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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! For Reference any time check out Gale Virtual Reference Library. This month's featured resource is Rosetta Stone.

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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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Check out our newest resource Hoopla which allows you to borrow movies, tv shows, music, and downloadable books!
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The Hoboken Public Library Gallery!

In the Hoboken Public Library Gallery:
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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 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 May 20 at 6 PM.  For Spanish & English Speakers. 

Wedding Dancing
Join us on May 21 at 7 PM, when Hoboken’s own dance expert, Tracy Everitt will teach you to dance.

Resume Class
Do you need that winning resume? Come join us on Friday May 22 at 2 pm for a resume writing class.

May Drawing Classes
Learn to Draw with local artist Heather Leigh Corey on Tuesday, May 26 at 6-7:30 PM. The class will focus on  how to draw a still life. 

Email Attachments
On Wednesday, May 27 at 2 PM, come in and learn the basics of adding attachments to your email. 

Better Than Before Book Discussion
On May 28 at 7 PM, join us for a discussion of best-selling author Gretchen Rubin’s latest self-help hit Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives.

On May 28 at 7 PM, Travel back in time with Raconteur Radio and enjoy period costumes and Golden Age radio equipment!  Raconteur Radio stages theatrical performances of vintage radio plays and classic works of literature throughout the Tri-state.

Art Reception
Don Sichler will be showing his photography at the Hoboken Public Library Gallery throughout June. He will have a reception on June 8 at 6:00 PM.   His goal as a photographer is to help people to look and find beauty where they least expect it. This exhibit is called “After The Flood”. The photographs in this exhibit are images of the streets and sidewalks in Hoboken. He made these photos after several heavy rain storms in the spring of 2013 and 2014.  When the water recedes, you find very interesting designs left on the street.

Coming June 13 the Hoboken Public Library Book Festival!

Be a Hero… Read, Imagine, and Create at the Hoboken Public Library’s Book Festival!  Join us in celebrating Reading and Literacy on Saturday, June 13 from 11 AM to 5 PM.  Events for All Ages!


Teen Programs (Grades 6 & up)

Sound Camp: Garage Band Basics

  • To celebrate National Library Week, we will be hosting an open mic night for teens (grades 6 & up).  Come share your talents with us!
  • Tuesday, April 28th at 3:30pm
  • Wednesday, May 6th at 3:30pm

Bead Art

  • Turn your favorite comic book or video game character into an amazing beaded work of art. For grades 6 & up.
  • Wednesday, May 27th at 3:30pm

Video Gaming

  • Every Friday @ 3:30pm, teens (grades 6-12) can play games on all the latest systems.

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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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.


Closings-- Memorial Day Sunday, May 24 and Monday, May 25. *Please be aware we will be open Saturday, May 23.*

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 with Rosetta Stone or Mango and for children we have Little Pim!

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