Our nutrition workshops continue through the end of February. The Healthy Children Healthy Families series of workshops is every Wednesday night from 6 – 7:30pm in the Smart Community Room. Stop by and get some healthy snack and meal ideas, and learn about games and activities for your family.
Get tech help at our Clean Your iPhone class on Monday, February 1st 2016 at 4pm in the library’s Public Computing Center (PCC). The class will guide you through checking settings on your iPhone or iPad with the goal of improving storage space and battery life.
**Participants should bring their iPhone or iPad, fully charged.
This class is free but registration is required. You can register online, by calling us at 563-1200, or in person at the library’s main desk.
The featured artist for January and February is Amy Marron of Mount Upton, owner of Lifeworks Photos. Ms. Marron became interested in photography in high school and has been practicing since. Her passion is equestrian photography, and has been seen at many events on the Chensego Hunter Association circuit.
These photographs will be on display in our Smart Community Room anytime the library is open. Come take a look!
The Friends of the Libraries invite everyone to a free showing of the movie Still Alice, starring Julianne Moore. This film tells the story of a professor who develops early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. The movie will be shown on Sunday, January 24th, 2016 at 1:30pm in our Smart Community Room.
You can watch the trailer below:
Ever wonder about ways to reduce heating and energy costs in your living space? Come to the Save Energy, Save Dollars workshop on Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 from 10am – noon. Whether you rent or own, you can decrease your use of energy in areas like heating and cooling, lighting, and appliances.
This workshop is free but registration is required – email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 865-6531, or register in person at the library. The program is developed by Cornell Cooperative Extension and NYS Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA).
Thank you to NYSERDA for sponsoring this event.
In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Sidney Library and its branches in Masonville and Sidney Center will be closed on Monday, January 18th, 2016. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday the 19th.
The Friends of the Libraries will hold their monthly book discussion group on Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 at 11:30am in our Smart Community Room. This month’s book is The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant. This group is open to the public – all are welcome.
Winter is hard on birds, so it’s up to us to help them. That’s why we will be making bird feeders on Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 from 2 – 3 pm in the Public Computing Center (PCC) downstairs in the library. School age kids are welcome to join us for this craft. (This is a half-day for Sidney students.)
Kids Club will follow at 3:30, and kids are welcome to stay and play Minecraft, use iPads, or have fun on the Smartboard.
The Sidney Library will have a limited supply of federal income tax forms and instructions in the near future. We will no longer have access to reproducible federal forms. This is due to the continued growth in electronic filing (e-filing) and the IRS’s attempt to reduce costs.
Don’t worry: there are ways to get any federal form or instruction packet. The IRS website, www.irs.gov, always has forms available for download. In addition, you can call and request forms be mailed to you. According to the IRS website:
You can call 1-800-TAX-FORM (800-829-3676) Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time to order current year forms, instructions and publications as well as prior year forms and instructions by mail. You will receive your order by mail, usually within 10 days.
We expect to have our regular supply of state income tax forms.