National Library Week


We have book stores closing, budgetary crises and funding cuts running amok – so for any of you that still appreciate the printed word, head on over to the Hoboken Public Library (5th and Park) this week and check out an event or two!

For starters, in honor of Neil Gaiman being chair of National Library Week the Library will be featuring a display of his work in April in the second floor gallery. See other noteworthy events below…

Hoboken Public Library Events include…

Children Events

Be a “Wild Thing”
Thursday, April 15th at 3:15 PM, students from Hoboken Charter School, led by art specialist Virginia Canino, will share Maurice Sendak’s, “Where the Wild Things Are.” Children 4 years and older will write about and draw their inner wild thing. Registration is required. 201-420-2348

Adult Events

Local Author Discussion
On Wednesday, April 14th at 6:00 PM, The Hoboken Public Library will host a special event featuring a handful of local authors. The format will be a roundtable discussion focused on the creative process and other aspects of writing. The discussion will begin with a few questions for the authors and continue with Q&A with the public. Afterwards, all participants will have an opportunity to meet, talk, and network. In this way, participants can celebrate writing, creativity, and our local authors. The panel will include local authors working in various genres.

This month we will feature a display of their works in the 2nd floor vestibule.

Health & Wellness with Raw Food Workshop
On Tuesday, April 13th at 6:00 PM, Raw Food Chef Gail Zikri will introduce you to raw foods! Learn the health benefits, where to shop, and receive a demo and samples! R.S.V.P. 201-420-2347

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Er, there seems to be something happening with the library. Something about budget cuts. Is there talk of shutting it down or something? They’re having folks sign and submit colorful postcards at the library to protect it.