Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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Library Closing Early

Due to the bad weather, the Sidney Library will close at 2pm today, Wednesday, November 26th. Don’t forget we will be closed tomorrow for Thanksgiving. Be safe and we will see you Friday.

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Photobooth for Teens 11/28

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Tweens and teens are invited to stop by the library on Friday November 28th from 1-2pm in the Smart Community Room and use our photobooth setup. We will have fun props for you and your friends to pose with. You can bring your tablet or phone to take pictures too, and share them with your family and friends. Come be silly and have a good time!

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Closed for Thanksgiving

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The Sidney Library will have the following changes to its schedule in observance of Thanksgiving:

  • The library will close early, at 3pm, on Wednesday November 26th.
  • The library will be closed Thursday, November 27th.

We will resume normal hours on Friday.

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Watch Saving Mr. Banks 11/23

Friends of the Libraries will show a movie on the big screen in the Smart Community Room on Sunday, November 23 at 1:30pm. Saving Mr. Banks is about the author of Mary Poppins, P.L. Travers, and her experience meeting and working with Walt Disney to adapt the book into a movie. This movie is free to the public. You can watch the trailer below:

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Local Author to Speak 11/22

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Are you interested in trains and railroads? Do you have an interest in local history? Local author John Taibi will speak on Saturday November 22 at 1pm in the Smart Community Room, with a focus on the history of railroading between Albany and Binghamton. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity.

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Book Discussion 11/18

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The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein is the next book to be discussed at the Friends of the Libraries book discussion group. The group will meet Tuesday, November 18th at 11:30am. Anyone is welcome to attend the meeting, including those who have never been before. We hope you will stop in!

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Library Closed for Veterans’ Day 11/11

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The Sidney Library will be closed Tuesday, November 11th in observance of Veterans’ Day. We will resume normal hours on Wednesday.

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Featured Artists for November

November’s featured artists are photographers Brigitte Beehler and Janice Downey. Their work focuses on flowers and landscapes, all printed with vibrant colors that capture the natural beauty of this area. This exhibit will be up for the entire month of November in the Smart Community Room, and we encourage you to view it anytime the library is open.

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Computer Classes for November

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Do you know someone who may be interested in learning about online safety or using a cloud drive? Our Public Computing Center is offering these classes and more in November:

  • Online SafetyFri. Nov. 7th at 11:00am – learn how to create safe passwords, identify secure websites, and be aware of scam and phishing emails.
  • Saving & Sharing DocumentsFri. Nov. 21st at 11:00am – learn about cloud file saving, using a flash drive, and where your documents go when you save them.
  • Computer Basics and Skype (video calls) classes are also available.

You can register online, by calling the Sidney Library at 563-1200, or stopping in and registering in person.

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Food For Fines

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Sidney Memorial Public Library, Masonville Branch Library, and Sidney Center Branch Library will all be participating in Food For Fines the week of November 3rd – 10th. If you have overdue fines, we will accept non-perishable items as ‘payment’ for these fines. These items are then donated to the local food banks, just in time for the holiday season.