Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838


Delaware County Historical Program 10/4


We are excited that Tim Duerden and Ray LaFever of the Delaware County Historical Association will be here on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 at 6:30pm. They will present their new book Images of America: Delaware County which any local history lover will not want to miss. It features photos and stories from the DCHA’s archives.

This program is free to the public – we hope to see you there!


Meet the Author 9/20


On Tuesday, September 20th at 6:30pm, the Sidney Library will host author Ginnah Howard for a presentation on her book I’m Sick of This Already: At-Risk Learning in a High School Class. Ms Howard’s book is a work of nonfiction and focuses on her work with a challenging group of rural students as she helped them with literacy.

This program is free and open to the public. Please join us in the Smart Community Room!


Learn Abstract Drawing 7/23

Are you interested in drawing but don’t care for realism? Come learn an abstract method of drawing called zentangle on Saturday July 23rd, 2016 at 11:00am. Many people find it relaxing and it always results in beautiful images. All materials will be provided and you will leave with the skills to create your own zentangle.

This class is appropriate for adults and children ages 12 and up.

There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Give us a call at 563-1200 or register online.


Exercise Your Mind & Body Bingo

In conjunction with our adult summer reading program “Exercise Your Body & Mind”, the Sidney Library is offering a Bingo game. Pick up the Bingo sheet in our library near the adult fiction books. Once you complete 5 activities that challenge you to try something new to improve your physical or mental health, return the sheet to the library and be entered to win a raffle.

Good luck!


Gentle Stretching Classes during July

Every Wednesday in July at 11:00 am, the Sidney Library will be offering a Peaceful Practice course with Yvonne Ackley. Ms. Ackley is a local massage therapist and yoga instructor who will teach you gentle stretching and yoga exercises along with simple breathing techniques for relaxation.

This is a set of four classes that is partially funded by the library, which allows you to participate for only $16 total. Registration is required at our main desk.

The program is in conjunction with our 2016 summer reading program for adults: Exercise Your Body & Mind!


Genealogy Class 6/27

Use technology to research your family history! Our technology class on Monday, June 27th at 1:00pm will introduce you to’s research, and how to use their special Library Edition to access free clues about your heritage.

This class is free but registration is required. Register online, in person at the Sidney Library main desk, or by calling us at 563-1200.


Meet the Author 6/12

Susan Moger, author of historical fiction novel Of Better Blood, will be at the Sidney Library on Sunday, June 12th 2016 from 1:30 – 3:00pm. This young adult novel is set in the 1920’s and addresses the racial purity movement of the time period when people with disabilities were ostracized.

We hope you will join us to hear from Ms. Moger! This event is free and open to the public.


Elder Law Workshop 5/19

Do you have an aging parent or elderly loved one, and have questions about things like wills, trusts, health care proxies, and end of life decisions? Join us for a free workshop hosted by Ms. Beth Westfall, an attorney. The workshop will be held on Thursday, May 19th 2016 at 6:30pm in our Smart Community Room. It is free to the public and questions are encouraged.


Plant Diseases Presentation 5/9

The Sidney Library will welcome Mr. Tony Antes on Monday, May 9th 2016 at 6:30pm. Mr. Antes will present on plant diseases and ways to keep your garden healthy this summer. He has experience with Cornell Cooperative Extension and is very knowledgeable on gardening. This presentation is free to the public. We hope you will join us!


Birdhouse Workshop and Presentation 4/30

Come learn about the Eastern Bluebird and build your own bluebird box on Saturday, April 30th at 1:00pm. Mr. John Rogers, a bluebird specialist, will present a nature slideshow with a focus on the bluebird. After the slideshow, you will make a bluebird box to take home.

This workshop has a materials fee of $8 and registration is required. Please register online, in person at the library, or by calling us at 563-1200.

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