Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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Meet the Author 6/12

Susan Moger, author of historical fiction novel Of Better Blood, will be at the Sidney Library on Sunday, June 12th 2016 from 1:30 – 3:00pm. This young adult novel is set in the 1920’s and addresses the racial purity movement of the time period when people with disabilities were ostracized.

We hope you will join us to hear from Ms. Moger! This event is free and open to the public.

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Elder Law Workshop 5/19

Do you have an aging parent or elderly loved one, and have questions about things like wills, trusts, health care proxies, and end of life decisions? Join us for a free workshop hosted by Ms. Beth Westfall, an attorney. The workshop will be held on Thursday, May 19th 2016 at 6:30pm in our Smart Community Room. It is free to the public and questions are encouraged.

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Come Watch Goosebumps Movie! 4/28

On Thursday, April 28th at 1:00pm, we will be showing the movie Goosebumps here at the Sidney Library. You can watch this PG-rated movie on the big screen in our Smart Community Room. The movie is described as follows: a teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author, R.L. Stine, after the writer’s imaginary demons are set free on the town of Madison, Delaware.

This movie is free to the public. You can view the trailer below.

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Books & Resources for Parents

We have something new in the children’s section of the Sidney Library, just past the puppets. Check out our bookshelf of pamphlets, books, and other resources that all relate to parenting. With everything from baby food recipes to books about teenagers, we hope you find something helpful.

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Library Closed 2/15

In observance of Presidents’ Day, the Sidney Library and branches will be closed on Monday, February 15th 2016. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday.

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Come Watch Minions 2/16

On Tuesday, February 16th at 1pm (a vacation day for Sidney students), we will show the movie Minions on the big screen in our Smart Community Room. Come join us for a fun, free event!

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Photography Exhibit on Display

The featured artist for January and February is Amy Marron of Mount Upton, owner of Lifeworks Photos. Ms. Marron became interested in photography in high school and has been practicing since. Her passion is equestrian photography, and has been seen at many events on the Chensego Hunter Association circuit.

These photographs will be on display in our Smart Community Room anytime the library is open. Come take a look!

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Chainmaille Jewelry Workshop 1/16

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own chainmaille jewelry? Now is your chance. Nicole Hubbard will be teaching a workshop here at the Sidney Library on Saturday, January 16th 2016 from 10 – 11:30am. During this time, you will learn the basics of chainmaille and create your own box chain weave necklace.

This class has a fee of $8 to cover materials. You will need to bring two sets of jewelry pliers (description available at signup) or you can purchase them from the instructor.

Registration is required, either in person at the Sidney Library, or by calling 563-1200.

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Winter Closing Policy

When the Sidney School District has a delay due to weather, the Sidney Library will still open at its regular time. On a day when the school day is canceled due to weather, the library will open at 11am.

School closings and delays are announced on WCDO radio, and are also listed on WBNG TV’s website. We will also try to keep you updated on our Facebook page.

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Library Closed 11/11

In observance of Veterans’ Day, the Sidney Library will be closed on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015. We will resume normal hours on Thursday.