Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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Computer Classes in December

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Do you know someone who would like to learn more about using their computer? The Sidney Library’s Public Computing Center (PCC) will teach these workshops and more in December:

  • Shopping for Tech (Dec. 4th) – we will provide help choosing a technological gift that best suits that special someone on your gift list.
  • Creating Holiday Cards and Tags (Dec. 11th) – learn to create your own holiday cards and tags using Microsoft Word and Publisher.
  • Music and Audio Apps (Dec. 19th) – Learn how to use your device to listen to music, talk shows, and podcasts.
  • Get Help with New Devices (Dec. 29th 9:30 – 11am, and Dec. 30th 11-1) – Did you receive a new device for Christmas and would like help getting acquainted with it? Stop in with the device and we will help you get it set up.

For the full list, check the PCC Calendar online. All classes require registration except “Get Help with New Devices”, so please register online, by calling the library (563-1200) or in person at the circulation desk.

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Computer Classes for November

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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.

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Computer Classes for October

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Do you know someone interested in learning more about computers and technology? This month, the Sidney Library’s Public Computing Center will offer free classes on the following topics:

  • Beginner Microsoft Word
  • Intro to Facebook
  • Digital Cameras: Accessing Your Photos
  • Ancestry, Library Edition (genealogy)
  • Computer Basics
  • Intro to Skype (video calling)
  • Intro to Pinterest
  • iPad Basics
  • Facebook: Beyond the Basics
  • Beginner Microsoft Publisher

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

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Computer Classes for September

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Do you know someone who is interested in learning more about using technology such as iPads or digital cameras? The Public Computing Center is offering free classes this month on topics such as:

  • Digital cameras, and editing photos using programs like Picasa
  • Scanning and uploading documents
  • Social media, including Facebook
  • Keyboarding basics
  • iPad basics

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

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Computer Classes and Open Hours for August

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Sidney Library’s Public Computing Center will offer classes during the month of August on the following topics:

  • computer basics
  • scanning and uploading photos
  • introduction to Skype

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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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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Tech Fun and Games for School Age Kids – Tues 6/10

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On Tuesday, June 10th from 3:30-4:15, school age kids are invited for computer fun, games, and activities in the Sidney Library’s Public Computing Center (downstairs). No need to register, just come and have fun.

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Upcoming Computer Workshops for June

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Sidney Library’s Public Computing Center is offering a number of workshops during the month of June. A sample of topics include:

  • Introduction to Windows 8
  • How to Use Ancestry.com, Library Edition
  • Documents and Folders (keeping your computer organized)

Open hours have also been established. During these times, patrons are welcome to stop by for one-on-one help, such as using their e-reader or help using a particular website. In addition, we have scanners and a Mac computer available for use.

Click here to view the complete June 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 or stopping in to the Sidney Library.

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Recycling Update

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In December, the Sidney Library held an electronics recycling event. We recently received the results and wanted to share them with you. Through this event, we recycled:

  • 63 computers (1295 lbs)
  • 79 TVs (4116 lbs)
  • 61 computer monitors (1659 lbs)
  • 3040 lbs in other electronics

The total weight recycled was over 10,000 lbs! These items will be recycled properly, thanks to REACT. We are glad we could provide this service to the community and will be sure to let you know if we hold another event soon.