Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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Passenger Pigeon Presentation 9/2

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Do you know the story of the passenger pigeon, one of the most abundant birds in North America that has gone extinct? Join us for John Neumann’s presentation on passenger pigeons on Tuesday Sept. 2nd at 6:30pm in the Smart Community Room. Mr. Neumann, who is a volunteer with Project Passenger Pigeon, will share this history and look into the relationship between humans and nature as it relates to the pigeon’s extinction. We hope you will join us for this event.

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Reading Logs Due 8/30

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For kids who have been keeping track of their reading to earn free books, please note that all Independent Reading Logs must be turned in to the Sidney Library by Saturday, August 30th. There is a little blue bucket at our circulation desk where they can be placed.

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Movie Screening for Adults 8/19

On August 19th at 6:00pm, the Sidney Library will show the movie About Time in the Smart Community Room. This event is free and open to the public. You can watch the movie’s trailer below. We hope to see you there!

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Book Discussion Group to Meet 8/19

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The Friends of the Libraries will hold their monthly book discussion group on Tuesday, August 19th at 11:30am in the Smart Community Room. This month’s book is City of Thieves by David Benioff. New participants are always welcome to join the discussion.

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Featured Artist for August – Megan Gray

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Megan Gray, a Sidney high school alumna and recent graduate of SUNY New Paltz, will display her senior thesis artwork in the Sidney Library’s Smart Community Room during the month of August. Megan’s exhibit is titled Geo Metric Schema which focuses on layering and patterns to create beautiful works of art.

We encourage you to stop in and view this exhibit anytime the library is open.

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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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Kids Program – The Spoon Man 8/6

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The Spoon Man, aka Jim Cruise, is a published author who offers a hilarious interactive comedy program for children of all ages. He has a totally clean act because he never uses dirty silverware.  Come see The Spoon Man at Sidney Memorial Public Library on Wednesday, August 6 at 10:00am.  Just show up for some good clean fun – this program is free and open to all.

Thank you to Friends of the Libraries for sponsoring this event.

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Movie Screenings for Adults and Teens 8/5 & 8/12

The next two movies in our science fiction themed collection are Jurassic Park and The Unforeseen. These films will be shown on the big screen in our Smart Community Room. We hope you will join us!

Jurassic ParkAugust 5th at 6:00pm

 

The UnforeseenAugust 12th at 2:30pm

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Sherlock Holmes Book Discussion 8/7

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Thursday, August 7th at 6:30pm will be the third installment of our adult summer book club meeting, held in the Smart Community Room. The next topic is Sherlock Holmes, and readers are encouraged to read a book of their choice. A few ideas of Sherlock Holmes related books include:

A complete list of suggestions can be found in the Sidney Library (on the flier titled Literary Elements) or by you can click here to download the flier as a .pdf file.

 

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Science Experiments for Kids – August

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As part of our summer entertainment program, the Sidney Library staff will host science experiments for school age kids. These activities use everyday household objects to learn more about science in our world. The dates and topics for August are:

Grades K-3: Tuesdays, 1:30-2:30pm

  • August 5 -Weather Science
  • August 12 – Density & Buoyancy

Grades 4-6: Wednesdays, 1:30-2:30pm

  • August 6 – Optical Illusions
  • August 13 – Forces