HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The warm weather is finally here.  Choose from the dozen of free activities for the whole family at the Hasbrouck Heights Public Library each week. There are various events, classes, story times and book groups.  Learn technology skills, improve your English, attend a musical performance or a craft program, and much more 

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

 

Children

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Pajama Story Time for All Ages – Attend an evening of stories on Monday,  May 6 & Wednesday, May 15 starting at 7:30 pm. Wearing pajamas is encouraged.

Lego Club – Show off your architectural talents and come build with us. Legos will be provided. Tuesdays, May 7 and 21 starting at 3:30 p.m. for ages 5 to 12.

Mother’s Day Craft & Story Time – Make a heartwarming craft and hear a great story.  Thursday, May 9 at 4:00 p.m. for ages 5 to 12. 

Book Bingo – Join in a game of Book Bingo and win prizes. The meeting is Thursday, May 23 starting at 3:30 p.m. for ages 5 to 12.

Book Clubs for Kids – Join one of the 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 to 3, and meets on the first Friday of each month.
  • Critics’ Choice is for students in grades 4 to 6, and meets on the third Friday of each month.

Teens

Mondays with FRIENDS - Spend Monday afternoons with FRIENDS. Calling all Teens in grades 6 and higher, join in watching a few episodes of your favorite television series, Friends on screen and off. Refreshments will be served. Mondays, May 6 and May 13 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Recycled DIY Club – Learn how to create crafts using every day, recycled material. Held on the first Wednesday of each month. The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 8, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. No registration necessary.

Teen Readers’ Club –  Meeting are 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. On Monday, May 13, from 7 to 8 p.m. the group will discuss Noggin by John Corey Whaley.

Teen Advisory Board – Make your voice heard!  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. Teens will receive volunteer hours for participating. Next meeting is Thursday, May 16 from 4 to 5 pm.

Adults

New Jersey Sales Tax Seminar - On Thursday, May 9 at 1 pm, the Library will host the State of New Jersey’s Taxation University small business workshop in the large meeting room located on the second floor of Borough Hall.  This seminar will teach attendees about taxable products and services, New Jersey Exemption Certificates, collecting New Jersey sales tax, and filing sales and use tax returns.  Registration is required.

Unlock the Mystery of Your Dreams - On Wednesday, May 16 at 7 pm, join RoseMarie Rubinetti Cappiello discuss how to interpret dreams, but also how to use the dream state for purpose and transformation.  RoseMarie is a Medium/Intuitive/Healer who has worked professionally in this capacity since 2000. She is also the author of the book, “Speaking from the Spirit.”  Registration is required.

A “Thousands Books” Trivia Night – The Library is pleased to host a literary trivia night based on James Mustich’s “1,000 Books Before You Die” on Thursday, May 23 at 5 pm in the Large Meeting Room.  Book-savvy teams will be tested on their knowledge in works of literature, genres, sciences and more.  Light refreshments will be served.

Adult Book Club – Join us on Tuesday, May 28 at 7 pm for a discussion of The Rent Collector by Camron Wright.  It’s a story about a family finding hope and redemption in an unlikely place.  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 lecture/music performance which chronicles the lives and achievements of music history’s three greatest music composers. Join us on June 1 as the works of Ludwig van Beethoven 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. 

Conversation Groups for ESL Learners – The Library is offering 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.