Upcoming events at the Hillside Public Library

Upcoming events at the Hillside Public Library

The Hillside Library is partnering with Long Island Coalition for the Homeless (LICH)in doing a Baby Necessities Drive.  Needed items include baby clothes, feeding essentials (bottles, brushes, formula) and bath essentials (wash cloths, body wash etc.) Also, diapers.  As always, we thank you for your generosity.


Game Day for Adults! – Children’s Modular Room                                                        Friday May 12 and Friday, May 19, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Spend Friday mornings with friends for fun and games! Join a group, or bring some friends for a rousing game of Rummy Cube, Scrabble, Chinese Checkers, MasterMind, or Bring Your Own! Coloring books and sheets also available. No registration necessary.

Adult Storytime with Sister Shamus – All Purpose Room                                            Friday, May 12, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Sister Shamus returns to the Library to engage and delight us with a lifetime of antics and fun, from growing up in a large Irish family throughout her years of service with the Dominican sisters.  Her 2014 book, The Spirit ‘Neath the Habit, will be available for sale.

“Give me a sense of humor, Lord. Give me the power to see a joke. To get some happiness out of life, and pass it on to other folks.” –Sister Shamus Eileen Dwyer, OP

Paint Night: Sketching and Acrylics with Alma Virtual                                                Friday, May 12 at 7 p.m. Love, anytime of the year! Alma demonstrates another variation of abstract painting, with more defined lines and bold color. For beginners to advanced sketchers and painters. Everyone is welcome. For a list of supplies needed, please go to the library’s website.

In-Person: Library Plant and Garden Group – 1st Floor Modular Room              Tuesday, May 16, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Calling all gardeners, of all levels and interests!  Join the Plant and Garden Club and exchange seeds, rooted cuttings, and plants with fellow gardeners of all skills and interests.  Let’s discuss composting, annuals and perennials, indoor and outdoor gardens, container gardens, terrariums (make your own!), and your problems and successes!   Sessions meet April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. No registration necessary.

 LI Women over 50 Game Night – All Purpose Room                                                 Wednesday, May 17, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

 Got a Clue? Mystery Book Club – 1st Floor Modular Room and Virtual                       Wednesday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m. The book being discussed is: The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

“In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet weekly in the Jigsaw Room to discuss unsolved crimes; together they call themselves the Thursday Murder Club.  When a local developer is found dead with a mysterious photograph left next to the body, the Thursday Murder Club suddenly find themselves in the middle of their first live case.”

AARP Smart Driver TEK Workshop All Purpose Room                                                  Thursday, May 18, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Attend AARP’s free, 90-minute Smart DriverTEK workshop and learn: How to utilize the latest high-tech safety features in your current car; What technology to look for when shopping for a new car; The safety benefits of blind spot warning systems, forward collision warnings, lane departure warnings, smart headlights, and more!

Understanding Dementia – Virtual                                                                                Thursday, May 18 at 2 p.m. Sponsored by Glen Cove Library.  For more information, please contact Glen Cove Library Adult Services at 516-676-2130.  Long Island Alzheimer’s & Dementia Center presents the warning signs and different types of dementia, including the stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Learn about appropriate activities for those in each stage, caregiving tips and available community resources.To receive the zoom link, Click on https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYodOuvrjwsHN0cbgXHYxk0G49Tz6YxJjZr

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

 BOOK SALE – All Purpose Room                                                                                   Friday, May 19 beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 20 at 10 a.m. and Sunday, May 21 at 12 noon.


Mother’s Day Gift with the Pom Pom Queen! – All Purpose Room

Friday, May 12 at 4 p.m. Grades: 1 – 4. This program will help children celebrate someone that they love by creating a beautiful hand crafted Mother’s Day gift along with a handmade card. Materials Fee: $3

Mother’s Day Gift – All Purpose Room                                                                          Friday, May 12 at 5:30 p.m. Grades 5 – 12. Join the Pom Pom Queen in making a delightful Mother’s Day gift.  Each participant will make a unique decorative piece for their mom or someone special in their life.  $3 Materials Fee

Innovative Gaming – Topic: The Big Bad Wolf.  All Purpose Room                              Monday, May 15 at 4 p.m. Grades: 1 – 3.  Players team up to build three different versions of a home using various materials, including clay, straw, and wood, and experiment to see whose creation can withstand the Big Bad Wolf!

Innovative Gaming – Topic: Crazy Cannons.  All Purpose Room                      Monday, May 15 at 6 p.m. Grades: 4 & Up. Players will discover an explosive way to travel in Minecraft as they compete to build a cannon that will launch them the furthest and highest!

Kahoot Trivia – The Great Outdoors – Virtual                                                          Monday, May 15 at 7 p.m. All Ages Youth & Families (Kids/Tweens/Teens & Families).  It’s Spring Time! Join us for a trivia night on all things outdoors, from outdoor activities, animals, plants, & more!  A prize will be awarded to the night’s trivia contest winner.

Play Hooray! – Children’s Room                                                                                    Friday, May 19 at 11 a.m. Ages: 9 months – 5 years (with parent/caregiver). Stories, music and movement activities with Mollie Mouse!

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