Check out the latest books at Jervis Library

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Jervis Public Library, 613 N. Washington St., is open for curbside pickup, and are now taking reservations for computer use inside the library. Call ahead to make an appointment, 315-336-4570. You can also call to make photocopy/fax/scan appointments.

E-mail askJPL@jervislibrary.org, or go online to www.jervislibrary.org or www.facebook.com/jervispubliclibrary for more information. You can also call to make photocopy/fax/scan appointments.

Online resources

• RBDigital offers audiobooks, magazines, and language practice for those not in school. No waiting list, no limit to the number of items checked out at once. Use online or download the free app for your device: midyorkny.rbdigital.com

• Use your library card to access movies, comics, ebooks, audiobooks, comics, music, and television shows for free online via www.hoopladigital.com.

• OverDrive online midyork.overdrive.com or through the Libby app gives you access to audiobooks and ebooks.

Did you know?

American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart was born in Atchison, Kansas on July 24, 1897. In 1932, she became only the second person (after Charles Lindbergh) to make a non-stop solo flight over the Atlantic.

Later in 1932, she became the first woman to fly non-stop across the United States, and in 1935 became the first person ever to fly non-stop from Hawaii to the United States. In 1937, while attempting a multiple-leg, eastbound flight around the world, she and her navigator, Fred Noonan, failed to make a scheduled stop at tiny Howland Island in the central Pacific. After an extensive search, they were declared lost at sea.

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Top Titles

“The Order: A Novel” by Daniel Silva. From Harper.

Gabriel Allon has slipped quietly into Venice for a much-needed holiday with his wife and two young children. But when Pope Paul VII dies suddenly, Gabriel is summoned to Rome by the Holy Father’s loyal private secretary, Archbishop Luigi Donati. A billion Catholic faithful have been told that the pope died of a heart attack. 

Donati, however, has two good reasons to suspect his master was murdered. The Swiss Guard who was standing watch outside the papal apartments the night of the pope’s death is missing. So, too, is the letter the Holy Father was writing during the final hours of his life. A letter that was addressed to Gabriel.

“Memoirs and Misinformation: A Novel” by Jim Carrey and Dana Vachon.  From Knopf.

Meet Jim Carrey. Sure, he’s an insanely successful and beloved movie star drowning in wealth and privilege — but he’s also lonely. He’s tried diets, gurus, and cuddling with his military-grade Israeli guard dogs, but nothing seems to lift the cloud of emptiness and ennui. Even the sage advice of his best friend, actor and dinosaur skull collector Nicolas Cage, isn’t enough to pull Carrey out of his slump. 

But then Jim meets Georgie: ruthless ingénue, love of his life. And with the help of auteur screenwriter Charlie Kaufman, he has a role to play in a boundary-pushing new picture that may help him uncover a whole new side to himself. But the universe has other plans.

“The Book of Longings: A Novel” by Sue Monk Kidd.  From Random House 

Raised in a wealthy family with ties to the ruler of Galilee, Ana is rebellious and ambitious, with a brilliant mind and a daring spirit. She engages in furtive scholarly pursuits and writes narratives about neglected and silenced women. Ana is expected to marry an older widower, a prospect that horrifies her. An encounter with eighteen-year-old Jesus changes everything.

Kid’s Corner

“Before We Eat” by Pat Brisson.  From Tilbury House Publishers.

Milk doesn’t just appear in the refrigerator, nor do apples grow in the bowl on the kitchen counter. Before we eat, many people work very hard―planting grain, catching fish, tending animals, filling crates, and stocking shelves.

“Cannonball” by Sacha Cotter.  From Sourcebooks Jabberwocky.

In this story about being true to oneself, a boy searches for the secret to doing the perfect cannonball into the water with training from Nan, an expert and former champion. By listening to his own voice, he finds his unique style and pulls off a wonderful, acrobatic, truly awe-inspiring cannonball.

“Clap When You Land” by Elizabeth Acevedo.  From HarperTeen.

Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this time, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people.

In New York City, Yahaira Rios is called to the principal’s office, where her mother is waiting to tell her that her father, her hero, has died in a plane crash.

Separated by distance—and Papi’s secrets—the two girls are forced to face a new reality in which their father is dead and their lives are forever altered.

“City Spies” by James Ponti. From Aladdin.

Sara Martinez is a hacker. She recently broke into the New York City foster care system to expose her foster parents as cheats and lawbreakers.

However, instead of being hailed as a hero, Sara finds herself facing years in a juvenile detention facility. Enter Mother, a British spy who offers her a chance to make a home for herself within a secret MI6 agency.

Operating out of a base in Scotland, the City Spies are five kids from various parts of the world. When they’re not attending the local boarding school, they’re honing their unique skills, such as sleight of hand, breaking and entering, observation, and explosives.

All of these allow them to go places in the world of espionage where adults can’t.

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