Upcoming events at Hillside Public Library in early May

Upcoming events at Hillside Public Library in early May

Upcoming Events in Early May

Board Book Drive: Hillside Library is collecting new Board Books for local Childrens’ Hospitals.  The donations will be collected throughout the month of May. We thank you for your generosity.

Movie! Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back – Rating:PG.  All Purpose Room

Sunday, May 5 at 1 p.m. Join us for Revenge of the Fifth with the fifth installment of the Star Wars franchise! “Luke Skywalker and the Rebel Alliance continue their star wars with the evil Empire of Darth Vader in the second film to be released in George Lucas’s sci-fi series.”

All About Birds! – All Purpose Room

Monday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. Join Peggy Maslow of the North Shore Audubon Society for a slide show and fun facts that are…For the Birds! Also, learn how to borrow the Library’s Birding Backpack from our Library of Things!

Detox Your Mind through Meditation – Virtual

Tuesday, May 7 at 12 noon. Join Ajili Hodari Esq,  long time meditator and learn how to implement a simple yet very powerful meditation technique that can be life changing.

Fiction Loves History Book Club – 1st Fl. Modular Room

Tuesday, May 7 at 6:30 p.m. The book being discussed is: The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner.

“The fates of three women intertwine on the eve of a devastating earthquake, thrusting them onto a perilous journey that will test their resiliency and resolve and, ultimately, their belief that love can overcome fear.”

Staying Safe Behind the Wheel – All Purpose Room

Wednesday, May 8 at 1 p.m. Information for everyone! Town of North Hempstead’s Chari Biton, Senior Mobility Manager for Dept of Services for the Aging, discusses staying safe behind the wheel, and more.  Bring your questions. Giveaways and refreshments!

Fresh Fiction Book Club – 1st Fl. Modular Room

Wednesday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m. The book being discussed is: The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak.

“Kostas and Defne, a Greek Cypriot and a Turkish Cypriot, meet at a taverna and grow in their forbidden love for each other. A fig tree stretches through a cavity in the roof, and this tree bears witness to their hushed, happy meetings and eventually, to their silent, surreptitious departures.

Oh My Aching Head! Headaches and Migraines – Virtual

Thursday, May 9 at 1 p.m. Community Health Nurse Educator Maura Calio discusses important details to know about headaches and migraines, including causes, symptoms, screening recommendations, and treatment options.

Brain Fitness Fun for Everybody! – Virtual

Thursday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. This class is uniquely designed for those who are interested in being proactive in maintaining and enhancing their cognitive functioning! Brain games, word games, trivia and other brain stimulating activities.

Movie! The Joy Luck Club – Rating: R.  All Purpose Room                                                                                           Friday, May 10 at 1 p.m. “Through a series of flashbacks, four young Chinese women born in America and their respective mothers born in feudal China, explore their past. This search will help them understand their difficult mother/daughter relationship.”

Paint Night: Save the Rhino Day! – Virtual

Friday, May 10 at 7 p.m. Sketching and Acrylics with Alma for everyone!  May 1st is not only May Day, it is Save the Rhino day!   For a list of supplies needed, please go to the library’s website.

Cancer Prevention and Screening Overview – Virtual

Tuesday, May 14 at 12 noon.  Stony Brook Health Education; Don’t delay your cancer screenings.  Learn what cancer screenings are available for you, when to get screened, and best practices for cancer prevention.

Got a Clue? Mystery Book Club – 1st Fl. Modular Room

Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m. The book being discussed is: Northern Spy by Flynn Berry. “A heart-pounding story of the contemporary IRA and a moving portrait of sister- and motherhood, and of life in a deeply divided society.

In-Person: Library Plant and Garden Group – 1st Fl. Modular Room

Thursday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. Calling all gardeners, of all levels and interests!  Join the Plant and Garden Club and exchange seeds, rooted cuttings, and plants with fellow gardeners of all skills and interests. No registration necessary.

The Library Plant and Garden Club meets every 3rd Thursday, April through September.

Movie! Killers of the Flower Moon – Rating:R.  All Purpose Room

Friday, May 17 at 1 p.m. “In the 1920s, innocent members of the Osage Indigenous American tribe suffer from a series of unusual, inexplicable murders. Though relegated to the margins of society, the case captures the attention of the FBI, which launches a large-scale investigation under the guidance of J. Edgar Hoover.”


Stemtastic: CSI! – All Purpose Room

Monday, May 6 at 4:30 p.m. Ages: 7-12 years. A crime has been committed at the library and it’s up to you to find the culprit. A fingerprint, a partially eaten strawberry, a mysterious note and an unusual footprint have been left behind. Follow the rules to find the thief and bring him or her to justice.

Time for Kids: Hooray for Mother’s Day! – All Purpose Room

Friday, May 10 at 10:30 a.m. Ages: 12 months- 5 years (with parent/caregiver). Come join a Time for Kids, Inc. as we celebrate in this family fun preschool program. Activities include music, movement, fine & gross motor development and storytelling! There will also be a Mother’s Day Craft!

Mother’s Day Ceramics! – All Purpose Room

Friday, May 10 at 4 p.m. Grades: 1-4.  Paint a beautiful ceramic figure for a special lady in your life!  Material Fee: $3



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