Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838


New Computer Classes for April


The Sidney Library welcomes Lily Wadsworth to our staff. Lily will be teaching several beginner computer classes in our Public Computing Center (PCC). Please register by calling the library, visiting our circulation desk, or online. The following classes are being offered:

  • Computer Basics – April 14 at 10am, or April 22 at 10am
  • Navigating the Online Card Catalog – April 16 at 2:30pm
  • Keyboard Basics – April 25 at 10am
  • Beginner Internet – April 29 at 10am


Writers’ Group to Meet 3/31


Writers’ Group is new to the Sidney Library. Its first meeting will be Monday, March 31st at 6:30pm in the Smart Community Room. The group hopes to provide a place for writers to share their projects and receive constructive feedback from others. This group is open to all, so if you are interested please join us!


Create-a-Card Workshop 3/26


Sidney Library’s own Linda Shea will teach a workshop this Wednesday, March 26th at 6:30pm where she will demonstrate techniques for making birthday cards. Each participant will go home with 5 handmade cards. For a materials fee of only $5, this workshop is definitely worthwhile.

Participants should register for this workshop by calling the library or online.


Drawing Class Part 1 on 3/15


The first ‘Back to Basics’ drawing class will meet on Sat. March 15th at 11:00am. Local art teacher Alyssa Hardy will instruct you on some basic drawing skills and provide time for guided practice.

A full description of both parts of this program can be found on the Programs page. At this time, the class is full but we may offer one again soon so be on the lookout!


Final Nutrition Program Meets 3/6


A huge thanks to Amy from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County for her dedication in running the multiple weeks of the Nutrition Program. Each night, attendees have left with helpful tips, new recipes, and delicious samples of the evening’s dish. The final night will be Thurs. March 6th at 6:30pm in the Smart Community Room. If you haven’t stopped by yet, we encourage you to attend!


Beekeeping Presentation 3/1


Many of our patrons have commented on the beautiful nature and animal photography of Lucinda VanVleck hanging in the Smart Community Room this month. We are excited that Ms. VanVleck, the secretary for the Southern Tier Beekeepers’ Association, will speak about the art of beekeeping this Saturday, March 1st at 11:00am in the Smart Community Room. We hope you can join us for what promises to be an informative talk.


Celebrate the Beatles – Thurs 2/20


This is one of two presentations by Dave Hawley in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the British Invasion. On Thursday, February 20th at 7pm, Dave will show the episode of the Ed Sullivan Show featuring debut of the Beatles; this is the entire episode, including all other performers and commercials true to the original show.

Dave’s other Beatles event will be Monday, February 24th. Visit the Programs page for full details.


Health Insurance Presentation Tues 2/18

Are you uninsured or seeking information about health insurance options? The Mothers & Babies Perinatal Network is sponsoring a community presentation, open to all, on Tuesday February 18th, from 6 – 7:30pm in the Smart Community Room. They can help you understand more about if you are eligible for health insurance through the New York State of Health (NY’s marketplace for health insurance).


Beatles Presentation Rescheduled

The event that was originally planned for February 5th but has been rescheduled to Monday, February 24th at 7pm, is a look at the Beatles’ first US visit.

The other event, a screening of the Ed Sullivan Show that marks the Beatles’ US debut, is still planned for Thursday, February 20th at 7pm.

Both events will be held in the Smart Community Room and are free to the public.


Nutrition Program Continues – 3 Dates in February

We are very excited that Cornell Cooperative Extension will be continuing their wonderful nutrition and cooking program at the Sidney Library. Come visit on February 6th, 13th, and 27th at 6:30pm to get nutrition and grocery shopping tips, as well as a cooking demo (and of course, try some of the delicious results).

To register, please call 607-865-6531 or email You may also register at the library or online.