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

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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!
DIY Program: Graphite Drawing
Join us on Wednesday, July 23 at 6:00 PM, for a hands-on workshop taught by Frank Pariso.

The Civil War Weaponry Lecture on Thursday, July 24th has been cancelled by the presenter.

August Computer Classes
Intro to Microsoft Word pt. 1 on Tuesday, August 5 at 6 PM
Spanish PC Basics on Wednesday, August 6th at 6 PM
Intro to Microsoft Word pt. 2 on Tuesday, August 12 at 6 PM
Online Job Searching on Wednesday, August 13 at 6 PM
Open Q&A Time on Tuesday, August 19 at 6 PM

Make 3D Printed Cookie Cutters
On Thursday, August 7 at 6 PM, participants will learn some basic 3D design and create custom designed cookie cutters that can be picked up two days after the class.

Gallery Reception
This Month’s Gallery Art Exhibit is the work of Dennis English, a 14 year Hoboken resident.  His theme for the August show is Shapes and Colors. He will have a reception on August 11 at 6 PM.

Eliminating Hidden Health Hazards in Your Home
On Thursday, August 14 at 6:30 PM, join Dr. Laura Fiske of Hoboken Chiropractic and Wellness for a special program which identifies common household areas and everyday cleaning that promotes toxic build up.

Park Bench Poetry with Special Guest Big (F)unk
On Saturday, August 16 at 2 PM, share your spoken word with Hoboken Public Library’s monthly open mic and join us for a performance from Big (F)unk.

August Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Discussion Group
Join us for a book discussion of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando on August 18 at 6 PM.  Email to be added to our mailing list. 

Free Movie Screening
Join us on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 5:30 PM for a Cult Classic!  Call 201-420-2347 for details. 

Mixed Media Painting
On Thursday, August 21 at 6 PM, participants will be taught a unique approach to making a painting with acrylics and color pencils.

Create Pin Back Buttons
On Tuesday, August 26 at 6 PM, design your own personalized button and then get the chance to make the button to take home!

Basics of 3D Printing and CAD
On Wednesday, August 27 at 6 PM, attendees will be introduced to 3D printing and using CAD design software to design their own bookmarks which can be picked up two days after the class.

Tenafly Nature Center Presents: Endangered New Jersey
On Thursday, August 28 at 6:30 PM, learn about the factors that threaten animals with extinction. Attendees will get to see several LIVE endangered animals!  A great program for families!

Teens Programs
Teen Summer Reading Challenge
Read from June 30 to August 18 and win prizes!

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

Game Day
Every Friday @ 3PM, 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!

Children's Summer Reading
Summer Reading Begins June 30 and ends August 9!

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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 library is closed all Sundays in July.

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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