Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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Book Club to Meet 5/19

The Friends of the Libraries sponsor a monthly book club, which anyone is welcome to join. This month, they will be discussing The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty. The group will meet Tuesday 5/19 at 11:30am in the Smart Community Room.

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Meet Author Avi 5/12

The Sidney Library is extremely excited to host award winning author Avi on Tuesday 5/12 at 6:30pm. Avi has written dozens of books for younger and middle grades including the well-known True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle. He will be speaking here in our Smart Community Room.

Avi will entertain with readings of his work, discuss his writing life and how some of his characters came to be, and finish off with a book-signing. We will also have copies of several of his books available for sale for $5-$10, including his newest book Catch You Later, Traitor.

We encourage you to click here to see the official flier for the event and share it with your friends!

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Featured Artist for April – Meg Anderson Argo

During the month of April, stop by our Smart Community Room and see the beautiful drawings of Meg Anderson Argo. Ms. Argo, who was a professional photographer for 20 years, also does pastel drawings which will be on display. She is inspired by nature, including the mountains of upstate New York and the ocean views of Cape Cod. Feel free to visit the exhibit any time the library is open.

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Beneficial Insects Program – Tues 4/7

We often find bugs annoying, but there are lots of insects that help keep gardens and plants healthy. If you would like to learn more about beneficial insects and the types of plants that attract them, you will not want to miss our upcoming program. On Tuesday 4/7 at 6:30pm, Linda Svoboda from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County will present on this topic. Veteran and new gardeners alike are sure to learn a few tips from Ms. Svoboda. We hope you will join us for this free program.

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Library Stats for 2014

A big thanks goes out to YOU – our patrons. You stopped in more than 50,000 times to the Sidney, Sidney Center, and Masonville libraries to borrow books, rent DVD’s, play with puppets, or attend one of our 497 different programs in 2014.

For a small town we are proud to offer a variety of children’s, young adult, and adult books – both fiction and non-fiction. Last year you borrowed over 93,000 books, and this year we hope there will be even more books circulated.

We love getting to know you and your families, and helping you save money by borrowing our library books and DVD’s for free.

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Free Movie 3/22 – Hundred Foot Journey

The Hundred Foot Journey, a movie featuring Helen Mirren, will be shown on Sunday 3/22 at 1:30pm. Thanks to the Friends of the Libraries, this movie is free to the public in our Smart Community Room. The story looks at the feud between an incredible French chef and the owners of the new restaurant across the street, an Indian family. You can watch the trailer below. We hope you will join us!

 

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Free Calligraphy Workshop 3/15

Calligraphy, the art of hand lettering, is wonderful to learn for addressing invitations, making posters, or just for fun. Join Sidney Library’s own Joyce Neal on Sunday 3/15 from 2:00 – 3:30pm to learn the basics of calligraphy. Ms. Neal taught art for 20 years in Sidney Central School and also has experience teaching adult education classes through BOCES.

This workshop is free, but registration is required. You can sign up at our circulation desk, online, or by calling 563-1200. Space is limited so give us a call to reserve your spot today!

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March Art Exhibit – Antique Quilts

Thanks to the Delaware County Historical Association, the Sidney Library is proud to display antique quilts for the month of March, in our Smart Community Room. These quilts were all made by hand between 1770 and 1916. Stop by and view them anytime the library is open.

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Come See a Movie This Sunday 2/22

Have you heard of the movie Twelve Years a Slave, the Academy Award winning movie that got rave reviews last year when it was released? Now is your chance to see it for free on the big screen. Join us this Sunday 2/22 at 1:30pm in the Smart Community Room, where you can watch this movie set in the 1840’s. Get to know Solomon Northup, a free black man from New York, who is abducted and sold into slavery.

Watch the trailer below:

Thanks to the Friends of the Libraries for sponsoring this event.

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Music Performance to be Rescheduled

The musical performance Party of Two which was scheduled for Sunday February 8th will be rescheduled due to concerns about the winter storm coming our way.

We will let you know as soon as we have a new date for the event. Keep an eye on Facebook and our website for more details.