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Library Director: Lina Podles  
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Drop off items you thought were awesome in our Awesome Box, located on the first floor by the Circulation Desk, we scan it and it’s added to our awesome collection. See the link on the bottom of this page!

The Friends of the Hoboken Public Library ESL Classes meet 11 AM on Fridays on the 3rd floor of the library. *There will not be a class on Sept 19.*

Novel Night, a fun and fabulous way to support the Library, will take place Saturday, October 18; for more information and a downloadable reply card, please click here.

Text Messaging notification now available. See our news page for more information!

Library Hours

The Library will be open
9 am-9 pm on Thursdays (the third floor will be closing at 8 pm) and
10 am-2 pm on Sundays starting in September.

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24/7 eresources are a click away! Get full text journal articles, magazines, ebooks, downloadable music, financial investment information and more for free! This month's featured resource is the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

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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Download free magazines with your library card by clicking on the Zinio logo below!


The Hoboken Public Library Gallery!

In the Hoboken Public Library Gallery:
Timothy P. Dingman's Concrete and Cast Iron: 200 Year Old Cities
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Signup for library programs ONLINE with our Eventbrite service.

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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! A variety of tools will be available for use and a staff member will be present to assist.  Those under the age of 13 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Makerspace Grand Opening
The Library is celebrating the opening of its brand new makerspace: The Hoboken Creation Space! Get a chance to play with different tools and see a 3D printing demo on Thursday, September 18 at 6 PM. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP.

Park Bench Poetry
Join us for our monthly Open Mic in the park on Saturday, September 20th at 2 PM.  This month features a special performance by Inkarayku.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Discussion
Join us for a book discussion of Larry Niven’s science fiction classic, Ringworld on Monday, September 22 at 6 PM.  Email to be added to our mailing list.

Hispanic Heritage Month Movie
Join us for a special free Hispanic Heritage Month Film Screening on Tuesday, September 23rd at 6 PM.

Brush Bots!
On Wednesday, September 24th at 6 PM, kids (2nd grade and up) and adults alike will enjoy this fun easy project to turn toothbrushes into basic robots that you can race! It’s a fun way to begin learning about electronics.

Make Your Own S'mores
On Tuesday, September 30th at 6 PM, enjoy the last days of summer at the library by making s'mores--no campfire needed. For adults, teens, and older children accompanied by an adult. Please disclose any food allergies.


Teens Programs

Dungeons & Dragons Club
Every Monday @ 3:30pm, teens (grades 6-12) are invited to play fun and creative roleplaying games.

Maker Wednesdays
Different "maker" project every 1st, 2nd, and 4th Wednesday @ 3:30pm. Projects include 3d-printing, music recording, zine-making, and more!

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 (grades 6-12):
Visit the Events Page, Send us an email at, or Give us a call! (201) 420-2348


Kids Programs
Weekly Storytime in the Park has started! For Current Weekly Programs and information check the Children's Program Page Info!

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Seniors -
Join us for a variety of adult events at the library!


Closings--For Thanksgiving: Early Closing (4 PM): Wednesday, 11/26 and Closed Full Day: Thursday, 11/27

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.


Want to learn a foreign language or improve your English skills?
Adults can learn withMango and now for children we have Little Pim!

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