Local History

2015 is the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. In tribute to that generation of Americans who fought in that terrible struggle and saved the world, the Hicksville Archives at the Hicksville Library will, over the next several months, tell of those from Hicksville who did not come home. They were your neighbors.


 

On February 29, 1944, General Douglas Macarthur, needing a location for a forward fleet base as part of the march to Tokyo, ordered the occupation of the Admiralty Islands 200 miles north east of New Guinea. The Admiralties were believed to be unoccupied. They were not.

 

         Cpl James Madden of 41 First street, 5th Cavalry regiment, was part of the landing force that landed on the island of Los Negros. So he was there when the Japanese launched a furious night attack on the Americans on the night of March 3/4. He was there when, with wave after wave of Japanese threatening to drive the Americans into the sea, a nearby machine gun jammed leaving the line vulnerable.  He was there, crawling through enemy fire, to repair the jammed gun. And he was there when, returning to his position, a Japanese bullet found him.
                     

He was awarded a Silver Star.

                     

Posthumously.

            

In Italy, the Wehrmacht had effectively blocked the American advance from Monte Cassino to Anzio.  It was decided that taking the town of Santa Maria Infante would break the German line and clear the way to Rome. It was decided that 351 Infantry would attack and take Santa Maria Infante on May 11, 1944. The successful battle for Santa Maria Infante was decided by May 14th.

 

     Joseph Hoda of Carmen road was a member of the 351 Infantry.  His fate was decided at Santa Maria Infante on May 12th.

 

What Going on Today

Thu, May 25, 2017 -- Seniorobics

Thursdays, March 16 - May 25 at 1:00 p.m. No class on April 13. Open Registration: Tuesdy, March 7 at 9:05 a.m. Classes and registration are held at the Library. Fee: $35 for each series check or money order Limit: 40 Sessions: 10

Thu, May 25, 2017 -- Seniorobics at 1:00 PM

Thursdays, March 16 - May 25 at 1:00 p.m. No class on April 13. Open Registration: Tuesdy, March 7 at 9:05 a.m. Classes and registration are held at the Library. Fee: $35 for each series check or money order Limit: 40 Sessions: 10

Thu, May 25, 2017 -- Simply Stronger

Thursdays, March 16 - May 25 at 2:00 p.m. No class on April 13. Open Registration: Tuesdy, March 7 at 9:05 a.m. Classes and registration are held at the Library. Fee: $35 for each series check or money order Limit: 40 Sessions: 10

Thu, May 25, 2017 -- Simply Stronger at 2:00 PM

Thursdays, March 16 - May 25 at 2:00 p.m. No class on April 13. Open Registration: Tuesdy, March 7 at 9:05 a.m. Classes and registration are held at the Library. Fee: $35 for each series check or money order Limit: 40 Sessions: 10

Thu, May 25, 2017 -- BABYSITTING WORKSHOP at 4:00 PM

Registration begins on Monday, May 1st at 3:00 P.M. BABYSITTING WORKSHOP Date: Thursday, May 25th Time: 4:00 – 6:00 P.M. Class Size: 30 teens Fee: Free Joanne Tanck and Georgette Basso return with their ever-popular Babysitting

Thu, May 25, 2017 -- BABYSITTING WORKSHOP

Registration begins on Monday, May 1st at 3:00 P.M. BABYSITTING WORKSHOP Date: Thursday, May 25th Time: 4:00 – 6:00 P.M. Class Size: 30 teens Fee: Free Joanne Tanck and Georgette Basso return with their ever-popular Babysitting

Thu, May 25, 2017 -- Intermediate Yoga at 5:30 PM

Thursdays, April 27 - June 15 at 5:30 p.m. Classes will be held at the Computer & Resource Center. Online Registration: Open online registration begins on Tuesday, April 11 at 6:00 p.m. Fee: $35 check or money order Limit: 24 Sessions: 8

Thu, May 25, 2017 -- Intermediate Yoga

Thursdays, April 27 - June 15 at 5:30 p.m. Classes will be held at the Computer & Resource Center. Online Registration: Open online registration begins on Tuesday, April 11 at 6:00 p.m. Fee: $35 check or money order Limit: 24 Sessions: 8

Thu, May 25, 2017 -- Defensive Driving

Fee $27 check or money order made payable to Empire Safety Council. Class limit: 40

Thu, May 25, 2017 -- Computer Class: Excel

Registration for alll May computer classes begins on Monday, May 1 at 9:00 a.m. at the Reference Desk. All computer classes will be held in the Computer & Resource Center located at 101 Jerusalem Avenue.

Thu, May 25, 2017 -- Computer Class: Excel at 6:00 PM

Registration for alll May computer classes begins on Monday, May 1 at 9:00 a.m. at the Reference Desk. All computer classes will be held in the Computer & Resource Center located at 101 Jerusalem Avenue.

Thu, May 25, 2017 -- Defensive Driving at 6:00 PM

Fee $27 check or money order made payable to Empire Safety Council. Class limit: 40

Computer & Resource
Center Hours

Mon. May 22nd – 1 pm – 9pm
Tues. May 23rd – 5 pm – 9pm
Wed. May 24th  – 5 pm – 9pm
Thurs.May 25th – 5 pm – 9pm
Fri - Sun - Closed

Upcoming Events

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Wednesday, March 15th
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