Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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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.

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Papercutting Workshop with Local Artist 2/7

Were you impressed by the cut paper artwork of Shannon Delany and would like to learn more about it? On Saturday Feb. 7th at 10am, Ms. Delany is hosting a workshop on the papercutting process. You can learn to make a beautiful cut paper heart or Celtic knot.

Please note:

  • This workshop has a materials fee of $10 which must be paid when you register.
  • Participants must bring both manicure and standard scissors.

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

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Follow Us On Facebook

Do you like knowing what is going on at the library but don’t always remember to check the Sidney Library website? You can Like our page on Facebook to get library updates in your news feed. Once you click the ‘Like’ button, make sure it says Following to the right of the Like button. This way you will be sure to see when we post.

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Featured Artist – Shannon Delany’s Cut Paper

Cut paper artwork is a delicate process that requires a lot of patience. If you’ve never seen the style before, you’ll want to stop by the Sidney Library’s Smart Community Room now through late February. Local artist Shannon Delany’s cut paper artwork is on display and is absolutely breathtaking. Ms. Delany is also hosting a workshop where you can learn the process from her. More information is posted at the Sidney Library, and we will share it online soon.

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Free Tax Forms Available at the Library

If you do your taxes and would like free copies of common tax forms such as the 1040 and 1040EZ, stop by the Sidney Library. By the end of January we should have a variety of these forms for you to take. Check for the display in our DVD and Wireless Room.

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Books on Display – Fiction

Looking for something different to read? The Sidney Library features displays on the ends of the aisles that are handpicked by our staff.

Current fiction endcap displays include:

  • Paperbacks
  • Classic Literature
  • Winter Reads
  • Armchair Escapes
  • Stories for Quilters / Sewers
  • Magic & Fantasy Novels
  • Short Story Collections

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Kids Game Day – 1/2

Join us for a fun program called “Get Your Game Face On”, which will be held in the Sidney Library’s PCC on Friday, January 2nd, 2-4pm. School age kids are invited to join us to play games on the Wii. Board games and other activities will also be available.

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Library Closed for New Year’s

The Sidney Library will be closing early (at 3pm) on December 31st, 2014 and all day January 1st, 2015 in observance of New Year’s. We will resume normal hours on the 2nd.

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Come Watch How to Train Your Dragon 2 – 12/30

Would you or your child enjoy watching a movie on the big screen for free? On Tuesday, December 30th at 1pm, we will be showing How to Train Your Dragon 2 in the Smart Community Room. It would be a nice chance to get out of the house for the afternoon and do something fun. We hope you will join us!

This movie is rated PG and is 102 minutes long. You can watch the trailer below.