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; 4 p.m., Exploring with Books,Creating with Art: Jervis Library K-3 CLUB; 6:30 p.m., Pajama Story Time
  • Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., Toddler Story Time*; 3:30 p.m., Safe Place to Game—Trading Card Games
  • Thursday, 2:30 p.m., Drop-in Tech Help
  • Friday, 3 p.m., On Point for College
  • Saturday, 1 p.m., Read the Book; Watch the Movie: “Me Before You” By Jojo Moyes

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“The Feather Thief:” by Kirk Wallace Johnson. From Viking. A rollicking true-crime adventure and a thought-provoking exploration of the human drive to possess natural beauty.

On a cool June evening in 2009, after performing a concert at London’s Royal Academy of Music, twenty-year-old American flautist Edwin Rist boarded a train for a suburban outpost of the British Museum of Natural History.

Home to one of the largest ornithological collections in the world, the Tring museum was full of rare bird specimens whose gorgeous feathers were worth staggering amounts of money. Once inside the museum, Rist grabbed hundreds of bird skins—some collected 150 years earlier by a contemporary of Darwin’s, Alfred Russel Wallace, who’d risked everything to gather them—and escaped into the darkness.

“Man vs. Baby” by Matt Coyne.  From Scribner.

One evening, while his three-month-old son Charlie briefly slept, Matt Coyne staggered to his desk, opened his laptop, and wrote a side-splittingly funny Facebook post about early fatherhood: Comparing his diaper-changing skills to that of a Formula One pit crew, birth to a Saw movie, and the sound of a baby crying at 3am to “having the inside of your skill sandpapered by an angry Viking,” he shared his observations with friends and family—and soon, to his surprise, the world. 

Kid’s Corner

“Charlie and Frog” by Karen Kane.  From Disney-Hyperion.

Frog, who is deaf, would rather be solving crimes than working at the Flying Hands Cafe . When Charlie Tickler walks into the cafe looking for help, Frog jumps at the chance to tackle a real-life case. Together, Charlie and Frog set out to decipher a series of clues and uncover the truth behind the missing woman’s mysterious message.

Charlie needs to learn American Sign Language (fast) to keep up with quick-witted Frog. And Frog needs to gather her detective know-how (now) to break the case before it’s too late.

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?

June is National Adopt a Cat Month.  Many kittens are born in the spring, and by this time of year shelters are overflowing with adoptable kittens as well as mature cats.  You may want to consider adopting or fostering a cat, or making a donation to The Humane Society of Rome (    


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