Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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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

 

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Movie Screenings for Kids 7/24 & 7/31

The Sidney Library will show children’s movies on the big screen in our Smart Community Room. These movies are free to the public. Food is not provided but you are welcome to bring your own.

UpJuly 24th at 1:00pm

 

Meet the RobinsonsJuly 31st at 1:00pm

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Kids Program – The Dirtmeister 7/24

In recognition of this year’s theme of “Fizz, Boom, Read!”, we are pleased to present Soda Bottle Science – A Delightful Deluge of Dirt Cheap Science Experiments That Go Fizz, Boom and Pop! by winning author and science celebrity Steve “The Dirtmeister” Tomecek.  Steve will be at the Sidney Library on Wednesday, July 23rd at 10:00 am. During the program, Steve will explore over a dozen different science experiments that kids can safely do at home using soda bottles, coffee cans, sandwich bags and other household items. This event is free and open to the public. Following the program, Steve will be available to meet and greet the audience and will also be available to autograph copies of some of his awesome books including his Scholastic books, Soda Bottle Science, Coffee Can Science, and Sandwich Bag Science.

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

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Kids Program with Barb Field 7/9

Families are invited to join us for a free program at the Sidney Library on Wednesday July 9th at 6:30pm Barb Field and her character Professor Womboggle join us for the program Fizz, Boom, Read! Professor Womboggle is a goofy science professor with a trunk full of wacky and hilariously funny experiments.  She will amaze and entertain you with science principles relating to everyday life with hands on experiments.

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Movie Screenings for Adults and Teens 7/8 & 7/15

The first two movie screenings to go with our adult summer programming theme of science and science fiction are the movies Gravity and Ender’s Game. All movies are free to the public and are being shown in our air conditioned Smart Community Room. You will find the date, time, and trailer of these two movies below.

 

GravityJuly 8th at 2:30pm

 

Ender’s GameJuly 15th at 6:00pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP0cUBi4hwE

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Library Closed Independence Day 7/4

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In observance of Independence Day, the Sidney Library will be closed Friday, July 4th 2014. We will resume regular hours on Friday.

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Science Experiments for Kids – July

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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 July are:

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

  • July 8 – Acids & Bases
  • July 15 – Absorbing & Dissolving
  • July 22 – Candy Science
  • July 29 – Air & Forces

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

  • July 9 – Forensic Science
  • July 16 – Microscope Science
  • July 23 – Candy Science
  • July 30 – Science & Your Body

 

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Mad Scientist Book Club 7/10

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Thursday, July 10th at 6:30pm will be the first adult summer book club meeting, held in the Smart Community Room. The first topic is mad scientists, and readers are encouraged to read a book of their choice. A few ideas of mad scientist 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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Computer Workshops for July

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Sidney Library’s Public Computing Center (PCC) will hold the following workshops in July:

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.