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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. 

Sign up for Adult Summer Reading!

Starting a Home Business
On July 8 at 6 PM, this two hour seminar covers the steps that you need to take to effectively start and maintain a home based business. 

Make Your Own Beach Bag
Make your own beach bag with M Avery Designs. This program is limited to 6 participants only so please RSVP. Program is being rescheduled.

Gallery Opening  
In July, the library’s gallery will be featuring art by Roxanne Hoffman.  She will have a reception on July 9 at 6 PM.

Follow Your Gut!
On July 11 at 2 PM, join chef and author, Jennifer Iserloh, and gastroenterologist, Julie Torman, to learn how to restore optimal health through prebiotic foods and probiotic supplements.  Sample microbiome-friendly snacks.

Family Art Program
On July 15 at 6 PM, parents and children 4-10 years old are invited to create a sea turtle art project together in a program led by Barbara Freiberg.

A Game of Thrones Discussion
On July 20 at 6 PM, our Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group meeting will focus on A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin.  Email to and ask to be added to our mailing list.  Game of Thrones themed snacks will be served. 

In the Unlikely Event Discussion
Join us on July 30 at 7:30 PM for a discussion of In the Unlikely Event, the highly anticipated new adult novel by beloved YA author Judy Blume.  Write to join the email list. 

Writers Group
Our HPL Writer’s Group will meet on July 13 at 6 PM.  Email to be added to the mailing list or for more details.

Balance Your Mood and Manage Stress
On July 16 at 6:30 PM, learn tips for stress management.

Park Bench Poetry
July at 18 at 2 PM, join us for our monthly Open Mic in Church Square Park across from the library.  The featured musical act will be Solid Gould.
Improving Your Grammar
Come to this class on July 21, 6:30 PM, to brush up on some grammar concepts you may have forgotten about since high school.

Open Tech Time
Whether it is a computer question or to check out the library’s eReaders and tablets stop in on July 22 at 6 PM. 

Organize Your Inbox
On July 23 at 7 PM, learn rules and principals for managing an email organization system.  Bring your laptop or other device to log into your email.

Intro to WordPress
Join us on Saturday July 25 at 2 PM, for an intro to WordPress class for beginners.  Learn how to sign up and create a website.

Comedy Program
On July 30 at 7 PM, Rich Kiamco will be hosting a night of comedy.  Comedians scheduled to appear include Karen Bergreen and Joe Larson (lineup subject to change).



Teen Programs (Grades 5 & up)

  • Summer Reading Challenge
    • Win prizes just for reading books! Prizes include drinks at Starbucks, free Ben & Jerry's, tickets to movies, gift cards for book, and GameStop gift cards. The grand prize is a Kindle Fire tablet.
    • Starts July 5th
    • Sign up here!
  • Roleplaying Games
    • Play fun and creative roleplaying games at the library. We usually play Dungeons 7 Dragons, but roleplayers of all kinds are welcome to join!
    • Every Monday at 3pm
  • Anime Club
    • This club meets every Wednesday at the library to watch and discuss anime.
    • Every Wednesday at 4pm
  • Video Gaming
    • Play games on all the lasest systems, PS4, XBox One, and Wii U.
    • Every Friday at 3pm

For more info about library programs for teens

  • Give us a call! (201) 420-2348.



Kids Programs
For Current Weekly Programs and Summer Reading information check the Children's Program Page Info!
Kids Summer Reading Sign up starts June 29!

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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.

3D Printing
Starting July 6 at 1:30 PM during Open Makerspace time learn step by step the 3D printer use.  First come gets to thread the printer and pick the design.


Closings--The Library is closed the last three Sundays in July: July 12, July 19, and July 26. *The Library will be open on Sundays in August.*

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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