Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Meet Author Avi 5/12

The Sidney Library is extremely excited to host award winning author Avi on Tuesday 5/12 at 6:30pm. Avi has written dozens of books for younger and middle grades including the well-known True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle. He will be speaking here in our Smart Community Room.

Avi will entertain with readings of his work, discuss his writing life and how some of his characters came to be, and finish off with a book-signing. We will also have copies of several of his books available for sale for $5-$10, including his newest book Catch You Later, Traitor.

We encourage you to click here to see the official flier for the event and share it with your friends!

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Wildflower Identification Program 4/28

Are you curious about some of the flowers you see growing wild? On Tuesday 4/28 at 6:30pm, come learn more about wildflowers and how to identify them. Martin and Mary Ann Cuff of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County will share tips and help you set up an identification kit. We hope you will join us for this program, which is free to the public.

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Beneficial Insects Program – Tues 4/7

We often find bugs annoying, but there are lots of insects that help keep gardens and plants healthy. If you would like to learn more about beneficial insects and the types of plants that attract them, you will not want to miss our upcoming program. On Tuesday 4/7 at 6:30pm, Linda Svoboda from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County will present on this topic. Veteran and new gardeners alike are sure to learn a few tips from Ms. Svoboda. We hope you will join us for this free program.

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Hearing Loss Program – Friday 3/20

Have you ever wondered about hearing loss or hearing health? Do you have a friend or family member who seems to be missing parts of conversations because of hearing issues? Join us Friday 3/20 at 1pm in the Smart Community Room for an informative program presented by Wayne Terry, a board certified audiologist. He will discuss hearing issues including tinnitus and hearing loss, and will also discuss current hearing technology. He also will share tips for how to better interact and cope with someone who is hard of hearing.

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Energy Efficiency Program 3/17

If you would like to save money on your energy bills, join us on Tuesday 3/17 at 6:30pm in the Smart Community Room. Michael D’Arcy, who is an energy specialist, will share energy saving tips with information from NYSERDA‘s Energy Star program. This program is free and open to the public.

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Free Calligraphy Workshop 3/15

Calligraphy, the art of hand lettering, is wonderful to learn for addressing invitations, making posters, or just for fun. Join Sidney Library’s own Joyce Neal on Sunday 3/15 from 2:00 – 3:30pm to learn the basics of calligraphy. Ms. Neal taught art for 20 years in Sidney Central School and also has experience teaching adult education classes through BOCES.

This workshop is free, but registration is required. You can sign up at our circulation desk, online, or by calling 563-1200. Space is limited so give us a call to reserve your spot today!

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Computer Classes for March

The Sidney Library is offering a series of workshops to help you do some spring cleaning on your home computer. There are also workshops on Microsoft Excel and Introduction to Skype, the video-calling service. Click here to view the complete 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!