Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838


Watch Saving Mr. Banks 11/23

Friends of the Libraries will show a movie on the big screen in the Smart Community Room on Sunday, November 23 at 1:30pm. Saving Mr. Banks is about the author of Mary Poppins, P.L. Travers, and her experience meeting and working with Walt Disney to adapt the book into a movie. This movie is free to the public. You can watch the trailer below:


Local Author to Speak 11/22


Are you interested in trains and railroads? Do you have an interest in local history? Local author John Taibi will speak on Saturday November 22 at 1pm in the Smart Community Room, with a focus on the history of railroading between Albany and Binghamton. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity.


Book Discussion 11/18


The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein is the next book to be discussed at the Friends of the Libraries book discussion group. The group will meet Tuesday, November 18th at 11:30am. Anyone is welcome to attend the meeting, including those who have never been before. We hope you will stop in!


Library Closed for Veterans’ Day 11/11


The Sidney Library will be closed Tuesday, November 11th in observance of Veterans’ Day. We will resume normal hours on Wednesday.


Featured Artists for November

November’s featured artists are photographers Brigitte Beehler and Janice Downey. Their work focuses on flowers and landscapes, all printed with vibrant colors that capture the natural beauty of this area. This exhibit will be up for the entire month of November in the Smart Community Room, and we encourage you to view it anytime the library is open.


Computer Classes for November


Do you know someone who may be interested in learning about online safety or using a cloud drive? Our Public Computing Center is offering these classes and more in November:

  • Online SafetyFri. Nov. 7th at 11:00am – learn how to create safe passwords, identify secure websites, and be aware of scam and phishing emails.
  • Saving & Sharing DocumentsFri. Nov. 21st at 11:00am – learn about cloud file saving, using a flash drive, and where your documents go when you save them.
  • Computer Basics and Skype (video calls) classes are also available.

You can register online, by calling the Sidney Library at 563-1200, or stopping in and registering in person.


Food For Fines


Sidney Memorial Public Library, Masonville Branch Library, and Sidney Center Branch Library will all be participating in Food For Fines the week of November 3rd – 10th. If you have overdue fines, we will accept non-perishable items as ‘payment’ for these fines. These items are then donated to the local food banks, just in time for the holiday season.


Come Watch Million Dollar Arm 10/26

The Friends of the Libraries are showing Million Dollar Arm this Sunday, October 26th at 1:30pm in the Smart Community Room. This movie, which is free to the public, is described as a sports agent staging “an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play Major League Baseball.”


Halloween Fun For Kids 10/24


The Sidney Library staff have planned a fun afternoon of Halloween activities for kids on Friday, October 24th. We invite families to join us for one or more of the following events:

All activities are free and popcorn will be provided. We hope you will join us, and feel free to wear your Halloween costume!


Book Discussion – Invention of Wings 10/21


Do you enjoy historical fiction? Join the Library Friends for their book discussion group on October 21 at 11:30 am. The book is Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd, which is set in the South in the early 1800′s and centers around the anti-slavery movement.