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Published Oct 1, 2017 at 4:00pm

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: open at 9:30 a.m., closing at 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 5:30 p.m. Fridays; and 5 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays.

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


*registration required

  • Monday, 9:30 a.m., Legal Services Clinic; 2:30 p.m., Drop-in Tech Help; 6:30 p.m., PJ Storytime
  • Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., Toddler Story Time*; 6:30 p.m., Turning Point: The Battles of Saratoga program by Cheryl Pula
  • Saturday, 2:30 p.m., YAC ~ Teen Volunteer Group at Jervis

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"Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng. From Penguin Press.

In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.

Enter Mia Warren – an enigmatic artist and single mother – who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.

"A Column of Fire” by Ken Follett.  From Viking.

In 1558, the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, royalty and commoners clash, testing friendship, loyalty, and love.

Ned Willard wants nothing more than to marry Margery Fitzgerald. But when the lovers find themselves on opposing sides of the religious conflict dividing the country, Ned goes to work for Princess Elizabeth. When she becomes queen, all Europe turns against England. The shrewd, determined young monarch sets up the country’s first secret service to give her early warning of assassination plots, rebellions, and invasion plans. 

Over a turbulent half century, the love between Ned and Margery seems doomed as extremism sparks violence from Edinburgh to Geneva. Elizabeth clings to her throne and her principles, protected by a small, dedicated group of resourceful spies and courageous secret agents.

Kid’s Corner

"The Girl Who Thought in Pictures” by Julia Finley Mosca.  From The Innovation Press.

Meet Dr. Temple Grandin―one of the world’s quirkiest science heroes!

When young Temple was diagnosed with autism, no one expected her to talk, let alone become one of the most powerful voices in modern science. Yet, the determined visual thinker did just that. Her unique mind allowed her to connect with animals in a special way, helping her invent groundbreaking improvements for farms around the globe!

On display

  • Rome Historical Society
  • MOPS (Mothers of Preschool Children) by Patty Southcott
  • Lead Awareness by Oneida County Health Department
  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness by Tracy Ingalls
  • RFA Marching Band

Did you know?  

Rural delivery of mail in the United States was not free until Oct. 1, 1896. Prior to this, rural farmers had to pay a private carrier.