Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838


Create a Gift Box – 11/9

Join local crafter Pat Oertel on Monday November 9th at 6:30pm to make your own gift/trinket box. Choose from one of two designs and make your own box that can be used for giving a small gift, or to hold your own keepsakes.

This workshop is $4 (to cover the cost of materials) and registration is required. You can register online, in person, or by calling us at 563-1200.


Holiday Sewing Workshop – 11/7

Would you like to join others and touch up your sewing skills? Join us at the Sidney Library for a holiday sewing workshop where you will learn how to make a pillow case with no raw edges using a special technique. This class will be on Saturday November 7th, 2015 at 10am. Participants age 12 and older are welcome.

This workshop is free but registration is required. Call us at 563-1200 or register at our circulation desk. You will need a few items like a sewing machine and thread – a full list will be given to you upon registration.


Local History Presentation 10/6

Guilford Town Historian Tom Gray will present on local history on Tuesday October 6th, 2015 at 6:30pm in the Smart Community Room. Mr. Gray will talk about the Unadilla River Hamlets and how they changed and grew over time. Such topics as local industries, railroads, and various businesses will be discussed. We hope you will join us for this free and informative presentation!


Alzheimer’s Caregiving Presentation 9/30

Local author Rundy Purdy will share his experiences as a caregiver on Wednesday September 30th, 2015 at 6:30pm in our Smart Community Room. Mr. Purdy took care of his grandfather, who had Alzheimer’s, and recorded his experiences on a blog. He will discuss what he learned about Alzheimer’s, love, and caregiving. We hope you will join us for this informative presentation.


Write Your Own Review

This summer, fun at the library isn’t just for children. Adults are invited to the library for an ongoing activity.

Once you’ve read a book, pick up a book review form at the Sidney Library’s front desk. Tell us what you think of the book, and you will be entered to win one of many prizes donated by local businesses.


Research Your Family History Online 6/29

Are you interested in researching more about your family’s history but don’t have $200 to spend on a subscription to Sign up for our Researching Family History class on Monday 6/29 at 2pm. We will help you get set up with an Ancestry account, learn the basics of the site, and show you how you can access information usually reserved for paid members.

UPDATE: this class is now full but there is a waiting list. We will also be offering this class again in August! Sign up for the waiting list by registering online, calling 563-1200, or let us know when you are visiting the Sidney Library.


World Wide Knit Day

Are you a knitter, or are you interested in learning how to knit? Join us for World Wide Knit Day all day on Saturday June 13, 2015 in the Smart Community Room where there will be displays and demonstrations on knitting. Come learn techniques like arm knitting (which require no knitting needles at all!) or try out an advanced technique like lacework. Members of the Jericho Fiber Arts Group will be on hand to talk to you about knitting or get you started if you would like to try it out. You are also welcome to come, hang out, and network with area knitters and fiber art folks.

You are welcome to stop by for a little bit, or stay all day. Come see what knitting has to offer!


Reminder – Meet the Author 5/12

We are so excited to host Newbery award-winning author Avi on Tuesday 5/12 at 6:30pm in our Smart Community Room. We hope you will join us for this free event. You can read more about the event by clicking here.


Medicare Presentation 5/11

Are you new to Medicare? Do you have questions about seniors’ health insurance or different prescription plans? Join us on Monday 5/11 at 2pm in the Smart Community Room to learn from Donna Martino, who is a Health Insurance Counseling & Assistance Program Coordinator. She will discuss things like supplemental insurance options, prescription coverage, and your options for Medicare benefits. Ms. Martino is a wonderful resource for those who are trying to choose the right health insurance for their situation. This program is free and open to the public.


Unusual Perennials Presentation 5/5

Do you like perennials for their low maintenance, but want something new to add to your garden? Join us on Tuesday 5/5 at 6:30pm in the Smart Community Room as Tony Antes shares information about some unusual perennials that grow well in our planting zone. Mr. Antes is a master gardener for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County. This program is free to the public and we hope you will join us!