Adult Winter Reading

January 9-February 29

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.

English as a Second Language (ESL) registration

Tuesday, February 7 at 9:00 am

The Hillside Public Library will be hosting a free Triton College English as a Second Language (ESL) class. The class will be on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00 to 11:30 am at the library. For more information, visit the library’s English as a Second Language page.

 

Tax Information

The Hillside Public Library will not be receiving and tax forms this year. Instead, you can call to have forms sent to your house or you can print them out from the IRS or State of Illinois websites. [Read more…]

2017 Scholarship Winner Announced

Christian Gentry-Walker was selected to receive the Bicentennial Commission Scholarship.Christian is studying Fire Science at Malcolm X College. Christian has taught classes in karate and gymnastics at the Memorial Park District Eisenhower Community Center for six years. For the past two years he has been a camp counselor in the summer camp program.

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Christian Gentry-Walker receives the Bicentenary Scholarship Check from Trustee Gloria Whitaker.

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Holiday Cookie Exchange Party!

Thursday, December 8 from 7:30-8:30 pm

Sample and share cookies of all kinds as you mingle with friends at this short but festive cookie exchange party. Bring four dozen of your favorite cookies homemade cookies and one small wrapped gift from the dollar store.
Adults only! You must register for this program by Tuesday, December 6. Minimum attendance: 6.

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Thanksgiving Hours

The library will be open from 10:00 am-5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 23 and closed all day Thursday and Friday, November 24 and 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular hours will resume on Saturday, November 26.

Cookie Exchange

Thursday, December 8 from 7:30-8:30

Sample and share cookies of all kinds as you mingle with friends at this short but festive cookie exchange party.
We will swap cookies, play a few games, enjoy a warm beverage, and sample cookies

GUIDELINES FOR THE COOKIE EXCHANGE

  1. All cookies should be homemade.
  2. No plain chocolate chip cookies please.
  3. Bring 4 dozen total cookies. 3 ½ for the swap and ½ dozen to share for the evening.
  4. Bring a container to carry away your cookies.
  5. Email (address below) or give a copy of your recipe to the library before the party so that we will have copies to hand out.
  6. In an effort to avoid duplicate recipes, when you register let the library know what type of cookie you plan on baking.
  7. Bring one wrapped gift from the dollar store for a game prize.

Adults only! You must register for this program by Tuesday, December 6th. Minimum 6.

Meet Abraham Lincoln

Saturday, November 5 from 1:00-2:30 pm

Good Ol’ Honest Abe is coming to the Hillside Public Library to talk a little bit about his life from when he was a kid all the way to when he was a president. Experience the magic that made this president one of the greatest in history!

Please register at the front desk.

Cook the Book is back!

Thursday, November 3 from 7:30-8:30 pm

Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes?  Do you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes?  Then grab your apron and sign up for this new book club!
We pick the cookbook, you select and you prepare a recipe from that cookbook.  Then you bring what you made to the meeting and we all get to share what each person has made.
Copies of Al Roker’s Hassle Free Holiday Cookbook are available NOW at the circulation desk.

Greeting Cards for Hospitalized Children

Wednesday, October 26 from 7:00-8:15 pm

Cards for Hospitalized Kids is an international charity that spreads hope, joy, & magic to hospitalized kids across America through uplifting, handmade cards. Join us as we make holiday cards to send to this charitable organization. All materials will be provided. Adults only, please.