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    Library Director: Lina Podles
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The Hoboken Public Library's First Book Festival

The Hoboken Public Library held its First Book Festival at the Library and in Church Square Park on June 8, 2013.  Twenty-three authors including Keynote Speaker, award winning cookbook author, Maricel Presilla took part.  Children participated in craft programs,  saw a special adaptation of the Wizard of Oz, had their faces painted and had fun jumping in the bouncy castle.  Teens participated in a storytelling workshop with Adam Wade, an 18-time StorySLAM Champion.  Over Five Hundred people attended the festival.  The Friends of the Hoboken Library held a Used Book Sale and local food vendors sold goodies all day long. The library looks forward to having more events that connect local residents with books and authors in the future.

The Festival Keynote Speaker Maricel Presilla was named the Maricel PresillaJames Beard Best Chef Mid-Atlantic 2012 and won the prestigious IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) Award for best general cookbook and a James Beard Award for Best Cookbook of the year for 2013 for her years-in-the-making Gran Cocina Latina, an epic look at Latin American cooking.

Learn more about the other Local Authors that participated in the festival. 

Click here for a copy of our Book Festival Flyerdesigned by Children's Book Illustrator Santiago Cohen who displayed his art work in our second floor gallery space through out June.

Thanks to our Local Sponsors:

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