Fan and Hyman Jacobs Library
The Fan and Hyman Jacobs Library is a treasure trove hidden in plain sight, just a few steps off the main floor of Oheb Shalom.
With over 5,000 items, there is something for everyone. Books on philosophy, biography, history, and holidays fill the shelves. The fiction, selected for all age levels, includes both modern and classic works by Jewish and Israeli authors. There are special areas for graphic novels and for parenting advice. A collection of DVDs is growing.
Borrowing is simple, and there is never a late fee. The catalog is available online. Our librarian, Aileen Grossberg, is on site Sunday and Wednesday mornings, but you are welcome any time.
THIS WEEK'S Message From Our Librarian
Books for the Bookish
Are you bookish? You are if you perpetually swear to read just one more chapter before bed but keep reading far into the night.
If you are bookish, here are some books for you and your family:
Buck Peony-assimilation in China.
Belfoure The Paris Architect-an unlikely hero by default.
Foer Here I am-a fracturing family in a moment of crisis.
Gundar-Goshen Waking Lions- the unbridgeable gap between insiders and outsiders
Hoffman The Museum of Extraordinary Things-colorful characters and life in New York a century ago
Kaminsky Adolfo Kaminsky: a forger’s life- he kept his life saving work secret for decades.
Leff The Archive Thief (nonfiction)- the life and activities of a puzzling man
Levy I Dissent (JBIO)-Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Savit Anna and the Swallow Man (YA)- trust builds between two strangers who come to depend upon each other.
Stein The Six-day Hero (J)- there are many types of heroes
Wiviott Paper Hearts (YA)- the power of small acts of kindness
Of course, there are many more books for bookish people. Come in and browse.
Aileen Grossberg, Librarian
Librarian Hours: Wednesdays & Sundays from 9 am to 12 pm. The library is open daily.