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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.

Borrow unique items including 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 to Thursday; 5:30 p.m. Fridays; 5 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays. Call 315-336-4570 or online at www.jervislibrary.org.

Events

* registration required

Monday, 9:30 a.m., Free Drop-In Legal Clinic; 10 a.m., Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan: Health Insurance Information by MVP Health Care; 10 a.m., Microsoft Word Basics; 4 p.m., Learn about “Building a Wall of Empathy,” a family mural project with Artist Shelley Graham Turner

Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., Toddler Story Time*; 1 p.m., Mental Health Information & Depression Screenings by the Oneida County Department of Mental Health; 4 p.m., Hands-On Science

Wednesday, 10 a.m., Drop-In Tech Help

Thursday, noon, Mystery a la Carte Book Discussion; 3 p.m., On Point for College

Saturday, 1 p.m., Unplug & Play Tabletop Games

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“The League of Wives” by Heath Hardage Lee. From St. Martin’s Press.

The true story of the fierce band of women who battled Washington―and Hanoi―to bring their husbands home from the jungles of Vietnam. 

On February 12, 1973, one hundred and sixteen men who, just six years earlier, had been high flying Navy and Air Force pilots, shuffled, limped, or were carried off a huge military transport plane at Clark Air Base in the Philippines. These American servicemen had endured years of brutal torture, kept shackled and starving in solitary confinement, in rat-infested, mosquito-laden prisons, the worst of which was The Hanoi Hilton. 

Months later, the first Vietnam POWs to return home would learn that their rescuers were their wives.

Kid’s Corner

“Birdie” by Eileen Spinelli.  From Eerdmans Books for Young Readers.

Twelve-year-old Birdie Briggs loves birds. They bring her comfort when she thinks about her dad, a firefighter who was killed in the line of duty.

Life without her dad isn’t easy, but at least Birdie still has Mom and Maymee, and her friends Nina and Martin.

But then Maymee gets a boyfriend, Nina and Martin start dating, and Birdie’s mom starts seeing a police officer. And suddenly not even her beloved birds can lift Birdie’s spirits. Her world is changing, and Birdie wishes things would go back to how they were before. But maybe change, painful as it is, can be beautiful too.

On display

Herb Flower Fest by Gretchen Mero

Veils of the Valley by Naomi Schipano

Rome Art Association 60th Anniversary by Derek McNally

Rome Capitol Theatre

Copper City Community Connection

Did you know?

Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms throughout the world. The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official US holiday in 1914. Jarvis would later denounce the holiday’s commercialization and spent the latter part of her life trying to remove it from the calendar. (history.com)

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