Check out all the latest at Jervis Public Library

Published Sep 3, 2017 at 9:00am

Jervis Public Library, 613 N. Washington St., has 110,000 books, 4,500 DVDs, 6,000 books on CD, and receives nearly 200 magazines and newspapers.

Library cards are free. To get one, bring in identification with your current address. Minors must bring a parent or guardian with appropriate identification.

Library hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Closed Saturdays for summer, reopening Saturday, Sept. 16).

For information, call 315-336-4570 or go online to


*registration required

  • Monday, Closed for Labor Day
  • Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., Toddler Story Time
  • Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Drop-in Tech Help
  • Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Local Author Talk and Book Signing: “Chenango Canal: The Million Dollar Ditch” by Wade Lallier

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Top Titles

“Charlatans” by Robin Cook. From G.P. Putnam’s Sons.

Newly minted chief resident at Boston Memorial Hospital Noah Rothauser is swamped in his new position, from managing the surgical schedules to dealing with the fallouts from patient deaths. Known for its medical advances, the famed teaching hospital has fitted several ORs as “hybrid operating rooms of the future”—an improvement that seems positive until an anesthesia error during a routine procedure results in the death of an otherwise healthy man. 

When more anesthesia-related deaths start to occur, Noah must decide which doctor is at fault and who he can believe

“The Letter” by Kathryn Hughes.  From Headline.

Tina Craig longs to escape her violent husband. She works all the hours God sends to save up enough money to leave him, also volunteering in a charity shop to avoid her unhappy home. Whilst going through the pockets of a second-hand suit, she comes across an old letter, the envelope firmly sealed and unfranked. Tina opens the letter and reads it - a decision that will alter the course of her life forever…

Kid’s Corner

“A Different Pond” by Bao Phi.  From Capstone Young Readers.

Acclaimed poet Bao Phi delivers a powerful, honest glimpse into a relationship between father and son and between cultures, old and new. As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father’s long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. A successful catch meant a fed family. Between hope-filled casts, Bao’s father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam.

On display

  • Drawings and Art by Bernard Hurlbut
  • 200th Birthday of the Erie Canal by Kelly Roman, Fort Stanwix
  • Faries by Catherine McNamara
  • DAR 200th Anniversary by Jennifer Evans
  • Rome Capitol Theatre

Did you know?  

On Aug. 27, 1883, Krakatoa erupted killing approximately 40,000 people. To learn more, download the audiobook Krakatoa by Winchester with no waiting at the hoopla digital link on or download the hoopla digital app on your smart phone or tablet. Also available in old-fashioned paper book and book on CD. Inquire at the Information Desk or reserve using the online catalog.