Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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Genealogy Class 6/27

Use technology to research your family history! Our technology class on Monday, June 27th at 1:00pm will introduce you to Ancestry.com’s research, and how to use their special Library Edition to access free clues about your heritage.

This class is free but registration is required. Register online, in person at the Sidney Library main desk, or by calling us at 563-1200.

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Meet the Author 6/12

Susan Moger, author of historical fiction novel Of Better Blood, will be at the Sidney Library on Sunday, June 12th 2016 from 1:30 – 3:00pm. This young adult novel is set in the 1920’s and addresses the racial purity movement of the time period when people with disabilities were ostracized.

We hope you will join us to hear from Ms. Moger! This event is free and open to the public.

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Elder Law Workshop 5/19

Do you have an aging parent or elderly loved one, and have questions about things like wills, trusts, health care proxies, and end of life decisions? Join us for a free workshop hosted by Ms. Beth Westfall, an attorney. The workshop will be held on Thursday, May 19th 2016 at 6:30pm in our Smart Community Room. It is free to the public and questions are encouraged.

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Plant Diseases Presentation 5/9

The Sidney Library will welcome Mr. Tony Antes on Monday, May 9th 2016 at 6:30pm. Mr. Antes will present on plant diseases and ways to keep your garden healthy this summer. He has experience with Cornell Cooperative Extension and is very knowledgeable on gardening. This presentation is free to the public. We hope you will join us!

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Birdhouse Workshop and Presentation 4/30

Come learn about the Eastern Bluebird and build your own bluebird box on Saturday, April 30th at 1:00pm. Mr. John Rogers, a bluebird specialist, will present a nature slideshow with a focus on the bluebird. After the slideshow, you will make a bluebird box to take home.

This workshop has a materials fee of $8 and registration is required. Please register online, in person at the library, or by calling us at 563-1200.

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Local Jazz Band to Perform 4/17

The BGS Jazz Express, a group of music students from Bainbridge-Guilford and Sidney schools, will perform at the Sidney Library on Sunday April 17th 2016 at 1:30pm. Directed by Sidney High School’s Mr. Gregg Norris, this show is a must-see. We hope you will join us in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month!

You can learn more about Jazz Appreciation Month at www.smithsonianjazz.org.

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Greeting Card Workshop 3/19

Would you like to make your own greeting cards? Join us for a greeting card workshop on Saturday March 19th 2016 at 10am. For a materials fee of $5, you will make five all-occasion cards of your choice.

Registration is required. You can sign up online, by calling us at 563-1200, or in person at the library’s circulation desk.

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Serial Killer Lecture on 3/13

Do crime shows fascinate you? Join us for a lecture on female serial killers throughout history. Michael T. Keene, local historian and author, will discuss some of New York’s ‘worst women’ on Sunday March 13th, 2016 at 1:30pm in our Smart Community Room. A few examples include Elizabeth P. McCraney of Oneonta and Lizzie Halliday of Sullivan County.

This program is free and open to the public.

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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.