Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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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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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.

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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 January

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Do you know someone interested in learning more about Facebook, Skype, or some advanced Microsoft Word techniques? Our January computer classes can help! Click here to view the 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 in December

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Do you know someone who would like to learn more about using their computer? The Sidney Library’s Public Computing Center (PCC) will teach these workshops and more in December:

  • Shopping for Tech (Dec. 4th) – we will provide help choosing a technological gift that best suits that special someone on your gift list.
  • Creating Holiday Cards and Tags (Dec. 11th) – learn to create your own holiday cards and tags using Microsoft Word and Publisher.
  • Music and Audio Apps (Dec. 19th) – Learn how to use your device to listen to music, talk shows, and podcasts.
  • Get Help with New Devices (Dec. 29th 9:30 – 11am, and Dec. 30th 11-1) – Did you receive a new device for Christmas and would like help getting acquainted with it? Stop in with the device and we will help you get it set up.

For the full list, check the PCC Calendar online. All classes require registration except “Get Help with New Devices”, so please register online, by calling the library (563-1200) or in person at the circulation desk.

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Computer Classes for November

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Do you know someone who may be interested in learning about online safety or using a cloud drive? Our Public Computing Center is offering these classes and more in November:

  • Online SafetyFri. Nov. 7th at 11:00am – learn how to create safe passwords, identify secure websites, and be aware of scam and phishing emails.
  • Saving & Sharing DocumentsFri. Nov. 21st at 11:00am – learn about cloud file saving, using a flash drive, and where your documents go when you save them.
  • Computer Basics and Skype (video calls) classes are also available.

You can register online, by calling the Sidney Library at 563-1200, or stopping in and registering in person.

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Computer Classes and Open Hours for August

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Sidney Library’s Public Computing Center will offer classes during the month of August on the following topics:

  • computer basics
  • scanning and uploading photos
  • introduction to Skype

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.

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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.

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Computer Classes for May

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If you or anyone you know are interested in learning new computer skills, we invite you to check out the new computer classes being offered in May in our Public Computing Center. Topics include:

  • computer basics;
  • Microsoft Word;
  • email;
  • Facebook;
  • Pinterest;
  • downloading and accessing photos from your digital camera; and
  • using online services relating to the library system.

If you are interested, click here to view the calendar of classes. You can sign up online, by calling the library, or registering at the circulation desk.

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Minecraft in the Library

axeWho?

Tweens & Teens

When?

Wednesdays from 3 – 5 p.m.

Where?

Sidney Library Public Computing Center

**Use one of our computers to log on to your account and play individually or get on our server and play with your friends.

If you don’t have your own account, we have a few “loaner” accounts you use.**