Have you checked out our digital archive of local newspapers recently? We have added several more years to the collection. You can now view and search through newspapers from 1882 – 1971. Check it out at thislink or by clicking on any of the Digital Archives buttons on our website.
Have fun creating your own cards for the holiday or any occasion at this workshop by our own Linda Shea on Monday, December 9th at 6:30 p.m. For a materials fee of $6, you’ll take home six enchanting cards to give away to friends and relatives. A variety of patterns, including unique gift cards, will be demonstrated. Samples of cards will be on display at the library. Space is limited so register early to reserve your spot.
A unique workshop by Pat Cristelli of Sidney Flowers and Gifts will be presented in our Smart Community Room at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 5th. You will learn to craft bows of different sizes and types. Pat will teach the techniques you need for creating your own bows to enhance your gifts or use for any kind of decorating. The materials fee for this class is $10 and you will take home ten bows of many varieties. Register in person at the library, by phone, or online by using the workshop button in the sidebar.
The Four County Library System will receive 4% back on everything you buy on Amazon when you buy through THIS LINK or if you use the “Buy It Now” button on the Four County Catalog. Any funds generated from this will be used to defray the automation costs of area libraries, including Sidney Memorial Public Library.
This captivating wreath decorated to depict the Harry Potter series was created by Sidney Library’s Alyssa Hardy and is part of a silent auction taking place now through December 7th at Sidney Federal Credit Union. Stop in to see the wreaths, choose your favorite, and place a silent bid in the box. The highest bidders will be notified the weekend of December 7th and proceeds will benefit the Tri-Town Boys & Girls Club.
The Friends of the Libraries will show this special pre-holiday film starring Patricia Neal, Richard Thomas, and Edgar Bergen on Sunday, November 24th at 1:30 pm. This is a heart warming story of events that happened on Christmas Eve 1933 to one rural American family. Don’t miss it!
Don’t forget that we will be closed Monday, November 11th in honor of Veteran’s Day.
But don’t worry, there is still plenty of time to stop in before Monday. We are open Friday, November 8th from 9 am – 6 pm, Saturday, November 9th from 9:30 am – 4 pm, and Sunday, November 10th from 1 – 4 pm.
Abstract: In 1923, fifteen-year-old Hattie Shepherd flees Georgia and settles in Philadelphia, hoping for a chance at a better life. Instead, she marries a man who will bring her nothing but disappointment and watches helplessly as her firstborn twins succumb to an illness a few pennies could have prevented. Hattie gives birth to nine more children whom she raises with grit and mettle and not an ounce of the tenderness they crave. She vows to prepare them for the calamitous difficulty they are sure to face in their later lives, to meet a world that will not love them, a world that will not be kind. Captured here in twelve narrative threads, their lives tell the story of a mother’s monumental courage and the journey of a nation.