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Published Nov 4, 2018 at 9:00am

Jervis Public Library, 613 N. Washington St., has 110,000 books; tens of thousands of digital books, audiobooks, movies, comics, and music via the hoopla app; nearly 20,000 digital books and audiobooks via OverDrive’s Libby app; 4,500 DVDs; 6,000 books on CD; nearly 200 magazines and newspapers; and 155 digital magazines via the RBDigital app.

Borrow unique items including snowshoes, fishing poles, karaoke machine and CDs, DVD player, VCR, and Kill-a-Watt meter.

The library also offers meeting rooms, licensed Notary Public, and one-on-one tech help — call ahead for availability.

Access all this with a free library card. To get your library card, bring in identification with your current address.

Library hours: 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 5:30 p.m. Fridays; 5 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays. Call 315-336-4570 or online at


*registration required

  • Monday, 10 a.m., Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan: Health Insurance Information by MVP Health Care; 4 p.m., Exploring with Books, Creating with Art: Jervis Library K-3 CLUB*; 6:30 p.m., Pajama Story Time
  • Tuesday, 10 a.m., Drop-in Tech Help; 10:30 a.m., Toddler Story Time*; 4 p.m., Hands-On Science
  • Thursday, noon, Mystery a la Carte Book Discussion — “The Balance of Justice: The Utica Streetcar Murder of 1872” by Eileen Sullivan Hopsicker; 1 p.m., Author visit: Eileen Sullivan Hopsicker
  • Saturday, 9:30 a.m., Thanksgiving Crafternoon; 2:30 p.m., Local Author Talk & Book Signing: “Old Main: New York State Lunatic Asylum at Utica, N. Y.” by Dennis Webster

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Top Titles

“Brief Answers to the Big Questions” by Stephen Hawking. From Bantam.

As we face immense challenges on our planet—including climate change, the threat of nuclear war, and the development of artificial intelligence—Hawking turned his attention to the most urgent issues facing us.

Will humanity survive? Should we colonize space? Does God exist? ​​These are just a few of the questions Hawking addresses in this wide-ranging, passionately argued final book from one of the greatest minds in history.

“Gmorning, Gnight! Little Pep Talks for Me & You” by Lin-Manuel Miranda.  From Random House.

“Good morning. Do NOT get stuck in the comments section of life today. Make, do, create the things. Let others tussle it out. Vamos!”

Before he inspired the world with Hamilton and was catapulted to international fame, Lin-Manuel Miranda was inspiring his Twitter followers with words of encouragement at the beginning and end of each day.  

Miranda has gathered the best of his daily greetings into a beautiful collection illustrated by Jonny Sun. 

Kid’s Corner

“A Kiss for Akaraka” by Richard Jackson.  From Greenwillow Books.

Critically acclaimed author Richard Jackson’s enchanting story about love, family, and the power of the imagination follows Lula and her daddy as they rake leaves together on a crisp autumn day.

Can Daddy see Akaraka, Lula’s imaginary friend? Perhaps not, but he is willing to try, much to Lula’s delight.

On display

  • Beaded Jewelry by Marcia Basher
  • Felt Creations by Bradley Dorville
  • Lead Awareness by Oneida Co. Health Dept.
  • Rome Character Initiative by Joan Rhude
  • Capitol Theatre

Did you know?

Sunday, Nov. 11, marks the centennial of the end of World War I. On that date in 1918, the armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany in Compiegne, France to cease hostilities on the Western Front, and took effect at 11:00 in the morning “on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.”

Nov. 11 is now commemorated as Veterans Day in the United States and is known as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in many Allied nations. Veterans Day honors all American military veterans.