Sidney Memorial Public Library

8 River Street Sidney, NY 13838

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Library Closed 2/20

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The Sidney Library and branches will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2017 in observance of Presidents’ Day. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday the 21st.

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All American Dinosaur Show 2/25

Join us for an exciting event on February 25, 2017 at 1:00pm in the Smart Community Room. Field paleontologists Mike and Roberta Straka will share fossils along with music, puppets, show & tell and a touch of magic in their All American Dinosaur Show. Mike and Roberta will feature Mr. Nixon, a Triceratops skull they discovered in 1996, as well as an Albertosaurus skull and other exciting artifacts.

Children and families are invited to this free event. We hope to see you there!

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Featured Artist – Carl Houghton

Make sure to stop in to our Smart Community Room before the end of February to see artist Carl Houghton’s paintings. There are a variety of rural landscapes and still life acrylic paintings on display. Mr. Houghton, a New Berlin resident, has exhibited widely over the years and has won several awards for his work.

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Winter Weather Closing Policy

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Just a friendly reminder that when the Sidney Central School District is closed due to weather (such as a snow day), the Sidney Memorial Public Library will open a little later in the morning, at 11am, and story time will be canceled. You can hear the list of school closings on local radio stations or by checking News10Now’s page.

If the weather is still bad, we will announce the library closing on WCDO.

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Don’t Forget – Take Your Child to the Library Day 2/4

Don’t forget – we are taking part in Take Your Child to the Library Day and invite you to join us! Saturday, February 4th, 2017 between 10:00am – 3:00pm is the big day – stop by for one event or all of them!

We will have Story Time, Also, children who sign up for a NEW library card get a free book to take home. Come see all the fun the Sidney Library has to offer on this special day!

  • LEGO Time: 10:00-11:00am
    • Make a LEGO masterpiece to put it in our display case.
  • Story Time and Craft: 11:00-11:45am
    • Come learn about the adventures of Pigeon.
  • Music for Munchkins: 1:00-1:45pm
    • Make some noise with musical instruments, then get active with some fun movement activities, we’ll finish off with parachute play.
  • PCC: 2:00-3:00pm
    • Our computer center will be open to play on our computers, tablets, and our Wii on the big screen.

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Friends Annual Meeting

The Friends of the Libraries will hold their Annual Meeting at 2:30pm on February 1, 2017 in the Smart Community Room. The meeting is open to the public.

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Movie Showing – Spotlight – 1/22

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The Library Friends will be showing a free movie for all on Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 at 1:30pm. Come watch Spotlight in the Smart Community Room. This is the story of the Boston Globe uncovering a huge scandal and its cover-up and is based on a true story. The movie, released in 2015, features actors Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, and Rachel McAdams.

Watch the trailer below:

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Take Your Child to the Library Day 2/4

Join us on Saturday, February 4th, 2017 between 10:00am – 3:00pm as we offer children’s programming all day. Come sample some of our most popular programs normally held during the week, stay for one activity or all.

Families can enjoy doing an independent craft together, and even go on a library scavenger hunt to win a prize. Also, children who sign up for a NEW library card get a free book to take home. Come see all the fun the Sidney Library has to offer on this special day!

  • LEGO Time: 10:00-11:00am
    • Make a LEGO masterpiece to put it in our display case.
  • Story Time and Craft: 11:00-11:45am
    • Come learn about the adventures of Pigeon.
  • Music for Munchkins: 1:00-1:45pm
    • Make some noise with musical instruments, then get active with some fun movement activities, we’ll finish off with parachute play.
  • PCC: 2:00-3:00pm
    • Our computer center will be open to play on our computers, tablets, and our Wii on the big screen.

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Tax Help Available 2/1

If you (or someone you know) would like help with your taxes, AARP will be at the Sidney Library during tax season. AARP will provide services to senior citizens and people with lower incomes on the following dates:

  • Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017
  • Thursday, March 9, 2017
  • Wednesday, March 15, 2017
  • Thursday, April 6, 2017

Signups are required and must be done by calling Sidney Senior Meals (563-2212) after February 1st.

 

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Library Closed 1/16

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In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Sidney Library and branches will be closed Monday, January 16, 2017. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday.

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