Check out the latest books at Jervis Public Library

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Jervis Public Library, 613 N. Washington St., is once again open to the public. Face masks and social distancing are required.

Library hours are 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

The library has 110,000 books; nearly 20,000 digital books and audiobooks via OverDrive’s Libby app (midyork.overdrive.com); 4,500 DVDs; 6,000 books on CD; nearly 200 magazines and newspapers; and 155 digital magazines.

Among the latest new book titles, are the following: 

Top Titles

-“Life Flight” by Lynette Eason.  From Fleming H. Revell Company.

EMS helicopter pilot Penny Carlton is used to high stress situations, but being forced to land on a mountain in a raging storm with a critical patient–and a serial killer on the loose–tests her skills and her nerve to the limit. She survives with FBI Special Agent Holt Satterfield’s help. But she’s not out of the woods yet.

In the ensuing days, Penny finds herself under attack. And when news reaches Holt that he may not have gotten his man after all, it will take all he and Penny have to catch a killer–before he catches one of them.

-“These Silent Woods: A Novel” by Kimi Cunningham Grant.  From Minotaur Books.

For eight years, Cooper and his young daughter, Finch, have lived in isolation in a remote cabin in the northern Appalachian woods. And that’s exactly the way Cooper wants it, because he’s got a lot to hide. Finch has been raised on the books filling the cabin’s shelves and the beautiful but brutal code of life in the wilderness. But she’s starting to push back against the sheltered life Cooper has created for her―and he’s still haunted by the painful truth of what it took to get them there.

The only people who know they exist are a mysterious local hermit named Scotland, and Cooper’s old friend, Jake, who visits each winter to bring them food and supplies. But this year, Jake doesn’t show up, setting off an irreversible chain of events that reveals just how precarious their situation really is. 

Kid’s Corner

-“Penguin and Pinecone” by Salina Yoon. From Walker Childrens.

When curious little Penguin finds a lost pinecone in the snow, their friendship grows into something extraordinary! But Grandpa reminds Penguin that pinecones can’t live in the snow–they belong in the warm forest far away. Can Penguin help Pinecone get home? And can they stay friends, even if they’re miles apart?

-“Lifetime Passes” by Terry Blas.  From Abrams ComicArts - Surely.

Sixteen-year-old Jackie Chavez loves her local amusement park, Kingdom Adventure, maybe more than anything else in the world. The park is all she and her friends Nikki, Daniel, and Berke—although they aren’t always the greatest friends—talk about. 

Jackie’s parents have been deported and forced to go back to Mexico, leaving Jackie in the United States with her Tía Gina, who she works with at the Valley Care Living seniors’ home. When Gina tells Jackie that they can’t afford a season pass for next summer, Jackie is crushed. But on her next trip to Kingdom Adventure, she discovers a strictly protected secret: If a member of their party dies at the park, the rest of their group gets free lifetime passes.

Jackie and her friends hatch a plot to bring seniors from Valley Care Living to the park using a fake volunteer program, with the hopes that one of the residents will croak during their visit. What starts off as a macabre plan turns into a revelation for Jackie as the seniors reveal their own complex histories and connections to Kingdom Adventure, as well as some tough-to-swallow truths about Jackie, her friends, and their future.

More about Jervis Library

-Borrow unique items including snowshoes, karaoke machine and CDs, DVD player, VCR, and Kill-a-Watt meter. The library also offers meeting rooms and a licensed Notary Public — call ahead for availability. Access all this with a free library card. To get your library card, bring in identification with your current address.

-Call 315-336-4570, e-mail: askJPL@jervislibrary.org, or go online to www.jervislibrary.org or www.facebook.com/jervispubliclibrary for more information.

-Cell phones for Soldiers has become an annual tradition in November in conjunction with AT&T and NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo. The collection bin for old phones is on the first service desk you see when you walk into the library on the side that faces Washington St. The library accepts cell phones all year in anticipation of the annual collection.

-Year round, we collect eyeglasses for the Lions Club. They have just provided us with an official collection bin, which is now inside the entrance that leads to the parking lot.

Events

-Monday, Jan. 17, closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

-Tuesday, Jan. 18, free craft kits for adults and children available; 5 p.m., Unplug & Play Game Night 

-Wednesday, Jan. 19, 10:30 a.m., Story Time with Ms. Emily; 4:30 p.m., Virtual Teen Event: Science

-Thursday, Jan. 20, 4 p.m., Annual Meeting of Jervis Public Library Association; 5:30 p.m., Children’s Program: Evening Story Time and Craft

-Saturday, Jan. 22, noon, Children’s Program: Drop in Watercolor Snowflake Craft

Did you know?

January’s birthstone is the garnet, and almandine garnet is also the state gem of New York. The world’s largest garnet mine is in the Adirondacks, but it produces the stone strictly for the industrial abrasives market. Learn more about gemstones with resources from our collection.

Art on display

-Martin Luther King, Jr. by African American Heritage Association

-Key Chains by Amelia Mastrangelo

-Artwork by Rome City School District students.

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