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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Book Discussion Group to Meet 7/15

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The Friends of the Libraries will host their monthly book discussion on Tuesday, July 15th at 11:30am in the Smart Community Room. This month’s book is Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland. New members are always welcome.

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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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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.

 

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Kids Tech Program Added – Fri 6/27

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There will be another Kids Tech program on Friday, June 27th from 2-3pm in the Public Computing Center (downstairs in the Sidney Library). Children ages 8-12 are invited to join us for fun on the computers, iPads, and Smartboard. We will also enjoy some games and puzzles.

There is no registration needed. We hope to see you there!

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Featured Artists for June – Scott & Brenda Wesley

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During the month of June, the Smart Community Room will feature artwork by Scott and Brenda Wesley. Both artists, who are residents of Unadilla, work primarily in acrylic and mixed media. Stop in anytime the library is open to view their work.

This exhibit can be viewed beginning on June 5th.

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Library Closed for Memorial Day – Monday 5/26

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The Sidney Library will be closed on Monday, May 26th in observance of Memorial Day. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday.

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Featured Artist for May – Afton Piece Corps Quilters

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Local crafters will be pleased with the May art exhibition in Sidney Library’s Smart Community Room. It features works by the Afton Piece Corps Quilters, a group of talented members who transformed imagery from books into quilts and wall hangings.

We invite the public to stop in anytime our library is open and enjoy the show.

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National Preservation Week 4/27

Next week, April 27th – May 3rd, is National Preservation Week, which takes time to recognize the importance of libraries and other institutions when it comes to preserving books, manuscripts, films, maps, and artwork.

Last year, the Sidney Library and Sidney Historical Association collaborated to digitize the following local newspapers: The Sidney Record, The Sidney Enterprise, and the Tri-Town News. Click the graphic above to view the archives.

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Spring Book Sale 4/10-4/12

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The Friends of the Libraries are holding their big book sale April 10-12. This is held in the Smart Community Room and offers hardcover and softcover books, as well as CD’s, DVD’s, and magazines for sale.

The hours are as follows:

  • Thursday, April 10th: 6 – 8pm
  • Friday, April 11th: 9:30am – 5pm
  • Saturday, April 12th: 10am – 1pm