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The Main Building at 500 Park Avenue is open. The Pop-Up Branch at 124 Grand Street in the Hoboken Multi-Service Center is currently closed.

We want to hear from you. Please complete our short survey to help us as we work on a new strategic plan for the future of your Hoboken Public Library. Also, enter your e-mail address to receive our new email newsletter and be entered to win an iPad Mini.

¡La Biblioteca Pública de Hoboken quiere saber su opinión! Respondiendo a este breve cuestionario nos ayudará a planificar mucho mejor el futuro de la biblioteca como parte de nuestro Plan Estratégico. Respondiendo a esta encuesta, usted podrá ser el ganador o ganadora de un iPad Mini. No olvide ingresar su correo electrónico al final de la encuesta.  

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Student Artwork from the Hoboken Charter School Upper School
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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. 

The Friends of the Hoboken Public Library's English as a Second Language conversation classes resumed on Wednesday, Sept. 21.  There will not be classes on Oct. 12 and Nov. 23.  Classes will end on Dec. 14.  The classes meet on the third floor of the Hoboken Public Library on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30. All adults with basic English-speaking skills are welcome. If interested or to gain more info, please e-mail the Friends at The meeting on October 5 will be held at the first floor in the Children's Department.

NY and NJ Ghost Stories
On Thursday October 20 at 7 PM, please join us as we sit in the dark and listen to Leanna Renee Hieber tell local ghost stories.

Syncro Cinema Music
Saturday October 22 2 PM, Syncro Cinema Music at Maxwell’s Tavern features Blue Oyster Cult's "Fire of the Unknown Origin" and "Cultosaurus Erectus" synchronized with Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal.  Register on Eventbrite to secure your spot!

Alexander Technique
On Monday October 24 at 6 PM, let Nationally Certified Alexander Technique teacher, Morgan Rysdon, show you how to use your body with more freedom, ease and poise getting the posture you want!

Edgar Allen Poe
On Thursday October 27 at 7 PM, come see four of Poe’s most famous horror stories retold by the Hudson Shakespeare Company.

Shirley Jackson Book Discussion
On Thursday October 27 at 7:30 PM, join the Mile Square City Readers as we discuss We Have Always Lived in the Castle.  Email to join our mailing list.

Elevating Your Leadership Style
On Thursday, November 3 at 6:30 PM, please join us as Jennifer Daure, an Executive Coach and Self-Expression Expert, helps you elevate your leadership style. 

Introduction to Pivot Tables in Excel
Pivot tables are one of Excel's most powerful features. A pivot table allows you to extract the significance from a large, detailed data set. Come and learn about them on Monday, November 7, at 5:30 PM.

SCORE: Sales/Marketing Strategies & Actions

On November 8 at 6:30 PM, this seminar discusses effective sales management and marketing strategies and procedures to enhance a company’s sales and marketing effectiveness. RSVP by calling the Library at 201-420-2347, or sign up at Eventbrite.

Morning Art Classes with Liz Cohen
On Wednesday mornings November 9, 16, and 30 at 10 AM, Hoboken artist and teacher, Liz Cohen will be teaching realistic drawing classes. 

Cityscape Drawing Class
On November 10 from 7- 8 PM, learn about the watercolor artist John Marin and his artwork.  Then create your own New York cityscape.  

Artist Talk
Donna L. O'Grady will be sharing her beautiful street scenes of Hoboken in the Library’s Gallery Space throughout November.  She will give an artist talk on November 14 at 6 PM.


Teen Programs (Grades 5 & up)

  • Give us a call! (201) 420-2348.



Kids Programs
For Current Weekly Storytimes and Special Programs check the Children's Program Page Info!

ATTENTION STORY TIME ATTENDEES: Due to an unexpected renovation closing (Oct. 3rd-5th), we will continue our summer story time schedule through the first week of October (2nd-8th). Story time will be in the park on the following dates: Tuesday, October 4th, at 10:30 AM for children ages 6m – 2 ½ yrs. No ticket is required. Wednesday, October 5th, at 10:30 AM for children ages 2 ½ + yrs. No ticket is required. There will be no Thursday story time this week. Beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 11th, story time will be back on a regular indoor schedule - free tickets required through Eventbrite. If you have questions/concerns, please don’t hesitate to call (201-420-2348) or email (

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Maker 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.

Knitting Classes

On Wednesday mornings from September 28 to October 19 the library will be having a four part knitting class.  Everyone is invited to create a cowl  (10 AM) or charity project  (9:30 AM) with Lisa Barnes. The October 5 class will be held at the main library which will not be open to general use at that time. Please see the security guard at the elevator for entry on October 5 for class.

Adult Coloring
Monday October 31at 6 PM, relax and express yourself with coloring for Adults.


Library Closings:
Early Closing 4 PM: Wednesday, 11/23/16
Full Day Closed: Thursday, 11/24/16

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.


Click on HelpNow and JobNow for homework help and online resources for job seekers. Live help is available from 2 PM-11 PM!




Want to learn a foreign language or improve your English skills?
Adults can learn with Rosetta Stone or Mango and for young children we have Little Pim!
Rosetta Stone is now being Sponsored by the NJ State Library
and has additional levels of learning available!

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Online Learning Courses are available to Hoboken Library Patrons through Universal Class.
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