Adult Programs


Unless otherwise noted, registration is REQUIRED and programs are FREE. Deposits or small fees are sometimes required to reserve your place or cover expenses.

Adult Book Discussion
Meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 2:00 pm
January 3: Return to Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani
February 7: Before I go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
March 7: Young Woman & the Sea by Glenn Stout
April 4: The Other Side of the Bridge by Mary Lawson
Try us out! Visitors and new members are always welcome. Books are available for checkout at our circulation desk.

Books On Tap Book Club
Meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm at Dos Franciscos Taqueria Books on Tap – we buy the apps (appetizers), you buy the taps (drinks). An off-site evening book discussion group for adults 21 and older. This group usually reads the same books as the afternoon book discussion group. The books are available at the circulation desk for you to 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 share their hobby with you. The group shares ideas, patterns, and materials. If you don’t knit or crochet they will show you how. You can even borrow the needles and use their extra yarn while you are learning. The Mixed Stitchers work on their own projects, 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.

Adult Winter Reading Program: Snow is Falling…Books are Calling
January 8 thru March 11
Blast away the winter blues by joining this fun and simple reading program. For every two hours you read, you win a small prize. Read for 12 hours and be entered to win an android tablet. Stop by the library any day after January 8 to pick up a reading log and start reading.

Puzzle Table
The library has set up a community puzzle table. Everyone is invited to participate. Just think, you may be the one to find the perfect piece or the one to put the final piece in the puzzle! 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 then another puzzle will take its place.

~Lunch & Learning~
A new monthly program-beginning in January
Please join us once a month for a complimentary lunch and an interesting program presented by expert speakers. Advanced registration required and participants must stay for the duration of the one-hour program.
January – Health & Fitness: How to Stay in Shape by Doing What You Love. Kick off the New Year in good humor with local comedian and fitness expert, Andrea Scott. Thursday, January 18 at 11:30 am.
February – Access to Healthcare Despite Ability to Pay. If you’re not insured or underinsured, this presentation will direct you to local resources for care that you or your family may need. Presented by Access to Care: a local non-profit. Tuesday, February 13 at 11:45 am
March – To Be Announced
April – The Remarkable Culture of the Anasazi Indians. Historian, Terry Poppleton, will present a fascinating overview of an ancient Indian culture from the American Southwest believed to be the ancestors of the modern Pueblo Indians. Poppleton brings to life how these Indians lived and how they still influence us today. Monday, April 16 at 11:30 am

Holiday Movie: While You Were Sleeping (PG)
Monday, January 8 from 1:30 to 3:15 pm. There is still time to enjoy one more holiday movie! This charming romantic comedy was shot in Chicago and in the neighboring suburb of LaGrange. Stars Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman, Peter Gallagher, and Jack Warden. Minimum 4
January Fitness with Rhonda Fentry: Yoga Classes
Wednesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Fitness Specialist and Exercise Physiologist Rhonda Fentry, owner of Rhythms Dance and Yoga, will instruct yoga classes this January. This class is suitable for any fitness level, even the most beginner. Register soon, this class will fill up quickly! Max. 25
CPR Red Cross First Aid and CPR Certification Course
Friday, January 12 from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Class is limited to 12 students. Must be 17 or over for this class. A $5 Deposit is required at registration.

Go on a Blind Date with a Book. Do you like surprises? Would you like help deciding what to read next? Are you distracted by cover art that inaccurately portrays the content of a book? Let us take away the trouble of a decision and set you up with a date. Go on a Blind Date with a book! During the month of February, we will select a variety of books, wrap them up so that you won’t know the ‘identity’ of your blind date till you get it home. Will it be fiction or non-fiction? Funny, informative, a mystery? After your date, fill out the questionnaire, return it and win a small prize.
AARP Driver Safety Course
Thursday & Friday February 8 and 9 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm
The goal of this course is to help keep older drivers independent, safe and confident while on the road. Call the library to register. Cost: $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-AARP members.
We Love Our Patrons Cookie Bar
Happy Valentine’s Day from the Hillside Public Library. An assortment of cookies will be available in the lobby courtesy of the library staff. Wednesday, February 14 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Presidential Movie: Dave (PG-13)
Wednesday, February 21 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm
To avoid a potentially explosive scandal when the U.S. President goes into a coma, an affable temp agency owner with an uncanny resemblance is put in his place. Star Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver. Minimum 4.

Brain Health with Mark Schoepp
Thursday, March 8 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Brain Gain. This presentation will be of interest to parents (think academic boosts and negative behavior reduction for children); for adults (think productivity boosts in your work place); and for older adults (think Alzheimer’s prevention and quality of life improvement.) Mark Schoepp will discuss how the brain works as well as how proper nutrition and exercise impact performance and why play is important to the brain for both adults and children.
Inclusive Bingo
Monday, March 12 from 5:00 to 5:45 pm
All ages, all abilities. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy an afternoon of Bingo. Snacks, prizes, fun! Minimum 10.
Book to Movie: True Grit (PG-13)
Thursday, March 22 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Fourteen year old Mattie Ross is determined to avenge her father’s death by capturing Tom Chaney, the man who shot and killed him for two pieces of gold. Stars Hailee Steinfeld, Jeff Bridges, and Matt Damon. Minimum 4.

AARP Driver Safety Course
Thursday & Friday April 5 and 6 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm
Cost: $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-AARP members
Springtime Family Movie: Enchanted (PG)
Saturday April 14 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm
A classic Disney fairytale collides with modern-day New York City in a story about a fairytale princess from the past who is thrust into present-day by an evil queen. Kids and adults will enjoy this clever and delightful movie. Stars Amy Adams and Susan Sarandon, James Marsden. Minimum 4.
CPR Red Cross First Aid and CPR Certification Course
Saturday, April 28 from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
Class is limited to 12 students. Must be 17 or over for this class. A $5 Deposit is required at registration.