Adult Programs

Adult Book Discussion
Meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 2:00 pm
May 2: The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg
June 6: The Last Pilot by Benjamin Johncock
July 4: No Meeting; Independence Day
August 1: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Try us out! Visitors and new members are always welcome.Books are available for checkout at our circulation desk.

Encore Evening Book Discussion
Meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Hillside Public Library.
We read the same book as the afternoon group. Consider joining this lively and friendly discussion group!

Mixed Stitchers
Thursdays from 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Whether you have been knitting or crocheting for decades or days, come by and check out this welcoming and fun group of knitters/crocheters. Can’t commit to every Thursday evening? No problem – just come when you can!

Puzzle Table
The library has set up a community puzzle table near the entrance. Everyone is invited to participate. The next time you are in the library, sit down and relax a tour community puzzle table. After each puzzle is completed it will be photographed and then another puzzle will take its place.

Gentle Yoga
Meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month through August
from 7:00 to 8:00 pm
No matter your fitness level, this class of Gentle Yoga will engage your body and your mind as it promotes flexibility and fitness. Instructor: Rhonda Fentry, Fitness Specialist and Exercise Physiologist. There is no registration but the class size will be limited to the first 20 people. This class will fill up quickly so be sure to arrive before 7:00. Participants must be over 18. Call the library if you have any questions. No class May 9 or June 13.

Monthly Programs for Adults
Please register for all programs.

Cemetery Tour Baseball
Wednesday, May 9 at 7:00 pm
Come watch a slide show presentation of the final resting places of Illinois people important to the game of baseball. We will visit the gravesites of Stan Hack, Charles Comiskey, Jack Brickhouse, and players from the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Registration Required. Program is presented by Hillside residents Jim and Paula Hantak.

Lunch and Learning : Brain Health Nutrition
Thursday, June 7 at 11:30 am to 12:45 pm
Please join us once a quarter 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. Mark Schoepp will discuss what you eat can have an impact on your brain as well as your whole physical well-being. Registration required by Tuesday, June 5

Knit in Public Day
Saturday June 9 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Calling all stitchers! Spend an afternoon outside on the library lawn socializing with stitchers of various types; knitters, crocheters, cross stitchers, and others. All skill levels are welcome. Bring your project to work on. Don’t knit but would like to learn? There will be needles and yarn available for anyone who would like to try. Drop in any time and stay for as long as you please. We will provide chairs, but if you’d like to bring a portable chair or something else to sit on from home – please do. All ages welcome! Knit in Public Day will move inside the library if the weather is uncooperative. Call the library if you have any questions.

CPR: First Aid & CPR Certification Course
Wednesday, June 20 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
This class is open to anyone age 14 and over. Class is limited to 12 students.
A $5 Deposit is required at registration.

Afternoon Tea and a Movie from Scotland
Friday, August 10 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Enjoy your choice of tea and scones while watching the move Dear Frankie (PG-13) Minimum 5.

Cook the Book Book Club
Monday, August 20 at 7:00 pm
Back for one-time-only this summer. The Good Neighbor Cookbook. Participants will check the book out from the Hillside Public Library (available at circ desk by July 16). Look through the book and choose a recipe that looks good to you. Make it and bring it in. We will sample each other’s recipes and then discuss the book. Adult program, however, teens may cook and attend the meeting with an adult. Minimum 5.

Adult Summer Reading Program: Libraries Rock!
Monday, June 4 through Saturday, July 28
Join the fun! Discover ways that music and art influence our lives and bring people together. Patrons are invited to try something new: listen to new music, read a new book, try a new craft, meet new people. Registration begins on June 4 and continues until June 25. Participants will complete 5 challenges (three must be books) to be entered into the Grand Prize drawing. The Grand Prize is a gift certificate to Sunday Brunch at Red Oak Room at Cantigny Golf Course in Wheaton. Readers that complete the program have the chance to win a $25 gift card to Target, Shell Gas, Priscilla’s Soul Food Café, or Jewel. Weekly prizes will also be awarded. All Libraries Rock programs are free! Everyone that completes the program will receive a small prize. Registration Required for all programs.

Brown Bag Lunch and a Movie: La Bamba (PG-13)
Monday, June 18 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Bring a sandwich and enjoy a mid-day escape. Library will provide soup and a dessert. Must have at least 4 people registered.

Create a Quote or Song Lyric Painting Program
Thursday, June 21 at 6:30 pm
Using watercolor pencils, artist Christine Thorton will have you incorporate a song lyric into a decorative design. Adults only.

Rock Painting
Thursday, June 28 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Bring out your creative side by turning an ordinary rock into an interesting picture. All you need is your imagination. The instructor will bring all supplies. Class is limited to 15. Adults only.

Dessert and a Documentary: 20 Feet From Stardom (PG-13)
Monday, July 9 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm
See what it is like to be a back-up singer in some of the world’s biggest bands of popular and rock music. The library will serve a dessert. Adults only. Must have at least 4 people registered

Using Freegal: The Free music app
Tuesday, July 10 at 4:00 pm and Friday, July 13 at 10:30 am
Same program both dates. A hands-on workshop. Learn to download the Freegal app; a free and legal way to access a collection of 7 million songs using your library card. Teens may attend with an adult. Maximum 12.

Karaoke Night
Tuesday, July 17 from 6:30 to 8:15 pm
Channel your inner rock star! You don’t have to be a good singer, it’s only about having fun! This is an adult program however teens may attend with an adult. Must have at least 6 people registered.

Coffee & Coloring
Saturday, July 21 from 10:30 am to Noon
Unwind and relax on a Saturday morning. Coloring pages, colored pencils, coffee, and donuts provided. Adults only.