Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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January Book Club – Jojo Moyes’ Newest Novel

The Friends of the Libraries run a monthly book club, open to anyone in the community. This month’s book discussion will be on the novel Me Before You, written by Jojo Moyes. The group will meet Tuesday, January 20th at 11am in the Smart Community Room.

To get a jump on next month’s book club book, check out And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini.

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Computer Classes for January

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Do you know someone interested in learning more about Facebook, Skype, or some advanced Microsoft Word techniques? Our January computer classes can help! Click here to view the calendar of classes, and sign up online, by phone (563-1200) or in person at the circulation desk.

Don’t forget that the library’s Public Computing Center (PCC) has open hours on Mondays from 2-4 and Wednesdays from 11-1. If you have a specific question (how to get an audiobook on your iPhone, how to set up a private board on Pinterest, etc.) we can help!

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Jim Bryden Quilting Presentation 1/10

Are you interested in the stories behind the artwork? Join us on Saturday, January 10th at 1pm in the Smart Community Room as Jim Bryden speaks about his quilts. Mr. Bryden’s work is very intricate, with lots of beautiful patterns. Many samples of his work will be shown. Please join us for this free presentation!

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Local Author to Speak 11/22

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Are you interested in trains and railroads? Do you have an interest in local history? Local author John Taibi will speak on Saturday November 22 at 1pm in the Smart Community Room, with a focus on the history of railroading between Albany and Binghamton. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity.

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Come Watch Dead Poets’ Society 9/28

The Friends of the Libraries restart their monthly movie event this Sunday, September 28th at 1:30pm in the Smart Community Room. This month’s movie is Dead Poets’ Society featuring Robin Williams and is free and open to the public.

We hope you will join us for this classic film. You can view the original trailer below:

 

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Artist of the Month – Amy Nordberg

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Have you stopped into our Smart Community Room during the month of September? This month’s art exhibit features local photographer Amy Nordberg, owner of SetMeFree Photo Art. Her artwork, which highlights nature and does not rely on digital editing, will be viewable whenever the library is open.

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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.