Hillside Library upcoming events

The library is sponsoring a Toys for Tots Drive, in conjunction with state Assemblyman Ed Ra’s office. The donated toys would benefit the Child Life program at NYU Langone Hospital, as well as the John Theissen Children’s Foundation, supports children who are ill as well as underprivileged families.

Both of these organizations rely on the generosity of others to be able to provide children with toys throughout the entire year. We ask for only new, unwrapped toys and we thank you for your generosity.


Art with Alma! Red Robins in Winter – Virtual Program
Friday, December 3 at 7 p.m. To see a sample of the artwork you would be doing, and also a list of supplies needed, please go to the library’s website www.hillsidelibrary.info/events

The Job Whisperer – Virtual Program
Tuesday, December 7 at 7 p.m.
Weekly, Tuesdays at 7 pm. Join the zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5253741016
ABOUT THE JOB WHISPERER: Jamie Petrizzo, pro bono career coach and lecturer. Please sign up for email notices for lecture topics, http://www.meetup.com/li-seng

Book Discussion: Fresh Fiction Book Club – Program both in-person and Virtual
Wednesday, December 8 at 6:30 p.m. The book being discussed is The Arctic Fury by Greer Macallister.”A dozen women join a secret 1850s Arctic expedition—and a sensational murder trial unfolds when some of them don’t come back.”

Improving Posture During Zoom Meetings and Webinars – Virtual Program
Wednesday, December 8 at 7 p.m. Speakers: Jason Arismendy, DPT, physical therapist; Veronica Bilenkin, consumer health librarian. Stretches and posture techniques can improve your comfort during Zoom webinars and meetings. Get tips to keep your body properly aligned and suggestions for finding accurate information online. To register, call 888-305-9253.*This program is brought to you courtesy of Nassau Libraries Health Share.

The Purr-fect Muse: A History of Cats in Art – Virtual Program
Friday, December 10 at 6:30 p.m. Celebrate National Cat Lover’s Month! Before they were the rulers of the internet, cats have had a steady presence throughout the history of art. Our feline friends have been symbols and even gods ever since the time of the Ancient Egyptians. They have also been constant companions for some of the world’s most famous artistsJ.R. Pepper is a photographer, artist and researcher with an MA in art history specializing in Surrealism and Victorian spirit photography.


Recycled Greeting Card Bookmarks – Curbside
Monday, December 6, 12 noon – 7 p.m. Grades 5 – 12. Create festive bookmarks made from recycled greeting cards! Pick up your greeting card kit anytime between the hours of 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM on December 6th, and watch our video on how to make lovely bookmarks. The perfect gift for your loved ones

Time for Kids: Snowman Fun! (Inside the Library) Location: Children’s Room 2nd Fl.
Tuesday, December 7 at 4:30 p.m. Ages: 3 years- 7 years (with parent/caregiver). Come chill out with A Time for Kids, Inc. in the family fun preschool program all about snowmen! Activities include music, movement, fine and gross motor development and storytelling. There will even be a cool snowman craft!

Kahoot Trivia: Holiday Music – Virtual Program
Tuesday, December 7 at 7 p.m. All Ages – Family Fun! Test your knowledge on holiday music, from old classics to new favorites! All who attend will be entered in a raffle to win a prize. An additional prize will be awarded to the night’s trivia contest winner!

Yoga (Youth) – Virtual Program
Wednesday, December 8 at 5 p.m. All Ages Youth (Kids/Tweens/Teens). Join Yogi Micheline in trying different yoga poses. A virtual yoga class for kids of all ages.

YA Art Club (Indoors)
Thursday, December 9 at 5:30 p.m. Grades 5 – 12. Help decorate our YA Room by creating a unique art project with Ms. Ambadjes. All projects will be displayed in our YA Room, and returned the following month.

Reindeer Merriment! Pajama Storytime – Virtual Program
Thursday, December 9 at 7 p.m. All Ages! Join Mrs. S., Ms. Karen & Mr. B. for stories, music and movement!
*Take home your holiday gift bag and use one of the surprises inside to participate in one of our storytime songs!

Virtual Paint Night
Friday, December 10 at 7 p.m. Grades 5 – 12. Join our artist Alma as she guides you through a step-by-step virtual paint night. No experience necessary, beginners welcome!

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