YA Programs

All programs are for grades 7-12 only.
Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise noted.

Anime Club
Saturday, January 13 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Hetalia: Axis Powers
Saturday, February 17 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm
5 centimeters per second and the Garden of Words (Double Feature)
Saturday, March 3 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Kiki’s Delivery Service
Saturday, April 14 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Ponyo
Hillside Public Library’s first ever anime club for teens (Grades 7-12) is here to stay, by popular demand! It is now added with a fun introductory Japanese lesson before each club session! Bring a friend and come on down to watch some amazing anime films while eating some pocky, and other delicious Japanese snacks.

TAB (Teen Advisory Board)
Tuesday, January 16 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm
Tuesday, February 13 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm
Tuesday, March 6 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm
Tuesday, April 10 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm
Want to be a part of our ever growing Teen Advisory Board? Want to earn some service hours for school? Sure you do! We meet once a month on a Tuesday, held after school, from 5-6pm. All teens are welcome. (Grades 7-12.) Have any suggestions on programming? Is there a club or activity you’d like to start at the library that is not already in place yet? Come be heard on what you would like to happen at your library. Snacks will be served.

YA Craft Corner
Friday, January 26 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm
Come create beautiful handmade origami stars to fit into your own personal jars. (The jars and paper will be supplied.) Dinner served. Registration required.
Friday, February 23 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm
Come create your very own handmade bathbombs! Dinner served. Registration Required.
Friday, March 9 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm
It’s that time of year again. Let’s create some beautiful garden art for our butterfly garden! This is part one of a two part craft session for making garden art. We will be making a tie dye garden flag.
Dinner Served. Registration Required.
Friday, April 20 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm
This is part two of our garden art crafts. We will be making a mosaic bird bath. Dinner served. Registration Required.

Sci-fi/Fantasy Club
Hillside Public Library’s first ever Sci-fi/fantasy club for teens is back and will be meeting bimonthly. We will be having a different theme every time we meet up. (Grades 7-12). Bring a friend and come on down to explore some of the awesome worlds of Doctor Who, Star Wars, Star Trek, superheroes, and much more! Snacks will be served.
Future Dates:
Saturday, January 27 from 1:00-4:00 pm
Slime flies when you’re having fun! – We will be making two different kinds of slime. One is Magnetic and the other is a heat sensitive color changing slime.
Saturday, March 3 from 1:00-4:00 pm
Let’s Talk Marvel Comics – We will be watching Thor: Ragnarok and discussing fan theories of the MCU just in time for the next chapter of Marvel Movies.

Homework Help
We are starting homework help again Monday, Janurary 22 from 4:30-7:00 pm. It will be every Monday until Spring break. We are closed on February 19 due to President’s Day, so there will be no homework help then. The homework help is geared towards younger kids, so it will be teens
tutoring them. There can also be peer to peer tutoring during this time. There will always be a reference librarian available to help to the best of their ability. Teens will receive service hours for their tutoring.

Making Fangirl Valentine’s
Friday, February 9 from 4:30-7:00 pm
Come create Valentine’s for your favorite fandoms or for whoever you want! Snacks served.

Friday the 13th Fright Night
Friday, April 13 from 4:30-7:30 pm
Teen Horror Movie Night is back, just in time for another chilling Friday the 13th here at Hillside Public Library! An early dinner will be served before the spooky festivities take place!

Earth Day Planting
Sunday, April 22 from 1:00-5:00 pm
Come be a part of Hillside Public Library’s hands on Earth day gardening. We will be tending to our butterfly garden from last year, taking care of the tulips that we planted in the fall, and we will be planting new plants along the outside of the library. This is a great opportunity for teens to help out in their community, and create something beautiful, while working together with other peers. Service hours will be given for this activity, if you need them for school please be sure to bring your paperwork with to be signed and dated, by the young adult librarian. Families are welcome to participate as well. The more the merrier. Lunch will be supplied.

Poetry Writing Workshop
Friday, April 27 from 4:30 to 7:00 pm
Having trouble with writer’s block? Looking to write in a different style of poetry? Then bring your poems over to Hillside Public Library’s first ever YA Poetry writing workshop. Limit to 3 poems per person. Dinner will be served.