Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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Movie Screenings for Adults and Teens 7/8 & 7/15

The first two movie screenings to go with our adult summer programming theme of science and science fiction are the movies Gravity and Ender’s Game. All movies are free to the public and are being shown in our air conditioned Smart Community Room. You will find the date, time, and trailer of these two movies below.

 

GravityJuly 8th at 2:30pm

 

Ender’s GameJuly 15th at 6:00pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP0cUBi4hwE

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Library Closed Independence Day 7/4

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In observance of Independence Day, the Sidney Library will be closed Friday, July 4th 2014. We will resume regular hours on Friday.

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Science Experiments for Kids – July

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As part of our summer entertainment program, the Sidney Library staff will host science experiments for school age kids. These activities use everyday household objects to learn more about science in our world. The dates and topics for July are:

Grades K-3: Tuesdays, 1:30-2:30pm

  • July 8 – Acids & Bases
  • July 15 – Absorbing & Dissolving
  • July 22 – Candy Science
  • July 29 – Air & Forces

Grades 4-6: Wednesdays, 1:30-2:30pm

  • July 9 – Forensic Science
  • July 16 – Microscope Science
  • July 23 – Candy Science
  • July 30 – Science & Your Body

 

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Mad Scientist Book Club 7/10

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Thursday, July 10th at 6:30pm will be the first adult summer book club meeting, held in the Smart Community Room. The first topic is mad scientists, and readers are encouraged to read a book of their choice. A few ideas of mad scientist related books include:

A complete list of suggestions can be found in the Sidney Library (on the flier titled Literary Elements) or by you can click here to download the flier as a .pdf file.

 

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Kids’ Summer Activities at the Branch Libraries

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Story and craft time will be hosted by both Sidney Center and Masonville branch libraries during the month of July. Preschool and school-age children are invited to join us at the following times:

  • Sidney Center Branch Library – every Monday in July – 2:00-2:45pm
  • Masonville Branch Library – every Monday in July – 3:30-4:15pm

 

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Computer Workshops for July

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Sidney Library’s Public Computing Center (PCC) will hold the following workshops in July:

If you are interested in registering for any of these classes, you can click here to view the complete calendar. By holding your mouse over a workshop you can see more information, including if there are still openings. Registration is available online, or by calling 563-1200 or stopping in to the Sidney Library.

Open hours are also available if you have a specific question about using a device or website. The PCC’s open hours will be every Wednesday from 10:00am to noon.

 

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Summer Activities for Kids

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There are many opportunities for kids being offered at the Sidney Library this summer. Our staff will offer:

  • hand-on science program for grades K-3 on Tuesdays
  • family entertainment on Wednesdays
  • science experiments for grades 4-6 on Wednesdays
  • movies on Thursdays

In addition, regular children’s programs like lapsit, toddler story time, and preschool story time will all continue.

Kids will also be able to join our Independent Summer Reading Program and earn a free book for every 300 minutes of reading. More information will come in future newsletters (available at the library) and on our website.

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Wholeshare Presentation Update

The Wholeshare presentation on Wednesday, June 25th will be held at 6:00pm. A previous post had the wrong time and has now been corrected. We hope you will join us in the Smart Community Room for this event.

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Kids Tech Program Added – Fri 6/27

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There will be another Kids Tech program on Friday, June 27th from 2-3pm in the Public Computing Center (downstairs in the Sidney Library). Children ages 8-12 are invited to join us for fun on the computers, iPads, and Smartboard. We will also enjoy some games and puzzles.

There is no registration needed. We hope to see you there!

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Wholeshare Food Presentation Wed 6/25

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On Wednesday, June 25th at 6:00pm, Kim MacRabie will present about Delaware and Chenango Wholeshare, an organization that offers local and organic food at reasonable prices by working with groups of members rather than individually. Ms. MacRabie will share information about Wholeshare and answer questions. We hope you will join us in the Smart Community Room for this informative talk.