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. Closed Sundays, and Saturdays until Sept. 14. Call 315-336-4570 or online at www.jervislibrary.org.
* registration required
Monday, 9:30 a.m., Free Drop-In Legal Clinic; 10 a.m., Low Cost Health Ins. Info by MVP
Tuesday, 2:30 p.m., The Science of Sci Fi; 6 p.m., For Adults: Find Your Happy Space with Yoga
Wednesday, 10 a.m., Drop-In Tech Help; 3:30 p.m., Safe Place to Game—Trading Card Games; 5:30 p.m., Lego Club
Thursday, CLOSED for Independence Day
Friday, 10:30 a.m., Lemonade on the Lawn; 2:30 p.m., Youth Advisory Committee
Read all about it
“Conviction” by Denise Mina. From Mulholland Books.
The day Anna McDonald’s quiet, respectable life exploded started off like all the days before: Packing up the kids for school, making breakfast, listening to yet another true crime podcast. Then her husband comes downstairs with an announcement, and Anna is suddenly, shockingly alone.
Reeling, desperate for distraction, Anna returns to the podcast. Other people’s problems are much better than one’s own -- a sunken yacht, a murdered family, a hint of international conspiracy. But this case actually is Anna’s problem. She knows one of the victims from an earlier life, a life she’s taken great pains to leave behind. And she is convinced that she knows what really happened.
“Patron Saints of Nothing” by Randy Ribay. From Kokila.
Jay Reguero plans to spend the last semester of his senior year playing video games before heading to the University of Michigan in the fall. But when he discovers that his Filipino cousin Jun was murdered as part of President Duterte’s war on drugs, and no one in the family wants to talk about what happened, Jay travels to the Philippines to find out the real story.
Hoping to uncover more about Jun and the events that led to his death, Jay is forced to reckon with the many sides of his cousin before he can face the whole horrible truth -- and the part he played in it.
“The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl” by Stacy McAnulty. From Random House Books for Young Readers.
Lucy Callahan was struck by lightning. She doesn’t remember it, but it changed her life forever. The zap gave her genius-level math skills, and ever since, Lucy has been homeschooled. Now, at 12 years old, she’s technically ready for college. She just has to pass 1 more test — middle school.
Lucy’s grandma insists: Go to middle school for 1 year. Make 1 friend. Join 1 activity. And read 1 book (that’s not a math textbook!).
“The Three Vikings” by Adam Auerbach. From Henry Holt and Co. (BYR).
Three Vikings were dreaming of Valhalla: an enchanted land full of possibility where only the strongest and bravest can enter. The littlest Viking is neither the strongest nor the bravest, though he is the most creative. Can a gentle, musical Viking really survive the treacherous road to Valhalla?
Drawings & Art by Bernard Hurlburt
Art by Benny Garden
NYS RCSD Mentoring Program by Frank DiBerardino
Woodstock 50/20 by MaryBeth Portley
Rome Historical Society by Cindy Killian
Rome Capitol Theatre