Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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Join Us for Book Discussion 2/17

Would you like to chat with others about books you have read? The Friends of the Libraries hosts a book discussion group once a month. On Tuesday, 2/17, they will meet at 11:30am in the Smart Community Room to discuss this month’s book And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini.

If you’d like to get a jump on next month’s book, the March pick is The Children Act by Ian McEwan (author of Atonement).

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Music Performance to be Rescheduled

The musical performance Party of Two which was scheduled for Sunday February 8th will be rescheduled due to concerns about the winter storm coming our way.

We will let you know as soon as we have a new date for the event. Keep an eye on Facebook and our website for more details.

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Computer Classes for February

Do you know someone who would like to know more about spreadsheets and data tracking? Join us at the Sidney Library’s Public Computing Center this month. The Beginner Microsoft Excel class is Monday 2/23 at 6:30pm, and we have several other topics available too:

  • iPads
  • using a flash drive
  • Ancestry.com library edition
  • Google
  • scanning old photos, slides, or negatives

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Musical Performance 2/8

The duo Party of Two, featuring Judy Pitel on vocals and JoAnn Chmielowski on piano/keyboard, will be performing at the Sidney Library. These talented ladies will perform a variety of music spanning multiple decades. We hope you will join us on Sunday 2/8 at 1pm in the Smart Community Room for this wonderful program that is free to the public.

This event was rescheduled for Sunday 3/1 at 1pm.

Thanks to the Friends of the Libraries for sponsoring this event.

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Papercutting Workshop with Local Artist 2/7

Were you impressed by the cut paper artwork of Shannon Delany and would like to learn more about it? On Saturday Feb. 7th at 10am, Ms. Delany is hosting a workshop on the papercutting process. You can learn to make a beautiful cut paper heart or Celtic knot.

Please note:

  • This workshop has a materials fee of $10 which must be paid when you register.
  • Participants must bring both manicure and standard scissors.

You can sign up at our circulation desk, or by calling 563-1200. Space is limited so give us a call to reserve your spot today!

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Follow Us On Facebook

Do you like knowing what is going on at the library but don’t always remember to check the Sidney Library website? You can Like our page on Facebook to get library updates in your news feed. Once you click the ‘Like’ button, make sure it says Following to the right of the Like button. This way you will be sure to see when we post.

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Featured Artist – Shannon Delany’s Cut Paper

Cut paper artwork is a delicate process that requires a lot of patience. If you’ve never seen the style before, you’ll want to stop by the Sidney Library’s Smart Community Room now through late February. Local artist Shannon Delany’s cut paper artwork is on display and is absolutely breathtaking. Ms. Delany is also hosting a workshop where you can learn the process from her. More information is posted at the Sidney Library, and we will share it online soon.

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Free Tax Forms Available at the Library

If you do your taxes and would like free copies of common tax forms such as the 1040 and 1040EZ, stop by the Sidney Library. By the end of January we should have a variety of these forms for you to take. Check for the display in our DVD and Wireless Room.

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Free Movie Showing 1/25

Join us for a free showing of the movie Philomena, featuring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. The film will be shown Sunday, January 25th at 1:30pm in the Smart Community Room. It involves a British journalist (Coogan) meeting a woman (Dench) who is searching for her son, and the unlikely friendship that results. You can view the trailer below:

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Weather Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that when the Sidney Central School District is closed due to weather (such as a snow day), the Sidney Memorial Public Library will open a little later in the morning, at 11am. You can hear the list of school closings on local radio stations or by checking News10Now’s page.