Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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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

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Photography Club to Meet 3/3

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Do you have a camera you’d like help learning how to use? Or, are you interested in connecting with other  photographers? Join Thomas Hunter (local photographer) and others for the Photography Club’s second meeting. It will be held at 6:00pm on Monday, March 3rd in the Community Room. Be sure to bring your camera!

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Book Displays

Displayed on the end of each aisle in the adult section of the Sidney Library, you may have noticed that we feature books of different topics. If one catches your eye, please come in and check it out.

Non-Fiction:

  • NY Times Bestsellers of 2013
  • Disorder (Serial Killers, etc)
  • Presidents
  • Cookbooks
  • Personal Health
  • Non-fiction that reads like fiction
  • Preparing for Spring (Garden Planning)

Fiction:

  • Paperbacks
  • Classics
  • Books to Read with a Glass of Wine and Box of Tissues
  • Armchair Escapes
  • Cold Weather Reads
  • Circus Themed Books
  • Greek Mythology

Also, the main display in the Sidney Library for February features Love Stories and books about Friendship.

 

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Movie Showing 1/26

On January 26th, the Friends of the Libraries will host a movie showing of Quartet, released in 2012 and starring Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, and Billy Connolly. This movie is free to the public, and begins at 1:30pm in the Smart Community Room. You can watch the trailer below!

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Library Closed 1/20

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Sidney Memorial Public Library will be closed on Monday, January 20th. We will re-open Tuesday January 21st at 9:00am.

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January Book Discussion 1/21

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Friends of the Libraries will hold their monthly book discussion this Tuesday, January 21st at 11:30am. If you have read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, come join the Friends in the Smart Community Room to talk about the book.

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Community Game Day

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There will be a Community Game Day this Saturday, January 18th from 12:00 – 3:30pm in our Smart Community Room. Bring your family down to the library for board games and puzzles. You can bring your own family-friendly games, or play one of the games provided.

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Digital Photography Workshop on Wednesday 1/15

Join us on Wednesday, January 15th at 6:30pm in the Community Room for a wonderful workshop being presented by Sidney local Thomas Hunter, of Creative Images by Thomas. Bring your own digital camera and learn more about some of its features. A complete description of this program can be found by visiting the Program page.

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Featured Artist for January – Thomas Hunter

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Sidney NY local Thomas Hunter is the featured artist in the Sidney Library’s Smart Community Room. His photography highlights some of the beautiful nature in our area. This exhibit will be up until January 31st. When you are visiting the Sidney Library to check out some new materials, don’t forget to stop in and see the artwork.