The Hillside Library is partnering with Long Island Coalition for the Homeless (LICH)in doing a School Supply Drive. Needed items include backpacks; folders; spiral and marble notebooks; pens; lunchboxes; markers; glue sticks; binders; scissors; highlighters; calculators. As always, we thank you for your generosity.
PROGRAMS and EVENTS
Movie – All Purpose Room
Sunday, June 4 at 1 p.m. Join us for a showing of Puss in Boots: The Last Wish for “National Hug Your Cat Day”! All ages are welcome to this movie! “Puss in Boots discovers that his passion for adventure has taken its toll when he learns that he has burnt through eight of his nine lives. Puss sets out on an epic journey to find the mythical Last Wish and restore his nine lives.”
Reducing Anxiety Through Meditation – Virtual
Tuesday, June 6 at 12 noon. Life today is stressful. Many physicians and healers are promoting the proven benefits of meditation to relieve stress and anxiety. When we are in this state of physical and mental calmness, we have more control over our reactions towards life’s stresses. By connecting to the place of happiness and peace within us, we experience a reduction in our anxiety. Through meditation we can deal better with the stresses of life and replace anxiety with joy and peace. There will be a fully instructed personal meditation sitting.
World War II Long Island Lecture – All Purpose Room
Tuesday, June 6, 6 – 7:30 p.m. World War II Long Island: The Homefront in Nassau and Suffolk. Long Island was transformed from a pastoral rural community to a modern suburban behemoth by playing an integral role in the home front of World War II. Long Island held the record for producing the most fighter planes in the country with the rapid rebirth of its aviation sector. Five Medal of Honor recipients called the region home. At the close of the war, the United Nations established itself in a weapons factory in Lake Success. Author Christopher Verga charts the rise of Long Island and its role in World War II.
Fiction Loves History Book Club – 1st Floor Modular Room and Virtual
Tuesday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. The book being discussed is “The Clockmaker’s Daughter” by Kate Morton.
“A story of murder, mystery and thievery, of art, love and loss. And flowing through it like a river is the voice of a woman who stands outside time, whose name has been forgotten by history but who has watched it all unfold: Birdie Bell, the clockmaker’s daughter.”
Dr. Katie Takayasu: Plants First! – Virtual
Thursday, June 8, 6:15 – 7 p.m. Join us for a fun and informative evening with Dr. Katie Takayasu, author of Plants First: A Physician’s Guide to Wellness Through a Plant-Forward Diet, a practical, sustainable approach for those wanting to decreases inflammation and improve their overall lifestyle balance. This program is brought to you courtesy of Nassau Libraries Health Share.
Virtual Paint Night
Friday, June 9 at 7 p.m. World Parrot Day (May 31) celebrates these amazing birds with zygodactyl toes. Did you know that Puck the Parrot holds the world record for the largest vocabulary of over 1700 words?! Sketch and paint your own Puck with Alma tonight!, 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 supplies needed, please go to the library’s website.
Board Game Day – All Purpose Room
Saturday, June 10 at 11 a.m. Come to Game Day at the library. We’ve got Clue, Sorry, Yahtzee, Battleship, Uno, and cards. Play against your friends, family, or strangers. You bring the people, we’ve got the games.
CHILDREN and YOUNG ADULT EVENTS
Stemtastic: Fantastic Fliers! – All Purpose Room
Monday, June 5 at 4:30 p.m. Ages: 7 – 11 years. Join us as we uncover the science behind concepts such as lift and air pressure. Build your own glider, rotocopter and rocket. Use the trial and error technique to perfect your designs in hopes of creating the perfect flying machine!