Adult Programs

Adult Book Discussion.  Meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 2:00 pm
May 3: Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
June 7: The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
July 5: Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
Aug 2: You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott
Try us out! Visitors and new members are always welcome. Books are available for checkout at our circulation desk.

Books on Tap
Meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm at Dos Franciscos Taqueria.
An off-site evening book discussion group for adults 21 and older. Join us for this new book discussion group; Books on Tap – we buy the apps (appetizers), you buy the taps (drinks). For the time being, we will read the books that the afternoon book discussion group reads. The books are available at the circulation desk for you to check out. As Books on Tap grows, the members will be choosing their own titles to read and restaurants to meet at. Please call the library if you have any questions about this new book club. See you at Dos Franciscos!

AARP Driver Safety Course
Choose from one of the following sessions:
Saturday and Sunday, May 6 and 7 from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm each day
Tuesday and Wednesday, August 15 and 16 from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm each day
The goal of this course is to help keep older drivers independent, safe and confident while on the road. Cost: $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-AARP members.

Mixed Stitchers
Meets Every
Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Like to knit or crochet? Bring your project and join our knitting club. All skill levels, from novice to expert welcome. See what all the fun is about as you meet your neighbors, chat and knit.

May

Special Needs Bingo
Thursday, May 11 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm
For people with special needs along with their family members and/or caregivers. All ages are welcome. Each attending special needs person must be accompanied by appropriate caregiver. Non-Special needs families are also welcome to attend! Prizes, snacks, fun! Registration required. Minimum 10; Maximum 35.

Cook the Book Book Club
Thursday, May 11 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm
A Bake & Taste book club. Rescheduled from April. The Cake Mix Doctor by Anne Byrn. Book is available for check out at the Circulation Desk.

June

Red Cross First Aid and CPR Certification Course
Saturday, June 3 from 12:00 to 4:30 pm
Class is limited to 12 students. Must be 16 or over for this class. $5 Deposit Required at Registration

World Wide Knit in Public Day
Saturday, June 10 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Mixed Stitchers from Hillside Public Library invite everyone to join them on the library lawn (weather permitting) or inside the building with your knit or crochet projects. Pull up a lawn chair and dive into a day full (or a few minutes) of fun needlework and camaraderie. Don’t knit/crochet but want to learn? Stop by and the club members will give you a lesson. No registration needed. A drop in program.

Adult Summer Reading: Build a Better World!

Adults, join us for special programs, prizes, events, and more! Weekly prizes. Read/Listen to 5 books to be eligible for the grand prize of an overnight stay at the Holiday Inn Hillside. Pool, breakfast, relaxation! Read even one book to be eligible for a weekly prize. Registration and reading start on Monday, June 12. Don’t let your kids have all the fun this summer! Be sure to register for the adult summer reading program.

Summer Reading programs: Some programs are limited to summer reading program participants. Most programs require registration.
Blood Pressure Screening
Monday, June 12 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Build a Better You by knowing your blood pressure numbers. Walgreens will be giving free blood pressure
screening here at the library. No registration needed. A drop in event.

Preserving the Harvest Workshop
Tuesday, June 20 from 7:00 to 8:15 pm
Build a Better World by avoiding food waste. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn basic steps for jam making, canning, and freezing foods. Registration required.

Gentle Yoga for Beginners
7 Consecutive Wednesdays from beginning June 14 ending July 26, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Build a Better World by taking care of your health. The library welcomes back Rhonda Fentry for seven weeks of gentle yoga for the beginning student. Because of the popularity of this instructor and class, enrollment will be limited to Hillside residents signed up for the summer reading program. Registration required. Space is limited.

Brown Bag Lunch & Movie
Friday, June 23 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Build a Better World by being inspired to perform good deeds. Movie is Pay It Forward (PG-13). Bring your sandwich, the library will supply chips and dessert. Registration required.

Make Cards for Hospitalized Children
Monday, June 26 from 1:30 to 8:30 pm
Build a Better World by spreading cheer. Stay for as long or little as you like. Make one card or ten. Your friendly homemade greeting card will brighten a hospitalized child day. The library will supply all the items needed for greeting card making. No registration needed. A drop in program.

Coffee and Coloring
Saturday, July 8 from 10:00 to 11:30 am
Build a Better World by practicing relaxation. All coloring supplies will be on hand. Coffee, juice, and coffee cake also. Adults only! Participants must be enrolled in Adult Summer Reading. Registration required.

Toothbrush and Toothpaste Drive for Aspire
Week of July 10-15
Build a Better World by giving to others. Aspire has several group homes for special needs adults in Hillside and the surrounding villages. Bring an unopened packaged toothbrush and/or toothpaste to the library during the drive week and we will pass it on to Aspire. The first 60 people to donate will receive a coupon for a free ice cream cone at the McDonalds in Hillside.

After Hours Dinner and Craft
Thursday, July 13 from 5:00 to 8:30 pm
Build a Better World by having fun and learning a craft. Enjoy a light dinner then silk screen a tote bag. Must be enrolled in adult summer reading. Limit 10. Registration required by Tuesday, July 11.

It’s Christmas Time in the City: Chicago and Its Yule Time Traditions
Tuesday, July 25th at 7:00 pm
Build a Better World by learning local history. Celebrate Christmas in July! Learn about Chicago Christmas traditions of the past and present. Program is geared for adults however children 12 and older are welcome to attend with an adult. Holiday refreshments served. Registration required.

Special Needs Bingo
Saturday, August 5 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm
For people with special needs along with their family members and/or caregivers. All ages are welcome. Each attending special needs person must be accompanied by appropriate caregiver. Non-Special needs families are also welcome to attend! Prizes, snacks, fun! Registration required. Minimum 10; Maximum 35. Brown Bag Lunch & International Movie

Friday, August 18 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Waking Ned Devine (PG). Someone in the Irish hamlet of Tullymore (population 53–uh, 52) has won the National Lottery. Who could it be? This movie is a quirky comedy from Ireland. Library will supply an Irish theme side dish and dessert to go along with the sandwich you bring for yourself.