In recognition of this year’s theme of “Fizz, Boom, Read!”, we are pleased to present Soda Bottle Science – A Delightful Deluge of Dirt Cheap Science Experiments That Go Fizz, Boom and Pop! by winning author and science celebrity Steve “The Dirtmeister” Tomecek. Steve will be at the Sidney Library on Wednesday, July 23rd at 10:00 am. During the program, Steve will explore over a dozen different science experiments that kids can safely do at home using soda bottles, coffee cans, sandwich bags and other household items. This event is free and open to the public. Following the program, Steve will be available to meet and greet the audience and will also be available to autograph copies of some of his awesome books including his Scholastic books, Soda Bottle Science, Coffee Can Science, and Sandwich Bag Science.
Thank you to the Friends of the Libraries for sponsoring this wonderful event.
On Wednesday, July 16th at 6:30pm, Dan the Snakeman will be doing a program at the Sidney Library. This program, which is free and open to families, will be a time for Dan to share information about his reptiles and children will also be able to touch some of the animals. We hope you can join us!
Families are invited to join us for a free program at the Sidney Library on Wednesday July 9th at 6:30pm Barb Field and her character Professor Womboggle join us for the program Fizz, Boom, Read! Professor Womboggle is a goofy science professor with a trunk full of wacky and hilariously funny experiments. She will amaze and entertain you with science principles relating to everyday life with hands on experiments.
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
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.
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!
Photo club, run by local photographer Thomas Hunter, will meet this Monday, April 7th at 6pm in the Smart Community Room. Thomas goes into great depth about the many functions of digital cameras, so this group is a great fit for both beginner and experienced photographers.
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!
There will be a Community Game Day this Saturday, January 18th from 12:00 – 3:30pm in our Smart Community Room. Bring your family down to the library for board games and puzzles. You can bring your own family-friendly games, or play one of the games provided.