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Posted 8/10/19

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; 6 p.m., Yeet (ages 13+); 6:30 p.m., PJ Story Time

Tuesday, 11 a.m., Teddy Bear Picnic; 6 p.m., For Adults: Find Your Happy Space with Yoga

Wednesday, 2:30 p.m., Drop-In Tech Help; 5:30 p.m., Lego Club; 6 p.m., Fantasy Writing Workshop part 1

Thursday, 9:30 a.m., Decorate Moon Rocks; 10 a.m., Tai Chi and Chai Tea; 2:30 p.m., Jervis House Tour; 4 p.m., Legal and Financial Planning for People With Alzheimer’s*

Friday, 10:30 a.m., Lemonade on the Lawn; 11:30 a.m., Kids Yoga on the Lawn; noon, Hospice & Palliative Care Information; 12:30 p.m., Teen Yoga on the Lawn

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Top Titles

“Whisper Network: A Novel” by Chandler Baker. From Flatiron Books.

Sloane, Ardie, Grace, and Rosalita have worked at Truviv, Inc. for years. The sudden death of Truviv’s CEO means their boss, Ames, will likely take over the entire company.

Each of the women has a different relationship with Ames, who has always been surrounded by whispers about how he treats women. Those whispers have been ignored, swept under the rug, hidden away by those in charge. 

But the world has changed, and the women are watching this promotion differently. This time, when they find out Ames is making an inappropriate move on a colleague, they aren’t willing to let it go. This time, they’ve decided enough is enough.

“This Is How You Lose the Time War” by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone.  From Saga Press.

Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandant finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading. 

Thus begins an unlikely correspondence between two rival agents hellbent on securing the best possible future for their warring factions. Now, what began as a taunt, a battlefield boast, grows into something more. Something epic. Something romantic. Something that could change the past and the future.

Kid’s Corner

“Midsummer’s Mayhem” by Rajani LaRocca.  From Yellow Jacket.

Mimi Mackson, 11, comes from a big Indian American family: Drawn into the woods behind her house by a strangely familiar song, Mimi meets Vik, a boy who brings her to parts of the forest she’s never seen. Who knew there were banyan trees and wild boars in Massachusetts? Together they discover exotic ingredients and bake them into delectable and enchanting treats.

But as her dad is acting strange, and her siblings’ romantic entanglements cause trouble in their town, Mimi begins to wonder whether the ingredients she and Vik found are somehow the cause of it all. 

“Butterflies on the First Day of School” by Annie Silvestro.  From Sterling Children’s Books.

Rosie can’t wait to start kindergarten. But suddenly, on the night before the big day, her tummy hurts. Rosie’s mom reassures her that it’s just butterflies in her belly, and she’ll feel better soon.

Much to Rosie’s surprise, when she says hello to a new friend on the bus, a butterfly flies out of her mouth! As the day goes on, Rosie frees all her butterflies, and even helps another shy student let go of hers, too.

Did you know?

Black Cat Appreciation Day is Aug. 17. More black cats come in to shelters than any other color, and some maintain they are the least likely to be adopted. Contact the Humane Society of Rome at or 315-336-7070 if you might be interested in adoption.

The library has plenty of resources about cats and kittens in our physical collection, and online through our Hoopla and Overdrive collections, all accessible for free with your library card through 

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


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