Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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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.

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Reading Logs Due 8/30

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For kids who have been keeping track of their reading to earn free books, please note that all Independent Reading Logs must be turned in to the Sidney Library by Saturday, August 30th. There is a little blue bucket at our circulation desk where they can be placed.

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Movie Screening for Adults 8/19

On August 19th at 6:00pm, the Sidney Library will show the movie About Time in the Smart Community Room. This event is free and open to the public. You can watch the movie’s trailer below. We hope to see you there!

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Book Discussion Group to Meet 8/19

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The Friends of the Libraries will hold their monthly book discussion group on Tuesday, August 19th at 11:30am in the Smart Community Room. This month’s book is City of Thieves by David Benioff. New participants are always welcome to join the discussion.

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Science Fiction Book Discussion 8/21

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Thursday, August 21st at 6:30pm will be the fourth and final installment of our adult summer book club meeting, held in the Smart Community Room. The final topic is science fiction, and readers are encouraged to read a book of their choice. A few ideas of science fiction 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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Featured Artist for August – Megan Gray

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Megan Gray, a Sidney high school alumna and recent graduate of SUNY New Paltz, will display her senior thesis artwork in the Sidney Library’s Smart Community Room during the month of August. Megan’s exhibit is titled Geo Metric Schema which focuses on layering and patterns to create beautiful works of art.

We encourage you to stop in and view this exhibit anytime the library is open.

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Computer Classes and Open Hours for August

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Sidney Library’s Public Computing Center will offer classes during the month of August on the following topics:

  • computer basics
  • scanning and uploading photos
  • introduction to Skype

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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Movie Screenings for Kids 8/7 & 8/14

The Sidney Library will show children’s movies on the big screen in our Smart Community Room. These movies are free to the public. Food is not provided but you are welcome to bring your own.

Frozen - August 7th at 1:00pm

 

The Incredibles - August 14th at 1:00pm