HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - It’s a brand new year! Come checkout all the fun with the new and returning events at the Hasbrouck Heights Public Library in January.

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


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Binge Watch Is Back!  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 DVDs will receive candy and a bag of microwave popcorn. Any patron, regardless of residence, can participate.


Winter Storytime Registration Start your winter mornings with stories! Registration starts on Wednesday, January 2. Classes begin Tuesday, January 21 and will run for six weeks. To sign up, please contact Kate Senedzuk at (201) 288-0485 or stop by the Children’s Desk.

Tiny Tots - Ages: Birth - 2 1/2 plus caregiver  Tuesdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Thursdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m. 

Preschool - Ages: 3 ½ - 5  Tuesdays, 1:15-2:00 p.m.

Book Buddies - Ages: 2 ½ - 3 1/2  Wednesdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Lego Club – Be a part of the popular Hasbrouck Heights Lego Club!  Show off your architectural talents and come create with us. Legos will be provided. Upcoming meetings are Tuesdays, January 7 and 21 starting at 3:30 p.m. for ages 5-12.

Pajama Story Time – Come on out in your favorite pj’s for an evening story time on Wednesday, January 15 starting at 7:30 p.m. All ages are welcome.

Book Bingo – Will be held Thursday, January 23 starting at 3:30 p.m. Get in on the fun and win prizes.

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.


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:

  • Monday, January 6 - Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle
  • Monday, February 3 - To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han, plus a special viewing of the movie


Wednesdays with FRIENDS Spend Wednesday afternoons with FRIENDS! Teens in grades 6 and up, come join the gang to watch a few episodes of your favorite friends on screen and off. Refreshments will be served. Upcoming meetings are Wednesdays, January 8 and 22, from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

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, January 9, from 4-5 pm.

Sunflower Painting Class – Come and paint your very own sunflower on Monday, January 27 from 7-8:30 p.m. All supplies will be provided – just bring your creativity. Registration is limited to 20. Sign up early.



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 Continues in the New Year – Do you crochet or knit?  Or would like to learn how to? Come join us on the first Tuesday evening of the month from 6:30 -8:30 p.m. and the third Wednesday afternoon of every month from 1:30- 3:30 p.m. The next evening meeting will be January 7, and the next afternoon meeting will be January 15. 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 January 21 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.

Collectors Shop: Currency from the Civil War and Sport Cards from the early 1900s The popular “Monday Afternoons at the Library” series will take place on January 27 from 3-4 pm in the large conference room.  Our guest speaker is Vic Lo Bue, owner of the Collector’s Shop on the Boulevard. He will present a lecture that will cover information pertaining to currency from the Civil War and sports cards from the early 1900s. Vic is a lifelong collector of stamps, coins, toys, sports cards, trains and comics.  

Adult Book Group – Join in the conversation as the Adult Book Group reconvenes for the New Year. Meet for a fun and friendly talk and refreshments on the fourth Tuesday of every month. The next meeting is January 28 at 7 p.m.to discuss Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep, the true-crime book that Harper Lee worked on in the years after To Kill a Mockingbird. Copies of the novel are available at the front desk.

Collectibles on Display –A traveling exhibit from the Meadowlands Museum showcasing antique toys is currently on display in the library through January. The Meadowlands Museum is a nonprofit charitable organization. For more information about programs and displays at the Meadowlands Museum, please visit https://www.meadowlandsmuseum.com.

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.


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