Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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Sneak Preview of Digitized Tri-Town News

The Sidney Memorial Public Library invites the public for the unveiling of the first completed part of a project to  digitize our local newspapers dating back to 1882. On Monday, November 4th from 5:30 – 7 p.m. part 1 of the project, which includes the Sidney Record and the Sidney Enterprise from 1882 – 1936, will be demonstrated in the library’s Public Computing Center.

This collaboration between the Sidney Library and the Sidney Historical Association to digitize all of the local newspapers currently stored on microfilm at the Historical Association museum will allow the public to view these archives online.

The Friends of the Sidney Libraries and the Sidney Central Schools Alumni Association have provided the matching funds to an O’Connor Foundation grant that the library received last spring for the project. The project, which includes the Sidney Record, The Sidney Enterprise, and the Tri-Town News, will be completed in full in the next year.

Join us at the library for light refreshments, a demonstration, and a chance to try out this long awaited digital archive.

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Chronicles of Narnia program for all ages

download (1)Scott Payne will be at the Sidney Library on October 17th at 6:30 p.m. to talk about The Chronicles of Narnia, a series of high fantasy novels written by C.S. Lewis. Considered a classic of children’s literature, this 7 book series has sold over 100 million copies in 47 languages. Written by Lewis between 1949 and 1954, the series has been adapted several times, complete or in part, for radio, television, the stage, and film. Since November 19th will mark the 50th anniversary of Lewis’ death, Mr. Payne feels this is an appropriate time to celebrate his writing. Join us in our Smart Community Room to learn more about the series and this fascinating author. Children and adults are welcome.

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Closed for Columbus Day

Don’t forget that we are closed this coming Monday, October 14th. But do not worry…we are open from 9:30 – 4 on Saturday and 1 – 4 on Sunday. Stop in to grab some good books this weekend.

If you’re looking for something by the newest Nobel Prize in Literature winner, Alice Munro, we have an endcap in our stacks with many of her books.

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eBook renewals and checkout limits changed

Good news for anyone who uses our eBook/Audiobook service! The checkout limit has been increased to 4 titles and we are now able to offer a renewal option that you can use if no one else is waiting for the title.

If you need help downloading eBooks or Audiobooks to your device, stop into the library with your device and we can walk you through the process.

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Amazing Science for Kids!

Children in grades K – 4 can experience six weeks of scintillation science right here at your local library. Tuesday, October 8th – November 12th from 3:45 – 4:30, you can discover how to do fun and amazing science experiments using basic supplies found in your own home. Each program will begin with a new scientific demonstration followed by hands-on experiments.

Don’t miss out on this fun program starting tomorrow!

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Amazing Science for Kids

Children in grades K – 4 can experience six weeks of scintillation science right here at your local library. Tuesday, October 8th – November 12th from 3:30 – 4:15, you can discover how to do fun and amazing science experiments using basic supplies found in your own home. Each program will begin with a new scientific demonstration followed by hands-on experiments.

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SMPL Technology Librarian Receives NYLA Award

Congrats to our Technology Librarian Ben Lainhart! He is the New York Library Association’s 2013 recipient of the SMART Fellow Award. This award, which is given based on the applicant’s professional activities in his place of employment and future potential in the area, covers the cost of the annual NYLA Conference. The conference will be held in Niagara Falls, NY from September 25 – 28th where Ben will receive the award and give a presentation on libraries and technology.

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Minecraft in the Library

axeWho?

Tweens & Teens

When?

Wednesdays from 3 – 5 p.m.

Where?

Sidney Library Public Computing Center

**Use one of our computers to log on to your account and play individually or get on our server and play with your friends.

If you don’t have your own account, we have a few “loaner” accounts you use.**

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New Time for Friends Movies

The Friends of the Libraries will be showing a movie on the fourth Sunday of each month at 1:30 p.m.

This month (September 22nd) watch “42”, a biographical film written and directed by Brian Helgeland about the life of baseball player Jackie Robinson.

Watch the trailer below:

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Music for Munchkins returns tomorrow!

Summer is over and our fall programs are starting up again. Preschoolers can join us tomorrow, Thursday, September 12th, from 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. in the Smart Community Room for Music for Munchkins. We will learn about musical instruments, move to some music, and play with a parachute.

The next Music for Munchkins will be on Tuesday, September 24th from 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

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