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; 5 p.m. Saturdays.
The library is closed Sundays. Call 315-336-4570 or go online to www.jervislibrary.org for more information.
* registration required
Monday, CLOSED for Martin Luther King Day
Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., Toddler Story Time*; 11 a.m., Toddler Art; 4:30 p.m., Drop-In Orientation hours for VITA Tax Prep Volunteers; 5 p.m., Unplug & Play Tabletop Games
Wednesday, 2:30 p.m., Drop-In Tech Help; 4 p.m., Office hours for Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon; 6 p.m., Lego Club; 6 p.m., Teens Play Board Games!
Thursday, 10 a.m., Tai Chi and Tea; 2:30 p.m., Science! Build the Best Winter Coat; 4 p.m., Grades 4-6 Creativity Club
Saturday, 2 p.m., Molly doll event
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“If You Tell” by Gregg Olsen. (Thomas & Mercer)
A true-crime story of three sisters determined to survive their mother’s house of horrors.
After more than a decade, when sisters Nikki, Sami, and Tori Knotek hear the word mom, it claws like an eagle’s talons, triggering memories that have been their secret since childhood. Until now.
For years, behind the closed doors of their farmhouse in Raymond, Washington, their sadistic mother, Shelly, subjected her girls to unimaginable abuse, degradation, torture, and psychic terrors. Through it all, Nikki, Sami, and Tori developed a defiant bond that made them far less vulnerable than Shelly imagined.
“Recipe for a Perfect Wife” by Karma Brown. (Dutton)
When Alice Hale leaves a career in publicity to become a writer and follows her husband to the New York suburbs, she is unaccustomed to filling her days alone in a big, empty house.
But when she finds a vintage cookbook buried in a box in the old home’s basement, she becomes captivated by the cookbook’s previous owner —1950s housewife Nellie Murdoch. As Alice cooks her way through the past, she realizes that within the cookbook’s pages Nellie left clues about her life — including a mysterious series of unsent letters penned to her mother.
“Boxitects” by Kim Smith. (Clarion Books)
Meg is a brilliant and creative boxitect. She loves impressing her teacher and classmates with what she makes out of boxes. But there’s a new kid at Maker School: Simone. Simone is good at everything, and worst of all, she’s a boxitect too. When the annual Maker Match is held, Meg and Simone are paired as a team but can’t seem to stop arguing. When their extraordinary project turns into a huge disaster, they must find a way to join creative forces, lift each other up, and work together.
“Doctor Dolittle: The Complete Collection” by Hugh Lofting. (Aladdin)
Here are the good Doctor’s three exciting tales of world travel, beginning with his greatest adventure. In ”The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle,” the Doctor and his young assistant, Tommy Stubbins, travel in search of the brilliant naturalist Long Arrow, culminating in a meeting with the most fabled creature of all, the Great Glass Sea Snail!
“The Story of Doctor Dolittle” details how the Doctor came to learn the languages of animals, and how he was called to Africa where he meets the rarest of all beasts, the marvelous two-headed pushmi-pullyu. And in another African adventure, ”Doctor Dolittle’s Post Office,” the Doctor establishes the only postal service in the world where birds deliver the mail.
Did you know?
January is National Blood Donor Month. January is the perfect time to give since donations tend to fall off after the holidays. In New York State, individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds, and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.
To find a local blood drive and schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org, call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767), or download the Red Cross Blood Donor app . All blood types are needed.
Martin Luthur King, Jr./ African-American Heritage Month by Janet Bennett and Herb Thorpe
Soap Making by Amanda Armstrong
Nature Paintings by Nancy Araujo
Rome City School District Art Work by Sybil Preski
Rome Art & Community Center by Tamalin Martin
Rome Capitol Theatre