Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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Computer Classes for October

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Do you know someone interested in learning more about computers and technology? This month, the Sidney Library’s Public Computing Center will offer free classes on the following topics:

  • Beginner Microsoft Word
  • Intro to Facebook
  • Digital Cameras: Accessing Your Photos
  • Ancestry, Library Edition (genealogy)
  • Computer Basics
  • Intro to Skype (video calling)
  • Intro to Pinterest
  • iPad Basics
  • Facebook: Beyond the Basics
  • Beginner Microsoft Publisher

You can register online, by calling the Sidney Library at 563-1200, or stopping in and registering in person.

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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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Jewelry Making Workshop 9/23

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Are you interested in learning a new jewelry making technique? Tina Souilliard of Beads of a Feather will be teaching a class at the Sidney Library on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 6:30pm. Participants will learn how to make a crystal clay necklace using a bezel setting – you can see jewelry samples in the display case by our circulation desk. There is a materials fee of $10 for this course.

Please note that registration is required – you can do so online, call us at 563-1200, or stop by the circulation desk. Adults and adult/child (age 9+) combinations are welcome.

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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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Lego Time 9/17

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Do you have preschool or school-age children who enjoy playing with Legos? Join Sidney Library staff member Linda for a new program called Lego Time, which will be held Wednesday Sept. 17th at 4:00pm. We will have Legos available to create with and may have a challenge or two, just for fun.

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Book Discussion Group to Meet 9/16

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Join the Friends of the Libraries at their upcoming book discussion group meeting on Tuesday September 16th at 11:30am. The book, Caleb’s Crossing, is a historical fiction novel set in the 1660′s. New participants are always welcome and can get a copy of the book by requesting it at the Sidney Library’s circulation desk.

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Library Hours

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Now that summer is over, the Sidney Library will once again be open on Sundays from 1:00 – 4:00pm. Our other hours will stay the same.

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Computer Classes for September

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Do you know someone who is interested in learning more about using technology such as iPads or digital cameras? The Public Computing Center is offering free classes this month on topics such as:

  • Digital cameras, and editing photos using programs like Picasa
  • Scanning and uploading documents
  • Social media, including Facebook
  • Keyboarding basics
  • iPad basics

Register online, by calling the Sidney Library at 563-1200, or stopping in and registering in person.

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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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Library Closed for Labor Day 9/1

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The Sidney Library will be closed on Monday, September 1st in observance of Labor Day. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday.