DECEMBER 1 – DECEMBER 8, 2023 PROGRAMS and EVENTS
The Hillside Public Library is partnering with Assemblyman Ra’s 6th Annual Toy Drive that will benefit the John Theissen Children’s Foundation and NYU Langone’s Child Life Program. This Drive will be active until December 8 and, there are bins at the library where your donations could be placed. We look forward to your generosity, and we thank you.
Movie! White Christmas – All Purpose Room. Release Year: 1954
Friday, December 1 at 1 p.m. WWII vets-turned-entertainers scheme to help a retired general with his strapped New England inn by putting on a big musical show with the help of their army buddies and a singing sister act.
Mobile Device Basics-Android – 1st Floor Modular Room
Monday, December 4 at 6:30 p.m. This workshop is for those who have a new Android mobile device, or are considering getting one, and want to learn more about the basic functions. It will support attendees to get connected, identify common apps, and build confidence in using their device safely.
Fiction Loves History Book Club – 1st Floor Modular Room and Virtual
Tuesday, December 5 at 6:30 p.m. The book being discussed is: The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott
“From National Book Award-winner and Pulitzer Prize Finalist Alice McDermott, The Ninth Hour is the critically-acclaimed “haunting and vivid portrait of an Irish Catholic clan in early twentieth century America.”
When Stroke Strikes, Will you Be Ready? – Virtual
Wednesday, December 6 at 1:30 p.m. Stroke Prevention with Community Health Nurse Maura Calio. Learn exactly what a stroke is, how to lower your individual risk, and what are indicative symptoms, and correct actions to take.
- This program is brought to you courtesy of Nassau Libraries Health Share.
Fresh Fiction Book Club – 1st Floor Modular Room and Virtual
Wednesday, December 6 at 6:30 p.m. The book being discussed is: Sea Wife by Amity Gaige. “Juliet is failing to juggle motherhood and her stalled-out dissertation on confessional poetry when her husband, Michael, informs her that he wants to leave his job and buy a sailboat.
With their two kids, Juliet and Michael set off for Panama, where their 44 foot sailboat awaits them. The initial result is transformative; the marriage is given a gust of energy, Juliet emerges from her depression, and the children quickly embrace the joys of being feral children at sea.
Despite the stresses of being novice sailors, the family learns to crew the boat together on the ever-changing sea. The vast horizons and isolated islands offer Juliet and Michael reprieve – until they are tested by the unforeseen.”
Movie! A Christmas Carol – Release Year: 1951. All Purpose Room
Friday, December 8 at 1 p.m. “A first-rate adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic novel about Ebenezer Scrooge, a London miser who, despite his wealth, refuses to make charitable contributions and treats his sole employee, Bob Cratchit, as an indentured servant. On Christmas Eve, Scrooge (Alastair Sim) is visited by the ghost of his selfish business partner, Jacob Marley, and then by three more spirits that same night, an experience that forever changes his life.”
Paint Night: Holiday Llama! – Virtual
Friday, December 8 at 7 p.m. Sketching and Acrylics with Alma for everyone! December 9 is National Llama Day! Llamas aren’t just adorable, majestic creatures, they’re also a big help to people all over the world. National Llama Day is the perfect day to appreciate one of the fuzziest social farm animals around. For a list of supplies needed, please go to the library’s website.
Holiday Sing Along with Marilyn McClean – All Purpose Room
Sunday, December 10 at 2 p.m. Join us for a Sing Along with Marilyn McClean, featuring some of your favorite holiday and snow themed songs! No singing experience is required!
All are welcome to come and sing along to some of the most popular holiday songs of all time or come and enjoy an afternoon of good cheer.
CHILDREN and YOUNG ADULT EVENTS
YA Art Club – All Purpose Room
Friday, December 1 at 5 p.m. Grades 5 – 12. Whether you’re new to art or already a fan, help decorate the YA Room by creating a unique art project with Ms. Ambadjes. By using a template and canvas everyone will have the chance to make a fun project. All projects will be displayed and returned the following class/month.
Time for Kids! – All Purpose Room
Friday, December 8 at 10:30 a.m. Music, Songs and a Craft!