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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 via the RBDigital app. Borrow unique items including snowshoes, 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 through Thursday; 5:30 p.m. Fridays; 5 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays. Call 315-336-4570 or online at www.jervislibrary.org.

Events

*registration required

Monday (open 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. for New Year’s Eve.) 10 a.m., Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan: Health Insurance Information by MVP Health Care

Tuesday, CLOSED for New Years Day

Wednesday, 10 a.m., Core Computer Skills, Part 1

Thursday, 2:30 p.m., Drop-In Tech Help

Friday, 3:30 p.m., Safe Place to Game—Trading Card Games

Saturday, 2:30 p.m., Youth Advisory Committee

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Top Titles

“Harry Potter: A History of Magic” by British Library. From Arthur A. Levine Books.

Readers everywhere are invited to explore the extraordinary subjects of the Hogwarts curriculum – Potions & Alchemy, Divination, Care of Magical Creatures, and more – and examine incredible historical artifacts, items from J.K. Rowling’s personal archive, and stunning original artwork from Harry Potter series artists Mary GrandPré, Jim Kay, and Brian Selznick.

Published in conjunction with the special exhibition “Harry Potter: A History of Magic” (coming to the New-York Historical Society after a record-breaking sold-out run at the British Library), this complete catalogue of the over 150 artifacts on display gives readers an up-close look at magical treasures from all over the world. 

“Half Baked Harvest Cookbook” by Tieghan Gerard. From Clarkson Potter.

Tieghan Gerard grew up in the Colorado mountains as one of seven children. When her dad took too long to make dinner every night, she started doing the cooking—at age 15. Ever-determined to reign in the chaos of her big family, Tieghan found her place in the kitchen. She had a knack for creating unique dishes, which led her to launch her blog, Half Baked Harvest. Since then, millions of people have fallen in love with her fresh take on comfort food, stunning photography, and charming life in the mountains. 

Kid’s Corner

“Property of the Rebel Librarian” by Allison Varnes.  From Random House Books for Young Readers. When twelve-year-old June Harper’s parents discover what they deem an inappropriate library book, they take strict parenting to a whole new level. And everything June loves about Dogwood Middle School unravels: librarian Ms. Bradshaw is suspended, an author appearance is canceled, the library is gutted, and all books on the premises must have administrative approval. 

But June can’t give up books . . . and she realizes she doesn’t have to when she spies a Little Free Library on her walk to school. As the rules become stricter at school and at home, June keeps turning the pages of the banned books that continue to appear in the little library.

“The Wonky Donkey” by Craig Smith.  From Scholastic Paperbacks.

Children will be in fits of laughter with this perfect read-aloud tale of an endearing donkey. By the book’s final page, readers end up with a spunky, hanky-panky, cranky, stinky, dinky, lanky, honky-tonky, winky wonky donkey!

On display

Martin Luther King, Jr. by African American Heritage Assn.

CNY Amateur Radio Assn. by Marc Araujo

French and Indian War/Fort Bull Research by Wayne Schaller

Zentangles by Ruth Morgan

Ava Dorfman Senior Center

Capitol Theatre

Did you know?

January is National Thyroid Awareness Month. Although the thyroid is a very small gland, it plays a huge role in the body, influencing the function of many important organs.

Talk to your healthcare provider about whether your thyroid is healthy and functioning properly. To learn more, visit the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists website at thyroidawareness.com, and look for books and other resources available through Jervis Library.

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