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ESL Classes
Join us on the third floor of the library on Wednesday nights to practice English in small groups. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Hoboken Public Library. For more info, contact Classes will meet most Wednesday evenings until May 11.

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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 Maker Space program and take part in the learning and fun!

Gale Virtual Reference Library

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!

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

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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. 

Origami Class for Adults
On Tuesday February 16 at 6 PM, learn the basics of the ancient Japanese art of paper folding.

Knitting class
Back by popular demand, on Wednesday February 17 at 9:30 AM, we begin the first of four sessions for beginners who want to learn how to knit.  There will also be classes February 24, March 9, and March 16. 

Love Songs from the Beatles to Patsy Cline
On Thursday February 18 at 6:30 PM, come hear acclaimed singer-songwriter Sheri Miller perform her soulful love songs as well as classics.

Mile Square City Readers Book Club
The Mile Square City Readers Book Club will discuss Drinking Coffee Elsewhere by ZZ Packer on Thursday February 18 at 7:30 PM.  Email to join our mailing list.

Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Discussion
On February 22 at 6 PM we will be discussing The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman.  Before the discussion at 4 PM, there will be a special movie screening. To join the mailing list, email  You can get a copy of the book at the reference desk.  

Internet Safety for Parents and Caregivers
On Tuesday February 23 at 6 PM, learn about how to keep your family safe and maintain your privacy in this special program for adults led by Zakir Akram, a PhD candidate at Stevens whose research interest is Internet Security.

Rapp’n with Raptors
Join us for a special Family program about raptors from the Tenafly Nature Center on February 25 at 6:30 PM.

Reverse Glass Painting
On February 29 at 5 PM, we will be featuring a program on Reverse Glass Painting.  Participants will take home a framed piece of art.


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!

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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.

Open Tech Time
etween 1 PM and 3 PM as part of our Makerspace we will have Open Tech Time. Bring your technology or computer question and check out the library's ereaders and tablets.

De-Stress & Self Express: Adult Coloring
Monday March 14 from 6-7 PM, we will have an Adult Coloring Book session.

S.T.E.A.M. Club
Join our weekly club on Tuesdays at 3:30, if you are 8-12 years old and interested in participating in science, technology, engineering, art, and math activities. Sign up by calling (201-420-2348) or stopping by the library.


Library Closings: President's Day Monday, 2/15/16

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.


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!

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this includes Mango Premier Films geared towards older teens and adults

Login for Kids with only Children friendly Mango Premier Films included
Please be aware this link is currently only working in the library.

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Online Learning Courses are available to Hoboken Library Patrons through Universal Class.
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