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The Main Building at 500 Park Avenue has reopened. The Pop Up branch is currently closed.

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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. 

Make a Beach Bag
On Monday May 2 at 5:30 PM, sew your very own Beach Bag with Megan Avery from M Avery Designs.  First come first served, limited to 6 spots. For ages 13 and up.

Wednesday Morning Art
Get Creative on Wednesday mornings at 10 AM with our daytime Art Class taught by Liz Cohen of Hob’Art. Every class is stand alone and will be in the style of a different artist. For ages 13 & up. First come gets a spot.

Spanish Computer Class
On Wednesday May 4 at 6 PM Spanish speakers can join us for an introductory computer class.

Meditation: A Tool to Balance Your Life
Join Jim Rose on May 5 at 6:30 PM, as he connects meditation and spiritual development to important aspects of our lives. He will offer a practical technique of meditation that can positively impact your life. For ages 13 and up.

Frida Kahlo Inspired Still Life with Barbara Freiburg
On Saturday May 7 from 10:30–11:30 AM, learn about the artist Frida Kahlo and her artwork.  Then create your own still life drawing based on Kahlo's style.  Ages 13 and up.

Intro to Government Contracting

In this seminar on Tuesday May 10 at 6:30 PM, you will learn how to find governmental customers and navigate the complex procurement process.

Celebrate Earth Day
EARTH, a Hoboken based advocacy group, will be joining us to show a special documentary for Earth Day on Wednesday, May 18 at 6 PM.

Pizza Guy
On Thursday May 19 at 7 PM, Pizza historian Scott Wiener unravels the myths and legends surrounding everybody's favorite food: pizza! Pizza will be served! Ages 10 and up.

Park Bench Poetry
On Saturday May 21 at 2 PM join us for the Library’s Open Mic at Church Square Park.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Discussion
Monday May 23 at 6 PM, will be a discussion of the classic Science Fiction Work, Protector by Larry Niven.  There will be a special film screening at 4 PM of a blockbuster film that captures another vision of the future of mankind.  To join the mailing list or get more information email 

Healthy Vegetarian Quick Start
Susan Rose, vegetarian lifestyle coach, will present on May 24 at 6 PM simple up-to-date nutrition information, menu suggestions and recipes that will help you in your journey to become a vegetarian.  For ages 10 and up.

Mile Square City Readers Book Club
On Thursday May 26 at 7:30 PM, the Mile Square City Readers will discuss At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier. Email to join the email list.  Go to the reference desk to pick up a copy of the book for the discussion.


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.

S.T.E.A.M. Club
Join our weekly club on Tuesdays at 3:30, if you are 8-12 years old and interested in participating in science, technology, engineering, art, and math activities. Sign up by calling (201-420-2348) or stopping by the library.

De-Stress and Self-Express with Adult Coloring
On Monday May 9 from 6-7 PM we will have an Adult Coloring Book session. We will supply the coloring books and pens.  Sip on Spa Water and relax.

Basic Computer-Aided-Design for Jewelry Workshop
On Thursday May 12 at 7 PM, make earrings, a pendant, or a charm with online tools and receive a 3d-print of your creation (to be picked up after workshop). Please bring a laptop and mouse. A limited number of laptops will be available. Minors 10 and up can attend, but must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.  An adult's email address is required for software sign-ups. 


Library Closings:
Memorial Day Weekend:
Sunday 5/29/16 and Monday 5/30/16

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.


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