Upcoming events at the Hillside Public Library

Upcoming events at the  Hillside Public Library

Meditation for Inner Peace – Virtual

Tuesday, Aug. 15 at 12 noon.  How can we find inner peace within ourselves?
In the comfort and coolness of your own home, join Bruce Faithwick as he explores going within rather than without!Learn the art of blocking out stressful triggers, by finding peace by living in the current moment.

  • This program is brought to you courtesy of Nassau Libraries Health Share. 

In-Person: Library Plant and Garden Group – 1st Floor Modular Room          Tuesday, Aug. 15, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Calling all gardeners, of all levels and interests!  Join the Plant and Garden Club and discuss skills and interests with fellow gardeners.  Let’s discuss composting, annuals and perennials, indoor and outdoor gardens, container gardens, terrariums (make your own!), and your problems and successes!   Sessions meet Aug. 15, Sept. 19 from 6:30-7:30 pm. No registration necessary.

Information Table: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease – Lobby                                                                                                                                                     Wednesday, Aug. 16, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Stop by and say hello to our friends from Willing Hearts, Helpful Hands!  They will be “on hand” to offer information about this local innovative community program serving family caregivers by connecting them with a circle of help that includes trained volunteers who provide an array of respite services. Well-trained volunteers provide family caregivers of older adults with the time to meet self-care needs, as well as other family obligations, at no cost.

  • This program is brought to you courtesy of Nassau Libraries Health Share. 

Nassau County Property Tax Exemptions Assistance – All Purpose Room

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 1 – 3 p.m. Nassau County Property Tax Exemptions Workshop sponsored by County Executive Bruce Blakeman in Partnership with Presiding Officer Richard Nicolello. Department of Assessment staff will be on hand to provide individual assistance to any homeowner who would like to file for his or her Veterans, Senior Citizen, Cold War Veterans, Volunteer Firefighters and Ambulance Workers, or Limited Income Disability exemption on-site. Enhanced STAR applications will also be processed for homeowners already enrolled in the STAR Program prior to January 2, 2015.

  • One-on-One assistance is available on a first-come-first-served basis. Applicants are asked to arrive no later than 2:30 p.m. to the workshop.

For further information, please contact the Nassau County Department of Assessment at (516) 571-1500.

Got a Clue? Mystery Book Club – 1st Floor Modular Room and Virtual

Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 6:30 p.m. The book: The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley. A group of old college friends celebrating the New Year are snowed in at a hunting lodge…and murder and mayhem ensue.  All of them are friends. One of them is a killer

Seed Saving 101 – All Purpose Room

Wednesday, August 16, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Seed Saving 101 will introduce basic seed saving concepts and techniques for beginners, including what seeds can be easily saved and how to plan your garden for optimal results. Learn this age-old skill and become more self-reliant! Presented by Regina Dlugokencky of Seedsower Farm.

Movie! Where the Crawdads Sing – All Purpose Room

Friday, Aug. 18 at 1 p.m. Join us for this great Book-to-Movie film.

“Abandoned as a girl, Kya raised herself in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina. Drawn to two young men from town, she opens herself to a new and startling world. However, when one of them is found dead, Kya immediately becomes the main suspect. As the case unfolds, the verdict as to what happened becomes increasingly unclear, threatening to reveal many secrets.”

Paint Night: Sketching and Acrylics with Alma – Virtual

Friday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. Celebrate World Honeybee Day. Did you know…Bees have 5 eyes, fly about 20mph, and have been around for 30 million years?  Spending a fun and relaxing evening in your own home or with friends drawing and painting a beautiful flower with a curious pollinator!  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.


 Move N’ Groove with Ms. Jane! – All Purpose Room

Friday, Aug. 11 at 4 p.m. Ages: 5 – 6 years. Get ready for some fun action and groovin’! Be up and moving in this class while having fun and teaming up in activities.

Remember to bring a bottle of water!

‘Cool’ Ceramic Box! – All Purpose Room

Monday, Aug. 14 at 3:30 p.m.  Ages: 6 – 9 years. Paint an ice cream ceramic box to hold all your sweet keepsakes. Materials Fee: $3

Ceramics (YA) – All Purpose Room

Monday, Aug. 14 at 5 p.m.

Stemtastic: Rainbows! – All Purpose Room

Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 4:30 p.m. Ages: 7 – 12 years.  We’ll observe the science behind how the unified white light is made up of the diversity of colors. We’ll paint our own rainbows using red, blue, & yellow and observe the magic that happens when they come together.

Stay Groovy Down on Green Meadows Farm! – All Purpose Room

Thursday, Aug. 17 at 5 p.m. Ages: 6 – 10 years. Jason Reilly is back with his frogs bugs, and other furry friends! Meet Princess the Toad, Tickles the Hedgehog and Chica the Chinchilla and learn cool facts about each animal. This program will include singing, laughing, and of course a chance to touch and pet the animals!

Time for Kids: Amusement Park! – All Purpose Room

Friday, Aug. 18 at 10:30 a.m. Ages: 3 – 7 years (with parent/caregiver). Come join A Time for Kids, Inc. as we explore in this family fun preschool program all about amusement parks. Activities include music, movement, fine & gross motor development and storytelling! There will also be an amusement park craft!

Yummy and Groovy Story & Snack! – All Purpose Room

Monday, Aug. 21 at 4:30 p.m. Ages: 6 – 8 years. Join us for some stories, songs, and create a scrumptious snack!


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