Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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National Preservation Week 4/27

Next week, April 27th – May 3rd, is National Preservation Week, which takes time to recognize the importance of libraries and other institutions when it comes to preserving books, manuscripts, films, maps, and artwork.

Last year, the Sidney Library and Sidney Historical Association collaborated to digitize the following local newspapers: The Sidney Record, The Sidney Enterprise, and the Tri-Town News. Click the graphic above to view the archives.

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Library Closed 4/20

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In observation of Easter, the Sidney Library will be closed this Sunday, April 20th. We will resume normal hours on Monday.

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Earth Day Movies for Kids 4/15 and 4/17

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During the Sidney School District‘s spring vacation, the Sidney Library will be hosting two movies in honor of Earth Day. Please join us for the following movies, both of which will be shown in the Smart Community Room:

  • Tuesday, April 15th at 1:30pmWALL-E
  • Thursday, April 17th at 1:30pmThe Lorax

You can watch the preview for each movie below.

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Book Club to Meet 4/15

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The Friends of the Libraries book discussion group will meet on Tuesday, April 15th at 11:00am in the Smart Community Room to discuss this month’s book club book, Little Bee by Chris Cleave. New members are always welcome.

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Featured Artist – JoAnn Bertone Chmielowski

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photo by JoAnn Bertone Chmielowski

Our featured exhibit in the Smart Community Room for the month of April is JoAnn Bertone Chmielowski. JoAnn’s nature photographs make use of reflections and unusual perspectives, and are paired with beautiful frames carved from local wood.

This exhibit is open for viewing any time our library is open. We encourage you to stop back and visit it!

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Spring Book Sale 4/10-4/12

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The Friends of the Libraries are holding their big book sale April 10-12. This is held in the Smart Community Room and offers hardcover and softcover books, as well as CD’s, DVD’s, and magazines for sale.

The hours are as follows:

  • Thursday, April 10th: 6 – 8pm
  • Friday, April 11th: 9:30am – 5pm
  • Saturday, April 12th: 10am – 1pm

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Photo Club to Meet 4/7

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Photo club, run by local photographer Thomas Hunter, will meet this Monday, April 7th at 6pm in the Smart Community Room. Thomas goes into great depth about the many functions of digital cameras, so this group is a great fit for both beginner and experienced photographers.

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Author to Visit Library 4/5

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Edgar-Award nominated author Shelly Reuben will visit the Sidney Library this Saturday, April 5th at 11:00 am. Her presentation is an interactive one – you should bring a pencil and notebook with you.

According to her website, Ms. Reuben is also a private detective and fire and arson investigator. Her new book, The Boys of Sabbath Street, is a mystery novel that was published in December 2013.

No registration is needed for this program.

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Community Game Day 3/29

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A game day, open to the community, will take place on Saturday March 29th at 11:45 am. It is described as an afternoon of games, puzzles, and light refreshments in a family-friendly atmosphere. Feel free to bring a board game you’d like to play or join in with others.

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Create-a-Card Workshop 3/26

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Sidney Library’s own Linda Shea will teach a workshop this Wednesday, March 26th at 6:30pm where she will demonstrate techniques for making birthday cards. Each participant will go home with 5 handmade cards. For a materials fee of only $5, this workshop is definitely worthwhile.

Participants should register for this workshop by calling the library or online.