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The Friends of the Hoboken Public Library ESL The Friends English as a Second Language classes will resume on Wednesday evening, October 1, 2014, from 6:30 to 7:30 on the third floor of the Hoboken Public Library. The classes will run until Wednesday, December 10, 2014. Classes also meet 11 AM on Fridays.

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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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The Hoboken Public Library Gallery!

In the Hoboken Public Library Gallery:
Harmony Between Cities and Nature: Paintings and Photographs by Francine Demeulenaere
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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.

Open Creation Space Time

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

Food Drive
The Hoboken Public Library will hold a food drive from October 10th – November 14th Donations will benefit a local Hoboken Interfaith Food Pantry. All canned and non-perishable items are welcome. Donations can be dropped off at the first floor circulation desk during normal library hours. The first 40 people who donate 5 items to our food drive, will receive an invitation to our first ever Murder Mystery event “Murder at 500 Park” held on Friday, November 14th at 6PM.

Open-Mic in Church Square Park
Join us on Saturday, October 25 at 2 PM for our last Open Mic of the season.  Share your work!  Special musical guest will be Emerson Young and the Civilians.

Pumpkins Cooking Class!
On Tuesday, October 28 at 6 PM, come celebrate autumn by making some sweet and savory pumpkin-themed treats.

Arduino Basics – Build a Basic Circuit and Code an LED Display
On Wednesday, October 29 at 6 PM adult and teens will learn the basics of how the Arduino works and practice by building their own Arduino basic project that will utilize LED lights! For teens and adults only. 

Sculpey Modeling Workshop
On Thursday, October 30 at 6 PM, Frank Pariso demonstrates sculpting using a polymer clay. Students will sculpt jack o’ lantern tea lights.

November Computer Class
Microsoft Word Part 1 Tuesday, November 4 at 6 PM
Microsoft Word Part Part 2 Tuesday, November 11 at 6 PM
Open Technology Q&ATuesday, November 18 at 6 PM
Spanish Computer Class Wednesday, November 5 at 6 PM

3D Modeling Basics
On Thursday, November 6 at 6 PM, learn the basics of using the 3D modeling program Tinkercad to design basic 3D Eye Glasses. Ages 8 and up.  Kids under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.  Limit of 2 tickets per person.

Resume Writing Workshop
Join us on Wednesday, November 12 at 6 PM for our Resume Writing Career Workshop.  You can bring an electronic copy of your resume to work on.

DIY: Charcoal Drawing
On November 13 at 6 PM, learn a unique approach to drawing with charcoal pencils.

Murder at 500 Park!
The first 40 people who donate 5 items to our food drive, will receive an invitation to our first ever Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre Event “Murder at 500 Park” held on Friday, November 14 at 6 PM. 

Frankenstein Book Discussion and Movie Screening
Join us for a book discussion of the Frankenstein by Mary Shelley on Monday, November 17 at 6 PM.  Email to be added to our mailing list. Come for a movie screening on Tuesday, November 18 at 6 PM  and discuss a movie adaptation of her classic work.

Create Your Own LED Flower
On Wednesday, November 19 at 6 PM, students will work to create a craft paper flower that also includes an LED light. Kids under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Limit of 4 tickets per family/individual.

Intro to Genealogy
Just in time for the holidays, Randi Koenig will be at the library to provide two workshops on genealogy research on Thursday, November 20 7:30 – 8:30 PM and on December 18 7:30-8:30 PM.

Nutritious Kale Shakes
On Tuesday, November 25 at 6 PM,we will be using our Nutribullet Pro to create some tasty and healthy kale based shakes. Kids under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Please disclose any food allergy information.

Movie Screening
Join us for a free movie screening on Wednesday, November 26 at 1 PM.   Call 201-420-2347 for more information.


Teen Programs (Grades 6-12)

  • Halloween Green Screen Photography
    • Wednesday, October 29th @ 3:30pm
  • Sound Camp: Garage Band Basics
    • Wednesday, November 5th @ 3:30pm
  • Video Game Coding w/ Scratch
    • Wednesday, November 12th @ 3:30pm
  • Build a Cardboard Speaker
    • Tuesday, November 18th @ 3:30pm

Ongoing Teen Programs

Dungeons & Dragons Club
Every Monday @ 3:30pm, teens (grades 6-12) are invited to play fun and creative roleplaying games.

Video Gaming
Every Friday @ 3:30pm, 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

  • 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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Seniors -
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Closings--For Thanksgiving: Early Closing (4 PM): Wednesday, 11/26 and Closed Full Day: Thursday, 11/27

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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