Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838


Book Club to Meet 10/20

The Friends of the Libraries will host their monthly book discussion on Tuesday October 20, 2015 at 11:30am. This month’s book is All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. This historical fiction is set during World War II and was the recipient of the 2014 Goodreads Readers’ Choice award. Anyone is welcome to join – come see what book club is all about!

To see future Book Club books, visit the Library Friends page.


Computer Workshops for July


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.



Teen Goodreads Book Club

Teens: Join us at 6:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month (September 26th) in the PCC for pizza and a discussion of James Dashner’s The Maze Runner. We will use the computers and iPads to learn about Goodreads so that we can continue the discussion online throughout the month.¬†We will also choose the book for our October meeting.

There are several copies of the book in our YA section. Grab one and get reading!


About The Maze Runner:

The first book in the New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series–The Maze Runner is a modern classic, perfect for fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent.

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade–a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls.

Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every thirty days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.

Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up–the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers.

Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind.

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