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After Hours in the Stacks: Celebrating The Library's 125th Birthday!
Join the Friends of the Hoboken Public Library and The Hoboken Library Foundation for a special fundraiser on Saturday, October 17 at 6:30 PM. There will be wine, appetizers, music, and a silent auction. For more details see our news page.

The free ESL Conversation Classes run by the Friends of the Hoboken Public Library will resume Wednesday, September 30 on the third floor of the Hoboken Public Library from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. The classes will run for each Wednesday until Wednesday, December 9 (they will not meet on November 25, the day before Thanksgiving). For more information, please e-mail the Friends at

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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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Check out our newest resource Hoopla which allows you to borrow movies, tv shows, music, and downloadable books!
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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. 

Poe, Times Two
On Thursday October 15, 2015 at 7 PM, join us for twin tales of mystery, "The Cask of Amontillado" and "The Black Cat", by Edgar Allan Poe. One actor. Two classic horror stories!

Rosemary’s Baby
The Science Fiction/Fantasy book discussion club will discuss Ira Levin’s classic Horror novel Rosemary’s Baby on October 19 at 6 PM.  At 4 PM, before the discussion starts will be a special movie screening. Email for details.  

Alexander Technique
On October 19 from 6:00-7:30 PM, Morgan Rysdon will teach about the Alexander method for Stress reduction and painless living.

Senior Day at the Library
On October 21 from 11 AM to 2 PM, join us for the library’s annual Senior Day.  Learn more about the library, and enjoy a delicious light lunch and a special program, A Touch Of Sinatra, a musical story on the life and music of Sinatra. 

Open Mic
Join us on October 24 at 2 PM for the last Open Mic of the season in Church Square Park.  Hoboken’s own Caren Kuhl will perform.

Resume Building
On October 27 from 2:00-3:00, come learn about goals of the resume, tips and guidelines, resources, and social networking.

Ghost Stories from NY and NJ 

On October 29, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, actress, tour guide and award-winning Gothic novelist Leanna Renee‎ Hieber will present a spine-tingling paranormal program featuring “true” local ghost stories The program will include a Q&A about the paranormal and about writing process, and there will be a book signing of Ms. Hieber's latest, The Eterna Files.

A Head Full of Ghosts

On October 29 at 7:30 PM, join the Mile Square City Readers for a discussion of the exciting new Horror thriller A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay. 


Teen Programs (Grades 5 & up)

Star Wars Reads Day
On Saturday, October 10, at 10:30, Star Wars Reads Day is celebrated annually nationwide by those who love galaxies far, far away and reading! Come for trivia and stay for Star Wars-themed activities and crafts.

College Financial Planning Workshop
On Thursday October 22 at 6:30, Martin Eller, a CPA and Certified College Planning Specialist, from College Solutions presents a seminar on financial planning for college. This program is for parents of middle and high school students. Students are encouraged to attend as well. Please register in advance in the Young Adult room or by calling 201-420-2348. For more info about library programs for teens and weekly programs.

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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.

De-Stress & Self Express Adult Coloring Books

On October 12 from 6:00-7:00 PM, as part of our STEAM, Open Maker Mondays, we will have an Adult Coloring Book session. We will supply the coloring books and pens, there will be Spa Water to enjoy.


Early Closing 4 PM:
Wednesday, 11/25/15
Full Day Closed: Thursday, 11/26/15

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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Adults can learn with Rosetta Stone or Mango and for young children we have Little Pim!

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