HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -  The Hasbrouck Heights Library offers a wealth of activities the whole family will love in February.  See and learn what new opportunities await you.   

Unless otherwise noted, registration is required for all programs.  Please call (201) 288-0488 or visit online at http://hasbrouckheightslibrary.org and go to calendar.

Here’s an offer too sweet to pass up for Binge Watchers – The Library offers a great selection of movies and television shows on DVD and Blu-Ray for the whole family.  Patrons who take out any combination of 10 Hasbrouck Heights-owned titles will receive candy and a bag of microwave popcorn. Any patron, regardless of residence, can participate. This offer will run through the end of February.

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For CHILDREN

Lego Club – Show off your architectural talents and come build with us. Legos will be provided. Tuesdays, February 4 and 18 starting at 3:30 p.m. for ages 5 to 12.

Valentine Craft & Story Time – Join us for a heartwarming craft and story time.  Wednesday, February 12 at 3:30 p.m.  We will be reading some great books and making a craft to take home.

Pajama Story Time – Join us for evening story times. Wearing pajamas is encouraged on Wednesday, February 12 and Monday, February 24 starting at 7:30 p.m. for all ages.

Movie at the Library - School's out.  Join us for an afternoon movie starting at 1:30 pm on February 21 for children in grades K-6.  Refreshments will be served

Book Clubs for Kids – Join one of two book clubs for kids!  Books for both groups, along with more information, are available at the Children’s Desk.

• Best Books is for students in grades 2-3, and meets on the first Friday of each month.

• Critics’ Choice is for students in grades 4-6, and meets on the third Friday of each month. 

 

For TEENS 

Teen Readers’ Club – Teens meet the first Monday of the month to discuss a book, eat snacks and play games. Copies of each month’s book will be available for checkout at the front desk. Upcoming meetings are from 7-8:30 pm:

• On Monday, February 3 – Stranger Than Fiction by Chris Colfer.

Teen Advisory Board – Make your voice heard - Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month. Teens can participate in community service projects, learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities, have a say in teen programming at the library, and make suggestions for books to add to the library’s YA collection. The next meeting is Thursday, February 13 from 4-5 pm.

Anti-Valentine's Day Party – Hey Teens: Do you hate hearts and flowers? Do you think Cupid is stupid? If you don't fall for this overrated holiday, then you're in luck. Join us on Friday, February 14 at 3:30 p.m. We will be making anti-valentines while we watch funny Valentine television episodes of Friends who show that laughter is the best medicine.

Teen Craft – Come make bath bombs on Thursday, February 20 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration is required.

 

For ADULTS

Showcase Artist – The Library is pleased to announce the artwork of Jane Sklar and Max Cartagena will be on display in the Adult Services/Reference Wing through the month of February. Jane Sklar and her teacher/mentor Max Cartagena create digitally generated artwork from their original photographs. Both artists have won Bergen County awards for digital photography.   

Crafts-to-Share Club – Join us on the first Tuesday evening of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and the third Wednesday afternoon of every month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Here’s an opportunity to learn how to crochet or knit and meet others with similar talents.  The next evening meeting will be February 4, and the next afternoon meeting will be February 19. Members of the Crafts-to-Share Club have donated handmade items such as afghans and caps to patients of Hackensack University Medical Center, and Tomorrow’s Children’s Fund. The library is pleased to accept donations of yarn on behalf of the club. Newcomers are always welcome.

Writers Wanted at the Library – Writers from all walks of life are invited to join the Authors and Writers Group.  Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month.  The next meeting is scheduled for February 18 from 7-9 p.m. in the Large Meeting Room.  Participants can bring their work for review and critique, or come to listen and give advice to others. As time permits, discussions will be held on topics such as publishing trends and marketing.  No registration is required. For further information, contact Elaine Genzano at (201) 288-6653 or reference@hasbrouckheights.bccls.org.

Mandala Project – The popular “Monday Afternoons at the Library” series will take place on February 24 from 3 to 4 pm in the large conference room.  Our guest speaker is Linda Cross. She will present a lecture which will cover information pertaining to the Education and Outreach Committee of Bergen County Aging and Disabilities Resource Connection.   This program is a combination of cultural information as well as hands on creativity. 

Adult Book Group – Join in the conversation as the Adult Book Group meet for a fun and friendly talk and refreshments on the fourth Tuesday of every month. The next meeting is February 25 at 7 p.m. to discuss Baker's Secret by Stephen Kiernan.  A story of a baker's apprentice enduring shame and anger as her kind mentor is targeted and arrested for his Jewish heritage which compels her to engage in discreet resistance activities.  Copies of the novel are available at the front desk.

Sport of Fly Fishing on Display – For the month of February, an exhibition of photographs, books, equipment, and other items related to fly fishing has been provided by Doug Penna, the educational director of the organization, East Jersey Trout Unlimited. 

This collection reflects the values of the organization. Trout Unlimited is dedicated to the preservation of America’s cold water fisheries. The local chapter, East Jersey Chapter, focuses on improving rivers in Northern New Jersey. It places emphasis on conservation and education.  Results of the organization’s activities are captured in pictures on display and include the Ramapo River Restoration Project, educational partnerships with school children, stream clean-ups, tree plantings, trout stocking, and much more. The East Jersey Trout Unlimited Chapter is also an educational organization.  If you are interested in learning fly tying, please check with the organization’s website, www.nnjtu.org to find classes and locations nearby. A free demonstration and seminar at the Library is planned for Spring 2020.

Have a favorite hobby or special collection you'd like to share?  Sign up by calling the Reference Department at (201) 288-6653 to have your collection displayed for one month at the Library. 

Mobile Hotspot for Lending – A hotspot is a small device you can use to connect a wireless enabled device, such as a laptop, smartphone or tablet, to the internet. Hotspots are portable, so you can connect up to 10 devices at one time to the internet almost anywhere you are, like at home, on vacation or at the park. The hotspot device works in any area covered by the Sprint 4G LTE network.  Hotspots may be taken out for two weeks and are renewable.   This is a free service that allows Hasbrouck Heights library cardholders (age 18 and older) in good standing to check out a hotspot device that connects to the internet from almost anywhere! Call or stop by and ask for details.