Check out the latest books — and more — at Jervis

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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: 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 5:30 p.m. Fridays. Closed Sundays. (Closed Saturdays for summer) Call 315-336-4570 or online at www.jervislibrary.org.

Events

*registration required

  • Monday, 10 a.m., Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan: Health Insurance Information by MVP Health Care; 4 p.m., Understanding & Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior; 6:30 p.m., Free Yoga Class on the Lawn; 6:30 p.m., Pajama Story Time
  • Tuesday, 9:30 a.m., My Name Rocks; 10 a.m., Core Computer Skills part 3 (of 3); 3:30 p.m., Safe Place to Game—Trading Card Games
  • Wednesday, 11:30 a.m., Teddy Bear Picinic; 2:30 p.m., Drop-in Tech Help; 5 p.m., Rock the Library with POUND fitness; 6:30 p.m., For Teens~Fantasy Writing Workshop Pt. 1 *
  • Thursday, 10:30 a.m., Lemonade on the Lawn; noon, Mystery a la Carte Book Discussion; 6:30 p.m., Concert on the Lawn: Anthony Consiglio and Friends
  • Friday, 11:30 a.m., Teen Book Club; noon, Discover MCAT: Mobile Crisis Assessment Team; 2:30 p.m., Know Your Medicare Choices; 2:30 p.m., Breakout EDU with Your Local School Librarian; 7:30 p.m., Visit us at Griffiss Park for the outdoor Star Wars movie

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Top Titles

“From the Corner of the Oval: A Memoir” by Beck Dorey-Stein. Spiegel & Grau.

In 2012, Beck Dorey-Stein is working five part-time jobs and just scraping by when a posting on Craigslist lands her, improbably, in the Oval Office as one of Barack Obama’s stenographers. The ultimate D.C. outsider, she joins the elite team who accompany the president wherever he goes, recorder and mic in hand. On whirlwind trips across time zones, Beck forges friendships with a dynamic group of fellow travelers—young men and women who, like her, leave their real lives behind to hop aboard Air Force One in service of the president.

Kid’s Corner

“Annie B., Made for TV” by Amy Dixon.  From Running Press Kids.

Eleven-year-old Annie Brown is used to being on the losing end of comparisons to her almost-always best friend Savannah. Savannah is MVP of the track team, has straight As, and, predictably, wins the most coveted school spirit award on the last day of 5th grade. Fortunately, Annie does have one very specialized skill. 

Inspired by As Seen on TV commercials, Annie likes to invent products and write clever sales pitches to go along with them. So when an opportunity arises to audition for a local web show, Annie knows her future is set. 

On display

  • Boondoogle by Amelia Mastrangelo
  • Drawings & Art by Bernard Hurlbut
  • The Tempest by Trena DeFranco
  • Capitol Theatre
  • Ava Dorfman
  • Tug Hill

Did you know?

Aug. 9 is Book Lovers’ Day, a national holiday for bibliophiles everywhere. Celebrate at Jervis Library by checking out a book, audiobook, eBook, or comic book in your favorite genre.

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