Happenings at the Hillside Library

Happenings at the Hillside Library

Our programs require online registration. Instructions are on the library’s website.


Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 1 and 7 p.m. Fresh Fiction BC will discuss Run Away by Harlan Coben. After discovering his drug-addicted daughter Paige panhandling in Central Park, Simon follows her into a dark & dangerous world.

Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 1 and 7 p.m. Page Turners will discuss A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. When he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal in 1922, Count Rostov is sentenced to house arrest.

Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. Classic Delights BC will discuss Silas Marner by George Eliot. In this heartwarming classic, a gentle linen weaver named Silas Marner is wrongly accused of a heinous theft actually committed by his best friend.

Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. Armchair Historians BC will discuss Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography by Jean Harvey Baker. This definitive biography of Mary Todd Lincoln beautifully conveys her tumultuous life and times.


Sunday, Nov. 3 at 1:30 p.m. Vive la France! Music of Paris and the French countryside. Internationally Acclaimed Violinist Dr. David Podles beautifully showcases and performs music from French culture.


Saturday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. Thanksgiving Puff Pastries. Join Chefs of d’Future and learn how to prepare Savory Thanksgiving Puff Pastries . Non-refundable Fee – $5.00, (Check payable to “Hillside Public Library”) Checks Collected outside the Program Room on the day of class.

HEALTH and FITNESS                                                                                         Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 1 p.m. Laughter Yoga is a powerful healing connection to you and others around you. (Online Registration Open) Non-refundable Fee – $3.50, (Check payable to “Hillside Public Library”)


Thursday, Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. Spin, Cover Letters, & Tales from the Job Front Wars! Presented by Jamie Petrizzo Career Consultant. Learn what it means to use these tools and how they can change everything.

Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 2:30 p.m. How to Take an Amazing Interview! Presented by Jamie Petrizzo Career Consultant. The goal here is how to take an interview that will leave the interviewer wanting more.

Monday, Nov. 18 at 2:30 p.m. Job Hunting After 50. Presented by Jamie Petrizzo Career Consultant who addresses some issues that arise for the more mature job seekers , and gives you suggestions for handling sensitive questions about time gaps in your resume, ability to perform certain functions and more.


Friday, Nov. 1 at 1:30 p.m. Flyboys (2006) PG-13 | 2h 20min. Action, Drama, History. Starring James Franco, Jean Reno. Based on a true story: A story of the young Americans who volunteered to be part of the French military prior to the United States’ involvement in WWI.                                                                                                                            Friday, Nov. 8, 1:30 p.m. Hacksaw Ridge (2016) R | 2h 19min. Biography, Drama, History. Starring Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington. A conscientious objector serves in WWII as a medic but refuses to take a life or even carry a gun.                                                                                                                                    Friday, Nov. 15, 1:30 p.m. Anna (2019) R | 1h 59min | Action, Thriller. Starring Sasha Luss, Helen Mirren, Luke Evans. Beneath Anna Poliatova’s striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world’s most feared government assassins.

Friday, Nov. 22, 1:30 p.m. Shaft (2019) R | 1h 51min. Action, Comedy, Crime. Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher. JJ Shaft, a cybersecurity expert with a degree from MIT, enlists his family’s help to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death.                                                                                                                          Friday, Nov. 29, 1:30 p.m. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) R | 1h 33min. Comedy. Starring Steve Martin, John Candy. A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with an obnoxious slob of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion.* Please also note that ratings are provided for all movies & apply to language, violence, nudity etc.


Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. 10 Best Plants To Clean The Indoor Air. “Pauley the Plant Guy” returns to discuss the best plants for cleaning your home’s air.

Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. Learn How To Create Personal Digital Greeting Cards – Presented by Sharper Training Solutions, Inc. Learn how to create personal, digital greeting cards using Microsoft Word.                                                                                                                                                          Thursday, Nov. 7 (11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. ) Nassau County Clerk’s Mobile Office. The Mobile Office is on the road offering County Clerk services to Nassau County residents. Office representatives will be able to provide certified copies of land records (deeds, mortgages, and mortgage satisfactions) and notary services for a fee.                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thursday, Nov. 7 at 1:30 p.m. Unclaimed Funds Workshop Presented by Leah Solomon Office of the State Comptroller – Thomas P. Di Napoli Intergovernmental & Community Affairs. Attend this informative workshop presented by a representative of the New York State Office of the Comptroller to learn about these funds and how you can find out if you are a possible recipient.

Saturday, Nov. 9 at noon. 8 Characteristics of Happy Veterans. Jim Ryan is the founder and president of Jim Ryan Talks, an organization dedicated to the cultivation and development of each individual’s potential for living a life full of joy, fulfillment and success.                                                                                                                 Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. Smart Social Security. Presented by Daniel G. Mazzola, CFA, CPA. This presentation will provide a broad overview of the Social Security program as it pertains to retirees and their beneficiaries while emphasizing spousal and survivor benefits.

Sunday, Nov. 17 at 1:30 p.m. Artist’s Show and Reception: The Art of Eleanor Abrams. Long Island resident Eleanor Abrams first picked up a paint brush 10 years ago when she retired from teaching autistic children. Meet her now, at age 95, and learn about her art depicting “Third World” women and ending violence against all women.                                                                                                                                                              Monday, Nov. 18 at 12 – 2 p.m. Medicare Counseling. The Nassau County Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program is offering Free Medicare Counseling at Hillside Library.

Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 6:45 p.m. Streaming Service or Cable. Tired of paying for tv channels that you don’t watch? Learn how to “cut the chord” and access the many different streaming services available to customers.

Thursday, Nov. 21, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Free Assistance with Nassau County Senior Citizen Partial Property Tax Exemption Applications. By appointment.

Thursday, Nov. 21 at 5 p.m. Meet and Speak with your State Senator Kaplan. Residents with questions or comments about New York State Government are encouraged to stop by and chat with the Senator and her staff.


Time for Kids Turkey Adventures.

Friday, Nov. 1 at 1:30 p.m. Ages: 18 months-4 years (with parent or caregiver).Turkey stories, craft, games.

YA Art Club                                                                                                                     Friday, Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. Grades 5 & Up. Help decorate our YA Room by creating a unique art project with Ms. Ambadjes. All projects will be displayed and returned the following class. Please register for only one sessions, Friday OR Sunday.

 Imagination Playground.

Saturday, Nov. 2 at 1:30 p.m. Ages: 4 years-8 years. Registration has begun for Hillside patrons and opened Oct. 28 for Out of District Residents. Let your imagination run wild!!!

Play Hooray.                                                                                                                Friday, Nov. 8 at 1:30 p.m. Ages: 18months & Up. (with parent/caregiver). Stories, music, and movement activities with puppet Mollie the Mouse.

Blooming Yogis

Friday, Nov. 8 at 5:15 p.m. Grades: 1-4. Yoga program especially designed just for children.

Jump for Joy with Joyce Oddo.

Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 11 a.m. Ages: 18months-4years (with parent/caregiver). Join this fun-filled movement program filled with music, parachutes, and instruments.

Science Escapades with Johnda Ferrari- Extreme Balloon Exploits                             Thursday, Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. Grades: 2-4. Science facts, stem experiments, puzzles, and a craft. Out of district registration will begin on Nov. 8.

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