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Federal Tax Forms and Booklets 1040, 1040 A, and 1040 EZ are available on the second floor of the library in the reading room. You can find links to get additional tax forms and assistance here.

ESL Classes

Weekly English as a Second Language Conversation classes will take place Wednesday evenings at the Library at 6:30 PM till April 5.  These classes are intended for advanced-beginner and intermediate level English speakers to practice, learn, and have fun! Wednesday, March 8 come to see an online language learning demo of Mango, Rosetta Stone, and Universal Class!

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24/7 eresources like the Gale Virtual Reference Library, Hoopla, Zinio, Universal Class, Britannica Library, Brainfuse, and more are always a click away! Get full text journal articles, magazines, ebooks, downloadable music, financial investment information and more for free! Hoboken Public Library Resident Card Holders have access from home with their library cards.

The Hoboken Public Library Gallery!

In the Hoboken Public Library Gallery:
Art Is A Journey: Art Work from the Hoboken Shelter and the St. Matthew’s Trinity Lunchtime Drop in Ministry
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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. 

Mile Square City Readers Book Club
On Tuesday March 21 at 6:30 PM to discuss A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline.

SCORE: Cash Management
On Tuesday March 28 at 6:30 PM learn how to control your supply/labor costs and about pricing your products/services.

Natural Women
On Thursday March 30 at 7 PM, Susan King explores the music of influential women artists through songs and stories.


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!

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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.

Drawing Classes
On Wednesdays  March 8, 15, 22, and 29 at 10 AM, art teacher, Liz Cohen, will hold a new series of four drawing classes. 

Makers Day
Join us on Saturday March 25 from 10 AM to 3:30 PM for Makers Day at the library when we will have a variety of fun Maker events.  Visit our Open Makerspace throughout the day for  robotics, electronic cubelets, and our 3D Printer. Ages 5 and up.
Adults can Self Express and De-Stress with Adult Coloring throughout the day.

Bubble Workshop and Beyond
Join Mr Bubbles and learn how bubbles can pique kids’ curiosity about chemistry and physics.  Two classes at 10 AM and then at 12 PM. For ages 6 and up. Please sign up the day before on Eventbrite.

Sylvan Learning Center will be doing a Robotics STEM activity with us!  Ages 6 to 12. Three classes at 2, 2:45, and 3 PM. Please sign up on Eventbrite the day before.

At  1 PM to make slimy SLIME! This program is for age 6 and up. This program requires a free ticket for each child, which can be reserved the day before through Eventbrite.

3D Modeling
At 1 PM explore cloud-based resources that allow for the creation of 3D-printable objects.  For ages 9+. Minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. We strongly encourage parents/guardians to participate by reserving a separate ticket.

Animation for Teens
At 3 PM teens can make their own stop motion animation videos!
See our Maker Space Page for more details.

Adult Coloring
On Monday March 27 at 6 PM unwind with spa water and coloring for adults.


Library Closings:
Easter Sunday, 4/16/17

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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when prompted for a User ID for remote access.

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this includes Mango Premier Films geared towards older teens and adults

Login for Kids with only Children friendly Mango Premier Films included
Please be aware this link is currently only working in the library.

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