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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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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.

Computer Basics in English & Spanish
Spanish speakers can join us on March 3 at 6 PM and English Speakers on March 11 at 6 PM, for an introduction to computer use.   Perfect for beginners.

Elliot Gilbert Art Reception
Hoboken artist and picture book illustrator Elliot Gilbert will displaying his work in our gallery and have a reception on March 9 at 4 PM. 

Writer’s Group
Our new Writer’s Group will be meeting March 9 at 6 PM.  Come meet fellow writers and discuss your work in a supportive and creative environment.  Email to be added to the mailing list for the group. 

Prepare Your Body for Pregnancy
If you are considering starting a family join us for an informative program about steps every woman should know about  having a healthier pregnancy on Thursday, March 12 at 7 PM. 

LinkedIn Workshop
Join us on March 17 at 3 PM, for a workshop reviewing the basics of using LinkedIn, the world’s largest online professional network. 

Open Tech Time
Whether it is a software or hardware question or to check out the library’s eReaders and tablets stop in for our Open Tech Time on March 18 at 6 PM.  For Spanish & English Speakers. 

Paula Hawkin’s The Girl On the Train Book Discussion
You're invited to join the New Hoboken Public Library Book Club! The first meeting is Thursday March 19 at 7:30 PM at the library.  *Special print and ebook copies will be available at the Reference Desk for participants to check out. *

March Oz Event: Book Discussion and Movie Screening
On March 23 at 6 PM, as part of HPL's Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Discussion Group we will discuss L. Frank Baum’s first three Oz books.  Before the book discussion, see a screening of an adaptation of Baum’s books at 4 PM.  Email to be added to the mailing list.  *Special print and ebook copies will be available at the Reference Desk for participants to check out. *

Wisdom & Women LIVE: An Evening of Women’s Empowerment
On March 26 at 7 PM, there will be a live reading by key speakers, followed by surprise guests and a mini-writing workshop to write your own “Letter to their Younger Self”.  Hosted by Elizabeth Barry, in presentation with Hoboken Women’s Network & Lady Savant. 


Teen Programs (Grades 6 & up)

Video Game Coding with Scratch

  • Want to create your own game? This is the program for you! Teens will learn the basics of computer programming while flexing their creative muscles to build their own unique online video game.
  • Tuesday, March 10th @ 3:30pm

Sound Camp: Garage Band Basics

  • Collaborate with other teens to create a song using our recording studio. You don't have to be a musician or own an instrument to have fun in this program.
  • Tuesday, March 31st @ 3:30pm

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.

Hot Cocoa Program
On Saturday February 28 at 2 PM, come make some fun hot cocoa recipes.  Kids under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Please disclose any food allergies.

Teen Video Game Coding
Join us on Tuesday, March 10 at 3:30 PM! Teens will learn the basics of computer programming by building their own unique online video game. 

Spring Holiday Magnets
On March 13 between 2 - 4 PM, come and learn how to make decorative magnets.  The first magnet is free.  This is an all ages event, but children under 13 should be accompanied by an adult.

NJ Makers Day @ HPL
On Saturday, March 21st, celebrate the culture of making in NJ by participating in the first annual New Jersey Makers Day.  Please register individually for events on Eventbrite. 
DIY Light Bulb
At 11:30 AM, participants age 8 and up will build a light bulb.  Supplies are limited to one bulb per family. 
Kids Brick-Building
At 11:30 AM, participants age 4-7 will learn concepts of engineering, architecture, and mechanics. 
Meet Some Robots!
At 2 PM, come by the library in the afternoon and meet some robots!  This program is for all ages. 

Cooking Program

On Saturday, March 28 at 2 PM, come make some fun recipes.  Kids under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Please disclose any food allergies.

Teen Sound Camp: Garage Band Basics
On Tuesday, March 31 at 3:30 PM, teens collaborate to create a song using our recording studio.


April 5, 2015

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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