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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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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! Those under the age of 13 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Intro to Computers in Spanish and English
Spanish Speakers can join us on January 6 at 6 PM for a Computer Basics Class in Spanish.  English speakers can join us on January 13 at 6 PM for a Computer Basics Class in English.  Our knowledgeable staff member, will explain using the mouse, browsing the internet, and how to use online tutorials to continue the educational process.  Handouts are available in both classes for review.   Please RSVP.

Resume Class
If you are looking for a new job in 2015, the Hoboken Public Library can help with our Resume Class on Tuesday, January 13 at 3 PM.  We will review the basics or writing resumes and improving your existing resume.  You can bring an electronic or paper copy of your resume to work on.

Gallery Reception
Stop by to see Iris McCort’s Cityscapes + Seascapes on display in our third floor Art Gallery in January.  There will be an Art Reception on Tuesday, January 13 from 6:00-7:30 PM.  Iris McCort expresses her appreciation of the urban landscape and breezy seascapes on paper using pastels, watercolors and inks.

On Thursday, January 15 and Thursday, January 22, come and learn all the basics of quilting from sewing professional and longtime sewing educator, Megan Avery. For adults and teens only.

Open Tech Q&A
Whether it is a new lap top, ereader, or tablet, if you have a technology question that you need answered, come in on Tuesday, January 20 between 6 and 7 PM and our helpful Hoboken Public Library bilingual technology expert will answer your questions in Spanish or English. 

Cooking Program
On Saturday, January 24 at 6:00, join us for a cooking program using equipment from our makerspace.  Please disclose any food allergy information.

Adults Only Open Creation Time
There will be a be an adults only open makerspace time on Saturday, January 24 from 11-4pm, for those 18 years and over.

Starship Troopers Book Discussion

Join us for the first HPL Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Discussion of 2015!  On Monday, January 26 at 6pm, will discuss Robert A. Heinlein’s action packed classic, Starship Troopers.   If you can’t make the meeting, but would like to stay informed about what books we are reading, email to 

Free Movie Night
There will be a free movie showing on Tuesday, January 27!  Call 201-420-2347 for more details!


Teen Programs (Grades 6-12)

Ongoing Teen Programs

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

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

  • 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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Seniors -
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Early Closing (4 PM): Wednesday 12/24/14
Closed Full Day: 12/25/14

New Year's
Early Closing (4 PM): Wednesday 12/31/14
Closed Full Day: 1/1/15

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.


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