Check out the latest at Jervis Public Library

Posted 8/4/19

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 …

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Check out the latest at Jervis Public Library

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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.

Borrow unique items including 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 your library card, bring in identification with your current address. Library hours: 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 5:30 p.m. Fridays. The library is closed Sundays, and Saturdays until Sept. 14. Call 315-336-4570 or online at www.jervislibrary.org.

Events

* registration required

Monday, 10 a.m., Low Cost Health Ins. Info by MVP; 11 a.m., Ellie the Pig; 6 p.m., Anime Club

Tuesday, 2:30 p.m., Out of this World Tie Dye

Wednesday, 10 a.m., Annual Book Sale; 3:30 p.m., Safe Place to Game—Trading Card Games; 5:30 p.m., Lego Club

Thursday, noon, Mystery a la Carte Book Discussion; 2:30 p.m., Drop-In Tech Help

Friday, 10 a.m., Mobile Office Hours with Congressman Brindisi’s Office; 10:30 a.m., Lemonade on the Lawn; 11:30 a.m., Kids Yoga on the Lawn; 12:30 p.m., Teen Yoga on the Lawn; 2:30 p.m., Hamilton Musical Trivia

Saturday, 8 p.m., Movie Night at Fort Stanwix: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (PG)

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Top Titles

“Someone We Know” by Shari Lapena. From Pamela Dorman Books.

“This is a very difficult letter to write. I hope you will not hate us too much. . . My son broke into your home recently while you were out.” 

In a quiet, leafy suburb in upstate New York, a teenager has been sneaking into houses — and into the owners’ computers as well — learning their secrets, and maybe sharing some of them, too.

Who is he, and what might he have uncovered? After two anonymous letters are received, whispers start to circulate, and suspicion mounts. And when a woman down the street is found murdered, the tension reaches the breaking point.

“Because Internet” by Gretchen McCulloch.  From Riverhead Books.

Language is humanity’s most spectacular open-source project, and the internet is making our language change faster and in more interesting ways than ever before. Internet conversations are structured by the shape of our apps and platforms, from the grammar of status updates to the protocols of comments and @replies.

Linguistically inventive online communities spread new slang and jargon with dizzying speed. What’s more, social media is a vast laboratory of unedited, unfiltered words where we can watch language evolve in real time.

Kid’s Corner

“A Boy Like You” by Frank Murphy.  From Sleeping Bear Press.

There’s more to being a boy than sports, feats of daring, and keeping a stiff upper lip. A Boy Like You encourages every boy to embrace all the things that make him unique, to be brave and ask for help, to tell his own story and listen to the stories of those around him.

“Georgia’s Terrific, Colorific Experiment” by Zoe Persico.  From Running Press Kids.

Georgia wants to be a scientist, and a great one at that. But in order become a great scientist, she must first create her own, unique experiment. Her mother, father, grandma, and brother all want to help, but they’re artists. How could they possibly help her with science? As Georgia struggles to create her unique experiment, she eventually learns that sometimes science, too, can be a work of art. 

On display

Drawings & Art by Bernard Hurlburt

Art by Benny Garden

NYS RCSD Mentoring Program by Frank
DiBerardino

Woodstock 50/20 by MaryBeth Portley

Rome Historical Society by Cindy Killian

Rome Capitol Theatre

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