Popup Picks Helps You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions!

Fulfill your New Year’s resolutions with the help of the new Popup Picks collection at BiblioBoard:

Do you want to get fit or eat healthier? Looking to plan your next vacation or “staycation?” How about learning to manage stress at work? The latest Popup Picks e-book collections can help you achieve all of these goals and more!

This collection is available through March 2017 and includes: 

•         Don’t Sit. Be Fit!
•         Healthy Family, Happy Family
•         Living Your Best Life
•         Taking the Lead in 2017
•         Travel & Staycations

Popup Picks is produced every three months as a quarterly online mobile publication by librarians from around the state. It includes hand-curated, award-winning sci-fi, young adult, travel, humor, self-help, graphic novels and other ebooks and personal picks from leading expert librarian curators. This service for Illinois residents also gets up close and personal with author interviews, personal mementos and backstories on your favorite authors and books.

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.

Winter 2017 Newsletter

The Winter edition of the Hillside Public Library’s Off the Shelf newsletter is now online. Get the Winter newsletter here, or pick up a copy in the lobby, to find the latest information on all of our exciting wintertime programs and events including: the NEW “Books on Tap” book club, the Adult Winter Reading Program, youth winter break programs, reading to dogs, YA Craft Corner, online safety with the Hillside PD, computer classes, and much, much more.

Popup Picks!

Read incredible books from and about Illinois with Popup Picks!

Popup Picks is produced every three months as a quarterly online mobile publication by librarians from around the state. It includes hand-curated, award-winning sci-fi, young adult, travel, humor, self-help, graphic novels and other ebooks and personal picks from leading expert librarian curators. This service for Illinois residents also gets up close and personal with author interviews, personal mementos and backstories on your favorite authors and books.

Popup Picks is brought to you courtesy of Reaching Across Illinois Library System.

 

BiblioBoard Library

Introducing Biblioboard: a collection of fiction, nonfiction, historical source documents, photos, and more, free to any Illinois resident.

The BiblioBoard Core collection contains over 14,000 full-text eBooks that cover a range of topics from Abraham Lincoln and the Alamo to ballet, baking, chocolate, Mozart, Jack London and Victorian Fashion. BiblioBoard also features a collection from Recovering the Classics (a crowdsourced collection of original covers for classics of world literature), as well as collections from the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford.  Because there are no limits on simultaneous use, you’ll never be put on a hold list or have to wait for titles.

If you create a BiblioBoard account you can bookmark your place, add notes to items you read, generate citations, download content for offline reading, and access the collections outside of Illinois.

Apps are available for iOS and Android for reading on the go!

 

Fall 2016 Newsletter

The Fall edition of the Hillside Public Library’s Off the Shelf newsletter is now online. Get the Fall newsletter here, or pick up a copy in the lobby, to find the latest information on all of our exciting fall programs and events including: Scrapbooking, game shows, greeting cards for hospitalized children, computer classes, flu shots, Abe Lincoln meet & greet, NEW young adult clubs, Spooky children’s programs, pirates, and much, much more.

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

Spring 2016 Newsletter

The Spring edition of the Hillside Public Library’s Off the Shelf newsletter is now online. Get the Spring newsletter here, or pick up a copy in the lobby, to find the latest information on all of our exciting springtime programs and events including: the NEW Cook the Book book club, Red Cross First Aid and CPR Certification Course, Women’s Cemetery Safari, Poetry Open Mic, a plethora of youth spring break programs, and much, much more.

Winter 2016 Newsletter

The Hillside Public Library’s Off the Shelf Winter Newsletter is now online. Click on the “Winter Newsletter” in the sidebar to get the latest information on all of our exciting winter programs and events including the Friends of the Library Book, Bake, and Craft Sale, Afternoon Tea at Downton Abbey, and the Saturday Family Movie!