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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.  

All programs are at Main Branch unless noted.

Still Life Drawing Class
Art teacher Liz Cohen Ndoye will hold a new series of four drawing classes on Wednesday mornings focusing on still life. The classes will be held on January 10, 17, 24, and 31 at 10 AM. Students will progress from their first triumphs of drawing one object realistically to a complete, detailed still life.

Guitar music from Argentina
Saturday January 20 at 12 PM, guitarist Carlos Pavan will perform a new wave of modern classical guitar music. With a mix of tradition and influences versatile and original he blends Tango/Folklore rhythms from his native Argentina with New York jazz harmonies and classical technique/forms.

Fantasy Book & Movie
The Hoboken Public Library’s Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Discussion Group will continue in the new year 2018. Come in on Monday January 22 to discuss the book The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland by Catherynne M. Valente at 6 PM. Help us plan the books we will read for the rest of the year.  Before the discussion come and see a screening of a classic fantasy movie at 4 PM.

Mile Square City Readers Book Club
Author Amy Stewart will discuss (via Skype) her book, Girl Waits With Gun, with the Mile Square City Readers on Tuesday January 23 at 6:30 PM.

Intro to Financial Literacy
On Tuesday January 23 at 6:30 PM join us for an introduction to financial literacy and becoming a financial investor. This educational workshop is a result of the effort and teamwork of the professors and law students at Seton Hall University School of Law.

Valentine Sugar Scrub Class
Each month HPL and the City of Hoboken feature a special Wellness Wednesday event.  This month, on Wednesday January 24 at 6:30 PM, start the new year by learning how to make a Valentine Sugar Scrub.  You will create an organic body scrub from scratch and be able to take it home to try out for yourself or share it with your loved one. So invite a friend and come early to reserve a seat as space is limited.  Leave the stress of 2017 behind!  Snow date is January 31.

Improv Night
Thursday January 25 at 7 PM, come and have fun at our very first Improvisation Skit Night with Cabrook Films. Join us in a hilarious night as professional actors take everyday words suggested by the audience and turn it into a 1 minute skit. You might even be invited up on stage!

Society for American Baseball Research Special Event
Is Hoboken the true birthplace of baseball?  Who are the three New Jersey natives in the Hall of Fame?  Why is there a statue of Jackie Robinson at the Journal Square PATH Station?  Saturday January 27 between 10:30 AM-1 PM, find out the answers to these and other baseball mysteries at the annual “SABR Day” event for the Elysian Fields Chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research.  There will also be a panel discussion about covering baseball in a 24/7 environment, researching baseball history beyond the Internet, and inspiring the next generation of fans to develop a passion for the National Pastime.  Pizza and light refreshments will be served.

Excel Pivot Table Class
On Tuesday January 30 at 6:30 PM, join us for an Excel class on Pivot Tables taught by Traskunov. A pivot table is a program tool that allows you to reorganize and summarize selected columns and rows of data in a spreadsheet or database table to obtain a desired report. The Pivot Table is an intermediate class and not designed for beginners of Excel. For the classes bring your own laptop or use one of ours.



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