Check out the latest at Jervis Library

Published Jul 16, 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 336-4570 or go online to


*registration required

  • Monday, 2:30 p.m., Drop-in Tech Help
  • Tuesday, 5 p.m., Unplug & Play Tabletop Games
  • Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Lemonade on the Lawn; 6:30 p.m., For Teens~ Drum Circle with Corey Colmey *
  • Thursday, 10:30 a.m., American Girl History Presentation with Theresa Wood; 2:30 p.m., Jervis House Tour; 6:30 p.m., Performances on the Porch: Adi Shakti World Fusion Bellydance
  • Friday, 10:30 a.m., Adulting 101: Fitness and Nutrition & Understanding Health Insurance Basics; 11 a.m., Children’s Jervis House Tour

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Top Titles

“Everything All at Once” by Bill Nye.  From Rodale Books.

Everyone has an inner nerd just waiting to be awakened by the right passion. In “Everything All at Once,” Bill Nye will help you find yours. With his call to arms, he wants you to examine every detail of the most difficult problems that look unsolvable―that is, until you find the solution. Bill shows you how to develop critical thinking skills and create change, using his “everything all at once” approach that leaves no stone unturned.

“Final Girls: A Novel” by Riley Sager.  From Dutton.

Ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie–scale massacre. In an instant, she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to—a group of similar survivors known in the press as the Final Girls. Lisa, who lost nine sorority sisters to a college dropout’s knife; Sam, who went up against the Sack Man during her shift at the Nightlight Inn; and now Quincy, who ran bleeding through the woods to escape Pine Cottage and the man she refers to only as Him. The three girls are all attempting to put their nightmares behind them.

Now, Quincy is doing well—the past is in the past.That is, until Lisa, the first Final Girl, is found dead in her bathtub, wrists slit, and Sam, the second, appears on Quincy’s doorstep.  

Kid’s Corner

“Coding iPhone Apps for Kids” by Gloria Winquist and Matt McCarthy.  From No Starch Press.

Apple’s Swift is a powerful, beginner-friendly programming language that anyone can use to make cool apps for the iPhone or iPad. In Coding iPhone Apps for Kids, you’ll learn how to use Swift to write programs, even if you’ve never programmed before.

You’ll work in the Xcode playground, an interactive environment where you can play with your code and see the results of your work immediately! You’ll learn the fundamentals of programming too, like how to store data in arrays, use conditional statements to make decisions, and create functions to organize your code--all with the help of clear and patient explanations.

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?

The First Women’s Rights Convention was held on July 19 and 20, 1848, in Seneca Falls. An estimated three hundred women and men, including Lucretia Mott and Frederick Douglass, gathered to discuss such topics as voting rights and property rights. The Convention marked the beginning of an organized women’s rights movement in the United States.