HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ --  The Hasbrouck Heights Public Library will join libraries nationwide in celebrating the many ways that libraries build strong communities by providing critical resources, programs and expertise.  Come and celebrate National Library Week from April 8 through 13 and take advantage of all the programs they have to offer.

A special raffle drawing for the whole family will take place during this week.  For every item that is borrowed, cardholders will get an opportunity to enter their name in a drawing for various prizes.   Winners will be chosen on Saturday, April 13.  Here’s your chance to look for a great read, a movie to watch or listen to a good book.  You just might fall in love with a new author, revisit a timeless classic, or enjoy an action packed film that gets your adrenaline moving.  

Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise noted. To register, call (201) 288-0488 or visit our new website at http://hasbrouckheights.bccls.org

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Children

Pajama Story Time – Stop in for evening story time. Wearing pajamas is encouraged.  Meetings are Monday, April 1 and Wednesday, April 17 starting at 7:30 p.m. for all ages.

Origami Bookmark Craft – Kick off National Library Week with making origami bookmarks on Monday, April 8 at 3:30 p.m. for all ages.

LEGO Club – Show off your architectural talents.  LEGOs will be provided. Tuesdays, April 9 and 23 starting at 3:30 p.m. for ages 5 to 12.

Easter Craft & Story Time – Join the Junior Women’s Club of Hasbrouck Heights, for a craft and story time.  Wednesday, April 10 at 4:00 p.m. for ages 5 to 12.  They will be reading some great books and making a craft to take home.

Movies at the Library - School's out fun, so stop in for some afternoon movies. Starting at 1:30 p.m. on April 16 and 18 for children in grades Kindergarten to sixth.  Refreshments will be served.

Book Bingo – Play a game of Book Bingo and win prizes on Thursday, April 25 starting at 3:30 p.m. for ages five to 12.

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 second and third grades and meets on the first Friday of each month.
  • Critics’ Choice is for students in grades fourth through sixth, and meets on the third Friday of each month.

 

Teens

Recycled DIY Club – Learn how to create crafts using every day, recycled material. Club will be held on the first Wednesday of each month. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 3, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. No registration necessary.

Spring Craft Event for Teens & Adults – Create your own indoor plants that will never die. They will brighten those early spring days with color.  Succulents made out of felt and placed in clay pots for display. The results are amazing.   The event is Wednesday, April 17 starting 3:00 till 4:30 p.m.  Registration is required.

Teen Readers’ Club – Book lovers meet on the second Monday 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. The next meet up will be Monday, April 15 from 7 to 8 p.m. We will discuss The Runaways by Brain K. Vaughn.

Teen Advisory Board – Make your voice heard.  They meet 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. Volunteer hours are awarded for the meeting. The next meeting is Thursday, April 18, from 4 to 5 pm.

Adults

“Gotcha!  Snapshots that Made History” – As part of the “Monday Afternoons @ the Library” series, join us on April 15 starting at 3 p.m., for guest speaker is Jim DelGiudice.  He will present a lecture discussing accidentally historic photographs that became the icons by which we remember great events.  His mission statement is “To teach, as Cicero taught, with words that delight; and with images, bring history to life”.  DelGiudice is a lifetime New Jersey resident who has documented the New Jersey scene.  He has served as primary photographer for two books, has lectured at the university level and has won the NJ Historic Preservation Award several times.

Conversation Groups for ESL Learners – The Library is planning to offer conversation groups for anyone interested in improving their English language skills.  These groups are designed to give adult English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) learners more practice in speaking English in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.   If you are interested in devoting an hour or two each week to improving your skills, please contact the Library for more information and meeting dates.

Adult Book Club – Join in on Tuesday, April 23 at 7 pm for a discussion about The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.  The story of a woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own past.  Copies of this book are available at the Front Desk for pickup.

 “1,000 Books Before Your Die” Movie & Discussion Series -- On Thursday, April 25 at 3:30 pm, come spend an evening of discovery and conversation and watch a movie based on the novel “Life of Pi”, which is one of the thousand books listed in James Mustich’s “1,000 Books Before You Die.” Afterwards, we’ll discuss how the book and the movie differ and what aspects of this novel make it worthy to be read at least once in your life.  Copies of this book are available at the Front Desk for pickup.

Greatest Composers Classical Music Series – Library is pleased to continue the Saturday classical music performance/lecture which chronicles the lives and achievements of music history’s three greatest music composers. Join us on April 27 as the works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be discussed.  This program will take place in the Hasbrouck Heights Senior Center located at 320 Boulevard starting at 2 pm.  This concert series in memory of Tony Gulino, who volunteered and dedicated much of his time to help the Library and its patrons through many efforts including teaching ESL students, managing fund raisers, especially book sales, and many other thoughtful and kind acts. He was a lover of classical music. It is through the generosity of his niece, Nina Principe, and her desire to honor him, that the Library is able to provide this programming. 

The Free Public Library of Hasbrouck Heights is located at 320 Boulevard in Hasbrouck Heights, on the second floor of the municipal building. The programs and services are offered to everyone, regardless of residence. In addition to books, magazines, DVDs, Blu-Rays, newspapers audiobooks and eResources, 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 Youth Services Department, (201) 288-6653 for Adult Services, or visit online at— hasbrouckheightslibrary.org

 

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