Check out the latest at Jervis Public Library

Published Feb 11, 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., Core Computer Skills Part 1 of 3
  • Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., Toddler Story Time*; 3 p.m., Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body*
  • Thursday, 10 a.m., Drop-in Tech Help
  • Friday, 11 a.m., Discover and Help to Transcribe Boston Public Library's Anti-Slavery Manuscripts

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Top Titles

"The Great Alone” by Kristin Hannah. From St. Martin's Press.

Alaska, 1974. Unpredictable. Unforgiving. Untamed. For a family in crisis, the ultimate test of survival.

Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier. 

Leni, 13, caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate, stormy relationship, dares to hope that a new land will lead to a better future for her family. She is desperate for a place to belong. Her mother, Cora, will do anything and go anywhere for the man she loves, even if means following him into the unknown.

"This Idea Is Brilliant” by John Brockman.  From Harper Perennial.

What scientific term or concept ought to be more widely known? That is the question John Brockman, publisher of the acclaimed science salon Edge.org (“The world’s smartest website”—The Guardian), presented to 205 of the world’s most influential thinkers from across the intellectual spectrum—award-winning physicists, economists, psychologists, philosophers, novelists, artists, and more. From the origins of the universe to the order of everyday life, This Idea Is Brilliant takes readers on a tour of the bold, exciting, and underappreciated scientific concepts that will enrich every mind. 

Kid’s Corner

"Can a Princess Be a Firefighter?” by Carole P. Roman.  From BookBaby.

Two little girls pepper their father with questions about whether or not they can be a profession and still be a princess. Motivated by her granddaughter's fascination with all things 'princess,' Carole P. Roman penned this adorable poem celebrating all the wonderful possibilities waiting ahead for them.

On display

  • Historic Drawings by Michael Landau
  • Veils of the Valley by Naomi Schipano
  • African American History by AAHA
  • Ava Dorfman Senior Center
  • Rome Capitol Theatre

Did you know?

Did you know? The Winter Olympic games are scheduled to take place February 9-25, 2018. The Paralympics are scheduled to take place March 9-18, 2018. This is the first time South Korea has hosted the Winter Olympics. The 1988 Summer Olympics were held in Seoul, South Korea. (CNN.com)