Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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Free Tax Forms Available at the Library

If you do your taxes and would like free copies of common tax forms such as the 1040 and 1040EZ, stop by the Sidney Library. By the end of January we should have a variety of these forms for you to take. Check for the display in our DVD and Wireless Room.

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Free Movie Showing 1/25

Join us for a free showing of the movie Philomena, featuring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. The film will be shown Sunday, January 25th at 1:30pm in the Smart Community Room. It involves a British journalist (Coogan) meeting a woman (Dench) who is searching for her son, and the unlikely friendship that results. You can view the trailer below:

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Weather Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that when the Sidney Central School District is closed due to weather (such as a snow day), the Sidney Memorial Public Library will open a little later in the morning, at 11am. You can hear the list of school closings on local radio stations or by checking News10Now’s page.

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January Book Club – Jojo Moyes’ Newest Novel

The Friends of the Libraries run a monthly book club, open to anyone in the community. This month’s book discussion will be on the novel Me Before You, written by Jojo Moyes. The group will meet Tuesday, January 20th at 11am in the Smart Community Room.

To get a jump on next month’s book club book, check out And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini.

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Library Closed Monday 1/19

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In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Sidney Library will be closed on Monday, January 19th. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday.

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Computer Classes for January

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Do you know someone interested in learning more about Facebook, Skype, or some advanced Microsoft Word techniques? Our January computer classes can help! Click here to view the calendar of classes, and sign up online, by phone (563-1200) or in person at the circulation desk.

Don’t forget that the library’s Public Computing Center (PCC) has open hours on Mondays from 2-4 and Wednesdays from 11-1. If you have a specific question (how to get an audiobook on your iPhone, how to set up a private board on Pinterest, etc.) we can help!

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Books on Display – Fiction

Looking for something different to read? The Sidney Library features displays on the ends of the aisles that are handpicked by our staff.

Current fiction endcap displays include:

  • Paperbacks
  • Classic Literature
  • Winter Reads
  • Armchair Escapes
  • Stories for Quilters / Sewers
  • Magic & Fantasy Novels
  • Short Story Collections

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Jim Bryden Quilting Presentation 1/10

Are you interested in the stories behind the artwork? Join us on Saturday, January 10th at 1pm in the Smart Community Room as Jim Bryden speaks about his quilts. Mr. Bryden’s work is very intricate, with lots of beautiful patterns. Many samples of his work will be shown. Please join us for this free presentation!

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Kids Game Day – 1/2

Join us for a fun program called “Get Your Game Face On”, which will be held in the Sidney Library’s PCC on Friday, January 2nd, 2-4pm. School age kids are invited to join us to play games on the Wii. Board games and other activities will also be available.

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Library Closed for New Year’s

The Sidney Library will be closing early (at 3pm) on December 31st, 2014 and all day January 1st, 2015 in observance of New Year’s. We will resume normal hours on the 2nd.