Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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Nutrition Workshops Continue

Our nutrition workshops continue through the end of February. The Healthy Children Healthy Families series of workshops is every Wednesday night from 6 – 7:30pm in the Smart Community Room. Stop by and get some healthy snack and meal ideas, and learn about games and activities for your family.

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Energy Saving Workshop 1/23

Ever wonder about ways to reduce heating and energy costs in your living space? Come to the Save Energy, Save Dollars workshop on Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 from 10am – noon. Whether you rent or own, you can decrease your use of energy in areas like heating and cooling, lighting, and appliances.

This workshop is free but registration is required – email vsd22@cornell.edu, call 865-6531, or register in person at the library. The program is developed by Cornell Cooperative Extension and NYS Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA).

Thank you to NYSERDA for sponsoring this event.

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Healthy Children, Healthy Families Workshops

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County will present a series of free workshops on Wednesdays from 6 – 7:30pm during January and February. They begin this Wednesday, January 6th.

Learn strategies and skills that will help you be supportive of your child’s development, including games that can help your family be active and healthy. There will be a Focus on Food segment featuring healthy meal and snack ideas for children ages 3-11 with recipes and samples. You will also receive free small kitchen tools.

Unlike our other programs, you should register for these workshops directly with CCE by calling 865-6531 or emailing vsd22@cornell.edu. These classes also count toward credit hours for daycare providers.

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Wildflower Identification Program 4/28

Are you curious about some of the flowers you see growing wild? On Tuesday 4/28 at 6:30pm, come learn more about wildflowers and how to identify them. Martin and Mary Ann Cuff of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County will share tips and help you set up an identification kit. We hope you will join us for this program, which is free to the public.

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Beneficial Insects Program – Tues 4/7

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.

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Final Nutrition Program Meets 3/6

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A huge thanks to Amy from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County for her dedication in running the multiple weeks of the Nutrition Program. Each night, attendees have left with helpful tips, new recipes, and delicious samples of the evening’s dish. The final night will be Thurs. March 6th at 6:30pm in the Smart Community Room. If you haven’t stopped by yet, we encourage you to attend!

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Nutrition Program Continues – 3 Dates in February

We are very excited that Cornell Cooperative Extension will be continuing their wonderful nutrition and cooking program at the Sidney Library. Come visit on February 6th, 13th, and 27th at 6:30pm to get nutrition and grocery shopping tips, as well as a cooking demo (and of course, try some of the delicious results).

To register, please call 607-865-6531 or email vsd22@cornell.edu. You may also register at the library or online.

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Eat Right When the Money is Tight – Workshop Series

Cornell Cooperative Extension has organized a workshop designed to help you get the most from your food budget. On January 9th, 16th, and 30th at 6:30pm, CCE will share tips on how to be more successful while grocery shopping and suggestions for healthy, inexpensive meals. There will also be food demonstrations, recipes, and physical activity ideas for participants.

The full description of this series of workshops can be found on the Programs page. It is important that interested patrons please register online or by calling the library.