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Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2017 Hoboken Library Fair and made it such a succesful event!

The Library will be closed Tuesday, July 4 in honor of Independence Day!

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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. 

Doing Ethics: Lessons from Life And Art with Diane Rubino
Not only seeing, but the actual doing of ethics—scripting and rehearsing a moral stand—is central to this session on Thursday June 29 at 7 PM.

The Taming of the Shrew
Thursday June 29 at 6:30 PM, the Hudson Shakespeare Company returns to the Hoboken Public Library and takes the Bard’s story of the “war of the sexes” and updates the action to 1960s Italy.

Wednesday Morning Art for Adult
On Wednesdays at 10 AM, after an introduction to the art of collage and works of multi collage artists, students will create their own collages. Come early for a seat.

Climate Mobilization
Thursday July 6 at 7 PM find out what you can do to help the environment in Hoboken and the planet!  Pizza will be served. 

Eyebrow Threading Class
Join us on Monday July 10 at 6 PM, for an eyebrows shapes threading class.  Come early, seating is limited.

Mile Square City Readers Book Club
Tuesday July 11 at 6:30 PM discuss The Summer Before the War; author Helen Simonson will Skype with us. Email to join our mailing list.

Learn about Drones

Join us Thursday July 13 at 6 PM for a presentation and drone demonstration.

News Literacy
Join us on Monday July 17 at 6 PM as we  focus on the differences between journalism and other forms of information.

Open Mic in Church Square Park

On Saturday July 15 at 2 PM, share your spoken word.  Our featured musical guest is Westet.

Lady Memoir Book Club at Little City Books
The Lady Memoir Book Club will meet Wednesday July 19 at 7 PM to discuss Janet Mock’s Redefining Realness.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Discussion Group
Monday July 24 at 6 PM discuss Stephen King’s The Gunslinger, the first in the Dark Tower series.  Beforehand at 4 PM we will be screening a Sci-Fi film.

Writing Workshop: Find Your Voice Through Journaling
Join us on Wednesday July 26 at 6:30 PM, to be introduced to journaling as a way to relieve stress and promote clarity. Part of the Library’s and the City of Hoboken’s Wellness Wednesday Workshops.

Romeo and Juliet
Thursday July 27 at 6:30 PM come see this classic story told anew by the Hudson Shakespeare Theatre Company.


Teen Programs (Grades 5 & up)

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

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Sensory Story & Craft
n Tuesday June 27 at 3:30 PM, join us for stories, songs, and hands-on activities! This story time is designed for children ages 4 yrs and up with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, and other developmental disabilities. Siblings welcome!



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.

Tasty Arrangements
Tuesday July 25 at 10:30 AM learn to create your own mini fruit arrangement to take home and ENJOY! Come early to reserve a spot.


Library Closings:
Independence Day Tuesday, 7/4/17

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.



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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
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