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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. 

Spanish Computer Basics
Spanish language speakers can join us on September 2 at 6 PM, when our knowledgeable Hoboken Public Library technology expert Sacha Chavez will introduce you to computer basics. 

Special Lecture on Dixieland Jazz and the Big Band Era

On September 3 at 7 PM, join us for an insightful lecture when the Huntington Reading Group will re-introduce to you the greatest Jazz and Big Band Swing Era artists.

Woman Owning Their Own Business
This seminar on September 9 at 6 PM looks at owning a business from women’s perspectives and discusses issues unique to women who desire to become entrepreneurs. 

HPL Summer Reading Party
If you participated in this year’s Adult Summer Reading program, you are invited to  a special party on September 10 at 6 PM with light refreshments, mocktails, prizes and more!

Jim Rose Meditation
On September 10 at 6:30 PM, come learn how the regular practice of a simple technique of spiritual meditation (explained and practiced during the session) can help us to achieve a lasting state of peace and happiness.

Writer’s Group
Our HPL Writer’s Group will meet on September  14 at 6 PM.  We will work on a writing prompt and also discuss writing submitted via email to the group members ahead of time.  Email to be added to the mailing list.

Do You Tea?
On September 15 at 6:30 PM, the owners of Do You Tea? return to the library to talk about the different types of tea available and why drinking tea is good for you. If you missed their last visit, now's the time to see them again. Tea samples will be available.

Open Tech Time
Whether it is a software or a hardware question or to check out the library’s eDevices stop in for our Open Tech Time on September 16 at 6 PM.  For Spanish & English Speakers. 

Happy Hour Trivia Event
On September 17 at 6:00 PM, bring your friends to The Shannon (106 1st Street) for a night of general knowledge trivia led by Trivia AD and sponsored by the Hoboken Public Library. There will be exciting prizes for the first, second, and third place teams! The first 50 attendees will receive a free gift from the library.

Park Bench Poetry
September 19 at 2 PM, join us for our monthly Open Mic in Church Square Park across from the library.  The featured musical act will be the jazz fusion group  J.A.E Trio. 

Science Fiction Book Discussion and Movie Screening

The Science Fiction/Fantasy book discussion club we discuss Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park on September 21 at 6 PM.  At 4 PM, before the discussion starts will be a special movie screening.  Email to and ask to be added to our mailing list. 

Magic Tricks Performed and Revealed

On September 24 at 7 PM, Jeffrey Wetzel, an expert of sleight of hand card magic and escapology has agreed to perform magic but and reveal the secret to some of his best tricks. 

The Knockoff Discussion
On September 24 at 7:30 PM, join us for a discussion of The Knockoff, a satire of the fashion world by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza.  

Interview Class
On September 29 3 PM reference and programing librarian Heidi Schwab will give you tips on how to make your next job interview a winning one.

Healthy Family Meals with Skinny Chef Jennifer Iserloh

On September 29 at 6:30 PM, parents and children are invited to join Hoboken resident Jennifer Iserloh as she demonstrates some healthy meals for families to make.


Teen Programs (Grades 5 & up)
Video Gaming
Play games on all the lasest systems, PS4, XBox One, and Wii U.

Every Friday at 3pm

Craft Programs
Sept 14 @ 3:30 Back to School Craft
Sept 21 & 28 @ 3:30 Teen Craft

For more info about library programs for teens

  • Give us a call! (201) 420-2348.



Kids Programs
For Current Weekly Storytimes and Special Programs 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.

De-Stress & Self Express Adult Coloring
As part of our STEAM Open Maker Monday, September 14, from 6-7 PM we will have an Adult Coloring Book session.

Intro to 3D Printing
On September 28 at 6 PM, join our guest lecturer from Makerbar for a lecture and Q&A all about the basics of 3D printers, types of filament, print services and more.


Closings--Labor Day: Sunday, 9/6/15 and Monday, 9/7/15. *The Library will be open Saturday, 9/5/15*

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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