Jervis Public Library, 613 N. Washington St., is as soon as once more open to the general 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 five:30 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
The library has 110,000 books; almost 20,000 digital books and audiobooks by way of OverDrive’s Libby app (midyork.overdrive.com); 4,500 DVDs; 6,000 books on CD; almost 200 magazines and newspapers; and 155 digital magazines.
Borrow distinctive gadgets together with snowshoes, karaoke machine and CDs, DVD participant, VCR, and Kill-a-Watt meter. The library additionally provides assembly rooms and a licensed Notary Public — name forward for availability. Entry all this with a free library card. To get your library card, usher in identification along with your present deal with.
Name 315-336-4570, e-mail askJPL@jervislibrary.org, or go surfing to www.jervislibrary.org or www.fb.com/jervispubliclibrary for extra data.
Monday, Dec. 27, CLOSED
Tuesday, Dec. 28, Free Youngsters’s Craft Kits Obtainable
Wednesday, Dec. 29, 10:30 a.m., Storytime with Ms. Emily; 11 a.m., In-Particular person Teen Occasion: Board Video games
Thursday, Dec. 30, Youngsters’s Drop in Craft: New Yr’s Eve Celebration Hats
Friday and Saturday, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, CLOSED for New Years
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For those who want one thing to entertain you and your loved ones throughout this chilly month, take a look at the brand new puzzle change on the library.
You merely take a puzzle, and depart a puzzle (ideally gently used and with all of the items). We’ve got all kinds of youngsters’s and grownup puzzles, so you’re certain to seek out one thing that everybody will get pleasure from.
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“Go Inform the Bees That I Am Gone (Outlander)” by Diana Gabaldon. From Delacorte Press.
Jamie Fraser and Claire Randall had been torn aside by the Jacobite Rising in 1746, and it took them twenty years to seek out one another once more. Now the American Revolution threatens to do the identical.
It’s 1779 and Claire and Jamie are eventually reunited with their daughter, Brianna, her husband, Roger, and their kids on Fraser’s Ridge. Having the household collectively is a dream the Frasers had thought unattainable.
But even within the North Carolina backcountry, the consequences of warfare are being felt. Tensions within the Colonies are nice and native emotions run sizzling sufficient to boil Hell’s teakettle. Jamie is aware of loyalties amongst his tenants are cut up and it gained’t be lengthy till the warfare is on his doorstep.
“Unprotected: A Memoir” by Billy Porter. From Abrams Press.
It’s straightforward to be your self when who and what you’re is in vogue. However rising up Black and homosexual in America has by no means been straightforward.
Earlier than Billy Porter was slaying crimson carpets and giving an iconic Emmy-winning efficiency within the celebrated TV present Pose; earlier than he was the groundbreaking Tony and Grammy Award-winning star of Broadway’s Kinky Boots; and earlier than he was an acclaimed recording artist, actor, playwright, director, and all-around legend, Porter was a younger boy in Pittsburgh who was seen as totally different, who didn’t slot in.
At 5 years outdated, Porter was despatched to remedy to “repair” his effeminacy. He was endlessly bullied in school, sexually abused by his stepfather, and criticized at his church. Porter got here of age in a world the place merely being himself was a continuing battle.
“Off-Limits” by Helen Yoon. From Candlewick.
Dad’s workplace is off-limits—which solely makes it extra intriguing to his curious younger daughter. As quickly as she sees a gap, she sneaks in to take a look round. In spite of everything, there’s no hurt in simply trying, proper?
What she discovers is a magical wonderland of sticky tape,paper clips that make superb strands, and a kaleidoscopic array of sticky notes. Who may probably resist enjoying with these?
“A Curious Assortment of Harmful Creatures” by Sami Bayly. From The Experiment.
Sharks, snakes, and spiders get all the eye, however most of the most terrifying animals on the planet are in all probability ones you didn’t know had been so harmful—like the opposite worldly blue dragon, a tiny sea slug that may unleash a strong sting, or the deadly mosaic crab,armed with a toxin 1,000 occasions deadlier than cyanide.
And a few creatures get fairly inventive in terms of heading off predators—which is what makes them so wonderful to examine. Take the cute larger gradual loris: This primate prepares to strike by first licking its venom-filled armpits!
Earlier than you run and conceal, award-winning writer and illustrator Sami Bayly reveals how, when you perceive why these animals have tailored to be so harmful, you’ll study to understand their scarier sides.
“Imaginary” by Lee Bacon. From Amulet Books.
Zach ought to’ve outgrown his imaginary buddy by now. He is aware of this. He’s 11, gone the times when youngsters are presupposed to go on epic make-believe adventures with their invisible pals. However after the dying of his father 5 years in the past, all Zach needed was an escape from the actual world.
So his imaginary buddy, Shovel, hasn’t light away like the opposite youngsters’ have. Their imaginary friendship grew stronger. However now Zach’s in center college, and issues are getting awkward. His greatest buddy ditched him for a cooler crowd. His classmates tease him within the hallways. He nonetheless misses his dad.
Actuality is the worst. Which is why Zach makes common visits to a fantasy world with Shovel. However is Zach’s overactive creativeness serving to him deal with loss or simply pushing individuals away?