Check out the latest at Jervis Library


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 one, 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; and 5 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays. 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; 4 p.m., Exploring with Books, Creating with Art; 6:30 p.m., Ward meeting
  • Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., Toddler Story Time*
  • Wednesday, 2:30 p.m., Social Media Safety
  • Thursday, noon, Mystery a la Carte Book Discussion: "The Nun in the Closet" by Dorothy Gilman
  • Friday, 3 p.m., On Point for College
  • Saturday, 2:30 p.m., Jervis House Tour

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Top Titles

"The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations” by John McCain and Mark Salter.  From Simon & Schuster.

“I don’t know how much longer I’ll be here. Maybe I’ll have another five years. Maybe, with the advances in oncology, they’ll find new treatments for my cancer that will extend my life. Maybe I’ll be gone before you read this. My predicament is, well, rather unpredictable. But I’m prepared for either contingency, or at least I’m getting prepared. I have some things I’d like to take care of first, some work that needs finishing, and some people I need to see. And I want to talk to my fellow Americans a little more if I may.”

So writes John McCain in this inspiring, moving, frank, and deeply personal memoir. Written while confronting a mortal illness, McCain looks back with appreciation on his years in the Senate, his historic 2008 campaign for the presidency against Barack Obama, and his crusades on behalf of democracy and human rights in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

"When Life Gives You Lululemons” by Lauren Weisberger.  From Simon & Schuster.

Welcome to Greenwich, Connecticut, where the lawns and the women are perfectly manicured. Let’s be clear: Emily Charlton does not do the suburbs. After leaving Miranda Priestly, she’s been working in Hollywood as an image consultant to the stars, but recently, Emily’s lost a few clients. She’s hopeless with social media. The new guard is nipping at her heels. She needs a big opportunity, and she needs it now.

When Karolina Hartwell, a gorgeous former supermodel, is arrested for a DUI, her fall from grace is merciless. Her senator-husband leaves her, her Beltway friends disappear, and the tabloids pounce. In Karolina, Emily finds her comeback opportunity. But she quickly learns Greenwich is a world apart and that this comeback needs a team approach.

Kid’s Corner

"Deep Water” by Watt Key.  From Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR).

It's the most important rule of scuba diving: If you don't feel right, don't go down.

So after her father falls ill, 12-year-old Julie Sims must take over and lead two of his clients on a dive miles off the coast of Alabama while her father stays behind in the boat. When the clients, a reckless boy Julie's age and his equally foolhardy father, disregard Julie's instructions during the dive, she quickly realizes she's in over her head. 

"Following Baxter” by Barbara Kerley.  From HarperCollins.

11-year-old Jordie Marie Wallace has been waiting forever for someone to move in next door, so she is thrilled when Professor Reece arrives: she has a laboratory in her basement and an extraordinary dog named Baxter—who seems to understand everything Jordie says. 

Jordie and her younger brother T.J. begin walking Baxter and helping Professor Reese in the lab. But being lab assistants ends up being more than Jordie and T.J. bargained for and leads them to a secret neither of them expected.

On display

  • Art and Knitting, by Kirsten Stellato
  • Master Gardeners, by Gretchen Mero
  • Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” by Trena DeFranco
  • Rome Capitol Theatre
  • Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust

Did you know?

Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the date of the adoption of the United States flag by the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. This year, June 10-16 is National Flag Week; Americans are encouraged to fly the flag every day during the week, and it should be displayed by all governmental buildings.


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