Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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Nutrition Workshops Continue

Our nutrition workshops continue through the end of February. The Healthy Children Healthy Families series of workshops is every Wednesday night from 6 – 7:30pm in the Smart Community Room. Stop by and get some healthy snack and meal ideas, and learn about games and activities for your family.

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Ukrainian Folk Egg Workshop 2/27

Pysanky is a 5000 year old art form used to decorate eggshells using wax-resist. On February 27th from 1-3pm you will have the chance to learn this process. We are honored to host a pysanky workshop by award winning artist Mia Sohn. All participants will take home at least one completed egg.

Registration for this workshop is open only until February 17th – call us at 563-1200 to reserve your spot, or register online.

This workshop has a $20 fee which covers the cost of materials.

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Energy Saving Workshop 1/23

Ever wonder about ways to reduce heating and energy costs in your living space? Come to the Save Energy, Save Dollars workshop on Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 from 10am – noon. Whether you rent or own, you can decrease your use of energy in areas like heating and cooling, lighting, and appliances.

This workshop is free but registration is required – email vsd22@cornell.edu, call 865-6531, or register in person at the library. The program is developed by Cornell Cooperative Extension and NYS Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA).

Thank you to NYSERDA for sponsoring this event.

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Chainmaille Jewelry Workshop 1/16

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own chainmaille jewelry? Now is your chance. Nicole Hubbard will be teaching a workshop here at the Sidney Library on Saturday, January 16th 2016 from 10 – 11:30am. During this time, you will learn the basics of chainmaille and create your own box chain weave necklace.

This class has a fee of $8 to cover materials. You will need to bring two sets of jewelry pliers (description available at signup) or you can purchase them from the instructor.

Registration is required, either in person at the Sidney Library, or by calling 563-1200.

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Healthy Children, Healthy Families Workshops

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County will present a series of free workshops on Wednesdays from 6 – 7:30pm during January and February. They begin this Wednesday, January 6th.

Learn strategies and skills that will help you be supportive of your child’s development, including games that can help your family be active and healthy. There will be a Focus on Food segment featuring healthy meal and snack ideas for children ages 3-11 with recipes and samples. You will also receive free small kitchen tools.

Unlike our other programs, you should register for these workshops directly with CCE by calling 865-6531 or emailing vsd22@cornell.edu. These classes also count toward credit hours for daycare providers.

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Holiday Music Performance 12/20

The Sidney Library is excited to host an instrumental music concert on Sunday December 20th, 2015 from 2 – 3 pm in the Smart Community Room. Come see Carline Higgs (flute) and Paul Jenkins (piano) perform some holiday tunes. Ms. Higgs will also play a few solos of classical music. This event is free and for all ages. We hope you will join us!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.