HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - There’s something for everyone at the Hasbrouck Heights Free Public Library in November. Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise noted. To register, please call (201) 288-0488 or visit http://hasbrouckheightslibrary.org.


30th Annual Lego Night – Show off your architectural talents and come create something special at the annual Lego building event on Friday, November 8 starting at 7 p.m. There will be live entertainment and refreshments. Local celebrities and professional architects will judge the structures. All building must be done on-site, and no instructions or kits are allowed.  Participants should bring their own bricks. For complete rules, visit the Children’s Desk or the library website. 

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Lego Club – Be a part of the Lego craze! Join the Hasbrouck Heights Lego Club on Tuesday, November 5 and 19, starting at 3:30 p.m. for ages 5-12. Legos will be provided.

Pajama Story Time – An exciting evening story time awaits children of all ages. Put on your pajamas and join the gang on Wednesday, November 20, starting at 7:30 p.m.

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

·         Best Books: for students in grades 2-3; meets on the first Friday of the month.

·         Critics’ Choice: for students in grades 4-6; meets on the third Friday of the month.



Teen Readers’ Club – Come join this lively group to discuss a book, eat snacks, play games and make friends. Copies of each month’s book will be available at the front desk. Check out these upcoming dates and titles:

  • Monday, November 4, from 7-8:30 p.m.:  OCD, The Dude and Me by Lauren Roedy Vaughn.
  • Monday, December 9, from 7- 8:30 p.m.: Legend: The Graphic Novel by Marie Lu.

Wednesdays with FRIENDS – Spend Wednesday with FRIENDS! Teens in grades 6 and up, come on out to watch a few episodes of your favorite all time popular television show FRIENDS on screen and off. Refreshments will be served. Upcoming dates are November 6 and 20, from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Teen Advisory Board – Make your voice heard!  Teens meet on the second Thursday of the month to participate in community service projects, learn about volunteer opportunities, discuss teen programming at the library and make suggestions for books to add to the library’s young adult collection. The next meeting is Thursday, November 14, from 4-5 p.m.


For Adults

An Evening with Your Local Author – The Third Annual Author Day Celebration will be held Thursday, November 7 at 7 p.m. Featured will be the readings, stories, music and more of our local self-published and independent authors. Teens to adults are encouraged to attend. Presenters will include members of the local Writers and Authors Group, but the event is open to poets, musicians and anyone with a unique talent who would like to share. To register, contact Elaine Genzano at (201) 288-6653 or by email at elaine.genzano@hasbrouckheights.bccls.org

Monday Afternoons at the Library: Healthy Thanksgiving Eating with a Tasting – The popular “Monday Afternoons at the Library” series of seminars continues on the third Monday of the month from 3-4 p.m. Our guest speaker on Monday, November 18 is Julianne Gallo, a registered dietitian employed by Shop Rite of Lodi who provides free nutritional counseling at the store and makes herself available to the community. She will present an overview of Thanksgiving comfort foods made a little lighter and nutritious. The highlight of the program will be a cooking demo and food tasting for all.

Adult Book Group – Calling all book lovers! Enjoy a fun and friendly talk and refreshments as we discuss a select novel the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. The upcoming meeting on Tuesday, November 26 will discuss Home by Toni Morrison. This is the story of Frank Money, a 24-year-old African-American veteran of the Korean War, and his journey home a year after being discharged from an integrated army into a segregated world. Copies of the book are available at the front desk to pick up.


Upcoming “Must Attend” Family Events

Monday Afternoons at the Library: From Equinox to Solstice: The Seasons and How We Celebrate Them The “Monday Afternoons at the Library” series of seminars presents Jim DelGiudice, photographer and educator, on Monday, December 16 from 3-4 p.m. His lecture will discuss the love of holidays and how the calendar seasons relate to them. A lifelong New Jersey resident, Jim has been honored several times with the NJ Historic Preservation Award.



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