Happenings at the Hillside Library

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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: 10 Minutes Gone. R, 1h 29m. Action, Crime, Mystery.                                         Friday, Dec. 13, 1:30 p.m. Starring Bruce Willis, Michael Chiklis. A man who lost his memory due to a bank heist gone wrong needs to piece together the missing 10 minutes to determine who sabotaged him.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings.                                                                                                                 Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. A registered nurse will be at the library to do free blood pressure screenings.   A registered nurse will be at the library to do free blood pressure screenings.

How to ask for a job referral on LinkedIn.                                                                 Monday, Dec. 16 at 2:30 p.m. Presented by Jamie Petrizzo, Career Consultant. Attend this workshop to learn how to successfully ask for referrals on LinkedIn. Also discussed, Learn how to answer the very important question: “tell me about yourself”.

Winter Reading Party.                                                                                                Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Fill out one (or more) Book Bingo Boards to earn raffle tickets for a chance to win some great prizes! Once you finish your Bingo Board, hand it in at the Reference Desk! Instructions are on the Bingo Boards!

Movie: The Peanut Butter Falcon. PG-13, 1h 37m. Adventure, Comedy, Drama.             Friday, Dec. 20, 1:30 p.m. Starring Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, Zack Gottsagen. Zak runs away from his care home to make his dream of becoming a wrestler come true.

Reiki Circle.                                                                                                                                             Friday, Dec. 20 at 6:45 p.m. Reiki is the art of Energy Healing. It is very soothing and relaxing and can help manage pain. During this Reiki Circle, students will have the option to sit on a chair or lay down on the floor. Non-refundable Fee – $5.00 (Check payable to “Hillside Public Library”)


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

Play Hooray.                                                                                                                   Friday, Dec. 13 at 1:30 p.m. Ages: 18months & Up (with parent/caregiver). Stories, music and movement activities with Mollie the Mouse.    

Blooming Yogis.                                                                                                          Friday, Dec. 13 at 5:15 p.m. Grades: 1-4. Yoga designed especially designed just for children.  

Sunday Together Time Tales – Holly Jolly Fun                                                             Sunday, Dec. 15 at 1:30 p.m. Ages: 12months-4yrs. (with parent/caregiver). Holiday stories, songs, and a craft.                                                                                                                                                         

Jump for Joy with Joyce Oddo.                                                                                       Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 11 a.m. Ages: 18months-4yrs. (with parent/cargiver).Join this fun filled movement program filled with music, parachutes, and instruments.

Holiday Ceramic Workshop                                                                                           Thursday, Dec. 19 at 5 p.m. Grades: 1-4. Paint a holiday decoration. Material Fee: $2. Registration has begun for Hillside patrons; OD registration will begin on December 16.

Cooking Adventures with Chef Julie – Holiday Sweater Cookies                                Friday, Dec. 20 at 5 p.m. Grades: 1-4. Create some delicious creations under Chef Julie’s guidance.

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