Check out the latest at Jervis Public Library


Jervis Public Library, 613 N. Washington St., has 110,000 books, 4,500 DVDs, 6,000 books on CD, and receives nearly 200 magazines and newspapers.

Library cards are free. To get one, bring in ID with your current address. Minors must bring a parent or guardian with appropriate identification.

Library hours: open at 9:30 a.m., closing at 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 5:30 p.m. Fridays; and 5 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays. Call 315-336-4570 or go online to


*registration required

  • Monday, 9:30 a.m., Legal Clinic (new hours); 6:30 p.m., PJ Story Time
  • Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., Toddler Story Time*
  • Wednesday, 2:30 p.m., Drop-in Tech Help; 6:30 p.m., Film screening and panel discussion at the Capitol Theatre — “Leave it Better: Farmers For America”
  • Thursday, noon, Mystery a la Carte Book Discussion — “Three Bags Full” by Leonie Swann
  • Saturday, 9:30 a.m., Drop-In Valentines Crafternoon

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“The Woman in the Window” by A. J. Finn. From William Morrow.

Anna Fox lives alone—a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times . . . and spying on her neighbors.

Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, a mother, their teenage son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn’t, her world begins to crumble—and its shocking secrets are laid bare.

What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one—and nothing—is what it seems.

“Swearing Is Good for You” by Emma Byrne.  From W. W. Norton & Company.

We’re often told that swearing is outrageous or even offensive, that it’s a sign of a stunted vocabulary or a limited intellect. Dictionaries have traditionally omitted it and parents forbid it. But the latest research by neuroscientists, psychologists, sociologists, and others has revealed that swear words, curses, and oaths―when used judiciously―can have surprising benefits.

In this sparkling debut work of popular science, Emma Byrne examines the latest research to show how swearing can be good for you. With humor and colorful language, she explores every angle of swearing; why we do it, how we do it, and what it tells us about ourselves. 

Kid’s Corner

“Festival of Colors” by Surishtha Sehgal and Kabir Sehgal.  From Beach Lane Books.

Spring is here, and it’s almost time for Holi, the Indian Festival of Colors. Siblings Mintoo and Chintoo are busy gathering flowers to make into colorful powders to toss during the festival. And when at last the big day comes, they gather with their friends, family, and neighbors for a vibrant celebration of fresh starts, friendship, forgiveness, and, of course, fun! 

On display

  • Historic Drawings by Michael Landau
  • Veils of the Valley by Naomi Schipano
  • African American History by AAHA
  • Ava Dorfman Senior Center
  • Rome Capitol Theatre

Did you know?

The first Super Bowl championship game was played on Jan. 15, 1967 between the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs at Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles. The score was Green Bay, 35 and Kansas City, 10. Attendance was 61,946. Bart Starr, the quarterback for Green Bay, was named the MVP.


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