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Drop off items you thought were awesome in our Awesome Box, located on the first floor by the Circulation Desk, we scan it and it’s added to our awesome collection. See the link on the bottom of this page!

The Friends of the Hoboken Public Library ESL Classes meet 11 AM on Fridays on the 3rd floor of the library.

The Library will be closed Labor Day Weekend
Sunday 8/31 and Monday 9/1.
The Library will be open Saturday 8/30.

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24/7 eresources are a click away! Get full text journal articles, magazines, ebooks, downloadable music, financial investment information and more for free! This month's featured resource is the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

The Creation Space debuts in August. Learn more about the library's new Maker Space program and take part in the learning and fun!

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Download free magazines with your library card by clicking on the Zinio logo below!


The Hoboken Public Library Gallery!

In the Hoboken Public Library Gallery:
Timothy P. Dingman's Concrete and Cast Iron: 200 Year Old Cities
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RSVP for Adult Events at 201-420-2347, at the second floor reference desk,, or our online sign-up service: Hoboken Public Library Online Program Sign-Up.

Summer Reading
Adult Summer Reading for Library Cardholders started July 7 and runs till August 30! There will be weekly prize drawings as well as three special gifts for the Hoboken residents that read the most. There will be a special end of the Summer party on September 10 for everyone who participates with food, mocktails, and music!

September Computer Classes
PowerPoint Pt 1
Tuesday, September 2 at 6 PM
and Pt 2 on Tuesday, September 9 at 6 PM
Spanish Computer Class Wednesday, September 3 at 6 PM
Online Job Searching Wednesday, September 10th at 6 PM
Open Tech Q&A Tuesday, September 16 at 6 PM

Concrete and Cast Iron: 200 Year Old Cities
In the September Gallery, Timothy P. Dingman will be showing photographs of the NJ Transit terminal in Hoboken and various construction sites in Newark.  There will be an art reception on September 4 at 7 PM.

DIY Sewing Basics
On Thursday, September 11 at 6:30 PM, learn the basics of hand sewing  including stiches, sew on buttons, and heming.

Best-Selling Author Jennifer Iserloh (The Skinny Chef) 
Hoboken resident Jennifer Iserloh will be visiting the library Saturday, September 13 at 2 PM to speak about her books, discuss making healthy food AND provide some special tasty treats!  Iserloh is the best-selling author of 50 Shades of Kale and Healthy Cheats, and Secrets of the Skinny Chef.

Meditation, Transforming our Lives Through Inner Stillness
On Thursday, September 17  at 6:30 PM, join Jim Rose as he introduces attendees to the benefits of meditation and inner stillness.

The Library is celebrating the opening of its brand new makerspace: The Hoboken Creation Space! Get a chance to play with different tools and see a 3D printing demo on Thursday, September 18 at 6 PM. 

Park Bench Poetry
Join us for our monthly Open Mic in the park on Saturday, September 20th at 2 PM.  This month features a special performance by Inkarayku.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Discussion
Join us for a book discussion of Larry Niven’s science fiction classic, Ringworld on Monday, September 22 at 6 PM.  Email to be added to our mailing list.

Hispanic Heritage Month Movie
Join us for a special free Hispanic Heritage Month Film Screening on Tuesday, September 23rd at 6 PM.

Brush Bots!
On Wednesday, September 24th at 6 PM, kids (2nd grade and up) and adults alike will enjoy this fun easy project to turn toothbrushes into basic robots that you can race! It’s a fun way to begin learning about electronics.

Make Your Own S'mores
On Tuesday, September 30th at 6 PM, enjoy the last days of summer at the library by making s'mores--no campfire needed. For adults, teens, and older children accompanied by an adult. Please disclose any food allergies.


Teens Programs

Dungeons & Dragons Club
Every Monday @ 3:30pm, teens (grades 6-12) are invited to play fun and creative roleplaying games.

Maker Wednesdays
Different "maker" project every 1st, 2nd, and 4th Wednesday @ 3:30pm. Projects include 3d-printing, music recording, zine-making, and more!

Video Gaming
Every Friday @ 3:30pm, teens (grades 6-12) can play games on all the latest systems: PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U.

For more info about library programs for teens (grades 6-12):
Visit the Events Page, Send us an email at, or Give us a call! (201) 420-2348


Kids Programs
Weekly Storytime in the Park has started! For Current Weekly Programs and information check the Children's Program Page Info!

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Seniors -
Join us for a variety of adult events at the library!


Closings--Labor Day Weekend Sunday 8/31/14 and Monday 9/1/14

The Reading Room on the second floor is closed periodically for special events. Click here to see a list of Reading Room closing dates and times.

Please call 201-420-2346 for updated information about closings due to inclement weather or other emergencies.


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Adults can learn withMango and now for children we have Little Pim!

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