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Having trouble reading the fine print?

By Sherry Mohan-Neves

Port Jervis Free Library

The Port Jervis Free Library has recently acquired several full page-size magnifier sheets for our patrons’ use. They are good for making the print in books, magazines, newspapers and packages more legible. Ask to borrow one at the circulation desk.



Also recommended for easier reading are handheld E-Readers, such as the Amazon Kindle as well as Apple iPads, Amazon Fires, and other tablets, many of them quite affordable (in the $50 range). E-books can also be downloaded and read right on your home computer or laptop that has Internet access.


Patrons can avail themselves of thousands of e-books at the library’s website, https://rcls.overdrive.com/rcls-portjervis/content. The collection includes bestsellers and classics alike. For help downloading books, call the library for assistance (856-7313, ext. 3)


And finally, don’t forget the free Kanopy movie and video service at www.portjervislibrary.kanopy.com. Hundreds of quality movies and documentaries can be accessed at no charge to library cardholders.

This week’s new biographies:


“Chasing History: a Kid in the Newsroom ” by Carl Bernstein. “Engaging and vivid, this memoir of the beginning of Carl Bernstein’s journalistic journey is a welcome reminder of how important the press is and how much fun it used to be.” -- Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House”


“Rise: My Story” by Lindsay Vonn, the “most decorated female skier of all time.”


“Buses Are a Comin’: Memoir of a Freedom Rider” by Charles Person with Richard Rooker. The youngest of the original 13 Freedom Riders during the US Civil Rights Movement in 1961 tells his “frightening and empowering” story.


New Non-Fiction:


“Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized Our Elections” by Mollie Hemingway, an influential and trusted political journalist and author of “Justice on Trial”.


“Microsoft Office 365 All-in-One for Dummies” Eleven books in one by tech-writer Peter Weverka walks you through this newly-released powerhouse software.


“Pasta: the Spirit and Craft of Italy’s Greatest Food, with recipes” by Missy Robbins. Richly illustrated and loaded with authentic Italian recipes for dozens of shapes of extruded and rolled pasta. Mama-mia, this is a big, fun book!


The Sleep Fix: Practical, Proven, and Surprising Solutions for Insomnia, Snoring, Shift Work and More” by Diane Macedo, ABC News anchor and correspondent. If you have sleep issues, this book is for you.


All quoted text is from the book cover notes and reviews.

Visit the library's website at www.portjervislibrary.org to browse all our offerings including print, audio, video and online programs for children and adults. No Internet access? Have your library card handy and call the Port Jervis Free Library at 845-856-7313, ext. 3, and a circulation clerk will help you. Free extended hours of Wi-Fi access are also available to all from the seating areas and parking lots outside the library at 138 Pike Street, Port Jervis, from 8 a.m.-11 p.m. seven days a week.

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