Check out the latest books, and more, at Jervis Public Library

Published Jan 8, 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.; and Saturday, 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.

For additional information about the library, its collection or its many events and activities, call 336-4570 or go online to


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  • Monday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Legal clinic (Legal Services of CNY); 6:30 p.m., PJ Story Time
  • Tuesday, 6 p.m., Rome Writers’ Group
  • Wednesday, 2:30 p.m., Drop-in Tech Help
  • Thursday, noon, Mystery a la Carte Book Discussion: “The Hanging Tree” by Jussi Adler-Olsen
  • Friday, 4:30 p.m., After School Story Time
  • Saturday, 10 a.m., Discover Snowshoeing and Stories at Fort Stanwix

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Top Titles

“Books for Living” by Will Schwalbe.  From Knopf.

Why is it that we read? Is it to pass time? To learn something new? To escape from reality? For Will Schwalbe, reading is a way to entertain himself but also to make sense of the world, to become a better person, and to find the answers to the big (and small) questions about how to live his life.

“Last Girl Before Freeway” by Leslie Bennetts.  From Little, Brown and Company.

Joan Rivers was more than a legendary comedian; she was an icon and a role model to millions, a fearless pioneer who left a legacy of expanded opportunity when she died in 2014.

Rivers’ career was significant in American cultural history, breaking down barriers for her gender and pushing the boundaries of truth-telling for women in public life. 

Kid’s Corner

“The Cartographer’s Daughter” by Kiran Millwood Hargrave.  From Knopf Books for Young Readers.

Legends say that the island of Joya was once a place where songbirds sang in every tree and the islanders were free to come and go as they pleased. That was before the harsh-ruling Governor arrived, and ravens drove out the native birds. 

When a series of mysterious events shakes the community, it’s Isabella—daughter to the island’s only mapmaker—who will lead a party of explorers into the forest in search of answers. 

“Hotel Bruce” by Ryan T. Higgins.  From Disney-Hyperion.

When Bruce gets home from a southern migration trip with his goslings, he is tired. He is grumpy. And he is definitely not in the mood to share his home with the trio of mice who have turned his den into a hotel.

Did you know?

On Jan. 8, 1942, physicist Stephen Hawking was born. His books for laypeople and books about him are available from Jervis in paper or electronic book as well as physical and digital audio formats. Or maybe a documentary is more to your liking. Whatever your preference, Jervis has you covered.