Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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Microsoft Word Class 6/16

Have you used Microsoft Word before, but would like to learn tricks to make it easier? Perhaps you would like to learn better ways to edit and format your documents. If so, join us for a class in our Public Computing Center (PCC) on Thursday, June 16th at 4pm. Our class on Microsoft Word Tips & Tricks will help you feel more comfortable using Word.

This class is free but registration is required, and participants should have a little experience using Microsoft Word. This is not an introductory class.

Register online, in person at the Sidney Library main desk, or by calling us at 563-1200.

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Open Hours for October

Need help with your phone, tablet, or laptop? We are able to help during Open Hours, which are held in our Public Computing Center. You are also welcome to use our laptops to work on genealogy research with Ancestry during this time. Open Hours for October are hosted on:

  • Monday October 5th, 2015 from 4 – 6pm
  • Thursday October 22nd, 2015 from 4 – 6pm

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Open Hours for September

Need help with your phone, tablet, or laptop? We are able to help during Open Hours, which are held in our Public Computing Center. You are also welcome to use our laptops to work on genealogy research with Ancestry during this time. Open Hours for the rest of September are hosted from 4 – 6pm on

  • September 16th, 2015
  • September 23rd, 2015

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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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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!

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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
  • Ancestry.com library edition
  • Google
  • scanning old photos, slides, or negatives

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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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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.