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Published Nov 19, 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: 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, 10 a.m., Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan: Health Insurance Information by MVP Health Care; 2:30 p.m., Drop-in Tech Help
  • Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., Toddler Story Time*; 5 p.m., Unplug & Play Tabletop Games
  • Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., Drop-In Thanksgving Craft
  • Thursday, CLOSED for Thanksgiving

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Top Titles

“What Unites Us” by Dan Rather and Elliot Kirschner. From Algonquin Books.

At a moment of crisis over our national identity, venerated journalist Dan Rather has emerged as a voice of reason and integrity, reflecting on—and writing passionately about—what it means to be an American. 

Now, with this collection of original essays, he reminds us of the principles upon which the United States was founded. Looking at the freedoms that define us, from the vote to the press; the values that have transformed us, from empathy to inclusion to service; the institutions that sustain us, such as public education; and the traits that helped form our young country, such as the audacity to take on daunting challenges in science and medicine, Rather brings to bear his decades of experience on the frontlines of the world’s biggest stories.

“An Enchantment of Ravens” by Margaret Rogerson.  From Margaret K. McElderry Books.

Isobel is a prodigy portrait artist with a dangerous set of clients: the sinister fair folk, immortal creatures who cannot bake bread, weave cloth, or put a pen to paper without crumbling to dust. They crave human Craft with a terrible thirst, and Isobel’s paintings are highly prized. But when she receives her first royal patron—Rook, the autumn prince—she makes a terrible mistake. She paints mortal sorrow in his eyes—a weakness that could cost him his life.

Kid’s Corner

“Halfway Normal” by Barbara Dee.  From Aladdin.

Norah Levy has just completed two years of treatment for leukemia and is ready to go back to the “real world” of middle school. Norah’s classmates don’t know what to make of her. Her best friend, Harper, tries to be there for her, but she doesn’t get it, really—and is hanging out with a new group of girls. Norah’s other good friend, Silas, is avoiding her. What’s that about, anyway?

When Norah is placed with the eighth graders for math and science she meets Griffin, a cute boy who encourages her love of Greek mythology and art. And Norah decides not to tell him her secret—that she was “that girl” who had cancer.

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?

National Alzheimer’s Disease Month is commemorated in November. President Ronald Reagan, who was later diagnosed with the disease, designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Month in 1983.

The Alzheimer’s Association’s web site has a wealth of information, including symptoms and signs of Alzheimer’s, listings of local programs, and information about caregiver support groups. Visit the library this month to check out our display of materials on Alzheimer’s and dementia.