Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838


Facebook Class 10/8

Would you like to make sure your Facebook is secure? We are hosting a computer class called Keeping Your Facebook Safe , where we will review privacy settings and make sure you are only sharing with the right people. This class, being held on Thursday October 8th at 4pm is free but registration is required. Please click here to register or call us at 563-1200. We hope to see you there!


Ancestry Class 9/4

Back by popular demand, our Ancestry class on genealogy research is being taught again on Friday September 4, 2015 at noon. If you would like to learn about and how to do family history research for free, be sure to join us. As with all our computer classes, it is free but registration is required.

This class fills up very quickly so be sure to register soon – online, in person at the circulation desk, or by calling 563-1200.


Microsoft Word Class 8/27

Are you comfortable with the basics of MIcrosoft Word (typing, bold/italics/underline, changing font and size) but would like to learn more tips and tricks to format your documents? We can help you out on Thursday August 27th, 2015 at 1:00pm.

There are a few spots left in our Microsoft Word Tips & Tricks class and we invite you to join us. The class is free but you must register. You can do so online, in person at our circulation desk, or by calling 563-1200 and reserving your spot.


Tech Help for August

Our Public Computing Center will host its Open Hours for the month of August on:

  • Wednesday August 5th, 1 – 3pm
  • Thursday August 13th, 12 – 2pm
  • Monday August 24th, 2 – 4pm

Come to the PCC, downstairs in the Sidney Library, for help with your laptop, smartphone, tablet, or e-reader. You are also welcome to use the computers for genealogy research. No registration is required – help is given on a first come, first serve basis.


Google Class 7/14

Did you know that Google can do more than just search? It is a very powerful search engine that has a variety of tricks to make your life easier. Join us for a computer class on this topic Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 1pm in the Public Computing Center.

This class is free but registration is required. Sign up online, call 563-1200, or let us know when you are visiting the Sidney Library.


Kids Club

Kids Club is a program for children ages 5 and up. Kids are given time to try educational games on our iPads, try out the game Minecraft, and do crafts. We meet in the Sidney Library’s PCC (Public Computing Center) every Tuesday. This summer we will be there from 3 – 5pm each week.

To see what we have planned for Kids Club this summer, click here to download the 2015 Summer brochure. If you’re interested in robotics, learning to draw comics, or tie-dyeing your own t-shirt, we hope you will join us!


Get Answers to Your Tech Questions on 6/16

If you’ve always wanted to change the settings on your iPhone but are not sure where to start…

If you want to know how to program your new laptop…

If you would like one-on-one assistance with your tablet…

If you would like to use the library’s high-resolution scanner to scan old photos…

…Join us in the PCC (Public Computing Center, downstairs in the library) on Tuesday June 16th from 4-6pm.


Computer Classes for May

Our free computer classes for the month of May will teach the following topics:

  • Basic Budgeting with Excel – learn the basics of Microsoft Excel including how equations work and how to format cells. Leave with a personal or family budget that will automatically recalculate totals as new information is entered. Monday 5/4 @ 4pm
  • Pinterest for Crafters, Cooks, and Teachers – Learn the basics of website Pinterest, including how to save recipes, patterns, and photos for future reference. Wednesday 5/20 @ 4pm

These classes require registration since there is limited space. Please call 563-1200, stop in to the library, or reserve your spot online by clicking here.

We also offer Open Hours, when you can get one-on-one help with your laptop, smartphone, tablet, or e-reader. You are also welcome to stop by and use our scanner or try an iPad. The dates for May and June are:

  • Wednesday 5/6, 4-6pm
  • Saturday 5/16, 2-4pm
  • Monday 6/1, 4-6pm
  • Tuesday 6/16, 4-6pm

No registration is required for Open Hours – just stop in at our Public Computing Center, in the basement of the library.


Computer Classes for March

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!


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
  • library edition
  • Google
  • scanning old photos, slides, or negatives