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Posted 9/8/19

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; 5 p.m. Saturdays.

The library is closed Sundays. Call 315-336-4570 or online at


* registration required

Monday, 9:30, free drop-in Legal Clinic; 10 a.m., Low Cost Health Ins. Info by MVP; 4 p.m., Exploring with Books,Creating with Art: Jervis Library K-3 CLUB; 6 p.m., Anime Club

Tuesday, 6 p.m., Lecture: General William Floyd

Wednesday, 2:30 p.m., Drop-In Tech Help; 6:30 p.m., Local Author Talk & Book Signing: “Bean Pickers: American Immigrant Portraits” by Karen Foresti Hempson

Thursday, noon, Mystery a la Carte Book Discussion: “Bluebird, Bluebird” by Attica Locke

Saturday, 1 p.m., Local author book signing: Megan Postol

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Top Titles

“House of Salt and Sorrows” by Erin A. Craig. Delacorte Press.

Annaleigh lives a sheltered life at Highmoor with her sisters and their father and stepmother.

Once there were twelve, but loneliness fills the grand halls now that four of the girls’ lives have been cut short. Each death was more tragic than the last.

Disturbed by a series of ghostly visions, Annaleigh becomes increasingly suspicious that her sister’s deaths were no accidents. 

The girls have been sneaking out every night to attend glittering balls, dancing until dawn in silk gowns and shimmering slippers, and Annaleigh isn’t sure whether to try to stop them or to join their forbidden trysts. Because who--or what--are they really dancing with?

“The Beekeeper of Aleppo” by Christy Lefteri.  From Ballantine Books.

Nuri is a beekeeper and Afra, his wife, is an artist. Mornings, Nuri rises early to hear the call to prayer before driving to his hives in the countryside.

On weekends, Afra sells her colorful landscape paintings at the open-air market.

They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in the hills of the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo—until the unthinkable happens. 

When all they love is destroyed by war, Nuri knows they have no choice except to leave their home.

But escaping Syria will be no easy task: Afra has lost her sight, leaving Nuri to navigate her grief as well as a perilous journey through Turkey and Greece toward an uncertain future in Britain.

Kid’s Corner

“Pumpkinheads” by Rainbow Rowell. From First Second. (YA)

Deja and Josiah are seasonal best friends. Every autumn, all through high school, they’ve worked together at the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world. They say good-bye every Halloween, and they’re reunited every Sept. 1.

But this Halloween is different — Josiah and Deja are finally seniors, and this is their last season at the pumpkin patch. Their last shift together. Their last good-bye. “Pumpkinheads” is a “tender and hilarious story about two irresistible teens discovering what it means to leave behind a place — and a person — with no regrets.”

“Max Attacks” by Kathi Appelt.  From Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books.

Fish and birds and lizards and socks…is there anything Max won’t attack? Watch your ankles and find out in this clever, rhyming picture book about a very naughty kitty cat.

Did you know?

Sept. 11 is Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance. To honor the nearly 3000 people killed in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, flags are flown at half-staff. Americans are also encouraged to observe a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, when the first plane struck the World Trade Center.

The library has resources about the attacks and their aftermath, for those who wish to learn more.

On display

Art & Knitting by Kirsten Stellato

Hispanic Heritage Month by Maranatha Artisans, Veronica Fugueroa

NYS RCSD Mentoring Program by Frank DiBerardino

DAR, Fort Stanwix Chapter by Judy Parker

Tinkergarten by Avarey Pincott

Rome Capitol Theatre


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