Check out the latest books — and more — at Jervis Public Library

Published Mar 4, 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, 9:30 a.m., Legal Clinic (new hours); 9:30 a.m., Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan: Health Insurance Information by MVP Health Care; noon, NYS Ombudsman Program / RCIL; 4 p.m.,Exploring with Books,Creating with Art :Jervis Library K-3 CLUB; 6 p.m., FAFSA workshop presented by Mohawk Valley Community College at Jervis Public Library
  • Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., Toddler Story Time*; 3:30 p.m., Safe Place to Game—Trading Card Games
  • Wednesday, 2:30 p.m., Drop-in Tech Help
  • Thursday, noon, Mystery a la Carte Book Discussion
  • Saturday, 1 p.m., Book Discussion & Movie Showing: Howards End by E. M. Forster

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Top Titles

“The Masterpiece” by Francine Rivers. From Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

A successful LA artist, Roman Velasco appears to have everything he could possibly want―money, women, fame. Only Grace Moore, his reluctant, newly hired personal assistant, knows how little he truly has. The demons of Roman’s past seem to echo through the halls of his empty mansion and out across his breathtaking Topanga Canyon view. But Grace doesn’t know how her boss secretly wrestles with those demons: by tagging buildings as the Bird, a notorious but unidentified graffiti artist―an alter ego that could destroy his career and land him in prison.

“Enlightenment Now” by Steven Pinker.  From Viking.

Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? In this elegant assessment of the human condition in the third millennium, cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, which play to our psychological biases. Instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise, not just in the West, but worldwide. This progress is not the result of some cosmic force. It is a gift of the Enlightenment: the conviction that reason and science can enhance human flourishing.

Kid’s Corner

“Be a Good Dragon” by Kurt Cyrus.  From Sleeping Bear Press.

When Enzo the dragon catches a cold, it’s no mere sniffle. No indeed! His coughs and sneezes set fields aflame and barns on fire. The villagers are fleeing their farms and the townsfolk are up in arms. What’s a poor fire-sneezing dragon to do? As it turns out, a royal magician has just the right medicine to help Enzo get rid of his cold. And soon, with a little bit of Abbra-ka-brew, Enzo is feeling better and ready to head back to his dragon den. Told in rollicking rhyming text this cautionary tale from author/illustrator Kurt Cyrus (Shake a Leg, Egg! and Invisible Lizard) reminds readers of all ages to cover their mouths when they sneeze.

On display

  • Altered Art by Ruth Morgan
  • Trains by Robert Fey
  • Children’s Art Programming by Shelley Graham Turner
  • Rome Capitol Theatre
  • Ava Dorfman Senior Center

Did you know?

March is national Women’s History Month, National Reading Month, and American Dietetic Association National Nutrition Month and St. Patrick’s Day.