Check out the latest at Jervis Public Library

Published Aug 6, 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, 9:30 a.m., Legal Clinic (Legal Services of CNY); 10 a.m., Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan: Health Insurance Information by MVP Health Care; 2:30 p.m., Drop-in Tech Help; 6:30 p.m., Pajama Story-Time
  • Tuesday, 2:30 p.m., Family Film Series- “The Lego Movie”; 6 p.m., NAACP Film & Discussion: “The Loving Story”
  • Wednesday, 9 a.m., Book Walk & Talk; 10:30 a.m., Lemonade on the Lawn; 6:30 p.m., For Teens~Make a Crystal Suncatcher*
  • Thursday, noon, Mystery a la Carte Book Discussion - “Mystery in White” by J. Jefferson Farjeon; 6:30 p.m., Performances on the Porch: The Timian Trio
  • Friday, 10:30 a.m., Adulting 101: Understanding an Apartment Lease & Time Management; 2:30 p.m., Build It Extranvagaza
  • Saturday, noon, pop-up library at Pinti Field Family Fun Day

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Top Titles

“Class Mom” by Laurie Gelman.  From Henry Holt and Co..

Jen Dixon is not your typical Kansas City kindergarten class mom―or mom in general. Jen already has two college-age daughters by two different (probably) musicians, and it’s her second time around the class mom block with five-year-old Max―this time with a husband and father by her side. Though her best friend and PTA President sees her as the “wisest” candidate for the job (or oldest), not all of the other parents agree.

“The Unwomanly Face of War” by Svetlana Alexievich.  From Random House.

For more than three decades, Svetlana Alexievich has been the memory and conscience of the twentieth century. When the Swedish Academy awarded her the Nobel Prize, it cited her invention of “a new kind of literary genre,” describing her work as “a history of emotions . . . a history of the soul.”

In “The Unwomanly Face of War,” Alexievich chronicles the experiences of the Soviet women who fought on the front lines, on the home front, and in the occupied territories. These women—more than a million in total—were nurses and doctors, pilots, tank drivers, machine-gunners, and snipers. They battled alongside men, and yet, after the victory, their efforts and sacrifices were forgotten.

Kid’s Corner

“Dirt” by Denise Orenstein.  From Scholastic Press.

Things are hard for eleven-year-old Yonder. Her mother died and her father has sunk into sadness. She doesn’t have a friend to her name... except for Dirt, the Shetland pony next door.

Dirt has problems of his own. He’s overweight, he’s always in trouble, and his owner is the mean Miss Enid, who doesn’t have the patience for a pony’s natural curiosity. His only friend is Yonder.

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