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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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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.

Starship Troopers Book Discussion
Join us for the first HPL Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Discussion of 2015!  On Monday, Feb 2 at 6pm, will discuss Robert A. Heinlein’s action packed classic, Starship Troopers. If you can’t make the meeting, but would like to stay informed about what books we are reading, email to and ask to be added to our mailing list. 

Spanish Computer Basics
Spanish speakers can join us on February 3 at 6 PM, when our knowledgeable Reference Staff member and technology expert, Sacha Chavez, will introduce you to computer basics.

Free Movie Night!
On February 11 at 5:30 PM, meet fellow cinema fans and enjoy a great Science Fiction film projected in our media room.  Call 201-420-2347 for more details! Rescheduled from January due to snow.

Daring to Date Again Reading

On February 12 at 7 PM, come meet Ann Anderson Evans at the Hoboken Public Library, and hear a reading from her insightful and humorous memoir Daring To Date Again

Cover Letter Workshop
Join us on February 17, at 3 PM for a workshop reviewing the basics of creating a cover letter.  You can bring a print or an electronic copy to work on during the class.

Rosetta Stone Demo
On February 18 at 6:30 PM, there will be a special demo of the Rosetta Stone’s Library Solution online learning software during the Friends of the Hoboken Public Library’s regularly scheduled ESL conversation time.  If you are not a participant of the ESL program please rsvp by emailing  Space is limited.

Civil War Weaponry
On Thursday, February 19 at 6 PM, Bill Gent will be at the library to present a visual history of the weapons of the Civil War.

Investor Advocacy Presentation
On February 21 at noon, learn the advantages and disadvantages to different kinds of common investments, what FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) is, and some examples of claims FINRA typically hears. 

Web Design
On Saturday, February 21 at 3 PM, learn the basics of how a web page is made with Benjamin Barnett. This class will cover an intro to the basic components of a webpage, including explanations of HTML and CSS. Each attendee will have the option to create a basic webpage.

Black History Month Celebration
On Tuesday, February 24 at 6 PM, the Hoboken Public Library will be hosting a Black History Month Celebration honoring famous people who contributed and dedicated their lives to civil rights in America. Soul food refreshments will be served after the program.

Open Tech Time

Whether it is a software or hardware question or to check out the library’s eReaders and tablets stop in for our Open Tech Time on February 25 at 6 PM.  For Spanish & English Speakers. 

Hot Cocoa Program
On Saturday February 28 at 2 PM, come make some fun hot cocoa recipes.  Kids under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Please disclose any food allergies.

The Magic of Oz
In February, we will discuss the first three books written by L. Frank Baum (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Marvelous Land of Oz, and Ozma of Oz) for our Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club.  We will also have a special screening this month of one of the adaptations of the Baum’s books.  Dates/times for the Oz discussion & movie screening tba.   Email to be added to the mailing list.


Teen Programs (Grades 6-12)

Sound Camp: Garage Band Basics

  • February 3th @ 3:30pm
  • February 10th @ 3:30pm
  • February 24th @ 3:30pm

Ongoing Teen Programs

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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Presidents' Day
February 16, 2015

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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