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The Library will be closed for the Memorial Day Holiday Sunday 5/24 and Monday 5/25.
We will be open Saturday 5/23.

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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! For Reference any time check out Gale Virtual Reference Library. This month's featured resource is
Britannica Library available for Children...... For Young Adults .....and the Reference Center.

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

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Check out our newest resource Hoopla which allows you to borrow movies, tv shows, music, and downloadable books!
for more information
about Hoopla.

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:
The Art of Martha Colón
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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. 

June 13 the Hoboken Public Library Book Festival!

Be a Hero… Read, Imagine, and Create at the Hoboken Public Library’s Book Festival!  Join us in celebrating Reading and Literacy on Saturday, June 13 from 11 AM to 5 PM.  Events for All Ages!

Helping Children with Grief
Therapist Linda Diaz will be at the library on Tuesday June 2, 6:30 PM to discuss how parents can discuss loss and handling grieving with children.

Computer Basics in Spanish
Spanish speakers can join us on Wednesday June 3 at 6 PM, for an introduction to computer use.  

LGBTQ Panel Discussion
Thursday June 4 at 6:30 PM features a panel on LGBTQ Local Resources, Gay Marriage and Adoption, Gay Parenting, and Bullying. 

Don Sichler’s After the Flood
Don Sichler will be showing his photography at the Hoboken Public Library Gallery throughout June. He will have a reception on Monday June 8 at 6 PM.

Photo Editing
Join us on Tuesday June 9 at 2 PM to learn more about using the Photo editing software.

Writers Group
Our HPL Writer’s Group will be meeting Monday June 15 at 6 PM.  We will  work on a writing prompt and also discuss writing submitted via email to the group members ahead of time.  Email to be added to the mailing list for more details.

Open Tech Time
Whether it’s a hardware question or to check out the library’s eReaders and tablets stop in Wednesday June 17 at 6 PM. For Spanish & English Speakers. 

LGBTQ Life Through a Lavender Lens: Gems from In the Life
On Thursday June 18 at 6:30 PM, former In the Life co-executive producers John Catania & Charles Ignacio will present and screen stories culled from the groundbreaking series, now archived at the UCLA Film & Television Archive.

Park Bench Poetry
On Saturday June 20 at 2 PM, join us for an Open Mic in the Gazebo across form the library.  Our featured performers are Liam Brown and the Pounds.

Philip K. Dick Book Discussion and Movie Screening
On Monday June 22 at 6 PM, as part of HPL's Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group we will discuss Ubik by Philip K. Dick.  Before the book at 4 PM, we will be screening a science fiction classic based on another of Dick’s works.  Popcorn and soda will be served.  Email and ask to be added to our mailing list. 

All the Light We Cannot See
Join us Thursday June 25 at 7:30 PM for a discussion of Anthony Doerr’s 2015 Pulitzer prize winner.

LGBTQ Music, Poetry and Prose
On Thursday June 25 at 6:30 PM, members of Ladies on the Mic will perform music, spoken word, and poetry written by famous lesbian poets and singers.



Teen Programs (Grades 5 & up)

Coding Club

  • Want to create your own game? This is the club for you! Come learn the basics of computer programming while flexing your creative muscles to build your own unique online video game. For grades 5 & up.
  • Wednesday, June 3rd at 3:30pm

Bead Art

  • Turn your favorite comic book or video game character into an amazing beaded work of art. For grades 6 & up.
  • Wednesday, June 10th at 3:30pm

Caricature Drawing

  • As part of the Hoboken Library's Book Festival, we will be offering a free opportunity to learn how to draw caricatures. Learn how to draw yourself, a friend, or your favorite character! For grades 5 & up.
  • Wednesday, June 13th at 2:30pm


  • Come by after school with your friends and sing some karaoke! For grades 6 & up.
  • Tuesday, June 23rd at 1:30pm

Video Gaming

  • Every Friday @ 3:30pm, teens (grades 6-12) can play games on all the latest systems.

For more info about library programs for teens

  • Give us a call! (201) 420-2348.



Kids Programs
Weekly Fall Program and Monthly Saturday Family Programs have started! For Current Weekly Programs and information check the Children's Program Page Info!

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Creation Space -
Open Creation Space Time
Every Monday join us between 1PM and 7 PM for open maker space time. No appointment required! Those under the age of 13 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


Closings-- Memorial Day Sunday, May 24 and Monday, May 25. *Please be aware we will be open Saturday, May 23.*

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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