Check out new titles, and upcoming events at Jervis Public 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: open at 9:30 a.m., closing at 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 Also on Facebook.


*registration required

  • Monday, 9:30 a.m., Legal Clinic; 10 a.m., Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan: Health Insurance Information by MVP Health Care; 4 p.m., Dementia Conversations*
  • Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., Toddler Story Time*
  • Thursday, noon, Mystery a la Carte Book Discussion: “The Woman in Cabin 10” by Ruth Ware; 2:30 p.m., Drop-In Tech Help
  • Friday, 3 p.m., On Point for College

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Top Titles

“You Think It, I’ll Say It: Stories” by Curtis Sittenfeld.  From Random House.

A suburban mother of two fantasizes about the downfall of an old friend whose wholesome lifestyle empire may or may not be built on a lie.

A high-powered lawyer honeymooning with her husband is caught off guard by the appearance of the girl who tormented her in high school.

A shy Ivy League student learns the truth about a classmate’s seemingly enviable life.

Curtis Sittenfeld has established a reputation as a sharp chronicler of the modern age who humanizes her subjects even as she skewers them.

Now, with this first collection of short fiction, her “astonishing gift for creating characters that take up residence in readers’ heads” (The Washington Post) is showcased like never before.

“Children of Blood and Bone” By Tomi Adeyemi.  From Henry Holt and Co. (BYR).

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic.

Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared.

Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.

Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy.

Kid’s Corner

“Be Kind” by Pat Zietlow Miller.  From Roaring Brook Press.

When Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate wants to make her feel better, wondering: What does it mean to be kind? 

From asking the new girl to play to standing up for someone being bullied, this moving story explores what kindness is, and how any act, big or small, can make a difference―or at least help a friend.

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?

May Birthdays: Pope Leo XIII (May 2), psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud and explorer Robert E. Peary (May 6), composer Johannes Brahms (May 7), president Harry S. Truman (May 8), abolitionist John Brown (May 9)

Composer Irving Berlin and modern dance pioneer Martha Graham (May 11), nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale (May 12), Pope John Paul II (May 18),

Civil rights activist Malcom X, and playwright Lorraine Hansberry (May 19), Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, composer Richard Wagner, and actor Sir Lawrence Olivier (May 21),

Author Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25), vice president Hubert H. Humphrey (May 27), Revolutionary War leader Patrick Henry and president John F. Kennedy (May 29), Russian emperor Peter the Great (May 30), and poet Walt Whitman (May 31).


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