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

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The Fall Session of the Friends of the Hoboken Public Library's ESL Classes will run from Wednesday Oct. 4 through Wednesday Dec. 13 (no class on Nov.22).




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24/7 eresources like Hoopla, RBDigital Magazines, Universal Class, Britannica Library, Brainfuse, and more are always a click away! Get full text journal articles, magazines, ebooks, downloadable music, financial investment information and more for free! Hoboken Public Library Resident Card Holders have access from home with their library cards.

The Hoboken Public Library Pop-Up Branch at 124 Grand Street (second floor) is now open Mondays 10 AM-8 PM, Wednesdays 9 AM-8 PM, and Saturday 10 AM-5 PM. You can reach the Pop-Up Branch at 201-239-1930 during their regular operating hours.

The Pop-Up Branch will feature computers for in library use, study space, and small size circulating collections for children, teens, and adults.

You may request to have your loan materials available to pick up at the Pop Branch. Please make sure you choose the Pop Up Branch for pick up when placing your loan request online if you would like to do so.

All programs will be held at 500 Park Ave unless noted.

In case of inclement weather or to check for other possible emergency closings please call 201-420-2346.



The Hoboken Public Library Gallery!

Illuminated Manuscripts created by Elysian Charter School Students

Abstract Art from Students of the Hoboken Public Library Art Classes

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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. 

Bollywood Dancing
Mondays October 9, 16, 23, and 30 at 6:30 PM, learn the art of Indian Dancing. Ages 10 and up welcome.

Senior Day
On Wednesday October 18 at 11 AM, the Library invites Hoboken Seniors to participate in our annual Senior Day at the Senior Center in 124 Grand Street, where our Pop Up Branch is located upstairs. 

Lady Memoir Book Club, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory
On Wednesday October 18 at 7 PM at Little City Books (100 Bloomfield Street), join us in discussing this memoir by Caitlin Doughty.

Open Mic in Church Square Park
On Saturday October 21 at 2 PM, share your work and enjoy the music of special guests Fuse Patrol.

Interview with a Vampire Discussion/Movie
Monday October 23 at 6 PM, and join the HPL Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Discussion Group for a discussion of Anne Rice’s Interview with a VampireThere will be a movie screening at 4 PM. 

SCORE: Women in Their Own Business
On Tuesday October 24 at 6:30 PM learn the process of owning your own business, from a woman’s perspective.

#WellnessWednesdays: Rethink Pain
On Wednesday October 25 at 6:30 PM Katherine Cano, PT, DPT Doctor of Physical Therapy will help you hurt less, move better, and understand more.

Hudson Shakespeare Company’s ‘Macbeth’
On Thursday October 26 at 6:30 PM, join us for a modern twist on Shakespeare's eerie tale.


Teen Programs (Grades 5 & up)

  • Give us a call! (201) 420-2348.



Kids Programs
For Current Weekly Storytimes and Special Programs check the Children's Program Page Info!

Story Time in the Park Continues through October 18!
Tiny Tot Tuesdays in the Gazebo at 10:30 AM, join us for story time for children ages 6 mos. to 2 ½ yrs. Simple stories, songs, and games for children and a caregiver.
On Wednesdays at 10:30 AM, join us for story time for older children ages 2 ½ and up. No sign-ups required.

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Maker 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.

Morning Art with Liz
Wednesdays October 4, 11, 18, and 25 at 10 AM, Liz Cohen leads drawing classes for beginners and experienced artists.

Makerspace Monsters
Join us for two fun makerspace classes for children ages 5 years and older. Monday October 9 at 3:15 PM create Monster Slime. Monday October 30 at 3:15 PM join us for Monster Mittens.

Knitting and Crocheting Classes
Tuesdays October 17, 24, 31 and November 7 at 9:30 AM intermediate/advanced knitters can get help with knitting projects. Mondays October 30 and November 6, 13, 20, and 27 @ 6 PM beginners learn to crochet.


Library Closings:
Early Closing 4 PM: Wednesday, 11/22/17 and Full Day Closed: Thursday, 11/23/17

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.



Click on HelpNow and JobNow for homework help and online resources for job seekers. Live help is available from 2 PM-11 PM!




Want to learn a foreign language or improve your English skills?
Adults can learn with Rosetta Stone or Mango and for young children we have Little Pim!
Rosetta Stone is now being Sponsored by the NJ State Library
and has additional levels of learning available!

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when prompted for a User ID for remote access.

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this includes Mango Premier Films geared towards older teens and adults

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Please be aware this link is currently only working in the library.

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