Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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Halloween Fun For Kids 10/24

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The Sidney Library staff have planned a fun afternoon of Halloween activities for kids on Friday, October 24th. We invite families to join us for one or more of the following events:

All activities are free and popcorn will be provided. We hope you will join us, and feel free to wear your Halloween costume!

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Closed Columbus Day 10/13

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In observance of Columbus Day, the Sidney Library will be closed on Monday, October 13th. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday.

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Come Learn About the Titanic 10/7

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On Tuesday, October 7th at 6:30pm, local historian Scott Payne will share information on the sinking of the Titanic. This event, held in the Smart Community Room, will discuss the ship’s sinking and the 1985 discovery of its wreckage in the ocean. We invite you to join us for this free event.

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Jewelry Making Workshop 9/23

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Are you interested in learning a new jewelry making technique? Tina Souilliard of Beads of a Feather will be teaching a class at the Sidney Library on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 6:30pm. Participants will learn how to make a crystal clay necklace using a bezel setting – you can see jewelry samples in the display case by our circulation desk. There is a materials fee of $10 for this course.

Please note that registration is required – you can do so online, call us at 563-1200, or stop by the circulation desk. Adults and adult/child (age 9+) combinations are welcome.

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Lego Time 9/17

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Do you have preschool or school-age children who enjoy playing with Legos? Join Sidney Library staff member Linda for a new program called Lego Time, which will be held Wednesday Sept. 17th at 4:00pm. We will have Legos available to create with and may have a challenge or two, just for fun.

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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.