Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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Mad Scientist Book Club 7/10

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Thursday, July 10th at 6:30pm will be the first adult summer book club meeting, held in the Smart Community Room. The first topic is mad scientists, and readers are encouraged to read a book of their choice. A few ideas of mad scientist related books include:

A complete list of suggestions can be found in the Sidney Library (on the flier titled Literary Elements) or by you can click here to download the flier as a .pdf file.

 

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Kids’ Summer Activities at the Branch Libraries

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Story and craft time will be hosted by both Sidney Center and Masonville branch libraries during the month of July. Preschool and school-age children are invited to join us at the following times:

  • Sidney Center Branch Library – every Monday in July – 2:00-2:45pm
  • Masonville Branch Library – every Monday in July – 3:30-4:15pm

 

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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.

 

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Summer Activities for Kids

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There are many opportunities for kids being offered at the Sidney Library this summer. Our staff will offer:

  • hand-on science program for grades K-3 on Tuesdays
  • family entertainment on Wednesdays
  • science experiments for grades 4-6 on Wednesdays
  • movies on Thursdays

In addition, regular children’s programs like lapsit, toddler story time, and preschool story time will all continue.

Kids will also be able to join our Independent Summer Reading Program and earn a free book for every 300 minutes of reading. More information will come in future newsletters (available at the library) and on our website.

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Wholeshare Presentation Update

The Wholeshare presentation on Wednesday, June 25th will be held at 6:00pm. A previous post had the wrong time and has now been corrected. We hope you will join us in the Smart Community Room for this event.

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Kids Tech Program Added – Fri 6/27

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There will be another Kids Tech program on Friday, June 27th from 2-3pm in the Public Computing Center (downstairs in the Sidney Library). Children ages 8-12 are invited to join us for fun on the computers, iPads, and Smartboard. We will also enjoy some games and puzzles.

There is no registration needed. We hope to see you there!

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Wholeshare Food Presentation Wed 6/25

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On Wednesday, June 25th at 6:00pm, Kim MacRabie will present about Delaware and Chenango Wholeshare, an organization that offers local and organic food at reasonable prices by working with groups of members rather than individually. Ms. MacRabie will share information about Wholeshare and answer questions. We hope you will join us in the Smart Community Room for this informative talk.

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Summer Library Activities for Adults

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Beginning in July, the Sidney Library will offer both a summer reading program and movie showings specifically for adults. We will keep you posted when more information is available.

Are you taking a road trip this summer? Stop in to the library and browse our extensive audiobook selection – there are audiobooks (books on CD) available for adult fiction and nonfiction, and YA (young adult) and children’s books too. They are great option for those who will be spending several hours traveling.

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Local Native American History Presentation Tues 6/17

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On Tuesday, June 17th at 6:30pm, Patrick McElligott will present on Native American history, with a focus on local history and archaeology. This event will be held in the Smart Community Room.

Mr. McElligott will compare what archaelogists have interpreted from their findings over the years, with the oral traditions of the Iroquois as taught by Chief Paul Waterman. This includes all the way back to the Paleo Era (the first people who lived in the northeast) up to 1776.

Examples of different artifacts (such as arrowheads and hand tools) from each time period will be shown, all of which are from Sidney and the Tri-Town area.

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Book Club Meeting – Tues 6/17

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Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline will be the topic of June’s book discussion group meeting, hosted by the Friends of the Libraries.

This meeting will take place in the Smart Community Room on Tuesday, June 17th at 11:30am. If you’ve never been, we encourage you to come and see what it’s all about!