We often find bugs annoying, but there are lots of insects that help keep gardens and plants healthy. If you would like to learn more about beneficial insects and the types of plants that attract them, you will not want to miss our upcoming program. On Tuesday 4/7 at 6:30pm, Linda Svoboda from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County will present on this topic. Veteran and new gardeners alike are sure to learn a few tips from Ms. Svoboda. We hope you will join us for this free program.
If you love plants, or would like to learn more about gardening this spring, check out our excellent nonfiction books about gardening, plants, and flowers. In the adult nonfiction section, items are sorted into categories and our gardening books are located from 630’s all the way to 635’s. There are general gardening books, special techniques such as square foot gardening, and much more.
A big thanks goes out to YOU – our patrons. You stopped in more than 50,000 times to the Sidney, Sidney Center, and Masonville libraries to borrow books, rent DVD’s, play with puppets, or attend one of our 497 different programs in 2014.
For a small town we are proud to offer a variety of children’s, young adult, and adult books – both fiction and non-fiction. Last year you borrowed over 93,000 books, and this year we hope there will be even more books circulated.
We love getting to know you and your families, and helping you save money by borrowing our library books and DVD’s for free.
The Hundred Foot Journey, a movie featuring Helen Mirren, will be shown on Sunday 3/22 at 1:30pm. Thanks to the Friends of the Libraries, this movie is free to the public in our Smart Community Room. The story looks at the feud between an incredible French chef and the owners of the new restaurant across the street, an Indian family. You can watch the trailer below. We hope you will join us!
Have you ever wondered about hearing loss or hearing health? Do you have a friend or family member who seems to be missing parts of conversations because of hearing issues? Join us Friday 3/20 at 1pm in the Smart Community Room for an informative program presented by Wayne Terry, a board certified audiologist. He will discuss hearing issues including tinnitus and hearing loss, and will also discuss current hearing technology. He also will share tips for how to better interact and cope with someone who is hard of hearing.
If you would like to save money on your energy bills, join us on Tuesday 3/17 at 6:30pm in the Smart Community Room. Michael D’Arcy, who is an energy specialist, will share energy saving tips with information from NYSERDA‘s Energy Star program. This program is free and open to the public.
Calligraphy, the art of hand lettering, is wonderful to learn for addressing invitations, making posters, or just for fun. Join Sidney Library’s own Joyce Neal on Sunday 3/15 from 2:00 – 3:30pm to learn the basics of calligraphy. Ms. Neal taught art for 20 years in Sidney Central School and also has experience teaching adult education classes through BOCES.
This workshop is free, but registration is required. You can sign up at our circulation desk, online, or by calling 563-1200. Space is limited so give us a call to reserve your spot today!
The Friends of the Libraries sponsor a monthly book club, which anyone is welcome to join. This month, they will be discussing Ian McEwan’s most recent novel The Children Act. The group will meet Tuesday 3/17 at 11:30am in the Smart Community Room.
The Sidney Library is offering a series of workshops to help you do some spring cleaning on your home computer. There are also workshops on Microsoft Excel and Introduction to Skype, the video-calling service. Click here to view the complete calendar of classes, and sign up online, by phone (563-1200) or in person at the circulation desk.
Don’t forget that the library’s Public Computing Center (PCC) has open hours on Mondays from 2-4 and Wednesdays from 11-1. If you have a specific question (how to get an audiobook on your iPhone, how to set up a private board on Pinterest, etc.) we can help!