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ESL Classes

Weekly English as a Second Language Conversation classes will take place Wednesday evenings at the Library at 6:30 PM till April 5.  These classes are intended for advanced-beginner and intermediate level English speakers to practice, learn, and have fun!

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The Main Library Building located at 500 Park Avenue is open. The Pop-Up Branch located at 124 Grand Street is closed.

In case of inclement weather or to check for other possible emergency closings please call 201-420-2346 or go to the BCCLS Emergency Closing page.

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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. 

On Saturday February 25 at 2 PM, join us for a reading by playwright George Cameron Grant of an excerpt from his play Fortune about Rose Fortune, a black loyalist, and learn the story behind the play.

Science Fiction Movie Screening

On Monday, Feb 27 at 4 PM there will be a movie screening of a popular Science Fiction movie based on a graphic novel. 

Discussion of Octavia Butler’s Kindred
Join our Science Fiction and Fantasy Discussion Group on Monday February 27 at 6 PM as we discuss the classic time travel novel Kindred by Octavia Butler.

Gallery Reception
Througout the month of February the Hoboken Public Library was proud to present the works of the students of our Drawing Classes. Join us for a special closing reception on March 4 at 2 PM.

Prepare Your Body for Pregnancy
On Wednesday March 8 at 6:30 PM, as part of Wellness Wednesday, Dr. Sgambati, a maternity chiropractor provides strategies to conceive, birth, and labor naturally.

Celebrate Holi
On Thursday March 9 at 7 PM, come join us in the celebration of the Indian Festival of Color.  There will be music, dancing, and Henna lessons and snacks.

Social Security Presentation
Monday March 13 at 2 PM learn about Social Security Benefits and how to open a My Social Security account.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
On Thursday March 16 enjoy a concert with Ian Gallagher, Irish singer/musician.  Join us at the Hoboken Senior Center (124 Grand Street) at Noon, and then in the evening at the Library at 7 PM.

Time-out for Books: Parent Book Club
On Monday March 20 at 12:30 PM we are reading The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.

Science Fiction Book Discussion & Movie Screening
On Monday March 20 at 6:30 PM we will be discussing The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury. Join us for a classic science fiction film before the discussion at 4 PM.

Mile Square City Readers Book Club
On Tuesday March 21 at 6:30 PM to discuss A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline.

SCORE: Cash Management
On Tuesday March 28 at 6:30 PM learn how to control your supply/labor costs and about pricing your products/services.

Natural Women
On Thursday March 30 at 7 PM, Susan King explores the music of influential women artists through songs and stories.


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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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.

Beginner Crochet
On Tuesdays February 7, 14, 21, 28 at 9:30 AM, join us for a four sessions class and learn how to crochet with Lisa Barnes. First come, first served gets a spot. Class is full.

African-Inspired Doll Making
Liz Cohen will teach a workshop to create an African Inspired Doll on Thursday March 2 at 7 PM.  For ages 10+.  First comes gets a spot.

Silhouette Art Class
On March 6 at 5:30 PM, learn about artist Kara Walker.  Drawings will be used to create silhouettes.  First come first served.

Drawing Classes
On Wednesdays  March 8, 15, 22, and 29 at 10 AM, art teacher, Liz Cohen, will hold a new series of four drawing classes. 

Makers Day
Join us on Saturday March 25 from 10 AM to 3:30 PM for Makers Day at the library when we will have a variety of fun Maker events.  See our Maker Space Page for more details.

Adult Coloring
On Monday March 27 at 6 PM unwind with spa water and coloring for adults.


Library Closings:
Easter Sunday, 4/16/17

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.


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




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
and has additional levels of learning available!

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