HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- The Hasbrouck Heights Library offer a wealth of activities for the whole family as the cool weather keeps everyone indoors.  Be surprised to see and learn what new opportunities await inside.  

Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise noted. To register, call (201) 288-0488 or visit online at https://www.hasbrouckheightslibrary.org

Children

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Lego Club – Join the Hasbrouck Heights Lego Club!  Show off your architectural talents and come create with us. Legos will be provided. Tuesdays, February 12 & 26 starting at 3:30 p.m. for ages 5-12.

Valentine Craft & Story Time – Join us, along with the Jr. Women’s Club of Hasbrouck Heights, for a heartwarming craft and story time!  Wednesday, February 13 at 3:30 p.m. for ages 5-12.  We will be reading some great books and making a craft to take home.

Movies at the Library! - School's out fun, join us for some afternoon movies starting at 1:00 p.m. on February 19 and 21 for children in grades K-6.  Refreshments will be served.

Book Bingo – Join us and win prizes! We will be meeting on Thursday, February 28 starting at 3:30 p.m. for ages 5-12.

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

  1. Best Books is for students in grades 2-3, and meets on the first Friday of each month.
  2. Critics’ Choice is for students in grades 4-6, and meets on the third Friday of each month.

 

Teens

Teen Readers’ Club – We 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.  Next meetup will be on February 11 from 7 to 8 p.m. We will discuss Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan.

Anti-Valentine's Day Party – Hey Teens: Do you hate hearts and flowers? Do you think Cupid is stupid? If you don't fall for this overrated holiday, then you're in luck. Join us on Thursday, February 14 at 3:30 p.m. We will be making Black duct tape roses to give a black rose to someone you don't love while we watch funny Valentine episodes featuring some Friends who show that laughter is the best medicine.

Teen Movie at the Library - Join us for an evening movie on February 25 at 7 p.m. for teens in 6th grade and up.  Pizza will be served, so please RSVP by 2/17.

Crossed Generational Winter Craft Event – Here’s a craft event for both teens and adults.  Join us in making Felt Succulents on Wednesday, February 20 starting at 3 to 4:30 pm. Learn to create your own indoor plant that will never die!  They will brighten those winter days with color.  Registration required.

Teen Advisory Board – Make your voice heard!  We 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. You will get volunteer hours for the meeting!  Next meeting is Thursday, February 21 from 4-5 p.m.

 

Adults

An Expedition through a Thousand Books: An Evening with James Mustich –   Thursday evening, February 21 at 5 p.m. is part of the exploring 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die.  The author, James Mustich will discuss his process in choosing what books would be included and how they are considered “life-changing.”  Mustich has spent over forty years dedicated to the written word.  His start came as a small shop bookseller in New York and eventually became a co-founder of the book catalog, A Common Reader which he guided and grew to high acclaim. Throughout 2019, the Library will be exploring the journey and adventure into reading using his book as the guide.

Lower Manhattan Lecture – As part of the Monday Afternoons at the Library Series, join us on February 25 starting at 3 p.m., our guest speaker will be Marty Schneit, a professor, historian, and a licensed NYC tour guide who will present a program that covers over 400 years of New York City history of Lower Manhattan.  He will explore the neighborhood where New York began!  Prof. Schneit will also touch upon the architecture, people and events that power Wall Street, Trinity Church, Federal Hall, the New York Stock Exchange, sites associated with 18th century slave uprisings, Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, and JP Morgan. 

Adult Book Club – Join us on Tuesday, February 26 at 7 pm for a discussion about The Book Thief written by Markus Zusak.  A story of a young German girl who’s book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.  Copies of this book are available at the Front Desk for pickup.

 

New Arrival

Mobile Hotspot for Lending – A new, free service that allows Hasbrouck Heights library cardholders (age 18 and older) in good standing to check out a hotspot device and connect to the internet from almost anywhere!  A hotspot is a small device you can use to connect a wireless-enabled device, such as a laptop, smartphone or tablet, to the internet. Hotspots are portable, so you can connect up to 10 devices at one time to the internet almost anywhere you are, like at home, on vacation or at the park. The hotspot device works in any area covered by the Sprint 4G LTE network.  Hotspots may be taken out for two weeks and are renewable.   Stop by and ask for details.

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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