Check out the latest at Jervis Public Library

Posted 7/7/19

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 …

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Check out the latest 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.

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. The library is closed Sundays, and Saturdays until Sept. 14.

Call 315-336-4570 or online at


* registration required

Monday, 10 a.m., Low Cost Health Ins. Info by MVP; 2:30 p.m., Drop-In Tech Help; 6 p.m., Anime Club; 6:30 p.m., PJ Story Time

Tuesday, 9:30 a.m., Drop-In Build Your Own Mars Rover; 2:30 p.m., The Science of Sci Fi

Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., Lego Club; 6 p.m., Jewelry Making; 6 p.m., Story Time with Bella the Therapy Dog

Thursday, 10:30 a.m., Dinosaur Dig*; noon, Mystery a la Carte Book Discussion — “The Bone Garden” by Tess Gerritsen; 6:30 p.m., Pound Class for Beginners

Friday, 10:30 a.m., Lemonade on the Lawn; 11:30 a.m., Kids Yoga on the Lawn; 12:30 p.m., Teen Yoga on the Lawn; 2:30 p.m., Musical Theater Trivia

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“The Last House Guest” by Megan Miranda. From Simon & Schuster.

Littleport, Maine, has always felt like two separate towns: an ideal vacation enclave for the wealthy, whose summer homes line the coastline; and a simple harbor community for the year-round residents whose livelihoods rely on service to the visitors.

Typically, fierce friendships never develop between a local and a summer girl—but that’s just what happens with visitor Sadie Loman and Littleport resident Avery Greer. Each summer for almost a decade, the girls are inseparable—until Sadie is found dead. 

“The Stationery Shop” by Marjan Kamali.  From Gallery Books.

Roya is a dreamy, idealistic teenager living in 1953 Tehran who, amidst the political upheaval of the time, finds a literary oasis in kindly Mr. Fakhri’s neighborhood book and stationery shop.  When Mr. Fakhri introduces Roya to his other favorite customer, handsome Bahman, she loses her heart at once. 

A few short months later, on the eve of their marriage, Roya agrees to meet Bahman at the town square, but suddenly, violence erupts—a result of the coup d’etat that forever changes their country’s future. In the chaos, Bahman never shows.

Kid’s corner

“The Multiplying Mysteries of Mount Ten” by Krista Van Dolzer.  From Bloomsbury Children’s Books.

Twelve-year-old painter Esther can’t wait to attend Camp Vermeer, the most prestigious art camp around. But when her stepdad accidentally drives up the wrong mountain, she lands at Camp Archimedes – a math camp! Determined to prove herself to the other campers, she tackles a brain-teaser that’s supposed to be impossible, and solves it in a single day. But not everyone is happy about it... someone wants her out of camp at any cost, and starts leaving cryptic, threatening notes all over the grounds. Esther doesn’t know who to trust. Will she solve this riddle before it’s too late?

“A Flicker of Hope” by Julia Cook. From National Center for Youth Issues.

Hope is our children’s window for a better tomorrow. In terms of resilience and well-being, hope is a critically important predictor of success.

This creative story from the best-selling author of “My Mouth is a Volcano!”, and “Bubble Gum Brain,” reminds children that dark clouds can be temporary and asking for help is always okay. We all have times when we need to borrow a little hope from someone else.

When your clouds get too dark, and too heavy to push away, reach out and ask, Can I borrow some light?

On display

Drawings & Art by Bernard Hurlburt

Art by Benny Garden

NYS RCSD Mentoring Program by Frank

Woodstock 50/20 by MaryBeth Portley

Rome Historical Society by Cindy Killian

Rome Capitol Theatre

Did you know?

This July marks the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission, which featured the first manned moon landing and first moonwalks. The crew of Apollo 11 — Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, and Michael Collins — all first flew to space on separate missions during NASA’s Gemini program.

Over 400,000 people were employed in making the Apollo missions possible, which is estimated to have cost an inflation-adjusted $98 billion, or about $500 for every man, woman, and child in the U. S. in 1969.


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