Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838


Kids Movie Showing on 11/27

Looking for something to do with your kids after Thanksgiving? Join us on Friday, November 27th 2015 as we watch the Pixar animated movie Inside Out. This will be shown on the big screen in our Smart Community Room and features the voices of Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, and Lewis Black. Check out the trailer below:


Library Closed 11/26

The Sidney Library will close at 3pm on Wednesday November 25th and be closed on Thursday, November 26th, 2015 in observance of Thanksgiving. We will resume normal hours on Friday.


Movie Showing 11/22

The Friends of the Libraries will show a movie on the big screen on Sunday, November 22nd at 1:30pm. The movie is called the Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and features Maggie Smith and Judi Dench. Join us in the Smart Community Room for this entertaining movie! You can watch the trailer below.


Fun for Kids on 11/19

Since Sidney elementary school students have a half-day on Thursday, November 19th 2015, we are offering some fun activities. Kids age 5 and up are welcome in our Public Computing Center from 2-4pm to play games, have fun on the iPads, and see what other technology we have available. Join the fun!



Book Club to Meet 11/17

The Friends of the Libraries invites you to join them on November 17th, 2015 at 11:30am to discuss their book of the month: Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen. Copies of the book are available at our front desk. New members are always welcome.

Interested in what the Friends will read next? Check this page on our website to see a list of future books.


Library Closed 11/11

In observance of Veterans’ Day, the Sidney Library will be closed on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015. We will resume normal hours on Thursday.


Create a Gift Box – 11/9

Join local crafter Pat Oertel on Monday November 9th at 6:30pm to make your own gift/trinket box. Choose from one of two designs and make your own box that can be used for giving a small gift, or to hold your own keepsakes.

This workshop is $4 (to cover the cost of materials) and registration is required. You can register online, in person, or by calling us at 563-1200.


Holiday Sewing Workshop – 11/7

Would you like to join others and touch up your sewing skills? Join us at the Sidney Library for a holiday sewing workshop where you will learn how to make a pillow case with no raw edges using a special technique. This class will be on Saturday November 7th, 2015 at 10am. Participants age 12 and older are welcome.

This workshop is free but registration is required. Call us at 563-1200 or register at our circulation desk. You will need a few items like a sewing machine and thread – a full list will be given to you upon registration.


Fine Forgiveness Week of 11/1

November 1 – 7, 2015 is Fine Forgiveness week at the Sidney Library. Bring in non-perishable food items (one per overdue fine) and your fines will be forgiven. Please note that we can only forgive fines on Sidney Library books and media.

All donations will be given to the local food pantry. Examples of non-perishables include cereal, pasta, canned soup, canned tuna, or peanut butter. You can also click here, which lists items most needed at food pantries. This is a great way to take care of your library fines while helping your community!


Musical Group to Perform 11/1

The wonderful musical group Mosaic Winds will perform at the Sidney Library on Sunday November 1st, 2015 at 1:30pm. This instrumental group plays many styles including folk, classical, modern, and jazz. We hope you will join us for this free event.

Thanks to the Friends of the Libraries for sponsoring this event.