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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.

Novel Night, a fun and fabulous way to support the Library, will take place Saturday, October 18; for more information please click here.

Text Messaging notification now available. See our news page for more information!

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The Library is now open
9 am-9 pm on Thursdays (the third floor will be closing at 8 pm) and
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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! This month's featured resource is the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

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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Download free magazines with your library card by clicking on the Zinio logo below!


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.

Affordable Care Act: Employee Benefit Plans
On Thursday, October 16 at 6 PM, David Sydlik of the Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) will discuss employee benefit plans.

Online Book Discussion: Favorite Cookbooks
Let's talk about cookbooks. October is National Cookbook Month, and that will be the theme for the next Online Book Club. *What is your favorite cookbook? *Do you have one you always go back to?... *Is there a particular cookbook your family used? *What cookbooks do you use to prepare for Thanksgiving? Visit: on Thursday, October 16 at 8pm for some fun cookbook talk. You can access by either creating an account, or logging in with your Facebook account.

Open Tech Time
Bring your technology questions or practice using the libraries tablets or ereaders at our Open Q&A Tech Time on Tuesday, October 21 at 6 PM.

Scifi & Fantasy Book Discussion and Movie Screening
Join us for discussion of Peter Straub’s Ghost Story on Monday, October 20 at 6 PM. There will also be a film showing and discussion on Thursday, October 23 at 6 PM.  In the spirit of Halloween come dressed in costume for either event!  To be on the mailing list email 

Pain Management and the Alexander Technique
On Thursday, October 23 at 7 PM join us at the library for a unique program providing an introduction to The Alexander Technique and pain management, which seeks to improve movement and posture.

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.


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

Maker Wednesdays
Different "maker" project every 1st, 2nd, and 4th Wednesday @ 3:30pm. Projects include 3d-printing, music recording, zine-making, and more!

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 (grades 6-12):
Visit the Events Page, Send us an email at, or 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 -
Join us for Senior Day: Wednesday, October 22
from11:00am – 2:00 pm!


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.


Want to learn a foreign language or improve your English skills?
Adults can learn withMango and now for children we have Little Pim!

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