Check out the latest books at Jervis Library

ROME — Jervis Public Library, 613 N. Washington St., Rome, is open 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

The library has 110,000 books; nearly 20,000 e-books and audiobooks through 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 a karaoke machine and CDs, DVD player, VCR, and Kill-a-Watt meter. The library also offers meeting rooms and a licensed notary public – call ahead for availability. Access it all with a free library card. To get your library card, bring ID with your current address.

Call 315-336-4570, email, or go online to or for more information.

To plant a tree

Did you know that according to the Arbor Day Foundation, a tree can absorb up to 48 pounds of carbon dioxide per year?

We’re working with Neighborhood Forest to give kids a free tree to plant this Earth Day! Sign up for your child’s free tree by going online to and locating the March 10 post.

The deadline to register is Tuesday, March 22. Trees can be picked up on Earth Day, April 22.


* registration required

Monday, March 21, deadline for the spring coloring contest for children; Free craft kits for kids available; 10:00 a.m., Project Hope/ Neighborhood Center Table; 5:30 p.m., Spring Science for Kids: All About Clouds

Tuesday, March 22, 6 p.m., Benefit from social security

Wednesday, March 23, 10:30 a.m., story time with Ms. Emily; 3:30 p.m., in-person teen event: Ukulele Club*; 4:30 p.m., Mahjong for absolute beginners

Thursday, March 24, 6 p.m., Virtual Teen Event: Book Club; 6:30 p.m. Evening Storytime with Mrs. Emily

Friday, March 25, 2:30 p.m., in-person teen event: Free Play Friday

Did you know?

Happy birthday to Diana Prince, better known as Wonder Woman. The Princess of Themyscira was cast from clay and brought to life by her mother, Queen Hippolyta, on March 22 (year unknown) according to the 1976 DC Universe timeline.

Top titles

-“Run, Rose, Run: A Novel” by James Patterson and Dolly Parton. Of Little, Brown and Company.

Each song tells a story.

She’s a rising star, singing about the hard life behind her. She is also on the run. Find a future, lose a past.

Nashville is where she came to claim her destiny. It’s also where the darkness she fled might find her. And destroy it.

-“A Thousand Steps in the Night” by Traci Chee. From Clarion Books.

In the realm of Awara, where gods, monsters, and humans co-exist, Miuko is an ordinary girl resigned to a safe, if uneventful, existence as an innkeeper’s daughter.

But when Miuko is cursed and begins to transform into a demon with a deadly touch, she embarks on a quest to reverse the curse and return to her normal life.

Aided by a thieving magpie spirit and continually thwarted by a demon prince, Miuko must outwit tricksters, evade demon hunters, and negotiate with wild gods if she is to return home.

With her transformation comes power and freedom she never even dreamed of, and she’ll have to decide if saving her soul is worth trying to slip back into an ordinary life that no longer suits her… and maybe won’t. never did.

– “The swimmers: a novel” by Julie Otsuka. From Knopf.

The swimmers are unknown to each other except by their private routines (slow lane, middle lane, fast lane) and the solace each takes in their morning or afternoon laps.

But when a crack appears at the bottom of the pool, they are thrown into an unforgiving world with no comfort or relief.

One of these swimmers is Alice, who is slowly losing her memory.

For Alice, the pool was a final battle against the darkness of her encroaching dementia. Without the camaraderie of other swimmers and the routine of her daily laps, she is plunged into dislocation and chaos, swept up in memories of her childhood and the Japanese-American incarceration camp in which she spent the war.

Alice’s estranged daughter, reentering her mother’s life too late, witnesses her abrupt and devastating decline.

Children’s corner

– “Confessions of a Class Clown” by Arianne Costner. From Random House Books for young readers.

Meet Jack Reynolds. Making people laugh is his life’s work. Jack’s wacky MyTube channel is really starting to take off. The only problem is, for really epic posts, he needs a collaborator. Well, he doesn’t exactly have any friends. So Jack must swallow his pride and join the new after-school club, Speed ​​Friendshipping.

But who would make the best comedy partner? One of these kids could help propel Jack to internet fame…or even become a real friend. But what will it cost him to go viral?

– “A wish” by MO Yuksel. From HarperCollins.

Fatima al-Fihri loved to learn. She wanted to know everything, like how birds flew, why the sky was blue, and how flowers grew. But more than anything, she wanted a school for everyone, where everyone could study and become whatever they wanted, like teachers, scientists and doctors.

As she got older, Fatima carried her one wish with her, through good times and bad. Fueled by her faith and determination, she worked hard to achieve her one wish. For over a thousand years, Fatima’s only wish – her school – has served students and scholars around the world, and it continues to do so today!