Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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Library Closing 5/30

In observance of Memorial Day, the Sidney Memorial Public Library and branches will be closed on Monday, May 30th, 2016. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday.

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Library Budget Vote 5/17

Sidney residents, please note: the 2016-2017 Sidney Memorial Public Library budget will be put to a vote on Tuesday, May 17th 2016. We encourage you to cast your vote!

Voting takes place at the Sidney High School. According to the Sidney CSD website, polls will be open from 7:00am – 8:00pm.

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Facebook Class 5/19

Would you like to make sure your Facebook is secure? We are hosting a computer class called Keeping Your Facebook Safe , where we will review privacy settings and make sure you are only sharing with the right people. This class, being held onĀ Thursday May 19th, 2016 at 4pm is free but registration is required. Please click here to register or call us at 563-1200. We hope to see you there!

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Elder Law Workshop 5/19

Do you have an aging parent or elderly loved one, and have questions about things like wills, trusts, health care proxies, and end of life decisions? Join us for a free workshop hosted by Ms. Beth Westfall, an attorney. The workshop will be held on Thursday, May 19th 2016 at 6:30pm in our Smart Community Room. It is free to the public and questions are encouraged.

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Book Club to Meet 5/17

The Friends of the Libraries will host their monthly book club meeting on Tuesday, May 17th at 11:30am. All are welcome to attend. This month’s book is Zeitoun by Dave Eggers. Copies of the book are usually available at our main desk.

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Plant Diseases Presentation 5/9

The Sidney Library will welcome Mr. Tony Antes on Monday, May 9th 2016 at 6:30pm. Mr. Antes will present on plant diseases and ways to keep your garden healthy this summer. He has experience with Cornell Cooperative Extension and is very knowledgeable on gardening. This presentation is free to the public. We hope you will join us!

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Navigating Our Website

Many people stop by our library website to see articles on the main page, but there is a lot of information here. A few of the pages that change regularly are in the menu at the top of the page:

  • Kids / Teens – this shows a list of regular and special programs for kids, including story times.
  • Programs – this shows upcoming programs and art exhibits for adults.
  • Library Friends – this has information about movie showings, the monthly book club, and book sales sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries. All are welcome to events sponsored by the Friends.

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Come Watch Goosebumps Movie! 4/28

On Thursday, April 28th at 1:00pm, we will be showing the movie Goosebumps here at the Sidney Library. You can watch this PG-rated movie on the big screen in our Smart Community Room. The movie is described as follows: a teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author, R.L. Stine, after the writer’s imaginary demons are set free on the town of Madison, Delaware.

This movie is free to the public. You can view the trailer below.

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Birdhouse Workshop and Presentation 4/30

Come learn about the Eastern Bluebird and build your own bluebird box on Saturday, April 30th at 1:00pm. Mr. John Rogers, a bluebird specialist, will present a nature slideshow with a focus on the bluebird. After the slideshow, you will make a bluebird box to take home.

This workshop has a materials fee of $8 and registration is required. Please register online, in person at the library, or by calling us at 563-1200.

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Local Jazz Band to Perform 4/17

The BGS Jazz Express, a group of music students from Bainbridge-Guilford and Sidney schools, will perform at the Sidney Library on Sunday April 17th 2016 at 1:30pm. Directed by Sidney High School’s Mr. Gregg Norris, this show is a must-see. We hope you will join us in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month!

You can learn more about Jazz Appreciation Month at www.smithsonianjazz.org.