Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838


Book Sale – 10/15 – 10/17

Our big book sale is coming up this week. This is a three day sale featuring books, movies, magazines, and more at extremely low prices. Come join us in the Smart Community Room on the following Fall 2015 dates:

  • Thursday 10/15, 6:00 – 8:00pm
  • Friday 10/16, 9:30am – 5:00pm
  • Saturday 10/17, 10:00am – 1:00pm

Thanks to the Friends of the Libraries for running this event.


Facebook Class 10/8

Would you like to make sure your Facebook is secure? We are hosting a computer class called Keeping Your Facebook Safe , where we will review privacy settings and make sure you are only sharing with the right people. This class, being held on Thursday October 8th at 4pm is free but registration is required. Please click here to register or call us at 563-1200. We hope to see you there!


Fall Fun for Kids on 10/8

Looking for something fun to do next Thursday October 8th from 2 – 4pm? Since Sidney Central School has a half-day, we will be hosting our fall fun event for children of all ages. Our staff will have crafts, read-aloud stories, and the short movie It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!. We will have cider and donuts for you to enjoy during the movie.

This event is free but registration is required. Please click here to register online or call us at 563-1200 and save your spot today!


Open Hours for October

Need help with your phone, tablet, or laptop? We are able to help during Open Hours, which are held in our Public Computing Center. You are also welcome to use our laptops to work on genealogy research with Ancestry during this time. Open Hours for October are hosted on:

  • Monday October 5th, 2015 from 4 – 6pm
  • Thursday October 22nd, 2015 from 4 – 6pm


Local History Presentation 10/6

Guilford Town Historian Tom Gray will present on local history on Tuesday October 6th, 2015 at 6:30pm in the Smart Community Room. Mr. Gray will talk about the Unadilla River Hamlets and how they changed and grew over time. Such topics as local industries, railroads, and various businesses will be discussed. We hope you will join us for this free and informative presentation!


Alzheimer’s Caregiving Presentation 9/30

Local author Rundy Purdy will share his experiences as a caregiver on Wednesday September 30th, 2015 at 6:30pm in our Smart Community Room. Mr. Purdy took care of his grandfather, who had Alzheimer’s, and recorded his experiences on a blog. He will discuss what he learned about Alzheimer’s, love, and caregiving. We hope you will join us for this informative presentation.


Sunday Movie Matinee Returns 9/27

Now that autumn is here, the Friends of the Libraries will resume their monthly movie screenings, which are free and open to the public.

This month’s movie is St. Vincent, a heartfelt comedy featuring Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy. Please join us on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 1:30pm. You can watch the trailer below.


Featured Artist – Meg Anderson Argo

Meg Anderson Argo is our featured artist for the months of September and October. Her beautiful pastels are on display in our Smart Community Room. Stop by and view the exhibit any time the library is open.


Genealogy Club to Begin 9/23

Do you enjoy doing genealogy research? Join our Ancestry/Genealogy Club which will meet every 4th Wednesday of the month. The first meeting will be Wednesday September 23rd, 2015 from 6:00 – 7:30pm in the Smart Community Room. You must bring your own laptop.

If you have taken our Researching Family History workshop, or have used, feel free to join us!


Try Our New Piano

The public is welcome to try out our recently donated Chickering and Sons baby grand piano. It is located in the Smart Community Room and is open to anyone who reads and signs our Piano Use Policy (located at the circulation desk). Just check in with a staff member to make sure the piano is available.

Thanks to Hugh Thornton for this generous donation.