Upcoming events at the Hillside Public Library

Upcoming events at the Hillside Public Library

Paint Night: Sketching and Acrylics with Alma – Virtual

Friday, February 10 at 7 p.m. Tonight: Cupcake Love.  Share the love with your special valentine, a gift that will last longer – with less calories than the real thing! For beginners to advanced sketchers and painters. Everyone is welcome. Enjoy a fun and relaxing evening painting in the comfort of your own home!  For a list of the supplies needed, please go to the library’s website.

Adult Program: Valentine’s Day Hot Cocoa Bomb – All-Purpose Room

Saturday, February 11 at 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Join master Chocolatier Melinda Space and create a Bear of a Valentine Hot Cocoa Bomb to share with family and friends – or enjoy for yourself!  This program is for 18+ 

  • $5.00 materials fee will be collected at the beginning of the program, cash only please.

Valentine’s Day Sing Along: All We Need Is Love- All Purpose Room

Sunday, February 12 at 2 p.m. Join piano-vocalist, Ms. Marilyn McClean, and sing along to a variety of great love songs.  It’ll warm your heart.Makin’ It Healthy with Chef Makin: Creamy Butter Chicken – All Purpose Room

Tuesday, February 14 at 6 p.m. Come and learn how to make a rich and flavorful Creamy Butter Chicken with Chef Geetu Makin. Brighten up your dinner with the heartwarming colors and nutritious ingredients during this lively in-person cooking demo. Samples for those in attendance!

Creating a Basic Budget with Excel – Modular Room 1st Floor

Wednesday, February 15 at 6:30 p.m. Learn basic computer skills needed to create a basic household budget using spreadsheet programs like Microsoft Excel. Skills include creating a spreadsheet, entering data, writing formulas, applying formatting, inserting rows, and copying data to paste into a new sheet.This is a beginners course, so all are welcome.  No prior experience is required!

Mystery Book Club – All Purpose Room and Virtual

Wednesday, February 15 at 6:30 p.m. The book being discussed is: “The Violin Conspiracy” by Brendan Slocumb

Ray McMillian is a Black classical musician on the rise—undeterred by the pressure and prejudice of the classical music world—when a shocking theft sends him on a desperate quest to recover his great-great-grandfather’s heirloom violin on the eve of the most prestigious musical competition in the world.

Home Detox: A Room-by-Room Guide to a Healthy Home – Virtual

Thursday, Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. Clinical practitioner, author and educator Daniella Chace will discuss toxins found in most homes that undermine our health. She offers encouraging advice on how to replace these common toxins with healthy alternatives.

She will offer solutions and strategies for eliminating toxins and give easy recipes for effective homemade cleaning solutions that use natural, affordable, and readily available ingredients. Bring your questions and concerns!

VITA Tax Aide “Free”                                                                                                                                                     

 Free assistance is available for persons with incomes, $70,000 or less, who wish to have their taxes prepared by trained volunteers in the Volunteer Tax Assistance Program. You can call the library at 516 355-7850, x101 or 102 to schedule an appointment on any of the following days: Saturdays, February 18 or 25; March 4, 11, 18 or 25; April 1, 8 or 15.  The following are the appointment times: 10:15 a.m.; 11:15 a.m.; 12:15 p.m. or 1:15 p.m.


Play Hooray – Children’s Room

Friday, February 10 at 11 a.m. Ages: 9 months – 5 years (with parent/caregiver). Stories, music and movement activities with Mollie the Mouse!

Winter Candle Holder – All Purpose Room

Friday, February 10 at 5 p.m. Grades 5 – 12


Stemtastic: Unplugged Gaming! – All-Purpose Room

Monday, February 13 at 5:30 p.m. Ages: 7-11 years. Using a variety of materials we’ll design and build a game in a box. No batteries required.

Kahoot Trivia Disney – Virtual

Monday, February 13 at 7 p.m.  All Ages Youth & Families. Test your knowledge on all things Disney!  A prize will be awarded to the night’s trivia contest winner.


KerBoom Exercise – All-Purpose Room

Thursday, February 16 at 4 p.m. Ages: 4-7 years (with parent/caregiver).

At 5:15 p.m. Ages: 8-12 years (with parent/caregiver)

An energetic and challenging group exercise program. A great way to be engaged in a high-energy dance fitness class!


Time for Kid: Rocketship! – All-Purpose Room

Friday, February 17 at 10:30 a.m. Ages: 3-7 years (with parent/caregiver). Come join A Time for Kids, Inc. as we explore rocketships in this family fun preschool program. Activities include music, movement, fine & gross motor development and storytelling! There will also be a Rocketship Craft!














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