Hoboken Library Events

pedrito-cover.jpgHoboken author Arturo Martinez will speak and autograph copies of his new novel, “Pedrito’s World,” on Thursday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hoboken Public Library, 5th and Park, as part of National Library Week activities.

The book, written in the form of a memoir, relates the joys and suffering of a six-year-old boy and his immigrant family living in a farm along the Texas-Mexican border. The novel takes place on the eve of World War II.

Martinez, a long-time Hoboken resident, based the book on his experiences growing up in South Texas. He is a former newspaperman and currently the president of the library’s Board of Trustees. Friends of the Library will co-sponsor the event. A reception will follow.

The library has scheduled several other activities and exhibits, all open to the public, during Library Week, April 15-21. They include:

  • The James Dean Orchestra will perform in the Second Floor Reading Room on Tuesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. featuring swing era music. Dean promises that whether you are a long- time fan or new to swing music, you will enjoy this lively performance.
  • On Monday, April 16 at 11 a.m.childrren ages 6-18 months can enjoy simple stories, nursery rhymes and finger play. Children will also receive free books and the program is limited to children whose parents present library cards.
  • Toddlers will also get free books, at 10:30 a.m.) on Tuesday, April 17 and Wednesday, April 18. The 17th is for children 19 to 30 months and the 18th is for children ages 31 months to 4 years.
  • Teenagers from Hoboken schools will read their favorite poems on Wednesday, April 18 at 9 a.m.
  • Teens are also invited to the showing of the film, “Dead Poet’s Society,” on Thursday, April 26 at 6 p.m.
  • On Saturday, April 21, 10:30 a.m. to noon, children in Kindergarten to 5th grade are invited to attend a book-making workshop. Registration is required and sign-up forms are available in the reading room.

Further information: 201-420-2346.

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