Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838


Computer Classes for January


Do you know someone interested in learning more about Facebook, Skype, or some advanced Microsoft Word techniques? Our January computer classes can help! Click here to view the 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!


Jim Bryden Quilting Presentation 1/10

Are you interested in the stories behind the artwork? Join us on Saturday, January 10th at 1pm in the Smart Community Room as Jim Bryden speaks about his quilts. Mr. Bryden’s work is very intricate, with lots of beautiful patterns. Many samples of his work will be shown. Please join us for this free presentation!


Holiday Card Workshop 12/14

15263273424_ce896ae280_mJoin us on Sunday December 14th at 1pm to create some handmade cards. Sidney Library’s own Linda Shea will provide the materials and support to make your own greeting cards For $6, you can walk away with six unique greeting cards to use this holiday season. Registration is required: you can do so online, by calling 563-1200, or in person at the circulation desk.


Mug Rug Workshop 12/13


Interested in learning some beginning sewing skills? Join us for the ‘mug rug’ workshop on Saturday December 13th,  9:30am – 12:30pm in the Smart Community Room. These small mats / coasters would be great to keep or give as a gift. There is a materials fee of $5 and registration is required (online, by calling 563-1200, or in person at the circulation desk).


Model Train Program and Movie 12/6


The Sidney Library is excited to host John Neumann on Saturday December 6th at 12:30pm. Mr. Neumann will have his electric train set on display while we show the holiday movie The Polar Express on the big screen in the Smart Community Room. Adults and children alike are invited to come enjoy the movie and chat with John about trains. We hope you will join us!


Computer Classes in December


Do you know someone who would like to learn more about using their computer? The Sidney Library’s Public Computing Center (PCC) will teach these workshops and more in December:

  • Shopping for Tech (Dec. 4th) – we will provide help choosing a technological gift that best suits that special someone on your gift list.
  • Creating Holiday Cards and Tags (Dec. 11th) – learn to create your own holiday cards and tags using Microsoft Word and Publisher.
  • Music and Audio Apps (Dec. 19th) – Learn how to use your device to listen to music, talk shows, and podcasts.
  • Get Help with New Devices (Dec. 29th 9:30 – 11am, and Dec. 30th 11-1) – Did you receive a new device for Christmas and would like help getting acquainted with it? Stop in with the device and we will help you get it set up.

For the full list, check the PCC Calendar online. All classes require registration except “Get Help with New Devices”, so please register online, by calling the library (563-1200) or in person at the circulation desk.


Local Author to Speak 11/22


Are you interested in trains and railroads? Do you have an interest in local history? Local author John Taibi will speak on Saturday November 22 at 1pm in the Smart Community Room, with a focus on the history of railroading between Albany and Binghamton. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity.


Computer Classes for November


Do you know someone who may be interested in learning about online safety or using a cloud drive? Our Public Computing Center is offering these classes and more in November:

  • Online SafetyFri. Nov. 7th at 11:00am – learn how to create safe passwords, identify secure websites, and be aware of scam and phishing emails.
  • Saving & Sharing DocumentsFri. Nov. 21st at 11:00am – learn about cloud file saving, using a flash drive, and where your documents go when you save them.
  • Computer Basics and Skype (video calls) classes are also available.

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


Library Book Sale 10/9-11


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.


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.