Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838


Jazz Band Performance 4/23

We are excited to have the Sidney Jr-Sr High Jazz Band perform again at the Sidney Library. Join us this Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 at 2:30pm in the Community Room for a high energy performance by the group, directed by Mr. Gregg Norris.

All are welcome to this free event, which is sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries.


One-on-One Tech Help 3/29

Need help with your smartphone? Do you have a question about Windows 10? Come to our Open Hours on Wednesday, March 29th anytime between 4-6pm to get one on one help with your technology questions. Open Hours are held in our Public Computing Center (downstairs in the library basement).


Solar Energy Presentation 3/18

Are you a homeowner who is interested in learning more about solar energy? Join award-winning solar designer and world-renowned solar thermal trainer Todd Paternoster will be on hand to share his knowledge of solar systems and installation techniques. Mr. Paternoster will present on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 10:30am in the Smart Community Room. If you are thinking of updating to solar or just curious about the subject, we encourage you to attend.

This presentation is free and open to the public.


Unusual Perennials presentation 3/11

The Sidney Library will welcome Cornell Cooperative Extension / Broome Master Gardener Tony Antes on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 10:30am. His topic will be Unusual Perennials. If you are tired of the “same old” in perennials, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn about some different plants that can be added to your garden to change it up a bit. Mr. Antes will also be available to answer any gardening questions.

This presentation is free and open to the public. We hope you will join us!


Jewelry Making Workshop 11/5


Want to learn the basics of jewelry making? Join us for a beginner class hosted by local jewelry maker Nicole Hubbard here at the Sidney Library on Saturday November 5th, 2016 from 1 – 3:30pm. Leave with a bracelet and set of earrings that you created yourself.

Register soon in person or by calling the library – this class is almost full. There is a materials fee of $4.50.


Delaware County Historical Program 10/4


We are excited that Tim Duerden and Ray LaFever of the Delaware County Historical Association will be here on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 at 6:30pm. They will present their new book Images of America: Delaware County which any local history lover will not want to miss. It features photos and stories from the DCHA’s archives.

This program is free to the public – we hope to see you there!


Meet the Author 9/20


On Tuesday, September 20th at 6:30pm, the Sidney Library will host author Ginnah Howard for a presentation on her book I’m Sick of This Already: At-Risk Learning in a High School Class. Ms Howard’s book is a work of nonfiction and focuses on her work with a challenging group of rural students as she helped them with literacy.

This program is free and open to the public. Please join us in the Smart Community Room!


Learn Abstract Drawing 7/23

Are you interested in drawing but don’t care for realism? Come learn an abstract method of drawing called zentangle on Saturday July 23rd, 2016 at 11:00am. Many people find it relaxing and it always results in beautiful images. All materials will be provided and you will leave with the skills to create your own zentangle.

This class is appropriate for adults and children ages 12 and up.

There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Give us a call at 563-1200 or register online.


Exercise Your Mind & Body Bingo

In conjunction with our adult summer reading program “Exercise Your Body & Mind”, the Sidney Library is offering a Bingo game. Pick up the Bingo sheet in our library near the adult fiction books. Once you complete 5 activities that challenge you to try something new to improve your physical or mental health, return the sheet to the library and be entered to win a raffle.

Good luck!


Gentle Stretching Classes during July

Every Wednesday in July at 11:00 am, the Sidney Library will be offering a Peaceful Practice course with Yvonne Ackley. Ms. Ackley is a local massage therapist and yoga instructor who will teach you gentle stretching and yoga exercises along with simple breathing techniques for relaxation.

This is a set of four classes that is partially funded by the library, which allows you to participate for only $16 total. Registration is required at our main desk.

The program is in conjunction with our 2016 summer reading program for adults: Exercise Your Body & Mind!

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