Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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iPhone / iPad Class 2/1

Get tech help at our Clean Your iPhone class on Monday, February 1st 2016 at 4pm in the library’s Public Computing Center (PCC). The class will guide you through checking settings on your iPhone or iPad with the goal of improving storage space and battery life.

**Participants should bring their iPhone or iPad, fully charged.

This class is free but registration is required. You can register online, by calling us at 563-1200, or in person at the library’s main desk.

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Simple Graphic Design Class 1/6

Learn how to do simple graphic design for posters, Facebook, and more. We will be teaching a class on Canva, a website that makes graphic design easy. The class will be held on Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 at 4pm. This class is free but registration is required. You can register online, in person at the library, or by calling 563-1200.

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Kids’ Tech Fun and Games Day 12/29

Do you have a child who would like play time on some of our technology? Join us on Tuesday December 29th 2015 from 2-5pm for Fun and Games Day in the Public Computing Center. Kids ages 5 and up can play games such as ABC Mouse or Minecraft, use an iPad, play on the Wii, or try out our LEGO Mindstorms robot. We will also have puzzles, board games, and crafts to do.

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Intro to the Internet – Computer Class 12/17

If you are reading this on our website or on Facebook, you are probably already comfortable using the internet. Do you know someone who would like to learn about computers and how to use the internet? Tell them about our Intro to the Internet class on Thursday, December 17th 2015 at 4pm. They will learn how to find and navigate the internet, including news, email, and games.

The class is free but registration is required. Participants can register in person at our circulation desk, or by calling us at 563-1200.

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Photo Tech Class 10/26

Want to find out how to transfer your digital photos so you can share or print them? Attend our free tech class on  Monday October 26th, 2015 at 4pm. You will also get suggestions for photo apps. Be sure to bring your smartphone so you can try it for yourself!

The Free Your Photos class is open to the first ten people who register, either online, in person, or by calling us at 563-1200.

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Facebook Class 10/8

Would you like to make sure your Facebook is secure? We are hosting a computer class called Keeping Your Facebook Safe , where we will review privacy settings and make sure you are only sharing with the right people. This class, being held on Thursday October 8th at 4pm is free but registration is required. Please click here to register or call us at 563-1200. We hope to see you there!

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Open Hours for October

Need help with your phone, tablet, or laptop? We are able to help during Open Hours, which are held in our Public Computing Center. You are also welcome to use our laptops to work on genealogy research with Ancestry during this time. Open Hours for October are hosted on:

  • Monday October 5th, 2015 from 4 – 6pm
  • Thursday October 22nd, 2015 from 4 – 6pm

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Open Hours for September

Need help with your phone, tablet, or laptop? We are able to help during Open Hours, which are held in our Public Computing Center. You are also welcome to use our laptops to work on genealogy research with Ancestry during this time. Open Hours for the rest of September are hosted from 4 – 6pm on

  • September 16th, 2015
  • September 23rd, 2015

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Learn About Podcasts 9/14

Do you enjoy listening to stories? Consider joining us for our Podcasts computer class on Monday September 14, 2015 at 4pm in our Public Computing Center.

Podcasts are radio shows that you can download and listen to at your leisure. There are podcasts on a variety of subjects – entertainment, economics, politics, spirituality, and comedy are just a few. For example, if you like the popular radio show This American Life, you can subscribe to its podcast and listen to it when you have time. Many enjoy them while doing chores or driving to work. We will teach you how to download podcasts onto your phone or device and how to find podcasts you will like.

There are still a few spaces left in this class, but signup is required. Please call the Sidney Library (563-1200), register in person, or complete the registation online.

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Ancestry Class 9/4

Back by popular demand, our Ancestry class on genealogy research is being taught again on Friday September 4, 2015 at noon. If you would like to learn about Ancestry.com and how to do family history research for free, be sure to join us. As with all our computer classes, it is free but registration is required.

This class fills up very quickly so be sure to register soon – online, in person at the circulation desk, or by calling 563-1200.