Upcoming at the Hillside Library

You may register for programs at hillsidelibrary.info/events. You need to have your library barcode number for registration. The library subscribes to several museum passes for the enjoyment and entertainment of our patrons, holders of Hillside Library cards in good standing. A household is able to reserve just one museum pass per month; patrons are responsible for checking the museum’s hours of operation for the borrowed pass.

The library collects used cell phones (with their chargers) for charity. Also, the library collects reading glasses. In addition, the library collects canned food (we request cans only) for Island Harvest; the donations you supply help provide for those less fortunate, and we thank you.


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

Movie: Hacksaw Ridge (2016) R | 2h 19min. Biography, Drama, History                         Friday, Nov. 8, 1:30 p.m. 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.

8 Characteristics of Happy Veterans: A Special Program for Veterans and their families 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.

How to Take an Amazing Interview! Presented by Jamie Petrizzo Career Consultant Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 2:30 p.m. The goal here is how to take an interview that will leave the interviewer wanting more. We want you to walk in confident, and walk out knowing that you did a great job and will have to be strongly considered. Be the best you can be, and feel confident that you made a great impression.

Book DiscussionPage Turners                                                                Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. The book being discussed is: 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. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him a much larger world of emotional discovery.

Classic Delights Book Club                                                                                          Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. The book being discussed is: 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. Eliot’s realistic depiction of an irretrievable past, tempered with elements of myth and fairy tale has been beloved for generations.

Smart Social Security Presented by Daniel G. Mazzola, CFA, CPA                                 Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. What you don’t know about Social Security could wind up costing you $$$! This presentation will provide a broad overview of the Social Security program as it pertains to retirees and their beneficiaries. Bring your questions!

Movie: Anna (2019) R | 1h 59min | Action, Thriller.                                               Friday, Nov. 15, 1:30 p.m. 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.


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

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 specially 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.

This N’ That with Miss AllyKat                                                                                       Friday, Nov. 15 at 10:30 a.m. Ages: birth-5years (with parent/caregiver). Families will join Allyson Demetriou for stories, rhymes, songs, different rhythms and giggles, and wiggles. Registration begins on Friday, Nov. 8 for Hillside patrons; OD will begin on Nov. 12.

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