HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- The cold of February has set in but there are a lot of hot activities to stay warm at the Hasbrouck Heights Library this month. Events are available for Children, Teens, and Adults. Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise noted. 

Children

Pajama Story Time – Come for an evening story time. Wearing pajamas is encouraged! The meeting is Monday, Feb. 12 starting at 7:30 p.m. for all ages.

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Valentine Craft & Story Time – Come for a heartwarming craft and story time!  Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 3:30 p.m. for ages 5-12.  We will be reading some great books and making a craft to take home.

Book Bingo – Play a game of Book Bingo and win prizes! The meeting is Thursday, Feb. 8 starting at 3:30 p.m. for ages 5-12.

Chess Club - It’s back! For students ages 7-12, come test and improve your skills at the monthly chess club meetings. Members must have some knowledge of chess as there are a limited number of instructors. Next meeting is Thursday, Feb. 15 at 3:30 pm.

Little Artist – For students in grades 2-5, come learn about an artist or type of art and recreate a famous work or make your own masterpiece at the Hasbrouck Heights Library. No experience is necessary. There are no mistakes in art!  Join us Thursday, Feb. 22 at 3:30 p.m. No registration necessary.

Lego Club – Join the Hasbrouck Heights Lego Club!  Show off your architectural talents. Legos will be provided. Tuesday, Feb. 6 & 20 starting at 3:30 p.m. for ages 5-12. No registration necessary.

Book Clubs for Kids – Two book clubs are available for kids who love to read. 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. 

Teens

Recycled DIY Club – Get crafty! Learn how to create crafts using every day, recycled materials. The Recycled DIY club will be held on the first Wednesday of each month. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. No registration necessary.

Teen Readers’ Club – Meets on the second Tuesday of each 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. On Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. we will discuss Spill Zone by Alex Puvilland.

Teen Game Night – We have a large selection of board games to choose from. Don’t worry about feeling left out, there’s room for everyone. Teen Game Night will be held on the third Tuesday of each month, with the next game night on Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the YA area of the library. Feel free to bring your favorite games. No registration necessary.

Teen Advisory Board – Make your voice heard—join the Teen Advisory Board! Meetings are on the third 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 Teen Advisory Board meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 15, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. No registration necessary.

Adults

Raptors! By Tenafly Nature Center–Feb. 26 at 3 p.m. in the large meeting room, second floor of Borough Hall. Participants will observe several live raptors up close and learn about their behavior, physiology, adaptations, ecological importance and natural history. Hands-on artifacts and demonstrations will capture the imagination of everyone.

Adult Book Club – Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 7 pm for a conversation and refreshments about The Rosie Project written by Graeme Simsion, a romance novel. Copies of this book are available at the Front Desk for pickup.

The Free Public Library of Hasbrouck Heights is located at 320 Boulevard in Hasbrouck Heights, on the second floor of the municipal building. Programs and services are offered to everyone, regardless of residence. In addition to books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays, newspapers and audiobooks, the Library offers a variety of lectures, events, and services for children, teens, adults, and seniors. For more information, call (201) 288-0488 for the Main Desk, (201) 288-0485 for the Children’s Department, (201) 288-6653 for Teen Programs or Reference Services, or visit online at— hasbrouckheightslibrary.org