Upcoming events at Hillside Library


155 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park                                                                                  Phone (516) 355-7850, Fax (516) 355-7855

                                                  BOOK DISCUSSIONS

Wednesday, Jan. 8, 1 and 7 p.m.. Fresh Fiction Book Club. Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center.  Cassie Hanwell was born for emergencies. As one of the only female firefighters in her Texas firehouse, she’s seen her fair share of them, and she’s a total pro at other people’s tragedies.

Wednesday, Jan.  15, 7 p.m. Classic Delights Book Club. My Cousin Rachel By: Daphne DuMaurier.  Orphaned at an early age, Philip Ashley is raised by his benevolent older cousin, Ambrose. Ambrose delights in Philip as his heir, but their cozy constructed world is shattered when Ambrose goes on a trip to Florence.                                                                                                                      Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1 and 7 p.m. Page Turners Book Club. Circe by Madeline Miller In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child–not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power.                                                                                                                          Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. Armchair Historians Book Club To America: Personal Reflections of a Historian by  Stephen E. Ambrose.  Stephen E. Ambrose, one of the country’s most influential historians, reflects on his long career as an American historian and explains what an historian’s job is all about. He celebrates America’s spirit, which has carried us so far.


Thursday, Jan. 9, 1:30 – 7:30 p.m. Blood Drive Bring DONOR CARD or ID w/ photo or signature.  Minimum weight 110lbs. Age 16-75 (over 75 need Dr.’s note) No tattoos in past 12 months                         

Saturday, Jan. 11, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Blood Pressure Screenings No Appointments Necessary.  Blood Pressure Screenings will be conducted by a Registered Nurse

Tuesday, Jan. 14, 7 p.m. Lower Back Pain and Spinal Health. Learn from Gabriella Rampi, PA from Northwell Orthopedics, about the various causes, treatment, and prevention techniques of back pain.                                                                                                                                     

Thursday, Jan. 16, 10 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. St. Francis Hospital Outreach Bus. Free Health Screenings Includes a brief cardiac history, blood pressure and a simple blood test for cholesterol and diabetes for adults 18 and older. Free Flu Shots available.

                                            JOBS and CAREERS                                                                                               

Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 6:30 p.m. Job Hunting after 50. Career counselor Jamie Petrizzo addresses some issues that arise and gives you suggestions for handling sensitive questions about time gaps in your resume, ability to perform certain functions and more.                                                                                                                                                                      

Monday, Jan. 13 at 2:30 p.m. How to Take an Amazing Interview. The goal here is how to take an interview that will leave the interviewer wanting more.  Be the best you can be, and feel confident during the interview that you did great!                                                                                                                              

Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 2:30 p.m. Dragon Slayers’ Stories. They are often the key to getting hired. Learn what they are and how to create them.

                                                 MOVIES                                                                                                                                    Friday, Jan. 3, 1:30 p.m. Where’d You Go, Bernadette. PG, 1h 49m. Comedy, Drama, Mystery.                            Starring Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, and Judy Greer . A loving mom’s epic adventure jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery.

Friday, Jan.  10, 1:30 p.m. Downton Abbey. PG, 2h 2m. Drama, Romance. Starring Michelle Dockery and Matthew Goode The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century                                                                                                                                                           Friday, Jan.  17, 1:30 p.m. Angel Has Fallen. R, 2h 1m. Action, Thriller. Starring Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman Mike Banning is framed for the attempted assassination of the President and must evade his own agency and the FBI as he tries to uncover the real threat.                                                                                                                      Friday, Jan.  24, 1:30 p.m. The Kitchen. R, 1h 42m. Action, Crime. Starring Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, and Elisabeth Moss. The wives of New York gangsters in Hell’s Kitchen,  in the 1970s,  continue to operate their husbands’ rackets after they’re locked up in prison.                                                                                                                                              Friday, January  31, 1:30 p.m. Once Upon A Time In…Hollywood. R, 2h 41m, Comedy, Drama. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.

                                      WORKSHOPS and LECTURES

Monday, Jan. 13, 12 noon – 2 p.m. Free Medicare Counseling. The Nassau County Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program will offer Free Medicare Counseling at Hillside Library on the above date; online appointment registration is open.                                                                                                                                                                                           hursday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. Author Talk & Book Signing The Hillside Public Library is proud to present featured author, Deborah Burns, who will be discussing her recently acclaimed novel, Saturday’s Child. As a child, Deborah revered her charismatic mother, but Dorothy was a woman full of secrets with a troubled past―a mistress of illusion whose love seemed just out of her daughter’s grasp.

Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. YOUR HOME’S EXTERIOR TLC FOR GOOD HOME HEALTH. Attention homeowners: Learn from the experts at KL Home Inspections what causes, how to identify, and possible repair solutions for issues around the house.

Thursday, Jan. 30 at 6:30 p.m. Tea Across Time.  Celebrate with “Tea Master” Patty Hamrick and take a journey through the tea plant’s archaeological and folkloric origins.


Jump for Joy

Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 11:15 a.m. Ages: 18months-4yrs. (with parent/caregiver). Join this fun-filled movement program filled with music, parachutes, and instruments.

Hillside Movie- The Lego Movie 2- The Second Part. Rated: PG. Run Time: 1 hr. 47 mins                                                                   

Saturday, Jan. 11 at 1:30 p.m. All Ages with Parent/Caregiver. *Come and create a craft before the movie at 1 p.m.

Sunday Together Time Tales- Snow Follies                                                                                                                       

Sunday, Jan. 12 at 1:30 p.m. Ages: 12 months-4 yrs. (with parent/caregiver). Snowy stories, songs, and a craft.

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