Archive | September, 2021

Come to the “Pumpkins & Pages” Library Festival, in Church Square Park on October 2 and meet Romance Author Jennifer Wilck!

29 Sep

This year’s Library Festival, October 2 from 11 AM to 4 PM,  is a community-wide celebration of reading and everyone’s favorite season: Fall!  One of the not to be missed attractions is the local authors tent featuring authors from Hoboken, NJ, and NY including author Jennifer Wilck, who writes contemporary romances.

Wilck’s In the Moment features Cassie Edwards, a former foster child, who bought an old Victorian because it was the one place during childhood that felt like home. Rayne Tucket, a photojournalist, is looking for a distraction when Edwards hires him as a handyman; he is trying to heal from events in Afghanistan. Check it out to see if love can soothe both their hearts!

Waiting for a Miracle is set during Hanukkah; like many of Wilck’s stories it feature Jewish characters in non-religious settings. Can Benjamin, a widowed father and Rachel his daughter’s teacher find love’s bright light; if Benjamin’s mother who is Rachael’s neighbor has her way they certainly will.

Other ebook romances available from Hoopla by Wilck include the Serendipity series: Addicted to Love, Five Minutes to Love, and Learning to Love. Just released this year is A Reckless Heart, the first in her new Scarred Hearts series.

Romance fans will also have the opportunity to meet authors: Miriam Allenson, Victoria Jayne, Carol Van Den Hende

If you enjoy mysteries as well, you can learn more about the mystery writers attending (Jason Pinter, Peggy Ehrhart, Erica Obey, Tim O’Mara ) and their novels in our previous blog post

We haven’t forgotten kids with children’s book authors Timothy Becker, Raakhee Mirchandani, and Patricia Ann Keeler!

Poets Robert Anthony Gibbons, Lynne Shapiro, Carrie Magness Radna, and Danny Shot will be reading their poetry in the tent throughout the day. 

Other HPL Pumpkin and Pages Festival Events include:

Welcome to the Festival, with our new Library Director, Jennie Pu

Monster Story Time, with Jack Silbert  (11 am in the Main Event Tent: For Everyone)

The Mentalist (12 pm in the Main Event Tent: For All Ages)

The Propbox Players (1 pm in the Main Event Tent: For Children & Families)

Keynote Speaker, Author Jason Pinter (2 pm in the Main Event Tent: For Adults)

Raffle Drawing

Kulture Kool International Dance Performance (3 pm: For Everyone)

PLUS, fun activities throughout the day, including:

Arts and Crafts Tent for Children

TeenTent ♦ Caricature Artist  (11 am – 1 pm) ♦ Tarot Card Reading (2 pm – 4 pm)

E-Content and History Tent: Learn all about e books and e resources. Learn all about Hoboken History and what the library has to offer. Stop by and Win A Prize!

Friends of the Library Book Sale: The Friends will be selling gently used books throughout the library fair. Stop by the tent to say hello!

Literacy Tent: Find out about all the great literacy and life-skills programs and services — including ESL classes! — available to you free from your library.

Written by:
Aimee Harris
Head of Information and Digital Services

October 2, Come Meet Four Local Mystery Authors: Jason Pinter, Peggy Ehrhart, Erica Obey, and Tim O’Mara!

22 Sep

October 2 is the library’s 131 birthday and if you are a mystery fan you won’t want to miss the Hoboken Public Library’s Pumpkin and Pages Festival Celebration from 11 am- 4 pm in Church Square Park across from the library.  You can meet the authors in our Local Author Tent in Church Square Park, and they will be presenting booktalks or readings throughout the day! You can borrow their books from BCCLS Libraries!

Jason Pinter
Jason Pinter is the award-winning and bestselling author of eight mystery/thrillers, including  A Stranger at the Door and Hide Away. He also wrote the children’s book Miracle. HE WILL PRESENT A BOOKTALK IN THE LARGE TENT @ 2:00 PM.

Peggy Ehrhart
Peggy Ehrhart is the author of Knitty Gritty Murder, the 7th book in the Knit & Nibble mystery series. She also published two music-themed mysteries with Five Star Books. She is a former English professor with a doctorate in Medieval Literature. BOOKTALK  IN LOCAL AUTHORS TENT @ 11 AM.

Erica Obey
Erica Obey is the author of Dazzlepaint as well as four other historical and paranormal novels set in Hudson Valley, including the award-winning The Curse of the Braddock Brides. She is also working on a contemporary cozy series featuring a Hudson Valley librarian and her AI sidekick. BOOKTALK IN LOCAL AUTHORS TENT @ 3 PM.

Tim O’Mara
Tim O’Mara is the author of five ex-NYPD cop turned schoolteacher Raymond Donne novels, including The Hook, Nasty Cutter and  Dead Red.  He also edited Down to the River, a collection of river-based crime stories. BOOKTALK  IN LOCAL AUTHORS TENT @ 12:30 PM.

Also featured in the local author tent will be romance authors: Miriam Allenson, Victoria Jayne, Carol Van Den Hende, and Jennifer Wilck.   

Robert Anthony Gibbons, Lynne Shapiro, Carrie Magness Radna, and Danny Shot are local poets who will be reading their poetry. 

And we will have Children’s Authors Timothy Becker, Raakhee Mirchandani, and Patricia Ann Keeler joining us! 

Written by:
Ethan Gavin and Aimee Harris
Information and Digital Services Librarians

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