Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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Library Closed 4/20

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In observation of Easter, the Sidney Library will be closed this Sunday, April 20th. We will resume normal hours on Monday.

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Earth Day Movies for Kids 4/15 and 4/17

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During the Sidney School District‘s spring vacation, the Sidney Library will be hosting two movies in honor of Earth Day. Please join us for the following movies, both of which will be shown in the Smart Community Room:

  • Tuesday, April 15th at 1:30pmWALL-E
  • Thursday, April 17th at 1:30pmThe Lorax

You can watch the preview for each movie below.

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Book Club to Meet 4/15

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The Friends of the Libraries book discussion group will meet on Tuesday, April 15th at 11:00am in the Smart Community Room to discuss this month’s book club book, Little Bee by Chris Cleave. New members are always welcome.

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New Computer Classes for April

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The Sidney Library welcomes Lily Wadsworth to our staff. Lily will be teaching several beginner computer classes in our Public Computing Center (PCC). Please register by calling the library, visiting our circulation desk, or online. The following classes are being offered:

  • Computer Basics – April 14 at 10am, or April 22 at 10am
  • Navigating the Online Card Catalog – April 16 at 2:30pm
  • Keyboard Basics – April 25 at 10am
  • Beginner Internet – April 29 at 10am

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Featured Artist – JoAnn Bertone Chmielowski

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photo by JoAnn Bertone Chmielowski

Our featured exhibit in the Smart Community Room for the month of April is JoAnn Bertone Chmielowski. JoAnn’s nature photographs make use of reflections and unusual perspectives, and are paired with beautiful frames carved from local wood.

This exhibit is open for viewing any time our library is open. We encourage you to stop back and visit it!

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Spring Book Sale 4/10-4/12

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The Friends of the Libraries are holding their big book sale April 10-12. This is held in the Smart Community Room and offers hardcover and softcover books, as well as CD’s, DVD’s, and magazines for sale.

The hours are as follows:

  • Thursday, April 10th: 6 – 8pm
  • Friday, April 11th: 9:30am – 5pm
  • Saturday, April 12th: 10am – 1pm

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Photo Club to Meet 4/7

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Photo club, run by local photographer Thomas Hunter, will meet this Monday, April 7th at 6pm in the Smart Community Room. Thomas goes into great depth about the many functions of digital cameras, so this group is a great fit for both beginner and experienced photographers.

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Author to Visit Library 4/5

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Edgar-Award nominated author Shelly Reuben will visit the Sidney Library this Saturday, April 5th at 11:00 am. Her presentation is an interactive one – you should bring a pencil and notebook with you.

According to her website, Ms. Reuben is also a private detective and fire and arson investigator. Her new book, The Boys of Sabbath Street, is a mystery novel that was published in December 2013.

No registration is needed for this program.

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Writers’ Group to Meet 3/31

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Writers’ Group is new to the Sidney Library. Its first meeting will be Monday, March 31st at 6:30pm in the Smart Community Room. The group hopes to provide a place for writers to share their projects and receive constructive feedback from others. This group is open to all, so if you are interested please join us!

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Community Game Day 3/29

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A game day, open to the community, will take place on Saturday March 29th at 11:45 am. It is described as an afternoon of games, puzzles, and light refreshments in a family-friendly atmosphere. Feel free to bring a board game you’d like to play or join in with others.