Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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Earth Day Movies for Kids 4/15 and 4/17

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During the Sidney School District‘s spring vacation, the Sidney Library will be hosting two movies in honor of Earth Day. Please join us for the following movies, both of which will be shown in the Smart Community Room:

  • Tuesday, April 15th at 1:30pmWALL-E
  • Thursday, April 17th at 1:30pmThe Lorax

You can watch the preview for each movie below.

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Featured Artist – JoAnn Bertone Chmielowski

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photo by JoAnn Bertone Chmielowski

Our featured exhibit in the Smart Community Room for the month of April is JoAnn Bertone Chmielowski. JoAnn’s nature photographs make use of reflections and unusual perspectives, and are paired with beautiful frames carved from local wood.

This exhibit is open for viewing any time our library is open. We encourage you to stop back and visit it!

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Children’s Events This Week

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In addition to the wonderful children’s programs already in place, there are two special events for kids this week.

  • Kids age 3-7 are invited to attend our Olympics Party, in celebration of the 22nd Winter Olympic Games. This Friday, February 21st from 10:30-11:30am in the Smart Community Room, we hope you will join us for reading, crafting, and game playing.
  • The children’s movie this month is Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 and will be shown this Thursday, February 20th at 1pm in the Smart Community Room. You can read more about the movie and watch its trailer by clicking here to view our original post for the event.

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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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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

photograph by Thomas Hunter

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.

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Watercolor Exhibition

© Marta Fedoryka Genaro

image © Marta Fedoryka Genaro

The Sidney Library will have the watercolor paintings of Marta Fedoryka Genaro on exhibit in our Smart Community Room beginning on September 3rd through the end of the month. Marta is a self-taught painter who started out working with oils. She says, “Watercolors have lured me with their spontaneity and vibrancy and I am now concentrating on working with them.” Genaro Lives in Mt. Upton, NY where she is further exploring various media with focus on watercolors. Stop in our Smart Community Room during the month of September and enjoy the captivating work of this local artist.