Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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iPhone / iPad Class 2/1

Get tech help at our Clean Your iPhone class on Monday, February 1st 2016 at 4pm in the library’s Public Computing Center (PCC). The class will guide you through checking settings on your iPhone or iPad with the goal of improving storage space and battery life.

**Participants should bring their iPhone or iPad, fully charged.

This class is free but registration is required. You can register online, by calling us at 563-1200, or in person at the library’s main desk.

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Photography Exhibit on Display

The featured artist for January and February is Amy Marron of Mount Upton, owner of Lifeworks Photos. Ms. Marron became interested in photography in high school and has been practicing since. Her passion is equestrian photography, and has been seen at many events on the Chensego Hunter Association circuit.

These photographs will be on display in our Smart Community Room anytime the library is open. Come take a look!

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Still Alice – Movie Showing on 1/24

The Friends of the Libraries invite everyone to a free showing of the movie Still Alice, starring Julianne Moore. This film tells the story of a professor who develops early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. The movie will be shown on Sunday, January 24th, 2016 at 1:30pmĀ in our Smart Community Room.

You can watch the trailer below:

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Energy Saving Workshop 1/23

Ever wonder about ways to reduce heating and energy costs in your living space? Come to the Save Energy, Save Dollars workshop on Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 from 10am – noon. Whether you rent or own, you can decrease your use of energy in areas like heating and cooling, lighting, and appliances.

This workshop is free but registration is required – email vsd22@cornell.edu, call 865-6531, or register in person at the library. The program is developed by Cornell Cooperative Extension and NYS Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA).

Thank you to NYSERDA for sponsoring this event.

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Library and Branches Closed 1/18

In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Sidney Library and its branches in Masonville and Sidney Center will be closed on Monday, January 18th, 2016. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday the 19th.

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Book Club to Meet 1/19

The Friends of the Libraries will hold their monthly book discussion group on Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 at 11:30am in our Smart Community Room. This month’s book is The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant. This group is open to the public – all are welcome.

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Bird Feeder Craft Activity for Kids 1/12

Winter is hard on birds, so it’s up to us to help them. That’s why we will be making bird feeders on Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 from 2 – 3 pm in the Public Computing Center (PCC) downstairs in the library. School age kids are welcome to join us for this craft. (This is a half-day for Sidney students.)

Kids Club will follow at 3:30, and kids are welcome to stay and play Minecraft, use iPads, or have fun on the Smartboard.

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Federal Tax Forms Will Be Limited

The Sidney Library will have a limited supply of federal income tax forms and instructions in the near future. We will no longer have access to reproducible federal forms. This is due to the continued growth in electronic filing (e-filing) and the IRS’s attempt to reduce costs.

Don’t worry: there are ways to get any federal form or instruction packet. The IRS website, www.irs.gov, always has forms available for download. In addition, you can call and request forms be mailed to you. According to the IRS website:

You can call 1-800-TAX-FORM (800-829-3676) Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time to order current year forms, instructions and publications as well as prior year forms and instructions by mail. You will receive your order by mail, usually within 10 days.

We expect to have our regular supply of state income tax forms.

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Chainmaille Jewelry Workshop 1/16

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own chainmaille jewelry? Now is your chance. Nicole Hubbard will be teaching a workshop here at the Sidney Library on Saturday, January 16th 2016 from 10 – 11:30am. During this time, you will learn the basics of chainmaille and create your own box chain weave necklace.

This class has a fee of $8 to cover materials. You will need to bring two sets of jewelry pliers (description available at signup) or you can purchase them from the instructor.

Registration is required, either in person at the Sidney Library, or by calling 563-1200.

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Healthy Children, Healthy Families Workshops

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County will present a series of free workshops on Wednesdays from 6 – 7:30pm during January and February. They begin this Wednesday, January 6th.

Learn strategies and skills that will help you be supportive of your child’s development, including games that can help your family be active and healthy. There will be a Focus on Food segment featuring healthy meal and snack ideas for children ages 3-11 with recipes and samples. You will also receive free small kitchen tools.

Unlike our other programs, you should register for these workshops directly with CCE by calling 865-6531 or emailing vsd22@cornell.edu. These classes also count toward credit hours for daycare providers.