Upcoming Events at the Hillside Public Library

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Upcoming Events at the Hillside Public Library

The Hillside Library is combining with the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless in doing a Hats, Scarves and Glove Drive. There is a bin at the library in which donations could be placed. Our community has always been very generous to our Donation Drives, and we thank you for your continued generosity.

The Hillside Public Library is taking this opportunity to wish our community a Very Happy and Healthy Holiday Season!

The Library has a new addition to our Museum Pass Program for Hillside PL card holders. It is the New York Hall of Science which is situated at 47-01 111th Street, Queens, NY 11368-2950.

PROGRAMS and EVENTS

Literacy Nassau English Class Registration – Modular Room, 1st Floor
Tuesday, January 3, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Register in-person for Free ELL/ESL Classes! **To make an appointment visit: www.literacynassau.org/appointment or Call: 516-867-3580, or Email: [email protected]

Classic Book Club – Modular Room 1st Floor and Zoom
Wednesday, January 4 at 6:30 p.m. The book being discussed is Wide Sargasso Sea, a 1966 novel by Dominican-British author Jean Rhys. The novel serves as a prequel to Charlotte Brontë’s novel Jane Eyre (1847), describing the background to Mr. Rochester’s marriage from the point-of-view of his wife Antoinette Cosway, a Creole heiress. Antoinette’s story is told from the time of her youth in Jamaica, to her unhappy marriage to an English gentleman, Mr. Rochester, who renames her Bertha, declares her mad, takes her to England, and isolates her from the rest of the world in his mansion. Antoinette is caught in a patriarchal society in which she fully belongs neither to Europe nor to Jamaica.

Defensive Driving Part 1 – All Purpose Room
Saturday, January 7, 10:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Part 2: Saturday, January 14, 2023, 10:15 am-1:15 pm. Please register only 1x for this series. Our favorite Driver’s Safety Instructor, Gennie Vann, is back! Completion of this 2-part program entitles you to a 10% NYS insurance discount and point reduction.
**Bring to class: One check or money order $30.00 per person payable to “It is Well Driving School”; Your valid NY State Driver License (Ages 18+); A blue or black pen.

Trivia Time – All Purpose Room
Monday, January 9 at 6 p.m. Start the New Year with a fun game of trivia at the library!

St. Francis Hospital Mobile Health Outreach Bus – Library Parking Lot
Tuesday, January 10, 10 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. Contact: St. Francis Community Health, Education & Outreach 516-629-2013.FREE In-Person Health Screenings and Flu Shots! The screenings include a brief cardiac history, blood pressure, simple blood test for Cholesterol, and Diabetes screenings with appropriate patient education and referrals as needed for clients above the age of 18. **No appointments necessary – First come, First served.

All About Calcium Scores and Heart Health
Tuesday, January 10 at 12 noon. A CT cardiac calcium score can assess coronary heart disease, which is often asymptomatic and is the most common cause of death for patients in the United States. Join Lenox Hill Radiology’s Dr. Morgenstern as he details more about this simple, non-invasive test and who may be a candidate for screening. Barry R. Morgenstern received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine.
• This program is brought to you courtesy of Nassau Libraries Health Share.

Fiction Loves History Book Club – Modular Room 1st Floor and Zoom
Tuesday, January 10 at 6:30 p.m. The book being discussed is: The Royal Governess by Wendy Holden. “Sunday Times bestselling author Wendy Holden brings to life the unknown childhood years of one of the world’s most famous figures, Queen Elizabeth II, and reveals the spirited young governess who made her the icon we love today”

Fresh Fiction Book Club – all Purpose Room and Zoom
Wednesday, January 11 at 6:30 p.m. The book being discussed is: The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich
“Based on the extraordinary life of National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich’s grandfather who worked as a night watchman and carried the fight against Native dispossession from rural North Dakota all the way to Washington, D.C.”

Start the New Year With Meditation – Virtual
Thursday, January 12 at 6:30 p.m. Join Dr. Matthew Raider, long time meditator for this powerful workshop. Dr. Raider has been inspiring audiences on how to practice and learn this very simple technique which provides many benefits.There will even be a little meditation sitting at the end. Bring joy, peace, positivity and relaxation into your daily life and begin the New Year with a fresh start.

Paint Night: Sketching and Acrylics with Alma – Virtual
Friday, January 13 at 7 p.m. Tonight: Serene Snowy Landscape with Deer. Grab a cup of hot chocolate, boot up your computer next to your easel, and paint the night away in the cozy warm comfort of your home! Learn new techniques, share sketch and paint hacks, gather with friends, and relax. For beginners to advanced sketchers and painters. Everyone is welcome. For a list of supplies needed, please go to the library’s website.

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