Upcoming events at Hillside Public Library

The Hillside Public Library wishes to thank all the residents who generously donated in our School Supply Drive, which we did in conjunction with Assemblyman Ed Ra’s office.

Some Library Sponsored Events will be using the Zoom platform. Prior to the program, the Zoom access information will be emailed to you.

Mysteries of the Paranormal – Virtual Program
Friday, October 8 at 7 pm. Join us for a fascinating discussion of the paranormal with noted author, L’Aura Hladik Hoffman, founder and director of the NJ Ghost Hunters Society. Ghosts, urban legends, Ouija boards, crop circles, and monsters; there’s sure to be something to scare you out of your socks!

Unconscious Bias – Virtual Program
Tuesday, October 12 at 11 am. Better Health & Wellness Series Presented by Assemblyman Ed Ra & Northwell’s Katz Institute for Women’s Health. *Please call Assemblyman Ra’s district office at (516) 535-4095 to register for one or all of the lectures.People have hidden beliefs or attitudes that they are not aware of regarding other people or groups of people. Join us as we explore these implicit biases, learn where they come from and take positive steps to overcome them. **This program is brought to you courtesy of Nassau Libraries Health Share.** .

The Deep Fall Garden – Both In-person and Virtual Program Tuesday, October 12 at 2 p.m. Horticulturist Paul Levine, aka Pauley the Plant Guy, will present plants to brighten your fall landscape. Paul will discuss indoor and outdoor mums, ornamental cabbage, kale, peppers, pansies, fall sedum, and many more. Free & open to all.

2022 Medicare Updates and Options – Virtual Program Tuesday October 12 at 6:30 p.m. The Nassau County Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program (HIICAP) is offering an informative session before open enrollment begins October 15 (ends December 7), if you want to make changes to your 2022 plan! This program is designed for existing and new Medicare members. ***This program is brought to you courtesy of Nassau Libraries Health Share.**

The Job Whisperer – Virtual Program Tuesday, October 12 at 6:30 p.m. Job Seekers: Join the Job Whisperer lectures to find out how to land the perfect job. Find out the best interview answers, how to write the perfect cover letter, where to find jobs that nobody knows about, what to say on your thank you note that is going to get noticed, and how to negotiate for a better salary. Join the Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5253741016

Nassau County Property Tax Exemption Workshop – Location: All Purpose Room – 2nd Floor
Wednesday, October 13: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. **Appointments required**. To make an appointment, visit the Department of Assessment’s website homepage at www.nassaucountyny.gov/Assessment You can also call the Department of Assessment’s customer service line at (516) 571-1500 to make an appointment or visit the Department of Assessment’s office located at 240 Old Country Road in Mineola from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, for further assistance. Nassau County Department of Assessment staff will be on hand to provide instructions on how to properly fill out the various property tax exemption applications available to Nassau County residents. *As part of New York State’s Enhanced STAR Income Verification Program, Enhanced STAR recipients are no longer required to file a renewal application with the Department of Assessment. The state will verify STAR income eligibility and contact applicants if additional information is needed.*First-time/new homeowner Basic and Enhanced STAR applicants must register with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance for the credit/check program by telephone at (518) 457-2036 or on-line at https://www8.tax.ny.gov/STRP/strpStart. Homeowners who will be filing for a property tax exemption are encouraged to make copies of their 2020 federal and state income tax forms, driver’s license, and any other documentation that is required prior to their appointment. Documentation requirements can be viewed on the Department of Assessment website

Book Discussion: Fresh Fiction Book Club – This program will take place both in person and virtual. Wednesday, October 13 at 6:45 p.m. The book being discussed is: The Lions of Fifth Ave by Fiona Davis “In New York Times bestselling author Fiona Davis’s latest historical novel, a series of book thefts roils the iconic New York Public Library, leaving two generations of strong-willed women to pick up the pieces.”

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Library Board of Trustee’s Meeting – Virtual Meeting
Thursday, October 14 at 7 p.m.

The Cultural Phenomenon of Home DNA Testing – Virtual Program
Thursday, October 14 at 7 p.m. October is National Family History Month! Join Libby Copeland for a lively and informative discussion about genetic genealogy, consumer DNA testing, and the search for family history.Explore the extraordinary cultural phenomenon of home DNA testing, which is redefining family history. It will draw on Libby Copeland’s years of research for her new book The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are, which The Wall Street Journal calls “a fascinating account of lives dramatically affected by genetic sleuthing.”

A Gathering of Ghosts! – Virtual Program
Friday, October 15 at 6:30 p.m. Scary stories ahead! Professional magician, psychic, and ghost hunter Ron Cain sheds light on famous hauntings and spooky places. Hear ghostly tales from around the world and around the block. Learn about the six types of hauntings, how spirits manifest themselves, and why they come back. Develop ghost hunting skills as you learn how to investigate haunted places. Information sheets will be made available to participants.

Some Library Sponsored Events will be using the Zoom platform. Prior to the program, the Zoom access information will be emailed to you.

Virtual Paint Night Friday, October 8 at 7 p.m. Grades 5 – 12. Join our artist Alma in a step-by-step virtual paint night. No experience necessary, beginners welcome!

Happy Hauntings…Kahoot Trivia Game Night!
Tuesday, October 12 at 7 p.m. All Ages- Family Fun! Join Mr. B. & Miss Jessi with some frighteningly fun Halloween trivia!
**All participants will be entered in a Raffle to receive a surprise!

Spooky Stories to Tickle & Tingle Your Spine. (Outside- Parking Lot)
Wednesday, October 13 at 5:30 p.m. Grades: K-4 (w/ parent or caretaker). Multi-talented storyteller and puppeteer, Lu Ann Adams returns and will share a collection of not-too-scary world folktales that celebrate tricksters & those who outwit them! Lots of audience participation!

Cauldron of Spooky Science with Johnda Ferarri (Outside- Parking Lot) Thursday, October 14 at 5 pm. Grades: 2-4. Oozing, bubbling, creepy science fun!

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