Check out the latest books at Jervis library

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Jervis Public Library, 613 N. Washington St., is open by appointment for curbside pickup, computer use, copy/fax machine, and browsing the book shelves. Call ahead to make an appointment, 315-336-4570.

E-mail askJPL@jervislibrary.org, or go online to www.jervislibrary.org or www.facebook.com/jervispubliclibrary for more information.

Online resources

• You can place holds for items from across the Mid York System and pickup at your home library. Request books from other libraries using the online library catalog (or call Jervis at 315-336-4570.)

• 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

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

Did you know?

A reference to the proverb “March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers” is the opening of Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, published in 1400: “Whan that Aprill, with his shoures soote The droghte of March hath perced to the roote”.

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“Broken (In the Best Possible Way)” by Jenny Lawson.  From Henry Holt and Co.

As Jenny Lawson’s hundreds of thousands of fans know, she suffers from depression. In Broken, Jenny brings readers along on her mental and physical health journey, offering heartbreaking and hilarious anecdotes along the way.

With people experiencing anxiety and depression now more than ever, Jenny humanizes what we all face in an all-too-real way, reassuring us that we’re not alone and making us laugh while doing it. 

“Hummingbird Salamander” by Jeff VanderMeer.  From MCD.

Security consultant “Jane Smith” receives an envelope with a key to a storage unit that holds a taxidermied hummingbird and clues leading her to a taxidermied salamander. Silvina, the dead woman who left the note, is a reputed ecoterrorist and the daughter of an Argentine industrialist. By taking the hummingbird from the storage unit, Jane sets in motion a series of events that quickly spin beyond her control.

Soon, Jane and her family are in danger, with few allies to help her make sense of the true scope of the peril. Is the only way to safety to follow in Silvina’s footsteps? Is it too late to stop? As she desperately seeks answers about why Silvina contacted her, time is running out — for her and possibly for the world.

Kid’s Corner

“All Kinds of Awesome” by Jess Hitchman.  From Feiwel & Friends.

Jess Hitchman’s joyful, playful picture book, All Kinds of Awesome, celebrates children finding their passions and embracing their own awesomeness, and is paired with adorable illustrations by Vivienne To of a diverse and multicultural group of kids, all coming together on the final line of: “You will always be awesome to me.”

“Cinderella Liberator” by Rebecca Solnit.  From Haymarket Books.

In this modern twist on the classic story, Cinderella, who would rather just be Ella, meets her fairy godmother, goes to a ball, and makes friends with a prince. But that is where the familiar story ends. Instead of waiting to be rescued, Cinderella learns that she can save herself and those around her by being true to herself and standing up for what she believes.

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