Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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Library Book Sale 10/9-11

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The Sidney Library is holding their big book sale this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 9-11 in the Smart Community Room. If you’re interested in buying books of any genre, CD’s, DVD’s, VHS tapes, or magazines, stop by! The times are:

  • Thursday 6:00 – 8:00pm
  • Friday 9:30am – 5:00pm
  • Saturday 10:00am – 1:00pm

Thanks goes out to the Friends of the Libraries for running this wonderful event.

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Come Learn About the Titanic 10/7

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On Tuesday, October 7th at 6:30pm, local historian Scott Payne will share information on the sinking of the Titanic. This event, held in the Smart Community Room, will discuss the ship’s sinking and the 1985 discovery of its wreckage in the ocean. We invite you to join us for this free event.

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Jewelry Making Workshop 9/23

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Are you interested in learning a new jewelry making technique? Tina Souilliard of Beads of a Feather will be teaching a class at the Sidney Library on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 6:30pm. Participants will learn how to make a crystal clay necklace using a bezel setting – you can see jewelry samples in the display case by our circulation desk. There is a materials fee of $10 for this course.

Please note that registration is required – you can do so online, call us at 563-1200, or stop by the circulation desk. Adults and adult/child (age 9+) combinations are welcome.

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Computer Classes for September

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Do you know someone who is interested in learning more about using technology such as iPads or digital cameras? The Public Computing Center is offering free classes this month on topics such as:

  • Digital cameras, and editing photos using programs like Picasa
  • Scanning and uploading documents
  • Social media, including Facebook
  • Keyboarding basics
  • iPad basics

Register online, by calling the Sidney Library at 563-1200, or stopping in and registering in person.

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Passenger Pigeon Presentation 9/2

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Do you know the story of the passenger pigeon, one of the most abundant birds in North America that has gone extinct? Join us for John Neumann’s presentation on passenger pigeons on Tuesday Sept. 2nd at 6:30pm in the Smart Community Room. Mr. Neumann, who is a volunteer with Project Passenger Pigeon, will share this history and look into the relationship between humans and nature as it relates to the pigeon’s extinction. We hope you will join us for this event.

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Science Fiction Book Discussion 8/21

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Thursday, August 21st at 6:30pm will be the fourth and final installment of our adult summer book club meeting, held in the Smart Community Room. The final topic is science fiction, and readers are encouraged to read a book of their choice. A few ideas of science fiction related books include:

A complete list of suggestions can be found in the Sidney Library (on the flier titled Literary Elements) or by you can click here to download the flier as a .pdf file.

 

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Movie Screenings for Adults and Teens 8/5 & 8/12

The next two movies in our science fiction themed collection are Jurassic Park and The Unforeseen. These films will be shown on the big screen in our Smart Community Room. We hope you will join us!

Jurassic ParkAugust 5th at 6:00pm

 

The UnforeseenAugust 12th at 2:30pm

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Sherlock Holmes Book Discussion 8/7

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Thursday, August 7th at 6:30pm will be the third installment of our adult summer book club meeting, held in the Smart Community Room. The next topic is Sherlock Holmes, and readers are encouraged to read a book of their choice. A few ideas of Sherlock Holmes related books include:

A complete list of suggestions can be found in the Sidney Library (on the flier titled Literary Elements) or by you can click here to download the flier as a .pdf file.

 

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Movie Screenings for Adults 7/22 & 7/29

We will continue with our science and science fiction themed movies this summer by showing the following two movies for adults and teens in the Smart Community Room.

 

The Day After TomorrowJuly 22nd at 2:30pm

World War ZJuly 29th at 6:00pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quYC1wcfGVE

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Nonfiction Science Book Club 7/24

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Thursday, July 24th at 6:30pm will be the second installment of our adult summer book club meeting, held in the Smart Community Room. The next topic is nonfiction science, and readers are encouraged to read a book of their choice. A few ideas of nonfiction science related books include:

A complete list of suggestions can be found in the Sidney Library (on the flier titled Literary Elements) or by you can click here to download the flier as a .pdf file.