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The Library will be closed on Sunday, 9/4/16 and Monday, 9/5/16. The Library will be open on Saturday 9/3/16.

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Welcome to the Hoboken Public Library


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

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:
The Artwork of Mariah Tarawally and Art from the Picturing America Collection
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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. 

Job Interview Class
On Wednesday September 7 11 AM join us for a job interview focus group where we discuss best practices.

African Fusion Music with Abdou Mboup
On Thursday September 8 at 7 PM, experience Abdou Mboup’s unique style of African Fusion Music. 

September Art Gallery Reception
Mariah Tarawally, a Hoboken resident, will be showing paintings and mixed media in September. There will be a reception on Saturday September 10 from 3 PM–4:30 PM. Light refreshments will be served.

Understanding  Pivot Tables in Excel
Pivot tables are one of Excel's most powerful features. Come and learn about them on Monday September 12 at 5:30 PM.

Park Bench Poetry Open Mic
On Saturday September 17 2 PM, join us for an open mic, featuring Solid Goold.  Bring your poetry and spoken word!

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
On Monday September 19 at 6:30 PM discuss the play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.  There will be a movie screening before the book discussion at 4 PM.  Email to join the mailing list.

Meet the Author: Affinity Konar
Monday September 19 at 6 PM, Affinity Konar will read from Mischling, her new novel about challenges experienced by twin in Auschwitz. There will be a Q&A. This event is free and is a joint venture of the Library and Little City Books.

Syncro Cinema Music
The Hoboken Public Library and Maxwell’s Tavern are partnering to offer Syncro Cinema Music, which tests urban legends that certain movies and albums are synchronized.  Saturday September 24 at 2 PM, is Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” and the classic film The Wizard of Oz.

Star Wars Trivia
Thursday September 29 7 PM,  join us for a Star Wars trivia night. Our host, Jason Fry has a new book out Star Wars: Complete Locations. For ages 13 and up please. There will be Pizza and Prizes!

Mile Square Reader Book Club 

On Thursday September 29 at 7:30 PM, join the Mile Square City Readers as we discuss The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena.  Email to join our mailing list and keep up with the Mile Square City Readers.

Living on the Space Station
On Thursday October 6 at 7 PM, Paul Cirillo from will share  the adventure of how astronauts live and work in space!


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.

Adult Coloring
Monday August 29 at 6 PM, relax and express yourself with coloring for Adults.

Oculus Rift
On Thursday September 1 at 7 PM, test out the new Oculus Rift.  Stevens student Benjamin Traskunov will discuss what Virtual Reality is, plus its future utilizations and career opportunities.

Drawing Classes with Liz Cohen
On Tuesday mornings from September 13 to October 4 at 10 AM, Hoboken artist and teacher Liz Cohen will be teaching realistic drawing classes.

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.


Library Closings:
Labor Day: Sunday, 9/4/16 and Monday, 9/5/16

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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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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