Adult Programs

Adult Book Discussion
Meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 2:00 pm
January 2: The Christmas Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini
February 6: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
March 6: The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
April 3: TBA
Try us out! Visitors and new members are always welcome. Books are available for checkout at our circulation desk.
Encore Evening Book Club
Meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm at Dos Franciscos Taqueria This group is an off-site evening book discussion group for adults. The books are available at the circulation desk for check out one month before the discussion date. Please call the library if you have any questions about this book club. We would love to see you at Dos Franciscos Taqueria 4949 Butterfield Rd!

Mixed Stitchers
Meets Every Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Is your New Year’s resolution to learn to knit or crochet? If so, come check out our knitting group. This is a fun group of knitters and crocheters that are excited to shartheir hobby with you. The group shares ideas, patterns, and materials. If you don’knit or crochet they will show you how. You can even borrow the needles anuse their extra yarn while you are learning. The Mixed Stitchers work on their owprojects, as well as on projects for vets, babies and other non-profits. No registration necessary. You can view a sample of their products in our library window in January.

Puzzle Table
This winter, the library will again set up a community puzzle table. Everyone is invited to participate. So the next time you’re in the library, sit down and relax at our community puzzle table. After each puzzle is completed it will be photographed and another puzzle will take its place.

Gentle Yoga
Meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month through June from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.
No matter your fitness level, this class of Gentle Yoga will engage your body and your mind as it promotes flexibility and fitness. Instructor: Rhonda Fentry, Fitness Specialist and Exercise Physiologist. There is no registration but the class size will be limited to the first 18 people. This popular class fills up quickly so be sure to arrive before 7:00. Participants must be over 18. If possible, please bring your own mat. Call the library if you have any questions.

Healthy Eating
Thursday, February 7 at 7:00 pm
Join Theresa Thompson, a Registered Dietetic Technician of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics,
as she explains the impact food has on our health. Learn how food affects your heart health,
diabetes, and overall energy levels. We will also consider how to eat healthy on a budget, including
some sample menus, and ideas to cut grocery costs. Finally, enjoy a tasty sample of a healthy dish
that is simple to make and budget friendly. Theresa Thompson is a DTR, an M.S. Student at Green
Mountain College in conjunction with Westchester Food Pantry, and is a Hillside resident.
Brown Bag Lunch and a Movie: Falling for Grace (PG-13)
Monday, February 11 from Noon to 2:00 pm
Bring your lunch to celebrate both Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day with this Chinese-American
rom-com. The library will supply a beverage and dessert. Minimum 4.
Bird House Decorating Craft
Monday, February 25 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Celebrate the coming of spring with this colorful painting craft. The library will supply the birdhouses and paint, you supply the creativity. There is no charge for this craft. Adults only. Registration required by Thurs, February 21. Limit 15.

Go on a Blind Date with a Book
Friday, March 1 through Sunday, March 24
Do you like surprises? Read a book or two from our Blind Date book display, then fill out a
“Rate Your Date” form to be entered into winning a box of chocolates.
Ageless Grace
Fridays in March: 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 11:00- 11:45 am
Ageless Grace® is a fun and playful brain health exercise program practiced to upbeat music while seated in a chair. This innovative program is composed of 21 tools for lifelong comfort and ease™. We lubricate our joints, strengthen our muscles, exercise our brains and tickle our funny bones. Come and experience timeless fitness for the body and brain™. Ageless Grace is geared to seniors but any age or fitness level can benefit from this program.
Best Defense Concepts*
Tuesday, March 19 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm
Self-defense expert Peter Honigmann joins us to discuss all aspects of self-defense, including observation and de-escalation, basic self-defense tactics and concepts, the use of improvised weapons to defend yourself, as well as the legal ramifications of using self-defense. He will also answer any questions regarding how to handle specific attacks or self-defense situations. This program is open to adults and teens in Grades 9-12.

Family Bike Ride
Saturday, April 13 from 10:30 to 11:30 am
We will take a short ride to the Berkeley Park pavilion where we will enjoy a quick snack then return to the library. All ages welcome. Children under 16 must have an adult (at least 18 years of age) accompanying.
Growing MicroGreens*
Monday, April 29 from 6:30 to 7:15 pm
Microgreens are vegetables that are harvested when they are young and approximately an inch tall. They may be tiny, but microgreens are a huge trend, found everywhere from corner bistros to plastic-wrapped at the grocery store. If you have shopped for microgreens, you know they are not cheap! The good news is that they are easy to grow indoors. Microgreens provide you with a quick harvest for not much work. At this program, you will make and take home one container of microgreens. This short program is open to adults and teens in Grades 7-12. Registration required by Thursday, April 25