Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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 Ancestry.com’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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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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Local Jazz Band to Perform 4/17

The BGS Jazz Express, a group of music students from Bainbridge-Guilford and Sidney schools, will perform at the Sidney Library on Sunday April 17th 2016 at 1:30pm. Directed by Sidney High School’s Mr. Gregg Norris, this show is a must-see. We hope you will join us in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month!

You can learn more about Jazz Appreciation Month at www.smithsonianjazz.org.

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Greeting Card Workshop 3/19

Would you like to make your own greeting cards? Join us for a greeting card workshop on Saturday March 19th 2016 at 10am. For a materials fee of $5, you will make five all-occasion cards of your choice.

Registration is required. You can sign up online, by calling us at 563-1200, or in person at the library’s circulation desk.