Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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Food For Fines

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Sidney Memorial Public Library, Masonville Branch Library, and Sidney Center Branch Library will all be participating in Food For Fines the week of November 3rd – 10th. If you have overdue fines, we will accept non-perishable items as ‘payment’ for these fines. These items are then donated to the local food banks, just in time for the holiday season.

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Come Watch Million Dollar Arm 10/26

The Friends of the Libraries are showing Million Dollar Arm this Sunday, October 26th at 1:30pm in the Smart Community Room. This movie, which is free to the public, is described as a sports agent staging “an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play Major League Baseball.”

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Halloween Fun For Kids 10/24

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The Sidney Library staff have planned a fun afternoon of Halloween activities for kids on Friday, October 24th. We invite families to join us for one or more of the following events:

All activities are free and popcorn will be provided. We hope you will join us, and feel free to wear your Halloween costume!

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Book Discussion – Invention of Wings 10/21

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Do you enjoy historical fiction? Join the Library Friends for their book discussion group on October 21 at 11:30 am. The book is Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd, which is set in the South in the early 1800′s and centers around the anti-slavery movement.

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Featured Artist for October – Lillie Anderson

Lillie Anderson is the featured artist in Sidney Library’s Smart Community Room for the month of October. Ms Anderson studied intensely at schools like the High School of Music and Art, and has continued to draw and paint ever since. Her recent work includes local landscapes, cityscapes, and interior scenes. We invite you to check out the exhibit anytime our library is open.

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Closed Columbus Day 10/13

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In observance of Columbus Day, the Sidney Library will be closed on Monday, October 13th. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday.

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Library Book Sale 10/9-11

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The Sidney Library is holding their big book sale this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 9-11 in the Smart Community Room. If you’re interested in buying books of any genre, CD’s, DVD’s, VHS tapes, or magazines, stop by! The times are:

  • Thursday 6:00 – 8:00pm
  • Friday 9:30am – 5:00pm
  • Saturday 10:00am – 1:00pm

Thanks goes out to the Friends of the Libraries for running this wonderful event.

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Come Learn About the Titanic 10/7

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On Tuesday, October 7th at 6:30pm, local historian Scott Payne will share information on the sinking of the Titanic. This event, held in the Smart Community Room, will discuss the ship’s sinking and the 1985 discovery of its wreckage in the ocean. We invite you to join us for this free event.

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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: