Check out the latest books – and puzzles – at Jervis


Jervis Public Library, 613 N. Washington St., is once again open to the public! Face masks and social distancing are required.

Library hours are 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

The library has 110,000 books; 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 disc golf kits, 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. Call 315-336-4570, e-mail, or go online to or for more information.

Puzzle exchange

Thanks to a few generous donors, we now have a puzzle exchange. Take a puzzle; leave a puzzle (gently used and with all pieces in the box). From children’s to 1000-piece adult puzzles, there’s something for everyone!


* registration required

Dec. 1-4: Children’s Winter Coloring Contest

Monday, Nov. 29, Free Children’s Craft Kits Available; 6:30 p.m., Virtual Teen Event: Share Your Writing

Tuesday, Nov. 30, 4 p.m., Jervis Library Jedi Academy [Children’s Event]*

Wednesday, Dec. 1, 10:30 a.m., Storytime with Ms. Emily; 4 p.m., Local Author Book Signing - “Quiet Mike Speaks” by Michael Palmieri

Thursday, Dec. 2, 6 p.m., Virtual Teen Event: Festive Short Films

Did you know?

Astronomer Edwin Powell Hubble was born on Nov. 20, 1889. He is known for creating a classification system for galaxies, and his name is well known thanks to the Hubble Telescope.

For more information about the telescope, search for Edwin Hubble or Hubble Telescope in the online library catalog at

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Top Titles

“E.R. Nurses: True Stories from America’s Greatest Unsung Heroes” by James Patterson and Matt Eversmann.  From Little, Brown and Company.

Around the clock, across the country, these highly skilled and compassionate men and women sacrifice and struggle for us and our families. You have never heard their true stories. Not like this. From big-city and small-town hospitals. From behind the scenes. From the heart.  When we’re at our worst, E.R. nurses are at their best. 

“Rebel Homemaker: Food, Family, Life” by Drew Barrymore and Pilar Valdes.  From Dutton.

In her first lifestyle book, Drew Barrymore will take you inside her kitchen and her life, sharing thirty-six amazing recipes, from Soft-Scrambled Yuzu Kosho Eggs to Brie and Apple Grilled Cheese to Harissa Spaghetti, which she developed along with chef Pilar Valdes, a personal friend and a regular guest on Drew’s CBS talk show.  

The book will also feature beautiful photos, many taken by Drew herself, as well as personal essays and stories about how Drew found her way in the kitchen, learned to cook, planted a garden and raised her first chickens.

And, of course, how she learned to slow down, turn to nature as a teacher, always remembering to be humble and present while celebrating the joys of her family and friends around the table.

“Gilded” by Marissa Meyer.  From Feiwel & Friends.

Long ago cursed by the god of lies, a poor miller’s daughter has developed a talent for spinning stories that are fantastical and spellbinding and entirely untrue. Or so everyone believes.

When one of Serilda’s outlandish tales draws the attention of the sinister Erlking and his undead hunters, she finds herself swept away into a grim world where ghouls and phantoms prowl the earth and hollow-eyed ravens track her every move. The king orders Serilda to complete the impossible task of spinning straw into gold, or be killed for telling falsehoods. In her desperation, Serilda unwittingly summons a mysterious boy to her aid. He agrees to help her… for a price. 

Soon Serilda realizes that there is more than one secret hidden in the castle walls, including an ancient curse that must be broken if she hopes to end the tyranny of the king and his wild hunt forever.

Kid’s Corner

“The Christmas Pig” by J. K. Rowling.  From Scholastic Inc.

One boy and his toy are about to change everything...

Jack loves his childhood toy, Dur Pig. DP has always been there for him, throughgood and bad. Until one Christmas Eve something terrible happens – DP is lost.

But Christmas Eve is a night for miracles and lost causes, a night when all things cancome to life... even toys. And Jack’s newest toy – the Christmas Pig (DP’s replacement) – has a daring plan: Together they’ll embark on a magical journey to seek something lost, and to save the best friend Jack has ever known.

“A Christmas Too Big” by Colleen Madden.  From Two Lions.

Kerry’s family goes completely berserk with Christmas every year. Starting the day after Thanksgiving, her home becomes a whirlwind of lights, music, and elves, elves, elves!

This year, Kerry is desperate for some peace and quiet. Heading outdoors, she realizes a lot of her neighbors are having a Christmas too big. But not Mrs. Flores. She’s having a much quieter Christmas, complete with decorations and music from the country where she used to live. It sparks an idea: maybe there’s a way for Kerry to create her own Christmas traditions.

“A Mouse Called Miika” by Matt Haig.  From Knopf Books for Young Readers.

“A Mouse Called Miika” is an epic adventure story on a miniature scale. It’s a tale of mice and men (and more mice). It is about one independent mouse who gets fed up with the other mice, and sets out on a quest of his own to prove that cheese exists, and learns to appreciate other creatures.

It is also a tale of great love (of cheese) and great danger. And learning the lesson that, with cheese, as with life, what matters most is not how strongly you smell, but how strong you are on the inside. 


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