Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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iPhone / iPad Class 2/1

Get tech help at our Clean Your iPhone class on Monday, February 1st 2016 at 4pm in the library’s Public Computing Center (PCC). The class will guide you through checking settings on your iPhone or iPad with the goal of improving storage space and battery life.

**Participants should bring their iPhone or iPad, fully charged.

This class is free but registration is required. You can register online, by calling us at 563-1200, or in person at the library’s main desk.

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Kids’ Tech Fun and Games Day 12/29

Do you have a child who would like play time on some of our technology? Join us on Tuesday December 29th 2015 from 2-5pm for Fun and Games Day in the Public Computing Center. Kids ages 5 and up can play games such as ABC Mouse or Minecraft, use an iPad, play on the Wii, or try out our LEGO Mindstorms robot. We will also have puzzles, board games, and crafts to do.

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Intro to the Internet – Computer Class 12/17

If you are reading this on our website or on Facebook, you are probably already comfortable using the internet. Do you know someone who would like to learn about computers and how to use the internet? Tell them about our Intro to the Internet class on Thursday, December 17th 2015 at 4pm. They will learn how to find and navigate the internet, including news, email, and games.

The class is free but registration is required. Participants can register in person at our circulation desk, or by calling us at 563-1200.

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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 onĀ 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!

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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 Ancestry.com 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.