Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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Beneficial Insects Program – Tues 4/7

We often find bugs annoying, but there are lots of insects that help keep gardens and plants healthy. If you would like to learn more about beneficial insects and the types of plants that attract them, you will not want to miss our upcoming program. On Tuesday 4/7 at 6:30pm, Linda Svoboda from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County will present on this topic. Veteran and new gardeners alike are sure to learn a few tips from Ms. Svoboda. We hope you will join us for this free program.

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Hearing Loss Program – Friday 3/20

Have you ever wondered about hearing loss or hearing health? Do you have a friend or family member who seems to be missing parts of conversations because of hearing issues? Join us Friday 3/20 at 1pm in the Smart Community Room for an informative program presented by Wayne Terry, a board certified audiologist. He will discuss hearing issues including tinnitus and hearing loss, and will also discuss current hearing technology. He also will share tips for how to better interact and cope with someone who is hard of hearing.

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Energy Efficiency Program 3/17

If you would like to save money on your energy bills, join us on Tuesday 3/17 at 6:30pm in the Smart Community Room. Michael D’Arcy, who is an energy specialist, will share energy saving tips with information from NYSERDA‘s Energy Star program. This program is free and open to the public.

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Free Calligraphy Workshop 3/15

Calligraphy, the art of hand lettering, is wonderful to learn for addressing invitations, making posters, or just for fun. Join Sidney Library’s own Joyce Neal on Sunday 3/15 from 2:00 – 3:30pm to learn the basics of calligraphy. Ms. Neal taught art for 20 years in Sidney Central School and also has experience teaching adult education classes through BOCES.

This workshop is free, but registration is required. You can sign up at our circulation desk, online, or by calling 563-1200. Space is limited so give us a call to reserve your spot today!

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Computer Classes for March

The Sidney Library is offering a series of workshops to help you do some spring cleaning on your home computer. There are also workshops on Microsoft Excel and Introduction to Skype, the video-calling service. Click here to view the complete 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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Musical Performance Rescheduled for Sunday 3/1

The musical performance Party of Two, a duo featuring Judy Pitel on vocals and JoAnn Chmielowski on piano/keyboard, has been rescheduled to Sunday 3/1 at 1:30 pm. You can click here to read more about the performance.

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Birds of Prey at the Library – Sat 2/21

We are so excited to have Trish Markl of the Wildlife Institute of Eastern NY join us on Saturday 2/21 at 1pm in the Smart Community Room. Ms. Markl will bring large birds such as owls, hawks, and falcons to the library. During her presentation, she will talk about each bird’s habitats, behaviors, conservation status, and more. You will get to meet and learn about some amazing birds. Mark this amazing event on your calendar – you won’t want to miss it!

This event is for all ages and is free to the public.

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Music Performance to be Rescheduled

The musical performance Party of Two which was scheduled for Sunday February 8th will be rescheduled due to concerns about the winter storm coming our way.

We will let you know as soon as we have a new date for the event. Keep an eye on Facebook and our website for more details.

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Computer Classes for February

Do you know someone who would like to know more about spreadsheets and data tracking? Join us at the Sidney Library’s Public Computing Center this month. The Beginner Microsoft Excel class is Monday 2/23 at 6:30pm, and we have several other topics available too:

  • iPads
  • using a flash drive
  • Ancestry.com library edition
  • Google
  • scanning old photos, slides, or negatives

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Musical Performance 2/8

The duo Party of Two, featuring Judy Pitel on vocals and JoAnn Chmielowski on piano/keyboard, will be performing at the Sidney Library. These talented ladies will perform a variety of music spanning multiple decades. We hope you will join us on Sunday 2/8 at 1pm in the Smart Community Room for this wonderful program that is free to the public.

This event was rescheduled for Sunday 3/1 at 1pm.

Thanks to the Friends of the Libraries for sponsoring this event.