Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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Research Your Family History Online 6/29

Are you interested in researching more about your family’s history but don’t have $200 to spend on a subscription to Ancestry.com? Sign up for our Researching Family History class on Monday 6/29 at 2pm. We will help you get set up with an Ancestry account, learn the basics of the site, and show you how you can access information usually reserved for paid members.

UPDATE: this class is now full but there is a waiting list. We will also be offering this class again in August! Sign up for the waiting list by registering online, calling 563-1200, or let us know when you are visiting the Sidney Library.

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World Wide Knit Day

Are you a knitter, or are you interested in learning how to knit? Join us for World Wide Knit Day all day on Saturday June 13, 2015 in the Smart Community Room where there will be displays and demonstrations on knitting. Come learn techniques like arm knitting (which require no knitting needles at all!) or try out an advanced technique like lacework. Members of the Jericho Fiber Arts Group will be on hand to talk to you about knitting or get you started if you would like to try it out. You are also welcome to come, hang out, and network with area knitters and fiber art folks.

You are welcome to stop by for a little bit, or stay all day. Come see what knitting has to offer!

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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.