Check out the latest books — and more — at Jervis


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


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  • Monday, 9:30 a.m., Legal Clinic (Legal Services of CNY); 10 a.m., Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan: Health Insurance by MVP Health Care
  • Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., Toddler Storytime*; 2:30 p.m., Drop-in Tech Help
  • Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., Discover Girl Scouts: Information on volunteering, troops and more
  • Saturday, 11 a.m., Visit us at Runnings as we ring in some holiday cheer with the Salvation Army; 2 p.m., Local Author Talk: “Rome Through Our History” by Chip Haley

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“Artemis: A Novel” by Andy Weir. From Crown.

Jasmine Bashara never signed up to be a hero. She just wanted to get rich. Not crazy, eccentric-billionaire rich, like many of the visitors to her hometown of Artemis, humanity’s first and only lunar colony. Just rich enough to move out of her coffin-sized apartment and eat something better than flavored algae. Rich enough to pay off a debt. So when a chance at a huge score finally comes her way, Jazz can’t say no. It requires her to graduate from small-time smuggler to full-on criminal mastermind. The trouble is, engineering the perfect crime is just the start of Jazz’s problems. Because her little heist is about to land her in the middle of a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself. 

“Capital Gaines” by Chip Gaines.  From Thomas Nelson.

The funny and talented Chip Gaines is well known to millions of people as a TV star, renovation expert, bestselling author, husband to Joanna, and father of 4 in Waco, Texas. But long before the world took notice, Chip was a serial entrepreneur who was always ready for the next challenge, even if it didn’t quite work out as planned. Whether it was buying a neighborhood laundromat or talking a bank into a loan for some equipment to start a lawn-mowing service, Chip always knew that the most important thing was to take that first step.

Kid’s Corner

“Harper and the Circus of Dreams” by Cerrie Burnell.  From Sky Pony Press.

Late one evening as the stars begin to twinkle, Harper and her friends are flying on the scarlet umbrella when they see a girl running on air, skipping along a tightrope. She leads them to the Circus of Dreams, suspended in the air by hot air balloons. There, they meet the mermaid acrobat, the spectacular circus baker, the mysterious fortune teller and the acrobatics troupe, all more spectacular than one could dream.

“Have Sword, Will Travel” by Garth Nix and Sean Williams.  From Scholastic Press.

It is strange enough that Odo and Eleanor have stumbled upon a sword in a dried-up river outside their village. It is even stranger that Odo is able to remove it from where it’s buried. And it’s REMARKABLY strange when the sword starts to talk. Odo and Eleanor have unearthed Biter, a famous fighter from earlier times. By finding Biter, Odo becomes a knight — a role he is exquisitely unsuited for. Eleanor, however, would make a PERFECT knight — but she’s not the one with the sword. 

On display

  • Beaded Jewelry by Marcia Basher
  • Art and Jewelry by Lorna Long
  • Magic Needles Custom Knitting by Deb Goddard
  • Tug Hill
  • Rome Character Initiative by Joan Rhude

Did you know?

On Dec. 2, 1804, Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned Emperor of France by Pope Pius VII in Paris. One year later to the day, Napoleon achieved perhaps his greatest battlefield victory at the Battle of Austerlitz by defeating the allied Russian and Austrian armies, led by Russian Emperor Alexander I and Holy Roman Emperor Francis II. For this reason, the battle is also known as the Battle of the Three Emperors.


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