Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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Create-a-Card Workshop 3/26

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Sidney Library’s own Linda Shea will teach a workshop this Wednesday, March 26th at 6:30pm where she will demonstrate techniques for making birthday cards. Each participant will go home with 5 handmade cards. For a materials fee of only $5, this workshop is definitely worthwhile.

Participants should register for this workshop by calling the library or online.

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Movie Showing 3/23 – The Butler

The Friends of the Library will be showing a free screening of The Butler, directed by Lee Daniels. This film takes place during the 20th century through the eyes of a White House butler. With an all-star cast that includes Forest Whitaker, Robin Williams, and Oprah Winfrey, it should be a great look into the history of our country. We hope you will join us on Sunday, March 23 at 1:30pm in the Smart Community Room for this free event.

You can view the trailer below.

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Book Discussion Group to Meet 3/18

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If you’d like, join the Friends of the Library at 11:30 am on Tuesday, March 18th to discuss this month’s book, The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean. They will be meeting in the Smart Community Room.

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Drawing Class Part 1 on 3/15

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The first ‘Back to Basics’ drawing class will meet on Sat. March 15th at 11:00am. Local art teacher Alyssa Hardy will instruct you on some basic drawing skills and provide time for guided practice.

A full description of both parts of this program can be found on the Programs page. At this time, the class is full but we may offer one again soon so be on the lookout!

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Recycling Update

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In December, the Sidney Library held an electronics recycling event. We recently received the results and wanted to share them with you. Through this event, we recycled:

  • 63 computers (1295 lbs)
  • 79 TVs (4116 lbs)
  • 61 computer monitors (1659 lbs)
  • 3040 lbs in other electronics

The total weight recycled was over 10,000 lbs! These items will be recycled properly, thanks to REACT. We are glad we could provide this service to the community and will be sure to let you know if we hold another event soon.

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Lego Club Meets 3/8

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Kids are invited to the monthly meeting of Lego Club, where members share their creations. If you’re interested, bring your current Lego project on Sat. March 8th at 1pm to the Sidney Library’s Smart Community Room.

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Final Nutrition Program Meets 3/6

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A huge thanks to Amy from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County for her dedication in running the multiple weeks of the Nutrition Program. Each night, attendees have left with helpful tips, new recipes, and delicious samples of the evening’s dish. The final night will be Thurs. March 6th at 6:30pm in the Smart Community Room. If you haven’t stopped by yet, we encourage you to attend!

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Featured Artist for March – Alyssa Hardy

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photograph by Alyssa Hardy

Alyssa Hardy, the art teacher at Bainbridge-Guilford High School, will display a collection of artwork that includes drawings, paintings, photographs, and prints. The exhibit features work made by Alyssa and her husband Dan, as well as college friends and some of Alyssa’s students over the years.

The highlight of the exhibit will be descriptions accompanying each image, giving some insight as to how each piece was created. For those of you who have wanted to learn more about art techniques, you are sure to enjoy this exhibit in the Smart Community Room for the month of March.

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Children’s Programs This Week

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In addition to our weekly children’s programs, we will have the following bi-weekly events this week:

  • PJ Story Time – Wed. March 5th at 6:30pm.
  • Music For Munchkins – Thurs. March 6th at 10:30am.

Also, Dr. Seuss‘s birthday is this week so we will be honoring him by reading The Cat in the Hat, one of his most popular stories. We hope you can join us!

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Photography Club to Meet 3/3

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Do you have a camera you’d like help learning how to use? Or, are you interested in connecting with other  photographers? Join Thomas Hunter (local photographer) and others for the Photography Club’s second meeting. It will be held at 6:00pm on Monday, March 3rd in the Community Room. Be sure to bring your camera!