way Robbie’s going to open up about her life to some therapy group, especially not with Alex in the room.

Besides, if she told anyone how forgetful Grandpa’s been getting lately, they’d take her away from him. 

On display

  • Historic Drawings by Michael Landau
  • Veils of the Valley by Naomi Schipano
  • Martin Luther King — African-American Heritage Association
  • Ava Dorfman Senior Center
  • Rome Capitol Theatre

Did you know?

Jan. 29, 1845, Edgar Allan Poe’s narrative poem, “The Raven,” was published in the New York Evening Mirror.

The entire poem may be found at this website, https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/48860/the-raven.

Interested readers may also stop by Jervis Library and ask for the works of Edgar Allan Poe.