Upcoming Events at the Hillside Public Library

Upcoming Events at the Hillside Public Library

Internet Basics – All Purpose Room

Friday, October 6 at 11 a.m. In this workshop we will explore basic terminology, functionality, and navigation of internet browsers, search engines and websites. This course is intended for beginners who want to learn how to access and use the Internet.

Movie! Haunted Mansion – Rating PG-13. All Purpose Room.

Friday, October 6 at 1 p.m. Join us for this new spooky 2023 release! “A woman and her son enlist a motley crew of so-called spiritual experts to help rid their home of supernatural squatters.”

Pumpkin Pageant – All Purpose Room

Saturday, October 7, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Visit the library to decorate your very own pumpkin for our Pumpkin Pageant!  Winners will be chosen from different age groups.Decorating will take place from 10-12:30 p.m. Winners will be announced at 1 p.m. $1 materials fee will be collected prior to receiving your pumpkin. Pumpkins are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, while supplies last.  1 pumpkin per person.

Homemade Cavatelli and Sunday Tomato Sauce – All Purpose Room

Monday, October 9, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Make your own pasta dough and learn how to shape it for beautifully embossed cavatelli that you can bring home to cook or freeze. Chef Judy will make delicious meatless Sunday Sauce to accompany the pasta. Patrons aged 18+ only.

  • PLEASE NOTE:Your registration will NOT be confirmed until materials fee payment ($5.00, cash) is received by Friday, October 6, 2023. 

ABCs of OTCs – Virtual

Tuesday, October 10 at 12 noon. Danielle Ezzo, Associate Clinical Professor at St. John’s University, and her students from the  St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will discuss information about the effects of over the counter medications (OTCs), including their effects and possible interactions. This will be followed by a question and answer session.

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

Gina on the Go – All Purpose Room

Tuesday, October 10, 4 – 7 p.m. Assemblywoman Gina Sillitti is conducting 1-1 meetings mobile office hours at Hillside Library!

Fiction Loves History Book Club – 1st Floor Modular Room & Virtual

Tuesday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m. The book being discussed is: A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier.

“After losing both her brother and fiance during the Great War, Violet Speedwell moves to Winchester and is drawn into a society of broderers–women who embroider kneelers for the Cathedral.  Violet finds support and community in the group and fulfillment in the work they create.”

The Heart of the Matter : Keeping Seniors Healthy – Virtual                                                                                     Wednesday, October 11 at 1:30 p.m. Maura Calio, MA, RN, St. Francis Hospital DeMatteis Center, will discuss atherosclerosis, heart disease risk, heart attack and stroke warning signs, strategies to stay healthy, as well as current treatment approaches.

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

Putting Your Garden to Bed – All Purpose Room

Wednesday, October 11, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Nassau County Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener Linda Reilly discusses how to put your garden to bed and prepare for the cold weather.This course discusses what to do in the garden to get ready for winter. If you follow these practical tips you will be amazed by the improved results next spring!

Fresh Fiction Book Club – 1st Floor Modular Room

Wednesday, October 11 at 6:30 p.m. The book being discussed is: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

“If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life?  It’s 1969 in New York City’s Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children—four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness—sneak out to hear their fortunes. The prophecies inform their next five decades.”

Legally Speaking on Estate Administration and Elder Law – Virtual

Thursday, October 12 at 6 p.m. This workshop is for everyone: Learn exactly what Estate Administration is, the best strategies to handle probate, the best ways to pay off any debts, close accounts, & distribute property to heirs.  W. Zehava Schechter, Esq. addresses Elderlaw, Taxes, Medicaid and Nursing Home and Assisted Living issues. Bring your questions!

Movie! The Addams Family – Rating PG-13. All Purpose Room

Friday, October 13 at 1 p.m. They’re creepy and they’re kooky, Mysterious and spooky, They’re all together ooky, The Addams family!” A stranger shows up on the Addams’ doorstep, claiming to be a long-lost uncle. However, he is really a ringer in cahoots with a lawyer; and the two are trying to dupe the ghoulish family out of their fortune.”

Virtual Paint Night : Pumpkin Fun

Friday, October 13 at 7 p.m.  For a list of Supplies needed, please go to the library’s website.


Play Hooray – Children’s Room

Friday, October 6 at 11 a.m. Ages: 9 months – 5 years (with parent/caregiver). Stories, music and movement activities with Mollie Mouse!

Halloween Cake Sculpture – All-Purpose Room

Thursday, October 12 at 5:30 p.m. Grades 5 – 12. Design a Halloween-themed cake sculpture out of clay, paint, & more with Doris Benter! $3 Materials Fee

Halloween Ceramics (JUV) – All-Purpose Room

Friday, October 13 at 4 p.m. Grades: 1-4. Paint a ghastly Halloween ceramic figure!

Material Fee: $3 

Halloween Ceramics (YA) – All-Purpose Room

Friday, October 13 at 5:30 p.m. Grades 5 – 12. Paint a festive Halloween ceramic figure.

$3 Materials Fee









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