Consumer Health Complete
This full-text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children’s health, men & women’s health, etc.

MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 5,400 current biomedical journals.

Science Reference Center
A comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content.  It also contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.  Some of the topics covered include biology, chemistry, health and medicine, history of science, scientists, technology, wildlife and much more.

Teen Health & Wellness
Teen Health & Wellness provides middle and high school students with nonjudgmental, straightforward, curricular and self-help support, aligned to state, national, and provincial standards. Topics include diseases, drugs and alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide and bullying, green living, LGBTQ issues, and more. To access this database you will need to sign in with your Hillside Library card.   

Ravinia Festival Tickets

Memorial Day and Summer Hours

The library will be closed Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day.

Summer hours begin this week: Monday-Thursday from 10:00 am-9:00 pm, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am-5:00 pm, closed Sundays. Sunday hours resume on September 10.


Holiday Hours

The library will be closed December 24-26 (Saturday-Monday) for Christmas and December 31-January 2 (Saturday-Monday) for New Year’s.

Coffee and Coloring!

Saturday, July 9th at 10:30

Join us for a fun and unique way to unwind and exercise your creativity! Coloring pages, colored pencils, coffee, and donuts will be provided.

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Cook the Book BookClub

Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? Then this is the club for you. Each month we will select a cookbook and place copies on hold at the circulation desk. You will check out the cookbook and choose one recipe you would like to share. Each member of the club will make that recipe and bring what is cooked, baked, etc. to the meeting for all to try. First we all eat. After eating, we will rate the recipes and review the book. Copies of the cookbook will be available for checkout four weeks before the meeting. Our first discussion and sampling will be on March 2! We hope to see you there! Ask any staff member if you have questions. Please register.

Meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm
March 2:
What Can I Bring? by Anne Byrn
April 6: The Pioneer Woman Cooks, Food from My Frontier by Ree Drummond
May 4: Cedar Cove Cookbook by Debbie Macomber

Join the Friends of the Hillside Library

It’s a great time to join the Friends of the Hillside Library!

Two Months Free!
Your new membership will be good for the rest of 2015 and all of 2016!

Members get to shop our huge book sale first at our special members only pre-sale!

Thank you gift!
In honor of National Friends of the Library Week, join in person at one of the times listed below and you’ll receive a thank you gift!

Join in person at one of the following times:

  • Monday, October 19, 6-8pm
  • Wednesday, October 21, 10am-noon
  • Thursday, October 22, 2-5pm

AARP Driver Safety Course

AARP Driver Safety Course

Monday and Tuesday, October 19 and 20 from noon to 4:00 pm. 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

Magnificent Mutts Rescue Pet Care

Magnificent Mutts Rescue Pet Care
Thursday, October 15 at 6:30 pm
Caring for a pet may seem like a huge responsibility, and it is, but it is also a labor of love. This program will present basic information on caring for pets. It will also tell you what it is like to take responsibility for a Rescue animal. Dogs and cats from Magnificent Mutts will be present at this program. Program is suitable for ages 7 and over. Parents must attend with children under 16. Registration Required. Minimum 10.

Facebook 101

Facebook 101
Wednesday October 7, 7:30 to 8:30 pm
For many, having a Facebook account is now an expected part of being online, much like having your own email address. In this class you will obtain a Facebook account, learn to find friends, send messages, and post pictures. More if time permits. Registration Required. Min 3/Max 10.