eNews 11/11/22
Download Our New App Today
How would you like to have the library right at your fingertips? With the click of a button, you could search our catalog, download eBooks, listen to music or audiobooks, and watch movies. Prefer a physical book? Not a problem. Download the app today to find a library branch near you. Or scan the barcode on the back of any book and see if the library has a copy.

With the new Hoboken Public Library app, you can have the library in your pocket. The app is simple to use and puts you in touch with the many things your library can do for you.

Getting it is easy- download it for your Android or Apple device. Or search “BCCLS Libraries (NJ)” in your app store.

Jennie Pu
Library Director
The Hoboken Public Library is Here to Help You
One of our key goals is to connect our community with the resources people need. That's why we have two Social Work Interns (Master of Social Work students) who can assist with a range of services, including:

  • Finding community resources and providing agency referral
  • Completing applications for Social Security, SNAP, Medicaid/Medicare, and other benefit programs
  • Getting an ID, Birth Certificate, and other vital documents

The Social Work team are holding Project ID Workshops on November 21 and December 19. If you need to get an ID, these workshops are a great place to start.

There is so much more the Social Work team can do. Please reach out if you need assistance, or know of someone who does. For details on these services, click here.
Upcoming Events
Dominoes Tournament
Saturday, November 12, 12 pm - 4 pm
Large Program Room, 500 Park Ave.
Join us for a family-friendly dominoes tournament. In teams of two, you'll compete to play this ever-popular game. (It's not as simple as it looks.) There will be prizes, refreshments, and lots of fun.

Pride Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, November 15, at 6:30 pm
Small Program Room, 500 Park Ave.
This Is How It Always Is follows Poppy and her family as they all grapple with Poppy's transition and the meaning of gender in different ways. Ultimately a story of acceptance, each family member faces the challenge of how to deal with everyone else's perception of Poppy's identity. (Please wear a mask.)

Leaf Through These Recent Releases
Fiction for adults
Featured Title
The Poet's House
by Jean Thompson
A warm and witty story of a young woman who gets swept up in the rivalries and love affairs of a dramatic group of writers.

Carla is stuck. In her twenties and working for a landscaper, she’s been told she’s on the wrong path by everyone—from her mom, who wants her to work at the hospital, to her boyfriend, who is dropping not-so-subtle hints that she should be doing something that matters.

­The Poet’s House is a refreshingly candid story of finding one’s way, with words as our lantern in the dark.

Other Notable Titles
by Jonathan Escoffery
by Sussie Annie
by Tsering Yangzom Lama
Non Fiction
by David Sedaris
by Siddhartha Mukherjee
by Zora Neal Hurston
by Jess Mcgeachin
by Jyoti Rajan Gopal
by Fran Manushkin